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Crash_7

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« Reply #80 on: 07-18-2004 23:13 »

I've managed to catch a couple of episodes of Arrested Developement recently.  It's a hard show to get into and follow, but it is very funny. 
ouch

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« Reply #81 on: 07-19-2004 06:46 »

I think the Sting stands an incredible chance. Why? At the beginning of this very month, before I saw The Sting, I occasionally caught a Futurama episode every now and then. After I saw The Sting...well, look at me now.
Scifly

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« Reply #82 on: 07-19-2004 06:55 »

 
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Originally posted by ouch:
I think the Sting stands an incredible chance. Why? At the beginning of this very month, before I saw The Sting, I occasionally caught a Futurama episode every now and then. After I saw The Sting...well, look at me now.

I know exactly what you mean.  Just think of what it could have accomplished if it had been continued for even one more season.  cry
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #83 on: 07-19-2004 12:07 »

 
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Originally posted by ouch:
I think the Sting stands an incredible chance. Why? At the beginning of this very month, before I saw The Sting, I occasionally caught a Futurama episode every now and then. After I saw The Sting...well, look at me now.

Yeah, because we all know how the Emmy judges have exactly the same mindset as ouch.  roll eyes
Squeaky

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« Reply #84 on: 07-19-2004 14:30 »

Yea, "The Sting" was the first new episode I saw of Futurama on Fox since "Amazon Women In the Mood" because I never knew when the show came on.
ouch

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« Reply #85 on: 07-19-2004 21:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
 Yeah, because we all know how the Emmy judges have exactly the same mindset as ouch.   roll eyes


Well having seen the episode as a non-fan, I think my mindset at the time was closer to that of the judges than that of most people here.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #86 on: 07-20-2004 11:26 »

So basically, you're saying that the judges will base their decision on the fact that it's a good show? Hmm...
DotheBartman

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« Reply #87 on: 07-20-2004 13:56 »

Well no.  He's saying that even people who  rarely or never watch Futurama may in fact love "The Sting", and cites himself as an example (before that episode helped make him a hardcore fan).  Its a perfectly good point.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #88 on: 07-21-2004 08:13 »

It isn't really, though. These aren't casual TV watchers, these are Emmy judges. I'm sure their judgements are based on more factors than how much they like the show.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #89 on: 07-22-2004 00:49 »

Well, that's not really what he's saying.  He's saying that even someone who doesn't watch the show (it is at least somewhat of a factor with the judges, whether they're concious of it or not) or doesn't watch it very often can still be drawn into "The Sting".  He's not necassarily stating that they'll become fans or whatever as a result, just a statement about the episode's quality.  And he made his observation from the standpoint of someone that went into the episode a little more unbiased ('cause let's face it, the majority of us were already enormous and obsessed fans when we first saw "The Sting", so we're a little less unbiased).
evan

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« Reply #90 on: 07-22-2004 01:23 »

Now that I think about it, I'm not completely behind "The Sting" as Futurama's entry for the Emmys. Now, granted, I haven't seen any of the other episodes of the other shows, so I really can't judge, but I would think "Devil's Hands..." or "The Why of Fry" would be better representations, and almost certain winners.  When you get down to it, "The Sting" is just a dream sequence episode, which almost all sitcoms (especially animated ones) do eventually.

Bender: "Try this, kids at home!
Warning: do not try this at home
DotheBartman

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« Reply #91 on: 07-22-2004 01:38 »

True, but The Sting is at least a very ambitous and enthralling dream sequence episode, which is rare in televison and movies at this point.  Personally I'd say The Sting is in fact my favorite episode of those eligable, but I would agree that "Devil's Hands" (and even "Bender Shoud Not..." ) would be a fine choice too.  As for "Why of Fry", while it is a good episode its technically not eligable; only shows aired on or after June 1, 2003 or eligable (Why of Fry would've been eligable last year).
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #92 on: 07-22-2004 01:39 »

I dunno about "Why of Fry"... that's an episode for the fans more then any other in the series...

I do believe that "The Sting", while not exactly presenting an orignal concept, does present itself in a very good way. It's string's the viewer along by presenting all the wacky goings on as a result of Leela's madness, which is a fine distraction from what is actually happening.

But still... it's a much better Dream ep then Ob Fab.  tongue
FishyJoe

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« Reply #93 on: 07-22-2004 01:41 »
« Last Edit on: 07-22-2004 01:41 »

The Why of Fry is way too...what's the word I'm looking for? Continuity-heavy?

If you're a fan of the show, it's one of the best episodes ever. But if you're just a regular viewer, I think The Sting is funnier and more interesting. "Devil's Hands...", you might have a point on. But I still say The Sting is better.

[edit: looks like my points have already been made. Oh well...that's what I get for opening a thread, forgetting about it for a good 15 minutes, and then finally posting my response. But the important thing is, I have shown The Sting to relatively new fans and gotten good reactions. So it's a good emmy choice, I think.]
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #94 on: 09-12-2004 22:07 »
« Last Edit on: 09-12-2004 22:07 »

It lost to Samurai Jack.  Maybe it's too much to expect a show that's been off the air for over a year to win, but I was hoping it would.
Rage Dump

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« Reply #95 on: 09-12-2004 22:19 »

Maybe next time we'll get lucky and have a good episode nominated.
Is there an emmy for "Most contrasting goodness in the first 7 minutes of an epidode"?
That's about the only thing i reckon The Sting could win.

Better luck next time, i say.
blahness

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« Reply #96 on: 09-12-2004 22:19 »

wtf? boo
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #97 on: 09-12-2004 22:50 »

[Calculon]Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooo![/Calculon]

Ah, whatever.  It's still my favorite ep.  An Emmy's worth about as much as a Peelie Award in the first place...
leelaholic

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« Reply #98 on: 09-12-2004 22:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Rage Dump:
Maybe next time we'll get lucky and have a good episode nominated.
Is there an emmy for "Most contrasting goodness in the first 7 minutes of an epidode"?
That's about the only thing i reckon The Sting could win.

Better luck next time, i say.
I agree with everything Rage just said.

I think that the DHAIP opera deserved an award though. Brilliant lyrics and crappy robot costumes. Always a joy...
Philp_J_Fry

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« Reply #99 on: 09-12-2004 23:10 »

how could the sting lose

*punches computer screen and falls out of chair*

(wakes up and types) eh its still my favorite episode tho
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #100 on: 09-12-2004 23:14 »

Samurai Jack? The show is cool, but not emmy cool. Doesn't most of the episodes contain long periods of silence? The Sting should've won. The voters were probably taking some space honey when it came to voting time.

Voter guy:"Okay, who do we want to win?"

Eveyone: "Futurama"

Voter Guy: "Great. Lets have some honey first"

Everyone eats some space honey. They get woozy and check the wrong show on the ballot.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #101 on: 09-12-2004 23:18 »

I was thinking that Samurai Jack would win.  Birth of evil is a really, really well done episode.

The thing that they do with the horses was creepy, and the messianic ending...well, I think in my own mind it'd win over "The Sting." but definately NOT the Farnsworth Parabox.
El Zilcho

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« Reply #102 on: 09-12-2004 23:47 »

 
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Originally posted by spacepilot3000:
Voter guy:"Okay, who do we want to win?"

Eveyone: "Futurama"

Voter Guy: "Great. Lets have some honey first."

What a normal, average, everyday conversation.
FryMeARiver

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« Reply #103 on: 09-12-2004 23:50 »

The Sting is one of my favorite episodes, but I really think South Park deserves to win. Matt and Trey really have made an amazing show after all these years, but they've never won, thanks to The Simpsons. Plus, Trey said after two more seasons they're calling it quits. So, Go South Park!

On the other hand, Futurama winning might show those asshole Fox execs what a great show they cancelled.
evan

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« Reply #104 on: 09-13-2004 00:18 »

Well, I'm not too broken up about this, because, as Futurama fans, we should be used to having our expectations dashed by now. 

I haven't seen the "Samurai Jack" episode in question, nor have I seen any in quite a while.  In fact, I may be mistaken, but I don't remember seeing Samurai Jack on tv at all recently.  Is the show still even on?
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #105 on: 09-13-2004 00:28 »

My best friend on finding out the results of the Emmys: "Poo."  I don't think he even realized that he referenced the very episode we discuss here, but it meant something to me...

I never thought I'd say this, but at least the Simpsons didn't win.  Granted, I really like the Simpsons, but maybe this'll be a notification to FOX that it's been on its way out for some time.  Too bad Futurama couldn't get the win to show FOX what they threw out.  frown
Jicannon

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« Reply #106 on: 09-13-2004 00:34 »

aw  frown

oh, and uh...
 
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Originally posted by Nerd-o-rama:
  An Emmy's worth about as much as a Peelie Award in the first place...

what do you know about PEELies...not that I've been here long enough to see an award ceremony either...
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #107 on: 09-13-2004 08:01 »

Ye Gods, David A was right!

"I know kids... I'm scared too."  eek
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #108 on: 09-13-2004 13:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Jicannon
what do you know about PEELies...

It's a little thing called 'lurking'.  You should try it sometime.  Honestly, I only know that they exist and some guy called Totalnerduk won one in 2002, since he has it in his sig.
David A

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« Reply #109 on: 09-13-2004 14:44 »

 
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Originally posted by SlackJawedMoron:
Ye Gods, David A was right!

"I know kids... I'm scared too."   eek

For anyone who's actually seen "The Birth of Evil" this outcome was pretty obvious.
Squeaky

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #110 on: 09-13-2004 15:28 »

Yes, "The Birth of Evil" was a great episode so I'm not suprised it won. 
Zeep

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #111 on: 09-13-2004 17:05 »

so does anyone know what/if Devil's Hands won? it sucks that Sting lost, especially since an emmy might send a message to FOX, "This is a great show."
Gorky

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« Reply #112 on: 09-13-2004 17:12 »
« Last Edit on: 09-13-2004 17:12 »

A big downer, and quite a shock. Now, I haven't seen "The Birth of Evil", but I really thought that "The Sting" had a great chance of winning. I mean, it is easily one of the best things I've seen on network TV in a long time, and I really hoped it would win. Still, I guess there's nothing we can do about it...

So long, Futurama...you gave it your all.

EDIT: Yeah, TDHAIP lost, too...
Zoidberg227

Space Pope
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« Reply #113 on: 09-13-2004 17:14 »

It lost too.  Lost to a song called "Because You Are Beautiful" in some made for TV documentary (IMO a movie, which should not have been grouped in with half hour shows, but what do I know?) called "Until the Violence Stops". 
BENDER RULS 124

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« Reply #114 on: 09-13-2004 17:33 »
« Last Edit on: 09-13-2004 17:33 »

.................  cry
LoveForFry

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« Reply #115 on: 09-13-2004 17:57 »
« Last Edit on: 09-13-2004 17:57 »

when will futurama win!?!?!  cry   confused
elf

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« Reply #116 on: 09-13-2004 18:15 »
« Last Edit on: 09-13-2004 18:15 »

I don't know, LoveForFry, but I think it should have won! i mean, I saw Samurai Jack...WORST SHOW IN CARTOON HISTORY.   puke

I JUST F***ING WISH FUTURAMA WOULD WIN FOR F***ING ONCE!!!!!   cry   cry   cry
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #117 on: 09-13-2004 19:06 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
 For anyone who's actually seen "The Birth of Evil" this outcome was pretty obvious.


What can I say? As far as I'm concerned, Samurai Jack is an obscure Pay TV show which I'm never likely to see.


I can't imagine it being the worst cartoon show in history, elf... that prestigious award goes to... well, seriously, just pick any 80's American cartoon, they were all pretty dreadful.
elf

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« Reply #118 on: 09-13-2004 19:23 »

Okay, so I was being a little strong with the term, "WORST SHOW IN CARTOON HISTORY," I admit that now, but I know one 80's show that wasn't dreadful...ALF!!
Gwan101

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« Reply #119 on: 09-13-2004 19:36 »

What about Care Bears?

All I can say now is send your final F*** YOU! to fox (doesn't deserve the capitalization) with Anchovies For Fry.
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