Submit News Contact Us Translate Sign in Join

So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

Welcome to the General Discussion area where just about anything goes! This area is designed to discuss all matters and does not necessarily have to be Transformers related. Please keep topics relevant.

So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

Postby Dead Metal » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:15 pm

Motto: "Don't do drugs, beer's cheaper anyway!"
Yup, Fox wants to cut the salary of the voice actors of the Simpsons by 45%, the vice actors are rightfully not OK with this and Fox has already stated that if the voice actors won't accept this "offer" they can the show.
Who else thinks that Fox should go f**k themselves? I mean seriously? 45%? You can seriously not afford to pay 6 million dollars annually for the voice actors of the most successful show in the world Fox?
Sure, they would still make more than 3 million a year, but they earn that much for a reason. And to make something clear, the vas are willing to accept a cut of 1/3 of their salary.
Image


Jeep! wrote:Why do I imagine Dead Metal sounding exactly like Arnie?
Intah-wib-buls?

Blurrz wrote:10/10

Leave it to Dead Metal to have the word 'Pronz' in his signature.
User avatar
Dead Metal
God Of Transformers
Posts: 13968
News Credits: 34
Joined: Tue May 01, 2007 5:18 am

Re: So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

Postby Heavy B » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:27 pm

Motto: "The best weapon isn't one you never have to fire, It's the one you only have to fire once."
Weapon: Gattling Gun
I stoped watching after the tenth season. not as good as it used to be
Image
Psycho Warrior wrote: Heavy B, the man who can open armor plating with his bare ass. To fight a bear no less.
User avatar
Heavy B
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 5111
News Credits: 1
Joined: Thu May 01, 2003 3:03 pm
Location: Anywhere I roam, Where I lay my head is home. Carved upon my stone, My body lie, but still I roam.
Strength: 10+
Intelligence: 5
Speed: 4
Endurance: 10
Rank: 7
Courage: Infinity
Firepower: 9
Skill: 5

Re: So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

Postby Me, Grimlock! » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:38 pm

Weapon: Stinger Missile
Still a shame to see it go. Fox has them over a barrel, though. Apparently the show can still make money in reruns after being cancelled. Sucks!!
Image

In a Galaxy Far, Far Awry, a superhero comic/comedy series that will blow your face's eyeballs out through your face's nose holes.

Kickstarter campaign launching soon!
User avatar
Me, Grimlock!
Faction Commander
Posts: 4283
Joined: Fri May 23, 2003 2:22 pm
Location: A special place in your heart
Firepower: 1

Re: So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

Postby plates » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:42 pm

It would be sad to see the show go... but maybe it has run its course.

Sad to see all of the lower quality animated comedy shows it has spawned still kicking around though. Would almost like to see it hang on just to spite them.
In this edition of Adventures in Poor Taste: The Great Transformers Debate Parts 1-3! Click the picture to begin.

Image
plates
Mini-Con
Posts: 23
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:23 pm

Re: So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

Postby Jesterhead » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:42 pm

Motto: "We'll die just as we lived: In midnight clad. Ave dominus nox."
Weapon: Gyro-Inhibitor Shell Launcher
While I haven't liked the show for a long time, It's unfortunate that is might be cancelled due to the actors wages.

The show has really gone down hill lately, perhaps the writers salaries should be cut some!?
Image
User avatar
Jesterhead
Gestalt Team Leader
Posts: 951
News Credits: 1
Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:00 am
Location: C:\Windows\System32
Watch Jesterhead on YouTube
Strength: 4
Intelligence: 7
Speed: 9
Endurance: 6
Rank: 9
Courage: 1
Firepower: 8
Skill: 5

Re: So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

Postby Rex Prime » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:43 pm

Motto: "I Have Two Choices, Victory Or Death"
Weapon: Energo-Sword
At Last, it will happen :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
i think
User avatar
Rex Prime
Vehicon
Posts: 327
Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:04 pm
Location: Canada, Guelph
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 8
Endurance: 7
Rank: 9
Courage: 10+
Firepower: 9
Skill: 10

Re: So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

Postby Burn » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:33 pm

Actually Fox has every right to ask them to take the pay cut. If the ratings aren't doing as good, and revenues are down, then a pay cut is the obvious thing to do to keep the show going.
Image
I use to like Omega Supreme, then I took a duragrip to the brain
User avatar
Burn
Forum Admin
Posts: 38856
News Credits: 60
Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2003 2:37 am

Re: So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

Postby Rodimus Prime » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:45 pm

Motto: "...and hell followed with him."
Weapon: Twin Photon Blasters
About time. 20 years too late.
............Image
User avatar
Rodimus Prime
God Of Transformers
Posts: 15915
News Credits: 17
Joined: Sat Sep 28, 2002 8:31 pm
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Re: So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

Postby Eclipsica » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:16 pm

Motto: "Here to enjoy my "mental illness" of TF fandom."
My salary was once $100 a month. I have no patience for such greed, sorry. These greedy people should visit a place where people experience poverty. They'll shut up really quick.
User avatar
Eclipsica
Micromaster
Posts: 78
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:03 pm
Location: Southern VT
Buy from Eclipsica on eBay

Re: So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

Postby Wreck 'n Rule » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:19 am

Motto: "I can totally prove that I'm not a zombie! Just lean over hear, and let me take a little nibble out of your brains."
Weapon: Double Barrelled Shell Launcher
I have to agree with my fellow Vermonter here. As much as I love The Simpsons and enjoy the work of the voice actors, it's hard to sympothize with someone refusing millions of dollars a year, even if it is a pay cut. And besides, even if the show is cancelled they'd still be making royalties from syndication, merchandise and DVD sales.
Image

As you command, Coach Belichick
User avatar
Wreck 'n Rule
Faction Commander
Posts: 4001
Joined: Wed May 07, 2003 4:26 am
Location: Representin' Ocho-Nada-Deuce
Buy from Wreck 'n Rule on eBay
Strength: 8
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 4
Endurance: 8
Rank: 5
Courage: 9
Firepower: 6
Skill: 9

Re: So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

Postby Chaoslock » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:35 am

Weapon: Reciprocating Laser Cannon
...Why not hire cheaper voice actors?
GENERATION 1: THE EPIC ORIGINS! -Hasbro

"Autobots, Buster Witwicky killed Primus. Kill on sight!" - broadcast from Urban Dead

Image

Psychout wrote:Never, ever take the internet seriously, especially not when its on a website dedicated to giant cartoon robots from outer space.
User avatar
Chaoslock
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 5246
News Credits: 7
Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2005 2:31 am
Strength: Infinity
Intelligence: Infinity
Speed: 7
Endurance: 8
Rank: 6
Courage: 9
Firepower: 7
Skill: 7

Re: So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

Postby LadyBug » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:37 am

Chaoslock wrote:...Why not hire cheaper voice actors?


Have you've noticed that shows don't do well when they replace voice actors? Main example: Pokemon.
User avatar
LadyBug
Vehicon
Posts: 307
News Credits: 1
Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:18 pm
Location: USA

Re: So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

Postby Dead Metal » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:28 am

Motto: "Don't do drugs, beer's cheaper anyway!"
Wreck 'n Rule wrote:I have to agree with my fellow Vermonter here. As much as I love The Simpsons and enjoy the work of the voice actors, it's hard to sympothize with someone refusing millions of dollars a year, even if it is a pay cut. And besides, even if the show is cancelled they'd still be making royalties from syndication, merchandise and DVD sales.

That's the thing, the voice actors don't get royalties for their work, only their normal pay.
Image


Jeep! wrote:Why do I imagine Dead Metal sounding exactly like Arnie?
Intah-wib-buls?

Blurrz wrote:10/10

Leave it to Dead Metal to have the word 'Pronz' in his signature.
User avatar
Dead Metal
God Of Transformers
Posts: 13968
News Credits: 34
Joined: Tue May 01, 2007 5:18 am

Re: So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

Postby Burn » Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:12 am

Image
I use to like Omega Supreme, then I took a duragrip to the brain
User avatar
Burn
Forum Admin
Posts: 38856
News Credits: 60
Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2003 2:37 am

Re: So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

Postby Just Negare » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:55 am

Motto: "Who ate all the pies?"
Weapon: Laser Scalpel
Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of the Simpsons, and that's why I think its important for all fans to say that of late, it just hasn't been that good. I watched the first episode of the most recent season online the other day, and I have to be honest, I stopped watching about 10 minutes in, I thought it was rubbish.

I'd rather they churn out a season every two years thats actually quality, then try and ram sub-standard episodes down our throats. Of course, it does go through cycles where the seasons are a little crud. The seasons that came out around the time Family Guy and Southpark were really popular are absolute arse. Hopefully they can pull themselves out of their slump.

But all shows have to end at some point. I'd rather it go out on a high note. As for the salary disputes, which I hear are now sorted, they do need to pay those guys a decent wage as they simply can't replace them and think we wont' notice.
Something memorable here.
Just Negare
City Commander
Posts: 3228
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 7:11 pm
Location: Not at work is where.
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 3
Endurance: 8
Rank: 6
Courage: 9
Firepower: 4
Skill: 9


Return to General Discussion

Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #106 - McCarthyism
Twincast / Podcast #106:
"McCarthyism"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Thursday, December 4th, 2014