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DotheBartman

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« on: 01-04-2005 02:24 »

Earlier today I happened to catch a (I assume) new commercial for Best Buy.  They have this series of commercials where this guy with an overdramatic voice/demeanor always comes in and states that he has a "dream" (to "own great films" or whatever).  In this case he comes in and says "I have a dream to watch a whole season in a single sitting!" while it shows clips from the main theme and a brief one from "Love's Labour Lost in Space" on background tvs, with Volume One copies surrounding them.  I think the guy adds "....like Futurama" or something as well.  And at the end it states that you can get various tv show sets and mentions Futurama again (along with Buffy and The Shield).

I happened to see this on Comedy Central, but I don't know how often it shows or on what other channels.  Just thought people might like to know though.
winna

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« Reply #1 on: 01-04-2005 03:26 »

I found it interesting.  Nice find DtB  big grin
thatsmebaby

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« Reply #2 on: 01-04-2005 10:47 »

Maybe deep in the bowels of hell, in Fox's corporate offices, someone will see this.....that futurama still has popularity, so bring the friggin show back already.  Then again maybe it is simply their plan to torment us by reminding us of what we have lost and will never have again.
hobojobo

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« Reply #3 on: 01-04-2005 21:22 »
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While that's probably the case, I'm just glad to see futurama getting some much needed publicity nowadays.
Futurama Nerd

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« Reply #4 on: 01-04-2005 21:54 »

Yay! I want to see that commercial now. Futurama is still getting noticed.
Fry1077

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« Reply #5 on: 01-05-2005 02:48 »

hopefully Futurama might come back the same way family guy came back...
elvenmercenary

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« Reply #6 on: 01-06-2005 05:09 »

well, the big issue with family guy being cancelled was that it was the most offensive cartoon ever to be aired on network television. which is why I loved it. Futurama....well, I guess people just stopped watching. I know I got into the show bigtime postcancellation.

As for the commercial, it was funny the first 2 times, but I saw it (along with that stupid Anna Nichole Smith ad) about 7 zillion times between 1030 and 2am whilst watching the Surreal Life (oh man, Ron Jeremy is really funny...)
winna

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« Reply #7 on: 01-06-2005 05:15 »

And he's a nice guy!
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #8 on: 01-06-2005 05:29 »
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well, the big issue with family guy being cancelled was that it was the most offensive cartoon ever to be aired on network television.

Um... South Park?

Although, perhaps I'm being silly...

Was South Park never on network TV in the US?
Unknown

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« Reply #9 on: 01-06-2005 16:29 »

South Park has never been on network TV, only on cable.
Mallzie

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« Reply #10 on: 01-06-2005 18:54 »
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I recall South Park being shown on latenight network tv here in Canada (on Global, I think) a few years ago. But I think we have a higher tollerance for "offensive" television here...movies too. The first two seasons of The Osbornes were shown here uncensored (CTV) and or movie ratings are generally looser (eg R in the US would be 14A here in a lot of cases). We don't stick warnings before shows if they happen to contain a word like "balls" either. And the movies we make here...wow... sometimes we just don't know when to hold back.

*Edited* to apologize for the ranting nature of my post and the further derailment of discussion…also, if anyone is interested in watching some “interesting” Canadian movies check out Better Than Chocolate or Love, Sex, and Eating the Bones to get an idea of what I’m talking about. There are others I’ve seen that really didn’t know where to draw the line (The aforementioned aren’t really that bad…really), but I don’t think they warrant recommendation.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #11 on: 01-06-2005 20:43 »

Maybe it was a dream, but I recall seeing a commercial advertising FOX DVDs, which included Futurama. I think it may have been the same one...
DotheBartman

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« Reply #12 on: 01-06-2005 23:25 »

That might be the same one.  I know Buffy and The Shield are both Fox releases.

There's been a few standalone ads for the dvds before too; I remember seeing one for Volume One and Volume Four.  The ironic thing is that I remember seeing the Volume One ad during the premiere of "Less then Hero".  Fox didn't even advertise the episode (that I could see), but they ran an ad for the dvd during the episode.  Made no sense.
LoveForFry

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« Reply #13 on: 01-21-2005 17:09 »

saw the commercial, it was on MTV(channel 53 here in new york)
Btb

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« Reply #14 on: 01-22-2005 10:54 »

Inside Best Buy down here in Florida there were big wall scrolls and hanging signs advertising Futurama season 4 DVD box set.  Not to mention the most over stocking of any movie I have ever seen them do.
MARZ

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« Reply #15 on: 01-22-2005 18:32 »

I got the boxset for christmas... OH YEH! That put South Park on normal TV here (channel 4) and show the film every now and then. (This may be completely off topic) :S
Futurama Nerd

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« Reply #16 on: 01-22-2005 20:55 »

Welcome to PEEL MARZ   smile

I've seen the commercial many times, but then I was replaced by stupid that new releases commercial... roll eyes
RS 2thou

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« Reply #17 on: 02-05-2005 07:35 »

Havent seen the ad myself, but its great to hear about Futurama being spread to any non-fans of the show
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #18 on: 02-20-2005 14:17 »

I want to see this commercial, myself!  This just might be the thing to get non-fans into the show, and probably bring it back along with Family Guy.
Futurama Nerd

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« Reply #19 on: 02-20-2005 18:56 »

I havn't seen it anymore, because it was replaced with the new releases commerical. See my above comment.
Denton

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« Reply #20 on: 02-20-2005 22:50 »

i am in australia havn't seen anything on futurama for ages   hmpf   hmpf

-Oooh… A lesson in not changing history from Mr. I'm-my-own-grandpa! Let's get the hell out of here already. Screw history!-
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #21 on: 02-26-2005 20:10 »

Finally, there are people that are noticing that Futurama isn't just a small community, but a larger than a small community community!
GenderBender26

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« Reply #22 on: 03-01-2005 18:26 »

The show didnt become really popular till after they stoped making it, i didnt get into it till summer '04!
Andy1234

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« Reply #23 on: 03-06-2005 05:07 »

 
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Originally posted by Fry1077:
hopefully Futurama might come back the same way family guy came back...


how long after family guy got cancelled did it come back anyway

This is just another signature.




Move along.
jan_18_1981

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« Reply #24 on: 03-10-2005 21:26 »

Family Guy got axed in 2003...I cant remember what month. Its slated to debut its new season on May 1st,2005...I say about a year and a half to two years.
marky_poo25

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« Reply #25 on: 04-03-2005 22:39 »

or u could just get a job. either way..........
Bender_Lover

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« Reply #26 on: 04-12-2005 21:16 »

I think that Futurama might come back, if not on fox then on Adult Swim. They said that they had the highest number of viewers ever for Futurama like a few weks ago. And, I hate Family Guy. How could a show like that get back on the air and not Futurama. They stole Futurama's place!!!
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #27 on: 04-12-2005 21:23 »

Um, no. Actually, it would be harder for [as] to make new shows than Fox. Fox holds the production rights to Futurama. If [as] wanted to make new shows, they'd have to both buy the rights and pay for the cost of the show. And Futurama has good hope, being that the DVD sales are pretty high on Amazon and they have the best ratings on [as]. But Fox doesn't really care. If you haven't heard, Fox is thinking about getting rid of Arrested Devolpment, which is a great show itself. And Fox is the same company that brings you...[drumroll]The Simple Life.
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