So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

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So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

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

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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.
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Re: So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

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

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Re: So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

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

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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!!
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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.
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Re: So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

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

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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!?
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Re: So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

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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.
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Re: So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

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

About time. 20 years too late.
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Re: So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

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

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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.
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Re: So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

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

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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.
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Re: So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

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

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...Why not hire cheaper voice actors?
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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.
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Re: So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

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

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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.
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Re: So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

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

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Re: So it looks like the Simpsons might get cancelled

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

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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.
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