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Nasty Pasty

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« on: 03-26-2004 22:51 »

I dunno if anyone else noticed in various Simpsons and Futurama episodes that Matt Groening seems bitter towards Fox for cancelling Futurama. I recognized it in a recent new Simpsons episode when the Comic Guy refuses to sign a petition because "the only petitions he signs are to bring back Sci-Fi shows cancelled before their time"

I dont know if thats exactly what he said, but i have found other similar references.

Any Thoughts?

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« Reply #1 on: 03-26-2004 22:58 »

It's just standard to make fun of the network you're on, I think David Letterman started it. Yes Matt is probably pissed with Fox but he's a professinal, not an 8 year old boy, so he wouldn't let it affect his work. Not to mention the fact that The Simpsons still makes fun of FOX and Groening has little to nothing to do with the show anymore.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #2 on: 03-26-2004 23:03 »

im not talking about making fun of FOX, just being bitter. Another scene where he mentions this is when in "where no fan has gone b4" Bender calls Star Trek "Another Science Fiction show cancelled before its time"
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #3 on: 03-26-2004 23:29 »

Yeah, but that was made and aired before it was cancelled.
Ranadok

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« Reply #4 on: 03-26-2004 23:36 »

Yeah, but when that was made, they saw the signs coming and included that line.
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #5 on: 03-26-2004 23:57 »

Yeah, but... but... but... they can't predict the future! oh I can't think of a good excuse, you're right
Ranadok

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« Reply #6 on: 03-27-2004 00:08 »
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Luckily, they happened to be growing some corn at the exact moment that a nebula formed a new star... and the the rest... isn't history yet.

I'm always right... except for now
ooy

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« Reply #7 on: 03-27-2004 01:06 »

it actually is a standard of making fun of the company you are on, the goon show[for people who dont know what the goon show is its an old radio series that used to be on the BBC radio ] they made fun of the BBC
M0le

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« Reply #8 on: 03-27-2004 02:34 »

I don't think Comic Book Guy actually said Sci-fi shows. I'm pretty sure he said sitcoms.   confused
Nixorbo

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« Reply #9 on: 03-27-2004 09:32 »

Now son, the Fox Broadcasting Company has plenty of good quality shows, too.

HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA
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