Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11957 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2266 times:
Always enjoyed Simpsons, and it's on the TV virtiually every day over here, and has been for several years now.
Futurama is good too, but has only been on TV during the very first season a few years back. It's good entertainment too, but I'd rather watch a Simpson episode if I had to choose between the two.
"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
Beowulf From Singapore, joined Jul 2003, 748 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2259 times:
Yes, the Simpsons are fantastic; a very funny and sarcastic show. Futurama is funny, too, but I give the preference to the Simpsons any time. Especially the later episodes of the Simpsons are very critical of society events.
Aviation From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 1143 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2239 times:
If you havn't seen futurama but like the simpsons I STRONGLY RECOMED IT!
Its a great laugh and the laughs keep going the thing is its like the simpsons though you need to watch it a fair bit at first to relate closely to the characters when you have them down packed they humour you constantly!
Aaron J Nicoli
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Noelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2228 times:
Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 5): Futurama suffered in later seasons, some blame that on George W Bush! Honestly!
Speaking of Bush, one of my favourite Simpsons moments was when the Media circus comes into town, all the little news trucks followed by Fox News - a huge satellite truck playing "We Are The Champions" over the tannoy, with a huge "BUSH-CHENEY 04" banner on the side! Loving it!
WhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 days ago) and read 2214 times:
Quoting Noelg (Reply 9): Speaking of Bush, one of my favourite Simpsons moments was when the Media circus comes into town, all the little news trucks followed by Fox News - a huge satellite truck playing "We Are The Champions" over the tannoy, with a huge "BUSH-CHENEY 04" banner on the side! Loving it!
almost as funny as watching Fox News itself.
I did see that one, and also like the way they slip those little digs in now and again. But it's becoming tired nowadays after all these years, maybe it's time to call it a day rather than let it descend into mediocrity. Quit at the top.
DrDeke From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 830 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2166 times:
To me, Futurama seems very similar to the Simpsons. Most people I know who watched the Simpsons a lot seem to think that Futurama is a little bit "tired" because of this, although many like it anyway. I never watched much of the Simpsons, but I enjoy Futurama a lot .
On a slightly unrelated note, it was a real hoot watching "24" and "American Dad" with my roommates and their friends last year. There was a pretty good political mixture there. It was funny how a couple of the ultra-conservatives thought that "24" represented the way the intelligence services actually work and even more funny when "American Dad" was making fun of conservatives, but the conservatives in our group missed the humor and thought that the show was trying to be serious and promote what they thought were actual good ideas (like interrogating all of one's Muslim neighbors).
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Jspitfire From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 309 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2116 times:
The Simpsons is good, but I'm getting tired of it. I like Futurama, and at least there are still some episodes I haven't seen yet. But right now the best cartoon out there is definitely Family Guy. Absolutely hilarious!
Dan Castellaneta plays Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and Mayor Quimby.
Harry Shearer plays Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Otto, Reverend Lovejoy, Dr. Julius Hibbert, Kent Brockman, Lenny, and Rainier Wolfcastle/McBain. Cool Sidebar: He is also Derek Smalls in Spinal Tap:
Nancy Cartwright plays Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Rod and Todd Flanders, and Ralph Wiggum. Cool sidebar: Also plays Chuckie on "Rugrats:"
Hank Azaria plays Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, Carl, Dr. Nick, Snake, Superintendent Chalmers, Professor Frink, and Cletus.
Julie Kavner plays Marge Simpson and Patty and Selma Bouvier. Cool Sidebar: She played Brenda Morgenstern on the "Rhoda" TV series:
Yeardley Smith plays Lisa Simpson.
Of course, there are other actors, but those are the "big" ones.
NoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2090 times:
Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 19): I remember watching "Inside the Actors Studio" hosted by James Lipton when the entire cast of the Simpsons were featured
If I remember rightly, Julie Kavner left the show halfway through. There had been some sort of dispute iirc, and during recording the show went way over time. By the second half they had been in there 5-6 hours. There was an argument between Lipton and Julie, he wanted her to do Patty & Selma's voice but she didn't want to, she just wanted to finish the whole thing. She got up to go to the toilet and didn't return.
Also notice how Julie Kavner wasn't shown when she did her voice. Every time she did her voice she had a mask over her face. Apparently Julie doesn't like being filmed when she is "in voice" so to speak.