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Mr. Potter

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« on: 01-05-2004 14:37 »

The Annie Awards nominations were announced today and Futurama got nominated for "Best Music in an Animated Television Production" and for "Best Writing in an Animated Television Production"

Here are the rest of the nominees
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #1 on: 01-05-2004 14:47 »

I hope Paddy Verrone wins for The Sting. Keeler's got a 2/5 chance of winning the music category since he's nominated for a Simpsons award also, so I'm not quite so fussed about that. Still, good luck to him.  smile
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #2 on: 01-05-2004 18:40 »

All Right! Go Ken Keeler! Go Ken Keeler! "The Devil's Hands..." music is the best! It better win!
Xmpel

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« Reply #3 on: 01-06-2004 08:47 »

It can't cmpete with a Gay-episode of The Simpsons. I don't think anything will.

I don't even think they will bother atching the tapes.
Teral

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« Reply #4 on: 01-06-2004 12:27 »

It'll be a crime against humanity if Ken Keeler doesn't win the Best Writing award.

True I know nothing about the Justice League and Captain Sturdy, but the Simpsons entry doesn't compare to The Sting, and KOTH sucks per definition.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #5 on: 01-06-2004 12:28 »

Even though I don't think "The Sting" is phenomenal, it's still better than the rest of those nominees. Go Verrone! And Keeler too! "Devil's Hands" kicks ass!
futuramamama

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« Reply #6 on: 01-06-2004 12:31 »

What the hell is the Annie awards?
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #7 on: 01-06-2004 12:52 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
It'll be a crime against humanity if Ken Keeler doesn't win the Best Writing award.

 Well then that crime has already been committed. It's Verrone who's up for the Best Writing, not Keeler!  roll eyes
Teral

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« Reply #8 on: 01-06-2004 13:02 »
« Last Edit on: 01-06-2004 13:02 »

Those bastards!

My point remains valid...
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #9 on: 01-06-2004 13:18 »

If "Three Gays" beats Futurama again, I might get violent.  It just wasn't that good.
futuramamama

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« Reply #10 on: 01-06-2004 13:19 »

What is it with America and shows about gay people? Get over it already!
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #11 on: 01-06-2004 13:26 »

They love Graham Norton, y'know...  wink
futuramamama

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« Reply #12 on: 01-06-2004 13:41 »

Well, he used to be funny.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #13 on: 01-06-2004 13:52 »

When he was on once a week, sure. But on becoming a weekday affair, it became most apparent that hearing the same joke over and over again every evening was a much less appealing prospect.

 Anyways, speaking of not Graham Norton...  tongue
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #14 on: 01-06-2004 17:29 »

two excellent choices for each category, really hope the sting takes the prize- it deserves it  smile
luvnpeese

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« Reply #15 on: 01-06-2004 18:25 »

Is this thing on TV?

Anyways, The Sting is my all-time favorite episode, and it better kick some ass in its category.
Rover

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« Reply #16 on: 01-06-2004 22:43 »

Damn straight!

Anyways, I did love TDHAIP, and I hope it kicks ass as well.
Davey

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« Reply #17 on: 01-07-2004 12:41 »

If they win hem both theres a bigger chance of it coming back on air. 'cos' its so damn popular!
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #18 on: 01-07-2004 13:15 »

 
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Originally posted by Davey:
If they win hem both theres a bigger chance of it coming back on air. 'cos' its so damn popular!

I seriously doubt that.

leelaholic

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« Reply #19 on: 01-08-2004 16:15 »

Geez. I'm sorry but Futurama is at a huuuuuuge disadvantage. Granted, "Everybody hates Flanders" wasn't phenominal, but the Devil's Hands music was downright annoying. The Sting is a good episode, but it has the disadvantage of being a shippy story. I like it overall but some of the scenes are just..... ugh. I haven't seen anything so puke-enducingly, nail-bitingly, toe-clenchingly shippy since...... well, ever. I honestly liked "Three Gays" better, but ignore me. It's probably just because The Simpsons is my personal preferance over Futurama. It really depends which show is more empathetic towards you and, in my case, that would be The Simpsons. Just my opinion. I honestly don't know who to root for.
Chump

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« Reply #20 on: 01-08-2004 16:31 »

The Sting could win. That Simpsons episode was sub par. The Weird Al thing was just tossed in so half assed...
DotheBartman

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« Reply #21 on: 01-08-2004 19:28 »

The Simpsons might have the edge (with voters I mean) just for being The Simpsons, but I think Futurama has a shot.  Although I thought "Three Gays of the Condo" was actually a very good episode, "The Sting" is definetely my preference.  In the case of the music, it might also be a matter of taste but I think people may react well to "Devil's Hands"' music; most people I've talked to really liked it, and I thought it was absolutely brilliant.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #22 on: 01-08-2004 19:47 »

the duck dodgers song which I haven't seen, since i presume it hasn't been shown in england.
but it seems to be written by 2 members of 'The flaming lips' which is a band i quite like
User_names_suck
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« Reply #23 on: 01-10-2004 07:48 »

The sting could be seen as not so clever because the twist is jusr that its all been a dream.
Sil

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« Reply #24 on: 01-10-2004 08:07 »

 
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Originally posted by leelaholic:
The Devil's Hands music was downright annoying.

Sacrilege!!!!

It's so good! I'd direct you to my rant in the Fall Madness, but seeing as its no longer there, that could be a problem. Anyway, just please believe me that it was a very, very good reason - as to why Devil's Hands will win!

This.. is my timey-wimey detector. Goes 'ding' when there's stuff. Also, it can boil eggs at thirty paces. Whether you want it to or not, actually, so I've learned to steer clear of hens. It's not pretty when they blow.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #25 on: 01-10-2004 08:31 »

 
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Originally posted by leelaholic:
Geez. I'm sorry but Futurama is at a huuuuuuge disadvantage. Granted, "Everybody hates Flanders" wasn't phenominal, but the Devil's Hands music was downright annoying. The Sting is a good episode, but it has the disadvantage of being a shippy story. I like it overall but some of the scenes are just..... ugh. I haven't seen anything so puke-enducingly, nail-bitingly, toe-clenchingly shippy since...... well, ever. I honestly liked "Three Gays" better, but ignore me. It's probably just because The Simpsons is my personal preferance over Futurama. It really depends which show is more empathetic towards you and, in my case, that would be The Simpsons. Just my opinion. I honestly don't know who to root for.

 Well your opinions don't actually have any relevance when it comes to whether Futurama is or isn't at a disadvantage, since you're not an Annie judge of any kind. Granted, you hate The Devils Hands music and The Sting made you want to puke in parts, but that doesn't mean everyone else sees it from that perspective.

 
Sil

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« Reply #26 on: 01-10-2004 09:53 »

You're up against it - The Sting and Devil's Hands are some of the best loved episodes. And much as judging never seems to make any sense, probably the judges are going to agree.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #27 on: 01-10-2004 10:03 »
« Last Edit on: 01-10-2004 10:03 »

Well the sting was ruined by being too shippy at times but good none the less.
if patric verrone had kept the orignial idea
that
then I think there would probably be no question that it would deserve to win for its creativity,
although it might not have worked written like that.But it probably would
Sil

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« Reply #28 on: 01-10-2004 10:09 »

The argument they come up with in the commentary is a perfectly valid one though.  It wouldn't have been (as) funny, and it would have been so peculiar that it would probably have made it difficult to engage with the story.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #29 on: 01-10-2004 14:24 »

Yes I know but I'd really like to have seen the orignial script
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #30 on: 01-11-2004 18:41 »

dr. z really shines in the sting. singin about his lack of cash and female aquantances. its fine the way it is, shipperific indeed. tho it might have been more hilarious if zapp was plaguing leelas dreams, lots of velour, lots of sensual cigarettes.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #31 on: 02-08-2004 13:12 »
« Last Edit on: 02-09-2004 00:00 »

Well, Futurama lost in both categories.  Ken Keeler beat himself (and "Devil's Hands" ) for a song he wrote for The Simpsons.  And "The Sting" was beaten by... "Three Gays of the Condo."  There's just no excuse for that.  I saw "Three Gays" and it just wasn't good.  I don't know why it's so popular.  It even had the old stereotype that gays will go after heterosexuals (but I guess they just wanted the 'edgy' scene of Homer kissing another man).  And yes, I know it was really about Homer and Marge's relationship, but that part wasn't any good either: they have the same relationship troubles they always have, then get back together.  Are they awarding The Simpsons just because it's The Simpsons?  Yeah, I know it's all opinion, but I'm still disappointed.

(But on the bright side, I finally have an event for 7 February for my calendar.)
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #32 on: 02-08-2004 14:23 »

Well that royally sucks.  no no
Teral

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« Reply #33 on: 02-08-2004 14:36 »

Call me disappointed too. I can accept that Keeler lost to, well, himself, but picking "Three Gays On The Condo" over "The Sting" (and keeping in mind it already beat "Jurrasic Bark" in the Emmy's) doesn't sit right with me. I've seen "Three Gays..." and it's a decent episode and nothing more. Certainly not living up to the hype it's getting.

But somehow I'm not surprised either... just very disappointed.
Rover

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« Reply #34 on: 02-08-2004 15:05 »

I doubt any of us are surprised, but how long will Futurama have to play second fiddle to The Simpsons?
Xmpel

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« Reply #35 on: 02-08-2004 15:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Xmpel:
It can't compete with a Gay-episode of The Simpsons. I don't think anything will.

To quote myself.
I've actually downloaded that episode of the Simpsons and I didn't think it was that great. Not compared to The Sting.

Well well. I'm not suprised.

Bong - The only thing wasted is you.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #36 on: 02-08-2004 16:27 »

[Sideshow Mel] I'd like to hear from leelaholic! [/SM]
PCC Fred

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« Reply #37 on: 02-08-2004 17:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Rover:
I doubt any of us are surprised, but how long will Futurama have to play second fiddle to The Simpsons?

Somehow I think that's no longer an issue.  frown
DotheBartman

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« Reply #38 on: 02-08-2004 17:45 »

While I wish people would stop beating up on what I thought was a fine Simpsons episode, I'm definetely disapointed here.  The Sting should've won.

Maybe I shouldn't be, but I'm actually a little suprised about the Simpsons music win.  It was a good song (Ken Keeler wrote for it after all), but the opera in "Devil's Hands" was just so inventive and brilliant.  Does make me feel that The Simpsons probably just wins because its The Simpsons, even if what it won for this time would otherwise be fairly deserving.
Anarchist

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« Reply #39 on: 02-08-2004 17:59 »

Anyone who still has faith in award shows by this point deserves to get slapped with an oversized lead glove. Come on, people, these are AWARD SHOWS we're talking about. I couldn't care less about whether Futurama wins these things or not. It's completely meaningless.
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