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DannyJC13

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« Reply #80 on: 12-08-2011 17:43 »

If the Simpsons movie could get away with underage penis, Futurama should be able to get away with mutant nipple.

Plus it's on Comedy Central now, they could easily pull it off. big grin
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #81 on: 12-08-2011 20:08 »

Pull what off? The bra from the mutant nipple? big grin...
coldangel

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« Reply #82 on: 12-09-2011 00:58 »

For that matter, I don't see why Family Guy goes in for all the extreme violence, explicit references and profanity, and yet similarly steers clear of any real nudity.
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« Reply #83 on: 12-09-2011 01:36 »


Because the largest audience block is in a country full of faux-prudes who scream in outrage at janet/Justin but download exabytes of pr0n and let their little ones revel in prime-time gore?

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« Reply #84 on: 12-09-2011 02:02 »

Because the FCC says so, the industry always is quick to point out. But the industry also is not adverse to increasing the price pretty much directly proportional with what can be seen. If the FCC didn't care the industry would probably be out $millions$.
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« Reply #85 on: 12-09-2011 02:56 »


Because the largest audience block is in a country full of faux-prudes who scream in outrage at janet/Justin but download exabytes of pr0n and let their little ones revel in prime-time gore?



A nipple??? A nipple?!?!?  A PARTIALLY EXPOSED NIPPLE, THE MOST HIDEOUS OF ALL SATAN'S CREATIONS?!?!?!  Think of all the children who were breastfed who were traumatised by that strumpetty, wanton, slatternish little lump of whoreflesh!
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« Reply #86 on: 12-09-2011 06:42 »

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« Reply #87 on: 12-09-2011 13:05 »

For that matter, I don't see why Family Guy goes in for all the extreme violence, explicit references and profanity, and yet similarly steers clear of any real nudity.

THIS IS SPAR...erm...AMERICA!!! big grin
coldangel

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« Reply #88 on: 12-09-2011 13:34 »

Yeah, I'm familiar with American hypocrisy... but even so... Sex and the City, The L Word, True Blood, and sundry other live action shows all have nudity. Why not make similarly adult-targeted cartoons? Seems like the only folk who do are the Japanese... and those cartoons you don't want to see.
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« Reply #89 on: 12-09-2011 18:29 »

Need some newspaper stories with headlines like:

American 8th Graders Fall Behind Japanese in Boob Drawing Skills.

Can American Animators Close the Boob Gap?

America Lacks Toon Cleavage Leverage.


I'd still probably watch Lady Lala though.
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« Reply #90 on: 12-10-2011 15:01 »
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Yeah, I'm familiar with American hypocrisy... but even so... Sex and the City, The L Word, True Blood, and sundry other live action shows all have nudity. Why not make similarly adult-targeted cartoons? Seems like the only folk who do are the Japanese... and those cartoons you don't want to see.

Remember when Eqqus was revived, and the Moral Guardians were outraged that Daniel Radcliffe was going to be nude (I mean, how dare he, doesn't he know he's Harry Potter and is not allowed to be anything but an actor in child friendly productions)?  I mean, who the hell does he think he is, challenging himself as an actor and trying to avoid typecasting?  Little bastard.

But seriously though an animated SatC would be fine, as long as there's no gay couples in it.  Because the only thing that horrifies American more then a partially exposed breast, or god forbid... a PENIS is two men holding hands or kissing.   Girl on girl is fine though, as long as they're not "in love" (because that's gross), and are only "experimenting" or trying to get the attention of some drunken fratboys (in universe and out).
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« Reply #91 on: 12-10-2011 18:47 »

Yeah, I'm familiar with American hypocrisy... but even so... Sex and the City, The L Word, True Blood, and sundry other live action shows all have nudity. Why not make similarly adult-targeted cartoons? Seems like the only folk who do are the Japanese... and those cartoons you don't want to see.

Because cartoons traditionally have been targeted toward and appeal strongly to children. It's a visual style that kids are conditioned to watch.

Not to mention, I assume cartoon nudity is somewhat of a niche market, even among adults who watch shows like Futurama. I might be wrong here but I'm guessing most people prefer looking at the real thing. Unless we're talking about Japan and that's probably just because real octopi don't make very convincing rapists in live-action film.
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« Reply #92 on: 12-12-2011 08:21 »

I dunno, I've met some pretty randy octopi.
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« Reply #93 on: 12-15-2011 21:08 »

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?

Agreed wink
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« Reply #94 on: 12-17-2011 02:52 »

A geek, a mom, and a fan of Fry's ass? Welcome to PEEL!!
animegeekmom

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« Reply #95 on: 12-17-2011 03:41 »

A geek, a mom, and a fan of Fry's ass? Welcome to PEEL!!

Thank you!! I am all of the above  laff *runs away to watch "Insane in the Mainframe"*  flirt
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« Reply #96 on: 02-24-2012 06:47 »

I say yes to all of that stuff maybe alittle more alcohol and drug usage
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #97 on: 02-24-2012 07:11 »

I thought you were kidding, but then I saw your avatar...  hmpf
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« Reply #98 on: 02-24-2012 11:34 »

In response to the first post in this thread... a swift no thank you to you, sir! I don't want Futurama to cheapen its standards just because it can. This is a smart show, and shall remain so!

However if they were to draw more of Amy... red face
stum

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« Reply #99 on: 10-23-2013 19:51 »

Now I can only imagine one of those yellow American school buses filled with children and tnuk is just sat in the middle and they are all backing away with scared looks on their faces. laff

Tnuk is British. The clue is in the name. roll eyes
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #100 on: 10-23-2013 22:10 »

The post you're replying to is two years old, Stum. tongue
My Manwich

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« Reply #101 on: 10-23-2013 23:37 »

I don't really care about cartoon nudity but it would be funny to hear an occasional cuss word from a character or two.

I'm sure everyone got a laugh when Zoidberg told Clamps his name and the cuss word was censored.
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« Reply #102 on: 10-24-2013 02:19 »

The level of nudity/profanity in the show is fine the way it is. Very infrequent pushing of the envelope while still not being completely off-putting. Plus it wouldn't make sense to change the level of censorship in the show after 140 episodes; it would make for an unnecessary change in tone.

When Arrested Development returned on Netflix earlier this year, they kept the beeps in even though they didn't have to, and it was one of the best decisions they made.
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« Reply #103 on: 10-24-2013 02:37 »

I always wonder if Groening and Co. would get sued if they said "weed" instead of "hemp" during episodes. I know hemp is another name for marijuana, but I just thought of that recently.
Beamer

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« Reply #104 on: 10-24-2013 02:52 »

Hemp and weed aren't the same thing. roll eyes
futz
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« Reply #105 on: 10-24-2013 17:17 »

Can't get sued for such things in the US. A show can only be sued for things like stealing from another show or author, damaging a person's or company's reputation or the like. The FCC can fine a show big time (especially broadcast) but words like hemp, weed, ganja, Mary  Jane, blunt, spliff aren't considered profane.

The Simpsons at least in past seasons had much more sexual content than Futurama but for the most part it was between a married couple (Homer and Marge) so it seemed more appropriate. The past few seasons of The Simpsons have had very little, perhaps because nothing happened to suit the stories.

I think the low amount of sexual content in Futurama was self imposed even though it might have boosted viewership of it's intended target viewing audience (males 18-35 or something like that). Sometimes it seemed to a lamely nerdy degree, a bit like Fry's dumbness. You could probably make the case that the original Fox run of shows was more provocative than the CC run with the movies being in between.

Maybe Matt and David just got too old to think much about it.
Beamer

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« Reply #106 on: 10-25-2013 03:11 »

Season 2 arguably has the most sex out of all the Futurama seasons.
Tachyon

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« Reply #107 on: 10-25-2013 05:22 »
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I hadn't given it much thought.  But does it have the best sex?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIj6FL3KGw0


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Beamer

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« Reply #108 on: 10-25-2013 05:52 »

Didn't realise you were into bestiality, Tack. eek
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« Reply #109 on: 10-25-2013 06:38 »

I wouldn't want it to end up like Family Guy when they use words like "Fuck" and "Cock" all the time in newer episodes and it sounds really forced and unnatural.
Beamer

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« Reply #110 on: 10-25-2013 07:25 »

I thought the censored swearing in The Silence of the Clamps seemed really out-of-place, myself.
Tachyon

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« Reply #111 on: 10-25-2013 07:43 »


I think I mentioned it up-thread, but I thought it was great for the first one or two. Then it got Southparked to death.

UnrealLegend

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« Reply #112 on: 10-25-2013 09:34 »

The "John F-ing Zoidberg!" line was hilarious to me, but none of the others were. Personally, I would've liked said line completely uncensored and every other instance of swearing removed completely. Although I'm not sure if they'd be allowed to do that.
Beamer

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« Reply #113 on: 10-25-2013 19:06 »

They're not. Basic cable still has more than its fair share of rules and guidelines it needs to follow. If it didn't, South Park would've opted out of the beeps years ago.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #114 on: 10-25-2013 21:50 »

Yeah, while words like "shit" and "Jesus Christ" can be said on cable, "fuck" can't.

Also, I think that Zoidberg's line in The Silence of the Clamps sounds funnier bleeped than it would if it weren't bleeped.
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« Reply #115 on: 10-25-2013 22:19 »

Zoidberg's line there still makes me chuckle everytime I watch it^^ I think fuck shouldn't have to be censored out, the words true meaning is pretty much gone in my opinion, it fits in every fucking sentense. (see what I mean?)
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« Reply #116 on: 10-25-2013 22:55 »

Yeah, swear words are practically just to symbolise swearing. They are the words we define as words that shouldn't be said.

I never thought the censoring was needed in the episode, but just as a joke. Nevertheless, "John [bleep]ing Zoidberg!" was very funny (mostly, due to buid-up).
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« Reply #117 on: 10-25-2013 23:14 »
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The occasional swear word said by characters on a PG show can be funny.  I'm sure everyone laughed when Data said "shit" when the Enterprise was about to crash land in "Generations".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWoPdZ986oo

Or a different funny example was in "Aliens" right after Ripley suggests that they "take off and nuke the site from orbit" and Hudson replies "fucking A".
coldangel

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« Reply #118 on: 10-25-2013 23:51 »

Moot point as show has ended. All on-topic sections of forum need to be closed forthwith.

Though I still maintain Futurama would have been far more successful with boobs.
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« Reply #119 on: 11-11-2013 21:35 »

There was some nudity in the comics.  And that one scene in Freewill Hunting with Fry and Leela in bed.   The only profanity I heard on the show were the words bitch and ass.

It would have been hilarious is Zoidberg's F-Bomb was uncensored!

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