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Action Jacktion

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« on: 07-15-2004 08:45 »
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It's up against:

Samurai Jack: "The Birth of Evil"
The Simpsons: "The Way We Weren't"
South Park: "Christmas in Canada"
SpongeBob SquarePants: "SpongeBob BC"

Interestingly, "The Sting" aired on the first of June last year, which was the first day of the nomination period.  The winner will be announced on the 12th of September.  (But remember, it will most likely lose to The Simpsons, as usual.)

The people nominated are:

Matt Groening, Executive Producer
David X. Cohen, Executive Producer
Ken Keeler, Executive Producer
David A. Goodman, Co-Executive Producer
Patric M. Verrone, Supervising Producer/Written By
Eric Kaplan, Supervising Producer
Bill Odenkirk, Supervising Producer
Michael Rowe, Producer
Brian J. Cowan, Producer
Claudia Katz, Produced By
Gregg Vanzo, Animation Executive Producer
Rich Moore, Supervising Director
Scott Vanzo, Director of Computer Graphics
Brian Sheesley, Director
Stephanie Arnett, Assistant Director
tom123

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« Reply #1 on: 07-15-2004 09:29 »

I don't know how many times it's been nominated but they should just give it to "The Sting" whoever can't see that it's a great episode obviously hasn't seen it.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #2 on: 07-15-2004 09:36 »

Oooookaaaaaayy....

C'mon, universe, throw us a bone! This may be Futurama's last chance for wide recognition, and this is probably the best episode to do it.

At a glance, I'd say that it's only real competition is 'The Way We Weren't', which I haven't seen, but somehow suspect that I won't enjoy it as much as I did 'The Sting.'

C'mon, honey! Go you good thing! Woooooooooooo!
David A

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« Reply #3 on: 07-15-2004 09:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:
Samurai Jack: "The Birth of Evil"

I suspect that this one will win.
catindisguise

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« Reply #4 on: 07-15-2004 09:57 »

Aw David, don't be such a downer.  tongue

Go futurama!  big grin
Coilette

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« Reply #5 on: 07-15-2004 10:39 »

False hope is good if there is no real hope left!

Come on The Sting!
Nixorbo

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« Reply #6 on: 07-15-2004 11:27 »

There's no shame in losing to the Sam-MOO-rai.
Tongue Luck

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« Reply #7 on: 07-15-2004 11:35 »

Best damn news I've heard all week! If it wins, it'll be the greatest (three-days-after-my-) birthday present ever, unless that pony finally gets here, dragging a porsche with a chocolate-covered supermodel riding shotgun and briefcases full of money stashed in the trunk. It's the only episode--of anything, as far as I can remember--that has ever made me cry, and I was laughing like crazy when I saw it for the second time. I think it has a fighting chance.

And, if not, the nomination itself is heartening. At least the Emmy people acknowledge that Futurama is worthy of being ranked among the year's best, despite the Fox bigwigs' hatred of it. I'm betting The Simpsons are the strongest competition (though I haven't seen much Samurai Jack, so David A might be right). I sort of think The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings would have been a stronger candidate, but beggers can't be choosers.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #8 on: 07-15-2004 11:36 »
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Samurai Jack's really that good? I've never seen an ep...

Pardon me. It's just that the Simpsons winning for the past decade or so has become a given.

And maybe I don't want the best to win, if it isn't Futurama.    tongue

Oh, and Tongue Luck? Devil's hands WAS nomitated for an emmy, in a different catagorey... smile
Idan_Aharoni

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« Reply #9 on: 07-15-2004 11:46 »

Too bad fans cant have some influence in voting... Why can't the emmy be more like Real-TV??
Jicannon

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« Reply #10 on: 07-15-2004 11:49 »

I'll hate everyone forever if Samurai Jack wins
Tongue Luck

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« Reply #11 on: 07-15-2004 12:12 »

 
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That'll teach me to run into the first thread I see without looking through the list first. Also, yay!

Do you folks think these nominations will help DVD sales?
Unknown

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« Reply #12 on: 07-15-2004 12:13 »

I'd like The Sting to win, but I don't really have a problem with any of the other nominees.
mjsmith

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« Reply #13 on: 07-15-2004 12:19 »
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Well, I saw that Simpsons one last Sunday on Fox, and I said that if The Sting doesn't pull another upset the same way Roswell That Ends Well pulled a upset over She Of Little Faith two years ago, J. Stewart Burns might win that one, just like his Roswell one!!!  flirt
Davey

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« Reply #14 on: 07-15-2004 12:21 »

If Futurama keeps gettig nominated for awards and the winnign these awards (escpecially this one) Theres like each time like 10 percent more chance of it coming back on air!
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #15 on: 07-15-2004 12:31 »
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The problem is that there aren't many more awards that Futurama could be nominated for.  The Emmys have always been the biggest award Futurama could win, and this is the last time it can be nominated.  Still, it would be interesting if it wins, since the awards are presented in September, when Futurama will have been off the air for over a year.  But even so, "Roswell" winning an Emmy didn't help the show very much.
Venus

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« Reply #16 on: 07-15-2004 13:48 »

*Does the happy Shipper dance*
CWD

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« Reply #17 on: 07-15-2004 13:51 »

Wootage!
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #18 on: 07-15-2004 13:55 »

I'd say of the choices above, I'm probably pulling for Futurama here. I sure as hell wouldn't hope utter crap like Samurai Jack or Spongebob would win, and they picked one of the most mediocre South Park episodes to nominate. Seeing as I'm not familiar enough with the Simpsons to know the episodes by name, go Futurama.
Gorky

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« Reply #19 on: 07-15-2004 14:01 »

I'd love to see Futurama win this (I mean, how can you not love "The Sting"?), and it has an okay chance. The only real competition I see is The Simpsons, with "The Way We Weren't" being one of the best episodes in years. That said, I'm not gonna get my hopes too high up. I mean, this academy thought that The Simpsons' "Three Gays of the Condo" was more brilliant than "Jurassic Bark". I rest my case, still hoping against all hope that Futurama will go out with a bang and win.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #20 on: 07-15-2004 14:01 »

Anyone who doesn't vote 'The Sting' is too numb to feel one...
Y_L_B

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« Reply #21 on: 07-15-2004 14:25 »

They nominated "Spongebob BC" for an EMMY? That was the stupidist episode of them all! If it wins, especially to a great Futurama epsiode like "The Sting", I will cry for the fate of humanity. I'm not even kidding.  no no

Samurai Jack sucks, too.
JBERGES

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« Reply #22 on: 07-15-2004 14:40 »

The Sting, I believe, is the best 30 minute television episode I have ever seen, cartoon or otherwise.  It genuinely had everything, and something about it hit me very deeply; to this day I can't really say why. The point is, that episode is the reason I got hooked on Futurama, and it's the reason I'm posting at this site in the first place.  Iím pulling for it to get the recognition I feel it deserves. 
DrJohnZ

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« Reply #23 on: 07-15-2004 15:00 »

 
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Originally posted by JBERGES:
The Sting, I believe, is the best 30 minute television episode I have ever seen, cartoon or otherwise.

My thoughts exactly!
The Sting is sure to win, unless the nominators are complete morons.
IndieRocker J

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« Reply #24 on: 07-15-2004 15:24 »

Well I have seen The Simpsons episode "The way we weren't". I thought it was a pretty bad episode. The Sting should win against this episode.
Here is the Simpsons website summary

When Homer admits that Marge was not his first kiss, we flash back to Homer in summer camp where his first kiss was with an anonymous girl who turns out to be Marge.

Following their kiss, they planned to meet again, but Homer accidentally lands in fat camp and is unable to meet his mystery girl. Marge, unaware that he is locked up in Camp Flab-Away, thinks she is stood up and loses faith in men forever. In the end, they both discover that either one pined away for the other until they met their adult selves.
Action Jacktion

Professor
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« Reply #25 on: 07-15-2004 15:30 »

Hey, there's an old episode of Who's the Boss? with a very similar plot.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #26 on: 07-15-2004 16:07 »

For outstanding show, its good to see Futurama got a nod after all. I'll be rooting for it I think (both because I just think "The Sting" is a better episode, and because it would be a good parting shot for the show) but I'll be okay with Simpsons winning since that's a great episode as well. Good to see South Park got a nod, although it definetely won't win (and shouldn't given the inclusion of Simpsons and Futurama in the list).  And, sorry to be harsh, Samurai Jack and Spongebob don't have a chance either.

For song, definetely rooting for Futurama. "President Wore Pearls" was great and all, but the "Devil's Hands" songs were just absolute brilliance, and the best original songs on tv in years. I'm not sure what its chances would be though.
Kyle_M
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« Reply #27 on: 07-15-2004 17:00 »

I have no idea what the other episodes are (I'm not 'hip' enough  wink), so (obviously) I'm going for 'The Sting'. I don't even know what 'Samurai Jack' is or anything about it. But it's good to see Futurama still being recognized.  smile
David A

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« Reply #28 on: 07-15-2004 17:25 »

 
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Originally posted by SlackJawedMoron:
Samurai Jack's really that good?

Yes, it is; especially that episode.
ouch

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« Reply #29 on: 07-15-2004 19:14 »

Just imagine the acceptance speech for that one.

"Ummm, gee...it looks like we're the best show. Oh, and FOX cancelled us a year ago..."

The historical precident would no doubt make news. That news would become outrage. That outrage would become help for our cause.
j_ohanley

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« Reply #30 on: 07-15-2004 19:21 »

Ooh, that's good news!

Hate to bring things down though, but I don't think it's got much of a chance. After all, if friggin' Jurassic Bark lost against the awful episode that it was against this year, what chance does the slightly lesser (by a small hair, mind you) classic of The Sting have against this years vaguely decent episode? What episode was nominated against Roswell again?

Still, the nomination is good.
ouch

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« Reply #31 on: 07-15-2004 19:25 »

Jurassic Bark better than The Sting? I know plenty of people that would disagree with you there.
Mallzie

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« Reply #32 on: 07-15-2004 20:00 »

I can say, with out a doubt, that The Sting is waayyy supierior to the other nomanies.

We're gonna rock the vote! HOOAHH!

Sorry you had to read that.
Crash_7

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« Reply #33 on: 07-15-2004 20:32 »

I liked Jurassic Bark, but I thought it kind of an odd choice for an Emmy nomination.  Was disappointed but not terribly surprised when it lost.  The Sting, on the other hand, appears to me at least, to be completely superior to the other nominees.  I'll be pretty ticked off if it doesn't win.  I consider it to be the signature episode of the series.
Cloud 9

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« Reply #34 on: 07-15-2004 20:50 »

My dad is uber-snobby regarding entertainment, but when he saw The Sting, (the only ep. he's watched) he thought it was very cleverly well done. And trust me, that's the biggest boost of confidence I've gotten in awhile, so I think that there might be hope. We all know how popular Spongebob, the Simpsons, and South Park are, but perhaps quality will win out this time. Also, exactly when do the Emmy awards air on TV? I never keep up with stuff like that, so I don't know. Don't they show clips from the nominees? It'll be so cool to see Futurama up there if they do. Here's to hoping...GO FUTURAMA!

Those who choose to alter fate will do so at their own misery.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #35 on: 07-15-2004 21:18 »

Some insight from a member of another forum, whom has some connections and eerie powers....

 
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I'm not in the award prediction biz, but I'd guess that:

"The Sting" might take the ep emmy, b/c writer Verrone is a beloved bigwig in the Writers' Guild, which gets him a lot of votes;

"The violence stops" in song, b/c Childs is a rock 'star' who speaks out against abuse, and the song is a sympathetic message;

This is politics, btw - not who I think is 'deserving'.

So ya never know.
canned eggs

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« Reply #36 on: 07-15-2004 21:24 »

The Way We Weren't wasn't that good.  The Simpsons is essentially just getting nominated for showing up nowadays.
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #37 on: 07-15-2004 21:28 »

Cloud - the Emmys are usually in September; I think this year it'll be around the 12th. 

As for the two main contenders for the statue, both are great episodes.  The Simpsons was well written, and had some pretty good jokes.  But, it can't hold a candle to "The Sting".  The writing and storyline just stands out, and the jokes, gags, and songs (I loved that rendition of 'Be Happy') were hilarious.  Let's hope it blows the Simpsons out of the water.

As for the nomination for "Devil's Hands", I don't think it should be any contest.  That opera was simply amazing... it had just the right amount of funny, drama, intensity, and suspense (which, by the way, still hangs in the air).

Huzzahs for Futurama!
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #38 on: 07-15-2004 21:29 »

 
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Originally posted by canned eggs:
The Way We Weren't wasn't that good.  The Simpsons is essentially just getting nominated for showing up nowadays.

or because in some cases, nothing else worthwhile is. When your going up against Spongebob and Rocket Power, theyre gonna give it to the older, veteran series. But in this case, none of the other shows can hold a candle to an absolutely fantastic episode like "The Sting".
DotheBartman

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« Reply #39 on: 07-15-2004 21:56 »

 
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Originally posted by canned eggs:
The Way We Weren't wasn't that good.  The Simpsons is essentially just getting nominated for showing up nowadays.

A lot of people still consider it a good show, and even one of the best on tv, so its not just getting nominated for existing.  That might be true with some shows, but the general consensus with the public is that The Simpsons hasn't jumped the shark, and even if it has, its still one of the best shows around.
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