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Futurama Rumored To Return On Comedy Central

kdawson posted more than 5 years ago | from the good-news-everyone dept.

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avajcovec points out a brief note on Collider.com that Comedy Central has ordered 13 new episodes of Futurama. Quoting: "Though still technically a rumor at this point, word is that 'Futurama' production offices have already opened and that casting is about to move forward. This should be a welcome surprise to fans of the show who have already gone through the series' cancellation and resurrection as direct-to-DVD movies."

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Obligatory... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28263077)

Good news everyone!

Re:Obligatory... (5, Funny)

derGoldstein (1494129) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263101)

Puny Humans Rejoice!

Re:Obligatory... (5, Funny)

BizzyM (996195) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263273)

Sweet llamas of the Bahamas

Re:Obligatory... (3, Funny)

Tokerat (150341) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263147)

NEWS DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY!

Re:Obligatory... (5, Funny)

Forty Two Tenfold (1134125) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263177)

I am looking forwAll glory to the hypnotoad!

Re:Obligatory... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28263517)

How i hate that hypnotoad meme, do you have nothiALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!

Re:Obligatory... (4, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28263699)

I wonder what would happen if a brain slug were to implant itself on hypnotoad, would it be like an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object, or thermite & ice? (that was a cool Mythbusters episode)

Re:Obligatory... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28264223)

The universe would implode, creating a whole new, inverted, universe.

Oh god, i'd have to relearn my way around town!

Re:Obligatory... (4, Funny)

thhamm (764787) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263779)

All glory to the hypnotoad!

This show is going downhill since season 3!

Re:Obligatory... (0, Redundant)

Sulphur (1548251) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264193)

All problems are communication problems All glory to the hypnotoad!

Slashdotted (2, Informative)

Brama (80257) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263353)

Here's another link: http://tv.ign.com/articles/992/992321p1.html

Re:Obligatory... (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28263415)

Here, put on this hat

Re:Obligatory... (2, Funny)

OtoFX (965370) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263803)

Wooohooo!

Re:Obligatory... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28264017)

it's a suppository!

Re:Obligatory... (4, Funny)

Drakkenmensch (1255800) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264081)

Warning: The enema you are about to receive is extremely hot!

Good news, everyone? NOT! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28264221)

OMG, that show fucking sucked. Is Comedy Central trying to follow in the steps of the Sci Fi channel? You know, replacing all of their good programs with 3rd rate crap until all you're left with is crappy CGI dinosaurs 24/7 365?

"Have you ever tried just turning off the TV (4, Funny)

Norsefire (1494323) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263083)

sitting down with your children

and hitting them?"

Re:"Have you ever tried just turning off the TV (5, Funny)

Kratisto (1080113) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263417)

Oh great! A lesson in history from Mr. I'm-My-Own-Grandpa!

Re:"Have you ever tried just turning off the TV (1)

kimvette (919543) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264135)

That was Bender, actually. Not Fry.

Re:"Have you ever tried just turning off the TV (1)

dkleinsc (563838) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263857)

Bender should not be allowed on television, according to Fathers Against Rude Television (FART).

Re:"Have you ever tried just turning off the TV (1)

MickyTheIdiot (1032226) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263877)

how about hitting the programming team at Comedy Central?

They still deserve several dozen whacks to the back of the head for cancellation of MST3k to put on dreck like Craig Kilborn's version of The Daily Show.

Re:"Have you ever tried just turning off the TV (2, Insightful)

modmans2ndcoming (929661) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264151)

which lead directly to Jon Stewart's Daily Show and the awsome spin off, the Colbert Report.

In all, it was a good move.

Brought to you by: (3, Insightful)

derGoldstein (1494129) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263085)

Brought to you by: Torgo's Executive Powder! "a million and one uses!"

Let me be the first to say (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28263091)

Yes!

Good news (2, Funny)

illumastorm (172101) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263095)

Good news, everyone! The site is already not loading.

Casting (3, Interesting)

Tokerat (150341) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263133)

Though still technically a rumor at this point, word is that 'Futurama' production offices have already opened and that casting is about to move forward.

Let's hope it's all the original cast. Wrong-sounding Muppets where no picnic, either (to paraphrase Family Guy).

Re:Casting (2, Insightful)

jellomizer (103300) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263407)

Even if they do. You can get use to it. Unless you get uptight about some odd natural order of thing that are not natural or in order. Why does TV and Movies break their own cannon, well to keep the current story more entertaining. Oh no they changed actors, we for God sake try to pretend that this is the same person, and don't try to explain it in some odd way. Ill bet you will be much happier. And just enjoy the show and live the rest of your life.

Re:Casting (3, Informative)

Svippy (876087) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263601)

Sounds unlikely they are going to change actors though.

All of the actors are still very much alive, and not to mention are still very interested in Futurama, so doubting the return of the actors is not very justified.

But even if they can't get an actor back, remember what the writers of The Simpsons did when Phil Hartman died? Yeah, they retired his characters, in his honour.

Billy West, for instance, who voices Fry, Farnsworth, among others, have since the release of Into the Wild Green Yonder (well, and before) spoken out about the possibility of a return of the show. And have mention on occasion that Futurama was the best gig he ever had.

I recommend reading this article [theinfosphere.org] , for a timeline of what happened since Bender's Game with the possibility of a return.

Re:Casting (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28263867)

Family Guy, the show that replaces Lacey Chabert with Mila Kunas in Season 2? People deal.

Re:Casting (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28263993)

I'm old enough to remember when they replaced the Flintstone's character "Barney"s voice-actor in the 1960s
It always sounded weird to me... I can't imagine Fry or Lela or Dr. Zoidberg having different voices
Amy could probably be replaced and the rastafarian guy, but most of the others cannot

Re:Casting (4, Funny)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264273)

Amy could probably be replaced and the rastafarian guy, but most of the others cannot

But don't replace Amy's voice with Hermes', because that would be weird.

Re:Casting (2, Insightful)

sorak (246725) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264073)

Though still technically a rumor at this point, word is that 'Futurama' production offices have already opened and that casting is about to move forward.

Let's hope it's all the original cast. Wrong-sounding Muppets where no picnic, either (to paraphrase Family Guy).

Of course, Meg Griffin has been voiced by three different actresses (not counting the ones used for singing), so it wouldn't necessarily be the kiss of death for the show.

Re:Casting (1)

Kjella (173770) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264141)

Of course, Meg Griffin has been voiced by three different actresses

Teenager's voice changes? Well, that never happened before.

Re:Casting (1)

ari_j (90255) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264343)

That works for some characters, but Futurama is unlikely to be anything close to as good without a few of the key voice actors. It's not just the voices, it's the five completed seasons of being in character for all those characters that they cover. Each one of them has perfected those voices, which is not a quick task even for the best voice actors you can find (arguably, a list starting out with four or five members of the Futurama cast).

mmmbbbrrrBbrbrrbrbrmmmbbbmmrr (-1, Redundant)

Thanshin (1188877) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263145)

All hail the hypnotoad.

Absolutely wonderful (4, Insightful)

Jarlsberg (643324) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263159)

As long as they get the original cast and no restrictions imposed on the show with regards to somebody thinking about "the children" :)

Re:Absolutely wonderful (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28263247)

Yeah, I'm just dying to see more nudist Prof Farnsworth episodes. BRISK!

Re:Absolutely wonderful (1)

Threni (635302) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263545)

And as long as the quality returns to that of the series, and doesn't stay at the level of the (later, at least) movies...

Re:Absolutely wonderful (1)

ikkonoishi (674762) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263837)

Yeah the movies reminded me of Pet Cemetery. The fans wanted the series back so much they took drastic action, but it all turned out horribly wrong.

Re:Absolutely wonderful (2, Funny)

Cainage (966328) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264187)

Agreed. Sometimes...dead is better.

Re:Absolutely wonderful (4, Interesting)

Lord Bitman (95493) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263865)

Some of the best jokes in the show were only there because of the censors forcing re-writes. What do we get the moment they have some wiggle-room? Bender's Big Score. I may hate censorship, but these writers don't seem to work well without it.

Cut and Paste (2, Insightful)

EdIII (1114411) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263163)

I have a feeling that after a few days we will be able to cut and paste entire scripts from episodes from all the posts... Just a weird feeling...

P.S - Casting? Uhhhh, that's been done. Long time ago. If they change the voices, that would be a bit too much. They did not change the voices for the movie, why the hell start now?

Unnecessary (1)

Nursie (632944) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263419)

I have the entire transcript (except film 4) as a set of fortune databases, and an email-random-quote-autoresponder :)

Re:Cut and Paste (1)

Svippy (876087) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263617)

Incidentally, if you watch the first season (production season, obviously) again, you will notice (in particular Hermes, but this also continues into season 2 for him) that several, if not all the characters' voices sound a lot different than they do later on, in season 3 and 4.

In my opinion, I can slightly feel that the actors were slightly rusty when they began voicing the films, but you quickly get over it, that, or they started to get a grip of their characters' voices. But since casting is probably not for the main characters, but rather for guest characters, I don't think you should put that much into it. Alternatively; it may just be a technicality.

Let's hope the Family Guy effect holds true (1)

meist3r (1061628) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263191)

If you get cancelled, voted back on petitions, re-released as direct-to-dvd and get back on TV you can stay no matter how crap most of your episodes are. I truly love Seth MacFarlane's shows but some of it is just: meh (and that's a gross overstatement). Even more so after they got back on the air. The Futurama movies were twice as long as they should have been. I would have liked 45min episodes much better.

Blackjack and Hookers or we are all doomed ... DOOOOOOMED.

Re:Let's hope the Family Guy effect holds true (3, Interesting)

daniel_mcl (77919) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263255)

Admittedly, "The Beast with a Thousand Backs" or whatever it was called did more to creep me out than to amuse me. That being said, as a literary critic I can't agree with the assertion that a single second of any episode of "Family Guy" could be classified as "meh." For thousands of years comedy has not developed past Aristophanes -- indeed, fewer than a hundred years ago the great cultural historian Edith Hamilton compared the popular entertainment of the previous generation to his oeuvre. The cutaway scenes in Family Guy represent the first departure from classical comedy I've ever been aware of. In my (professional) estimation Seth McFarlane is the single most important writer in the English language since the time Shakespeare, Coleridge, and Blake.

So there's that.

Re:Let's hope the Family Guy effect holds true (5, Insightful)

meist3r (1061628) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263289)

For thousands of years comedy has not developed past Aristophanes -- indeed, fewer than a hundred years ago the great cultural historian Edith Hamilton compared the popular entertainment of the previous generation to his oeuvre. The cutaway scenes in Family Guy represent the first departure from classical comedy I've ever been aware of. In my (professional) estimation Seth McFarlane is the single most important writer in the English language since the time Shakespeare, Coleridge, and Blake.

So there's that.

Oh so you haven't heard? I was under the impression that everybody had heard that latest news of a certain avian variety.

And just to break your stride ... there are several episodes that are just un-funny. Just because you cut to something completely apeshit crazy during a sketch doesn't mean it's fun to watch or entertaining. Yes I go "what the fuck?", yeah I think "that was brilliant" but I don't laugh. If I see a joke and go "That was good" but no smile ever crosses my face ... it's not that good. I've seen every episode of Family Guy and American Dad ... high, drunk and completely sober. Some of them are just awfully bad. Painfully predictable and can't be saved by a two second cutaway to a giant chicken beating a guy. Then again ... the entire last season of Simpsons didn't have more than a handful of good jokes in it. Maybe I'm getting a little overfed and/or spoiled.

As for the Futurama movies I thought most of the plot was too irrelevant and merely spooned in to stretch it out to 90 minutes format on all four occasions. Had they told two distinct stories per 90 minutes instead of shoe horning all of them into one I thought it would have been much more enjoyable but who am I to argue. Still love the movies.

Re:Let's hope the Family Guy effect holds true (1)

duguk (589689) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264093)

Oh so you haven't heard? I was under the impression that everybody had heard that latest news of a certain avian variety.

Meist3r, What are you talking about?

*giggles manically*

Re:Let's hope the Family Guy effect holds true (2, Insightful)

ari_j (90255) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264199)

Have we been watching the same Family Guy? Which episode are you referring to where there's a two-second clip of the chicken fight saga? I don't recall one less than a minute.

Re:Let's hope the Family Guy effect holds true (1)

Bluesman (104513) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263733)

You must have missed Laugh-In.

Re:Let's hope the Family Guy effect holds true (5, Insightful)

Lord Bitman (95493) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263893)

Family Guy's use of cut-away humor is the same tired old "Let's insert a random fantasy!" crap that's been going on in every prime-time |/FOX\| comedy, and to a large extent many comedies on other networks, since at least Ally McBeal. (Why was Arrested Development cancelled? the cut-away humor was done in flashback/callback form, rather than fantasy)

Funny things can happen in cut-away humor, but the cut-away itself is lame.

Re:Let's hope the Family Guy effect holds true (1)

JustOK (667959) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264149)

You forgot the Spanish Inquisition!

Re:Let's hope the Family Guy effect holds true (1)

Spad (470073) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264389)

Have you *seen* Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy?

I lost the will to live after about 5 minutes of terrible attempts at humour.

Re:Let's hope the Family Guy effect holds true (2, Informative)

mrsquid0 (1335303) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264449)

> In my (professional) estimation Seth McFarlane is the single most important
> writer in the English language since the time Shakespeare, Coleridge, and Blake.

Well now we know. Seth MacFarlane is the hypnotoad.

bonk (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28263193)

GEILOZACK!

Wow! (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28263199)

How long did it take them to get a clue?

More than 6 years?

And it's still only a rumor that they now have a clue... LOL

Who gives a fsck... (-1)

tyroneking (258793) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263205)

... can't we have something new instead? Endless goofy humour is cool for a while but isnt Groening over that now? We need and should expect more from him.

We recently had mention of Stanislaw Lem here on /. so how about Groening does some animation based on his stories instead. A proper animated remake of Solaris maybe ... Or hell, a p***-take of Solaris.

Maybe I don't understand why the short-lived humour of Robot Chicken and Futurama are still dominating cartoons and then the wonderful and surreal days of Kricfalusi are long past us...

Re:Who gives a fsck... (3, Insightful)

wintermute000 (928348) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263219)

I can't believe you equate Robot Chicken (or any of seth macfarlane's work) with Futurama

They're both goofy but robot chicken is a sequence of short attention span non-sequiteurs ditto w/ family guy.

Futurama has tonnes of very intelligent and subversive themes, and actual plots.

Re:Who gives a fsck... (4, Informative)

LMacG (118321) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263277)

For homework, please write an essay comparing and contrasting Seth McFarlane with Seth Green; be sure to compare and contrast their respective television productions.

Extra credit may be available for extended treatises on Greg the Bunny.

Re:Who gives a fsck... (3, Interesting)

xororand (860319) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263315)

Futurama Season 1, Episode 5 "Fear of a bot planet" is based on a short story by Stanisaw Lem. David X. Cohen, the head writer of Futurama, acknowledged that Stanisaw Lem is among his favorite Sci-Fi writers.

Re:Who gives a fsck... (1)

xororand (860319) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263323)

Correction: Stanislav Lem. Slashdot didn't like my Unicode.

Re:Who gives a fsck... (1)

Movi (1005625) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263861)

Actually it's Stanislaw Lem. He's Polish (like me) and we don't use the letter v.

Re:Who gives a fsck... (2, Funny)

ari_j (90255) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264215)

Actually it's Stanislaw Lem. He's Polish (like me) and we don't use the letter v .

There! You did it right there!

Re:Who gives a fsck... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28263557)

Bender: Hey, brobot, what's you serial number?
Flexo: 3370318.
Bender: No way! Mine's 2716057!
Fry: I don't get it.
Bender: We're both expressible as the sum of two cubes.

119**3 + 119**3
-951**2 + 952**2

For those keeping track

Re:Who gives a fsck... (2, Insightful)

Joebert (946227) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264325)

Translation, if you watch Futurama you likely setup elaborate courses with loops and death defying jumps for your prized matchbox cars.
If you watch Family Guy you probably just smashed the shit out of them between two cinder blocks and laughed about it for the rest of the day.

Direct-to-DVD "movies" (2, Informative)

IBBoard (1128019) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263209)

They may have been "Direct-to-DVD", but I don't think it took them long to then go "and onwards to Sky TV as multi-part episodes". I know there aren't many Futurama episodes, but Sky seem to have played the "Direct to DVD" ones more than normal!

I hope it's funny! (-1, Flamebait)

tbird81 (946205) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263215)

Futurama isn't funny. That's why it was cancelled. It's like watching an animated sitcom - everyone gets their line. That actress who does the voice of the one-eyed girl is so incredibly annoying - other than Married with Children, everything she's in is crap.

I know no-one on Slashdot agrees with me. I'm sure it's because you're sucked in by the old "haha, that's a nerdy reference I understand, this is funny" trick. (see xkcd , although xkcd is sometimes funny).

Funny? Bah! (4, Funny)

Norsefire (1494323) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263237)

Emotions are dumb and should be hated.

Re:Funny? Bah! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28263263)

Morbo is that you?

Re:Funny? Bah! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28263795)

That isn't a quote from Morbo

Re:Funny? Bah! (1)

ari_j (90255) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264231)

I was going to mod you down for your s/stupid/dumb/, but instead I'm going to write my own comment. With blackjack. And hookers. In fact, forget the comment.

Re:I hope it's funny! (0)

Macrat (638047) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263243)

Yup. It's worse than Family Guy.

Re:I hope it's funny! (5, Insightful)

Rogerborg (306625) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263265)

Now that you explain it that way, it seems so obvious: I just think it's funny because I enjoy watching it and it makes me laugh by respectfully parodying beloved memes. But since you don't get it, it must be objectively un-amusing, therefore I'm obviously just mired in cognitive dissonance.

Now that I think about it, I nearly busted a gut laughing at Galaxy Quest [wikipedia.org] , so I guess by your measure that must suck harder than a Thai ladyboy trying to fund her final op.

Re:I hope it's funny! (1)

sorak (246725) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264163)

so I guess by your measure that must suck harder than a Thai ladyboy trying to fund her final op.

That's not funny, but asian transvestites get sucked in by the old "haha, that's a Thai ladyboy reference I understand" meme, and think it is.

And, by the way, you're no "Married with Children". "Married with Children" had toilet flushing sounds and required three uses of the word "boobie" per episode. Nothing can compete with that kind of social commentary.

Re:I hope it's funny! (0, Troll)

daniel_mcl (77919) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263271)

I'm pretty sure that the reason that nobody on Slashdot agrees with you has more than a little to do with the fact that you're a "Married with Children" fan.

Re:I hope it's funny! (1)

Hognoxious (631665) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264159)

I suppose Bud reminds them of themselves too much.

Into the Wild Green Yonder (2, Interesting)

Rik Sweeney (471717) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263239)

I wonder if it will continue from where Into the Wild Green Yonder [wikipedia.org] left off.

Re:Into the Wild Green Yonder (1)

derGoldstein (1494129) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263491)

*warning: spoilers!*

That would be very interesting, and challenging. Futurama has created an entire world of content that keeps re-appearing, so that veteran viewers get a lot more out of watching an episode in season 4 than a new viewer. It relies, heavily, on in-jokes and references (and they do it well, IMO). If they now have to send the cast of characters somewhere completely new, will we have a show without Morbo and Nixon?... At least Kif managed to jump onboard right at the end.

Re:Into the Wild Green Yonder (1)

TheThiefMaster (992038) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264407)

Holy crap I missed that one!

Hope it's better than "beast with a billion backs".

The movies didn't work (4, Insightful)

abigsmurf (919188) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263285)

From the first film they seemed to get progressively worse, both in terms of story and in terms of jokes. I know they had fewer writers working on them but the jokes weren't as snappy the plots didn't flow properly (Benders Game was the worst for that) and they relied too much on references to previous jokes and stories, one of the worst things about post season 10 Simpsons was how insular the humour became.

If it was because they struggled to fill the running time than a new series could be brilliant. If it's because the current writers aren't a patch on the original team, it could go the family guy route of being stale almost immediately after it returned to screens.

Re:The movies didn't work (1)

derGoldstein (1494129) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263525)

The interesting thing about the movies is that if they were vetted by a good editor, they could have clipped them into a very good half-length features. Bender's Big Score could have been great if they shaved off around 30 minutes of "filler". Unfortunately, as you said, Bender's Game was really weak, it barely had enough good material for a ~40 minute feature.

Re:The movies didn't work (3, Interesting)

VShael (62735) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263653)

it could go the family guy route of being stale almost immediately after it returned to screens.

I'll agree that Family Guy was a shadow of its former self, once it returned from cancellation.

It took some time, but the show *has* returned to something like it's former levels of comedy though.

I liked movie 2 & 4, (1)

unami (1042872) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263667)

they were a different style than 1 & 3 (more story, jokes less shallow). but i absolutely agree with you, that "Benders Game" was worst. Lame story & the same joke repeated over 2 hours.

TV series = movies redone...? (1)

ufoolme (1111815) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263303)

As I understand it this was always part of the plan, the movies were to be remade into a full tv series for the comedy chan.

Good News (possibly) (2, Insightful)

Apple Acolyte (517892) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263345)

A new season of the show could represent good news, assuming that the writers still have sufficient material not yet exhausted. The movies had a lot of potential but just seemed not to translate to movie length well. Part of the problem with having movie length episodes was that it constrained the writers to working with overarching plots. Less comedic punch, under utilized, diluted characters and greater reliance on cheap gimmicks. The show just works better in 23 minutes. On the downside, the last season of the show had some really poor episodes (bordering close to average Family Guy episode on the crap scale), so if it turns out that those kinds of episodes are the best the creators can do, count me only reluctantly and perhaps inconsistently in.

For fuck sake... (4, Insightful)

GeorgeStone22 (1532191) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263393)

Kill the simpsons already.

Meh (0, Offtopic)

smoker2 (750216) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263529)

The episodes I've seen of Futurama have been good. I've not seen many, as I don't subscribe to pay tv. The episodes I've seen of Family Guy uniformly suck. And WTF is "The Life and Times of Tim" ? If that is a "hit US comedy", then they missed an S in the summary. Furthermore, if that's a hit, I would really hate to see the misses.
Bring back Ren and Stimpy !

Re:Meh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28263925)

The episodes I've seen of Family Guy uniformly suck.

So what you're saying is you have no sense of humor and nobody should pay attention to you.

You could have just started out telling us that, you know.

Re:Meh (1)

CaseCrash (1120869) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264207)

The episodes I've seen of Family Guy uniformly suck.

Watch the old ones, not the new ones

And WTF is "The Life and Times of Tim" ? If that is a "hit US comedy", then they missed an S in the summary. Furthermore, if that's a hit, I would really hate to see the misses.

I'm an american who watches cable tv everyday and I've never heard of it. Don't believe the internet as to what's a "Hit"

Bring back Ren and Stimpy !

I second this motion (except they fucked up with the "new" ren & stimpy episodes they made a couple years ago *shudder*)

Re:Meh (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28264219)

it was YOU who coveted my ice creme bar

Too late (5, Funny)

MobyDisk (75490) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263791)

How many years has it been? By now, all the actors will be older and they won't look the part. It will be worse than Harry Potter or Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey.

Waste (1)

Sam36 (1065410) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263873)

TV is such a waste. I would rather spend my time playing with linux or playing on the piano or learning about Jesus. All these things will advance me in life. Watching stuff like this will hold me back in life.

Re:Waste (1)

hazah (807503) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264113)

Why would understanding your current culture hold you back?

Morbo mocks your foolish comedy! (1)

Drakkenmensch (1255800) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263907)

It shall be obliterated when the invasion fleet reduces your puny civilization to ashes! Now let's go to entertainment news. *Mary Heart look-alike laughs vapidly*

Bite my shiny metal ass!! (2, Funny)

murphyd311 (1364187) | more than 5 years ago | (#28263945)

10. Chump
9. Chumpette
8. Yours
7. Up
6. Pimpmobile
5. Bite
4. My
3. Shiny
2. Daffodil
1. Ass

Re:Bite my shiny metal ass!! (1)

Drakkenmensch (1255800) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264055)

"That chair is really hard, it hurts my... what's the word again? Oh yeah, lower back."

Re:Bite my shiny metal ass!! (1)

ari_j (90255) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264247)

Hot diggity daffodil!

Re:Bite my shiny metal ass!! (1)

tuxicle (996538) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264239)

Antique-ing?

I won't watch it on Comedy Central (2, Insightful)

AMSmith42 (60300) | more than 5 years ago | (#28264089)

Comedy Central took Futurama away from Adult Swim who faithfully aired it for years in syndication. Adult Swim fans were the sole reason Futurama was revived. Adult Swim doesn't seem to get one bit of gratitude from Comedy Central or Fox. I love Futurama, but I'm not going to turn my back on Adult Swim and reward Comedy Central by watching it anymore. If I get withdrawals, I'll just Netflix it.

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