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miss_bender

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« on: 03-13-2006 14:28 »

I don't know if this has been asked but why did vice president Al Gore appear on futurama? I've always wondered this...did they ever say why. On audio commentary they said he was real nice and stuff.
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« Reply #1 on: 03-13-2006 14:44 »
« Last Edit on: 03-13-2006 14:44 »

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« Reply #2 on: 03-13-2006 15:47 »

The commentary for a few episodes mentioned he liked Futurama, but it was probably the above reason as well.
miss_bender

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« Reply #3 on: 03-13-2006 15:54 »

yeah I remember them saying Al Gore liked futurama but Nixorbo's reason has the most logic.
Thankyou for repling! XD
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #4 on: 03-13-2006 15:56 »

I actually know Al Gore. I'll ask him. Nice bloke. He's a big fan of Futurama.
miss_bender

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« Reply #5 on: 03-13-2006 18:39 »

^^Really you know him. do you ever ask him anything abot futurama if I knew anyone I'ld ask them any question I could think of.
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« Reply #6 on: 03-13-2006 18:39 »

 
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Originally posted by dr.bender nye:
I actually know Al Gore. I'll ask him. Nice bloke. He's a big fan of Futurama.

ya, and im patrick swazy
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« Reply #7 on: 03-13-2006 19:48 »
« Last Edit on: 03-13-2006 19:48 »

 
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Originally posted by CrapBag:
 ya, and im patrick swazy


And I'm his best friend, Jesus.
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« Reply #8 on: 03-13-2006 22:29 »

 
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Originally posted by dr.bender nye:

I actually know Al Gore. I'll ask him. Nice bloke. He's a big fan of Futurama.

Then tell him to get over 2000 and do something important - use his polical clout to get Futurama renewed for several seasons.

(If he were to pull that off, then at least he'd have the nerd vote if he ever runs for office again.)

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« Reply #9 on: 03-13-2006 22:45 »

^ ^ nice idea lol... i would vote for him if he done that if i live in america
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« Reply #10 on: 03-14-2006 11:53 »
« Last Edit on: 11-22-2008 04:05 »

 
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Originally posted by dr.bender nye:
I actually know Al Gore. I'll ask him. Nice bloke. He's a big fan of Futurama.
There, I must take your word for it.
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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:
Then tell him to get over 2000 and do something important - use his polical clout to get Futurama renewed for several seasons.

(If he were to pull that off, then at least he'd have the nerd vote if he ever runs for office again.)
This would present me with quite the dilemma: I'd be very grateful to the man but, I'm a conservative.
I couldn't disagree more with the man's politics.
While I admire his good taste in T.V., I'm not the one to vote him into a position of power.  hmpf

But, this isn't the proper forum to discuss politics, so I'll not go any further down that road.  no no

Still, it would be a neat trick, wouldnt it? To bring the show back through political power!  laff
Is Al Gore a Republicrat, or Fingerlickian? confused  big grin
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« Reply #11 on: 03-15-2006 06:10 »

 
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Originally posted by TriggerHappyJim:
 
And I'm his best friend, Jesus.

and i'm actually his friend.....in real life, make sense of that.....

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« Reply #12 on: 03-15-2006 11:20 »

Real life?  Feh!  This is the internet.  Real life doesn't exist, it doesn't.

But if you really do know Al Gore, you could mention my name to him, maybe?

dr.bender nye

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« Reply #13 on: 03-15-2006 15:06 »

i suppose your right i don't know him in real life i know him at TV.com. So?
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« Reply #14 on: 03-15-2006 16:12 »

He was on because Fry invited him, I think!  wink
miss_bender

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« Reply #15 on: 03-15-2006 17:26 »

 
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Originally posted by kiwiface:
He was on because Fry invited him, I think!   wink

Do you know Fry is a fictional character and Al Gore on the other hand is a REAL person!!!  roll eyes
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« Reply #16 on: 03-15-2006 18:38 »

Al Gore is as much of a fictional character as any political figure. None of them are real people, just cardboard cutouts in cheap suits and expensive dentistry.

Really, we ought to throw rotten lemons at the best ones, and pre-digested lemons at the worst.
miss_bender

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« Reply #17 on: 03-15-2006 19:31 »

Good point...I think, that I don't really get that lemon part though
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« Reply #18 on: 05-03-2006 23:27 »

Nixorbo did have a good point I am sure on one of the auudio comentaries they said that, a) Kirsten Gore was not on the Futurama staff when they first had Al Gore on and b) They didn't known that she was his daughter for a while after they hired her. Futurama was just Al Gore's favourite show. Plus it would have been good publicicy. Is anybody going to ask who they Spock or Dick Clark on ffor the pilot of a show that may never have gotten on the air?
Kryten

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« Reply #19 on: 05-04-2006 01:28 »

He probably did the show to raise Manbearpig awareness.

I'm super-serial.
Yardstick2006

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« Reply #20 on: 05-04-2006 09:35 »

 
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Originally posted by SpaceCase:
 
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Originally posted by dr.bender nye:
I actually know Al Gore. I'll ask him. Nice bloke. He's a big fan of Futurama.
There, I must take your word for it. 
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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:
Then tell him to get over 2000 and do something important - use his polical clout to get Futurama renewed for several seasons.

(If he were to pull that off, then at least he'd have the nerd vote if he ever runs for office again.)
This would present me with quite the dilemma: Iíd be very grateful to the man but, Iím a conservative.
I couldnít disagree more with the manís politics.
While I admire his good taste in T.V., Iím not the one to vote him into a position of power.   hmpf

But, this isnít the proper forum to discuss politics, so Iíll not go any further down that road.   no no

Still, it would be a neat trick, wouldnít it? To bring the show back through political power!   laff
Is Al Gore a Republicrat, or Fingerlickian?  confused   big grin

Well then, I guess that means that you are a FUCKING BIGOT.

Only joking  smile but seriously, I wouldnt mind if Al Gore was president. Better him than W.
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« Reply #21 on: 05-05-2006 02:23 »

Yardy, I see you're still winning friends and influencing people with your great interpersonal skills...

Believe me, Al Gore is a political opportunist of the highest degree - plus after his loss in 2000 I think he's really gone off the deep end.

Still, it would be nice if he'd put in a kind word for reviving our series - since it was suppose to be his favorite TV show and was very kind to him.

If the show had continued, I'm sure that some subtle and not so subtle slams would have been given to Bush and company...
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« Reply #22 on: 05-05-2006 15:40 »
« Last Edit on: 11-22-2008 18:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Yardstick2006:
Well then, I guess that means that you are a FUCKING BIGOT.

Only joking   smile

 mad

 confused

Oh.
I see.
Humor.

I get it.

 roll eyes

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... but seriously, I wouldnt mind if Al Gore was president.

[*Shudders*]

I would.
A lot!

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Better him than W.

I couldn't disagree more!
But this isn't the place to air such differences of opinion.

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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:
... Still, it would be nice if he'd [Al Gore] put in a kind word for reviving our series - since it was suppose to be his favorite TV show and was very kind to him.

Al Gore's politics are diametrically opposed to mine, but'cha gotta' admire his good taste in T.V. shows!  wink

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« Reply #23 on: 05-05-2006 16:57 »

*reads thread*

*thinks*

...Al Gore was funny  smile
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #24 on: 05-05-2006 17:12 »

His daughter Kristen Gore used to write for the show.  Plus, she was the only female on the writing staff. 
Yardstick2006

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« Reply #25 on: 05-06-2006 08:36 »

 
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Originally posted by SpaceCase:
 
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Originally posted by Yardstick2006:
Well then, I guess that means that you are a FUCKING BIGOT.

Only joking    smile
  mad

  confused

Oh.
I see.
Humor.

I get it.

  roll eyes 
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... but seriously, I wouldnt mind if Al Gore was president.
[*Shudders*]

I would.
A lot! 
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Better him than W.
I couldnít disagree more!
But this isn't the place to air such differences of opinion. 
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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:
... Still, it would be nice if he'd [Al Gore] put in a kind word for reviving our series - since it was suppose to be his favorite TV show and was very kind to him.
Al Goreís politics are diametrically opposed to mine, butícha gottaí admire his good taste in T.V. shows!   wink

Dude, what do you have against Al Gore? Did he spit in your coffee or something

   confused
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #26 on: 05-06-2006 14:11 »

Possibly.  Or perhaps Al Gore (and you, apparently) just has political views that SpaceCase disagrees with, and neither of you are being particularly subtle about it.

Also, on the topic of political differences, the odds of FOX broadcasting listening to anything Al Gore has to say, ever, are exactly zero.  Good thought though, Ralph.
Yardstick2006

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« Reply #27 on: 05-06-2006 15:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Nerd-o-rama:
Possibly.  Or perhaps Al Gore (and you, apparently) just has political views that SpaceCase disagrees with, and neither of you are being particularly subtle about it.


You mean like not ravashing the Earth's natural recorses loke a Soho prostitute?

Yardstick2006

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« Reply #28 on: 05-08-2006 01:37 »

Your lack of responce shows that you have coceded my point.


VOTE GORE
VOTE GORE
VOTE GORE
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« Reply #29 on: 05-08-2006 02:17 »

Oh come on, Yardy.  People can have different political views and not be evil.  I'm pretty conservative about a lot of things, but I'm also liberal in views of enviromental protection, universal healthcare and the USA being a republic and not an empire.

SpaceCase is one of the few friends on the net that I have - Spacey posts very little on PEEL and doesn't care to get into policial disagreements.

As for Al Gore - he's not the enviromentalist that he would like for you to believe.  He's part owner of Occidental Petroleum - a company with a horrible enviromental record.  He also has financial holdings in several strip mines that have raped the Earth.  During his famed Kyoto Agreement talks, instead of teleconfrencing, he burned thousands of pounds of jet fuel crisscrossing the world to make a high profile statement (often at the displeasure of his campaign staff).

Before he was tapped as VP for Clinton, Gore was rather conservative - he had to be to be voted as a Senator of Tennessee.  At that time, he supported tobacco farmers and companies, he was pro-life and he supported the NRA.  Only after he became VEEP did he change 180 degrees.

I have little to no use for any politican, but Al Gore is nothing more than a political opportunist.  At worst, he's a political whore.

I have no use for our current POTUS, but to think Gore would have been superior - that's a laugh.  Before you say Iraq (which we have no business being in), Clinton was the one who got us into Kosovo - against the UN's wishes and without support from the UN, so it's probable that Gore may have gotten us into Iraq - Clinton had rattled the saber about attacking Iraq in 1998 and 1999.

I know you hate Bush and company and I have supported your reasoning behind your feelings - some of which I disagree with, but Spacey's not the horrible person your trying to portray as.

Zapp/Fry 2008!
Yardstick2006

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« Reply #30 on: 05-08-2006 02:46 »

 
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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:
Oh come on, Yardy.  People can have different political views and not be evil.  I'm pretty conservative about a lot of things, but I'm also liberal in views of enviromental protection, universal healthcare and the USA being a republic and not an empire.

SpaceCase is one of the few friends on the net that I have - Spacey posts very little on PEEL and doesn't care to get into policial disagreements.

I wasnt dissing Space Case. But when someone post an opnion they should defend them, instead of just saying 'I'm coservative. I hate Gore' That adds nothing.

Quote from: Ralph Snart
As for Al Gore - he's not the enviromentalist that he would like for you to believe.  He's part owner of Occidental Petroleum - a company with a horrible enviromental record.  He also has financial holdings in several strip mines that have raped the Earth.  During his famed Kyoto Agreement talks, instead of teleconfrencing, he burned thousands of pounds of jet fuel crisscrossing the world to make a high profile statement (often at the displeasure of his campaign staff).

Does he still do those things?

Quote from: Ralph Snart
Before he was tapped as VP for Clinton, Gore was rather conservative - he had to be to be voted as a Senator of Tennessee.  At that time, he supported tobacco farmers and companies, he was pro-life and he supported the NRA.  Only after he became VEEP did he change 180 degrees.

Thats a good thing isnt it?

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I have little to no use for any politican, but Al Gore is nothing more than a political opportunist.  At worst, he's a political whore.

If you where to substitute the name 'Al Gore' then that paragraph could be used to describe any polotician.

Quote from: Ralph Snart
I have no use for our current POTUS, but to think Gore would have been superior - that's a laugh.  Before you say Iraq (which we have no business being in), Clinton was the one who got us into Kosovo - against the UN's wishes and without support from the UN, so it's probable that Gore may have gotten us into Iraq - Clinton had rattled the saber about attacking Iraq in 1998 and 1999.

I know you hate Bush and company and I have supported your reasoning behind your feelings - some of which I disagree with, but Spacey's not the horrible person your trying to portray as.

I wasnt trying to portray him as anything. I just feel he should back up his arguement.

Quote from: Ralph Snart
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« Reply #31 on: 05-08-2006 14:43 »
« Last Edit on: 11-22-2008 04:27 »

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Originally posted by Yardstick2006:
Your lack of responce shows that you have coceded my point.

[Derisive laughter omitted]

Oh my, no.

It shows I have better things to do than camp on an Internet message board all the time.

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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:
SpaceCase is one of the few friends on the net that I have - Spacey posts very little on PEEL and doesn't care to get into policial disagreements.

Aww, why thank you Ralph.
And, Yes, I prefer not to become embroiled in some trivial political argument.

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Originally posted by Yardstick2006:
I wasnt dissing Space Case.

Whatever.

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But when someone post an opnion they should defend them... just saying 'I'm coservative. I hate Gore' That adds nothing.

Uh... hm.
First, where did I say I hate Mr. Gore? I didnít. I said I disagree with him.
Second, a political tirade in a discussion forum about a TV show adds ... what?

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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:
I know you [Yardstick2006] hate Bush and company and I have supported your reasoning behind your feelings - some of which I disagree with, but Spacey's not the horrible person your trying to portray as.

Thanks again Ralph.

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I wasnt trying to portray him as anything. I just feel he should back up his arguement.

Itís not an argument, itís an opinion, and I need not justify it to you, nor anyone else for that matter.

Now, be all the foregoing as it may, I seem to recall we were discussing Mr. Goreís using political clout to revive Futurama.

I was saying I find this a peculiar, ironic situation, as I disagree with Mr. Gore politically, but we share the same taste (good taste, I hope!) in TV shows.

You, Yardstick, seem to be stuck on my disagreement with Mr. Gore.

Get over it.

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« Reply #32 on: 05-08-2006 15:17 »
« Last Edit on: 05-08-2006 15:17 »

oh come on, shut up everyone. Al Gore invented the internet, you should all like him
he said he did, so it must be true     tongue


edit, and lots of respect to spacesace.
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« Reply #33 on: 05-08-2006 15:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:
Still, it would be nice if he'd put in a kind word for reviving our series - since it was suppose to be his favorite TV show and was very kind to him.

Somehow I don't see how that would help Futurama. I'm pretty sure if Al Gore made a plea to revive the show, Murdoch would personally set a torch to any Futurama material still left in the FOX vaults.
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« Reply #34 on: 05-08-2006 16:07 »

Murdoch isn't a conservative - he's found a niche market where he was the first to cater to the conservative mindset on TV (radio already had Limbaugh and Liddy).  The only thing Murdoch sees is dollar bills dangling in front of him.

Think about it - would FOX have let 'Married With Children' on, much less let it run for 12 years if they (FOX) were so 'conservative'?  MWC was the most controversial show on during the late 80's (granted it didn't age well and became a parody of itself towards the end).

Rupert Murdoch would sell his wife into slavery and televise the burning of his mother at the stake if the ratings were high enough and there was money to be made.
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« Reply #35 on: 05-08-2006 16:44 »
« Last Edit on: 05-08-2006 16:44 »

? Mr. Murdoch has a mother? I never thought he was born, just secreted from some dire, sick-societal oriface. No, he does keep money in circulation and provide employment, but having people like him in positions of power is quite a price to pay for it.

Lord Reith is 117 years old.

edit: whoa... what a 'young' post, sorry...
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« Reply #36 on: 05-08-2006 19:10 »

To prove my point about Murdoch:

 http://www.drudgereport.com/flash8.htm

Murdoch to host fundraiser for Hillary Clinton.  Hardly the ethics of a true conservative.


Money, Money, Money. 

Now if we can prove that Futurama is a money maker (as long as it's in a stable timeslot and not pre-empted on a regular basis), believe me, it will be back.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #37 on: 05-08-2006 23:42 »

 
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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:
... Now if we can prove that Futurama is a money maker (as long as it's in a stable timeslot and not pre-empted on a regular basis), believe me, it will be back.
In other words, if whoever broadcasts it treats it exactly the opposite of how F*x did...  tongue

I have no doubt Futurama could be a moneymaker - in the hands of a broadcaster who understands the show.
CN  - Definitely, but can't bare the cost.  frown
CC  - Very strong contender.
F*x - Well... they'll have to change their wicked ways.

Don't get me wrong; I'll happily accept fresh Futurama regardless of from where it comes.
We live in hope...

 
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Originally posted by CrapBag:
... and lots of respect to spacesace.
Aww, thank you CB.
Yardstick2006

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« Reply #38 on: 05-09-2006 04:15 »

I wonder if SC likes George Bush.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #39 on: 05-09-2006 11:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Yardstick2006:
I wonder if SC likes George Bush.
You're free to ask me, Yardstick.

My e-mail address is in my profile.

Despite our obviously different politics, I hope we can continue a pleasant conversation about our favorite TV show.  wink
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