20th Century Fox Television/Logo Variations

From Audiovisual Identity Database

That's Hollywood! (1976-1982):

  • The words "THAT'S HOLLYWOOD!" are set up on the same Fox structure with "THAT'S" on top and "HOLLY" on the bottom-left side and "WOOD!" on the bottom-right. The logo zooms out while the long theatrical fanfare plays. As the logo zooms out, the credits in the same 3D text zoom out and swing in underneath the logo. Then, it cross-fades over by featuring a 31 second clip montage of Fox Films throughout the years and later cross-fades back to the That's Hollywood! logo with the credits to the writer(s) and producer(s) of the episode already superimposed underneath the logo.
  • For the ending of the show, it's the 1976 version of the 1965 Fox TV logo, but it uses the same fanfare from the opening credits of the episode, but with a re-orchestrated ending.

The 1988 Clio Awards (1988): The 1981 logo appears on a television.

Bobby's World (Adventures in Bobby-Sitting) (1990): The 1981 TCFTV logo is shown in a pink tone. Only seen on international prints of said episode.

Futurama (1999-2003, 2008-2013):

  • The 20th Century Fox Television logo at the end of each Futurama episode is altered to read "30th CENTURY FOX TELEVISION", as Futurama is set in the 31st century. It also appears on The Simpsons episode "Simpsorama", which is a crossover with Futurama.
  • On the original run, the 1999 version is used, and a trademark "TM" symbol is used instead of the registered trademark "®" symbol.
  • When the show was revived in 2008, the 2007 variant is used.
  • On the original Fox premiere airing of the episode "Space Pilot 3000", the "30th CENTURY FOX TELEVISION" variant is presented in 16:9, squished to 4:3.
  • On a 1999 VHS trailer, the "3" is cheaply inserted in place of the "2" in an Arial font. The 1995 version of the logo is seen here.

The Simpsons (1999-):

  • In "Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo", the logo plays as normal, but instead of the fanfare, Homer says "Ahh! Undo! Undo!" as he hits buttons on a keyboard, then sighs. (This audio is ripped from and calls back to the episode proper, where Homer invests stock in News Corporation. This is his reaction when Lisa says they own Fox.)
  • In "Grift of the Magi", according to the Simpsons Archive, at least one airing (probably the original airing) of this Christmas episode had Christmas bells with the fanfare. This was most likely referring to the generic Fox jingle used on the premiere broadcast, which did indeed use a Christmas bell variant. Current prints have the normal fanfare.
  • In "Children of a Lesser Clod", the audio from earlier of Bill Cosby incomprehensibly talking about Pokémon plays over the logo. On Fox airings of the episode, his line was replaced with a generic theme.
  • In "The Blunder Years", carried over from the Gracie Films variant, Homer screams loudly over the logo.
  • In "Treehouse of Horror XV, similar idea to "The Blunder Years", although Homer's scream is noticeably later in the logo rather than the beginning.
  • In "Simprovised", we hear Homer saying "Oh Bart, not coolants!" and then groaning. This audio is carried on from "Homer Live", a special segment that aired at the end of the episode (which as its name suggests was a live viewer call-in where Homer answered questions). The dialogue itself was carried on from the Gracie Films variant from the same episode. It should also be noted that this was only heard on East Coast airings of the episode. West Coast airings replaced the clip with the regular fanfare, or Homer's dialogue, which was carried from the Gracie Films logo.

The Normal Heart (2014, HBO TV movie): The logo is still, in black-and-white and in the middle of the screen.

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