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Lee Roberts

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« Reply #80 on: 04-26-2004 15:39 »

Family Guy will air by atleast January 2004, people are already holding a countdown! It's nice to have Family Guy back, so they can take the piss outta some of the crap with have on tv, now that Futurama is gone!!!
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #81 on: 04-26-2004 18:09 »

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Originally posted by Lee Roberts:
Family Guy will air by atleast January 2004 QUOTE]
 
*sarcasm to the max*
Wow. I didnt know it started airing already.

  evil laugh   laff

fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #82 on: 08-18-2004 23:07 »

FOX is airing a Family Guy marathon, this Wednesday and next Wednesday.  I like the fact is the show, but WHAT ABOUT FUTURAMA?!!!!!!!!!!


I can't believe that Family Guy sales are higher than Futurama. 


Sometimes, I think FOX is bringing back Family Guy as a slap in the face to Futurama fans.  It is their way of telling us that, "We are bringing back Family Guy, but your show is still cancelled."  (Raises middle finger at all Futurama fans.)
Jicannon

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« Reply #83 on: 08-18-2004 23:14 »

uh, i seriously doubt that FOX is doing this to make fun of Futurama and its fans. It would if it were run by 6 year olds.....well, now that I mention it.........  laff
Spacedal11

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« Reply #84 on: 08-18-2004 23:14 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
FOX is airing a Family Guy marathon, this Wednesday and next Wednesday.  I like the fact is the show, but WHAT ABOUT FUTURAMA?!!!!!!!!!!


I can't believe that Family Guy sales are higher than Futurama. 


Sometimes, I think FOX is bringing back Family Guy as a slap in the face to Futurama fans.  It is their way of telling us that, "We are bringing back Family Guy, but your show is still cancelled."  (Raises middle finger at all Futurama fans.)

I'm way ahead of you! up yours HA! YOU LIKE THAT FOX YOU BASTARDS!? Futurama will live! Everyone who loves it still has hope but it shall live in our hearts and souls! Fu%k you FOX!
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #85 on: 08-18-2004 23:18 »

I just saw their promo:

"This has been four years in the making, the return of Family Guy."

The four years remark is from the Olympic Games, since the last Olympic Games was four years ago.  They are calling the Family Guy marathon, the FOX Summer Games.

FOX, knows that we Futurama fans want to bring Futurama back and they'll rub it in our faces by promoting the return of Family Guy.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #86 on: 08-18-2004 23:24 »

WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS TO FUTURAMA?!!!!! Whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhy!?!?! It's so sad. I really like Family Guy, but man Futurama is my obsession! I mean Dalmatians have always been number one and always will be but I love Futurama! Whahah!  cry
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #87 on: 08-18-2004 23:30 »

All I'm saying is, all this buzz about Family Guy coming back.  That should be Futurama's buzz.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #88 on: 08-19-2004 07:51 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
All I'm saying is, all this buzz about Family Guy coming back.  That should be Futurama's buzz.

You sound like a pompous arrogant prick. Can't you be happy that a good show is getting renewed instead of being so unhappy that it's not happening to Futurama? You can't compare everything to one show all the time anyway.

SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #89 on: 08-19-2004 08:36 »

He's right, y'know. Whatever you think of Family Guy, it's not 'stealing' Futurama's thunder, or somesuch garbage.

You make it sound like Fox is specifically targeting Futurama fans for some sadistic thrill. I'm sure it's pretty safe to say that they don't give two (or even three!) figs about the show's fanbase. Fox is a money driven concern, not a 'pick on nerds' concern.

There's much worse things on TV, so, go have fun all ya'll Family Guy fans. I'll be sitting here gnashing my teeth in happiness for you.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #90 on: 08-19-2004 13:00 »

Why do you say we're nerds? I mean yeah most of us are just teenagers but are we that pathedic?
newhook_1

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« Reply #91 on: 08-19-2004 13:47 »

Yes.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #92 on: 08-19-2004 13:50 »

That's what I thought.
BNLbum

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« Reply #93 on: 08-19-2004 14:00 »

I like Family Guy a lot, and I'm glad it's coming back. Don't get me wrong, Futurama is far and away my favorite show ever, and I would be peeing myself if it actually came back. Seriously, if it were coming on in January instead of family guy, I would have three and a half months of solid urination. But Family Guy DVDs have sold better than Futurama's, and I would guess that it is cheaper than Futurama to produce, which is why Fox has chosen to renew it. Even if it is as expensive as Futurama to produce, it has still sold more DVDs, and thus made Fox more money. That's the reason Fox is renewing it: more DVDs sold means more advertisers will pay more to put more commericals on, thus earning Fox more money. It has nothing to do with Fox sticking it to Futurama fans - beyond what they've already done, since we all know they screwed Futurama over. I'm sure it was making them at least as much money as King of the Hill - but, I digress.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #94 on: 08-19-2004 15:41 »

Don't get me wrong, I like family guy.  It is one of my favorite shows, but Futurama was a better written show.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #95 on: 08-19-2004 15:42 »

Well if you like Family Guy so much, then why are you going out of your way to bash it and make it look bad?
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #96 on: 08-19-2004 16:38 »
« Last Edit on: 08-19-2004 16:38 »

I'm not bashing Family Guy.  I'm bashing FOX for bringing back Family Guy and ignoring Futurama fans in bringing back Futurama.  As a fan of both shows, I'm glad that Family Guy is back, though angry that FOX ignores pleas to bring back Futurama. 

Futurama deserves to come back more than Family Guy.  Futurama had a good storyline while Family Guy was like the Simpsons, where the episodes have funny scenes and funny lines, but the plot is sort of so-so and have no long running plot.

One episode of Family Guy would have some crazy stuff happen and by next episode it would be the same.  Futurama is justlike that, but had the sense of connection more.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #97 on: 08-19-2004 20:07 »

This idea that Fox brought back Futurama simply to piss off Futurama fans is silly.  They may have axed Futurama due to their personal distaste for it, but they weren't trying to piss off fans, they just wanted it out of the way.  The idea that they would put all this marketing muscle behind the comeback of another show just to piss off the fans of one of their cancelled series is just ridiculous.

And look at this way....if Family Guy's return is successful (which I think it will be on some level), that sets a precedent.  It shows that a cancelled show can literally come back from the dead simply due to its successful afterlife.  This is officially the first show to come back based off of strong dvd sales and strong cable rerun ratings....the networks (including Fox) are going to be watching it very, very closesly.  If it does well, they're going to look at other series and wonder which ones they might have made similar mistakes with and could return.  Animated shows will be looked at for obvious reasons, and considering the similar circumstances of its demise Futurama will be one of the shows they'll look at, I guarantee it...
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #98 on: 08-20-2004 02:40 »
« Last Edit on: 08-20-2004 02:40 »

Remember FOX's promos for introducing the final episodes of Futurama.

"LOL starts with a new Futurama."
Homer: "Doh!...I mean, whoo hoo!"

That was FOX's way of insulting Futurama fans, having a Simpson character insult Futurama.  Simpsons of course is the reason why FOX is big today.  How do you think Matt and David felt when they saw that?

FOX's promo for the return of Family Guy, feels like a blow to Futurama fans.

YOU DON'T THINK FOX REMEMBERS THROWING OUR LETTERS TO BRING BACK THE SHOW IN THE TRASH?

YOU DON'T THINK FOX REMEMBERS ERASING EMAILS WE SENT THEM, BEGGING TO BRING BACK THE SHOW?

FOX CERTAINLY ENJOYED IGNORING OUR PLEAS.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #99 on: 08-20-2004 03:05 »

No. I don't think they've given them that much thought, really, the same way I give little thought to letters after I've read them and thrown them out.

 
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LOL starts with a new Futurama."
Homer: "Doh!...I mean, whoo hoo!"

That was FOX's way of insulting Futurama fans, having a Simpson character insult Futurama.

That's moronic. Not only are you completely ignoring the general light-hearted nature of the advertisment, you're also trying to place you're own silly meanings upon the text. If you really think that's what the add was about... there's little hope for you.

Once again, Fox was never fond of the show, but they didn't have an insidoius vendetta against the show's fans. They just don't care.

Also, capslock is the tool of Satan. I can't give you any crediblilty if you're doing that. How old are you, again?
M0le

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« Reply #100 on: 08-20-2004 03:12 »

Why are people saying that FOX is deliberately doing it to annoy fans? That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard. They are a business, money and ratings is what a television channel is about, not pissing off fans of certain shows. It is all professional.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #101 on: 08-20-2004 03:21 »
« Last Edit on: 08-20-2004 03:21 »

then I suppose you are saying it is a coincidence they have Homer say that line right after they introduce Futurama?

i know why FOX didn't like the show.  I also know that they didn't understand why us fans like the show.  It annoyed them that a show such as Futurama gain so much support, because it prevented them from cancelling much quicker.  I know they don't care about what we think.

I also remind you about FOX changing Futurama's timeslot.  Sundays at 7, they knew that was a lousy timeslot.  They figured with that timeslot, the show wouldn't gain that much ratings what with pre-emption with their lousy football games.   

When ratings were still good, they decided to do something worse.  Which brings up those times when there was no football game and instead of airing an new episode of Futurama along with new episodes of Simpsons and KOTH, they'd air a rerun of Simpsons, or KOTH during the early part of 2003.  And all of sudden, the show's cancelled. FOX's official reason, low ratings.  They neglect to mention about the argument Matt had with them, telling them how unfair they were to the show.

The reason why I say this is because from learning from the past.  Remember Gilligan's Island.  That was a huge show, fans loved it and CBS stuck it to the fans and cancelled that show. 

Of course CBS would later offer fans three TV made movies to give closure, but I doubt FOX will give us fans that.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #102 on: 08-20-2004 03:33 »

 
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then I suppose you are saying it is a coincidence they have Homer say that line right after they introduce Futurama?

I'm saying that it's not a jab at Futurama fans. It's just a Simpson's quote that fit.

 
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i know why FOX didn't like the show. I also know that they didn't understand why us fans like the show. It annoyed them that a show such as Futurama gain so much support, because it prevented them from cancelling much quicker. I know they don't care about what we think.

Newsflash: Futurama NEVER did that well. Considering it's outlandish premise, it was never the ratings smash it needed to be. No, the shifting timeslots certainly didn't help, but if it had acheived constantly excellent ratings during it's brief stint on a primetime slot, it would have done okay.

What you fail to understand is that Fox sabotaged the show because they didn't like it, not becasue of some vendetta against the fans. Despite the fact that you claim to understand this, you then immediately turn around and imply that Fox 'stuck it too the fans.' Yes, they did, but it was a cold, passionless act, not one of calculated malevolence.

DotheBartman

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« Reply #103 on: 08-20-2004 03:40 »

That ad, although perhaps poorly chosen, was not an intentional attack on Futurama. It was, as said, just a funny Simpsons (their most popular show, undeniably) quote that happened to fit in an ironic little way.  They would've done it with practically any other show that happened to be in that slot, including The Simpsons (and they probably did do it with Simpsons/KOTH reruns).

Others have it right...Fox wasn't trying to annoy Futurama fans...they just didn't care.  They made their decision on Futurama (largely, granted, due to their own distaste for it) and stuck with it.  They didn't go "mwahahahahaha!  Watch as I throw away another fan letter!".  More then likely they just said "oh, here's a bunch of letters about that show we cancelled" and either read them or chucked them.

Fox makes a lot of dumb mistakes.  More or less sabotaging Futurama's chances was one of them.  But one mistake they aren't making is bring back another cancelled show simply to piss off Futurama fans.  Do you really think they care anymore?  They're done with it.  Its a show that's completely in the hands of Fox Home Video and the syndication departments.  They deal with it while the head programmers that didn't happen to care for it don't.  And I'm fairly sure they are at least up for making a profit off of the dvds and syndication revenues.

Again, look at it this way.  Family Guy is being watched very closely.  Its an unprecedented situation, a show having been cancelled twice, building up all this hype, and then being brought back based off good dvd sales and rerun ratings.  Futurama did not do as well as Family Guy, hence FG being renewed while Futurama sits on the shelves.  But if all goes as planned with the FG renewal...do you really think the networks are not going to take a critical look at some of their past cancellations?  This is a business that's largely about copying previous successes, whether they be another networks or your own.  This doesn't mean Futurama will neccasarily be brought back thanks to FG....but it gives it a clearer shot then any letters, petitions, and bomb threats ever did.
Hedgecore

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« Reply #104 on: 08-20-2004 20:58 »

i cant wait for new family guy episodes its my fav show i like futurama but i think its nothign next to family guy and i think the simpsons in terrible now i was glad to see futurama when the simpsons started sucking but i dont think futurama has nearly as big of a fan base as family guy. family guy sells lots of dvds gets great ratings all my friends like it i always meet people who like it i see people with family guy t-shirts im in a family guy clan on the game socom 2. i never once seen someone with a futurama tshirt or even heard people talking about it at school or anyone that ive met. futurama is a good show but i dont think it has much mainstream appeal like some people think family guy is fun for everyone and all the pop culture referances make it IMO the funniest show ever.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #105 on: 08-20-2004 22:37 »
« Last Edit on: 08-20-2004 22:37 »

This is all about ratings, right?  Well, Futurama has high ratings since it's been on CN.  David X. Cohen was impressed to learn that it was time slot that affected Futurama, but now since it is on a better time slot the ratings have been good.  However, FOX still won't bring it back despite this turn or events.

The reason why you don't see Futurama shirts and stuff, is because lack of promotion from FOX.  In the early 90's FOX did what they could to make the Simpsons a household name.  They own the rights to the show and did all types of promotion.  You said it yourself, FOX hates the show and thus gave little promotion to it, that it couldn't develop a fan base. The only place I know where you pick up a Futurama toy is at a comic shop or a flea market, while Simpson toys are at all sorts of stores.

I'm not surprised it took four years for Futurama to be a video game.  The Simpsons have had video games come out much faster than that. 

The ratings weren't that good for Futurama at 7, but it was still as decent as any other show on that time slot.  I know I tuned in every Sunday at 7 to help keep the ratings up.


If you remember when I first posted on this thread I said, "Sometimes, I think FOX is bringing back Family Guy as a slap in the face to Futurama fans."

As far as Family Guy's return, I hope it does do well and causes FOX to think about bringing back Futurama.
M0le

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« Reply #106 on: 08-20-2004 23:10 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
I'm not surprised it took four years for Futurama to be a video game. The Simpsons have had video games come out much faster than that.
Unless you count the extremely bad selling SNES Game/s such as 'Bart's Nightmare', the first real Simpsons game released didn't come out until 2001, roughly twelve years after the first Simpsons episode was aired.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #107 on: 08-21-2004 01:11 »

That's not true.  Although the quality of them may be in question, as far as I know many of the Acclaim Simpsons games sold quite well (and indeed spanned more then the the SNES; from memory, Dos, Genesis, Game Boy, Master System, NES, and Game Gear).  The great Konami arcade game from 1991 was also very popular, Virtual Springfield from 1998 did well enough, and Simpsons Wrestling (terrible game btw) and Simpsons Bowling Arcade from 2000 both did decently enough as well.  Plus even aside from the sales being good or bad, they're all "proper" video games.  Bad in most cases (arcade game is great, Bowling is okay) but proper nonetheless, and apparently not much different in quality from the Futurama game.

With that said Futurama is better video game subject matter, although The Simpsons' best games (arcade game, Hit and Run) seem to have produced better results.

Beamer

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« Reply #108 on: 10-01-2004 02:15 »

Bump!

Apparentally, Fox have revealed the names of the first 13 returning episodes. They are as follows:
#4ACX01 - North by North Quahog
#4ACX02 - Fast Times at Buddy Cianci High
#4ACX03 - Don't Make Me Over
#4ACX04 - Blind Ambition
#4ACX05 - Stewie B. Goode (Part I)
#4ACX06 - Bango Was His Name Oh (Part II)
#4ACX07 - Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure (Part III)
#4ACX08 - The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire
#4ACX09 - Petarded
#4ACX010 - Brian the Bachelor
#4ACX011 - 8 Simple Rules for Buying My Teenage Daughter
#4ACX012 - Breaking Out Is Hard to Do
#4ACX013 - Model Misbehavior
Prof.Killbot

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« Reply #109 on: 10-10-2004 01:58 »

I hope Futurama pulls a "Family Guy" and gets back on the air.Oh yeah and I'm new.
Futurama Nerd

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« Reply #110 on: 10-10-2004 02:26 »

What are you doing here?! I told you to go away!
Just kidding   big grin . This guy is my cousin.
I too hope Futurama pulls a "Family Guy". Lets just hope AFF works. I'm glad Family Guy is back.

When life gives you lemons, throw it at the nearest person.
Bender2.0

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« Reply #111 on: 10-10-2004 02:35 »

What's up Professor and Nerd! I finally made it! Anyway,Family Guy is back! That's damn good news everyone! I'm gonna watch it the night it premiers,to show FOX how wrong they were to cancel it. This does help Futurama's chances to get back on air,they both had good DVD sales right?
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #112 on: 10-10-2004 11:22 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:#4ACX01 - North by North Quahog
#4ACX02 - Fast Times at Buddy Cianci High
#4ACX03 - Don't Make Me Over
#4ACX04 - Blind Ambition
#4ACX05 - Stewie B. Goode (Part I)
#4ACX06 - Bango Was His Name Oh (Part II)
#4ACX07 - Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure (Part III)
#4ACX08 - The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire
#4ACX09 - Petarded
#4ACX010 - Brian the Bachelor
#4ACX011 - 8 Simple Rules for Buying My Teenage Daughter
#4ACX012 - Breaking Out Is Hard to Do
#4ACX013 - Model Misbehavior

Let's see, what spoofs can I spot here?

Fast Times At Ridgemont High(movie)
Johnny B. Goode(Chuck Berry song)
Bango Was His Name Oh(Bingo song)
8 Simple Rules(TV show)
Retarded(state of mind)

Sounds kind of promising though. I really hope the guys writing this show haven't lost their stuff and can still pull a decent spoof like they always have.

Jicannon

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« Reply #113 on: 10-13-2004 12:27 »

Lamp you forgot Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure (Bill & Ted)
BNLbum

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« Reply #114 on: 10-13-2004 19:59 »

 
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#4ACX05 - Stewie B. Goode (Part I)
#4ACX06 - Bango Was His Name Oh (Part II)
#4ACX07 - Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure (Part III)

Sounds like a 3 part time travel adventure starring Stewie! Stewie B. Goode reminds me of the Johnny B. Goode scene from Back to the Future, and Stu & Stewie's is definately a parody of that other comedy time-travel movie, Bill & Ted. The only dissapointing aspect of this line up? I was looking forward to another "Brian & Stewie" get lost in (insert place here) adventure. I thought they were developing those as a sort of annual thingy... Are there more than just these 13 episodes this season?

ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #115 on: 10-13-2004 22:19 »

 
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Originally posted by zoidberg74:
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.

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.[/QUOTE]

My friend got the DVD for Family Guy, He said they said, Fox hated this show's guts. It was way too contrversial and made them cut out a lot of content and a whole episode.

I was actually wasn't suprised that they show had come back dispite differences in taste. Where there's money to be made, there's always a way.
Beamer

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« Reply #116 on: 10-14-2004 03:59 »

 
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Originally posted by BNLbum:
I thought they were developing those as a sort of annual thingy... Are there more than just these 13 episodes this season?

I'm pretty sure there'll be more than 13 episodes this season - the website I got this from described this list as "the FIRST 13" episodes. Keep in mind that the writers still haven't finished this season yet, so I wouldn't be surprised if this list was only of the episodes they've finished.

Anyway, I think they will do another 'Road To' episode, but I also think it will be later on in the season. Hell, the last 'Road to' episode was originally intended to be Season 3's finale.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #117 on: 10-14-2004 14:48 »

 
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Originally posted by Jicannon:
Lamp you forgot Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure (Bill & Ted)

It was on what spoofs I could SPOT. I couldn't spot that one.
Prof.Killbot

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« Reply #118 on: 10-17-2004 21:56 »

Did anyone hear?They said that the 35 new Family Guy episodes will lead up to the rumored Family Guy Movie.I hope it's true  big grin !I want to watch it during its opening week!

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newhook_1

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« Reply #119 on: 10-17-2004 22:03 »

No dice, the 3 part episode is the story that they were, or so I'm told, going to use for the movie. I've heard they're going to release a DVD with all three episodes on it, along with extra scenes linking the episodes together into one hour long episode.
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