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Futurama And The Simpsons!  
User currently offlineAviation From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 1143 posts, RR: 21
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1722 times:

Who here loves Futurama and The Simpsons?

I love both of them think they are the greatest show ever made (along with tom and jerry) and simply love them to death!

But what I want to know is who else loves the great shows? out of everyone here on A.net.


Thanks,
Aaron J Nicoli


Signed, Aaron Nicoli - Trans World Airlines Collector
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User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1717 times:

Futurama is cool but they didn't make many so you always get the same ones over and over (still funny though).

The Simpsons absolutely rules!! My favourite TV show and I never get tired of watching it over and over.

Ever see the Conan O'Brien show where he was interviewing Dan Castalanetta and Harry Shearer? Absolutely hilarious! It's on the web somewhere, if I find it I'll post it!

Cheers,
Noel.


User currently offlineAviation From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 1143 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1713 times:

Cool Noel good to see you like it!

Thanks,
Aaron J Nicoli



Signed, Aaron Nicoli - Trans World Airlines Collector
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1706 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.

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineBeowulf From Singapore, joined Jul 2003, 730 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1699 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.

Nick


User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1695 times:

The Simpsons is getting tired now.

Futurama suffered in later seasons, some blame that on George W Bush! Honestly!

One of the scriptwriters was Kristin Gore, Al Gore's daughter. It seemed that after her daddy lost the Presidential election to Dubya the show became much less 'funny'.


User currently offlineAviation From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 1143 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1689 times:

The thing is you cannot choose between the two!

They are different types of comedy futurama is more adult society comedy.
And the Simpsons is more low brow stupid comedy.

You just got to love them both!


Thanks,
Aaron J Nicoli



Signed, Aaron Nicoli - Trans World Airlines Collector
User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1690 times:

Never watched Futurama but I've long said that The Simpsons was probably the best social commentary being written in its time. Even that virtue cannot spoil the humor.

A couple of my favorites:

A gun store called "Bloodbath & Beyond"

Springfield Retirement Castle - "Thank you for not discussing the outside world."

All the celebrity appearances, especially Ron Howard and Linda Ronstadt

And of course Homer, teetering his snowplow on the edge of a cliff, saves himself by dialing his radio needle over to the right edge of the dial, tipping it back onto the road.



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineAviation From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 1143 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1679 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!



Thanks,
Aaron J Nicoli



Signed, Aaron Nicoli - Trans World Airlines Collector
User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1668 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!


User currently offlineBeowulf From Singapore, joined Jul 2003, 730 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1668 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 7):
The Simpsons was probably the best social commentary being written in its time. Even that virtue cannot spoil the humor.

Amen, Sir!

They look like kids' comedy, but they are a great social commentary ... if you understand it.

Nick


User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1654 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.


User currently offlineFMAL From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 486 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1631 times:

A great moment was when Bart accidentally "moons" the flag. Skinner calls in Homer and Marge and says:

"I was offended not only as a principal, but a veteran of America's only loosing war"

Homer (with his finger up) - "To date!"


Not getting tired at all. Simpsons is by far the best TV show ever.


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1627 times:

Both shows are equally retarded. No use for either of them.

User currently offlineAGM114L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 13):
Both shows are equally retarded. No use for either of them.

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6049/1241/1600/homer_gun.jpg


User currently offlineDrDeke From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 830 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1606 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  Smile.

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).


-DrDeke



If you don't want it known, don't say it on a phone.
User currently offlineEddieGunsmoke From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

I love the Simpsons, but I never watch Futurama.
Homer: "Mr Burns, I think we can trust the president of Cuba" 

[Edited 2005-10-07 21:51:59]

User currently offlineJspitfire From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 308 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1556 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!

User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2242 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1551 times:

Love both of them...I didn't mind the liberal slants because it was cleverly done and funny (although they did get a little preachy in the later episodes).

Bender and Fry (Futurama) were awesome!



"On spaceship earth there are no passengers...only crew."
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

I remember watching "Inside the Actors Studio" hosted by James Lipton when the entire cast of the Simpsons were featured. It was so cool to place faces behind the voices. Here's a video clip:

The Simpsons Cast on "Inside the Actors Studio"

All but a couple play several characters:

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.  Smile

Mark


User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 13):
Both shows are equally retarded. No use for either of them.

Bite my shiny metal ass...


User currently offlineNoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1530 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.


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16857 posts, RR: 51
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

Quoting EddieGunsmoke (Reply 16):
Mr Burns, I think we can trust the president of Cuba"

I love that episode, and how Mr.Burns was excited when he saw the Cuban Taxis and mentioned "Ah the new Packard is out".



Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineAviation From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 1143 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1504 times:

Bender and Fry are also my fav characters they are allways good for a laugh!

But me and you are the same as many futurama fans out there i bet!



Thanks,
Aaron J Nicoli



Signed, Aaron Nicoli - Trans World Airlines Collector
User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

The Simpsons used to be good, but now its getting retarded. I never liked Futurama anyway.

Family Guy is wayy better than both the Simpsons and Futurama. South Park is the best  biggrin 



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25 DesertJets : The local station that re-runs the Simpsons has been running through some of the earlier episodes from the first few seasons. Some of those episodes a
26 Post contains images Logan22L : Simpsons: Rock. One of the best shows ever, although it is drying up a bit. Futurama: NEVER liked it, not one episode, so I stopped watching it after
27 ANCFlyer : Actually, I'm partial to Seinfeld and M*A*S*H reruns and The Three Stooges . . . and occasionally I'll catch a Frazier episode in rerun.
28 Post contains images Yhmfan : Huh?
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