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Juliet

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« on: 05-07-2004 13:58 »

Thought you might like to read this.

This got me thinking. why didn't they do that to Futurama in the first place?

Sal

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« Reply #1 on: 05-07-2004 14:03 »

i agree why didnt they do that with futurama, mabye they will?
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #2 on: 05-07-2004 14:04 »
« Last Edit on: 05-07-2004 14:04 »

They didn't do it to Futurama because Channel 4 already has Futurama, but it can't compare with the audience of The Simpsons or Friends.
The Simpsons are a better replacement for Friends.

Lets see, if BBC2 still have the Simpsons, this will be the 4th channel (including C4, Sky 1 and Network 2) to have the Simpsons, making my dream of 24 hour Simpsons a reality and make my parents go nuts.   <IMG SRC="http://peel.gotfuturama.com/ubb/smiley_laughevil.gif">
davierocks

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« Reply #3 on: 05-07-2004 14:23 »

Does this mean that terrestrial TV will finally be getting regular new episodes of The Simpsons?  If so, bless you C4.
Impossible

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« Reply #4 on: 05-07-2004 14:28 »

I haven't seen The Simpsons in ages. Can't wait to see these new episodes though  <IMG SRC="http://peel.gotfuturama.com/ubb/smile.gif">
Bushmeister

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« Reply #5 on: 05-07-2004 14:30 »

Excellent news this, I would definitely watch just so I could catch up first hand how things are going with the new Simpsons these days.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #6 on: 05-07-2004 17:37 »

Its really not of much intrest since I've seen them already on Sky One plus there going to have to show season 12 first. the 2nd worst season of Simpsons ever. hopefully they'll repeat good episodes BBC2 had a strange Habbit of repeating Season 10.
Maybe we'll even get E4 repeats.
CyberKnight

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« Reply #7 on: 05-07-2004 17:42 »
« Last Edit on: 05-07-2004 17:42 »

 
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
Lets see, if BBC2 still have the Simpsons, this will be the 4th channel (including C4, Sky 1 and Network 2) to have the Simpsons, making my dream of 24 hour Simpsons a reality and make my parents go nuts.     <IMG SRC="http://peel.gotfuturama.com/ubb/smiley_laughevil.gif">

Nah, BBC2 have stopped showing The Simpsons forever or at least until they get the rights back, which is unlikely.

I was impressed that C4 is giving the show such a prominent slot. But, as user_names_suck says, I've seen them all. And they ain't good, even the S13 onwards episodes to warrant a second viewing, IMHO.

Hey, waitaminute. Freeloading Irish.....  <IMG SRC="http://peel.gotfuturama.com/ubb/tongue.gif">

Anyway, if you want 24 hour Simpsons you just have to watch Sky One, the way they're going.  <IMG SRC="http://peel.gotfuturama.com/ubb/smiley_hmpf.gif">
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #8 on: 05-07-2004 17:50 »

Hey, at least Sky are showing double Futurama on Fridays.

Blasted BBC2, ruin my vision will ya!!
*prods BBC2 with fork*

And the British are just as much freeloaders as Irish.  <IMG SRC="http://peel.gotfuturama.com/ubb/tongue.gif">
I notice that sometimes we get some series before Britain, like I remember seeing Scrubs before it came on Sky 1, and some Friends series too (not that I watched them).
CyberKnight

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« Reply #9 on: 05-07-2004 19:07 »

Yeah, I noticed that. They actually bumped their precious Simpsons from it's 7:00 spot for it (where I think it's been for at least 5 years or so Monday-Friday).

But I'm still utterly annoyed with Sky for their stupid policy of showing two new episodes in as many months. It's ridiculous.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #10 on: 05-07-2004 20:14 »
« Last Edit on: 05-07-2004 20:14 »

I know I would have preferd it if they actually just completley delayed the airing of the beginning of the 15th season by about 2/3 months so we'd get them more regulary instead of having huge gaps in the middle of it. I mean were in the middle of a 6 week gap between 'Diatribe' and 'Margical history tour.' and then its another month untill 'Millhouse doesn't live here anymore'
and from then we don't have any more infomation.
sheep555

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« Reply #11 on: 05-08-2004 04:39 »

Try emailing Sky - they were pretty helpful about schedule times when Futurama was being bumped around by them (due to Fox not showing episodes).
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #12 on: 05-08-2004 07:30 »

This is kinda clool, I guess. But I still wish BBC 2 kept them though, because at least then they didn't put crappy adverts halfway through, like C4 will...
Sal

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« Reply #13 on: 05-08-2004 10:18 »

Well thats not as bad as american T.V, i think they show averts evry 1/4 of the way through, i couldnt bare it!

BUT MORE SIMPSONS, MORE!
sheep555

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« Reply #14 on: 05-09-2004 03:16 »

Think about this. American TV programmes are, with adverts, half an hour long. American TV imports shown in Britain are, with adverts, half an hour long.

You're still getting the same amount of adverts. It just happens that two breaks happen in US TV, and only one long break happens in Britain. There's still roughly the 1/3 ads, 2/3 programming going on in the UK.

(NB: I'm also counting channel promos as adverts).
Sal

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« Reply #15 on: 05-09-2004 07:06 »

i know but evry 5 minutes of a show thres adverts.

It's so anoying, i think it gave me cancer!
ChrisWilson

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« Reply #16 on: 05-09-2004 08:48 »

Both BBC2 and Channel 4 have never been able to handle animated shows correctly and they generally put them in as filler.

I think Channel 4 should have stuck with Futurama, because they're already screwing up with that, never mind The Simpsons. Also The Simpsons will be dead by 2006.
Sal

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« Reply #17 on: 05-09-2004 09:29 »

 
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Originally posted by ChrisWilson:
...The Simpsons will be dead by 2006...

wish-full thinking 
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