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Al Gore reprises role on 'Futurama' cartoon [Sunday's episode (7 p.m. EST)]
heraldtribune.com ^ | November 08. 2002 8:50PM | AP

Posted on 11/08/2002 10:25:27 PM PST by 11th_VA

The Republicans may have control of Congress, but Al Gore has control of the future.

The former Democratic vice president has a guest role on Sunday's season premiere of Fox's animated sci-fi comedy "Futurama," supplying the voice of his own disembodied, scientifically preserved head.

(ROFLOL !)

"I think I may have a future as a disembodied head," Gore joked in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday. "I'm not sure that any political calculation would have steered me toward this part, but it was great fun doing it."

"Futurama" chronicles the 30th-century life of a hapless time-traveler named Fry, his raunchy robot pal, Bender, and their cyclopean space pilot Leela. It is the brainchild of "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening.

In Sunday's episode (7 p.m. EST), Gore's head is introduced at a global-warming convention as "the inventor of the environment and first emperor of the moon." He's also known as the author of "Earth in the Balance," and the "much more popular `Harry Potter and the Balance of Earth."'

Gore's daughter, Kristin, was a writer on "Futurama," and the politician previously played himself in a May 2000 episode. Kristin Gore is now working on a new sitcom for CBS, her father said.

Her main advice for her father's performance.

"Loosen up," Gore laughed.

In the world of the present, the former vice president is considering making another run for president in 2004.


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Whatever ...
1 posted on 11/08/2002 10:25:27 PM PST by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA
Al Gore has become a parody of his own self.

It's absolutely amazing what the Democrats are doing to themselves. They're either willingly committing political suicide, or they're willingly turning themselves into jokes.

2 posted on 11/08/2002 10:29:13 PM PST by My2Cents
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To: 11th_VA

I don't care what you read Fry, my book doesn't sound like the Unibomber's manifesto!

3 posted on 11/08/2002 10:32:36 PM PST by Incorrigible
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To: My2Cents
And they get away with it in this Post-Modern culture ...
4 posted on 11/08/2002 10:32:36 PM PST by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA
Art imitates life.

The goron as a disembodied head.
5 posted on 11/08/2002 10:33:15 PM PST by Mike Fieschko
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To: Slam

Come on Bender, meet daddy Al. He invented you.
6 posted on 11/08/2002 10:38:29 PM PST by Shermy
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To: 11th_VA
The Gore family participating in a fantasy production.....gee, what a suprise.
7 posted on 11/08/2002 10:42:13 PM PST by Dallas
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To: 11th_VA
Please, please, please. This is one talking head I desperately want to see make a run for the Presidency in 2004. Please, please, please.
8 posted on 11/08/2002 11:05:31 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: 11th_VA
They wanted a cameo by Bubba, but there was already a Bender on the show.
9 posted on 11/08/2002 11:12:12 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: Dallas
Remember when Seinfeld's George Costanza tried to pick up chicks by telling them he was writing a sitcom for NBC, and they laughed in his face?
10 posted on 11/08/2002 11:13:22 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: 11th_VA
Well, let's see, he has tried to be John Holmes on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, he has tried to be Bubba running his tongue down his wife's throat on national television, he has tried to be Mr. Alphamale with all of the earthtones, he was the inspiration for Love Story, he is the great inventor, he was Mr. Beatnik with the Maynard G. Krebbs beard, he was Mr. Slumlord, and now he is a talking head on a cartoon show. And, he wonders why he isn't President.
11 posted on 11/08/2002 11:18:33 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: 11th_VA
Actually this is good news not Gore being on it but I thought they cancelled Futurama wohoo. I want Matt Groening(with his best lead writer of all time) to team up with Trey and Matt and whoever made family guy. They can make the funniest and most offensive show ever.
12 posted on 11/08/2002 11:55:01 PM PST by weikel
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To: weikel
Futurama is basically cancelled, but they still have a bunch of episodes they haven't shown yet, and they figured they might as well show them, since they've already paid for them.

13 posted on 11/09/2002 12:00:01 AM PST by Tony in Hawaii
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To: 11th_VA
I will give Gore credit for one thing. His first appearance on Futurama was the highpoint of his public life. It was very funny. Unfortunately this one doesn't sound nearly as funny.

As I recall in his first appearance he was in charge of a geek squard which was set up to protect the space time continuim.
14 posted on 11/09/2002 12:00:29 AM PST by bigmikes
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To: 11th_VA
Futurama was always the dumping ground for members of the Harvard Mafia who wanted to be in TV but weren't good enough writers for The Simpsons or Conan O'Brien. It's not surprising Gore's daughter ended up there.
15 posted on 11/09/2002 12:05:59 AM PST by Timesink
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To: 11th_VA
Okay, so he invented the internet, what has he done lately? He needs tofocus and come up with the next internet
16 posted on 11/09/2002 12:17:26 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Tony in Hawaii
Futurama is basically cancelled, but they still have a bunch of episodes they haven't shown yet, and they figured they might as well show them, since they've already paid for them.

Aaaargh, say it ain't so!

I guess that does explain why Katey Sagal is starring in another sitcom (non-animated). (The one with John Ritter, is it?)

17 posted on 11/09/2002 12:45:02 AM PST by jennyp
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To: 11th_VA
He's gonna be on SNL next week I believe.

Frankenstein on steroids. Check out his lipstick and rouge.

The jerk will make Jerry Lewis seem funny.

McCain showed up there and acted pretty relaxed.

I don't advise any smart politician to waste any time with that venue.

Gore will come out swinging his arms like a punch-drunk boxer. Maybe he'll fall down ala Chevy Chase. HA!

18 posted on 11/09/2002 1:11:09 AM PST by johnny7
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To: 11th_VA
Here's a shot of Algore Junior's daughter with her "Go Lie!" campaign poster:


19 posted on 11/09/2002 2:24:24 AM PST by weegee
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To: 11th_VA
Here's a really frightening image that belongs on this thread.

I'm warning you, it's really frightening - bail out now if you're easily upset.








It's coming. . . . .












20 posted on 11/09/2002 2:53:43 AM PST by FreedomPoster
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To: FreedomPoster
That was not enough warning. There could never BE enough warning before posting that awful photo!
21 posted on 11/09/2002 4:44:28 AM PST by Moonmad27
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The great debates of the 20th Century...
Ginger or MaryAnne?
Betty or Veronica?
Wilma or Betty?

And now for the 21st Century we have...
Leela or Amy?

This may be the toughest one yet...I'd have to go with the more mature Leela here.

HiiiiiiYAAAAA!

22 posted on 11/09/2002 9:20:03 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: FreedomPoster
An animated cartoon of Algore? I wonder if they are using watercolors. Regular paint would run...
23 posted on 11/09/2002 11:47:36 AM PST by weegee
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To: Liz; Howlin; Mudboy Slim
Funny stuff...
24 posted on 11/10/2002 5:30:16 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Paul Atreides
Please, no more calls, we have a winner.
25 posted on 11/10/2002 5:32:16 AM PST by TC Rider
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Always go with the brunette.
26 posted on 11/10/2002 5:34:42 AM PST by TC Rider
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To: Libloather
"Futurama" chronicles the 30th-century life of a hapless
time-traveler named Fry, his raunchy robot pal, Bender...

God, you can't make this stuff up. Is "Bender's" first name Bill by any chance? LOL.

27 posted on 11/10/2002 9:11:15 AM PST by Liz
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To: 11th_VA
BTTT! About 5 minutes to go...
28 posted on 11/10/2002 3:49:53 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: nutmeg
One more BTTT
29 posted on 11/10/2002 3:54:23 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; stanz; RaceBannon; Doctor Raoul; Neets; evilC; Cacique; Oschisms; Nitro; KLT; ...
Silly stuff! Check it out, if you are interested. It's on in about 3 minutes (in the eastern time zone) on the "regular" Fox channel.
30 posted on 11/10/2002 3:59:09 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: FreedomPoster
"I think I may have a future as a disembodied head," Gore joked....

And you, FreedinOisterm produced a picture of it!
31 posted on 11/10/2002 6:38:47 PM PST by Bigg Red
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To: FreedomPoster
FreedinOisterm???
Yipes! See what that scary picture did to me?
32 posted on 11/10/2002 6:40:15 PM PST by Bigg Red
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To: weikel
I want Matt Groening(with his best lead writer of all time) to team up with Trey and Matt and whoever made family guy. They can make the funniest and most offensive show ever.

I think the Family Guy is/was hysterical. Very satirical and politically incorrect to boot. But apparently there aren't enough like-minded, sick individuals like myself watching it.

33 posted on 11/11/2002 5:13:23 AM PST by LoneGOPinCT
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Definitely Amy shes rich and more feminine besides Leela's voice is done by the Peg Bundy actress so she might turn out like Peg lol.
34 posted on 11/11/2002 2:15:27 PM PST by weikel
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