Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: In an alternate universe, Futurama didn't make it one whole season, and Firefly is ending with season #7.Since in neither of these universes am I posting from the captain's suite on my palatial casino-Zeppelin stocked with booze and gorgeous women, I'll take this one. We'll call it Universe A.
qorkfiend: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: In an alternate universe, Futurama didn't make it one whole season, and Firefly is ending with season #7.Since in neither of these universes am I posting from the captain's suite on my palatial casino-Zeppelin stocked with booze and gorgeous women, I'll take this one. We'll call it Universe A.You can have your crummy Universe A. I'll be Universe 1.
Lord Dimwit: (4) Too much juvenile humor. When they moved to CC they used their newfound freedom to make easy jokes that weren't funny.
PsyLord: Plant Rights Activist: bring back The Boondocks, Thundercats and Young Justice, you bastardsFTFM
ha-ha-guy: Lord Dimwit: (4) Too much juvenile humor. When they moved to CC they used their newfound freedom to make easy jokes that weren't funny.While Futurama 2.0 was on cable and thus totally immune from broadcast channel restrictions, I think the FCC is really underrated as a comedy refinement mechanism. Lots of shows are at their best when the writer really wants to make a crude joke, but is still afraid of the FCC slapping them for it, so they really have to weave it in. Once a show becomes popular it often goes through a bit of a good period where the writers suddenly realize their popularity grants them certain freedoms, but then they get lazy. Futurama 2.0 just got tossed the immunity idol and day one and bad things happened.
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.
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.
PirateKing: Don't you worry about Futurama's cancellation. You let ME worry about blank.[24.media.tumblr.com image 512x384]
Wellon Dowd: 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?
Lor M. Ipsum: I choose to believe that the CC-sponsored episodes were just an alternate reality via the What-If machine./what if comedy central brought back Futurama?//whew, thank god that never happened!
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