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chay´s head

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« Reply #40 on: 01-25-2004 00:23 »
« Last Edit on: 01-25-2004 00:23 »

my friends are pretty much sick of it, i talk about it too much same goes for parents, they like it, its just i quote it tooooo much

EDIT: TOTPD  big grin
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #41 on: 01-25-2004 21:26 »

My friends and family think i'm crazy. 
Snoo-snoo

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« Reply #42 on: 01-26-2004 06:21 »

I got into Futurama because my brother insisted. I really hate to admit it, but I used to be a non-believer (I used to not watch it because I believed it wasn't going to be as good as the simpsons).

I am now happily obsessed with Futurama and try to force my parents to watch it, but it's just not working. My parents can barely work the remote, so I guess I can't expect them to get the jokes. My brother is reall far away, so sadly, I always have to watch Futurama alone...
Impossible

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« Reply #43 on: 01-26-2004 07:29 »

My dad doesn't really know I like it, I think my mum is sick of me liking it! My sister says its crap, but she did used to watch it with me. Some of my friends like it to, and at the moment I'm lending my friend the DVDs as she's just found Futurama  smile
alenacat
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« Reply #44 on: 01-26-2004 11:32 »

My brother and mum like it. My dad doesn't like anything else but footie, betting, betting on fo**tb*ll and money. My mother is more obsessed with Harry Potter and the Simpsons and it's been a tradition in my family to watch the Simpsons every day for years so I could have picked a worse obsession
Thoth

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« Reply #45 on: 01-26-2004 11:47 »

I reacently intruduced it to my sisters of 29 and 30 and they both adore it, i showed SP3K to the youngest of the two and ended up showing her Season1...
The otherone saw the light this christmas when she saw both X-Mas eps, AWITM and Parasites Lost.
Neither of them had eaver really heard of the show before, thanks to TV4s dumb air time and NO advertising at all since the show premierd overhere...
What is it with this show and networks!!!??
My parents on the other hand...to old and not their humor, they like stuff like "'allo 'allo"..
NoAPOlogies

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« Reply #46 on: 01-27-2004 00:48 »

I got my roommate addicted to it, and i'm pretty proud of that.
HawkingHole4001

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« Reply #47 on: 01-28-2004 02:08 »

Mom doesn't like Futurama.
Dad thinks it's OK
Brother... he's 4.
Most of my friends watch Futurama, and my friend has S1 on DVD.
FilthyCrab

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« Reply #48 on: 01-28-2004 12:17 »

My wife thinks it's funny and enjoys it, but she wouldn't go running around looking for it.

My two kids are almost as obsessed as I am (the psych bills they are going to run up should be pretty astronomical).

My good friends all enjoy it, though they are not as obsessed as me.

I've got my sister and her household hooked on the show as well.

My dogs seem rather indifferent to the show - mostly they just want their bellies scratched while the show is on.  Stupid dogs.
[-mArc-]

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« Reply #49 on: 01-28-2004 13:28 »
« Last Edit on: 01-28-2004 13:28 »

My parents watched it with me a bit but my insistance on watching it in English probably didn't help. My brother likes it quite well but not fanatically and my wife isn't my wife yet   tongue

If I get a wife, she'll like Futurama though
benderette

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« Reply #50 on: 01-29-2004 01:24 »

Hubby loves it, kids love it and only the well informed friends love it. My friend let us borrow S1, S2 & S3 on DVD so we're becoming quite well versed. It is disturbing though when my 3 year old boy walks around telling everyone to bite his shiny metal ass.
woopsie daisy!

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« Reply #51 on: 01-29-2004 06:00 »

My mum and dad both think it's pretty funny and will sit and watch it with me, my broter really likes it, and i have gotten my friends so obsessed, they can understand almost all my quotes! (and that's quite a feat!)
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #52 on: 01-29-2004 10:14 »

My brother likes it very much... but the entire rest of my family thinks that all cartoons without exception (any animated thing) are only for babyes and 6 years old kids as maximun.
Zeep

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« Reply #53 on: 01-29-2004 12:30 »

my brother likes it, but my parents are kind of iffy. they think it's amusing, but not much more than this.
a lot of my friends like futurama, but they're more annoyed by it because that's like all i talk about.
Goldfish

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« Reply #54 on: 01-29-2004 14:46 »

My parents think it's good but don't often watch it, my dad's favourite episode being 'Fry and the Slurm Factory' and my mum's being 'Jurassic Bark'
kerryn

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« Reply #55 on: 03-21-2004 07:56 »

Well I live in Australia, and for some reason we get Futurama at 11.30pm on Mondays. Weird time... and now we don't get it at all. So my brother, who is as obsessed with Futurama as I am bought the DVDs (what a lovely guy.. now I can watch them without forking out all that money). Anyway, because of the suckful timeslot hardly any of my friends even know about it, so they're really missing out.

My Mum just doesn't get it. She refuses to watch The Simpsons... she describes it as "crude".. and therefore Futurama must be equally as bad. I thought it was just cos she was older, but most of the writers and creators are my mum's age.. so maybe its just not her type of humour.

Also, our youngest brother loves it, but when me and my older brother watch it with him he just doesn't seem to get a lot of the more subtle jokes (also a problem for him when he's watching the simpsons). I'll put that down to his age though (he's 13), cos a lot of those jokes are very history related (lots of references to the 80s and presidents), and he has a lot of trouble getting the jokes that involve a lot of celebrities that he may be too young to have heard of. I'm not sure what age group the show is aimed at, but the only people in my family who really find the whole thing funny are in our 20s.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #56 on: 03-21-2004 22:22 »

Being that my sister is devoid of all taste, I just assume she doesn't like it. My dad will watch it when I am but he never says anything. And my mom has said "That woman only has one eye!". She's a strange one.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #57 on: 03-21-2004 23:02 »

Brother(21) loves it, sisters (13+14) love it. My Mum doesn't mind it (she said she likes Leela), and I did my best to convert her (SP3K, LLLIS, AWITM, PL, the works, baby!) but it's a lost cause really. My Dad hates all American TV (and American everything really... give him a break, he's a Vietnam conscript who's unit was shelled by stoned U.S. artillery...)

I'm the most obsessed though... I registered here!
Maltho

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« Reply #58 on: 03-21-2004 23:29 »

My sisters think I'm obsessive, my mom doesn't mind and my dad can't even pronounce it. (futurAMa) like it rhymes with...um...ka blam a?
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #59 on: 03-22-2004 00:17 »
« Last Edit on: 03-22-2004 00:17 »

10 year old sister hates it ,7 year old sister likes it.
Mom thinks it's ok.Dad thinks it' funny (cracks up every time Nxon shows up.)
My best friend likes it (let him borrow first season,then he got hooked)
Other friend lives a street over,comes and watches it.
Toni's favorite is The Cyber House Rules(likes an episode staring Leela)
dad's favorite is Roswel that Ends Well
Best Freinds favorite is Space Piolit 3000
Neobior friend's favorite is A Tale of Two Santas.
Morbo_01

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« Reply #60 on: 03-22-2004 02:36 »

Me brother and sister love it, but think i watch too much of it, and me mum and dad don't understand it.
Blackadder11

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« Reply #61 on: 03-22-2004 02:55 »
« Last Edit on: 03-22-2004 02:55 »

All of my friends think it is funnier than the Simpsons, especially the more recent episodes, and we often watch a lot of episodes thanks to my DVDs. My mom thinks all of the characters are too mean to each other, and there is too much cussing and violence. My dad (who thinks Cops is one of the greatest shows ever and Rush Limbaugh is the most honest man in the media today) hates it and believes it is too liberal.
Hedonism Bot

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« Reply #62 on: 03-22-2004 04:26 »

My mother hated Zoidberg when she first watched it, so she instantly dismissed Futurama as something not worth watching. My sister automatically dismissed it, probably because she doesn't get the subtle humour, but possibly because she just doesn't want me watching it when she could be watching some crappy reality show (yes, she is that petty). I've never asked my dad, but as he hasn't seen enough episodes to provide stimulating conversation, I never bothered asking him. It wouldn't make any difference if he did like it; the combined nagging force of my sister and mother, along with the fact that Futurama is only ever on when we're eating up at the table, more than defeats any hope that I have of ever watching Futurama as a family.

I managed to get my girlfriend to watch Futurama with me, though - she now is a fan, but I only have seasons 1 and 4 on DVD, so her experience is limited. I don't want to show her any of the episodes that mention Leela's parents, as I want her to see the other episodes first.
Coilette

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« Reply #63 on: 03-22-2004 05:24 »

My family all like Futurama, in fact my 2 Brothers, my mum and I all sat and watched Futurama last night. My dad isn't to keen thinking about it....

I have converted a few friends too.
M0le

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« Reply #64 on: 03-22-2004 06:06 »

Good Glavin!
Frank Horrigan

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« Reply #65 on: 03-22-2004 06:21 »

My brother loves it. My sisters watches it whenever it's on. My parents don't care much about it except that the opening theme song which drives them nuts.
nerdlingus

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« Reply #66 on: 03-22-2004 06:29 »

My brother likes it as much as me.
My mum and dad have there own shows though and dont really get the jokes as much although my dad has been known to chuckle when he does catch an episode.
My mates like but I think they're bored of it now, especially after the amount of times I've played them while they were round!
Frank Horrigan

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« Reply #67 on: 03-22-2004 07:27 »

 
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Originally posted by nerdlingus:

My mum and dad have there own shows though and dont really get the jokes as much although my dad has been known to chuckle when he does catch an episode.
My mates like but I think they're bored of it now, especially after the amount of times I've played them while they were round!

Second.

I would also like to add that my friends mostly like show because of the jokes which makes them get bored with it pretty quick.

KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #68 on: 03-22-2004 09:28 »

My younger sister and I love the show.  It's one of the very few things we have in common.  My parents hate it because they think we're obsessed with it. 
boxie

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« Reply #69 on: 03-22-2004 12:19 »

My mother neither likes nor dislikes it. It annoys me how she can be so blase about things sometimes. Anyway, she laughed at one bit the other day and it made me glad; my mum is cool after all.

It was the bit where Bender writes a message with rocks in Obsoletely Fabulous.

I'm now thinking I could condition her into watching a full episode...

I've already polluted my younger sisters mind, I got her interested when she was four. She is now six and I am beginning to wish I hadn't bothered 'cos she's continually pestering me to put it on for her.
Levitate_Me

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« Reply #70 on: 03-22-2004 12:38 »
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I got my brother and father to love it. My Brother's band even got their name from an episode or well inspired from something in an episode. Me and my brother were watching "Insane in the Mainframe" and after Bender and Fry are senenced to go to the robot aslyum, and they stamp "Defective Electronics" on Fry's head, my brother's band just shortened it to "Defective Electric".

My Dad came home from work one day and saw me watching my Futurama DVD's and he sat down and watched like 5 or 6 with me and then he said "this is really funny, your right they never should have canceled this, damn fox."  My Dad likes futurama and hates Fox, so he is coming along nicely
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #71 on: 03-22-2004 13:23 »

Also,my grandma thinks its funny,my uncle thinks it brithy good,but lkes the Simpsns better.
Y_L_B

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« Reply #72 on: 03-22-2004 15:50 »
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My sister thinks it's funny, but really innappropriate. She's scared of Amy. Don't ask me why. And because of her annoyingly short attention span, she's only watched three episodes all the way through.

My mom hasn't seen it at all. She lets me buy merchandise and stuff, which is cool, and she's glad I've found something that "isn't as geeky" as other stuff I do. (What little she knows...)

My cousins made the mistake of watching it with me while "Spanish Fry" was on. It goes without saying, they made me turn it off about six minutes into the ep. I told them that they should give it another chance, but they won't.

My best friend likes it. She hasn't seen it as many times as I have, but she's a fan.

My other friends don't watch it because they don't think its funny. Poor, poor fools.

My dad loves it. He owns all of the DVD's, which is saying a lot, because we live in Region 1. He bought a Region 2 player just so that he could play them.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #73 on: 03-22-2004 15:56 »

I can't believe I'm finding so many people without friends who like Futurama! What kind of sick and twisted losers are you guys hanging out with? My friends were actually into this before I was. They didn't get me into it, I just kind of thought "Hey, this is cool" on my own.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #74 on: 03-22-2004 22:08 »

My dad digs some of the episodes, most specifically Where no fan has gone b4 and Roswell that ends well b/c he's into the Sci-fi aspect of it. My mom enjoys watching an episode every once in a while but she's more into Family Guy. But the real fans in my family are me ans my sister. WE RISE EVERY EPISODE FOR THE FUTURAMA ANTHEM!
shoopbender
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« Reply #75 on: 03-23-2004 00:52 »

yeah! sacrifices must be made!
Ranadok

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« Reply #76 on: 03-23-2004 01:05 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
I can't believe I'm finding so many people without friends who like Futurama! What kind of sick and twisted losers are you guys hanging out with? My friends were actually into this before I was. They didn't get me into it, I just kind of thought "Hey, this is cool" on my own.

My friends knew about Futurama before I did, and were mild fans. One of them has the season 1 DVD, and they know enough about it to have a conversation. I'm the only one who is a "loyal fan", though.

Rover

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« Reply #77 on: 03-23-2004 19:36 »

I'm still trying to convert one of my friends, but it's so hard because she's always busy, or just forgets. Therefore, I'm constantly reminding her. So annoying, but I can dig it. One of my other friends had been watching it since it first aired, as did I, but we never actually talked about it until last June. Very strange, considering we talk about almost every other show that we like.
Digital Dragon

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« Reply #78 on: 03-23-2004 19:51 »

My brother is almost as obsessed with Futurama as I am, my sister likes it but doesn’t think it’s as good as the Simpsons. My dad’s occasionally seen bits of it and he makes fun of it but I can tell he likes it really, my mum’s never watched it and of the two of my friends who watch it one is a pretty big fan but really only gets the more base humour and the other likes it but watches it mainly because it’s on after Southpark.
ooy

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« Reply #79 on: 03-24-2004 04:17 »

my sister really likes the xmas elves song, so i've 'aquiered[sp?]' off the net
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