Simpsons might get cancelled

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  1. ShadowSoldier
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    http://tv.ign.com/articles/119/1198119p1.html

    Basically Fox wants the voices to take a 45% pay cut, while the voices will offer 30% cut and want a little bit of the profits the show brings in.

    To be honest, while I feel it's time for The Simpsons to retire and keep the dignity it still has, it shouldn't go out like this. Especially after what The Simpsons has done for Fox, hell without them, Fox wouldn't be around. (My words).

    Why am I suspecting that the X-Factor has a role to play in this :/
     


  2. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    The Simpsons hasn't been funny for a long time.

    I think Groening/Cohen should just stick to Futurama from now on, that show is infinitely more funny and the Comedy Central "rebirth" of it gives the show more steam.
     
  3. ShadowSoldier
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    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    Simpsons is funny, just not as funny. A lot of the episodes aren't as good as the older ones. It feels like it's too much Family Guy-ish, while the originals it basically had the family learning a lesson and such. I miss those episodes. Good thing for torrents.
     
  4. prowler

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    Good thing for Channel 4, eh.

    (For Americans, Channel 4 airs old episodes of The Simpsons daily)
     
  5. machomuu

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    I was never really a fan, not my type of humor (or maybe I just didn't like the show). Still, it's rather sad. I didn't like The Simpsons, but it is kind of sad it may have to end this way.
     
  6. jefffisher

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    pay cuts suck, but the simpsons are starting to suck. so it seems fair and $4 million a year would be more than enough for any normal person it's not like the voice actors are even that great, i seriously doubt they'll be able to find other jobs making anywhere near as much.
     
  7. 1234turtles

    1234turtles GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    i love the simpsons but recently the episodes have been bad.
     
  8. wrettcaughn

    wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

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    Channels 6 and 8 here [​IMG]
     
  9. Matthew

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    In some ways it would be a shame if the show was cut however personally I prefer futurama [​IMG]

    Definatly
     
  10. Jamstruth

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    I find it hard to sympathise with people currently making around $8 million a year each.
    Of course the other side of it is a giant corporation raking in billions every year...
     
  11. GameWinner

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    The newer episodes of Simpsons aren't as funny as it used to be (Kinda like most series on TV now; Spongebob, Family Guy, Cartoon Network, Nick, Etc).
     
  12. smile72

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    I prefer Futurama. I think the pay cuts are fair, The Simpsons is not nearly as funny as it used to be nor as popular as it used to be.
     
  13. dgwillia

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    Meh....i LOOOOVE the Simpsons. But watching the old re-runs every day is starting to show me how stale the show is getting lately. I still laugh my ass off at some of the older episodes, but the newer ones barely make me chuckle.

    Then again, i could say the same thing for nearly ALL of Fox's Animated shows. (With the exception of American Dad)
     
  14. Ammako

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    +1

    Besides, the voice actors in the Quebec French version are way better.
    (Even the European French voices are better.)
     
  15. emmanu888

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    +1 for the quebec french voice i hate how homer sounds gay in the european version
     
  16. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

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    Scumbag Fox

    Cancels Family Guy, Firefly and Arrested Development

    Keeps airing a dead show for ten more years
     
  17. machomuu

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    Three times, if I remember correctly.
     
  18. smash_brew

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    there have been several rumors over the past 10 years that the simpsons would be getting cancelled. I wont believe it till they're actually gone.
     
  19. Forstride

    Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

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    Good. Maybe they'll start focusing on Futurama now. Much, MUCH better show IMO. Never found The Simpsons to be funny, so yeah...

    It was only cancelled once before, and that was in 2002.
     
  20. Gahars

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    Groening, at least, hasn't really been involved with it for years. That really explains a lot.

    As for the news... I think the show should have ended a long time, and it would be nice if it finally bowed out. Still, it's an easy job for the actors/writers, etc. I'm not sure they will be willing to leave it behind, even at a lower pay rate.