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cyber_turnip

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« #680 : 04-26-2014 13:01 »

Your suspicions would be correct.
I interpreted it as a prank, though I may have misinterpreted it. My reasoning lies in the following quote (taken from this script).
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The Mercury Theatre's own radio version of dressing up in a sheet and jumping out of a bush and saying Boo!

It could easily be that I am mistaken, but I used War of the Worlds as an example because  I had always seen it as a prank (especially since it was also aired on one April 1st).

It aired on the 30th of October. It was a Halloween episode.

I was wrong about there being repeated disclaimers throughout, though. There were repeated disclaimers before it began, but once it started, it ran without interruption which is why it caused some degree of panic: some people tuned in during the ad-breaks for other shows that they'd been listening to.
Motor Oil

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« #681 : 04-26-2014 16:05 »

Yes, the original airing, but it was performed again some April 1st. I don't know the precise date.
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« #682 : 04-30-2014 19:09 »

How would you guys feel if Fry's "Carson/Smirnoff/etc. said it" line became a recurring joke for the character?  I enjoyed it both times that it was used in the episode but I'm not sure if it would get annoying or not.
Mr Snrub

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« #683 : 04-30-2014 21:10 »

Eh, it'd probably get old. I have a firm belief that twice is the most a joke can be told. After that people start predicting it.
Beamer

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« #684 : 05-01-2014 02:25 »

Yeah, I much prefer it as a runner contained entirely to one episode.

Eh, it'd probably get old. I have a firm belief that twice is the most a joke can be told. After that people start predicting it.

Plenty of shows use running gags to their favour. Arrested Development is a great example of this, though granted, they usually put a different twist on their recurring jokes every time they are used, thus recontextualising each individual instance. And they do it more as a subtle wink to the fans as opposed to the repetitive "hey, it worked once, let's do it again" approach taken by, say, Family Guy.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« #685 : 05-02-2014 16:43 »

I wouldn't see it being a recurring joke. I didn't like it much in the first place either, but that may be, because I don't know those comedians. It was fine in one episode and I liked Leela's response "No, he didn't." second time.
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« #686 : 05-11-2014 18:20 »

I bought this magazine at my local bookstore the other day. the robit on the over reminded me of good ol' Bendy Boo.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/1507124_748616721836583_7747748463008959694_n.jpg
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« #687 : 05-12-2014 20:45 »

Thought some of you guys would find these interesting, Patric Verrone is running for State Senate in California and he got Billy West, John DiMaggio and Maurice LaMarche to record some ads for him:

Billy West

John DiMaggio

Maurice LaMarche
Motor Oil

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« #688 : 05-12-2014 21:11 »

He's got my vote.

Mr Snrub

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« #689 : 05-12-2014 21:27 »

Depends if he approaches his policies with a The Sting attitude or a Lobstertainment attitude.
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« #690 : 05-18-2014 04:54 »

So, has anyone seen this yet? Absolutely brilliant (and surprisingly elaborate) Dr. Zoidberg costume, complete with videos documenting the making of it and everything.
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« #691 : 05-18-2014 06:19 »


Yeah, that is an awesome job!.  Spacedal posted it in the Youtube thread yesterday.

Mr Snrub

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« #692 : 05-18-2014 21:43 »

That's insane, and yet another reason why I wouldn't this show to be live action. Nightmare fuel. Brilliant, amazing nightmare fuel.
UnrealLegend

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« #693 : 05-18-2014 23:10 »

That guy needs to make a Morbo costume. Now.
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« #694 : 05-18-2014 23:39 »

That costume really is awesome and is realistic while slightly cartoonish.
Also, Zoidberg costume is probably one costume I would like to have.
DurinsonofDurin

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« #695 : 05-21-2014 02:13 »

no comments on that old awesome sci fi magazine cover I posted?
Tachyon

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« #696 : 05-21-2014 06:29 »


It's an awesome cover :)  Reminds me of some of the SciFi I read as a kid.  I never bought the magazines, but I did buy a lot of anthologies, as I could get several stories for a couple of bucks.

Mongo

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« #697 : 06-03-2014 00:53 »

My father once had several boxes of old issues of Analog Magazine, that for some reason he ended up giving to a co-worker. It was a nearly complete run from the early 1960s through to the early 1980s, I would have loved to have had them myself, but I was living elsewhere when he gave them away. There were SO MANY famous stories that first appeared in those pages (sigh) -- not to mention the incredible artwork.
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« #698 : 06-09-2014 18:14 »

Meanwhile is the episode Futurama sent for it's Emmy award nomination for the animation category.

http://www.emmys.com/sites/default/files/Animation.pdf

Easily one of the best on the list, with Rick and Morty being the only other show that I've seen on the list that comes close.
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« #699 : 06-09-2014 19:37 »

This will be a tough Emmy to win. Rick and Morty is a really good contender, as well as American Dad's xmas episode and South Park's Black Friday trilogy. If they have a heart, they will definitely choose Futurama or Rick and Morty. I mean don't get me wrong, South Park's Black Friday trilogy was Fantastic, as well as AD!'s xmas episode being pretty good. But, Futurama's Series Finale was better than those two episodes, at least in my opinion. Not by very much, but it just was. The only real competition is Rick and Morty to me. I mean, Rick Potion #9 wasn't the best episode to come out of R&M, But it was really good, and hell, would be a good runner up.

So here's to hoping one of the two win!
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« #700 : 06-10-2014 01:06 »

Rick Potion #9 is a fucking masterpiece. It's definitely quite the contender for Meanwhile, and I'd be perfectly happy with it winning.

American Dad, South Park, Bob's Burgers, Archer and The Simpsons all have really solid entries too, though maybe not quite as deserving as Meanwhile/Rick Potion #9 (The South Park and Archer entries this year are all installments from multi-parters, which seems like a bit of a risky move to me). Still, I'd be fine with any of them winning.

A little dumbfounded by Community being in that list, though. I know the episode in question is (mostly) animated, but still, it's a live action series. I didn't realise such instances were eligible.
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« #701 : 06-17-2014 17:07 »

Hey, I just realized something.

If Futurama was still on the air, on CC, the premiere eps would air tomorrow! And today would have been the last day for the countdown!
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« #702 : 06-17-2014 18:03 »

How....depressing. :hmpf:
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« #703 : 06-17-2014 18:49 »

It's truly the dark times we're living in. (Again.)
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« #704 : 06-17-2014 19:05 »

Time to watch all of the "finale" episodes, I guess. TDHAIP, followed by ITWGY, followed by Reincarnation, followed by Meanwhile. Seems like the thing to do.
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« #705 : 06-17-2014 19:06 »


Earlier this year I noodled around on Amazon, with the faint hope that I would see a 2015 Futurama calendar.  And, as expected, there was nothing.

A few minutes ago a wild urge grabbed me and I looked again, and *found* a listing!  And it's not on pre-order: it's "Temporarily out of stock"  Arrrrrggggghhhhhhh!



Mr Snrub

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« #706 : 06-17-2014 22:19 »

I swear they've used that cover before.
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« #707 : 06-19-2014 10:45 »
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I swear they've used that cover before.

Not for a calendar, but they used it for this, which was only available at Comic-Con last year.

I've also seen it in the back of the very last Futurama comic published in the UK, it was just that picture on the back page and a farewell message.
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« #708 : 06-19-2014 14:27 »

People still use calendars? :confused:
Motor Oil

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« #709 : 06-19-2014 16:00 »

People still use calendars? :confused:

What's a calendar? :confused:
futz
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« #710 : 06-19-2014 18:52 »

Something you use to drain water off your noodles.
Tachyon

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« #711 : 06-19-2014 20:32 »


Baaaad, Futz :p

futz
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« #712 : 06-19-2014 22:07 »

Nothing worse than running around with a wet noodle.  :D
Beamer

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« #713 : 06-20-2014 00:24 »

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« #714 : 07-04-2014 15:51 »

I guess this kind of has some truth to it...

Mr Snrub

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« #715 : 07-04-2014 20:34 »

Remember that comic they did before the movies can out to explain the cancellation in canon? They kinda did that.
Tachyon

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« #716 : 07-07-2014 21:15 »


Ta-da!





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« #717 : 07-07-2014 21:55 »

Comic book covers? Bleh. I have two of those as posters on my wall already, sick of seeing them! :p
Mr Snrub

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« #718 : 07-07-2014 22:41 »

We've come full circle from that time the UK started using pics from the 2001-ish calendars as comic covers.
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« #719 : 07-09-2014 10:01 »

American Dad! has an upcoming episode called "Scents and Sensei-bility", which obviously reminds me of a certain Futurama episode. Especially the "Scents" part... :p
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