Originally posted by evan:
A) TV Guide's lists always, always, suck balls.
B) I can see why Futurama isn't on that list. The show only had its last epsisode one year ago. It's far too soon to call it a "legend." Then again, many of the characters listed above are in the same circumstances.
C) Futurama was, face it, not that popular of a show on FOX. Therefore, it will not get as much face time as something created by James Cameron ("Dark Angel" ), Steven Speilberg ("Taken" ), or Joss Wheedon ("Firefly" ).
Well, this actually one of the few cases where I think Futurama definetely should be on there. It didn't have a popular network run, no, but probably half of those other shows didn't either, including the incredibly short lived "Firefly" that, like Futurama, has a rabid cult fanbase. Basically, since this is a sci-fi list, most of those shows are basically cult shows....and Futurama fits that bill perfectly.
With something like the "cartoon characters" list, or that VH1 pop culture icons list, and so forth, I can totally understand why Futurama aren't on them....but this is one rare case where I think they did sort of drop the ball.
Anyways, most of those shows I don't know, but Rod Serling's #1 listing is perfect. The inclusion of The Jetsons and 3rd Rock is just sad though, especcially the latter which is only sci-fi on technicality.