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Postby Durinthal » Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:57 pm UTC

The thread for the geekiest cartoon on TV (if you want to challenge that, please do).

It's also the only show of any type that's made me cry (...I miss my dog :().

For anyone unaware, Futurama is back! There are four direct-to-DVD movies, and two of them have been released as of June 24, 2008 (at least in North America; the rest of the world has to wait a bit): Bender's Big Score and The Beast with a Billion Backs.

The third movie, Bender's Game will be released in the 2008 holiday season, probably in November. The final movie, Into the Wild Green Yonder, will follow up in 2009.
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Postby hyperion » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:06 pm UTC

Futurama = greatest show ever. Period.

EDIT: and I just realised that there are 3 references to Futurama in every one of my posts.
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Postby LE4dGOLEM » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:09 pm UTC

HYPERiON wrote:Futurama = greatest cartoon ever. Period.


fix'd

[scrubs], House, MD. claim that title
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Postby Mother Superior » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:11 pm UTC

LE4dGOLEM wrote:
HYPERiON wrote:Futurama = greatest anything ever. Period.


fix'd


Re-fix'd.

Futurama is beyond fantastic, it's what initially got me interested in becoming a TV-writer.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:13 pm UTC

I am trying to combine my 850 Futurama mp3's into new and exciting sound bytes, but Audacity is a colossal pain in the ass :(

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Postby SecondTalon » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:46 pm UTC

Futurama is a cartoon that had a government bureaucrat reference Rasta in a song.

Ergo, greatest cartoon ever.

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Postby Mother Superior » Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:05 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:Futurama is a cartoon that had a government bureaucrat reference Rasta in a song.

Ergo, greatest cartoon ever.

People, we didn't choose to be bureaucrats,
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I AM BENDER, PLEASE INSERT GIRDER.

Incidentally, written by Ken Keeler, as was most of the songs in Futurama.
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Postby Rodan » Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:14 pm UTC

Futurama does rock amazingly hard, but I think Firefly rightfully claims greatest show... Futurama is an insanely close second, though.

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Postby Mother Superior » Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:15 pm UTC

Rodan wrote:Futurama does rock amazingly hard, but I think Firefly rightfully claims greatest show... Futurama is an insanely close second, though.

Oh damn... you're right, it's a close one... I can't decide!
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Postby Nyarlathotep » Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:58 pm UTC

Has Firefly ever been referenced on Futurama?
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Postby TigerX » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:11 pm UTC

Nyarlathotep wrote:Has Firefly ever been referenced on Futurama?


That would be historically unlikely since Futurama ran from March 28, 1999 to August 10, 2003 and Firefly debuted on September 20, 2002. One imagines a pretty long production lead on an animated series.

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Postby LE4dGOLEM » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:23 pm UTC

TigerX wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:Has Firefly ever been referenced on Futurama?


That would be historically unlikely since Futurama ran from March 28, 1999 to August 10, 2003 and Firefly debuted on September 20, 2002. One imagines a pretty long production lead on an animated series.


And so we look to the future.
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Postby Mother Superior » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:26 pm UTC

LE4dGOLEM wrote:
TigerX wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:Has Firefly ever been referenced on Futurama?


That would be historically unlikely since Futurama ran from March 28, 1999 to August 10, 2003 and Firefly debuted on September 20, 2002. One imagines a pretty long production lead on an animated series.


And so we look to the future.

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Postby LE4dGOLEM » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:29 pm UTC

Mother Superior wrote:
LE4dGOLEM wrote:
TigerX wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:Has Firefly ever been referenced on Futurama?


That would be historically unlikely since Futurama ran from March 28, 1999 to August 10, 2003 and Firefly debuted on September 20, 2002. One imagines a pretty long production lead on an animated series.


And so we look to the future.

Welcome to the world of tomorrow!


DO you really have to say that every time?
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Postby Mother Superior » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:34 pm UTC

LE4dGOLEM wrote:
Mother Superior wrote:
LE4dGOLEM wrote:
TigerX wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:Has Firefly ever been referenced on Futurama?


That would be historically unlikely since Futurama ran from March 28, 1999 to August 10, 2003 and Firefly debuted on September 20, 2002. One imagines a pretty long production lead on an animated series.


And so we look to the future.

Welcome to the world of tomorrow!


DO you really have to say that every time?

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:34 pm UTC

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Postby Mother Superior » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:45 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:My baby's milk money!!!


Your baby's ugly!

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:48 pm UTC

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Postby Rodan » Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:54 pm UTC

Should this move to forum games?

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Postby Princess Marzipan » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:21 pm UTC

My sig as well is from this most excellent of excellent shows.

No other show does a better job of combining comedy and intelligence.

Scrubs is funny in its own way, and is amazing, but is nowhere near as "smart" as Futurama. That's really not a bad thing, but they're two different realms. Firefly may possibly be the greatest 13 episodes of television ever, but it's more about action and characters than comedy.

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Postby Nyarlathotep » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:26 pm UTC

CreemyNougat wrote:Scrubs is funny in its own way, and is amazing, but is nowhere near as "smart" as Futurama. That's really not a bad thing, but they're two different realms. Firefly may possibly be the greatest 13 episodes of television ever, but it's more about action and characters than comedy.


I would say however that Firefly is still pretty damn funny most of the time. It's just a more serious show with (generally) much drier humour.
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Postby Mother Superior » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:43 pm UTC

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Postby SecondTalon » Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:14 pm UTC

Hey, my girlfriend had one of those. Actually, it wasn't hers, it was her dad's. Actually, she wasn't my girlfriend, she just lived next door and never closed her curtains.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:18 pm UTC

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Postby Dark Ragnarok » Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:21 am UTC

I think Futurama is the only show where i liked every episode.

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Re: Futurama

Postby Rodan » Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:53 am UTC

Durinthal wrote:The thread for the geekiest cartoon on TV (if you want to challenge that, please do).

It's also the only show of any type that's made me cry (...I miss my dog :().

For those that didn't know, it's once again in production, first as four direct-to-DVD movies that will then be split up into individual episodes and broadcast as the next season on Comedy Central, who also bought the rights to air the first four seasons from Cartoon Network, starting in 2008.
Apparently a number of the more interesting one-off characters (Al Gore, Robot Santa, and the God entity among others) will be returning.

1.geekiest show on TV=IT crowd
2. three shows have made me cry:
Futurama (Luck of the Fryish, Jurassic Bark)
Angel (the caveman/astronaut episode where the thing I won't mention happens)
The special features on the Firefly DVDs. They were soooo depressing.
3. Al Gore and Robot santa are both two-offs.

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Postby Durinthal » Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:57 am UTC

1. I said cartoon, not show (unless this IT crowd is also animated).
3. I was attempting to think of a short version of "characters that were only seen in a few episodes each" and came up with that, even though I knew it wasn't entirely accurate.

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Postby Rodan » Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:02 am UTC

okay, fine.

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Re: Futurama

Postby LE4dGOLEM » Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:03 pm UTC

Rodan wrote: (Luck of the Fryish, Jurassic Bark)
Angel (the caveman/astronaut episode where the thing I won't mention happens)


What about the one with the bees?
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Postby Durinthal » Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:33 pm UTC

The Sting? It made me tear up quite a bit at the end, which puts it in second place. It's still nothing compared to Jurassic Bark, which reduces me to a human hosepipe by the end of the episode and makes my eyes water whenever I think about it.

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Postby Rodan » Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:57 pm UTC

The Sting didn't get me, and Jurassic Bark is still the most saddening thing ever.

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Postby Mother Superior » Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:08 pm UTC

Rodan wrote:The Sting didn't get me, and Jurassic Bark is still the most saddening thing ever.

It sure is. I literally cannot watch the ending without getting choked up.
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Postby Dark Ragnarok » Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:14 pm UTC

Rarely does a show ever get me, in fact only once, a show ever made me cry, one make me tear up a bit, but the one episode that made me feel reaaaaaaaaally bad in Futurama was the one where fry is fighting the worms that made him stronger, and he learned that Leela was a lost cause. BUT the part that got me was when he still tried to play that music instrument and her face slowly appeared.

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Postby GhostWolfe » Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:54 pm UTC

Rodan wrote:Jurassic Bark is still the most saddening thing ever.

I refuse to watch Jurassic Bark on account of I cry and feel awful for hours every time I see it. Whenever were watching the episodes by marathon*, my BF always knows to skip that episode, cause I simply cannot stand watching it.

*I prefer music, but my BF perfers to put DvDs on for background noise, so occasionally we'll watch Futurama, Family Guy, Transformers, or an anime series from beginning to end over the course of a weekend or a couple of weeknights.
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Postby SecondTalon » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:29 am UTC

I can watch the episode up to the last sequence. I prefer to think of it ending with Seymour living a fulfilling life. I really don't want to watch the last sequence.

And I always fucking do. I'm apparently a masochist, in a way. Really, it just reminds me of every single dog we've ever owned. Considering most of them are dead, it's just .. sad sad sad. Makes me miss every single one of them. And I'm not even that much of a dog person!
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Postby Dr. Venture » Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:46 am UTC

"What is it that makes a man turn neutral? Lust for gold? Or were you just born with a heart full of neutrality?"

Man, what a great show. I can't wait for the new movies/episodes to come out.

And, uh, R.I.P Seymour!
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Postby GhostWolfe » Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:26 am UTC

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