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HamNEggs116

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« : 08-10-2003 14:41 »
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It took forever but it finally got through to FOX.
On the 31st FOX will air "The Sting" at 7:30.
And on Sept. 7th "The Farnsworth Parabox" (West Coast Only)
Gocad

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« #1 : 08-10-2003 14:43 »

Huh? FOX continues to show Futurama episodes?

 :confused:
Javier Lopez

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« #2 : 08-10-2003 14:47 »

I only had one thing to add:




Anarchist

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« #3 : 08-10-2003 14:56 »

Now there's logic for you. Heh, this is a sure sign of how hard they're kicking themselves right now.
VelourFog

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« #4 : 08-10-2003 15:11 »

heh "futurama, the only show aired more in cancellation than during production"
winna

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« #5 : 08-10-2003 15:14 »

Fox is the proof that there is a such thing as reverse evolution...
totalnerd undercanada

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« #6 : 08-10-2003 15:27 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
heh "futurama, the only show aired more in cancellation than during production"

Except for ST:TOS
Wendell2004

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« #7 : 08-10-2003 15:40 »
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winna has a good point fox execs only d-evole. (i think i spelled that correctly)  :D
Rover

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« #8 : 08-10-2003 15:42 »

Finally, they somewhat sort of realize what idiots they are. Out of curiosity, how exactly did you contact them, HamNEggs?
VelourFog

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« #9 : 08-10-2003 15:46 »

oh yeah.

"futurama, the less nerdy show aired more in cancellation than during production"
totalnerd undercanada

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« #10 : 08-10-2003 15:55 »

 :laff:

that about covers it.
Jamesbondcja

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« #11 : 08-10-2003 16:23 »

 
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Originally posted by Javier Lopez:
I only had one thing to add:





I hope that flying fox logo falls on his thick head.

  :D   :D   :D   :D
Javier Lopez

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« #12 : 08-10-2003 16:40 »

 
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Originally posted by Jamesbondcja:
 I hope that flying fox logo falls on his thick head.

   :D    :D    :D    :D


it`s me or you missed the part?
HamNEggs116

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« #13 : 08-10-2003 17:38 »

I got the info from TVGuide.com Rover
ThreeDLou

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« #14 : 08-10-2003 17:38 »

If FOX thinks we're going to forgive them, they are very wrong. 
However, if they want to show us more of our favorite show, we will consider not confining them to lowest circle of Robot Hell. 
Until later.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Dr_Dave

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« #15 : 08-10-2003 17:43 »

No real surprise.  I expect F*X will rerun Futurama until Oliver Beene is ready for its season premiere, probably in November. 

As for F*X learning anything from this, I am reminded of a quote from a former co-worker, "Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig."
Andrea Huckstep

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« #16 : 08-10-2003 18:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Dr_Dave:
No real surprise.  I expect F*X will rerun Futurama until Oliver Beene is ready for its season premiere, probably in November. 

No, maybe until Football comes back on!!! neener neener neener!
Shadowstar

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« #17 : 08-10-2003 18:39 »

Ah yes, now Oliver Beene will know what it's like! [maniacal laughter]
Evil Fox Exec

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« #18 : 08-10-2003 18:42 »

A double header on the 24th?  Gee whiz, Fox starts showing Futurama after the show's been cancelled, specifically after the last episode ever airs?  There's a word I'm thinking of.  What was it?  Oh yeah, now I remember....IDIOTS!
ataricat

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« #19 : 08-10-2003 19:01 »

This is the third of my all time favorite comedies that Fox has canned. ("Titus" and "Andy Richter Controls the Universe" are the other two) It makes me wonder why I watch Fox at all.
zozer

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« #20 : 08-10-2003 19:13 »

if there realy smart they'll put the tough man compition (rookie boxing)in the 7:00 time slot instead of some stupid show like bonzi.
Unca Dave
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« #21 : 08-10-2003 19:39 »

As one who's spent 35 years in and around the broadcast industry, I can tell you what Fox's problem is:  not a single one of The Visionaries at Fox is from the "old school" when TV was run by show-biz types who knew, if nothing else, at least to give the audience what they want.  TV now is a business run by bottom line MBA types who obviously don't know a good program when they see one.  All they recognize are dollar signs, and no one ever went broke by underestimating the sophistication of the public.  That explains their slavish addiction to the trash reality shows which, it seems, are not confined to Fox, or indeed even the US.(Go to http://www.channel4.com/  and check out "Lapdance Island".) They're cheap to produce and appeal to the lowest common denominator.  As for football, anyone who remembers the near riots when (whichever network it was) dared to adhere to their schedule by cutting off a game that had about two minutes left on the clock (translation:  about 30 actual minutes) in order to air a Heidi movie understands where Pro Sports rank.  Besides, given the actual production costs versus the potential income (there's them dollar signs again!), it's no wonder that sports appeal to the MBAs running not just Fox but all networks.

30-some years ago a different network pulled the same shenanigans with Star Trek.  Today it is Fox and Futurama.  Perhaps in 2035 it will be some other network's turn to be the jerks.  Until such time as programming decisions are made by someone other than accountants, this trend will continue.
fry2006

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« #22 : 08-10-2003 19:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Jamesbondcja:
 I hope that flying fox logo falls on his thick head.

   :D    :D    :D    :D


I don't think it's flying. I think it's falling into hell.

Sarge

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« #23 : 08-10-2003 20:24 »

PLACE BETS NOW!!!
totalnerd undercanada

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« #24 : 08-10-2003 20:30 »

How can you be so upbeat, old man? Don't you realise what's just happened???
payn
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« #25 : 08-10-2003 20:38 »

 
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Originally posted by ataricat:
This is the third of my all time favorite comedies that Fox has canned. ("Titus" and "Andy Richter Controls the Universe" are the other two) It makes me wonder why I watch Fox at all.

I think I know the answer: because they may have cancelled your favorite all-time comedies--but the other five networks didn't even show them at all. And probably never would in a million years.

Can you imagine NBC, ABC, or CBS putting up with Futurama for even a whole season? (Keep in mind that NBC only reluctantly picked up Seinfeld as a possible mid-season replacement after its first half-season, despite critical raves.) Can you imagine WB or UPN being willing to pay its budget?

For that matter, can you imagine any of them even picking up Futurama in the first place?

The fact is, there's a pretty good chance that the next great series will be on Fox, and we'll all be watching Fox again, and bitching about how much they suck again. Sad, but true.
HamNEggs116

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« #26 : 08-10-2003 21:30 »

FOX has been responsible for the rise and fall of almost every great series of our generation... its sad.
futurefreak

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« #27 : 08-10-2003 21:33 »

oh sweet! i accidentally ran out of tape on the kif gets knocked up a notch episode so im missing part of the beginning  :(

FOX you can still BMSMA!!!!!!!!
SwanMan3000

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« #28 : 08-11-2003 03:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Javier Lopez:
I only had one thing to add:





Is anyone else thinking what im thinking? thats the proffessor in disguise isnt it?
Chriswell

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« #29 : 08-11-2003 03:52 »

Yeah I bet Rupert is gonna be upset over the comments of the PEELers.

Yeah. Uh-huh.

I'll still watch, I'm still a big fan of King Of The Hill (yeehaw! I'm gonna sleep with my sister right payn?) and I love BANZAI!

-cs
Jamesbondcja

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« #30 : 08-11-2003 04:10 »

 
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Originally posted by fry2006:
 I don't think it's flying. I think it's falling into hell.

Ok fine, can we just hit him over the head real hard then?

  :mad:   :D   :cry:   :laff:
Jesse X Barboza

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« #31 : 08-11-2003 05:41 »

The reruns, while awkwardly placed in the schedule, are welcome by me. I'll be happy so long as they also air 4ACV08 "Crimes of the Hot", 4ACV07 "Jurassic Bark", 3ACV12 "The Route of All Evil", and 4ACV05 "A Taste of Freedom" (never saw these on the East Coast due to the g*ddamn NFL).
Action Jacktion

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« #32 : 08-11-2003 08:42 »
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Fox will also show two episodes on the 31st, "A Taste of Freedom" and "The Sting."

I guess Fox realized that Futurama has become popular in reruns and are trying to squeeze some money out of it before they stop showing it.
Evil Fox Exec

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« #33 : 08-11-2003 09:37 »

And after the 31st, it's football again on the East Coast, right?  So that'd be the end of Fox airing Futurama at all (except maybe on the West Coast).
caitsithfortune

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« #34 : 08-11-2003 09:56 »

Let's sneak into the Fox building, and air Futurama non-stop during the Superbowl!
Damitol

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« #35 : 08-11-2003 10:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:
Fox will also show two episodes on the 31st, "A Taste of Freedom" and "The Sting."

I guess Fox realized that Futurama has become popular in reruns and are trying to squeeze some money out of it before they stop showing it.

That - and they will be using it to promote the R1 S2 DVDs coming out Tuesday.  Best deal I've seen so far is $35.99 at Best Buy.

And - Hooray! - "The Sting" was the only episode I missed of the S4 run, so I can't wait until the 31st.  Thanks for the heads up AJ.

Action Jacktion

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« #36 : 08-11-2003 11:05 »
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Originally posted by Damitol:
Best deal I've seen so far is $35.99 at Best Buy.
$31.44 shipped at Overstock.com, using $5 off coupon and Stockback rebate.  And since you live in the USA you won't get screwed with shipping.  (I just looked that up, even though I already bought the DVDs.  Yes, I'm obsessed with finding the best deals.)  But maybe you like personally picking it out, which I understand.

And the NFL season on Fox begins on the 7th of September, so there probably won't be any more reruns.  The games are scheduled to be over by 7:00, but you know how that works out....
Mylx

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« #37 : 08-11-2003 11:49 »

Wow, all of those but "The Why of Fry" I haven't seen yet. I guess I'll still be watching Fox for a few weeks.
less than hero

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« #38 : 08-11-2003 12:05 »

Fox showing Futurama?  They have finally realised their mistake!!!  It may sound strange, but I have faith that one day they will be back.  That is all.  Thank you...
Anarchist

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« #39 : 08-11-2003 12:18 »

 
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Originally posted by less than hero:
Fox showing Futurama?  They have finally realised their mistake!!!  It may sound strange, but I have faith that one day they will be back.  That is all.  Thank you...
^More proof that faith is, in fact, a very bad thing.
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