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Zeep

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« on: 02-03-2004 11:07 »
« Last Edit on: 02-03-2004 11:07 »

What so you think of that commercial that cartoon network made for futurama?
personally, i think it's stupid. i mean, the commercial for family guy shows a fight scene. there are all of about 2 fight scenes in family guy. there are a few more, but still not a lot of fight scenes in futurama.
the commercial for futurama shows a lot of sex, basically. but there's actually very few actual scenes involving sex (AOI1, WMIBACIL), and only a handful of sex-related jokes. family guy has TONS of sex jokes.
what was CN thinking when they made these commercials?

E the B

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« Reply #1 on: 02-03-2004 11:23 »

I'd agree that it was a somewhat sketchy commercial, but I still found it amusing. Content aside, I though that it was pretty well put together graphically. And it could interest someone who hasn't see the show before. Plus, ok commercials are better then no commercials at all right?
Teral

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« Reply #2 on: 02-03-2004 11:28 »

It's a golden rule in showbiz that the content of comercials/trailers/previews have no connection whatsoever with the actual plot of the show/episode. You should see some of the previews for Star Trek a few years back.

At any rate, it's great that CN even care enough to promote the show. And remember sex sells.  wink
Nixorbo

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« Reply #3 on: 02-03-2004 12:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Zeep:
there's actually very few actual scenes involving sex (AOI1, WMIBACIL)

Put Your Head on My Shoulder: "One thing led to another."  "And then it led there again when we got back home."
Amazon Women in the Mood: 'Nuff said.
Spanish Fry: 'Nuff said.
Love's Labor Lost in Space "I have made it with a woman.  Inform the men."
Brannigan, Begin Again: "...Service you sexually..." Also the pimping out Kif part.
The Series Has Landed: "Next year in Jerusalem!"
Hell is Other Robots: The Power Strip.
A Flight to Remember: The Titanic jokes between Bender and the Countess.
Lesser of Two Evils: "Feast your eyes . . . on THIS![/b]
A Bicyclops Built for Two: "Well, thanks to the internet, I'm now bored with sex."  "You're a man, I'm a woman."
How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back: "Yeah!  She fraternized me!"
The Deep South: "...With the fish on top and the woman on bottom?"
Mother's Day: "Her . . . bra"
Parasites Lost: Leela's little number at the end of the episode.


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canned eggs

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« Reply #4 on: 02-03-2004 14:42 »

I actually really dig this ad.  I was gonna start a thread about it when I first saw it, but I'd been drinking, and that would violate my rule to never ever do anything when I've been drinking...

Anyway, I thought it was immensely clever to use the old '50's horror movie teaser format, and I thought it was funny.  I mean, they're not so much trying to use sex to sell the show, as make fun of the practice of using sex to sell TV shows. 

What do all the titles say?  I can't remember them anymore.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #5 on: 02-03-2004 15:32 »

It's kinda like FOX making promos, but much worse, as they choose the worst jokes for their Simpsons promos. (IE: "I, D'oh!bot" with the spring-activated first aid kit. NOT FUNNY.)
Bushmeister

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« Reply #6 on: 02-03-2004 16:33 »

Sigh, poor adverts for shows are everywhere I fear. Some of the DVD adverts I found on my last season 4 disc were quite cringeworthy.
mattmag

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« Reply #7 on: 02-03-2004 17:25 »

 
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Originally posted by Zeep:
there's actually very few actual scenes involving sex (AOI1, WMIBACIL), and only a handful of sex-related jokes.


has zap brannigan ever said a sentence without a sex-related joke in it?

QueenOfRobonia

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« Reply #8 on: 02-03-2004 17:31 »

I haven't seen the ad or anything but 'Spanish Fry' is just one long sex joke really!
I know Nixorbo has already said that but I just think it's really funny!
Futurestock

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« Reply #9 on: 02-03-2004 17:53 »

Also in "A Head in The Polls", there is the Clinton Monument next to the Washington monument....if you catch my drift.
Gorky

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« Reply #10 on: 02-03-2004 18:06 »

I haven't seen the promo in a while, but I remember being surprised by the fact that they finally came out with a Futurama commercial (I think there's been a Family Guy one on since August). Maybe the extra publicity will get more people watching the show.
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #11 on: 02-03-2004 18:23 »
« Last Edit on: 02-03-2004 18:23 »

commercial isnt bad, personally ide make a better 1.

including hookers, and blackjack. forget the whole thing.
Rover

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« Reply #12 on: 02-03-2004 21:50 »

While it may be a little cheesy, I find the commercial is quite captivating. Also Teral's right. Sex does sell.
JRay

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« Reply #13 on: 02-03-2004 23:42 »

Any publicity is good publicity. Even if the commercial was a little bad...
David A

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« Reply #14 on: 02-03-2004 23:57 »

I like the commercial.  It has that whole retro sci-fi thing going.

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M0le

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« Reply #15 on: 02-04-2004 05:55 »

Is there a website with a clip of this commercial anywhere?
zoidberg74

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« Reply #16 on: 02-06-2004 20:16 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
I like the commercial.  It has that whole retro sci-fi thing going.


Exactly. It was cleverly done.
Unknown

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« Reply #17 on: 02-07-2004 00:33 »

The music used for the commercial was used in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Zeep

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« Reply #18 on: 02-07-2004 16:43 »

i wasn't saying they shouldn't have made the commercial, i'm glad they did, but they could have done a better job of it.

and in reference to my first post, about how many sex scenes/jokes, i mean, compare it with family guy. every other joke in family guy seems to be a sex joke! so naturally, they used a fight scene. then for futurama, which has few sex jokes in comparison, they make the commercial pretty much all about sex.

it makes perfect sense!
helpimchoking

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« Reply #19 on: 02-08-2004 02:12 »

It was o.k, but not really that good.  smile

I love cartoon network. They have pretty good shows, and they took in futurama. I am very happy, and i cant wait till monday to watch futurama.

I am very hiper, so im going to add my favorite commercial jingle:

'Doo doo doo, doo-doo, do-Wah!' > > It doesn't matter what comes, fresh goes better in life, > and Mentos is fresh and full of life. > > Nothing gets to you, staying fresh staying cool, > with Mentos, fresh and full of life. > > Fresh goes better, Mentos freshness, fresh goes better > with Mentos, fresh and full of life! > > Mentos, the freshmaker!

also, 'zeep', i love your icon. (i think they call them icons) Wasnt that icon when zoidberg goes "im coming down!!!"

theZoid88

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« Reply #20 on: 02-08-2004 20:33 »

the one that says " only one man has the onions and his name is. . . futurama, the zoidberg says, and im his friend jesus" that ones good, or the one with the botmitzfa?
Zeep

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« Reply #21 on: 02-11-2004 10:54 »

well, the jesus one, that's the only one that's a commercial for futurama SPECIFICALLY, not just all the shows on [as].

in a related matter, there's a new commercial that uses two clips from futurama: fry with edna, and fry and amy in amy's car. again, they're definately gearing it towards sex, but hey.
As they say, any publicity is good publicity. except for bad publicity...
Cloud 9

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« Reply #22 on: 02-11-2004 19:37 »

Um...This one commercial is what got my friend into Futurama in the first place. (Me already being a Futurama-junkie) She saw it when I taped sumthin' for her...I think it had something to do with Bender being distracted by a robot hooker or something... *Can't remember* It only lasted all of 2 seconds, too. Which one are y'all talking about?   confused

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LAN.gnome

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« Reply #23 on: 02-11-2004 20:00 »

 
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Originally posted by theZoid88:
"only one man has the onions"

TESTICLES!  laff

That ad is retro-awesome.  big grin
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