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    A question of great philisophical importance will now be answered by the wise cw...

    Which is better Futurama or the simpsons?
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    Futurama is more high-brow, Simpsons tries to cater more for the average American and so it's a bit watered down, hit and miss.

    There's some absolute masterpieces in the Futurama series and the Simpsons just isn't capable of reaching those heights.
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    Simpsons by quite a bit for mine. Never got into Futurama.
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    Simpsons has had quite a few dire episodes unlike futurama.


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    Best of the Simpsons is better than the best of Futurama, but Futurama as a whole is better than new Simpsons.
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    Best of the Simpsons is better than the best of Futurama, but Futurama as a whole is better than new Simpsons.
    Name a Simpsons episode that's in the same league as Luck of the Fryish, The Sting, The Farnsworth Paradox and plenty of others. Not to mention bits like Fry's 100th coffee.

    Futurama has sparks of genius and magic whereas Simpsons is just humour by committee it seems, ticks various boxes and whatnot but is too mainstream and manufactured to be as brilliant as Futurama.

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    Futurama imo, it showed that Matt Groening can actually make serious story lines good.
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    What about if we throw Family Guy into the mis here? Know i can't decide which one is better out of the three... but definatly should be in the same category.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kears_falcon_9 View Post
    What about if we throw Family Guy into the mis here?
    Think Fus would change his vote at the very least?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    Agree with Beevs.

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    Simpsons is far more revolutionary, and at its peak was far funnier IMO. Futurama is more consistent in recent times.
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    What separates Futurama from The Simpsons (and indeed Family Guy) is that it has had a coherent and for the most part internally consistent narrative from the very first episode. The Simpsons is a sitcom, each week a bunch of stuff happens and by the end of the episode everything is essentially back to normal. In earlier seasons there was some sense of narrative and character development, but after so many seasons it doesn't seem possible for Simpsons episodes to have any sort of emotional impact. Compare that to Futurama episodes like "Jurrasic Bark", "The Sting", "The Luck of the Fryrish", "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings" etc.

    Family Guy is just a bunch of random jokes of varying quality which generally don't rely on the context of any particular episode.

    To answer the question, I don't necessarily think either is funnier than the other and I get a lot out of them both, but the narrative is the main difference between them IMO.
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