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2013-04-23 08:35:41 PM
It's about time. Futurama has been the Terri Schiavo of animated, adult-targeted comedy for some time. They just wouldn't pull the plug.

Now, if we could only get them to do the same humane act to the Simpsons and Family Guy, we'd be set. We already know South Park tried committing suicide, and it only made the network want it to live longer.
 
2013-04-23 08:36:44 PM
Vanilla Ice is to home renovation as Vanilla Ice is to music.
 
2013-04-23 08:38:46 PM
Have you ever tried simply turning off the TV, sitting down with your children, and hitting them?
 
2013-04-23 08:41:20 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: Have you ever tried simply turning off the TV, sitting down with your children, and hitting them?


I tried that, but the little bastard went and squealed to DCS.

Jokes on him, though. His foster family hits him harder.
 
2013-04-23 08:53:45 PM
HAHAHA, Subby, that's funny! Good one...


...sunofabiatch
 
2013-04-23 09:09:47 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: Have you ever tried simply turning off the TV, sitting down with your children, and hitting them?


I beat my children with the TV
 
2013-04-23 09:10:02 PM
Vanilla Ice Goes Amish is actually a thing? Holy shiat
 
2013-04-23 09:15:29 PM
So I see DIY channel has now gone the way of science channel and the like.  Who actually pays for cable TV anymore?  I guess lonely women who watch all these reality shows, but there are that many out there?!
 
2013-04-23 09:15:49 PM
Vanilla Ice was funny in "That's My Boy"

(not that I saw that movie!  I just HEARD, you know.....I SWEAR!!)
 
2013-04-23 09:17:25 PM
...I would watch that, if and only if, there is a scene where Ice tries to get all, 'Well, I had to work pretty hard back in the day' and some middle-aged amish  guy with the beard and everything just busts out some serious dancing then just goes, 'The lord made us to work, not play, English.  Now get te the milkin'
 
2013-04-23 09:17:28 PM
Meanwhile Johnny Test has over 100 episodes and Annoying Orange is a ratings success. Hopes deleted.
 
2013-04-23 09:17:38 PM
I don't have cable and forgot Futurama was even back on TV. How did it end?
 
2013-04-23 09:18:26 PM
Futurama got cancelled again? This run seemed a little off anyway.
 
2013-04-23 09:21:58 PM

Wayne 985: I don't have cable and forgot Futurama was even back on TV. How did it end?


It hasn't yet, it has 13 episodes to go.

In my heart, though, it ended with Fry playing the holophoner for Leela after the Robot Devil took his hands back.
 
2013-04-23 09:24:29 PM

Wayne 985: I don't have cable and forgot Futurama was even back on TV. How did it end?


you are a puppet: Futurama got cancelled again? This run seemed a little off anyway.


Yes, but there are still 13 new episodes airing this summer.
 
2013-04-23 09:24:43 PM
http://www.tvhell.net for the dead show lists.

I liked the newer Futurama's, but the writing seemed not as sharp as the old Fox shows.  I agree, just a bit off.
 
2013-04-23 09:35:27 PM

NobleHam: Wayne 985: I don't have cable and forgot Futurama was even back on TV. How did it end?

It hasn't yet, it has 13 episodes to go.

In my heart, though, it ended with Fry playing the holophoner for Leela after the Robot Devil took his hands back.


For me, it ended with the forward-only time travel machine episode of the first season of the revival.
Most of the characters we knew and loved, save only Fry, the Professor, and Bender, died permanently in that episode ― the ones in subsequent episodes are their equivalents from two universes later, but the Leela we knew all along died of old age an unimaginably long time ago, in loneliness and guilt, despite having achieved financial success.  (spoiler warning ― drag mouse between arrows to read)
 
2013-04-23 09:52:44 PM
We deserve everything we get for letting the lowest common denominator take control of the country
 
2013-04-23 10:00:04 PM

hardinparamedic: It's about time. Futurama has been the Terri Schiavo of animated, adult-targeted comedy for some time. They just wouldn't pull the plug.

gabba2: http://www.tvhell.net for the dead show lists.
I liked the newer Futurama's, but the writing seemed not as sharp as the old Fox shows.  I agree, just a bit off.

you are a puppet: Futurama got cancelled again? This run seemed a little off anyway.



and all the other farkers, What show have you been watching? The last couple seasons had episodes as good as anything that came before. While sometimes inconsistent and the problem of putting most of the worst episodes at the beginning of season six  all episodes(except one) are worth watching (Never, Never, watch "Attack of the killer app" worst episode ever).

The first season back gave us: Ghost-horse marriage; the touching story of inspector five; another brilliant time-travel episode; a dog-operated human suit modified to work for a cat; a really cool way to die; Scruffy and washbucket; the writers of the show creating a brand-new Math proof to explain how the episode works; War of the Worlds; Land Titanic; a tasteful love story; Zoidberg with friends; Sound Effect 5000 the cop; a well-made salad; the robot devil telling fry he loves him with Benders voice wearing granny hestor's clothes; The Broax Kid; more Abner Doubledeal; Chester Z Arthur; a little more of Fry's family; Ceiling fans falling on Zoidberg; and 4-bit futurama;

So far, this season gives us my favorite episode of the whole series(Free Will Hunting) in addition to: Bender as a father; some great moments of Nixon; Calculon's greatest acting scene; Zapp with Leela's mom; Zoidberg and Hermes; the professor's past; the robot mafia running a casino; robot hunting; and a large number of jokes.

Some episodes are weaker then others, but every single episode is better then 99% of TV and I am sad to once again say good-bye
 
2013-04-23 10:01:47 PM
Dude? Futerama was canceled? Lame...
 
2013-04-23 10:05:55 PM
While we live in a golden age of T.V. dramas ( Breaking Bad, Justified, Game of Thrones ect) The half hour comedy is having a rough go at it. Some bright spots like Veep and Parks and Rec and the crappyest of the crap shows are feeding off the stupification of america.
Sad to see Futurama go but it had a good run, the problem is there is nothing to take its place.
 
2013-04-23 10:10:07 PM

COMALite J: NobleHam: Wayne 985: I don't have cable and forgot Futurama was even back on TV. How did it end?

It hasn't yet, it has 13 episodes to go.

In my heart, though, it ended with Fry playing the holophoner for Leela after the Robot Devil took his hands back.

For me, it ended with the forward-only time travel machine episode of the first season of the revival.


That was a good one, but it was sandwiched in with crap.

/Hurray, we solved the time travel paradox!
 
2013-04-23 10:19:04 PM

Doogles4221: hardinparamedic: It's about time. Futurama has been the Terri Schiavo of animated, adult-targeted comedy for some time. They just wouldn't pull the plug.
gabba2: http://www.tvhell.net for the dead show lists.
I liked the newer Futurama's, but the writing seemed not as sharp as the old Fox shows.  I agree, just a bit off.
you are a puppet: Futurama got cancelled again? This run seemed a little off anyway.


and all the other farkers, What show have you been watching? The last couple seasons had episodes as good as anything that came before. While sometimes inconsistent and the problem of putting most of the worst episodes at the beginning of season six  all episodes(except one) are worth watching (Never, Never, watch "Attack of the killer app" worst episode ever).

The first season back gave us: Ghost-horse marriage; the touching story of inspector five; another brilliant time-travel episode; a dog-operated human suit modified to work for a cat; a really cool way to die; Scruffy and washbucket; the writers of the show creating a brand-new Math proof to explain how the episode works; War of the Worlds; Land Titanic; a tasteful love story; Zoidberg with friends; Sound Effect 5000 the cop; a well-made salad; the robot devil telling fry he loves him with Benders voice wearing granny hestor's clothes; The Broax Kid; more Abner Doubledeal; Chester Z Arthur; a little more of Fry's family; Ceiling fans falling on Zoidberg; and 4-bit futurama;

So far, this season gives us my favorite episode of the whole series(Free Will Hunting) in addition to: Bender as a father; some great moments of Nixon; Calculon's greatest acting scene; Zapp with Leela's mom; Zoidberg and Hermes; the professor's past; the robot mafia running a casino; robot hunting; and a large number of jokes.

Some episodes are weaker then others, but every single episode is better then 99% of TV and I am sad to once again say good-bye


I agree 100%.  I'm a Simpsons fanatic and while I will never ask to have it cancelled I know in my heart that it should have been put down a few years ago.  Futurama is and was supposed to take over the mantle.  Overall a great show, and much better than most else out there.
 
2013-04-23 10:22:39 PM
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We made a spoiler for ya, dog!
J Rock, it's made out of hockey sticks and a piece of wood.
Yeah but it's ti-i-i-i-ight.
 
2013-04-23 10:23:31 PM

hardinparamedic: It's about time. Futurama has been the Terri Schiavo of animated, adult-targeted comedy for some time. They just wouldn't pull the plug.

Now, if we could only get them to do the same humane act to the Simpsons and Family Guy, we'd be set. We already know South Park tried committing suicide, and it only made the network want it to live longer.


Seymour's MY dog, Pa. Let me put him down.
 
2013-04-23 10:25:11 PM

NobleHam: Wayne 985: I don't have cable and forgot Futurama was even back on TV. How did it end?

It hasn't yet, it has 13 episodes to go.

In my heart, though, it ended with Fry playing the holophoner for Leela after the Robot Devil took his hands back.


This. There was a lot of fanfiction aired afterward, though. Apparently at one point some dude thought it would be fun to make fun of the Apple phenomenon, and made an episode about Google Glass somehow.
 
2013-04-23 10:34:11 PM

oukewldave: So I see DIY channel has now gone the way of science channel and the like.


They all have.
Surely it's a coincidence that PBS and NPR happen to not be profit-driven and yet are the best in their fields.

It's a real shame, but yes, I'm with you on the "people still have cable?" bandwagon. There's just nothing there for me, I'm not the demographic they want.
 
2013-04-23 10:40:15 PM
Turn off the lights lamps, and i'll glow.
 
2013-04-23 10:41:19 PM

ThatDarkFellow: We deserve everything we get for letting the lowest common denominator take control of the country


Funny but I thought 'Futurama' WAS aimed at the lowest common denominator.

Not a like-able character in the whole series.
 
2013-04-23 10:44:26 PM

douchebag/hater: ThatDarkFellow: We deserve everything we get for letting the lowest common denominator take control of the country

Funny but I thought 'Futurama' WAS aimed at the lowest common denominator.

Not a like-able character in the whole series.


i.qkme.me
 
2013-04-23 10:53:50 PM
Vanilla Who?

Seriously, though... since when has he been relevant?
 
2013-04-23 10:56:40 PM

hardinparamedic: It's about time. Futurama has been the Terri Schiavo of animated, adult-targeted comedy for some time. They just wouldn't pull the plug.

Now, if we could only get them to do the same humane act to the Simpsons and Family Guy, we'd be set. We already know South Park tried committing suicide, and it only made the network want it to live longer.


The words in your link do not match your assertion in this thread.
 
2013-04-23 11:14:27 PM
Too bad David Bowie and Queen already had a show with the Amish...
 
2013-04-23 11:17:31 PM

mephox: Vanilla Who?

Seriously, though... since when has he been relevant?


It's a natural evolution to go from MTV's Cribs to "celebrities" renovating.
 
2013-04-23 11:20:09 PM

mephox: Vanilla Who?

Seriously, though... since when has he been relevant?


Since he was rolling in his 5.0.
 
2013-04-23 11:21:15 PM
As a huge Vanilla Ice fan, I gotta say... this is effing stupid.
 
2013-04-23 11:24:32 PM
I... I thought subby was joking. Honestly. Holy shiat-snackin' crackers.

On the other hand, at least it's just him. We had to watch Paris Hilton drag her skank-buddy Nicole along for "The Simple Life."
 
2013-04-23 11:37:23 PM
Do the Amish use toilet paper? I'm not sure if I can make a "I told the world I was stabbed in the butt, but it was a toilet paper cut." joke.
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2013-04-23 11:47:32 PM

ItchyMcDoogle: While we live in a golden age of T.V. dramas ( Breaking Bad, Justified, Game of Thrones ect) The half hour comedy is having a rough go at it. Some bright spots like Veep and Parks and Rec and the crappyest of the crap shows are feeding off the stupification of america.
Sad to see Futurama go but it had a good run, the problem is there is nothing to take its place.


And even with the few bright spots in the sitcom world, Parks and Rec gets somewhat lousy ratings. With a show like Arrested Development I understand it not having mass appeal since it's more for people who appreciate things like great writing and wit, and don't care that the characters are jerks. But Parks and Rec has good characters and writing plus all the romantic feel good happy stuff that dummies lap up. Yet they still don't watch it. I don't get it.
 
2013-04-23 11:51:43 PM
Yep.  Saw this in the theater.  Laughably bad.
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2013-04-23 11:55:16 PM

ItchyMcDoogle: While we live in a golden age of T.V. dramas ( Breaking Bad, Justified, Game of Thrones ect) The half hour comedy is having a rough go at it. Some bright spots like Veep and Parks and Rec and the crappyest of the crap shows are feeding off the stupification of america.
Sad to see Futurama go but it had a good run, the problem is there is nothing to take its place.

i.newsarama.com
 
2013-04-23 11:55:28 PM

browntimmy: ItchyMcDoogle: While we live in a golden age of T.V. dramas ( Breaking Bad, Justified, Game of Thrones ect) The half hour comedy is having a rough go at it. Some bright spots like Veep and Parks and Rec and the crappyest of the crap shows are feeding off the stupification of america.
Sad to see Futurama go but it had a good run, the problem is there is nothing to take its place.

And even with the few bright spots in the sitcom world, Parks and Rec gets somewhat lousy ratings. With a show like Arrested Development I understand it not having mass appeal since it's more for people who appreciate things like great writing and wit, and don't care that the characters are jerks. But Parks and Rec has good characters and writing plus all the romantic feel good happy stuff that dummies lap up. Yet they still don't watch it. I don't get it.


I sometimes really wonder how accurate Nielsen is on these things.  I've been watching Parks and Recs since season 2, exclusively on the internet (Netflix + nbc.com or Hulu).  Likewise with pretty much everyone I know.  I could hook up the digital antenna but I kind of like my habit of rolling out of bed and catching up on shows in the morning with some coffee before work.  Besides, I *do* stuff during prime time hours.

/shrug
 
2013-04-23 11:56:21 PM

browntimmy: ItchyMcDoogle: While we live in a golden age of T.V. dramas ( Breaking Bad, Justified, Game of Thrones ect) The half hour comedy is having a rough go at it. Some bright spots like Veep and Parks and Rec and the crappyest of the crap shows are feeding off the stupification of america.
Sad to see Futurama go but it had a good run, the problem is there is nothing to take its place.

And even with the few bright spots in the sitcom world, Parks and Rec gets somewhat lousy ratings. With a show like Arrested Development I understand it not having mass appeal since it's more for people who appreciate things like great writing and wit, and don't care that the characters are jerks. But Parks and Rec has good characters and writing plus all the romantic feel good happy stuff that dummies lap up. Yet they still don't watch it. I don't get it.


It insists upon itself.
 
2013-04-24 12:01:51 AM
I'll hang on and cherish these last 13 episodes of futurama.

I've got my 7 leaf clover, my carbonite dog and a six pack of slurm.  So I'm all set, wait where's nibbler?
 
2013-04-24 12:02:42 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: I sometimes really wonder how accurate Nielsen is on these things. I've been watching Parks and Recs since season 2, exclusively on the internet (Netflix + nbc.com or Hulu). Likewise with pretty much everyone I know. I could hook up the digital antenna but I kind of like my habit of rolling out of bed and catching up on shows in the morning with some coffee before work. Besides, I *do* stuff during prime time hours.


Nielsen isn't tracking any of that right now, though they will be soon.  They've been doing DVR viewing for a while now up to 7 days later I think and haven't really found much variation from the same day viewers (meaning everything goes up similar percentages).  And of course those internet viewing options aren't making nearly the advertising dollars that traditional viewing does, so the networks are ignoring them for the most part right now, though that will have to change before too long.
 
2013-04-24 12:03:56 AM

propasaurus: ItchyMcDoogle: While we live in a golden age of T.V. dramas ( Breaking Bad, Justified, Game of Thrones ect) The half hour comedy is having a rough go at it. Some bright spots like Veep and Parks and Rec and the crappyest of the crap shows are feeding off the stupification of america.
Sad to see Futurama go but it had a good run, the problem is there is nothing to take its place.
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archer has lost its magic in the last season and you know it.
 
2013-04-24 12:09:01 AM

leviosaurus: Vanilla Ice Goes Amish is actually a thing? Holy shiat


I know, what in the fark...

This and that celebrity diving show? Its like someone took sarcastic parody reality shows and actually made them.


This Looks Fun: As a the huge Vanilla Ice fan, I gotta say... this is effing stupid.


FTFY.
 
2013-04-24 12:16:25 AM

propasaurus: ItchyMcDoogle: While we live in a golden age of T.V. dramas ( Breaking Bad, Justified, Game of Thrones ect) The half hour comedy is having a rough go at it. Some bright spots like Veep and Parks and Rec and the crappyest of the crap shows are feeding off the stupification of america.
Sad to see Futurama go but it had a good run, the problem is there is nothing to take its place.
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Archer may be funny, but it doesn't have the same brilliance Futurama does. The humor on Archer comes from the absurdity of the characters themselves and the wildly inappropriate things they say and do. Often times in Futurama there was a slightly deeper level to the jokes they were cracking than the surface goofing off and stupid things they said. Don't get me wrong, I like both, but Futurama had a bit more of an intelligent theme going on.
 
2013-04-24 12:18:24 AM

Cyno01: leviosaurus: Vanilla Ice Goes Amish is actually a thing? Holy shiat

I know, what in the fark...

This and that celebrity diving show? Its like someone took sarcastic parody reality shows and actually made them.


www.moviegoods.com
Stay tuned...
 
2013-04-24 12:23:24 AM

FormlessOne: We had to watch Paris Hilton drag her skank-buddy Nicole along for "The Simple Life."


This must have been the work of the same Hollywood Gestapo operatives that tie people to their chairs and force them to watch shows about the Kardashians. I yearn to live in a society where I'm free of such oppression, and may one day choose not to watch a program that I find obnoxious.
 
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