Futurama (1999)

106 corrected entries

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Jurassic Bark - S5-E2

Corrected entry: At the end of the sequence of flashbacks, Seymour knows exactly where Fry is and that he is trapped, and just the day before was attempting to lead people to that location. Why would he suddenly give up and do nothing for 12 years?

Moose Premium member

Correction: This is not a mistake but a question, that was answered in Bender's Big Score. To Seymore, Fry never left.


Anthology of Interest 2 - S4-E3

Corrected entry: When the toast pops out of the 'raccoon toaster' it is regular shaped bread, but when Fry holds out the slice he has bitten it has a distinct T shape. The shape of the bite Fry took out changes, too.

Correction: The bread/toast is upside-down in the toaster, as evidenced the the fact that Fry grabs the bread, and immediately puts it to his mouth - holding it by the bottom of the slice, and biting the T-shaped side.

Meanwhile - S7-E26

Corrected entry: Professor Farnsworth addresses the crew, saying that someone has taken the time button and is pressing it every 10 seconds. But how would he know, since he wasn't around the time button zone to bypass the loop? (00:10:20)

Correction: The professor was inside the time shelter, so he was protected from the time loop when the button was pressed, so he could physically see time looping again and again.

I Dated a Robot - S3-E15

Corrected entry: When Leela lifts Lucy Liu's jar off the pedestal, the pressure sensor alarm goes off. But then she puts Madeline Albright's jar on Lucy's pedestal to silence the alarm, and the alarm on Albright's pedestal didn't sound.

Movie Nut

Correction: It is mentioned that there are extra security features for their more "valuable" celebrities.

Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love - S2-E9

Corrected entry: When Fry says he'll lend Zoidberg his arm, he holds it up. It has the right hand, but bends like the left arm.

Movie Nut

Correction: It's definitely bending like a right arm would.


Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love - S2-E9

Corrected entry: When Zoidberg cuts off Fry's right arm, it changes to a left arm lying on the ground.

Movie Nut

Correction: It's still the right arm, you can tell because the hand is facing palm up and the thumb is on the right side, although it's upside down in the shot. You can tell because if Fry's thumb was extended, the thumb and forefinger would make an "L"


Parasites Lost - S3-E4

Corrected entry: The dipstick Leela pulls out of the Planet express ship stairs is significantly bigger than the stairs. (00:01:00)


Correction: There is no error, it's done for comedic effect. It's a play on Doctor Who's TARDIS, which is bigger on the inside.


Space Pilot 3000 - S1-E1

Corrected entry: When Fry and Bender are in the Suicide Booth together, Fry understandably dodges the cutting implements that the booth attacks with. However, Bender did actually want to die, so why would Bender dodge them too?

Moose Premium member

Correction: Bender did not dodge the booth attacks; he was pushed away from the booth weapons by Fry before they could kill him.

Show generally

Corrected entry: Often while traveling through space, we can see the stars in the background moving (as if the Futurama cast were in a car and the stars were street signs). This would not happen in reality, unless one was traveling relativistic speeds (even then, the motion of the stars would look very different). Instead, the stars should be still (the sun doesn't appear to move when you're out walking).

Correction: It is explained during one episode that the ship's engine doesn't actually move the ship, it moves the entire universe around the ship. The visual effect this mistake describes could very well be the result of this unique form of traveling from one place to another.

Phixius Premium member

Roswell That Ends Well - S4-E1

Corrected entry: The sergeant refers to Fry's grandfather Enos by his first name, something that would never happen. A superior officer - especially a non-com - would refer to him as "Fry", "Private" or "Private Fry". No army sergeant ever referred to an enlisted man by his first name.

Correction: You've clearly never been in the military. First names and nicknames will get used, especially if they are unusual.

Grumpy Scot

How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back - S2-E14

Corrected entry: The other poker players confront Bender about his cheating using X-ray glasses, and he grabs the poker chips off the table and runs. What's the point of that? The other players know he's been cheating and they won't cash the chips - they are worthless plastic.

Correction: He panicked, that's not a plot hole.

Phixius Premium member

Show generally

Corrected entry: According to David Cohen, Mom's third son Igner (the rather dumb one) is the illegitimate son of Prof. Farnsworth (which explains the character's hair). While it has been shown that Mom and the Prof. had a relationship across a few episodes, there was not enough time in the series before cancellation to reveal this particular result of that relationship.

Correction: It was ultimately shown in the third movie, Bender's Game.

A Big Piece of Garbage - S1-E8

Corrected entry: When Fry, Lela and Bender are on the big ball of garbage, Bender picks up a Bart Simpson doll, pulls the cord on its back and the doll then says "Eat my shorts". The batteries should have gone flat by the year 3000.


Correction: Dolls that have a pull cord like that don't use batteries.


The Cryonic Woman - S3-E3

Corrected entry: During this episode, Fry and his girlfriend attempt to freeze themselves until the year 4000. It turns out they were only frozen for two days. So the tube shouldn't have opened. The only way the tubes open is when the time runs out or someone from the outside opens it.


Correction: The tube was torn from it's location and moved to LA. It opened when it's backup power failed.

A Bicyclops Built for Two - S2-E13

Corrected entry: When Leela asks Alcazar why he held all the weddings on the same day, he replies that hiring a shape-shifting suit is expensive, but he would only need to hire a shape shifting suit if he was holding the weddings on the same day, else he could just have five different suits made. (00:20:00)


Correction: Who's to say that hiring five separate suits would be cheaper than one shape-shifting suit? He's clearly cheap.


Godfellas - S4-E8

Corrected entry: When Bender is traveling through space he never grows his rust beard or requires booze to keep going. This is the only time in the series he does this.

Correction: He does not drift through space for long enough to get rusty before the shrimpkins appear. And after the shrimpkins have colonized him, they are shown to brew "Lordweiser" beer for him.


My Three Suns - S1-E7

Corrected entry: Bender's cigar stops smoking after he burns Fry's arm with it. (00:20:15)


Correction: Cigars do not always smoke when they are lit. Various factors influence it, including temperature, consistency of the burning part (the consistency is not always the same, especially not with cigars), how long ago someone has drawn it, air movement and hand movement. In this specific instance Bender's hand has moved quite a bit before the smokeless shot, so it's certainly expected.

The Route of All Evil - S5-E3

Corrected entry: In this episode Q-Bert takes control of the ship and paints it red, but it is back to normal with the Planet Express sign on it, when the fathers are controlling the company.


Correction: They put it back. There's no sense in showing that in the episode, it's just implied.

Phixius Premium member

Bendless Love - S3-E6

Corrected entry: Bender takes everyone to Elzar's to tell them about Angleyne, the new love of his life, and he finishes his description of her by telling them that she is very lucky to be going out with a handsome and talented robot. "She sure is!" says Fry. "Look!" - and he points out Angleyne, sitting at a table with Flexo. How did Fry know that was her? They haven't met before - Bender is treating them to dinner to tell them about her. She and Flexo are not the only robots in the restaurant, and Bender has not yet described her appearance. Fry must be psychic.

Correction: Actually, you can see befo they are in the restaurant that Bender and Angleyne are racing Fry and Professor Farnsworth, Fry riding the professor as a bicycle. So Fry HAS met her before.

The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings - S5-E16

Corrected entry: Leela hears the news crier and converses with the Robot Devil even though she's supposed to be deaf.

Moose Premium member

Correction: She doesn't hear the newsboy, she reads the giant headline on the paper he's holding up. Also, her conversation with Robot Devil is constructed so that she can't hear him but is reading his gestures.

Rebirth - S6-E1

Continuity mistake: As the power builds up in Bender, his left eye pops out, making him a cyclops, subsequently being eaten by the Cyclops eater. After the monster dies, Bender comes out, and has two eyes in the long shot, but puts his left eye back in the close up.

Movie Nut
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