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JoshTheater

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« #600 : 04-01-2014 22:52 »
« : 04-01-2014 22:54 »

Bob's Burgers is a cartoon about a family. Bob is the father, his wife and kids make up the rest of the family (duh), and the family business is Bob's burger restaurant.

So it's an animated sitcom about a middle class family. I've seen a couple of episodes (two that I can think of! Train heist and robot shark!) and it struck me as an amusing show, but not inspired.

I don't think the premise is inspired, but the characters are, and that becomes clearer once you get to know them better. The characters of Bob, Linda, and Tina don't seem to embody any traditional sitcom stereotypes that I know of, or are at least interesting enough variations on established ones. And even the characters who do fit certain tropes still have enough fleshed-out personality to make up for it. It's true that the premise doesn't usually allow for too much high-concept shenanigans (although the show has been able to find ways), but its real genius lies in its eccentric characters and goofy sense of humor. It manages to be odd and ridiculous while staying down to earth.
Jezzem

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« #601 : 04-02-2014 01:22 »

I've seen bits of Bob's Burgers and it seems like I'd probably like it if I sat down and watched it properly. I don't know if I prefer pink PEEL or yellow PEEL. They're both bright and kind of make my eyes hurt.

Also, it's not even April Fools where I live anymore!
Beamer

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« #602 : 04-02-2014 01:49 »

And just like that, PEEL becomes BBEL.

Except every thread window still begins with "Futurama:" and it still says Futurama at the header and footer of each page. Booooo!

Also, Bob's Burgers is fantastic and everyone should watch it. It takes a few episodes to really get into, as it's largely character-based, but the cast is incredible and have amazing chemistry with one another (unlike most animated shows, they always try to record it in the same room as each other, and there's plenty of room for improvisation and the like). The first couple of seasons aren't really anything special, but the show really comes into its own in its third season onwards. :)
Box Incorporated

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« #603 : 04-02-2014 04:22 »

God this place looks fugly with yellow coloring...

Anyway, to keep some actual news in the thread, here's the next 2 episodes.

I Get Psy-chic Out of You

After predicting that a telemarketer is calling the restaurant when the phone rings, Linda and the kids believe that she is a psychic.

The Equestranauts

Tina attends her first Equestra-con, a convention based on her favorite animated pony show, "The Equestranauts." To her surprise, she finds that the show's fans are middle-aged men called "Equesticles". When a powerful super-fan tricks Tina out of her rare toy pony, it's up to Bob to go undercover to get it back.

Really excited for the MLP episode (equesticles), the psychic one also sounds good.
JoshTheater

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« #604 : 04-02-2014 06:07 »

Equesticles? Classic. No wonder we have a whole forum dedicated to this show.
TheAnvil

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« #605 : 04-02-2014 15:03 »

Bob's Burgers is OK, nothing to write home about.

I've seen the first Season of it, the kids are the best characters. The grown ups are pretty unfunny.

Everyone here should watch Gravity Falls... It's amazing.
WitchRaven

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« #606 : 04-04-2014 01:15 »

Just heard the Simpsons/Futurama crossover episode will be in the fall?  Can someone help me with this?   Seen Gravity Falls.  It's fine.

Beamer

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« #607 : 04-04-2014 01:21 »

Just heard the Simpsons/Futurama crossover episode will be in the fall?  Can someone help me with this?

http://www.google.com
MuchAdo

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« #608 : 04-04-2014 21:08 »

It could still air as the season finale in May, but probably won't b/c of the Kang and Kodos' episode, "The Man Who Came To Be Dinner", most likely airing in it's place as the season finale in May .
Mr Snrub

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« #609 : 04-04-2014 21:59 »

www.google.com
If I wasn't on mobile I'd link that letmegoogitforyou site.
Tachyon

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« #610 : 04-04-2014 22:04 »


I presumed that WitchRaven asked here, rather than chasing down leads and rumours all over the net, in the hopes that one of us might already have the definitive scoop and/or perhaps some interesting insight.

Motor Oil

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« #611 : 04-04-2014 22:21 »
« : 04-04-2014 22:23 »

www.google.com
If I wasn't on mobile I'd link that letmegoogitforyou site.

boop

According to Google, though, it will air fall 2014 or in May apparently.
Beamer

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« #612 : 04-05-2014 03:41 »

I presumed that WitchRaven asked here, rather than chasing down leads and rumours all over the net, in the hopes that one of us might already have the definitive scoop and/or perhaps some interesting insight.

All sarcasm aside, this very topic was discussed in pretty great detail on the previous page of this thread.

Some sources are saying it'll be the season 25 finale (which would mean it'll air around May), others are saying it'll be the season 26 premiere (most likely around September sometime), but we don't have a concrete answer yet.
Box Incorporated

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« #613 : 04-05-2014 04:07 »

Al Jean confirmed Simpsorama will air sometime in fall this year, but not as the Season premiere since that'll be the death episode. http://www.givememyremote.com/remote/2014/03/04/the-simpsons-al-jean-previews-the-upcoming-lego-episode-the-return-of-sideshow-bob-guest-spots-by-daniel-radcliffe-zach-galifianakis-and-more/ Assuming Fox still knows how to advertise their programs well, they'll air Simpsorama and The Simpsons Guy the same night, creating alot of hype with their "Simpsoncrossoverpalooza".
SolidSnake

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« #614 : 04-05-2014 04:33 »

Damn it man. I didn't want to wait over a year for such a crossover. Ughh!!!
Beamer

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« #615 : 04-05-2014 04:48 »

Damn it man. I didn't want to wait over a year for such a crossover. Ughh!!!

5 or 6 months from now = Over a year? :confused:
Box Incorporated

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« #616 : 04-05-2014 04:54 »

Damn it man. I didn't want to wait over a year for such a crossover. Ughh!!!

5 or 6 months from now = Over a year? :confused:
Announced in July 2013-Fall 2014 = Over a year?
SolidSnake

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« #617 : 04-05-2014 05:40 »

Damn it man. I didn't want to wait over a year for such a crossover. Ughh!!!

5 or 6 months from now = Over a year? :confused:
I said I "didn't want to wait over a year". Didn't want to. I'm not saying this relative to now, I'm saying it relative to as far back as say, 9 months ago when it was first announced.
Box Incorporated

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« #618 : 07-01-2014 20:21 »

Bender School Project Causes Bomb Scare

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/bender-futurama-replica-metro-north-bomb-scare-article-1.1838097

It's the Adult Swim Boston scare all over again.
Mr Snrub

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« #619 : 07-01-2014 21:17 »

Bombder? Is it really you?
futz
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« #620 : 07-03-2014 03:09 »

Antiquing?
Boxy Robot

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« #621 : 07-23-2014 08:45 »

The Simpsons/Futurama crossover will air on November 9th, around the time in which the 4th episode of the season usually airs.
DannyJC13

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« #622 : 07-23-2014 13:48 »
« : 07-23-2014 13:51 »

*edit*

Oops, wrong thread. Ignore this.

Well, since I accidentally posted here, I might as well say I'm kinda disappointed with the air date for Simpsorama, I was hoping we'd have it around the end of September. :(
Boxy Robot

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« #623 : 07-23-2014 14:03 »

*edit*

Oops, wrong thread. Ignore this.

Well, since I accidentally posted here, I might as well say I'm kinda disappointed with the air date for Simpsorama, I was hoping we'd have it around the end of September. :(

With the Family Guy crossover airing around that time, it was highly unlikely that Fox would want to air two potentially large ratings stunts on the same night. I am a little concerned about how many "out there" Simpsons episodes will be airing next season, with the Treehouse of Horror episode airing so close to the crossover and the postponed Kang and Kodos episode apparently airing sometime next season - I was really hoping the show would stick to the relativity normal episodes that, while usually considered dry and boring, were the highlights of last season in my opinion (with the possibly exception of the Lego episode).
Boxy Robot

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« #624 : 07-26-2014 17:52 »

Here is our first look at the Futurama/Simpsons crossover.

I'm glad that, by the looks of that clip, the episode will dive straight into the Futurama universe and explain how Bender must travel back in time within the first few minutes. I was worried that the there would be so much scene-setting and exposition that the story wouldn't be able to develop and be paid off in enough time.
cyber_turnip

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« #625 : 07-26-2014 17:57 »
« : 07-26-2014 18:04 »

I was just about to post that.

The little Bart gremlin things look like they're going to be the thing that Bart does that means that Bender has to go back in time to kill him. Strange.

Also worth noting is that at the Comic Con panel that clip is from, Matt Groening said that no plans are afoot to bring Futurama back, but that some of the show's staff are meeting up for a waffle breakfast tomorrow morning to discuss options, so that's something.
DannyJC13

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« #626 : 07-26-2014 18:18 »
« : 07-26-2014 18:28 »

Holy crap, it looks pretty awesome (especially the animation), based on that short clip anyway.

Notice the head of Jebediah Springfield lands next to a plaque that reads:

Ralph Wiggum
2006 - 201?


It'll probably say 2014. Also, there's a billboard for "The eBook of Mormon". :laff:

Also worth noting is that at the Comic Con panel that clip is from, Matt Groening said that no plans are afoot to bring Futurama back, but that some of the show's staff are meeting up for a waffle breakfast tomorrow morning to discuss options, so that's something.

That's excellent news. :D
SolidSnake

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« #627 : 07-26-2014 18:51 »

Also worth noting is that at the Comic Con panel that clip is from, Matt Groening said that no plans are afoot to bring Futurama back, but that some of the show's staff are meeting up for a waffle breakfast tomorrow morning to discuss options, so that's something.
It's good that they're still exploring other ways to come back. I honestly thought at this point they gave up on trying to bring the show back, which I'd be perfectly okay with. Still, great update though!  :D

Here's to hoping we can get at least one more movie or Season.  :)
DannyJC13

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« #628 : 07-26-2014 18:55 »

I updated the Infosphere page for the crossover episode with as many characters I could see in that short Instagram post, here.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« #629 : 07-26-2014 19:04 »

There's no much in that clip, but it doesn't seem too bad yet.

Also worth noting is that at the Comic Con panel that clip is from, Matt Groening said that no plans are afoot to bring Futurama back, but that some of the show's staff are meeting up for a waffle breakfast tomorrow morning to discuss options, so that's something.

Very interesting, I'm glad there is still discussion about it or something.
Mr Snrub

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« #630 : 07-26-2014 20:00 »

It certainly wouldn't do any harm to come up with stories or start writing again, just in case.
cyber_turnip

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« #631 : 07-26-2014 20:05 »

I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of them decided to wait until after the crossover before really focusing on getting it back - that seemed to be David X. Cohen's attitude in an interview last year, anyway.
LadyBender

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« #632 : 07-26-2014 20:53 »
« : 07-26-2014 20:55 »

I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of them decided to wait until after the crossover before really focusing on getting it back - that seemed to be David X. Cohen's attitude in an interview last year, anyway.
That's what I was thinking. And it's also great to know that they are meeting and want to work together again, I hope we can see them come back with the show for real  :D
cyber_turnip

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« #633 : 07-26-2014 20:57 »

Apparently the opening tagline to "Simpsorama" is "A show out of idea teams up with a show out of episodes."

Not a bad start to things, I must say.
DannyJC13

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« #634 : 07-26-2014 21:17 »

Apparently the opening tagline to "Simpsorama" is "A show out of idea teams up with a show out of episodes."

I love that. It is indeed looking promising thus far.
Box Incorporated

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« #635 : 07-26-2014 21:36 »

lol. Nice to know they're acknowledging it.
Cudry

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« #636 : 07-26-2014 21:53 »

Sounds like a joke a snarker on the internet would come up with.
UnrealLegend

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« #637 : 07-27-2014 00:19 »

Looking good so far.  :)
Beamer

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« #638 : 07-27-2014 03:25 »

Looks better than I thought it would be so far, though I still find it really jarring that the two shows appear to be set in the same universe here.
DannyJC13

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« #639 : 07-27-2014 12:21 »

though I still find it really jarring that the two shows appear to be set in the same universe here.

If that's the case, I wonder if they'll explain how everyone stopped being yellow.
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