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blankman

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« on: 03-12-2004 15:52 »

hi everyone i'm new, just got the dvd and got to thinking, wonder if you have any thoughts.  forgive me if you've already talked about it.

part of why i liked the simpsons so much were those episodes that had heart, like And Maggie Makes Three and Homer's Mom.  they were funny, sure, but they were also really poignant, almost sad at times. 

anyway, about futurama, i was watching Luck of the Fryrish and thought about the episode Jurassic Bark, and started thinking that maybe that's why i've gotten to like futurama more than the simpsons...it manages to be heartfelt even in a completely fantastical world. it was cancelled just as it got to start developing really close emotional connections, while continuing to be really freaking hilarious at the same time.  meanwhile the simpsons has lost a lot of its emotional core.  just a thought.....

any of you guys have any moments from futurama that you think elevate it above the level of basic comic cartoon?

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blankman

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« Reply #1 on: 03-12-2004 15:54 »

sorry, i'm an idiot and posted this to the wrong thread.  ....ahem...
aslate

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« Reply #2 on: 03-12-2004 15:54 »
« Last Edit on: 03-12-2004 15:54 »

Welcome! Wrong forum i'm afraid, this is the one for help on problems. Take the thread to General Discussion! - You posted first!

And welcome to PEEL, check the PEELers' FAQ if you get stuck in the future   smile
leelaholic

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« Reply #3 on: 03-12-2004 17:54 »

Welcome to PEEL, Big Willie. Enjoy it here.  smile
Gorky

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« Reply #4 on: 03-12-2004 20:55 »

Welcome to PEEL! By the way, Futurama definitely has heart. It is evident in episodes such as "The Luck of the Fryrish" and "Jurassic Bark".
Blackadder11

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« Reply #5 on: 03-12-2004 21:56 »

No moment in Futurama I've ever seen affected me more than the ending of Time Keeps on Slippin'.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #6 on: 03-12-2004 22:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Blackadder11:
No moment in Futurama I've ever seen affected me more than the ending of Time Keeps on Slippin'.

While that ending did get to me on the inside a little, I found it to be very sudden. It almost came from nowhere.

ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #7 on: 03-13-2004 05:23 »

quote by: blankman
 
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anyway, about futurama, i was watching Luck of the Fryrish and thought about the episode Jurassic Bark, and started thinking that maybe that's why i've gotten to like futurama more than the simpsons...
yeah definitely dude.
futurama definitely has more depth to it, more character development.
such as every time leela makes fry feel bad for liking her, i feel bad. i cant help but love such a wonderous show.
Neil McNeil

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« Reply #8 on: 03-13-2004 05:35 »

Yeah when i brought season 1 on DVD i thought to myself, "nah i'll never like Futurama better then Simpsons."  But 2 seasons on DVD l8r i think that it is. 
There is much more potential for stories then Simpsons, (yet it got cancelled, Dam u Fox.)  Better Characters with much more depth (like Zoidberg who is the Lenny Equivilant from the Simpsons but is much more funny and has more depth)
The Characters get away with much more (Bender if he wasn't a Robut he would not get away with what he does)

Its also much more funnyier, the jokes are much more better as is the animation.

And i have converted many of my mates where Simpsons Fans, now like Futurama Better then the Simpsons. 

Well thats the pro's now the con's. The only things i didn't like is that season 4 a couple of the episodes went a bit downhill, both in the storyline and jokes.

Anyways that just what i think let us know what u think.

Cheers.
Bushmeister

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« Reply #9 on: 03-13-2004 05:52 »

Welcome blankman! Heart is a big part of Futurama for me, especially in LotF, although even more so in 'The Sting'.
nerdlingus

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« Reply #10 on: 03-13-2004 06:26 »

Welcome Blankman.

On the commentary to TWOF one of them mentions season 4 as being the "season with heart"
It was said rather jokingly but they arn't to far wrong either.
Also I'm not to sure if it was TWOF but I'm sure someone else knows better than I around here! smile
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #11 on: 03-13-2004 06:37 »

Yep. Why Of Fry. It was Maurice LaMarche by the way.

"Oh, that's where we went wrong! We got a heart!"
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #12 on: 03-13-2004 06:38 »

Welcome blackman!

The ones that made me feel those kinds of Emotions are:
Devils Hands Are Idol Playthings
Time Keeps On Skippin'
Jurrasic Bark
Luck Of The Fryish
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #13 on: 03-13-2004 10:19 »

The Sting was probably the best one of those "romantic tension" episode because it was done, but not overdone. Some of the episodes(like Love and Rocket) blew it way out of proportion and it just got sickening.
Coilette

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« Reply #14 on: 03-13-2004 10:57 »

The sting, Jurrasic Bark and Time Keeps on Slipping are all gut wrenchers. You can't help but feel for the characters, poor Bender.

I beleive that Futurama had one of the best cast of diverse + indepth characters around.
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