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Draahgon

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« on: 04-27-2004 11:09 »

so, I'm new to this MB and I dunno if the question have been asked before/recently. But I'm curious so here it comes.

How popular is Futurama in your country? I know it's well known in the states, but what about the other parts of the world? (yes, there is more to it than just the USA  wink )

I'm from Sweden and here most ppl know about the Simpsons, but when u mention Futurama ppl don't know or have just heard of it. maybe seen an Ep or 2.
 Myself, I have seen all the  seasons now and want more out of it (naturaly  big grin )

so, what's it like over at your place?  smile

//Draaghon Phare


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Davey

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« Reply #1 on: 04-27-2004 11:11 »

Well its a commonly asked question this and it is popular over in Britain.
Sm@ Cpt. Libido

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« Reply #2 on: 04-27-2004 11:13 »

Very popular
Draahgon

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« Reply #3 on: 04-27-2004 11:14 »

well, guess I won't get much respons then   hmpf
Allthough first reply in 2 min, yay!  big grin
Davey

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« Reply #4 on: 04-27-2004 11:14 »

Oh By THe Way Draahgon Welcome to Peel
Draahgon

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« Reply #5 on: 04-27-2004 11:22 »

thank you. I have yet to explore the entire MB and maybe find others aswell. anything to get the latest news bout Futurama.   big grin  love   cool

//Draaghon Phare


Read the stamp on my forehead! "Shipper" ok!
Zeep

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« Reply #6 on: 04-27-2004 11:23 »
« Last Edit on: 04-27-2004 11:23 »

to tell the truth, i'm not sure how popular it is here in the USA. i know a few people who watch it, but just casually. i'm not sure exactly how popular it is. i never see anyone talking about it, but if i bring it up, people have usually at least heard of it.

i do know however, that it seems like EVERYONE at my school has probably seen at least an episode of family guy. it is insanely popular here.
i dont really think it's that good. it's funny, but it's really just a large collection of random jokes that the writes probably thought of, but couldn't find anywhere in the script to add it, so they put in one of those flashbacks/offtopic bits.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #7 on: 04-27-2004 11:34 »

It's fairly popular in Britain, although it's hampered by poor scheduling on Channel 4.  However I'm positive it's more popular than Family Guy here, and significantly more popular than King of the Hill.
KVA

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« Reply #8 on: 04-27-2004 11:36 »

In my country, Russia, Futurama is not popular. It is not being translated on TV now and many people even don't know what is "Futurama"
germanfryfan

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« Reply #9 on: 04-27-2004 11:40 »

There is a comunity of Futurama-Fans in Germany, but I won't say it's popular. In fact I guess beside this community noone really knows Futurama here. The 4th season hasn't been aired, nor completely translated as I far as I know. The Simpsons are aired daily, although like a program for children at 7pm.
Davey

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« Reply #10 on: 04-27-2004 11:46 »

 
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Originally posted by germanfryfan:
There is a comunity of Futurama-Fans in Germany, but I won't say it's popular. In fact I guess beside this community noone really knows Futurama here. The 4th season hasn't been aired, nor completely translated as I far as I know. The Simpsons are aired daily, although like a program for children at 7pm.

Theres Honestly A Commity of Futurama fans!


Nice Clean Humour
germanfryfan

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« Reply #11 on: 04-27-2004 12:02 »

Yes there is, about 250 Members, im not registred there, but here it is: German Futurama - Forum
victor2000
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« Reply #12 on: 04-27-2004 12:07 »

 
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Originally posted by Zeep:
to tell the truth, i'm not sure how popular it is here in the USA. i know a few people who watch it, but just casually. i'm not sure exactly how popular it is. i never see anyone talking about it, but if i bring it up, people have usually at least heard of it.

i do know however, that it seems like EVERYONE at my school has probably seen at least an episode of family guy. it is insanely popular here.
i dont really think it's that good. it's funny, but it's really just a large collection of random jokes that the writes probably thought of, but couldn't find anywhere in the script to add it, so they put in one of those flashbacks/offtopic bits.
Thats exactly what its like here in Iowa.  Everyone has heard of Family Guy, but Futurama, nope.   no no
Phooey
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« Reply #13 on: 04-27-2004 12:34 »

Futurama is pretty big here in the states, but Fox tried its absolute hardest to kill it and did a very good job. A year ago not many people in the US had seen eppisodes when they had originally aired, but now that it's on every night of the week on Adult Swim, it's starting to become huge.  The recent DVD sales have also done really well, but there's no date yet for season 4's release in the US. Hopefully between the dvd sales and the success on cartoon network, Fox will pull their heads out of their collective asses and restart the show.
alenacat
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« Reply #14 on: 04-27-2004 14:02 »

It's very popular in the UK, mostly with students. I think its success here is probably because we've had red dwarf so sci-fi comedy isn't scary and new as it was to fox. It's not nearly as popular as the Simpsons, but then that has a much wider audience and a lot more airtime.
DrJohnZ

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« Reply #15 on: 04-27-2004 14:14 »

If Futurama had a second chance on FOX, and I do mean re-runs, I believe it would make a roaring come back... air it at, oh say 9:30PM (21:30)
Draahgon

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« Reply #16 on: 04-27-2004 15:47 »

well The Simpsons is aired here too at prime TV time (7pm) but I don't think Futurama have ever been on TV. I sure havn't seen it.
 I better go buy that DVD box then and add another # to the saleratings  wink
 I'm sure Futurama will prevail!

//Draaghon Phare


Read the stamp on my forehead! "Shipper" ok!
DrJohnZ

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« Reply #17 on: 04-27-2004 15:49 »

hey quick question, but how do you get a visiable picture as your signature?
cyba

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« Reply #18 on: 04-27-2004 16:17 »

I don't think Family Guy has aired in Britain at all, but I really like it. We have a long tradition of funny sci-fi going back to Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (way before Red Dwarf)
Gilby

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« Reply #19 on: 04-27-2004 17:31 »

I like Family Guy I suppose....but I find it's a lot of jokes and situations taken from the Simpsons. I still get a 'laugh out loud' from it every once and a while. I never watched FG when it was originally on so it's new to me.
Actually here FG airs just before Futurama.

I have to say that Furturama is popular here among the animation fans, but outside of that...nil. Not like the Simpsons. But you can watch the Simpsons like 5 times a day a three different chanels so it's got saturation. The Simpsons are even on CBC for chrissake!

So Canada is probably the same as the US. But when I chat with other animation fans Futurama's always at the top of their favs list.   
Digital Dragon

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« Reply #20 on: 04-27-2004 18:09 »

Futurama is fairly popular here in the UK, although I'm sad to say Channel 4 are no longer currently showing it. Bastards.
cyba

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« Reply #21 on: 04-28-2004 08:24 »

Yeah, bastards. They are still showing King of the Hill and The PJ's for some reason. Perhaps they are cheaper
bankrupt

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« Reply #22 on: 04-28-2004 08:31 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
It's fairly popular in Britain, although it's hampered by poor scheduling on Channel 4.  However I'm positive it's more popular than Family Guy here, and significantly more popular than King of the Hill.

Well, at least one country's fans are set straight.  Family Guy more popular than Futurama here in the States? Bah, I say!  It makes me   puke .
tom123

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« Reply #23 on: 04-28-2004 08:31 »

 
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Originally posted by draahgon:
*yes, there is more to it than just the USA wink
  Your joking right? WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #24 on: 04-28-2004 08:39 »
« Last Edit on: 04-28-2004 08:39 »

Meanwhile, in an ignorant little third-world country called "Australia"...

Alas, not popular at all, here...  nerdy uni students  (and naturally, their friends) usually know of it, but it's no Kath and Kim in the popularity stakes <sigh>.
And foriegners, about Kath and Kim... don't ask.
WS

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« Reply #25 on: 04-28-2004 08:41 »
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It isn't very popular here (the Netherlands). At the moment it isn't even being broadcast anymore and even when it was, it was broadcast on saturday/sunday afternoon. A horrible timeslot.
Roddney

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« Reply #26 on: 04-28-2004 09:14 »
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
It's fairly popular in Britain, although it's hampered by poor scheduling on Channel 4.  However I'm positive it's more popular than Family Guy here, and significantly more popular than King of the Hill.

I agree many people have heard about it but not seen because since fox cancelled it in america, channel 4 has moved its show time to 2am on saturdays.

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switch

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« Reply #27 on: 04-28-2004 10:03 »

i'm from australia and i have seen them all but most people i know have seen one or two episodes as it is not on free to air tv anymore i don't think. some ppl have not heard of it though
it is on cable though so i watch it but it is on one episode a week. good thing i own the dvd's.
Futuramaussie

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« Reply #28 on: 05-04-2004 03:45 »

 
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Originally posted by switch:
i'm from australia and i have seen them all but most people i know have seen one or two episodes as it is not on free to air tv anymore i don't think. some ppl have not heard of it though
it is on cable though so i watch it but it is on one episode a week. good thing i own the dvd's.

True but alot of people here have heard of the show and I've seen alot of Aussie collecting the comics so it's still here in some form and also as DVD's which I have all 4. Yahoo! (but hoping there will be more) (*sigh*).

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M0le

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« Reply #29 on: 05-04-2004 04:39 »
« Last Edit on: 05-04-2004 04:39 »

It's not really a cult show over here in Australia, but nearly everyone will have heard of it and seen at least one episode.
Can't say much about the comics, though.   

EDIT: Any other Australians think that Kath and Kim is not funny at all and doesn't deserve any real recognition?
Neil McNeil

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« Reply #30 on: 05-04-2004 05:02 »

 
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Originally posted by SlackJawedMoron:
Meanwhile, in an ignorant little third-world country called "Australia"...

Alas, not popular at all, here... but it's no Kath and Kim in the popularity stakes <sigh>.
And foriegners, about Kath and Kim... don't ask.

lol, good call.  Yeah we watch it when we are not jumping around on kangaroo's or being shipped as convicts.....as many Yanks would say.  (joking, don't take it personal).  Yeah in Oz its not exactly a cult following, its more of what was said above that most will have heard of it and / or at least seen an ep or 2. 

Although since i have become a fan, i have converted many of my mates from Simpsons to Futurama,  Which reminds me i have to get those DVD's back (they are not willing to take and watch them, but when they do, its hard to get them back.)
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #31 on: 05-04-2004 05:38 »

 
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EDIT: Any other Australians think that Kath and Kim is not funny at all and doesn't deserve any real recognition?

Seconded with gusto.
Smurfbabe

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« Reply #32 on: 05-04-2004 06:52 »

Ahhh Kath and Kim is good aussie stuff but it's certainly no Futurama.  There does seem to be a following here in Western Australia, ALOT of people I know are utterly obsessed with it, and those who aren't i am quickly converting!  But yes it seems the simpsons still rule as supreme overlords of television over here, and oh god we've just be punished with another big brother series - NOOOOO!!!
Enjoy Slurm

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« Reply #33 on: 05-04-2004 07:07 »

Yeah, im an Aussie. Its not that popular although everytime i ask someone if they've seen it they're like "Yeah its pretty funny".
And it is on free to air TV... sometimes... at about 11.30pm at night on tuesdays.

P.S  (Look at moi, kimmy)
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« Reply #34 on: 05-04-2004 12:25 »

It's semim-popular in Canada. Not as popular as the Simpsons or The Family Guy, though. -_- Ugh. You can get merchanside at most comic book stores, the DVDs come out here at the same time as they do in the US, and it airs on Teletoon twice a week.
Chelsea

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« Reply #35 on: 05-04-2004 14:13 »

Actually, it airs on Teletoon every night at 10:30, they changed the schedule a few weeks ago.
cyba

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« Reply #36 on: 05-04-2004 16:04 »

 
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Originally posted by Dannilicious:
 You can get merchanside at most comic book stores,

Ha! I went  to Forbidden Planet in London (probably the Uk's largest "cult"/comic/sf/fantasy etc shop,  and all they had was brain slugs and Gelatenous Monsters. Yuk! Bastards. *logs on to ebay and looks lovingly at all the stuff*

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« Reply #37 on: 05-05-2004 15:05 »
« Last Edit on: 05-05-2004 15:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Draahgon:
I'm from Sweden and here most ppl know about the Simpsons, but when u mention Futurama ppl don't know or have just heard of it. maybe seen an Ep or 2.
 Myself, I have seen all the  seasons now and want more out of it (naturaly   <IMG SRC="http://peel.gotfuturama.com/ubb/biggrin.gif">)

so, what's it like over at your place?    <IMG SRC="http://peel.gotfuturama.com/ubb/smile.gif">

Oh it's a wondrous place. I don't know anything about it, but we sell a pallet of beer to every Swede who visit.

Seriously, I doubt Futurama is very popular around here. It was aired at 1 or 2 am, the McSeason 3 premiere was pushed almost a year due to "crap cropping up" (or at least that's what I read between the lines of the emails I got from Tv2Zulu), it was ultimately pulled in mid-season, as far as I know there's exactly one (1) store in the country that have merchandise, and even then it's only the comics. So sad to say there isn't a market for the show in Denmark, and that lead me to believe it's not particular wellknown, and hence not popular.

But the DVD's and game did get a mention on Troldspejlet.   <IMG SRC="http://peel.gotfuturama.com/ubb/biggrin.gif">
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