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DotheBartman

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« Reply #40 on: 01-16-2012 17:39 »

I almost never watch Futurama on TV, so I haven't noticed many changes.

But when Bender's Big Score was on TV a few years ago I noticed that a few lines were changed or missing.  no no

This is true of all the movies. They were edited down a bit to fit into episode form.
Beanoz4

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« Reply #41 on: 01-16-2012 18:48 »

... Amy's orgy line (when she has the costume on) were missing from Rebirth...

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« Reply #42 on: 01-16-2012 18:49 »

Moron. I said Rebirth and In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela... Cutting it off in a quote doesn't mean I said it.
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« Reply #43 on: 01-16-2012 18:51 »

?? Eh I'm just showing that I was sad that the part of the episode is gone.
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« Reply #44 on: 01-16-2012 20:28 »

Oh, I thought it was some type of depressed facepalm... Sorry.
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« Reply #45 on: 01-17-2012 00:59 »

So I was just watching Cryonic Woman (hello UnrealLegend's avy) and they changed the career chip from Bender's human arm from Prime Minister of Norway to Chainsaw Juggler. Lol wtf..

Just watched it on Comedy Central on Comcast and it still had "Prime Minister of Norway".  What channel was it airing on in your area?
For me it was from the weekend hour viewings from 9 pm to 10 pm Saturday nights on the former WB now CW, a regular (non-cable) channel station.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #46 on: 01-17-2012 08:21 »

I don't watch syndication, but based on a quick listings search, it seems they're being played in production order, which is kind of nice. WGN and the local station here (WPIX) both have episodes listed in their proper order, with WGN about to loop from "Mutants Are Revolting" back to "Space Pilot 3000" and continuing again from there.

Has anyone noticed if the 6A episodes are edited down for syndication at all? Or if Comedy Central has started running edited versions? It's possible they're already short enough at least for CC's new standards if not possibly regular syndication as well, but I'd be curious if they're cutting anything out of those too. Generally they would with other shows.
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« Reply #47 on: 01-17-2012 14:55 »

I always assumed that the original run was only getting cut down because those episodes are a minute and a half longer than current-day episodes. Do they add even further cuts to make more room for ads in repeats or something?
DotheBartman

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« Reply #48 on: 01-17-2012 17:49 »

Cutting shows for time in syndication is standard. I would assume the new ones are probably shortened too...but I'm uncertain whether CC would specifically air those versions. David X. explained that they had the option of using either the originals or the new cut versions of the FOX run, and that they chose the latter.

The CC runs we're already shortened a bit anyway. The difference is that before the first 72 eps were mostly just compressed, not actually cut.
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« Reply #49 on: 01-17-2012 22:24 »

I can live without a 5 second line...
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« Reply #50 on: 01-17-2012 22:49 »

Me too. But 6 seconds... Quick, get me my... Pills... *choke*
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« Reply #51 on: 01-22-2012 09:50 »
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Bouldercrap!! i'll just stick to my boxset
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« Reply #52 on: 01-29-2012 20:35 »

It messes with the integrity of the show, whether it be 5 seconds or 500 seconds! mad

It's like one long 22 minuteish song. You know the lyrics, and exactly the order they play, but then when you're about to hum along in your head you get thrown off and become disoriented thinking that aliens have space probed your brain.

I feel like that all the time.
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« Reply #53 on: 01-30-2012 07:49 »

Or it's like hearing someone screw up the National Anthem on live television. It's just not pretty.
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« Reply #54 on: 01-30-2012 11:58 »

Well, I don't watch televised events in which such an occurrence would take place, so I guess I am lucky in that sense! laff But I definitely see your point. Like a really bad Police cover.
Beanoz4

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« Reply #55 on: 01-30-2012 21:16 »

If they want to make room for more adverts they should make the slots 35 minutes or something.
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« Reply #56 on: 01-31-2012 04:39 »

Once again corporate greed gets in the way of entertainment! Bah! I bet anything that's why episodes get cropped. I'll restrain my soap box mode....
Beanoz4

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« Reply #57 on: 01-31-2012 09:03 »

In another 20 years we'll probably get 40 minutes of commercials an hour..
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« Reply #58 on: 01-31-2012 20:43 »

If they want to make room for more adverts they should make the slots 35 minutes or something.
A few channels in the UK have actually recently started doing this. I suppose I prefer it to the episodes being chopped up. Especially seeing as in the UK, you'll only get one, long ad-break in the middle of a show as opposed to lots of little ones.
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« Reply #59 on: 01-31-2012 21:18 »

What channels have started doing it?
I've seen a couple of kids channels doing it occasionally (Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon) but I can't think of any more.
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« Reply #60 on: 01-31-2012 21:43 »

Channel 4 and Dave off the top of my head. I don't know if they do it for every single slot, but it's certainly something they do semi-regularly now.
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« Reply #61 on: 01-31-2012 21:56 »

Eventually, TV channels should get the idea and run shows with one five minute ad break per twenty-five minutes of TV (that is, two five-minute breaks per hour) that allows people to go stick the kettle on and have a piss, maybe grab a twix or something, and flop back down in front of the telly.

Otherwise, people are going to stop watching TV and simply turn to the DVD player as their source of uninterrupted entertainment.
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« Reply #62 on: 01-31-2012 22:02 »

I can't remember the last time I properly sat down to watch broadcast TV.

I pretty much only use catch-up services to watch new shows now. And DVDs for my old favourites.
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« Reply #63 on: 04-24-2012 08:36 »

In another 20 years we'll probably get 40 minutes of commercials an hour..
The horror...this is just a completely awful thought. And impratical. I'm sure ads will be beamed directly to our brains by then. tongue
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« Reply #64 on: 04-24-2012 09:02 »

Wouldn't surprise me. They'll be in magazines and movies and at ball games and on buses and milk cartons and T-shirts and written in the sky. Maybe even in dreams, who knows!
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« Reply #65 on: 04-24-2012 09:20 »

Don't forget on tiny stickers on bananas! eek

I'm waiting for the day the half hour show becomes 15 minutes of material. Could happen very soon. Ugh.
Scrappylive

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« Reply #66 on: 04-25-2012 00:41 »

Not that soon. We seem to be getting another minute of ads every 10 years or so, so that could still be a few decades off.
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« Reply #67 on: 04-25-2012 06:15 »

Product placement is an ad...Isn't it?

I watch some sporting events and see multiple ads in a realtime environment...Not to mention the actual commericals.

My god, Is it possible to have 240 minutes of commercial imbedded in one hour?

Or is that just live action?
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« Reply #68 on: 04-26-2012 05:06 »

With enough product placement, it's possible.
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« Reply #69 on: 05-07-2012 00:02 »

It's called NASCAR.

edit: or really any racing series anymore.
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« Reply #70 on: 05-07-2012 20:14 »

This thread has kinda gone "off track" now har har har...anyways, might be time to retire it.
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