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Davey

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« on: 04-13-2004 17:15 »

When I came over to to America I was shocked to find out over 75% of the people I met din't have a clue what Futurama was! Why d'you tihnk that?


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Venus

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« Reply #1 on: 04-13-2004 17:36 »

blame Fox
futuramafreak

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« Reply #2 on: 04-13-2004 18:05 »

Second.
termos

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« Reply #3 on: 04-13-2004 18:11 »

Does that mean that 25% actually knew what it was? Because here it's like 2.5%. Or less.

Of course, if you're in the right place everyone knows Futurama (and fortunately I know a lot of nerds)
Alliteration

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« Reply #4 on: 04-13-2004 18:21 »

Did you actually walk around polling people, or is this just people you normally would interact with?
tom123

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« Reply #5 on: 04-13-2004 18:25 »

Almost everyone I know here knows about it. Of course I told everyone here what it was in the first place...
DrJohnZ

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« Reply #6 on: 04-13-2004 18:32 »

blame FOX on that mishap. They did little advertising, and gave it the worse timeslot ever... then moved around.
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« Reply #7 on: 04-13-2004 18:48 »

yeah, totally blame FOX for the little publicity Futurama got.

BTW, In what country did u live in Davey? And was Futurama more popular there?
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« Reply #8 on: 04-13-2004 22:37 »

You know, that would be an interesting idea, polling people to see if they knew what Futurama was. I'd do it at my school, but everyone there thinks I'm weird enough without me coming up to them and polling them.
Coop

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« Reply #9 on: 04-13-2004 23:02 »

I DON'T care. Did they make useless topics where you came from too?
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« Reply #10 on: 04-13-2004 23:07 »

 laff Oh Coop, what would we do without you?
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #11 on: 04-13-2004 23:21 »

We'd be forced to tolerate bullshit like this, that's what.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #12 on: 04-13-2004 23:44 »

My brother knows! He likes Bender! But I hadn't a clue what Futurama was until like a year and a half ago. I think that we will live. Cause if you ask me, it's more popular now that it's canceled than it was before!
canned eggs

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« Reply #13 on: 04-14-2004 00:03 »

College kids in the US all know what it is.
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« Reply #14 on: 04-14-2004 00:26 »

Not all college kids.  But I'd say more college kids at least have heard of it, than say someone random from the general population.  Rips of the DVDS or TV are easily found on our computer network, along with all the other hip TV series, and lots of illegally downloaded music. 
Davey

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« Reply #15 on: 04-14-2004 06:18 »

Didn't Fox advertise the show or something?
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« Reply #16 on: 04-14-2004 11:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Davey:
Didn't Fox advertise the show or something?
After season two, it was so rare to see an ad on tv that I think I managed to see only three or four ads for the show within about three years.

They pretty much dropped support of it.
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« Reply #17 on: 04-14-2004 11:42 »

I think the line "It all starts Sunday at 8 [pm]" pretty much sum up their effort to promote the show.
Davey

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« Reply #18 on: 04-14-2004 14:14 »

I could do an internet poll?
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« Reply #19 on: 04-14-2004 14:25 »
« Last Edit on: 04-14-2004 14:25 »

 
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Originally posted by Davey:
When I came over to to America I was shocked to find out over 75% of the people I met din't have a clue what Futurama was! Why d'you tihnk that?


By that logic Futurama would have 25% of the population watching it, which would be around 70 million.

Edit: Acutally, what I just said makes no sense at all. Oh well, screw it  smile
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« Reply #20 on: 04-14-2004 14:26 »

No offense, but anyone who completes Internet polls is a nerd, and has obviously heard of Futurama.
Davey

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« Reply #21 on: 04-14-2004 16:01 »

Ah I Gave up on that about 2 minutes after i said it!
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« Reply #22 on: 04-14-2004 19:36 »
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Thats the spirit!haha  tongue

Everyone should know of Futurama though, Dammit!
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« Reply #23 on: 04-14-2004 20:04 »

futurama. i think I heard of that show before. wasnt there a robot?  wink
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« Reply #24 on: 04-15-2004 01:23 »

I give all of the credit of good advertising for the show to cartoon network. They brought Futurama to many as well as me. It saddens me to say that the first episode I saw was of season 3.

<greiving sigh>

I wish I had seen it from the beginning!

I am now completely obsessed with Futurama and have been for over a year, and I try to tell so many about it while they hear me talking about it, quoting it, watching it(all of the time), and praising all of its glory! "I do my best dammit" - Bender

It is so sad that I can't reach everyone!
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« Reply #25 on: 04-15-2004 02:39 »

It's weird that Futurama has this power to convert people.  I saw my first episodes on the internet last fall, September I think, and since then I've also been doing everything to convert my friends.  Several of my closer friends and housemates are now really into it, and they certainly ALL have heard of it.   smile
Davey

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« Reply #26 on: 04-15-2004 07:33 »

Barely anyone in my form group inSchool's heard of it. And if they have they hate it!
bish

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« Reply #27 on: 04-15-2004 10:34 »

i have managed to convert about 20 people in the ways of futurama with my DVD boxsets. its a real shame people havent heard of it, they dont know what they're missing. but during the easter holidays sky one have had futurama on every day so maybe more people have got into it.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #28 on: 04-15-2004 11:49 »

I would try and help you get more people to watch it, but no one I know wouldn't give rats ass.
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« Reply #29 on: 04-15-2004 13:00 »

I think another guy said it before me, so I'm going to use his words: "I used to think people were crazy for saying Futurama was better than Family Guy, but after watching Futurama more extensively, it seems to be the better show".

Considering that I got the first three DVD sets in a span of about three months and some odd days, I'd say I'm obsessed.
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« Reply #30 on: 04-15-2004 13:03 »
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A few people in my college class like Futurama, even almost to the point of obsession!

almost, but not quite...  roll eyes
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« Reply #31 on: 04-15-2004 13:13 »

Alot of the people i know have either been watching the show for some time or have just started watching.
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« Reply #32 on: 04-15-2004 15:04 »
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Futurama is hardly been shown at all in the UK recently. They showed all of season 4 episodes at about 1 in the morning on channel 4! I mean not many people watch TV at that hour. I had to buy season 4 to see all the latest episodes!
Davey

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« Reply #33 on: 04-15-2004 17:07 »
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Yeah! Theres a good documentry on about it though for all ya Brits at 10:45am on sky watch Futurama Welcome To The World Of tommorow!
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« Reply #34 on: 04-15-2004 17:14 »

Rats! I've not got sky. I wish I did though because it seems like all the best shows are on sky. Maybe I'll get it one day.
Davey

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« Reply #35 on: 04-15-2004 17:19 »
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Originally posted by Monk_K:
Rats! I've not got sky. I wish I did though because it seems like all the best shows are on sky. Maybe I'll get it one day.


Get Sky+ It'll change your life FOREVER!
   wink    wink    wink


All Hail Sky PLLUUUS!
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« Reply #36 on: 04-15-2004 17:45 »
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Many people in my area love Futurama but didn't know it was cancelled. Some of the people I know just watch Futurama, not Simpsons because they don't like it.

@ Davey: How much did Sky+ pay you to advertise them?     tongue
Bushmeister

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« Reply #37 on: 04-15-2004 18:14 »

Blame Canada.
Alliteration

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« Reply #38 on: 04-15-2004 18:41 »

I think I feel a song coming on...

Oh wait, false alarm
Davey

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« Reply #39 on: 04-16-2004 07:51 »

 
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Originally posted by Lee Roberts:
@ Davey: How much did Sky+ pay you to advertise them?      tongue

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