Originally posted by ZombieJesus:
Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
The Rugrats also have a star on the Wall of Fame, but you don't see anybody else making a thread about it.
Potatoheads have a hollywood star?
What's next, harlequin fetus?
Don't diss the Rugrats, man, they were a gret show from 1991-1995, then they became more kiddy in 1996-2004. Plus,
From the most opoular Rugrats site:
Editorial for 2/25/2002
Good news, everyone -- Futurama has been renewed for the 2002-2003 season on Fox.
But now, here's the bad news.
Futurama's future beyond 2003 is in doubt, as it's likely that Fox will cancel the show.
For those of you not familiar with Futurama, here's what it's about. In the first episode, Phillip J. Fry, a pizza delivery boy, falls for a joke when he delivers pizza to a cryonics lab in New York City on New Year's Eve, 1999. Realising that this was a joke, he starts to leave, but ends up falling into a cryonics chamber, where he was frozen for 1000 years. When he was thawed out, he was in a changed world, trapped in a future he never made. Since then, he became a delivery boy for an interplanetary delivery service, Planet Express, run by Fry's distant nephew, who's about 150 years old. The show was created by Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons.
What does Futurama and Invader Zim have in common, besides the fact that they're both sci-fi cartoon shows? They both weren't given a fair chance to prove themselves.
But in the case of Futurama, they'll be given time to show the remaining shows.
Futurama's ratings didn't look good not because of its time slot (7PM ET), but because of what comes before it 5 months out of every year -- NFL football.
In the eastern US, according to an NFL-dictated schedule, many stations show a late 4PM game. This game rarely ends before 7PM ET. And when it does, Fox often joins another late game in progress, just in time for the closing minutes of that game. Because of this, the game coverage usually ends at 7:30PM ET, just in time for King Of The Hill. Futurama ends up pre-empted or, in rare cases, joined in progress. And because of football, eastern markets with no late game, and all western markets, show repeats of Futurama until December, when new, but still pre-emptable, episodes begin.
When Futurama started in January 1999, the show had a great timeslot -- 8:30PM ET, between The Simpsons and The X-Files. But in March, Fox had another new show that wanted that time slot -- Malcolm In The Middle. Malcolm became a big hit for Fox, while it's touch-and-go for Futurama at its new 7PM ET timeslot. And outside of football season, it also has to contend with CBS's 60 Minutes and Dateline NBC. But it was football that really did Futurama in.
What can you do about it? Simple, write or fax Fox -- check the web for addresses.
If Fox officially cancels Futurama, then it'll be another nail in the coffin for decent animation shows for the entire family.
Anyway, on a lighter note, we're talking about Donald's star because he's getting it/got it recently, were as the Rugrats got their's back in 2001.