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lfv
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« on: 11-18-2003 23:59 »

USA Today says new episodes of Family Guy are more of a possibility now than ever before.
 http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2003-11-18-family-guy_x.htm

i now question whether i should be more optomistic in the future or not
Venus

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« Reply #1 on: 11-19-2003 00:06 »

it would be nice to be able to be optimistic, but Fox openly hated Futurama and was as far as i know, indifferent to Family Guy, so bringing one back doesn't make me think they will bring back the other.
Melllvar

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« Reply #2 on: 11-19-2003 00:22 »

An optimistic question would be, did the Futurama DVD's outsell Family Guy? 

Over here, I think they did.
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« Reply #3 on: 11-19-2003 00:44 »

Aaaand the Adult Swim Ratings.
lfv
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« Reply #4 on: 11-19-2003 01:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Melllvar:
An optimistic question would be, did the Futurama DVD's outsell Family Guy? 

Over here, I think they did.

got any UK DVD stat sites?

over here it sold very well. Volume 1 is approaching its one millionth sale, and Volume 2 is still selling.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #5 on: 11-19-2003 01:36 »

At least for Region One, I think Futurama has sold very well but Family Guy has sold
A LOT better actually.  Its the fourth best-selling television show on dvd as that article said.  Make of that what you will.
Beamer

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« Reply #6 on: 11-19-2003 02:25 »

Well, I'd much rather Futurama come back (being my 2nd favourite show), but still - at least there's a high possibility my third favourite might return!
Grim

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« Reply #7 on: 11-19-2003 02:53 »

that article said it was the most popular show fro adults in syndication, I thought that crown went to Futurama?
Tweek

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« Reply #8 on: 11-19-2003 04:35 »

I hope Family Guy gets renewed although I don't see it as a sign of Futurama coming back.
zoidberg74

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« Reply #9 on: 11-19-2003 11:10 »

v??v??inally posted by Venus:[/I]
it would be nice to be able to be optimistic, but Fox openly hated Futurama and was as far as i know, indifferent to Family Guy, so bringing one back doesn't make me think they will bring back the other.[/QUOTE]

lets hope that the all mighty dollar wins out. they may have hated the show, but i can't imagine that they would say no to a profitable revival.  i also never would have thought that there were that many "rabid" Family Guy fans out there.
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« Reply #10 on: 11-19-2003 13:17 »

One big strike against Futurama making a comeback (besides fox) is the beautiful animation it has.  I'm guessing Futurama costs a lot more to make than Family Guy. 
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« Reply #11 on: 11-19-2003 14:07 »

they better go through with the renewal or i am going to kill lfv for getting my hopes up
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« Reply #12 on: 11-19-2003 14:34 »

The best part of that article is that they say Family Guy has no actors.  I bet the voice talent LOVES that.  mad
Jrrr

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« Reply #13 on: 11-19-2003 15:11 »

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« Reply #14 on: 11-19-2003 16:39 »

I'll try not to get my hopes up too much, but I'm really glad it's being taken into consideration. Whilst it may not revive Futurama, I also love FG and one's better than none. And if only for that little bit of hope of this leading to a Futurama renewal.
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« Reply #15 on: 11-19-2003 16:50 »

If it does come back (and remember, this is far from set in stone), all luck to the FG fans. At the very least it would set a precedent and even if it didn't help to get the series back, it might provide extra leverage for MG on the subject of a movie, which is better than nothing, IMHO.

(Note downright pessimistic attitude of previous post, because I've had experiences raised and dashed before  wink).
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #16 on: 11-19-2003 17:29 »

It makes me kind of happy because I really like FG so it's good, but it just makes me think how cool it would be to have this happening to Futurama, so it makes me kind of sad.
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« Reply #17 on: 11-19-2003 17:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
it would be nice to be able to be optimistic, but Fox openly hated Futurama and was as far as i know, indifferent to Family Guy, so bringing one back doesn't make me think they will bring back the other.

I agree. Family Guy (as far as I know) was cancelled because it was offensive, but Futurama was canceled because FOX was pissed at Groening. But still, that's awesome news.   cool
Rover

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« Reply #18 on: 11-19-2003 18:44 »

That sucks how people find Family Guy offensive. Some people have to learn to laugh at themselves. And other people. But I'm glad they'll consider renewal.
newhook_1

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« Reply #19 on: 11-19-2003 19:06 »

It did do shitty ratings ratings during the last season though, manily due to Fox bringing it back on the air without telling anyone 0_o (i.e.Very few ads). Hopefully they don't do that again.
Just Chris

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« Reply #20 on: 11-19-2003 20:41 »

FOX actually making a smart move?
.: Brain explodes :.

This is good news that FOX is bringing back Family Guy, but they've gotta do more than that. Like publicize it. Hopefully the new Family Guy eps will still be fresh as the originals.
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« Reply #21 on: 11-19-2003 20:53 »

Yay!

I'm sure they had lots of stuff up their sleeves before the got the chop, I doubt they'll go stale/jump the shark, like the Simpsons did, so soon!
PCC Fred

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« Reply #22 on: 11-19-2003 21:28 »

This is good news.  In fact I'd go so far as to say I'm pleasantly surprised.
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« Reply #23 on: 11-19-2003 21:54 »

Most cartoons that return or get remade aren't the same as they where before. That usely sucks.
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #24 on: 11-20-2003 00:04 »

Family Guy already did this, the episodes were different but were still funny.
Beamer

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« Reply #25 on: 11-20-2003 04:46 »

Yeah - it almost got cancelled after Season 2 had aired, but was revived at the 11th hour. Also, El Zilcho - Futurama wasn't cancelled because Fox were pissed at Groening. It was cancelled due to bad ratings (which were caused by Fox's ignorance and stupidity). Matt Groening's anger towards Fox really was only a SMALL contribution toward's Futurama's cancellation.
Venus

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« Reply #26 on: 11-20-2003 05:22 »

i don't think it was canceled because of Fox's ignorance and stupidity, i think what they did to hide the show was malicious and intentional. They have no problems advertising and keeping in a stable time slot the shows they like, (malcolm in the middle, anyone?) so i doubt their treatment of Futurama was just stupidity.
Beamer

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« Reply #27 on: 11-20-2003 05:42 »

I meant ignorance and stupidity as in "they didn't realise what a good show they were destroying." It was obvious that Fox tried to sweep Futurama under the carpet, so to speak, but their reasons for doing so were pure idiocy on their behalf.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #28 on: 11-20-2003 06:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
Futurama wasn't cancelled because Fox were pissed at Groening. It was cancelled due to bad ratings (which were caused by Fox's ignorance and stupidity).

Is it not possible that FOX scheduling Futurama at such a stupid time in the first place was a result of them being pissed at Groening?
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« Reply #29 on: 11-20-2003 09:23 »

I think Family Guy has actually been doing better than Futurama in the Adult Swim ratings and so the same with region 1 DVDs...  People like gross humor and unexpectedness as compared to good storylines in America I suppose.  I really don't think this is a direct sign to Futurama being renewed, I think it's more of it being thrown to the wayside again....
Venus

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« Reply #30 on: 11-20-2003 12:06 »

you're pretty much right on Winna. In america things like "dude, where's my car" is popular. I admit i saw this movie, in the theaters even, and i could actually feel my IQ dropping. I went to that movie with like 12 friends and almost all of them experienced a slight drop in grades for a short time immedietly following that movie. And movies like this we export. Which is why america currently owns the world.
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« Reply #31 on: 11-20-2003 13:09 »

family guy isn't just dumb crude humour its so much more
i wouldn't like it if it was
newhook_1

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« Reply #32 on: 11-20-2003 13:30 »

No, Family Guy is mostly stupid humor, but it's high quality stupid humor. The kind that's funny and clever, but still stupid, look at Clone High for another example. Bad stupid humor is what you get from "Dude Where's My Car!?!" and "The Pitts"
DotheBartman

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« Reply #33 on: 11-20-2003 19:40 »

Exactly Newhook.

Anyway, I think the ratings for Futurama and Family Guy are actually about even.  Whether one beats the other or not usually has to do with one show coming back after a small break or premiering episodes on Adult Swim for the first time.  Other then that they're pretty much level.  However, I get the feeling DVD sales had more to do with FG's potential renewal then AS ratings did, even if the AS ratings are helping a little.
evan

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« Reply #34 on: 11-20-2003 20:47 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
 Is it not possible that FOX scheduling Futurama at such a stupid time in the first place was a result of them being pissed at Groening?

The point being is that, no matter what, FOX will not bring Futurama back from the dead. Period. There's too much bad blood between the two parties for there ever to be a resurrection. Unless Futurama suddenly makes millions of dollars on DVD and huge rating on CN, it'll stay dead. Sorry.
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« Reply #35 on: 11-21-2003 03:54 »

SOME episodes of Family Guy DO actually make good points (e.g. The King Is Dead) but most of them are just for laughs, as Newhook said.
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« Reply #36 on: 11-21-2003 13:31 »

but sometims there are good points dont thorugh humour

or in "peter griffin husband father brother?"
i dont rember the qoute exactly.
"it doesn't about the color of your skin, the only color that really matter is green"

and the anti lesson ending

lois: well peter i guess you learned a pretty valuable lesson
Peter: nope
ending credits roll
Impossible

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« Reply #37 on: 11-21-2003 14:10 »

If this does go ahead, it will be awesome  smile
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« Reply #38 on: 11-21-2003 14:51 »

Well lets it put it clearly. I bloody happy. Least something that i like wil come back. The only other thing i have is The Simpsons as you may not know, im a big Simpsons fan!. Wish Futurama it was Futurama though  frown
evan

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« Reply #39 on: 11-21-2003 16:32 »

 
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Originally posted by User_names_suck:

lois: well peter i guess you learned a pretty valuable lesson
Peter: nope
ending credits roll

Hmm, I've seen that ending on South Park, Futurama, and the Simpsons. And it's such a cliche, anyway.

Fry: "It looks like Bender learned an important lesson about respecting other people.."
Professor: "No, wait, it was running at triple capacity."
Bender: "And I still hardly felt a thing!"
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