Futurama may be coming back.

Submitted by: acjacobson 11 years ago in
http://www.smh.com.au/news/tv--radio/off-the-planet/2005/12/10/1134086846734.html

Because of high DVD sales, Futurama may come back as a series, a la Family Guy.
There are 77 comments:
Male 253
damn i hope it gets brought back. (oh and @the guys who canceled Futurama: DAMNIT! WHY DID YOU DO IT?! if you looked at the public and see wat they like, you woulda continued it!
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Male 160
my mate was telling me it is definatly coming back american first
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Male 146
I have all 4 seasons and I`ve seen every episode litterally at least 4 times! Futurama is the best show ever they should have never cancelled.
If anybody finds out Matt Greonings e-mail tell us so we can all tell him how much we love Futurama!!!!!
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Male 66
dude i luv futurama it rocks
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Male 79
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Male 139
the last episode was actually very touching... it would be interesting to see our Planet Express crew together again.
What i truly loved about futurama is that, (unfortunately, unlike the simpsons) it is truly timeless. Becouse the episode is set in a completely different time, it takes the essence of earth, and earth in 3000. :P All jokes are funny, and it really gives us something to think about.
Bring Back Futurama!! (and Firefly while you`re at it. goddamit, that was a genuinely awesome show... daamn them!!)
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Male 404
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Male 404
one prhase ABOUT DAMN TIME i love futurama and buy the seasons on dvd! I cant wait untill it comes out... well i hope it comes out..
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Female 673
And when I say realistic what I mean is believable. Believable in the World of Futurama that`s been set up for us, and it`s very consistent. It has great continuity.
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Female 673
FRANCESUX:

You`ve obviously never seen the episode, Spanish Fry. It may not be as OBVIOUS as Family Guy, but there`s certianly no lack of adult jokes in Futurama.

Secondly, just because Futurama doesn`t feel the need to explain every little tiny thing to the audience like we`re all a bunch of idiots and acknowledges that some of us actually DO have brains unlike so many shows that are out today, doesn`t mean it`s impossible to understand the jokes.

Thirdly: Apart from the robots and the heads in the jars and the cyclopses and lobster men, Futurama is realistic, at least more so than Family Guy. And has way more of a plot.

Family Guy has its funny moments and I like it, but it feels more like just a bunch of punch-lines tacked together which then have nothing to do with the rest of the plot. And where Family Guy is half the time hilarious and half the time just stupid or pointless, Futurama is funny the whole way through.

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Female 57
awesome :-D
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Male 623
i agree with mookie, it was stupid to cancel Futurama, i love that show!
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Male 127
bender: why you selfish little bastards i should give you all a beating but i really have to fly

santa: if i wasnt stuck here in the ice id harpoon you in the eye!

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Male 127
my favourite episodes are the one when they go to a parallel universe , the one where santa gets frozen and bender has to become santa and the one with the harlem globetrotters and the time warps

bubblegum: id say youve got a pulmenry quazaton in the left punlmernoid

prof farnsworth: yes somthing containing that many large words must be true

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Female 126
OMG I LOOOOVE FUTURAMA!!! My fave episode is the one where Fry makes a deal with Satan.

..... Whoa, just then I sounded like a snobby teenage gir; from the valley...

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Female 501
YaY! SNOO SNOO!
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Female 179
AWESOME!!!! I`m still baffled as to why is was cancelled in the first place. I have all of Futurama on DVD...I`ve watched the episodes over and over (and over with commentary) and it just rocks! I`m in love with John DiMaggio`s voice!
I wonder how old cruxshadows was 4 years ago that she didn`t know it was cancelled. I remember watching it on channel Seven in 2000. And I remember signing a petition on the net not to cancel it.
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Male 730
^...wtf?
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Male 92
...there was no news here. Unless FOX actually says something, don`t make me waste my life by reading 2 pages of absolutely nothing.
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Male 35
another show getting back on the air thanks to adult swim... thats how family guy got back too
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Male 419
:-O

Yes.

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Male 645
YAAAAAAY i love futurama
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Male 18
Family Guy is realistic? Come ON.
It`s obvious to me you`ve never really seen Futurama. It doesn`t leave anything unexplained, you`re just a |}|_|/|/\I34$$
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Male 396
futurama leaves tons of things unexplained and expects the audience to just find it funny. i know it`s a cartoon set in the future but it would still be a lot funnier if it were a little more realistic (like family guy bichez).
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Male 443
Wow, man that sucks piss, i love futurama its theeee best i mean me and my dad watch it... yes i`m 14 its what i do Futurama is the best show, Family guy is made by people with ADD i mean i`m not sayin thats bad i mean its also funny as hell
simpsons have been going funny and strong for over 16 seasons, and refering to the futurama on simpsons i have seen it too, also that one with geaser rock one, one where millhouse asks matt to sign his bender doll, and one were bender apperes in homers future car... and roduku of course theres gunna be lots of futurama remarks its a great topic and ur bitching about posts aint gunna help, and I hope they bring it back


*sigh* i think i`m done

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Male 82
what do you type in to get non-nice individual?
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Female 107
Once I realized it was cancelled it was too late because re-runs I`d never seen were being aired on another station, and I agree, it is waaaay better than Family Guy XP
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Male 579
best shows on tv= 3.family guy
2.futurama
1.simpsons
they better bring futurama back! rewatching old episodes makes you realize how corny and stupid it is and I dont like that!
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Male 298
It left?
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Male 459
great... now there will be 100 Futurama posts on IAB.
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Female 585
THREE CHEERS FOR FUTURAMA!
WOO HOO!
WOO HOO!
WOO HOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I didn`t even know they cancelled it!
Shows how "Smart" I am.
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Male 18
By the way, I said somethign other than "non-nice individuals"
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Male 18
What is wrong with Fox?

First they cancel Firefly after they showed all its episodes out of order, then they cancel Futurama, and then Arrested Development?

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE non-nice individualS???

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Female 304
i hope they bring it back. There`s an awesome band around here called Sweet Zombie Jesus, inspired by Futurama
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Male 82
Still waiting on arrested devlpoment to come back. Thank god we may have futurama to keep us busy for that space in between arrested development`s departure.
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Male 82
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 1:10:22 PM
I have to say Family Guy is funny, but no comparison to how great Futurama is... Family Guy is just a mindless string of timely references, visual gags, and fart jokes. Futurama has depth (for those of us who appreciate it), and a timeless quality. In 10 years, if you watch the Family guy DVD, half the jokes you`ll have to say "oh yea, that`s when Bush was in office," and such. Futurama is timeless in that it`s beyond our time, has continuing story lines that cross episodes, and it`s just witty! End of story.

No one could have put it better. The same argument should also be used as an argument for anyone saying family guy is better than the simpsons. Though it is incredibly obvious that the newer eisodes have gone down hill it still lasted longer than family guy which is losing face after four seasons. Also where can I get the futurama movie? I didn`t even know it exsited. I`m not the biggest fan but I try.

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Female 358
I hope it`s true,futurama was awesome.
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Male 4,014
the monkey chooses a life of mediocrity, by keeping the damaged hat and choosing to goto business school, which saddens the Profesor who hoped for greater things.

Bring it back.

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Male 4,014
I`m amazed to find out how big Futurama is in Australia, gotta love the brothers and sisters from down-under!

Futurama, Family Guy, Simpsons - all quality shows. I like Futurama because of its philosophical and political undertones, Groening, the maker of the Simpsons and Futurama, has a degree in philosophy.

1) Gender-Bender - deals with Womens distrust of transexuals claiming to be women, some Lesbians deny access for Transexuals to "all women events (lesbian events)" because they claim its just another way for men to infringe on their women-hood.

2) Episode where all robots must be destroyed to prevent global warming. Prof. Farnsworth (represents the USA) angrily refuses to attend the conference, because he knows he is responsible for the problem.

3) The episode where the monkey gets the intelligence hat, it deals with the tendency of intelligence giving greater powers of perception and thus increases sadness, vs. the arguement that ignorance is bliss. In the end,

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Female 325
I have to say Family Guy is funny, but no comparison to how great Futurama is... Family Guy is just a mindless string of timely references, visual gags, and fart jokes. Futurama has depth (for those of us who appreciate it), and a timeless quality. In 10 years, if you watch the Family guy DVD, half the jokes you`ll have to say "oh yea, that`s when Bush was in office," and such. Futurama is timeless in that it`s beyond our time, has continuing story lines that cross episodes, and it`s just witty! End of story.
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Female 1,603
AHHH! I hope this is true. I love that show too. My boyfriend just used this quote in his speech about his Nova because this has always been one of our favorites from that show:

“I`ve never seen a supernova blow up, but if it`s anything like my old Chevy Nova, it`ll light up the night sky"

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Female 674
futurama is better than family guy
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Male 1,016
:-D i love futurama!!!!!!!!
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Male 637
now i no why the simpsons dis fox network,those bastrds
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Male 914
Family Guy`s better
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Male 901
Futurama is the funniest thing the americans have ever produced. If it would come back again.. I would cry from happiness.
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Male 396
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UBERROXOR: "actually it`s precisely 12:04 pm, so what u mean to say is good afternoon. derr."

FRANCESUX: stfu uberfag

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Male 396
uber -
exaggeration: to represent as greater than; overstatement.

u leet fags are way too literal.

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Female 447
I hope it really is true! If got all four seasons on DVD and still yearn for more!
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Male 160
Fox suck, they should of never cancelled it... just like they should not be cancelling arrested development! stupid retards!
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Male 608
Next to Family Guy, this is one of the best shows evert! Bring it back!!
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Male 24
Right... I forgot, 4 = every episode.
Ok, lets just pretend that they all occured in one season. typically there`s roughly 14 eps per season, that means it occured just over 33% of the time.

Now that`s if all those episodes happened in the one season, which they didn`t, but even still, 33% is 67% shy of every episode

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Male 396
this coming from a guy whose country is 3 years behind everyone else. here`s a list douche bag:
1. bendless love
2. the mob episode
3. the titanic episode
4. the one where bender becomes a woman
obviously i do watch many episodes, come back after you grow a penis.
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Male 24
[quote]On 12/21/2005 9:23:37 AM FRANCESUX wrote: "crappy family guy??" god i hate middleaged people. anyway, futurama was ok but they need to make it a lot less wholesome if they`re going to bring it back. every fu.cking episode ends with bender finding out he has a sensitive side.[/quote]

Obviously you don`t watch many episodes, come back after you grow a brain.

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Male 396
"crappy family guy??" god i hate middleaged people. anyway, futurama was ok but they need to make it a lot less wholesome if they`re going to bring it back. every fu.cking episode ends with bender finding out he has a sensitive side.
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Male 36
Futurama was and is the best show ever. FOX screwed with Futurama, on the east coast it was almost always either not shown or joined in progress with 5 minutes left due to sports as it aired on Sundays at 7:00pm. If given the cushy slot of 8:30 like the crappy Family Guy, it would be Fox`s top rated show.
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Male 24
Oh dude, seriously. I think I may have creamed my pants. Futurama is THE show, if you don`t get the jokes, you need to take a class in humour, and basically an education.

I only found out the show was canceled while watching season 4 with the commentaries (And even they are funny). I was disheartened, I felt like writing a letter! :-P

I will be happy with whatever they decide, whether it be another TV season, direct to DVD, OR a movie, I care naught, just as long as they continue to make these works of genius.

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Female 673
Yeah I saw that geezer rock episode very recently. I remember that.

It`s quite clever. In the Simpsons world Futurama is a TV show. In the Futurama World the Simpsons are a TV show.

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Male 1,523
Finally.
I think it`s Geezer Rock
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Male 339
futurama beats family guy, the simpsons and <cba to think of another show> put together!
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Male 92
^^The rock is called geyser rock, i remember now, i think...
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Male 92
In the simpsons there is a hint that futurama was cancelled. In the episode with grandfather rock or whatever, the squeeky voiced teen tries to commit suiside of it, and before he does he yells "Why did they cancel Futurama?!". I always thought that this was just a joke but oh well.

And for the record, Leela isn`t a alien (as it says in the article) she is a mutant. Yes i do watch too much TV.

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Female 782
i didnt know it got cancelled either. it gets shown all the time on t4 in the uk. i watched it this morning actually. wooh futurama!!
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Female 504
i didnt know it was cancelled they still show ones i havent seen here lol
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Female 216
Please! PLEASE BE TRUE!
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Female 982
I love Futurama! They should never have cancelled it.
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Female 673
cruxshadows, we been getting the reruns.

You should get all of them on DVD.

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Female 673
All right. Futurama is like, a million times better than family guy.
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Female 301
I can`t wait to see it come back! I can`t believe it was cancelled in the first place. I kept on hearing that it only had a cult following but I found it to be a funny, smart show. But I`m a cartoon junkie. I could do without Zaf Brannigan in his little mini skirt uniform, tho... I always found it to be a little skeevy.
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Female 1,972
RIGHT ON MOOKIE427

FOX CAN KISS MY SHINY METAL ASS!

YAY FUTURAMA!!!!

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Male 517
i knew that! I really hope they see sense and listen to the public about bringing futuarma back. WE LOVE FUTURAMA! FOX WAS STUPID FOR CANCELLING IT! WHO AGREES?
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Female 2,144
FUTURAMA WAS CANCELLED 4 YEARS AGO!? What The Hell!? Did Anyone Else Know That Or Is Australia Just Getting Re-Runs?
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Male 74
please, say its true!!
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Male 803
altho that was really interesting
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Male 803
darnit. I suggested like, 20 links and not one came up :-(
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Male 148
Link: Futurama may be coming back. [Rate Link] - Because of high DVD sales, Futurama may come back as a series, a la Family Guy.
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