Wednesday, June 10, 2009

"Good News, Everyone!"

This is outstanding:
A spokesperson for 20th Century Fox Television confirms that the cable net has ordered 26 new episodes of Matt Groening and David X. Cohen’s late, great animated series to air beginning in 2010. The studio cites Futurama’s “blockbuster” performance on DVD and in reruns on Comedy Central as the reason for its rebirth. [...]

“When we brought back Family Guy several years ago, everyone said that it was a once in a lifetime thing — that canceled series stay canceled and cannot be revived,” 20th Century Fox TV Chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden said in a joint statement. “But Futurama was another series that fans simply demanded we bring back, and we couldn’t have been happier when Matt and David agreed that there were many more stories yet to tell.”
For all of you who never got into the show -- remember when the Simpsons started to really suck, around season eight? It's because the writers and producers took all their funny shit and moved it over to Futurama.

And now Zoidberg is the popular one!


Wes said...

Oh, good. Now the aliens from Omicron Persei 8 will have something to watch after "Single Female Laywer" got cancelled.

(who hopes for an "All My Circuits" spinoff)

Otto Man said...

Fry: Married? Jenny can't get married.

Leela: Why not? It's clever, it's unexpected.

Fry: But that's not why people watch TV. Clever things make people feel stupid, and unexpected things make them feel scared.

Wes said...

Morbo congratulates Matt Groening and David X. Cohen. May death come quickly to their enemies.

(this could easily devolve into nothing but quotes)

Otto Man said...


sideshow bob said...

So many memories, so many strange fluids gushing out of patients' bodies.

Otto Man said...

Fry: I know Big Vinny said he was giving me the Kiss of Death, but I still think he's gay.

Leela: Did he use his tongue?

Fry: A little.

Otto Man said...

And one more Zoidberg to close out the night:

"Once again, the conservative, sandwich-heavy portfolio pays off for the hungry investor!"

Wes said...

Prof. Farnsworth: Actually, astronomers changed the name of Uranus in 2620 to put an end to that stupid joke once and for all!

Fry: What do they call it now?

Prof. Farnsworth: Urectum!

This one has made me giggle like a schoolgirl ever since I first heard it.


Thrillhous said...

I think this dorkout by you guys is the reason they took it off the air.

But seriously, why did they take it off the air in the first place?

And why did they bring back family guy?

Otto Man said...

Same pattern in both -- mediocre ratings, followed by massive success of DVD sales and syndication of the reruns, followed by a resurrection.

Sylvana said...

Why are all the unkillable series animated? Maybe if Arrested Development had been animated...

Otto Man said...

Why are all the unkillable series animated?

Actors move on to other projects, so it's hard to reunite the group down the line. (The efforts to free up the cast for the AD movie is a good example of this.)

Cartoons are like Cocoon -- they don't get old, and they never die.