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Futurama was the best TV show ever made.


It astounds me how some of the most creative, humorous, touching, and simply brilliant shows have failed so miserably. Futurama continued in that tradition, perhaps failing because it was simply too smart for the average viewer.

I just finished watching the episode "Luck of the Fryrish" again, and as it always does it brought a tear to my eye. I have never seen a better 22 minutes of television, and since Futurama was cancelled a couple of years ago I doubt I will ever see anything like it again.

The Simpsons died its creative death years ago, but without its accidental success there would have been no Futurama. While Futurama is buried, The Simpsons is still a Fox cash cow - I remain hopeful that we will see more from Groening in the future.

One can always hope.


Matt Razza @ Thu Apr 16 23:58:39 -0400 2009

I don't know what this blog is... or who you are...

But you just hit the nail right on the head (too bad I'm replying 3-4 years too late).

Named after his uncle, to carry on his spirit.

Christoff @ Sat Jul 03 07:36:02 -0400 2010

No, Futarama was a terrible unfunny knockoff off of the Simpsons.

William @ Fri Jul 08 08:29:45 -0400 2011

Futurama is my favourite cartoon series. The touching scenes are genuinely touching without it feeling forced, while the funny moments are genuinely funny. The Simpsons hasn't made me laugh in about 8 years.

Zap Rowsdower @ Mon Dec 19 10:15:18 -0500 2011

>>Christoff @ Sat Jul 03 07:36:02 -0400 2010

>>No, Futarama was a terrible unfunny knockoff off of the Simpsons.

So... How does someone who dislikes Futurama so much wind up on this page to begin with?

linkfloyd facebook.com/truelinkfloyd @ Sat Dec 29 23:13:03 -0500 2012

christoff makes me pistoff.

Luna @ Mon May 13 06:02:12 -0400 2013

This show was absolutely brilliant. The joke which is the title of this article, for example - In physics, measuring something on the atomic scale such as with an electron microscope can cause something known to physicists as the "Observer effect". This means that the methods used to measure something so small impact the object or event being observed enough to change the outcome. When Farnsworth exclaims, "No fair! You changed the outcome by measuring it!", he was making a direct reference to the observer effect - a joke that flew right over many people's heads. These brilliant little easter eggs add to the humor of the show and made it a truly wonderful example of comedic television at it's finest.

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