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coldangel

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« on: 09-04-2011 02:45 »

Need more.

Since the show's move to the less intrusive censorship of Comedy Central, there hasn't really been that much of a change in its content toward more mature themes. It seems that the new leeway isn't being taken advantage of.

I'd like to see the show go to an MA rating, with more explicit nudity, adult references, and occasional hard profanity. Or at least contain these things censored for air and uncensored on DVDs. I want F-bombs in Futurama. Alien nipples. etc.
any1else

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« Reply #1 on: 09-04-2011 02:50 »

You want alien nipples on everything. Even me!

If they were to do that it should be a spin-off show like Professor Farsworth's Erotic Kitchen, so that the younger people who watch Futuramy can keep watching it, while mum and dad stay up to watch filth.
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« Reply #2 on: 09-04-2011 02:52 »

But any1else, that channel is just for mommies and daddies who love each other very much.

Anyway.  Fry has a pretty sweet ass, and I demand we see more of it.
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« Reply #3 on: 09-04-2011 02:53 »

Do not need more. Except Fry's ass, more of that is welcome.
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« Reply #4 on: 09-04-2011 02:58 »

Do not need more. Except Fry's ass, more of that is welcome.

WE DEMAND MORE OF FRY'S SURPRISINGLY HOT ASS. 

Seriously how does that guy not get a date with a butt like that?
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« Reply #5 on: 09-04-2011 03:59 »

There is a disturbing amount of Fry Ass Talk in this thread.
spira

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« Reply #6 on: 09-04-2011 04:02 »

There is a disturbing amount of Fry Ass Talk in this thread.

WE DEMAND MORE.
coldangel

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« Reply #7 on: 09-04-2011 14:40 »

so that the younger people who watch Futuramy can keep watching it, while mum and dad stay up to watch filth.

Younger people can fuck off and die. Anyhow, all the people who were young when Futurama was in its initial run aren't any more. Young, that is. They have grown. The show should grow with them. Grow an erection.

Leela has been cock-teasing me with her huge tits for years now. It's time she finally whipped them out. Full-frontal. No coy sideboob shots and quick angle changes. I'm fed up with that.

Also, my apologies to the younger people here.
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« Reply #8 on: 09-04-2011 14:46 »

Leela has been cock-teasing me with her huge tits for years now. It's time she finally whipped them out. Full-frontal. No coy sideboob shots and quick angle changes. I'm fed up with that.

Second.

Nudity is okay in Futurama since it's always kind of been there, but profanity and swearing just doesn't suit it. hmpf
coldangel

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« Reply #9 on: 09-04-2011 15:19 »

I dunno.
Leela said "Go fuck yourself" in Where No Fan Has Gone Before.
She also went on what I judge to be a fairly filthy tirade while she had the shock-collar on.
Also we have Zoidberg's little F-bomb recently.
So these incidents were bleeped (or buzzed). Nevertheless, the characters do swear. If the network wants to bleep them on air, that's fine. Let's have it uncensored for the DVDs like with Family Guy and South Park.
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« Reply #10 on: 09-04-2011 16:47 »

This has officially become my favourite PEEL thread.

Do not need more. Except Fry's ass, more of that is welcome.

 laff

Yes, yes it is.
Gorky

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« Reply #11 on: 09-04-2011 22:00 »

There is a disturbing amount of Fry Ass Talk in this thread.

We could move our Fry Talk to the front, if that would make you more comfortable.

And I think the show has taken a few more filthy liberties since the move to Comedy Central. I mean, Zapp and Leela were pretty much naked for the last fifteen minutes of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela."

Although there were naked conga lines in the original run, which is arguably even steamier. Hmmm. What gives, show? We want more gratuitous (and festive) nudity!
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« Reply #12 on: 09-04-2011 22:17 »

Nudity is okay in Futurama since it's always kind of been there, but profanity and swearing just doesn't suit it. hmpf

I agree with Coldy here, it's not as if the Futurama crew hasn't sworn before. Obviously, it was just censored because it was airing on Fox. Anyway, wouldn't it be a little unrealistic to pretend that an adult group of friends wouldn't occasionally swear in each other's company?

That being said, the writers shouldn't have them swearing all the time just for the hell of it. In fact, it's a lot funnier to be subtle sometimes. For example, if Leela had just said "go fuck yourself" instead of using the buzzer for "fuck", that joke wouldn't have been nearly as funny. However, when Zoidberg said "fucking" after an episode's worth of tension-building, I thought it was hilarious. If Zoidberg had started saying "fuck" every episode since then, it would have been a bit much.
coldangel

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« Reply #13 on: 09-05-2011 02:15 »

I mean, Zapp and Leela were pretty much naked for the last fifteen minutes of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela."

Although there were naked conga lines in the original run, which is arguably even steamier.

This is tame stuff on-par with the occasional yellow buttocks of The Simpsons.


That being said, the writers shouldn't have them swearing all the time just for the hell of it. ...when Zoidberg said "fucking" after an episode's worth of tension-building, I thought it was hilarious. If Zoidberg had started saying "fuck" every episode since then, it would have been a bit much.

Agreed.
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« Reply #14 on: 09-05-2011 14:07 »
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If you dug back far enough into the PEEL archives you'd find I wondered about making adult and censored version of the 4 movies shortly after the green light for them was announced. Also, I was dismayed when I heard that Bill Odenkirk wouldn't be involved (still isn't as far as I know). I think his no being involved has changed the direction of the show from a barely contained adult riot to a barely contained funeral for kids and is at the core of what "vintage" fans miss.

Let's see there was the nude beach scene, the shower scene, the Leela waving shirt surrender scene maybe some other things I don't remember. BBB was hyped for a while as a wild parody of Japanese tentacle art and animation but the story turned into a confused mish-mosh of tepid subjects. I have a hunch that the production crew is adverse to making 2 versions of anything mainly because of cost and somebody would have to think of something.

Then there was Vi-giny or what ever it was called in In-a-Gotta-da-Leela. I think that episode shows that the makers of the show will gladly blame a network or then the FCC for limiting what they can do. But when they are given the freedom do "more" they tend to shrink from it if not curl up into a ball. If anything some of the writing in this season seems to indicate they want to take the show in the direction of children's programming not adult.

The answer to your idea may be that they don't know how to do it or simply don't want to, but do want to maintain an image like they could but it's not their fault they can't.
coldangel

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« Reply #15 on: 09-05-2011 16:04 »

Yes. Perfectly said.
And I agree it seems to be getting a little less 'grown-up', rather than more.

I always assume the reluctance to take things to the next level in this area is a result of simple American prudishness. It's okay to blow people's heads off, but Janet Jackson's tit must be stopped. That sort of thing.
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« Reply #16 on: 09-05-2011 17:33 »

That being said, the writers shouldn't have them swearing all the time just for the hell of it. In fact, it's a lot funnier to be subtle sometimes. For example, if Leela had just said "go fuck yourself" instead of using the buzzer for "fuck", that joke wouldn't have been nearly as funny. However, when Zoidberg said "fucking" after an episode's worth of tension-building, I thought it was hilarious. If Zoidberg had started saying "fuck" every episode since then, it would have been a bit much.

Pure truth. I have no qualms with them unbuzzing swear words in the DVDs except that in several cases I think it would significantly affect the joke.

I also agree that the show is almost getting less adult. Which, yeah, is weird, and I wouldn't mind a reversal of that trend either. I think it's happening because they want to keep the show's original atmosphere despite the change in network so they're really hesitant to do anything "Comedy-Central-esque" even though there was stuff in the original run that approached that level.

I don't think the show suffers from its lack of gratuitous nudity, though.
coldangel

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« Reply #17 on: 09-05-2011 17:56 »

I don't think the show suffers from its lack of gratuitous nudity, though.

EVERYTHING suffers from a lack of gratuitous nudity.
Gorky

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« Reply #18 on: 09-05-2011 17:57 »

I always assume the reluctance to take things to the next level in this area is a result of simple American prudishness. It's okay to blow people's heads off, but Janet Jackson's tit must be stopped. That sort of thing.

Janet Jackson's tits are huuuge, though. They could take over an entire nation, if they so desired.

As far as American prudishness goes: To a certain extent, you're probably right. I don't think the writers themselves are prudes (I mean, they're guys), but there's a definite admonishment in mainstream American culture to not push the envelope too far, lest whatever you're trying to sell seem unnecessarily crude. (Unless you're trying to sell something to the lowest common denominator and you know that sex sells. There is a definite distinction between "artsy" adult content and "low-brow" adult content, but it's still a fine line.)

Of course, there's a difference between crudeness and realism, so I wouldn't mind more swearing or sexual stuff or darker subject matter, if only because that would serve to make Futurama more relevant than it already is. I'm just saying that I understand the pressures the writers are under.

Then again, I don't think the show has been toned down or kid-ified at all...
coldangel

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« Reply #19 on: 09-05-2011 18:12 »

I'd like to see the show's content reach a maturity level on par with Archer. The groundwork is there.
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« Reply #20 on: 09-07-2011 07:36 »

Leela has been cock-teasing me with her huge tits for years now. It's time she finally whipped them out. Full-frontal. No coy sideboob shots and quick angle changes. I'm fed up with that.

I'm presuming you're wanting animated boobies, not just pictures. 'Cos you know where to find the latter already. Amiright?
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« Reply #21 on: 09-07-2011 09:05 »


I think he'll be disappointed when/if she finally does because with all of the teaser shots in BBS, ITWGY, and the regular eps there's no part of her frontage that hasn't been uncovered at some time. Therefore, if continuity is followed she doesn't actually have nipples...  smile

coldangel

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« Reply #22 on: 09-07-2011 14:54 »

I'm presuming you're wanting animated boobies, not just pictures. 'Cos you know where to find the latter already. Amiright?

You know that I do.
But fakes are no match for the REAL Leela.


I think he'll be disappointed when/if she finally does because with all of the teaser shots in BBS, ITWGY, and the regular eps there's no part of her frontage that hasn't been uncovered at some time. Therefore, if continuity is followed she doesn't actually have nipples...  smile

Oh man. How weird would boobs look without nipples?! They'd be like... chest buttocks.
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« Reply #23 on: 09-07-2011 15:09 »

Chuttocks.
coldangel

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« Reply #24 on: 09-07-2011 15:15 »

I know you are, but what am I?
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« Reply #25 on: 09-07-2011 16:09 »

Chuttocks.
coldangel

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« Reply #26 on: 09-07-2011 16:27 »

Takes one to know one.
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« Reply #27 on: 09-07-2011 18:13 »

If they can show Bart Simpson's penis in the Simpsons Movie then they can show Leela's tits. no no

What are we, gay?
coldangel

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« Reply #28 on: 09-08-2011 02:17 »

Yeah. Plus that was basically kiddy-porn. That's about as depraved as you can get.
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« Reply #29 on: 09-08-2011 03:09 »

I demand examples of nudity in Futurama for further study of the issue.
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« Reply #30 on: 09-08-2011 07:23 »

You don't know where to find it? And you call yourself a fan.  no no
futz
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« Reply #31 on: 09-08-2011 14:16 »

There seems to be some confusion about what's allowed on cable TV. Here's a selection from a series running on Anime Network's free on-demand cable TV channel. Has a rating of TV-MA.

http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Shin-Koihime+Muso-Otome-Tairan/Ryubi-Going-on-a-Journey-Once-More/Watch
coldangel

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« Reply #32 on: 09-08-2011 14:55 »

Can't view it in this country. What? Are there boobs?
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« Reply #33 on: 09-08-2011 16:48 »

Be careful what you wish for... odds are if the writers got the thumbs up for nudity, the absolute first thing we'd see is farnsworth's wrinkly wang flopping about with lots of long, lingering closeups.
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« Reply #34 on: 09-08-2011 19:26 »

I don't see a problem there.
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« Reply #35 on: 09-08-2011 19:31 »

I don't see a problem there.

wtf?
coldangel

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« Reply #36 on: 09-09-2011 02:27 »

I'd lol.
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« Reply #37 on: 09-09-2011 06:02 »

I'd lol.

That's because you have real boobs to see. Not internet.
coldangel

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« Reply #38 on: 09-09-2011 14:51 »

Yes. Yes I do. Peelette boobs. big grin
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« Reply #39 on: 11-06-2011 03:53 »

I was pretty disappointed when Zoidberg said, "My name is John-fucking-Zoidberg!"  I thought that was too over the top and it made Zoidberg a little less lovable.
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