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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  
kwinofnothing.files.wordpress.com
 
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  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
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  
i216.photobucket.com
 
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  
img.photobucket.com
 
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  
media.tumblr.com
 
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  
i.qkme.me
 
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
 
lmb
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  
img.gawkerassets.com
 
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.
 
2013-04-22 04:04:02 PM  

billygeek: good. boring show.


How does it feel having a room temperature IQ?
 
2013-04-22 04:06:59 PM  
So... I could write the perfect final episode or final montage. But only if you promise to either never renew it or make the montage canon. Quickly progress through the wedding, married life, parentage of Fry & Leela, all the way to old age. Sort of a "get it over with already" type episode.

At some point they should do an episode where Hermes limbos under a shark.

Too bad everything's already been written without knowing they'd be cancelled.
 
2013-04-22 04:07:56 PM  
pool.theinfosphere.org

I was promised there would be no math. DAMN YOU GLOBETROTTERS
 
2013-04-22 04:10:53 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: 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 image 540x370]
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.


The only episode of the entire show I cannot stand. I prefer to forget that this abomination does exist.

However these last few seasons have gave us: Inspector 5; The chart room; The best use of "Clampdown" in TV history; Swivel surprise chair; 1st place sausage; a dog-operated human suit modified for cat-use; the Sith-il war; Zapp and Leela's mom; Mouth mutant; the land Titanic; Calculon's death scene; a president's live birth right before the election; Pickles (and a vision of bender sharing); the cool crime of BurgleurgleArsony; the original Planet Express crew (and maybe Zoidberg with hair); Space Yeti; Dr. Banjo;  and whatever these last dozen episodes have.
 
2013-04-22 04:14:02 PM  
img689.imageshack.us

The Comedy Central edition always felt like Futurama fan fiction to me.
 
2013-04-22 04:19:07 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.


i200.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-22 04:26:25 PM  
However these last few seasons have gave us: Inspector 5; The chart room; The best use of "Clampdown" in TV history; Swivel surprise chair; 1st place sausage; a dog-operated human suit modified for cat-use; the Sith-il war; Zapp and Leela's mom; Mouth mutant; the land Titanic; Calculon's death scene; a president's live birth right before the election; Pickles (and a vision of bender sharing); the cool crime of BurgleurgleArsony; the original Planet Express crew (and maybe Zoidberg with hair); Space Yeti; Dr. Banjo;  and whatever these last dozen episodes have.

Agreed with most of what you said, but the crime is burgalarsonarsony as in burglery, larceny, and arson.
Hopefully the last half season will be good.
 
2013-04-22 04:27:17 PM  
Throw the Simpsons into the death pit too. At least they've earned it by really phoning it in for a decade.
 
2013-04-22 04:32:08 PM  
The only place where the show could continue AND get better is probably on Netflix.  No restrictions of time limits, no dealing with commercial breaks, no intrusions by network heads, just backing and a built in audience that already goes there to view the past episodes.

Also, no strict deadlines on writing. They'd have the time to craft good storylines and such and could release them in mini-series. Especially with a short hiatus before they start up again.
 
2013-04-22 04:33:13 PM  
Move it to Adult Swim!
 
2013-04-22 04:41:14 PM  
(I'mokawiththis.jpg)

There wasn't a single like-able character on that show.
 
2013-04-22 04:43:38 PM  

eddievercetti: At least it got a good run unlike other shows...


Yeh like SGU which was pulled for what more wrestling and shark-hybrid "movies".


Still sad about Futurama though.
 
2013-04-22 04:59:50 PM  

Marine1: Put it on Netflix.


Ditto.
 
2013-04-22 05:01:21 PM  
wildcardjack

At some point they should do an episode where Hermes limbos under a shark.

Brilliant, also maybe have everyone survive one of professors doomsday machines by crawling in a fridge too.
 
2013-04-22 05:09:47 PM  

Oldiron_79: wildcardjack

At some point they should do an episode where Hermes limbos under a shark.

Brilliant, also maybe have everyone survive one of professors doomsday machines by crawling in a fridge too.


Maybe one of the Professor's doomsday devices *is* a fridge!

After all, "It used to be milk, and well, time makes fools of us all."
 
2013-04-22 05:11:21 PM  

Oldiron_79: wildcardjack

At some point they should do an episode where Hermes limbos under a shark.

Brilliant, also maybe have everyone survive one of professors doomsday machines by crawling in a fridge too.


affordablehousinginstitute.org


Or they could do TARDIS jokes and all crawl inside Bender. Or go double meta when Bender takes care of a  kid that swings around a wooden sword. "I don't know why, but there's something familiar about him."
 
2013-04-22 05:14:19 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.


nailed it.
 
2013-04-22 05:17:38 PM  
What a shame. Futurama at 80% funniness is still among the top 3 cartoons on TV (South Park and Archer, IMO). And as many have said, if it's a good one there is nothing better.
 
2013-04-22 05:20:42 PM  
Wonder if there is any chance of Adult Swim picking up the rites to it if CC and Faux are done with it?
 
2013-04-22 05:25:14 PM  
Don't you worry about Futurama's cancellation. You let ME worry about blank.

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-22 05:26:53 PM  

PirateKing: Don't you worry about Futurama's cancellation. You let ME worry about blank.

[24.media.tumblr.com image 512x384]


WILL CHOCOLATE LET ME FINISH!?
 
2013-04-22 05:34:31 PM  
i146.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-22 05:38:27 PM  
I'm sad anytime a scifi show dies.

I have to admit, I havent really bothered watching new episodes as they air... but that doesnt mean I like it any less.  Just means I try to catch reruns etc, which are on all the farking time.
 
2013-04-22 05:40:58 PM  
Thank God, now they can air more reruns of Tosh.O and give shows to some more stand up comedians that last 5 episodes...Jeff Ross I'm looking at you. Jeselnik and Shumer you're next.

/still enjoyed it, I'll leave the "as good as the first seasons" debate to all you wannabe Comic Book Guys in here
 
2013-04-22 05:46:05 PM  

BATMANATEE: However these last few seasons have gave us: Inspector 5; The chart room; The best use of "Clampdown" in TV history; Swivel surprise chair; 1st place sausage; a dog-operated human suit modified for cat-use; the Sith-il war; Zapp and Leela's mom; Mouth mutant; the land Titanic; Calculon's death scene; a president's live birth right before the election; Pickles (and a vision of bender sharing); the cool crime of BurgleurgleArsony; the original Planet Express crew (and maybe Zoidberg with hair); Space Yeti; Dr. Banjo;  and whatever these last dozen episodes have.

Agreed with most of what you said, but the crime is burgalarsonarsony as in burglery, larceny, and arson.
Hopefully the last half season will be good.


Came here to post something like that. Additionally, there have been tons of science-based episodes, like the one on the grey goo problem or the body-switching one where they came up with their own algorithm.

/That's probably not the right word
//Oh it would be sweet at first, but deep down, we'd know that I'm a man, and you're janitorial equipment
///Now go! Before I beg you to stay!
 
2013-04-22 05:46:55 PM  

maxheck: 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.


www.blogcdn.com

It was all a dream?
 
2013-04-22 05:48:09 PM  
Personally, I can't see any ending other than a mega-finale where we see the Bender-led robot uprising predicted in "Decision 3012."
 
2013-04-22 05:50:41 PM  

js34603: Thank God, now they can air more reruns of Tosh.O and give shows to some more stand up comedians that last 5 episodes...Jeff Ross I'm looking at you. Jeselnik and Shumer you're next.

/still enjoyed it, I'll leave the "as good as the first seasons" debate to all you wannabe Comic Book Guys in here


Farkin A

\bad Futurama is still better than 90% of the shiat on CC right now
\\I'm looking at you, SouthPark, and retching
 
2013-04-22 05:56:19 PM  
Meh, they had a good run.

/love the show, but sometimes things just need to end.
 
2013-04-22 05:56:35 PM  

dababler: Yeh like SGU which was pulled for what more wrestling and shark-hybrid "movies".


SGU got the finger because the SD! addition which was stupid. W13 is the only Syfy show I watch anymore.
 
2013-04-22 06:06:10 PM  
CheapEngineer:

maxheck: 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.

www.blogcdn.com

It was all a dream?


And then the medic detaches one of Jacob Singer's dog tags... "Kid put up one hell of a fight."
 
2013-04-22 06:10:47 PM  
I'm so saddened by this news that I may have to off myself by Snu Snu.
 
2013-04-22 06:13:05 PM  

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


Nahh.. He will wake up, and it will all be just a dream.  Except he will be sleeping with Amy.
 
2013-04-22 06:13:32 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.


As much as I want to say "shut your whore mouth when talking about Futurama!".......(sigh). I have to admit that you're right. Damn you, sir! At least I will always have my Bender tattoo with him holding a cigar and bottle of Makers Mark.
 
2013-04-22 06:31:23 PM  
I think the time is right. The show's quality since its return has been woefully inconsistent, and we just haven't had enough gems like The Late Philip J. Fry to justify its continued existence. When it ends, it'll will end as one of the greatest animated shows of all time that never went to total shiat at the end. (see: The Simpsons, South Park, King of the Hill, Family Guy...)

/Bender's Big Score was the best of the new material.
/love, love, loved that movie
 
2013-04-22 06:58:19 PM  
Maybe the team could do Life in Hell?
 
2013-04-22 07:05:06 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Throw the Simpsons into the death pit too. At least they've earned it by really phoning it in for a decade.


People say this, but what does it hurt to have a show on even if it's not good anymore?  All you have to do is turn the channel to watch something else.  Besides I'm sure if Simpsons ever does go off the air it will just get replaced with another Seth McFarlane show.
 
2013-04-22 07:31:07 PM  

baufan2005: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Throw the Simpsons into the death pit too. At least they've earned it by really phoning it in for a decade.

People say this, but what does it hurt to have a show on even if it's not good anymore?  All you have to do is turn the channel to watch something else.  Besides I'm sure if Simpsons ever does go off the air it will just get replaced with another Seth McFarlane show.


It personally offends people how bad the show has been for the last (5,7,10,12,15) years they haven't been watching it since it is so awful.

Much like Futurama, I still enjoy the Simpsons. And much like Futurama, it's a lot better than what they are going to replace it with.
 
2013-04-22 07:33:28 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Throw the Simpsons into the death pit too. At least they've earned it by really phoning it in for a decade.


My wife and I took about a 2.5 year break from Simpsons. No re-runs, no specials, not the movie, not anything. Then we went back and started watching on Sundays. You know what? It wasn't super fresh, but it's actually still pretty good. I think our generation has just gotten burned out after 20+ years of new episodes and continuous syndication of reruns.

I'm wondering if we're at the same point with Family Guy right now. Stopped watching it last year after the hour-long episode of Brian eating Stewie's poop in the bank vault... no idea if the current episodes are that bad.
 
2013-04-22 07:40:52 PM  
media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-22 07:46:37 PM  
Comedy Central's already rolling out Futurama's replacement:
i.imgur.com

Futurama's a great show, they really shouldn'---ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD
 
2013-04-22 07:51:57 PM  

Paris1127: Comedy Central's already rolling out Futurama's replacement:
[i.imgur.com image 640x480]

Futurama's a great show, they really shouldn'---ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD



For your viewing pleasure:

Everybody Loves Hypnotoad

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2013-04-22 07:57:19 PM  

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


Ayup. I'm not nearly as mad as I was when they first cancelled it.
 
2013-04-22 07:57:26 PM  

texdent: I actually forgot it was still on


Me too, but after the first season Comedy Central had, I could never figure out when Futurama was on.  I thought they already canceled it.
 
2013-04-22 08:03:03 PM  
I loved the original run but the movies kind of killed it for me.  The first one was ok but the rest kind of sucked.  Have only seen a few episodes of the new run. Not impressed.
 
2013-04-22 08:19:39 PM  
I have braved the spoilers in TFA. Let's just say that we don't need to worry about whether or not the show will go out with a bang or not.
 
2013-04-22 08:31:48 PM  

brnt00: [i1.kym-cdn.com image 600x446]


Ya know what, forget the show AND the blackjack!
 
2013-04-22 08:35:45 PM  
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.
 
2013-04-22 08:49:26 PM  

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.


I dunno, it kind of feels like a B.
 
2013-04-22 09:14:02 PM  

CheapEngineer: js34603: Thank God, now they can air more reruns of Tosh.O and give shows to some more stand up comedians that last 5 episodes...Jeff Ross I'm looking at you. Jeselnik and Shumer you're next.

/still enjoyed it, I'll leave the "as good as the first seasons" debate to all you wannabe Comic Book Guys in here

Farkin A

\bad Futurama is still better than 90% of the shiat on CC right now
\\I'm looking at you, SouthPark, and retching


Yeah, even im done with Southpark. Just boring.

I love futurama but season 7 was mostly awful. When the first episode is the high point of the season, you can tell the show has run its course.

Which is a shame because Season 6 was fantastic (minus 1 or 2 duds)

One of my favorite series on TV but time to let it go.

//or send it to netflix like people have been suggesting. Give them plenty of time to write and take away censorship restrictions.
 
2013-04-22 09:36:10 PM  

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.
 
2013-04-22 09:38:53 PM  

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.


Or the mongooses. That's a cool team name. The fighting mongooses.
 
2013-04-22 09:58:54 PM  

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.
 
2013-04-22 10:08:22 PM  

PsyLord: Plant Rights Activist: bring back The Boondocks, Thundercats and Young Justice, you bastards

FTFM


You, sir, have earned one hug.
 
2013-04-22 10:12:41 PM  
I made it through half of the first season before saying NOT THE SIMPSONS! and not watching it again until a few years ago when the Bender movie was on.

Thought "Oh damn, it is better!" and fell in love with it. Then watched the old ones I said I hated, and well, damn it they were pretty good too. I guess I can't be too angry it is going away, have been wondering where the show has been though.

13 more episodes is better than never having liked the show.
 
2013-04-22 10:25:36 PM  
New Futurama was GOOD and if you say otherwise, YOU'RE BAD AND YOU SHOULD FEEL BAD!!
slurmed.com
 
2013-04-22 10:41:15 PM  
I loved the first season of this show. Sadly, I just forgot about it and missed the rest of the seasons.
 
2013-04-22 11:01:51 PM  

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.


Excellent point.  Censorship innovates comedy.  Mind = blown.
 
2013-04-22 11:13:39 PM  

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.


This is why the 70s Match Game is brilliant whereas 90s Match Game was shiat.
 
2013-04-23 12:28:34 AM  
It went downhill when they started trying to pull a southpark and riff on current events/pop culture, instead of the funny, and imaginative stuff of the early seasons.
 
2013-04-23 01:18:14 AM  
And yet the Simpsons stumbles on towards its twenty fifth year. Sad sad shiat here.
 
2013-04-23 02:11:58 AM  
Good riddance.
It needed to be put out of its misery. The magic is long gone.
 
2013-04-23 05:17:44 AM  

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.


 This, but I'd have gone with "less artsy, more fartsy" - it was still a decent show though, in my opinion.
 
2013-04-23 08:00:29 AM  

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.



Not Futurama, but.. yeah.

www.11points.com
 
2013-04-23 08:59:33 AM  

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.


Have you not watched Avatar: The Last Airbender, yet?
(Because Iroh's "Tales of Ba-Sing-Se" epsidoe, at the very end, OH GOD.)
 
2013-04-23 09:14:07 AM  
I loved just about every episode during the show's run on Fox.  I ended up getting Bender's Big Score but wasn't impressed.  That one put me off of buying the rest of the movies.  I heard the remaining movies went down the vulgar for the sake of attention path.  I also got Bender's Game because it was so cheap (should have been a red flag) and was similarly disappointed.  Those two movies kept me from watching any of the new episodes.  I haven't seen so much as one of them.

Are the CC volumes worth picking up should I find them on the cheap?
 
2013-04-23 09:32:19 AM  

PirateKing: Don't you worry about Futurama's cancellation. You let ME worry about blank.

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2013-04-23 10:20:58 AM  
It's not leaving CC, it's moving to Toonami and going to air at 12am

With a few minor changes
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2013-04-23 10:24:59 AM  

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?


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2013-04-23 10:33:21 AM  
For what it's worth, I rarely watch the new episodes on Netflix, but watch an episode from the first four seasons at least 3-4 times a week.
 
2013-04-23 03:03:33 PM  
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!
 
2013-04-23 04:13:15 PM  

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!


You would never have gotten The Late Philip J. Fry and Prisoner of Benda, two of the greatest Futurama episodes ever.
 
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