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2013-04-22 02:52:56 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.


"Time Keeps Slipping" gets me at the end every time.
 
2013-04-22 02:56:52 PM

Uncivil Engineer: 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.


Uh...

KrispyKritter: bite my shiny metal ass. there are what, 2 dozen reality shows that should be dumped before this happens.


Anyway, yeah, the show is a shadow of is former glory. While it's still one of the better shows on TV I'd rather see it end with dignity than go the way of The Simpsons, as someone else pointed out.
 
2013-04-22 02:56:57 PM

dualplains: 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*

The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings

was a work of genius.

/"You should have read the wording in the fine!"
//"...print!"
 
2013-04-22 02:58:03 PM
Amy is hot.
 
2013-04-22 02:58:32 PM
Only saw season 6 of the "new ones", but damn... Mobius Dick is effing hilarious.  "With my Oxo Good Grips cheese knife, I stab at thee!"

That said, i'm glad it won't go Full Simpsons on us.  You never go full simpsons.
 
2013-04-22 02:59:00 PM
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2013-04-22 02:59:52 PM

Kome: 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.


We would have missed "The Late Phillip J. Fry" and "Free Will Hunting."  Those two alone are among the greatest episodes made, plus if it never came back we would never have seen a ceiling fan fall on Zoidberg.
It has been my favorite show for over a decade, and everyone of these episodes will be bittersweet.

/R.I.P. 30th century Crew
//Good luck to Fry and Leela
///Bite my shiny metal ass
 
2013-04-22 03:00:00 PM
 Futurama still had potential, unlike the Simpsons. Now there is a show that is in need of being put out of its misery.
 
2013-04-22 03:00:52 PM
good. boring show.
 
2013-04-22 03:01:50 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.


This, plus they stopped inventing new secondary characters. Oh look, it's the crazy kajigger lady again. Hey, it's the haggard lady going to Nutley. And the fat guy who puts "s's" in all his wordses. Futurama can take place anywhere in the universe, but it was the same, stock 12 supporting characters in each story, even when they had no reason to be there.
 
2013-04-22 03:02:16 PM

Doogles4221: It has been my favorite show for over a decade, and everyone of these episodes will be bittersweet.


Same here, I haven't watched all of the most recent episodes to make it to Netflix simply because I like living in a world where there are Futurama episodes I haven't seen yet.
 
2013-04-22 03:03:20 PM
the show just hasn't been good since it came back.

too much focus on sex jokes as  opposed to the nerdy humor that made the show great. Too bad the show got seymour'd instead of ol' yeller'd
 
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2013-04-22 03:06:07 PM
Good. That show sucks anyways.
 
2013-04-22 03:08:51 PM
So this is how it ends?
imggot.com
 
2013-04-22 03:10:27 PM

Kome: 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.


More and more, I'm thinking that's the right way to do it. Firefly is the obvious example... but there are other canceled shows in the last decade that I've loved (Standoff, Stargate Universe, Lie To Me, and The Shield off the top of my head). I'll always want more of those, and enjoy re-watching them every year or two.  Other series (House MD is the most obvious; Family Guy, Bones and Nip/Tuck also come to mind) were among my absolute favorites during their peaks, but their later seasons have made me not want to re-watch any episodes.

Supernatural is bouncing between categories... it was horrible for a season and a half, but the latest episodes have been much better.

Someday, when I'm the ruthless emperor of humanity, I'll require all TV series to have "fixed" end points. Every season should wrap itself up well, and the story for the overall series should have a defined ending. Even if the series is the post popular thing on TV, it will not be renewed when that ending is reached. Follow-up specials, movies, and spinoffs will still be viable options.
 
2013-04-22 03:12:07 PM
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2013-04-22 03:15:57 PM
Welp meatbags, everything I care about in this universe has died. There's only one thing left for this bendbot to do.
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-22 03:16:28 PM
It's walking on sunshine now.
 
2013-04-22 03:17:07 PM

clkeagle: Kome: 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.

More and more, I'm thinking that's the right way to do it. Firefly is the obvious example... but there are other canceled shows in the last decade that I've loved (Standoff, Stargate Universe, Lie To Me, and The Shield off the top of my head). I'll always want more of those, and enjoy re-watching them every year or two.  Other series (House MD is the most obvious; Family Guy, Bones and Nip/Tuck also come to mind) were among my absolute favorites during their peaks, but their later seasons have made me not want to re-watch any episodes.

Supernatural is bouncing between categories... it was horrible for a season and a half, but the latest episodes have been much better.

Someday, when I'm the ruthless emperor of humanity, I'll require all TV series to have "fixed" end points. Every season should wrap itself up well, and the story for the overall series should have a defined ending. Even if the series is the post popular thing on TV, it will not be renewed when that ending is reached. Follow-up specials, movies, and spinoffs will still be viable options.


Supernatural needs to be put down before it gets good again.

And then Misha Collins needs to join the cast of another show or movie. Ideally Grimm, if within the genre. He'd also be awesome on Castle; I get the feeling he and Fillion would be great together.
 
2013-04-22 03:18:07 PM
Im sure they will replace it with some redneck humor show.
 
2013-04-22 03:18:34 PM

clkeagle: Kome: 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.

More and more, I'm thinking that's the right way to do it. Firefly is the obvious example... but there are other canceled shows in the last decade that I've loved (Standoff, Stargate Universe, Lie To Me, and The Shield off the top of my head). I'll always want more of those, and enjoy re-watching them every year or two.  Other series (House MD is the most obvious; Family Guy, Bones and Nip/Tuck also come to mind) were among my absolute favorites during their peaks, but their later seasons have made me not want to re-watch any episodes.

Supernatural is bouncing between categories... it was horrible for a season and a half, but the latest episodes have been much better.

Someday, when I'm the ruthless emperor of humanity, I'll require all TV series to have "fixed" end points. Every season should wrap itself up well, and the story for the overall series should have a defined ending. Even if the series is the post popular thing on TV, it will not be renewed when that ending is reached. Follow-up specials, movies, and spinoffs will still be viable options.


So, the way the British do it?
 
2013-04-22 03:19:11 PM

qorkfiend: dualplains: 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*

The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings was a work of genius.

/"You should have read the wording in the fine!"
//"...print!"



"I can't believe the devil's so unforgiving..."
"I can't believe everybody's just ad LIBBBBBBBbbing!"

I just lost an hour crawling through the infosphere-
http://theinfosphere.org/The_Devil's_Hands_Are_Idle_Playthings
 
2013-04-22 03:19:13 PM

Marine1: Put it on Netflix.


Yep.  All I do is wait for the seasons to show up on Netflix anyway and they're looking for more exclusive content, seems like it would fit well.
 
2013-04-22 03:21:28 PM
7 seasons

12 years ...
 
2013-04-22 03:25:51 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.



Your critiques are bad and you should feel bad!
 
2013-04-22 03:26:02 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.


QFT, and this was the sharkjump for me:
shoutomaha.com
Maybe it's not even a true sharkjump, as those usually expand a series too much, while this is what told me they were just phoning it in.
 
2013-04-22 03:27:00 PM
dkoeker.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-22 03:28:01 PM

lexslamman: 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.


Your critiques are bad and you should feel bad!



Haha, no I'm just kidding, you're alright.
 
2013-04-22 03:33:11 PM

lexslamman: lexslamman: 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.


Your critiques are bad and you should feel bad!


Haha, no I'm just kidding, you're alright.


Did you know that your Fark account number and my Fark account number are both expressible as the sum of two cubes?
 
2013-04-22 03:33:24 PM
So worlds ending then.......does this mean we can have Firefly back in exchange?


youbentmywookie.com
 
2013-04-22 03:33:50 PM
I did not read the article, but does Bender finally get to Kill All Humans?
 
2013-04-22 03:35:34 PM

clkeagle: Kome: 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.

More and more, I'm thinking that's the right way to do it. Firefly is the obvious example... but there are other canceled shows in the last decade that I've loved (Standoff, Stargate Universe, Lie To Me, and The Shield off the top of my head). I'll always want more of those, and enjoy re-watching them every year or two.  Other series (House MD is the most obvious; Family Guy, Bones and Nip/Tuck also come to mind) were among my absolute favorites during their peaks, but their later seasons have made me not want to re-watch any episodes.

Supernatural is bouncing between categories... it was horrible for a season and a half, but the latest episodes have been much better.

Someday, when I'm the ruthless emperor of humanity, I'll require all TV series to have "fixed" end points. Every season should wrap itself up well, and the story for the overall series should have a defined ending. Even if the series is the post popular thing on TV, it will not be renewed when that ending is reached. Follow-up specials, movies, and spinoffs will still be viable options.


It feels like at this point, Supernatural will never end. That show's been on for what, 10 years now?
 
2013-04-22 03:39:24 PM
i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-04-22 03:40:51 PM

gittlebass: the show just hasn't been good since it came back.

too much focus on sex jokes as  opposed to the nerdy humor that made the show great. Too bad the show got seymour'd instead of ol' yeller'd


The last season got really sexy.  Too sexy for a cartoon.  Icky.
 
2013-04-22 03:41:07 PM
www.craveonline.com
Guess the Professor was right about Proposition Infinity... it will spell their doom!
 
2013-04-22 03:42:24 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.


Given the bee one was a reworking of a Phillip K Dick story, I'd say it wasn't weird and trippy enough.
 
2013-04-22 03:43:14 PM
At least it got a good run unlike other shows...
 
2013-04-22 03:43:55 PM
I hope we don't get a visit from Omicron Persei 8 in 1000 years demanding more episodes of Futurama...

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2013-04-22 03:45:51 PM
I'm all for it. Finally getting rid of that terrible show. Hopefully now we can get a few more sketch shows starring the same group of people featured in the Comedy Central roasts.

/if you can't detect the sarcasm then...
//i dont want to live on this planet anymore
 
2013-04-22 03:48:23 PM
This headline bothers me. Every time Farnsworth says, "Good news, everyone!" it's bad news. So clearly SUBBY hates Futurama.
 
2013-04-22 03:51:00 PM
I never really liked the show.

1. Humanity is mostly dipshiats.
2. All men are dipshiats. (like all scifi & comedy today)
3. Fry is nothing BUT a dipshiat.
4. Lead female character is perfect. (like all scifi & comedy today)
5. Robots are vastly superior to humans but still slaves to MOM?

I think I'm just tired of the formula. Let's try something else SciFi, you used to be the genre that pushed to envelope, now you're just the glue holding it shut.
 
2013-04-22 03:51:42 PM
It's ok.

Everything runs it course.
 
2013-04-22 03:52:56 PM
I thought that was awesome:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-22 03:53:04 PM
bring back The Boondocks, you bastards
 
2013-04-22 03:55:49 PM
Everything was just imagined in Fry's mind as his brain slowly freezes to death in the cryogenic chamber.
 
2013-04-22 03:56:53 PM
Plant Rights Activist: bring back The Boondocks, Thundercats and Young Justice, you bastards

FTFM
 
2013-04-22 03:57:24 PM

Plant Rights Activist: bring back The Boondocks, you bastards


img59.imageshack.us

They're working on it.
 
2013-04-22 03:58:42 PM
I dont wanna live on this planet anymore.
 
2013-04-22 04:00:42 PM
PsyLord:

Everything was just imagined in Fry's mind as his brain slowly freezes to death in the cryogenic chamber.

And then he wakes up next to Suzanne Pleshette.
 
2013-04-22 04:02:56 PM

icam: 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.


I got really bored with Futurama after it moved to CC.  Shame, as it was such a high quality smart show.
 
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