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David A

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« Reply #240 on: 05-09-2005 19:27 »

Why even put Family Guy and American Dad on then?  They should just show three straight hours of The Simpsons during sweeps.  They'd probably get better ratings that way.
Grim

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« Reply #241 on: 05-09-2005 19:29 »

 
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Originally posted by i_c_weiner:
I watched it to see how sucky it was...
Jokes=Sucked,
Plot=Sucked,
& Show=Sucked.
I didn't laugh once during the whole show. Not once. I didn't even giggle! The plot seemed like something I had seen before, and the jokes seemed forced. I give it a 1 out of 10. I'm not giving it a 0 because the only thing I liked about it was the son and alien's relationship during the show. If they could build on that, that would be the only way to save the show, to me at least. Or build on the alien's past. I don't know any of the character's names. I don't plan to learn them. Wait, nevermind what I just said. I don't want it to be saved.

I agree with Jicannon, I think Nasty was alittle too nice with the rating, and I agree with Slackit's problems with Animation Domination. And which AD forum are you talking about? Arrested, Animation, or American?


I just love when these internet people get really worked up about Tv
DotheBartman

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« Reply #242 on: 05-09-2005 19:34 »

(To David A)They actually might not.  Two episodes of The Simpsons works well on occasions like this, but three or four might be overkill for most people.  It would be overkill for me on most nights, even if they showed my four favorite episodes or something.  Not to mention they'd run out of episodes too quickly.

And the main point is that they want strong openings for Family Guy and American Dad, which they've put a lot of money and probably executives' jobs behind (FG in particular).  The Simpsons is a much better lead in then Arrested Development, and they NEED a strong lead in for those shows, which is why they were originally going to plug American Dad after the first Simpsons ep.  Plus, there's also the point that we already KNOW Arrested Development would hurt them.  ADad and FG might have failed (so far they haven't), but the Fox executives already had about two years of ratings for Arrested Development to judge on, and frankly those ratings just haven't been very good.  They didn't know what the ratings would be like for FG (despite its original history, as the recent success on dvd and Adult Swim changes everything) and ADad, but they could already make a pretty good guess with Arrested.
David A

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« Reply #243 on: 05-09-2005 20:04 »

I was mostly being sarcastic anyway.

Why would they promote Family Guy and American Dad during sweeps anyway?  Family Guy was already cancelled once.  It probably won't be long before it's cancelled again.  American Dad is just plain awful.  That sketch show with Kelsey Grammer would probably get better ratings.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #244 on: 05-09-2005 21:29 »

How about this schedule?
7:00-King of the Hill
7:30-Malcolm in the Middle/New Show?
8:00-The Simpsons
8:30-Futurama
9:00-Arrested Devolpment
9:30-The Sketch Show/Family Guy?

Fox, listen to us! Bring back Futurama. How about this; move American Dad to 7pm during NFL season and replace American Dad during the summer with, say, some show that is currently in hiatus' reruns?
r_rakko

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« Reply #245 on: 05-09-2005 21:32 »

 
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That sketch show with Kelsey Grammer would probably get better ratings.

Apparently you don't follow the ratings. Sketch Show was earning a mere fraction of the ratings that FG and AD are now getting.
David A

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« Reply #246 on: 05-09-2005 21:47 »

 
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Originally posted by r_rakko:
 Apparently you don't follow the ratings.

You're right, I don't.  I just know that if I had to choose between watching American Dad or The Sketch Show, I'd watch The Sketch Show; and I don't even like The Sketch Show that much.
killbot4000

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« Reply #247 on: 05-09-2005 21:49 »
« Last Edit on: 05-09-2005 21:49 »

Instead of a double simpsons they should put one simpson ep and one futurama ep.Anywho back on topic i didn't like the American Dad ep it was just ok c-.
Beamer

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« Reply #248 on: 05-09-2005 23:40 »

They're only putting on double Simpsons because they're behind schedule and they needed to finish the season in time. How else are they going to air the 6 remaining Season 16 episodes in 3 weeks?
David A

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« Reply #249 on: 05-10-2005 00:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
They're only putting on double Simpsons because they're behind schedule and they needed to finish the season in time. How else are they going to air the 6 remaining Season 16 episodes in 3 weeks?

Maybe they should have thought of that during all those weeks when The Simpsons was a rerun, or not on at all because they were showing a movie or something.  The only reason that they're "behind schedule" is that they were saving those episodes so that they could double up on The Simpsons during sweeps.
Grim

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« Reply #250 on: 05-10-2005 01:23 »

Arent they moving Family Guy and American Dad off the Sunday slot in a few weeks anyway?
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #251 on: 05-10-2005 03:12 »
« Last Edit on: 05-10-2005 03:12 »

How many episodes did FOX order for the 16th season anyway? (And how many are supposed to be in Season 17?)

[edit]: Crap, I got mixed up and thought this was 'The Simpsons' thread. But what the hell, anyone know the answer?
DotheBartman

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« Reply #252 on: 05-10-2005 04:23 »

For Simpsons, 22 or 23....not sure if the 23rd is confirmed.  However, keep in mind of the ancient art of holdovers.  The first (I think) six episodes of the season were holdovers from the last run, and there'll be several holdovers at the beginning of 17 as well (though I don't know how many are actually ordered for that season).  All told, the season will have 21 episodes, though it was supposed to have 22 originally.  One episode (now the season finale) was delayed because it revolves around the catholic religion, and the week or two after the Pope's death when it was supposed to air was just NOT good timing at all.  At one point a different episode (which now won't air until S17) was going to be the finale, but they bumped it for the catholic one.  Now its too late for the 22nd scheduling wise, so the season is slightly short.  Sorry for that long post that has absolutely nothing to do with the point of this thread.

So, um.....I hear this show has a fish in it.  What's up with that?
killbot4000

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« Reply #253 on: 05-10-2005 19:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Grim:
Arent they moving Family Guy and American Dad off the Sunday slot in a few weeks anyway?

Where did you hear that.
newhook_1

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« Reply #254 on: 05-10-2005 21:43 »
« Last Edit on: 05-10-2005 21:43 »

Well, they hit the loud, dumb, jackass humor, which I enjoy, dead on this week(I mean the characters just being stupid, loud, and/or being jackasses here. I know it's not for everyone, and it doesn't suit every show). Now they just need ot fix the storytelling, and possibly other humor if they want to bring it up to the level of the other Animation Domination shows. It's better than last week, but they've still got a ways to go. The B plot with Steve wasn't too too bad either.

C+/B-
Beamer

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« Reply #255 on: 05-11-2005 21:11 »
« Last Edit on: 05-11-2005 21:11 »

I think the main problem with American Dad is that the show has all this great potential it doesn't use. When I heard the dad worked for the CIA, and the family had an alien, I instantly pictured Family Guy meets The X Files or something - but instead, it's a weak political satire...

Anyway, I saw the 2 latest episodes. I don't really have time to give reviews for them, but I'd give Threat Levels a C- and Stan Knows Best a B. The pilot is still the best episode - sure, a fairly average plot, but unlike the 2 latest episodes, it was consistently funny.

I was hoping the show would pick up after the pilot, but instead, it hasn't yet been able to top it. I'll still watch American Dad, it IS better than most things on TV, but at this rate, I don't see it getting a second season...
Harry Sach

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« Reply #256 on: 05-11-2005 23:57 »

I can't believe they're bumping Futurama on AS thursday for this garbage.
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #257 on: 05-12-2005 21:29 »
« Last Edit on: 05-12-2005 21:29 »

^I agree.
When are they going to air "Space Pilot 3000"? It should be today, but since American Dad is stealing that timeslot, what happens? I checked my Cable Guide for Saturday, and it said "The Series Has Landed". What the hell?
David A

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« Reply #258 on: 05-12-2005 22:49 »

There's no reason watch [Adult Swim] on Thursdays anymore.  It's all crap and reruns from Saturday now.
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #259 on: 05-12-2005 23:54 »
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^Can you please explain that better for me? (Or anyone who understands that?) No offense David A, I just don't get it. You make it sound like Futurama is crap, and I have no idea what you mean by "reruns from Saturday now."
Harry Sach

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« Reply #260 on: 05-13-2005 02:24 »

Boycotted AS tonight, Can't say I missed it. I hope they don't relegate Futurama to Saturdays only when they have enough episodes of this garbage.
Lrrr_2004
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« Reply #261 on: 05-13-2005 08:00 »

They need to move Futurama to Sundays, so it can go next to Family Guy. I don't know why they have Futurama surrounded by anime.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #262 on: 05-13-2005 10:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Lrrr_2004:
They need to move Futurama to Sundays, so it can go next to Family Guy. I don't know why they have Futurama surrounded by anime.

I'm still trying to figure out why anime even exists...
Venus

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« Reply #263 on: 05-13-2005 10:10 »

you and me both.
David A

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« Reply #264 on: 05-13-2005 10:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Eyedol7513:
^Can you please explain that better for me? (Or anyone who understands that?) No offense David A, I just don't get it. You make it sound like Futurama is crap, and I have no idea what you mean by "reruns from Saturday now."

What I mean is, they took Futurama off of [Adult Swim] on Thursdays, so now the schedule looks like this:

11:00 American Dad  Crap.
11:30 Family Guy  Crap.
12:00 Robot Chicken  Crap.
12:15 Tom Goes To The Mayor  Crap crap crap.
12:30 Fullmetal Alchemist  Rerun of last Saturday's episode.
1:00 Ghost In The Shell  Rerun of last Saturday's episode.
1:30 Venture Brothers  Okay, so this isn't crap, but who wants to stay up until two in the morning just to watch a show that they've probably already seen a dozen times?

Futurama was the last thing worth watching on [Adult Swim] on Thursday nights.  If it's not on anymore, then I ain't watching.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
Jicannon

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« Reply #265 on: 05-13-2005 10:42 »

I wouldn't stay up to watch Futurama anyway because I have the DVDs. Why stay up, give up a Saturday night, and watch whichever episode AS picks for you when you could pick your own episode and watch it whenever you want yourself?
David A

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« Reply #266 on: 05-13-2005 11:32 »

*Shrug*  Why shell out 115 bucks for the DVDs when I can watch the show for free?
DotheBartman

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« Reply #267 on: 05-13-2005 13:59 »
« Last Edit on: 05-13-2005 13:59 »

Deleted scenes, commenataries, better audio/visual quality, no commercials, being able to pick the time to watch and episodes to watch....I actually couldn't see myself posting at a Futurama board and not owning the dvds.  But to each his own.

Haven't watched a rerun of the show in quite some time, so Adult Swim showing one less a week doesn't bug me.  The dvds suit me just fine.  I'm more bothered by the erratic way "Home Movies" is run, but there's dvds of that too, so whatever.  I wonder what they'll do with "The Boondocks" (the next Adult Swim show I care about) though.
David A

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« Reply #268 on: 05-13-2005 14:52 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
Deleted scenes, commenataries, better audio/visual quality, no commercials, being able to pick the time to watch and episodes to watch....

Deleted scenes and commenataries are nice extras, but if I can't justify the expense for the show itself, I'm certainly not going to pay a hundred bucks for just those extras.  I don't doubt that DVDs have better audio and visual quality than what's shown on TV, but I'm afraid that my ears and eyes aren't of high enough quality to tell the difference.  As for being able to watch whatever episode I want to see whenever I want to see it, if I really cared about that I'd just tape all the episodes.  Blank tape is pretty cheap.

Honestly, if I had that kind of money to spend on DVDs, there are plenty of other things that I'd rather buy that aren't already being shown on TV four or five times a week.
Jicannon

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« Reply #269 on: 05-13-2005 15:06 »

Also so you can
 
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pick your own episode and watch it whenever you want yourself
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #270 on: 05-13-2005 17:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Eyedol7513:
When are they going to air "Space Pilot 3000"?

This Saturday. Futurama Saturday on Adult Swim is getting a take-over by the something some like to call "anime" on May 28, I believe. I call it "anime" "crap".

I didn't care to watch [as] last night. Like David A said, everything was crap last night. Not like the coming soon "Crap-filled Saturday's on adult swim", but still, it was crap. I hope that CN comes to their senses and gets Futurama on its rightful timeslot; everyday [as] is on at 11pm.
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #271 on: 05-15-2005 02:09 »

Thank you American Dad for making [as] not air "Space Pilot 3000". (Sarcasm is there.)

But why didn't [as] air "Space Pilot 3000" Saturday, instead of "The Series Has Landed"?
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #272 on: 05-15-2005 02:46 »

Damn, when will they play Space Pilot 3000!? I haven't seen that one yet!
  roll eyes
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #273 on: 05-15-2005 03:22 »

^What the hell? I just want to know why they skipped airing SP3000, and went straight to TSHL. [as] usually shows them in order. What's wrong with that?
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #274 on: 05-15-2005 03:26 »
« Last Edit on: 05-15-2005 03:26 »

<-- Look at my apathetic face.

I haven't got a hold of last weeks American Dad. I can't be bothered. I can't even be bothered downloading Family Guy anymore. I've changed.   frown
newhook_1

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« Reply #275 on: 05-15-2005 22:11 »
« Last Edit on: 05-15-2005 22:11 »

HUGE improvement. I liked this episode a little more than the pilot. I actually like Stan as a character, he's a jackass who constantly goes overboard. Makes me laugh. It's like Jerkass Homer, but there has never been any emotional attachment to the character, so it's not annoying, but pretty funny in my opinion. It seems that the series in general is going to be about right wing Stan learning a lesson each episode. It will wear thin after awhile, but it suits the show for now. I give this episode a solid B+, though I'm sure to be pounced on by members who can't learn to enjoy some cheap laughs.   tongue

I missed the Arrested Development discussion eariler on. My opinion was that it was a great show, but too highbrow to gather a large enough audience to warrent it's existance on network TV. Something like that is more suited to cable, where it can find a niche and stiil earn what can be considered good ratings. If it can't get good ratings after the Simpsons, advertising or not, there actually isn't much FOX can do for it. Like I said, though, I personally like the show, it just wasn't suited to network TV(In America, anyway).   
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #276 on: 05-16-2005 01:05 »

My god, the world is coming to an end! I actually liked this episode. It was actually pretty good. It missed getting a 10/10, because it simply didn't have everything. But I'll give it a 8/10.

fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #277 on: 05-16-2005 02:12 »

I loved this episode of American Dad.  It was funny...really funny...Family Guy funny.

Like I've said before, I'd rather watch a show like American Dad than some stupid reality show or lousy cop drama.
Grim

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« Reply #278 on: 05-16-2005 05:29 »

Great episode, loved the racoon chase. Unfortunately they relied on a mircale recovery ending, but meh.

Funny how Patrick Stewart's character looked like Patrick Stewart
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #279 on: 05-16-2005 18:26 »

 
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Originally Posted by fryfanSpyOrama:

I'd rahter watch a show like American Dad than some stupid reality show or lousy cop drama.

That isn't saying much.
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