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fryfanSpyOrama

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« on: 03-15-2004 01:16 »
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Why hasn't Katey Sagal done any of the commentaries so far? Is it due to her schedule? Does she not want to do them?  Billy and John have appeared in many of the Commentaries, but no Katey.  Now, I haven't listened to all the commentaries on Season 3, but if they are like the first two DVD sets, then Katey may not be on any of commentaries on season 3.  I think is a shame, I'd love to hear her thoughts on playing Leela.  For that matter how come Lauren Tom hasn't been apart of the commentary as of yet also?
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #1 on: 03-15-2004 02:16 »

I think Lauren Tom shows up for a Volume 4 DVD commentary, although I'm not 100% sure; what with living in Region 1 and all.
Grim

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« Reply #2 on: 03-15-2004 02:38 »

Nope no Lauren Tom on the Season 4 set, although she is on the table read. Tress Macnielle is on some season 3 ones, but is absent from season 4 as well, although Maurice LaMarche is in abundance on season 4, many of the episodes he is not in, but just comes along for the ride
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #3 on: 03-15-2004 02:41 »

I assume that it's because, unlike the other regular cast members, Katey is actually a working actress in a current show (8 Simple Rules), and so can't take time out to record the commentaries, whereas those lazy bum voice actors types have all the time in the world :P
Teral

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« Reply #4 on: 03-15-2004 14:28 »

Sounds like Kazz is on to something there. I wanted to hear Katey Sagal do a commentary as well, mainly for "Leela's Homeworld" or "A Leela Of Her Own".

She's on the table reads though.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #5 on: 03-15-2004 14:35 »

Because she's one of the beautiful people, too good for us, damn, how the hell would we know?
Shadowstar

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« Reply #6 on: 03-15-2004 15:27 »

Two factors. One, she is a working actress and does other things that consume a lot of time, while the rest are working, but not that many hours. And two, she only voices one characters, while Billy, John, Maurice and Tress voice dozens.
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #7 on: 03-15-2004 15:31 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:
Two factors. One, she is a working actress and does other things that consume a lot of time, while the rest are working, but not that many hours. And two, she only voices one characters, while Billy, John, Maurice and Tress voice dozens.
I agree with that.
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #8 on: 03-15-2004 16:32 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
Sounds like Kazz is on to something there. I wanted to hear Katey Sagal do a commentary as well, mainly for "Leela's Homeworld" or "A Leela Of Her Own".

She's on the table reads though.

A compliment....for...me?!!

Hooray! (I stole it from someone else anyway)
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« Reply #9 on: 03-15-2004 18:39 »

To be honest I dont think I'd particulary care for what she had to say anyway.
as people have said she has live action commitments, and she only does one voice.
and She probably doesn't consider futurama among her best work.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #10 on: 03-15-2004 18:47 »

I'm with Uns actually. I can't say I was disappointed that Katey never made a commentary appearance. Though if there was one episode I'd like to have heard her comments on, it would be A Bicyclops Built For Two, just to see what she thought of the MWC homage.

 To be honest though, I'd much rather have heard Dave Herman or Frank Welker on a commentary.
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« Reply #11 on: 03-15-2004 19:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:

 To be honest though, I'd much rather have heard Dave Herman or Frank Welker on a commentary.

I'm with that. Dave Herman is the man. You have to respect his job because he hardly ever does the same voice twice.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #12 on: 03-15-2004 20:14 »

 
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Originally posted by Grim:
Nope no Lauren Tom on the Season 4 set, although she is on the table read.

What about Season 3?  I'm pretty sure she was in a commentary somewhere.
Dumbsworth

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« Reply #13 on: 03-16-2004 01:37 »

There's actually quite a few of the voice actors that dont do commentaries. Katey sagal, lauren Tom, Dave Herman, Phil LaMaar, Kath Soucie, Frank Welker and Bumper Robinson. And Tress MacNeille only does 3 episodes. So, it's basically just John, Billy and Maurice(who doesn't do season 1 or 2). Oh, and dan castellaneta for the last episode.       
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #14 on: 03-16-2004 01:56 »

You think that Katey Sagal would have squeezed some time to do at least one commentary for the last episode or The Sting.
Snoo-snoo

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« Reply #15 on: 03-16-2004 02:52 »

I get that Katey is busy with a tv show and all that, but in a way, so are John Dimaggio (v/a for many other cartoons) and lots of other ppl heard on the commentaries.

I think maybe it has to do with their personal choice. I think John Dimaggio and Billy West enjoy doing the commentaries and are pretty quick witted ppl in real life. Maybe Lauren Tom and Katey Segal don't feel as comfortable doing that.

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nerdlingus

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« Reply #16 on: 03-16-2004 03:23 »
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Shame that, I'd have liked to hear what she had to say about her character and various storylines especially The Sting.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #17 on: 03-16-2004 04:16 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
 What about Season 3?  I'm pretty sure she was in a commentary somewhere.

Nope. As a filthy american pig, I have spent the past few days watching all of the commentaries. No Lauren Tom or Katey Segal anywhere.

Ordinarily, I would assume Katey hates the show, or the writers hate Katey. But I could have sworn she appeared at one of the comic cons(can any other nerds confirm this?), so Katey-Futurama relations can't be too bad.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #18 on: 03-16-2004 04:58 »

Neither Lauren nor Katey are in S4 either. Hmmm...
Agreed about Frank Welker and Dave Herman. We could have heard a flock of geese maul Generic Astronaut #3!  big grin big grin big grin
Ranadok

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« Reply #19 on: 03-16-2004 13:33 »

^ that gave me the biggest laugh all day. Of course, I have only been up for 45 minutes...

About Katey: I seem to remember talk of her giving Futurama a plug on a show she was hosting a few months back. If she did that, I doubt she hates the show. It's more likely that being live-action acting just didn't allow for her to participate in the commentaries. Or perhaps it a crazy thing like she is morally opposed to commentaries, like Spielberg.
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« Reply #20 on: 03-16-2004 18:07 »

Well some people probably dont like picking things apart which is kind of what commentaries do.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #21 on: 03-16-2004 18:25 »

Pfft. Not in the Futurama commentaries they don't!  laff
Shaucker

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« Reply #22 on: 03-16-2004 21:26 »

Get the MWC DVD set (yeah, it's real) and see if she shows up there...maybe she's just not an audio commentary type person.
Venus

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« Reply #23 on: 03-16-2004 22:30 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
Ordinarily, I would assume Katey hates the show, or the writers hate Katey. But I could have sworn she appeared at one of the comic cons(can any other nerds confirm this?), so Katey-Futurama relations can't be too bad.

Katey doesn't hate the show. When she went on the Caroline reia show they talked about Futurama for a while (Caroline reveiled that she tried out for Leela) And when Caroline pulled out the Leela action figure, Katey seemed quite thrilled.

"I love Leela! She's so funny!"
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #24 on: 03-16-2004 23:06 »

I could not imagine Caroline providing the voice of Leela, I'm sorry.  Katey Sagal is Leela.
Venus

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« Reply #25 on: 03-16-2004 23:20 »

i couldn't agree more.
mazuio

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« Reply #26 on: 03-16-2004 23:44 »

I've read a few interviews where Katey Segal was very enthusiastic about Futurama. She genuinely seemed to like the show. She mentioned being very impressed by Billy West and John DiMaggio and the other voice talent and felt like the odd one out being a straight actor and only doing one part. Also perhaps she really is busy from '8 Simple Rules'. Sitcom's are gruelling to work on. I've seen behind the scenes documentaries on other shows and those actors said they often work 16 hour days.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #27 on: 03-17-2004 00:57 »
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Originally posted by mazuio:
I've read a few interviews where Katey Segal was very enthusiastic about Futurama. She genuinely seemed to like the show. She mentioned being very impressed by Billy West and John DiMaggio and the other voice talent and felt like the odd one out being a straight actor and only doing one part. Also perhaps she really is busy from '8 Simple Rules'. Sitcom's are gruelling to work on. I've seen behind the scenes documentaries on other shows and those actors said they often work 16 hour days.

Do you know where I could read those interviews?
Snoo-snoo

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« Reply #28 on: 03-17-2004 04:19 »

Yeah like I said, they're not on the commentaries most likely due to personal choice. Of course they don't hate the show, that's just silly.

By personal choice I mean they're probably not into being witty and/or picking apart things from the show. Maybe they're just shy.

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chunks

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« Reply #29 on: 03-17-2004 09:04 »

i've heard Tress MacNeille in the season three commentary, she is awsome! (well i think it is Tress, she is the voice of the news lady)(a little of subject) but she makes it really funny
Sil

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« Reply #30 on: 03-17-2004 19:34 »

^ Tress is great.  I would have wanted to hear Dave Herman. Just the range of voices that he does is what makes his stuff amazing. And he's pretty young, too.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #31 on: 03-17-2004 23:33 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
I could not imagine Caroline providing the voice of Leela, I'm sorry.  Katey Sagal is Leela.

I don't know, David X. Cohen was pretty awesome, with the few lines he had in the AOI2 animatic.
mazuio

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« Reply #32 on: 03-18-2004 12:22 »

hey fryfanspyorama, this site has a starlog article with Segal. That might have been one of the interviews I read.
 http://collectorama.murderhorn.com/promo.shtml
rule brittannia

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« Reply #33 on: 03-18-2004 13:47 »

what about phil la mar, frank welker amd dave herman? they never turn up  smile
mazuio

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« Reply #34 on: 03-19-2004 00:48 »

On the 'Devil's Hands' commentary David Cohen says that Segal was so busy on her new show, '8 Simple Rules' that it took them six months to get her to do the last lines for the episode.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #35 on: 03-19-2004 17:38 »

Yeah apparently fox pushing the show back actually helped out.
winna

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« Reply #36 on: 03-19-2004 21:27 »

haha
BMSMA

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« Reply #37 on: 03-24-2004 21:20 »

 
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Originally posted by chunks:
i've heard Tress MacNeille in the season three commentary, she is awsome! (well i think it is Tress, she is the voice of the news lady)(a little of subject) but she makes it really funny


Tress is fantabulous!  She obviously has a ton of personality as she was even doing Linda's lines in the commentary over Linda in the episode.  People like her and Billy and John, who live for voice acting, make animation enjoyable as it is.  Katey Sagal, whether she does the commentaries or not, certainly could never hate doing something like this.  She's an excellent actress and performer, and I highly doubt she'd have done the show for 5 seasons and promote it as she did if she hated the job!
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