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(Entertainment Weekly)   Bad news, everyone (Series finale spoiler in article)   (insidetv.ew.com) divider line 56
    More: Sad, Futurama, Burt Ward, Matt Groening, David X. Cohen  
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2013-04-22 01:08:54 PM
11 votes:
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 02:33:25 PM
5 votes:
Better to go out now than to end up like the Simpsons.
2013-04-22 02:33:13 PM
4 votes:
bite my shiny metal ass. there are what, 2 dozen reality shows that should be dumped before this happens.
2013-04-22 01:28:31 PM
4 votes:
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.
2013-04-23 12:28:34 AM
3 votes:
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.
2013-04-22 02:35:34 PM
3 votes:

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 02:33:17 PM
3 votes:
Put it on Netflix.
2013-04-22 01:35:51 PM
3 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
2013-04-22 09:58:54 PM
2 votes:

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 07:31:07 PM
2 votes:

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 06:58:19 PM
2 votes:
Maybe the team could do Life in Hell?
2013-04-22 04:07:56 PM
2 votes:
pool.theinfosphere.org

I was promised there would be no math. DAMN YOU GLOBETROTTERS
2013-04-22 03:56:53 PM
2 votes:
Plant Rights Activist: bring back The Boondocks, Thundercats and Young Justice, you bastards

FTFM
2013-04-22 03:53:04 PM
2 votes:
bring back The Boondocks, you bastards
2013-04-22 03:01:50 PM
2 votes:

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 02:38:52 PM
2 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
2013-04-22 02:29:51 PM
2 votes:

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


I haven't seen a dog that sad since:
www.digitaltrends.com
2013-04-22 01:26:52 PM
2 votes:
kwinofnothing.files.wordpress.com
2013-04-23 05:17:44 AM
1 votes:

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 02:11:58 AM
1 votes:
Good riddance.
It needed to be put out of its misery. The magic is long gone.
2013-04-22 10:25:36 PM
1 votes:
New Futurama was GOOD and if you say otherwise, YOU'RE BAD AND YOU SHOULD FEEL BAD!!
slurmed.com
2013-04-22 08:03:03 PM
1 votes:
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 07:57:19 PM
1 votes:

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 07:33:28 PM
1 votes:

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 07:05:06 PM
1 votes:

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 04:59:50 PM
1 votes:

Marine1: Put it on Netflix.


Ditto.
2013-04-22 04:33:13 PM
1 votes:
Move it to Adult Swim!
2013-04-22 04:04:02 PM
1 votes:

billygeek: good. boring show.


How does it feel having a room temperature IQ?
2013-04-22 03:55:49 PM
1 votes:
Everything was just imagined in Fry's mind as his brain slowly freezes to death in the cryogenic chamber.
2013-04-22 03:52:56 PM
1 votes:
I thought that was awesome:

i.imgur.com
2013-04-22 03:51:42 PM
1 votes:
It's ok.

Everything runs it course.
2013-04-22 03:51:00 PM
1 votes:
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 03:43:55 PM
1 votes:
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 03:43:14 PM
1 votes:
At least it got a good run unlike other shows...
2013-04-22 03:27:00 PM
1 votes:
dkoeker.files.wordpress.com
2013-04-22 03:26:02 PM
1 votes:

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 03:19:13 PM
1 votes:

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 03:18:07 PM
1 votes:
Im sure they will replace it with some redneck humor show.
2013-04-22 03:03:20 PM
1 votes:
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
2013-04-22 03:02:16 PM
1 votes:

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 03:00:00 PM
1 votes:
 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 02:59:00 PM
1 votes:
i.qkme.me
2013-04-22 02:58:03 PM
1 votes:
Amy is hot.
2013-04-22 02:56:52 PM
1 votes:

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 02:52:38 PM
1 votes:
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2013-04-22 02:52:26 PM
1 votes:
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 02:50:02 PM
1 votes:
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2013-04-22 02:44:58 PM
1 votes:
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 02:40:36 PM
1 votes:
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 02:40:24 PM
1 votes:

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 02:39:51 PM
1 votes:

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 02:38:29 PM
1 votes:
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 02:33:46 PM
1 votes:
I actually forgot it was still on
2013-04-22 02:32:39 PM
1 votes:
Too much potty humor in the CC version.
2013-04-22 02:32:17 PM
1 votes:
simpworks.com

Agrees.
2013-04-22 02:04:04 PM
1 votes:
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.
 
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