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DotheBartman

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« on: 05-21-2004 11:03 »

 http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~78~2159627,00.html

"The jokes are rapid-fire and random: Brockman says the rock "will soon be more than just a place for teens to have sex and commit suicide," and the scene cuts to a teenager jumping off, asking, "Why did they cancel 'Futurama?"' - a reference to another show created by Matt Groening, the man behind "The Simpsons."  "

Tweek

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« Reply #1 on: 05-21-2004 11:28 »

It is cool that Futurama got referred to  cool
KiKiX

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« Reply #2 on: 05-21-2004 11:47 »

That's so cool! And I think we are all still asking that very question.
germanfryfan

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« Reply #3 on: 05-21-2004 11:49 »

But the difference is that we don't commit suicide!

What is the name of this Simpsons episode?
Zeep

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« Reply #4 on: 05-21-2004 11:51 »

it seems even the simpsons staff wants futurama to come back. of course, a lot of them were futurama staff as well... meh.
Dannilicious

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« Reply #5 on: 05-21-2004 12:23 »

lmao, that is AWESOME. LOVE IT. I wonder who wrote that line, or at least that episode?
DotheBartman

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« Reply #6 on: 05-21-2004 13:26 »

 
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Originally posted by germanfryfan:
But the difference is that we don't commit suicide!

What is the name of this Simpsons episode?

Its called "Fraudcast News".  It hasn't aired yet but airs this Sunday in North America.  Basically the episode has Mr. Burns buying up all the media in Springfield so no one will say anything bad about him, but Lisa starts her own homemade newspaper.

germanfryfan

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« Reply #7 on: 05-21-2004 13:31 »

Thanks DotheBartman, maybe I can get it earlier on "illegal ways"  no no.
I think it would need many years until it is shown in Germany.
Ranadok

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« Reply #8 on: 05-21-2004 14:12 »
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That makes it what, the third reference to Futurama this season? (Groening as the creator and the movie poster preceding this one)

edit: Fourth, I forgot about Bender in I, D'oh-bot.
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« Reply #9 on: 05-21-2004 14:31 »

So is Futurama a fictional cartoon in the Simpsons universe, or (as the crossovers suggest) is The Simpsons a fictional cartoon in the Futurama Universe? Granted, they're both fiction,... (stupid medication kicking in...)
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« Reply #10 on: 05-21-2004 16:16 »

Actualy, it's both!  confused
The Simpsons is a show in the futurama world (a big peice of garbage) (Mars university), but Futurama is a show in the simpson's world (my big fat geek wedding) (fraudcast news)

i need to lie down.

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« Reply #11 on: 05-21-2004 16:20 »

Thats sounds cool! At least some of the staff who work for Groening are realising what they're missing out on...
DotheBartman

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« Reply #12 on: 05-21-2004 17:30 »

 
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Originally posted by dimension_8:
Thats sounds cool! At least some of the staff who work for Groening are realising what they're missing out on...


Well yeah, a lot of them were fans of Futurama (Matt Selman called it "brilliant" ).  And now J. Stewart Burns and Bill Odenkirk write for The Simpsons.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #13 on: 05-21-2004 18:10 »

Futurama is Cancelled?!?!?!?!?! Holy Shit!! When is it happen??!?!?! *loses it and cries wildly*

Sorry...im still kinda in denial. Nice Futurama reference though, this time it was an open low-blow to FOX cancelling Futurama. I think thats a first on the Simpsons.
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« Reply #14 on: 05-21-2004 18:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Tweek:
It is cool that Futurama got referred to   cool

Cloolsome indeed  cool
fussili
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« Reply #15 on: 05-21-2004 19:16 »

Hehe, can't wait to see that  smile
leelaholic

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« Reply #16 on: 05-22-2004 00:15 »

Cool  cool

The Simpsons have been making a lot of Futurama references lately ("I, D'oh-Bot" and "My Big Fat Geek Wedding" to name a few)
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« Reply #17 on: 05-22-2004 01:43 »
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Originally posted by Nasty Pasty:
Futurama is Cancelled?!?!?!?!?! Holy Shit!! When is it happen??!?!?! *loses it and cries wildly*

There, there NP, it'll be okay. We're all still in denial. Here have a day at one of those fancy spas and a toblerone.

But do I really want to watch an episode of the Simpsons just for a Futurama refrence?
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Yes.

I think I've work though. Stupid time zone.
 
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« Reply #18 on: 05-22-2004 01:53 »

On one episode of The Simpsons, you see Ooder wearing a shirt that says "Futurama" on it. On "Missionary Impossible" you see Bender on the end of it, and you see Bender is the classroom during the big test on the one where Bart and Lisa are both in the third grade (I forget the name of the episode).
M0le

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« Reply #19 on: 05-22-2004 05:22 »

Whenever I think of a Futurama reference on the Simpsons I think of that last one in 'Bart vs Lisa vs Third grade' where Bender is dancing.
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« Reply #20 on: 05-22-2004 05:25 »

thats funny as sometimes i feel jumping off a cliff asking that *sigh*
Davey

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« Reply #21 on: 05-22-2004 05:25 »

Maybe They're Like Putting Subliminal Messages Into the Simpsons so they buy Futurama on DVD!
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« Reply #22 on: 05-22-2004 08:28 »

Does anyone know when they will be showing this episode in England? Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #23 on: 05-22-2004 11:19 »

When did Homer ever buy a professional baseball team?  I know he was a baseball mascot, and he owned the Denver Broncos at one point, but I think the author of the article is spreading some misinformation.  They also seemed to have forgotten about "Who Shot Mr. Burns?", although that wasn't a story arc, just a two-part cliffhanger episode.

I wonder if all of the Futurama references are an attempt to get revenge on FOX.
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« Reply #24 on: 05-22-2004 11:25 »

Hey, enough references, and we could stick them all together and make a new episode! Albiet a poorly edited, utterly incoherrent, and slightly homoerotic one.
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« Reply #25 on: 05-22-2004 11:38 »

it's a devious plan to sneak increasingly more references in until it becomes futurama with simpsons references.

the final stroke to this insidious plan would be to replace the title sequence and all simpsons references and presto, futurama is back.
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« Reply #26 on: 05-22-2004 11:59 »

I'm suprised they still haven't gone with my idea of having the Simpsons watch a new episode of futurama.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #27 on: 05-23-2004 02:13 »

To answer the people suggesting they're taking shots at Fox, I doubt that....so far.  All the references so far have basically just been (sometimes sly) references for fans of both Simpsons and Futurama to catch and laugh at as they watch, similar to all the references to "Life in Hell".  And the "Fraudcast News" one sounds more like a parody of us fans then anything (albeit a loving parody).  But with that said, The Simpsons takes shots at Fox on a regular basis (they were actually getting tiring last season, but I like them again now) so there's nothing saying they won't take a specific shot at them for Futurama in the future.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #28 on: 05-23-2004 16:05 »

 
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Originally posted by User_names_suck:
I'm suprised they still haven't gone with my idea of having the Simpsons watch a new episode of futurama.

or at least have a tiny little cameo of Bart and Lisa watching a old clip of Futurama on the TV instead of the news or Itchy and Stratchy. I'd love that, but a new clip would kik ass.

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« Reply #29 on: 05-23-2004 16:44 »

Wait! Its on this Sunday! As in May 23 2004!

What time does it come on! There may still be time!
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« Reply #30 on: 05-23-2004 19:44 »

It's on at 8p.m!
Alliteration

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« Reply #31 on: 05-23-2004 20:32 »

I just saw it. Pretty funny stuff.

I also liked the sarcastic Rupert Murdoc ass kissing at the end.
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« Reply #32 on: 05-23-2004 20:35 »

Thanks for pointing this out.  I wouldn't have watched The Simpsons to see it.
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« Reply #33 on: 05-23-2004 20:52 »

Yeah, thanks for the reminder. I watched the episode and it was probably the best this season. And that little Futurama reference made it even better.

I think more people should follow the example of that brave person who jumped off the cliff in grief.

*retrieves ladder and goes up on roof*
futuramafreak

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« Reply #34 on: 05-23-2004 22:43 »

I just watched the Futurama part, 'cuz it was right at the beginning, then went back on the computer.  Although my TV's right next to my computer.  *sigh*
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« Reply #35 on: 05-23-2004 23:12 »

It was quite awesome to hear that line. Took me by surprise.
Alliteration

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« Reply #36 on: 05-23-2004 23:31 »

 
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Originally posted by Nasty Pasty:
*retrieves ladder and goes up on roof*

No Nasty! You have so much to live for! You need to buy all the DVDs first!


Mallzie

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« Reply #37 on: 05-23-2004 23:33 »

 
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Originally posted by Ranadok:
That makes it what, the third reference to Futurama this season? (Groening as the creator and the movie poster preceding this one)

edit: Fourth, I forgot about Bender in I, D'oh-bot.

No way! I didn't notice Bender in I, D'oh bot, when was that? Does anyone have a screen capture? I usually watch for sly references like a hawlk! A HAWLK! *continues to shout at monitor as Bender walks past window*

PS: Awsome reference in tonight's Simpsons ep!
PPS: Does anyone else remember the coach gag where Fry slides down the tube and into the Simpsons's living room? (another good opertunity to share a screen capture if you've got one)
KAH

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« Reply #38 on: 05-23-2004 23:40 »

Saw it, loved it. What's great was it wasn't sandwiched in a crappy episode, it was pretty socially relevant. Hey, maybe if we follow the example of the pimply voiced teen we'll get our show back!
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #39 on: 05-24-2004 00:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Alliteration:
 No Nasty! You have so much to live for! You need to buy all the DVDs first!


Homer: "I have seen the light!!!! AND IT BURNS!!!"

*gets down from roof and waits til Season4 comes out*

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