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PEE Poll: Shows on Adult Swim better than Futurama
inuyasha   -2 (8.7%)
Big O   -0 (0%)
Reign   -0 (0%)
family guy   -2 (8.7%)
Futurama (you just can't move on)   -19 (82.6%)
Other (please list)   -0 (0%)
Total Voters: 23

NibblerJr

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« Reply #40 on: 07-07-2003 23:53 »
« Last Edit on: 07-07-2003 23:53 »

As soon as Invader Zim is bought by CN (A boy can hope) That will be mine!
bankrupt

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« Reply #41 on: 07-07-2003 23:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Gocad:
Nothing can beat Futurama! NOTHING!

[Scruffy]Second.[/Scruffy]

Futurama is king of Adult Swim.  I enjoy Home Movies, but it's not near the level of Futurama.  I go out of my way to avoid Family Guy.  It looks even worse than normal by following Futurama.
Anarchist

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« Reply #42 on: 07-08-2003 00:05 »

 
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Originally posted by boingo2000:
RANT RANT RANT idiot RANT RANT RANT troll RANT RANT RANT bad-mouth Futurama RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT!  It's just not a good idea to say anything negative about Futurama around here.

Edited to add: RANT RANT RANT Move this thread!

Ha ha. Funny. Clever, too. Where DID you get that razor-sharp wit of yours?
boingo2000

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« Reply #43 on: 07-08-2003 07:09 »

Years of training.
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #44 on: 07-08-2003 10:06 »

Home Movies is watchable,but I don't see it on a regular basis.  I also try to avoid Family Guy.  I do think the show is funny.  But for whatever reason, it leaves a bad taste in my mouth after I see it.  Also, I don't think the characters are sympathetic.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #45 on: 07-08-2003 11:43 »

Eh, Home Movies is funny because it's pathetic.  That John McGirk guy is pathetic but funny.  I also like the part when Jason is like high off candy and sugar.  That always makes me chuckle.  Of course, Home Movies' plot is kind of dumb if you even want to say it has a plot and there is not much emotion.  Futurama kicks it's ass.  I don't know why people hate Family Guy.  I always found it funny and original.  I don't usually watch it, but it isn't too bad.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #46 on: 07-09-2003 15:39 »
« Last Edit on: 07-09-2003 15:39 »

Newsweek just did an article about Family Guy's success on Cartoon Network.  They praise it as "bitingly funny" and mention how popular it has become now that's it's no longer on Fox.  But no, they say not a word about that other Fox show that was abused during its original run but is now finding a new audience on CN and getting ratings comparable to Family Guy's.

I don't know, I think they wanted to play up the relative obscurity of Family Guy, and of course Futurama can always be identified, even by people who haven't seen it, as the show "From the Creator of The Simpsons!"  I'm still annoyed, though, especially since I don't think Family Guy is anywhere close to being as good as Futurama.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #47 on: 07-09-2003 17:27 »

Yeah, same here.  But both shows are still getting good ratings and whatnot. 
M Jackson
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« Reply #48 on: 07-09-2003 17:36 »

Family Guy is perfectly watchable, but you feel like you've seen it all before. It's the result of mixing The Simpsons setting, Futurama's off-the-wall jokes and general weirdness (weird in a very good way), and a bit of South Park style humour. There's nothing wrong with that, it's just not in the same league as any of the shows it so desperatly wants to be. Altough I have to give respect to the guy who created it, apparently he writes it and does some of the voices too. He's living the dream.
grunka_lunka

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« Reply #49 on: 07-09-2003 21:27 »

 
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Originally posted by gregoriev:
futurama was great, for a while there. but why dwell on a lost cause? don't get me wrong here, i loved futurama, but with what, 80 episodes under it's belt, and next to NO continuality, it is just not that great, never has been, and never will.

i think you've been ridiculed enough, so i'll make mine short. this continuality thing you keep referring to so matter-of-factly; i looked it up, it's not a real word. i *suppose* you meant continuity, so to you i say: what do you expect? you act like futurama is unusual or flawed by that; its a comedy! most of those don't have big, sweeping, hard-to-follow story arcs. it's a common style of show! it doesn't have to be serious all the time! its fun!
as stated by fry himself:
"[It's] just a matter of knowing the secret of all TV shows.  At the end of the episode everything's always right back to normal."
so don't tell us to move on just because you have some stupid theory about how tv shows *should* work.
wow that was way longer then i intended. bye now.
Australian Guy

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« Reply #50 on: 07-10-2003 00:51 »

Maybe this guy never saw them in order, just randomly
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #51 on: 07-10-2003 09:34 »

Actually if you want a show with continuity, Futurama should be first on your list!
Nixorbo

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« Reply #52 on: 07-10-2003 14:42 »
« Last Edit on: 07-10-2003 14:42 »

 
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:
But no, they say not a word about that other Fox show that was abused during its original run but is now finding a new audience on CN and getting ratings comparable to Family Guy's.

They probably already covered that several times since the start of the CN run and didn't feel like beating a dead horse.

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Action Jacktion

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« Reply #53 on: 07-10-2003 18:22 »

I'm guessing you're being sarcastic... right?
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #54 on: 07-10-2003 18:27 »

He's not, sorry. Poor newbie guy.
evan

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« Reply #55 on: 07-10-2003 18:43 »

by the way, is "The Big O" any good? Aside from the title, of course.
Coop

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« Reply #56 on: 07-10-2003 18:46 »
« Last Edit on: 07-10-2003 18:46 »

 
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Originally posted by Futurama_Hil:
Eh, I've never beena anime fan.  It's not bad, but all anime looks the same. 

If you said that around most other anime fans, you'd be bombarded with bricks.  tongue

Anyway, they arent all the same. On the surface, most of the most popular animes look the same in style, but just look at Cyborg 009 or that new show kikaider. Those are solid proof.

I guess its easy to say they all look the same when you arent really a big fan of them, but when you dismiss entire series' that look entirely different and unique in thier own way, well, thats just kind of hurtful to a fan of those series'.   frown

And speaking to gregoriev: of course most of the episodes are self contained. Shows like the Simpsons, Family and Futurama are all like that. The difference between Inuyasha and Futurama is that Inuyasha is an anime, it has a big picture and a story to tell. Its more of an action/drama than a comedy like Futurama. And like most comedy shows/movies, the plot is just there to move along whats important, the Comedy.   big grin

Shows like Inuyasha were meant to be taken seriously, but Futurama is just for fun, it hardly takes itself seriously.   smile

 


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FryBender3000

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« Reply #57 on: 07-10-2003 19:13 »

Um the shows you listed suck... But there is one show that I feel might be equal or greater than to Futurama and that is Trigun.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #58 on: 07-10-2003 19:54 »

Coop, I didn't mean to diss it or anything, I'm just not a giant fan.  Most of the animation is great though.  In fact, there are some anime shows that I really enjoy. 
Coop

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« Reply #59 on: 07-10-2003 21:50 »

 
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Originally posted by FryBender3000:
Um the shows you listed suck... But there is one show that I feel might be equal or greater than to Futurama and that is Trigun.

I agree, why werent the Sunday Adult swim shows listed  confused


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FryBender3000

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« Reply #60 on: 07-10-2003 23:15 »

Yeah, Coop i know, what about Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, and even Lupin III. All adult swim shows and 2 out of the 3 i feel that or equal or better than futurama. This poll is bias. As I think if you had Trigun and Cowboy Bebop and got rid of Reign and Big 0 you would have the majority of the top adult swim shows on the poll.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #61 on: 07-11-2003 00:32 »

A biased poll?  About Futurama?  On a Futurama message board?  What kind of crazy upside down world is this?  [Charlton Heston]It's a madhouse!  MADHOUSE!!![/CH]
skater910

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« Reply #62 on: 08-27-2003 01:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
A biased poll?  About Futurama?  On a Futurama message board?  What kind of crazy upside down world is this?  [Charlton Heston]It's a madhouse!  MADHOUSE!!![/CH]
rofl.
i think family guy is the best one but futurama is very very close. i dont get adult swim because cartoon network switches to fox sports net around 4 p.m. thanx adelphia digital crap. makes me mad. so mad i wanna vomit  puke.
Coop

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« Reply #63 on: 08-27-2003 01:52 »

My god! Hes on a rampage! Bringing up old topics!


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