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(Entertainment Weekly)   Bad news, everyone (Series finale spoiler in article)   (insidetv.ew.com) divider line 172
    More: Sad, Futurama, Burt Ward, Matt Groening, David X. Cohen  
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2013-04-22 12:17:59 PM
I was going to submit this with the exact same headline.
 
2013-04-22 01:08:54 PM
I hate to say it, but it had gone really downhill ever since the move to Comedy Central.

(1) Fry got too smart.
(2) The on-again-off-again Fry/Leela thing was getting old and just seemed too arbitrary
(3) Too much Scruffy. Scruffy was funny because he was essentially an unknown character.
(4) Too much juvenile humor. When they moved to CC they used their newfound freedom to make easy jokes that weren't funny.
(5) Too much focus on secondary characters. Sorry.
 
2013-04-22 01:26:52 PM
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2013-04-22 01:28:31 PM
Reposting from redlit thread:


Sucks, but not unexpected. No one likes to admit it, but it was a shadow of its former self. Instead of having 90% of a season be amazing with only a few 'meh' episodes, it flipped. Of course those rare gems were still amazing ("The Late Phillip J. Fry" being my favorite and definitely in top 10 for any Futurama episode), but you didn't know what to expect when tuning in.


I think one of the issues was going to cable gave them too much wiggle room. Instead of sly innuendo or jokes flying under the radar, they just threw it at you. Less wit and more fart.
 
2013-04-22 01:35:51 PM
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2013-04-22 01:56:16 PM

utsagrad123:


Seymour's gonna die the way he lived
 
2013-04-22 01:59:55 PM

utsagrad123: [25.media.tumblr.com image 256x184]


Thanks to that dog, Matt Groening has killed more souls than Hitler killed Jews.  It's just that simple.
 
2013-04-22 02:04:04 PM
I agree with the people who say that Futurama went downhill on its move to CC...but, it was still one of the better things on television.

And, when it was on Fox, it was the only animated show I'd ever watched that actually made me, a grown man, tear up.  More than once.
 
2013-04-22 02:06:51 PM

Lord Dimwit: I hate to say it, but it had gone really downhill ever since the move to Comedy Central.

(1) Fry got too smart.
(2) The on-again-off-again Fry/Leela thing was getting old and just seemed too arbitrary
(3) Too much Scruffy. Scruffy was funny because he was essentially an unknown character.
(4) Too much juvenile humor. When they moved to CC they used their newfound freedom to make easy jokes that weren't funny.
(5) Too much focus on secondary characters. Sorry.


All that
 
2013-04-22 02:27:49 PM
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2013-04-22 02:28:37 PM

utsagrad123: [25.media.tumblr.com image 256x184]


It's really hard for a show to piss me off.  I mean, it's just a show.  It's even harder to piss me off when it's a show I love.

That episode really, really pissed me off.
 
2013-04-22 02:29:51 PM

utsagrad123: [25.media.tumblr.com image 256x184]


I haven't seen a dog that sad since:
www.digitaltrends.com
 
2013-04-22 02:29:57 PM

scottydoesntknow: Reposting from redlit thread:


Sucks, but not unexpected. No one likes to admit it, but it was a shadow of its former self. Instead of having 90% of a season be amazing with only a few 'meh' episodes, it flipped. Of course those rare gems were still amazing ("The Late Phillip J. Fry" being my favorite and definitely in top 10 for any Futurama episode), but you didn't know what to expect when tuning in.


I think one of the issues was going to cable gave them too much wiggle room. Instead of sly innuendo or jokes flying under the radar, they just threw it at you. Less wit and more fart.


Jerk chicken, jerk beef, jerk pork-- is there any meat this man can't jerk?
 
2013-04-22 02:31:14 PM
:C
 
2013-04-22 02:31:49 PM

scottydoesntknow: I think one of the issues was going to cable gave them too much wiggle room. Instead of sly innuendo or jokes flying under the radar, they just threw it at you. Less wit and more fart.


That's what you think, fartwit.


I do agree with you but I just wanted to say that really really bad.  Here, I baked you a cake:

cdn.cakecentral.com
 
2013-04-22 02:32:17 PM
simpworks.com

Agrees.
 
2013-04-22 02:32:24 PM
Hey Matt.  Apply Rule 34 to Fry and Leela for the final fade out.

They were meant for each other.
 
2013-04-22 02:32:33 PM
Goodbye to you, my trusted friend.
We've known each other since we're nine or ten.
Together we climbed hills or trees.
Learned of love and ABC's,
skinned our hearts and skinned our knees.
Goodbye my friend, it's hard to die,
when all the birds are singing in the sky,
Now that the spring is in the air.
Pretty girls are everywhere.
When you see them I'll be there.
We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun.
 
2013-04-22 02:32:39 PM
Too much potty humor in the CC version.
 
2013-04-22 02:32:54 PM
Dammit! It's one of my favorite shows. I even like the new episodes.

WTF is wrong with these people?!
/not reading article or thread due to spoilers
 
2013-04-22 02:32:58 PM

Lord Dimwit: I hate to say it, but it had gone really downhill ever since the move to Comedy Central.

(1) Fry got too smart.
(2) The on-again-off-again Fry/Leela thing was getting old and just seemed too arbitrary
(3) Too much Scruffy. Scruffy was funny because he was essentially an unknown character.
(4) Too much juvenile humor. When they moved to CC they used their newfound freedom to make easy jokes that weren't funny.
(5) Too much focus on secondary characters. Sorry.


Yeah pretty much.  The last batch of episodes especially.  Boring.
 
2013-04-22 02:33:09 PM

utsagrad123: [25.media.tumblr.com image 256x184]


damn it's getting dusty in here
 
2013-04-22 02:33:13 PM
bite my shiny metal ass. there are what, 2 dozen reality shows that should be dumped before this happens.
 
2013-04-22 02:33:17 PM
Put it on Netflix.
 
2013-04-22 02:33:20 PM

Cheron: Goodbye to you, my trusted friend.
We've known each other since we're nine or ten.
Together we climbed hills or trees.
Learned of love and ABC's,
skinned our hearts and skinned our knees.
Goodbye my friend, it's hard to die,
when all the birds are singing in the sky,
Now that the spring is in the air.
Pretty girls are everywhere.
When you see them I'll be there.
We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun.


Thanks for the earworm, Jerk.
 
2013-04-22 02:33:25 PM
Better to go out now than to end up like the Simpsons.
 
2013-04-22 02:33:46 PM
I actually forgot it was still on
 
2013-04-22 02:35:34 PM

eraser8: I agree with the people who say that Futurama went downhill on its move to CC...but, it was still one of the better things on television.

And, when it was on Fox, it was the only animated show I'd ever watched that actually made me, a grown man, tear up.   More than once.


Oh yeah.  Jurassic Bark was the obvious one, but everyone forgets the ending to Luck of the Fryrish.  The bee one too, until it just got way too weird and trippy.
 
2013-04-22 02:36:52 PM
Agree with all of the above. There's been maybe a dozen great episodes since it came back, but maybe only a half dozen that can stand alongside the original series.

Also it's been too damned pandery to politics,
 
2013-04-22 02:37:19 PM
As I saw the headline Kate Miller-Heidke's 'The Last Day On Earth'  played on my iPod.
 
2013-04-22 02:38:29 PM
Adds Groening: "It's a really satisfying ending. It's an epic ending...."

You're gonna have to work REALLY hard to beat out The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings, Matt.  Still in my top three series finales evar.

/Please don't stop playing, Fry.  I want to hear how it ends.
//*sniff*
 
2013-04-22 02:38:40 PM

Lord Dimwit: I hate to say it, but it had gone really downhill ever since the move to Comedy Central.

(3) Too much Scruffy. Scruffy was funny because he was essentially an unknown character.


menofthescarletandgray.com


\it took *years* to finally get a good scruffy moment
\\http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_Ga_XcCawU
 
2013-04-22 02:38:52 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-22 02:39:22 PM
(V) (;,,;) (V)
 
2013-04-22 02:39:51 PM

Lord Dimwit: I hate to say it, but it had gone really downhill ever since the move to Comedy Central.

(1) Fry got too smart.
(2) The on-again-off-again Fry/Leela thing was getting old and just seemed too arbitrary
(3) Too much Scruffy. Scruffy was funny because he was essentially an unknown character.
(4) Too much juvenile humor. When they moved to CC they used their newfound freedom to make easy jokes that weren't funny.
(5) Too much focus on secondary characters. Sorry.


Yep. Can't argue with this.
 
2013-04-22 02:40:24 PM

Last Man on Earth: eraser8: I agree with the people who say that Futurama went downhill on its move to CC...but, it was still one of the better things on television.

And, when it was on Fox, it was the only animated show I'd ever watched that actually made me, a grown man, tear up.   More than once.

Oh yeah.  Jurassic Bark was the obvious one, but everyone forgets the ending to Luck of the Fryrish.  The bee one too, until it just got way too weird and trippy.


And the ending montage of the one where Leela meets her parents.
 
2013-04-22 02:40:36 PM
Even though the drop in quality from the first 4 seasons is obvious, the show still managed to pull out a great episode 2 or 3 times a season.

If anyone needs me, I'll be in the angry dome.
 
2013-04-22 02:41:14 PM

LordJiro: Better to go out now than to end up like the Simpsons.


(scruffy.jpg)
Second.

They had a good run. Time to move on.
 
2013-04-22 02:42:42 PM

Marine1: Put it on Netflix.


Voted you up on this one. I was also surprised no one thought up putting together a kickstarter for them, so the network's hands are out of it entirely.
 
2013-04-22 02:43:37 PM
Huh. I didn't even know this show was back on.
 
2013-04-22 02:44:58 PM
The real problem is that they will replace it with a show that's even less funny. I bet the goofs from "my secret girl friend " would love to make another crap episode. How about another episode of "Con", another stinking piece of crap. I thought "Drawn Together" sucked totally. The execs at CC have no clue.

Yeh go ahead and cancel one of the few decent shows on the channel you farking idiots!
 
2013-04-22 02:45:07 PM

Cheron: Goodbye to you, my trusted friend.
We've known each other since we're nine or ten.
Together we climbed hills or trees.
Learned of love and ABC's,
skinned our hearts and skinned our knees.
Goodbye my friend, it's hard to die,
when all the birds are singing in the sky,
Now that the spring is in the air.
Pretty girls are everywhere.
When you see them I'll be there.
We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun.


But the stars we could reach were just Zoidberg on the beach
 
2013-04-22 02:46:41 PM
I can't believe I am the Weeners this...

Bite my shiny metal ass.

It had a good run, and even though I didn't discover it until I got Netflix, it will be missed.

I hope it goes out the way I want to go out.. Death by snoo snoo.
 
2013-04-22 02:47:34 PM

dualplains: Last Man on Earth: eraser8: I agree with the people who say that Futurama went downhill on its move to CC...but, it was still one of the better things on television.

And, when it was on Fox, it was the only animated show I'd ever watched that actually made me, a grown man, tear up.   More than once.

Oh yeah.  Jurassic Bark was the obvious one, but everyone forgets the ending to Luck of the Fryrish.  The bee one too, until it just got way too weird and trippy.

And the ending montage of the one where Leela meets her parents.


I call those the trilogy of tears because among them there is at least one that applies to just about everyone.

Tosses in time keeps on slippin for a little bit of that showboating globetrotter fark listing.
 
2013-04-22 02:48:46 PM
Weeners?

Ive got to love the Fark Filters....  Yall know what I mean.
 
2013-04-22 02:50:02 PM
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2013-04-22 02:50:55 PM
Good. It hasn't been funny since season 3 and I know that because I quit watching it years ago.
 
2013-04-22 02:51:57 PM
Lrrr is going to destroy the planet now.... Thanks CC
 
2013-04-22 02:52:26 PM
The show should have ended with the movies. There were some good episodes in the seasons after, but it was pretty clear the quality was starting to degrade. The movies at least give it one final "huzzah" after all those years. I'd rather a series be short-lived but excellent than continue to prolong its life while grasping at mediocrity. There's something to be said about leaving the audience wanting more, which the original run of the show definitely did.
 
2013-04-22 02:52:38 PM
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