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Action Jacktion

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« on: 07-15-2004 08:57 »
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It was nominated for Outstanding Music and Lyrics; Ken Keeler is the nominee.  (The song is officially called "I Want My Hands Back.")  It's up against:

The Fairly OddParents: "Wish Come True!"
Sesame Street Presents: "The Street We Live On"
The Simpsons: "Vote for a Winner"
Until The Violence Stops: "Because You Are Beautiful"

The Winner will be announced on the 12th of September.

(I don't know if this news deserves two threads, but if not, I can make a general Emmy thread and these can be closed.)
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #1 on: 07-15-2004 09:38 »

Awesome, awesome, awesome!

The Futurama power house one-two!

I pray for the recognition it deserves! The ultimate F-U to Fox! C'mon, team! Yeah!
Idan_Aharoni

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« Reply #2 on: 07-15-2004 11:55 »

Futurama is nominated for 2 emmies after its cancellation. Doesn't it says something about the people who cancelled it?
mjsmith

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« Reply #3 on: 07-15-2004 12:15 »
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I hope neither this one, the Simpsons one or the Oddparents one will win. I'm betting on this!  roll eyes
Venus

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« Reply #4 on: 07-15-2004 13:49 »

*Does a second Happy Shipper dance*
CWD

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« Reply #5 on: 07-15-2004 13:52 »

Dang, I was all set to start a "Which Episode Should Win the Emmy?" poll.  But Devil's Hands only got nominated for music...
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #6 on: 07-15-2004 13:52 »

My god, they couldn't have picked a better episode to nominate? Or even a good one? Fuck.
Gorky

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« Reply #7 on: 07-15-2004 14:07 »
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
My god, they couldn't have picked a better episode to nominate? Or even a good one? Fuck.

Wait, what? Do you mean that there's a better musical number in Mcseason 5 that stands a chance of winning? Personally, I loved TDHAIP, and the songs were pretty good. Of course, to each his own, so please don't take that as an insult.

Anyway, I hope that Futurama wins at least one of its nominations, but I doubt it'll be this one. Sure, there isn't much competition to begin with, but I'm sure that Futurama has the least likely chance of winning. But I hope I'm wrong...

canned eggs

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« Reply #8 on: 07-15-2004 14:14 »

Which Simpsons episode id "Vote for a Winner"?
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #9 on: 07-15-2004 14:35 »

"The President Wore Pearls."
User_names_suck
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« Reply #10 on: 07-15-2004 14:42 »

Thats a very good song in the Simpsons not sure which I'd prefer.
Well we all know what Leelaholic thinks should win.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #11 on: 07-15-2004 16:06 »
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I checked the past winners in this category, and they're quite varied, including animation, live action comedies and dramas, and one-time specials.  A song from Cop Rock won.  The Simpsons hasn't won since 1998, and has only won twice altogether.  Last year the winner was something called The Concert for World Children's Day, and the year before that was a song from Family Guy.  Ken Keeler has won twice before, for those two songs from The Simpsons.

So what does all this mean for Futurama's chances?  I don't know.  I'm guessing that "I Want My Hands Back" is quite different from any of the other songs, but it might be so weird that it's a turn-off.  As I said with the other nomination, it'll probably lose, but it's pretty amazing that it got nominated.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #12 on: 07-15-2004 16:13 »
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Sorry, double post.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #13 on: 07-15-2004 16:14 »

While I like "President Wore Pearls" a lot, the "Devil's Hands" songs were the most brilliant musical numbers in years on tv in my opinion.  Definetely hope it wins.  Sesame Street and Fairly Oddparents definetely (well, almost definetley) won't win but there's a chance with that Lifetime show; haven't seen it but it sounds like the ultimate "glurge" song and thus stands a good chance.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #14 on: 07-15-2004 16:47 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
My god, they couldn't have picked a better episode to nominate? Or even a good one? Fuck.

It is a good one...

Kifchik
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« Reply #15 on: 07-15-2004 16:53 »
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Everybody is entitled to some sort of an opinion.  Even if it's a lame, uninteresting opinion!
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #16 on: 07-15-2004 17:01 »

I'm not saying they're not, I'm just stating mine, which is that it's a good one...
Sika

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« Reply #17 on: 07-15-2004 17:05 »

Good one? One of my favorites  smile
Perfect last episode (hedonism bot, robot devil, fry and leela)
see you on some other channel
leelaholic

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« Reply #18 on: 07-15-2004 18:32 »

 
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Originally posted by User_names_suck:
Well we all know what Leelaholic thinks should win.
I think they're both great episodes. I give Devil's Hands an A, I give President Wore Pearls an A. I'd be happy for either of them to win.  smile

But... "The Sting"? Why does that deserve an emmy??
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #19 on: 07-15-2004 18:33 »

Remember, only the song was nominated.  The actual episode doesn't matter much, except to set up the song.  So it's not a question of whether or not you like the episode as a whole.
leelaholic

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« Reply #20 on: 07-15-2004 18:36 »
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I should really read the thread before I post...

Well, either way, "Vote For A Winner" and "I Want My Hands Back" are both great.
shoopbender
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« Reply #21 on: 07-15-2004 18:50 »

very nice
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #22 on: 07-15-2004 19:12 »

I would prefer if "The Sting" won.  I never want to see the last episode ever again.  It's just a constant reminder of how FOX kicked the show around.  All because it wasn't a show about a dysfunctional family in the year 3000, with the deadbeat dad who'd rather get drunk, an overbearing mother, a goof-off son, a boy-crazy trendy teen daughter or a younger daughter who gets pushed around by her peers.  That is what kind of show FOX wanted Futurama to be.
ouch

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« Reply #23 on: 07-15-2004 19:23 »

Kids, kids! The Sting AND The Devil's Hands have been nominated for an Emmy. No need to fight.

I can't see the Devil's hands losing though. I am a self-proclaimed classical music expert and I can tell you that the music is written very intelligently. It even has multiple motiffs (listen to what the strings play when Leela reads "I'll give you my hand" on the contract) And who didn't clench their fists when Fry sang "A deal's a deal, even with a dirty dealer!"
The fact that it's an operatic piece gives it an edge over the rest, imo.
Alliteration

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« Reply #24 on: 07-16-2004 21:00 »

Hurray! I am so happy! Both episodes should win!
Gwan101

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« Reply #25 on: 07-16-2004 22:03 »

Yeah, the devil's hands is going to win. It HAS to. It has an excellent story and has excellent music. Plus, it's the last episode, it needs some recognition.

*Gives the finger to the Simpsons*
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #26 on: 07-16-2004 22:13 »

pfft, fuck those other choices. Go Devil's Hands!
Gwan101

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« Reply #27 on: 07-16-2004 22:17 »

That's the spirit! And if Devil's Hands doesn't win...

*Pulls out a walkie-talkie*

Thunderbird, this is teh Gwan. Is the sniper in position? 10/4.

*Puts walkie-talkie away*
DotheBartman

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« Reply #28 on: 07-16-2004 22:38 »

I'm not sure people fully understand that "Devil's Hands" is being nominated for its musical number, not the story or anything else.  With that said I'm still rooting for it of course.  It seems like that "Lifetime" thing will probably win though, or offer the biggest competition.
Gwan101

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« Reply #29 on: 07-16-2004 22:40 »

I know it's not being judged on the story, but I was just saying that it has an excellent one.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #30 on: 07-16-2004 23:29 »

Here's what the official rules for submission say:

Submitted tape should include the song and enough additional footage before and after the song to give the judges a sense of its context, along with a brief synopsis of the scene where the song appears.

So judges actually only saw the part with the song and maybe a little before and after.  Of course, a voter who saw the whole episode might be influenced by the story.

I wonder what the "brief synopsis" was like.  "Okay, this guy got these mechanical hands from the Devil so he could play this instrument that makes images appear because he wants this girl to like him, but the Devil gave the girl some mechanical ears as part of his plan to get the hands back because he doesn't like having human hands, and then everyone sings for some reason."  Like I said before, it might be too weird for some people.  But it was good enough to be nominated, so who knows?

By the way, search for "Emmy" on Google and one of their sponsored ads will say "'Futurama' on Fox."  Click it to go to a page where Fox lists all of their nominees.  The other nominees have links to their official sites, but of course Futurama doesn't.  It's pretty annoying that Fox advertises that Futurama is on their network when they actually no longer show it.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #31 on: 07-17-2004 14:10 »

 
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Originally posted by leelaholic:
 
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Originally posted by User_names_suck:
Well we all know what Leelaholic thinks should win.
I think they're both great episodes. I give Devil's Hands an A, I give President Wore Pearls an A. I'd be happy for either of them to win.   smile

But... "The Sting"? Why does that deserve an emmy??


Am I getting confused wasn't it you a while back that kept ranting about how Devils hands sucked. ??? am I crazy or have you changed your mind.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #32 on: 07-17-2004 16:19 »
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:
By the way, search for "Emmy" on Google and one of their sponsored ads will say "'Futurama' on Fox."  Click it to go to a page where Fox lists all of their nominees.  The other nominees have links to their official sites, but of course Futurama doesn't.  It's pretty annoying that Fox advertises that Futurama is on their network when they actually no longer show it.

I find that annoying too. They want to milk every drop of $ and publicity of the show and credit it to them. Thats why they dont sell the rights to the show to groening or C.N.

Money hungry conservative douchebags...
   up yours

Action Jacktion

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« Reply #33 on: 08-11-2004 11:15 »

In other Emmy news, Dan Castellaneta received the Oustanding Voice-Over award for the episode "Today I am a Clown" on The Simpsons. There's no nomination for this award, it's just given out.  It's the third time he's received it.  Last year it went to Hank Azaria, also for the third time.  The award has never been given to someone for their work in Futurama, and of course, this year was the last time it could have happened.  Sometimes more than one person receives this award in one year, but this time it was only Castellaneta.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #34 on: 09-12-2004 22:08 »
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It lost to the song from Until the Violence Stops.
leelaholic

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« Reply #35 on: 09-12-2004 22:53 »

Oh, Damn it all!

*Kicks a chair*

Ow.
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #36 on: 09-12-2004 22:59 »

I say we start some violence, dammit.

What the robot-hell is Until the Violence stops anyway?  And how could it possibly compare to

 
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Destiny has cheated me, by
Forcing me to decide upon
The woman that I idolize
Or the hands of an automaton.
Without these hands I can't complete
The opera that was captivating her
But if I keep them, and she marries him,
Then he prob'ly won't want me dating her.

Best aria ever.
Philp_J_Fry

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« Reply #37 on: 09-12-2004 23:06 »

Damn it DHAIP shoulda won

spacepilot3000

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« Reply #38 on: 09-12-2004 23:08 »

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

At least we have the option of resorting to VIOLENCE!

*Pulls out laser blaster*
Philp_J_Fry

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« Reply #39 on: 09-12-2004 23:15 »

 
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Originally posted by spacepilot3000:
At least we have the option of resorting to VIOLENCE!


ah yes ..... violence *tries to shoot spacepilot3000 but misses*now what?
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