Futurama

Futurama (1999)

107 corrected entries

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

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

MasterOfAll

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?

xx:xx:xx

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.

Bishop73

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"

Bishop73

Parasites Lost - S3-E4

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

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Sanguis

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.

Bishop73

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

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

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

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.

prizna

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

Greenman37

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.

T.Rex.Sheffield.Can+Ash

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.

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Sanguis

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

MasterOfAll

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.

Twotall

My Three Suns - S1-E7

Corrected entry: Bender's cigar stops smoking after he burns Fry's arm with it.

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Daz

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.

WoodWolf

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

Phixius

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

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.

Xmas Story - S2-E8

Corrected entry: When Fry and the others are talking about "Xmas" trees, they tell him that pine trees died out a long time ago. But, how can they say that when they were skiing around them, and over them, throughout the first scene?

Correction: They're artificial. Remember how they fold up so Fry and Leela ski over them?

Grumpy Scot

The Farnsworth Paradox - S5-E10

Corrected entry: When everybody from both universes are going back to universe A they come out of the box in a different order then they went in.

Correction: So time travel isn't a mistake, but rearranging yourselves inside of a box is? I'm pretty sure that, seeing as how they're changing universes, they could shuffle around their order and come out a different way than they went in.

Nick Bylsma

A Bicyclops Built for Two - S2-E13

Corrected entry: The four other castles are really close to each other so why do Alcazar's other wives not know what he was doing? They can't have missed seeing him go into one of the other ones.

Dr Wilson

Correction: He's a shapeshifter, but none of his wives knows that until the wedding ceremony with Leila. Before that when they see him going into another castle they see him in another form, and they don't know it's him.

Futurestock - S4-E9

Corrected entry: After the 80's guy dies, Fry decides to vote against selling the company to Mom. 80's guy owned 51% of the shares while Mom and her sons owned the rest, putting the "Yes" option at 99.99% (one son made an error). But when Fry votes "No", Mom's 49% has swapped over to the "No" option to give it 100%- indicating Mom didn't want the sale to go through either.

Correction: The 49% in the "No" section was from the rest of Planet Express voting against selling the company. Mom tells Fry he's an idiot for wanting to choose not to sell, and leaves the stage during Fry's speech about making the Professor CEO again. Therefore her 49.99% was removed from the "Yes" before Fry even voted, leaving the 49% in "No" from Amy, Leela, Bender, and Hermes from earlier.

Space Pilot 3000 - S1-E1

Corrected entry: When Fry is walking down the street after escaping from the cryogenics place, a billboard changes from "the Implant Hut" to "Bachelor Chow" but the piece with the 'm' doesn't change.

xx:xx:xx

Correction: That's the billboard malfunctioning, not a mistake on the show's part.

Bendless Love - S3-E6

Corrected entry: When the episode shows how Professor Farnsworth had the table attached to the wall, how is Leela able to stay on it? It was very clear that she wasn't tied down like everyone else was.

Correction: While you can't see the rope that ties Leela to the chair like everyone else, if you watch she unties herself right before she falls into a pile with everyone.

Space Pilot 3000 - S1-E1

Corrected entry: When Fry and Bender run into the head museum, they're greeted by Leonard Nimoy. Fry refers to him as Spock, which he chuckles to. Yet in a later episode (4-12 "Where No Fan Has Gone Before"), Nimoy denies the name Spock due to Star Trek being forbidden on Earth.

Correction: He admits to knowing the name in private, but won't do so in public - he'd be admitting to a crime.

The Why of Fry - S5-E8

Corrected entry: When Fry blows his past self into the freezing chamber, Future Fry begins to disappear. He should not, as this is NOT a paradox. Fry would need to go into the future so he could go back in time to confront Nibbler. Fry should instead disappear after he tells Nibbler to change his mode of transport, as this change would prevent him from going back in time, which is a paradox.

Correction: Strictly speaking there is no way to prove what should or shouldn't be a paradox. Fry was changing the fabric of time and so unless we saw everything that happened we can't see what exactly pulled him back. However it is perfectly reasonable that he would disappear after letting himself be frozen because he would have stopped himself from being put into the future otherwise.

Lummie

Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch - S5-E5

Corrected entry: When they are all in the thing that spins them around to see who will be the father/mother of the baby, Zoidberg is not in the machine, but somehow he flies out.

Amy Dobbins

Correction: This is explained very clearly in the episode. When Zoidberg is ejected the Professor asks him what he was doing in there and Zoidberg answers: "That's where I live. I have no home." So Zoidberg was already in the machine before the others enter. (Probably hiding under the grated floor.)

Andreas[DK]

The Route of All Evil - S5-E3

Corrected entry: Awsome Express deliver 1,000,000 newspapers a day. The phone call Leela answered was someone who hadn't gotten their paper in at least two days (Leela exclaimed "How long?"). However, when the dumped, missing papers are delivered by Planet Express, they deliver only once to each of the houses and they stay in the original area where Awsome Express used to deliver, yet somehow they finished delivering at least 1,000,000 papers.

Dan Moat

Correction: It's not inconceivable that they made several runs, delivering the papers in order of printing (First one run with Tuesday's paper, then one with Wednesday's, etc). It would be a lot easier than to sort everything into bundles of three papers for every customer. And just because you don't see them delivering to more than the original area, it does not mean that they don't.

Twotall

How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back - S2-E14

Corrected entry: This has to be done in slow-motion to actually notice. When Morgan and Hermes first meet they give each other a paper to stamp. It's already been established that a bureaucrat stamps forms five times, but, if you watch the scene in slow-motion, when Hermes gives Morgan a form to stamp and Morgan gives Hermes a form to stamp, Hermes stamps the form he was given 3 times and Morgan stamps the form she was given 2 times. Then when Hermes gives Morgan back her own form and Morgan gives Hermes his own form, Hermes stamps his own form twice and Morgan stamps her own form once. They both should have stamped both forms five times.

Correction: The rules of this site are quite clear - if you have to use slow motion or freeze frame to spot a mistake, it is not valid.

Episode Two: The Series Has Landed - S1-E2

Corrected entry: The part of the Lunar Module that Fry and Leela go inside shouldn't be there, the astronauts would of used it to get back to the CSM orbiting the moon. The whole thing lands on the moon but the cabin, the bit where they go in, should actually be floating in space somewhere after they had jettisoned it.

Correction: This is explained in the episode. When Amy shows up with the Planet Express Ship, right after Fry says "It's Amy, we're saved", you can see a plaque inside the module with the text "Lander returned to this site by the Historical Sticklers Society". So no mistake here.

Andreas[DK]

A Taste of Freedom - S5-E4

Corrected entry: Fry has lives in the 30th Century for three years and Freedom Day is an annual thing, so how come he's only just discovered it?

rabid anarchist

Correction: Fry is an idiot. Maybe he was watching TV all day on the previous two Freedom Days, or is just dumb enough to have forgotten.

A Tale of Two Santas - S4-E2

Corrected entry: The lab has a santa-proof outer layer that covers the windows, but at the end, you cab see that the window behind them all isn't covered.

Dan Moat

Correction: That's because Santa has already passed their house (delivering Zoidberg's present, etc.) so they don't need the armor any more.

Leela's Homeworld - S4-E5

Corrected entry: In this episode, no one can read the Alien language on the note left by Leela's parents. However, this language has been posted on various signs throughout the series. It would be rather pointless for someone to make advertisements that no one can read.

Correction: How do we know it is the same language? Just becaus it uses the same alphabet, it doesn't mean it is the same language. E.g. French, German, English, Welsh, Spanish, Italian all use the same alphabet.

Soylent Purple

Space Pilot 3000 - S1-E1

Corrected entry: Just after the turn of the millennium into 2000, Fry falls back into the space capsule set for exactly 1000 years. So why does he wake in 2999, a few hours before the year 3000?

Correction: Because there are not exactly 24 hours in a day. The computer in the capsule is set to exactly 1000 years. Alternatively, the city was destroyed several times as you can see in the background, so there may have been numerous power fluctuations.

Soylent Purple

A Head in the Polls - S2-E7

Corrected entry: When Nixon tries to go to the phone to call the police, he moves to the armrest. But when Bender plays his tape, Nixon moves back onto the seat.

Correction: Because of the angle it looks like he is sitting on the seat, but you can see he still is sitting on the armrest.

Mortug

Space Pilot 3000 - S1-E1

Corrected entry: In the first scene in the place where Fry gets frozen, you can not see a bin anywhere but when Fry says I.C Wiener a bin just appears from nowhere.

Correction: The bin is hidden from view by the desk in the first shots of the cryogenic facility, so it is impossible to say if it's there or not.

Andreas[DK]

Luck of the Fryrish - S3-E10

Corrected entry: When the Planet Express spaceship approaches the Orbiting Graveyard, both the inner and outer doors of the airlock open at the same time. Since the graveyard is pressurised and we can see there are no other doors, that is going to cause some problems.

Correction: Futurama tries to keep scientifically accurate from time to time but many times bends this either for comedy or simply it doesn't matter to the storyline. For example the creator's admitted that it would be impossible for many of the famous heads to still be around in the year 3000, but they didn't care because it was funny.

Lummie

The Farnsworth Paradox - S5-E10

Corrected entry: In "I dated a robot" the gang travel to the edge of the universe and see their parallel cowboy selves (which Farnsworth stated was the only parallel universe). In this episode, the box leads to a different (non-cowboy) universe where the outcome of flipping a coin is different. They then all go through many boxes each with many more parallel universes in them. David X Cohen mentions that this is a mistake on the commentary.

Dan Moat

Correction: Even though David X Cohen has admitted it I fail to see the mistake. Up to discovering the various parallel universes in boxes, they thought that the cowboy universe was the only parallel universe. They were clearly surprised when they ended up in the parallel universe with the opposite coin flips, and since "I dated a robot" was produced and aired before "The Farnsworth Parabox" there is really no problem continuity-wise.

Andreas[DK]

Space Pilot 3000 - S1-E1

Corrected entry: When Fry is cryogenically frozen, alien ships destroy all of New York. Later in the episode, it shows most of the buildings in Old New York intact, only with the Empire State Building having fallen over and New New York being built on a platform above it. If all Old New York had been destroyed/built over, why was the cryogenics building intact and in New New York?

Correction: We don't know that the aliens destroyed "all of New York". We see them destroying maybe half a dozen buildings. Even in the most devastating air raids, some buildings survive, and in this case the Cryogenics building happens to be one of them.

Anthology of Interest 2 - S4-E3

Corrected entry: While it is understandable that a life of unrestrained gluttony is going to make human-Bender hugely obese, it also seems to roughly double his height. How does that happen?

Correction: Because the amount of fat would be a bit like a large pillow. When we see him on the stage he has gained a vast amount of weight and because of the extra weight it has expanded all around including below him. In any case its perception that he is twice as large in height. The position of the stage and the large amount of weight makes him look much larger

Lummie

Fear of a Bot Planet - S1-E5

Corrected entry: In the scene with the judge, while he is "judging", he crashes. You can see that the judge is a Macintosh, running MacOS, yet one of the robots in the audience suggests pressing ctrl + alt + delete to fix him - this would only work if he was a PC, and not a Mac.

Correction: Character mistake, the ctrl alt delete is a common technique most computer users use to restart computers and many wouldn't consider the fact that its not useable on a MAC only on a PC.

Lummie

The Honking - S3-E1

Corrected entry: When Leela has finished welding Bender to the wall, in the next shot (when she takes the mask off) the welder itself has simply vanished.

David Mercier

Correction: She drops it into the bag behind her.

Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV - S5-E15

Corrected entry: Whenever the Network Execubot is talking it appears in a box with a scroll bar like it was just a file playing. Naturally if it were actually talking this would not happen. I think it must be a deliberate mistake, making fun of this sort of error that often happens in films (there is a good example of this in Jurassic Park), as it's ridiculous that they would have animated this and not realised the error.

David Mercier

Correction: This is a gag, not a goof, EXACTLY as you noted. There is no goof.

Jurassic Bark - S5-E2

Corrected entry: In the final part of the "tear-jerker" sequence at the end, the pizza shop owner is seen to be elderly and walking with a stick. The sequence starts the day after Fry was frozen (when the pizza shop owner appeared to be middle aged) and is only supposed to last 12 years - the pizza shop owner ages too fast.

Moose

Correction: We don't know how old he is to begin with, or what illnesses he has suffered from over the years. He may have been 60 to start with, and there is a quite significant change in most people between 60 and 72. He may have been in a car crash, developed a debilitating disease, anything.

Gary O'Reilly

Mother's Day - S2-E19

Corrected entry: When Bender shows everyone the card he got for Mom, he opens it and you can hear a melody play before the card says, "I love my mommy". Later, when Fry and Leela are leaving the robot museum, Leela reminds Bender to tell Mom that he loves her. Bender tells her that anyone can say that and that he has something else in store. Bender opens up the card, but this time you don't hear any melody being played. You only hear the card saying, "I love my mommy."

Correction: Later in the episode you find out that the card is a robot with a mind of its own so it probably didn't want to play the melody.

Bend Her - S5-E13

Corrected entry: Calculon says in this episode that as a robot he never sleeps at night. But we have seen Bender and numerous other robots sleep on several different occasions - he even dreams about "killing all humans" when he is asleep.

David Mercier

Correction: Calculon could be a model of robot that doesn't require a "sleeping" period at night. Alternatively, it could be unnecessary for robots to sleep, but in order to conserve energy when they don't need to do anything they go into a state of low power consumption, seeing as it would probably take energy for a robot to stay turned on, and what would be the point of being turned on while all humans are asleep and unable to give the robot orders?

Space Pilot 3000 - S1-E1

Corrected entry: This is the only episode in which Bender doesn't mention he drinks to power up his fuel cells, in fact he say "I can quit anytime I want" when Fry challenges him about it. Clearly the writers hadn't decided that this is why he drinks, as in later episodes he explains all the time.

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David Mercier

Correction: In the episode where Bender converts to religion, he reveals he can drink clean efficient oil instead of alcohol, presumably meaning he can power up his cells without drinking beer.

Raging Bender - S2-E12

Corrected entry: Bender is surprised to know that the Ultimate Robot Fighting League is the most brutal form of fighting in the universe, yet at the beginning of the episode he claims that he loves "The Masked Unit", a well known fighter in the U.R.F.L, so how could he not know something like how dangerous a sport that he loves is?

Correction: Even though he knew it was fairly dangerous, he obviously didn't know it was the MOST dangerous form of fighting in the UNIVERSE.

Fry and the Slurm Factory - S2-E4

Corrected entry: At the planet with the Slurm, when they first meet Slurms MacKenzie, Fry gets some goo on his hand. He wipes it off on his pants and when he is doing so, the goo just disappears from picture. (It doesn't even fade a little).

Correction: How do we know how Slurm reacts with the fabric of Fry's clothes? We don't know the properties of either.

Bend Her - S5-E13

Corrected entry: In this episode, it is revealed that only male robots have antennas. However, in "The Honking" (series 3), a fembot is seen crying at a funeral by pumping her antenna.

Correction: In 'Bend Her' we see that robot gender is a pretty flexible concept - "she" could be a "he", or both (or neither.).

Roswell That Ends Well - S4-E1

Corrected entry: Leela sets fire to the Professor's tie in the white goods store - later in the Malt Shop, his tie is completely intact.

Correction: Given the Professor's knack for inventing totally unmarketable inventions, its not out of the realm of possibility that he installed some kind of tie-repairing-machine in the ship or any number of equivalents.

Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles - S5-E7

Corrected entry: It is explained in the episode "A Clone of My Own" that when you reach 160 years old you are taken by the Sunset Squad to the Near Death Star. Why is it, then, when the Neptunian used the age machine, she didn't immediately inform the Sunset Squad? Surely, she couldn't have known that Farnsworth had once escaped from the Near Death Star with the aid of his crew?

Correction: It's never said that what the sunset squad do is legal. They may just be robot rebels who have decided that they know best for the old humans. It's unlikely that they'd ever be found, because Zapp is the head of the Earth's defence forces, and he is amazingly inept. It's certainly never said that anyone agrees with what the Sunset Squad do, just that it's inevitable, and it's unlikely that anyone knows how to contact them (after all, it took the Smellascope for Fry and co to find them).

Gary O'Reilly

The Sting - S5-E9

Corrected entry: In "Space Pilot 3000", when the Professor gave Leela, Fry and Bender the old crew's career chips, they were in an envelope with "Contents of Space Wasps Stomach" written on it. However, in this episode, it is shown they were killed while trying to take honey from Honey Bees. Wasps (Polistes species) and Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) are two totally different species.

SexyIrishLeprechaun

Correction: Yes, but Space Wasps (Polistes astra) obviously prey on Space Bees (Apis vonbraunia) and while eating a fresh kill they ingested the chips. Glad we cleared that up. (Neither species exists. The rules don't apply..).

Mother's Day - S2-E19

Corrected entry: When the Professor and Mom's clothes are thrown around the bedroom, their teeth are in jars next to the bed (they are definitely theirs as they comment on it on the DVD commentary.) The problem with this is that both of them are "wearing" their teeth, as can be seen when they talk.

Dan Moat

Correction: Like most people, they have two (or more) pair of dentures - one is being cleaned, one is in use. Nothing unusual about that.

War is the H-Word - S3-E2

Corrected entry: The 3 coloured balls Bender and Kissinger are talking to move position several times - instantly, particularly the purple and blue ones on the outside.

David Mercier

Correction: Watch the scene. They are floating about aimlessly all the time. Of course they change places.

Mother's Day - S2-E19

Corrected entry: It is revealed in a later episode that Leela wears a bracelet under he her wrist device. She isn't wearing it when the device escapes her wrist, although the bracelet is the only thing she has of her "true identity".

Dan Moat

Correction: You have provided your own correction. 'In a later episode ...' Perhaps the significance of the bracelet (the link to her childhood) wasn't apparent until some future event (which we don't see) and she had it in her jewellery box, pocket, bank vault, whatever, until that point?

Mars University - S2-E2

Corrected entry: In one scene Bender mentions that there is a chapter of his old fraternity, Epsilon Rho Rho. The letters on the house are "ERR". However, the Greek Letter for Rho is a "P".

NyQuil

Correction: And a thousand years in the future, after alien invasions have laid waste to the entire planet (twice.), the ice caps have melted and refrozen, and our grasp of history is such that we think that the moon was colonized by Jackie Gleeson and the crew of a whaling vessel, that little-known fact has been lost. Go figure.

Anthology of Interest I - S2-E20

Corrected entry: In the third tale of interest, with Stephen Hawking, after Fry doesn't go into the cryogenic tube, Bender, Leela and the Professor all appear, side by side. However, until Fry goes into the future, none of these knew each other (Bender was about to kill himself, Leela was happy working at the cryogenics lab and the professor had just lost his crew), so why would they be together?

SexyIrishLeprechaun

Correction: The 'Tales of Interest' are fantasies, which are shown not even to have happened in the first place - they are fantasies in the Professor's fantasy.

My Problem With Popplers (a.k.a. The Problem With Popplers) - S2-E18

Corrected entry: Leela licks each of her four fingers only once but the sound of licking a finger plays five times.

Dan Moat

Correction: She licks her thumb twice.

I Second That Emotion - S2-E5

Corrected entry: Bender couldn't have flushed his chest down the toilet, it wouldn't have fitted.

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Piemanmoo

Correction: We never see Bender flush his chest. His chest could have been broken down into component parts that would fit and then reassembled. It might be unlikely that he put himself back together correctly (since he said he threw away his instruction manual), but flushing his chest down the toilet is not out of theoretical possibility.

30% Iron Chef - S4-E11

Corrected entry: After Dr. Zoidberg accidentally breaks the bottle in half, he drops the bottom half on the ground. You hear the sound of glass breaking. Yet later he has both halves on the table, and the bottom half is completely whole.

Kathy Tjarks

Correction: Considering the self-fixing teacup and saucer shown in "The Cryonic Woman," it's not hard to believe that it was a self-fixing bottle.

The Sting - S5-E9

Corrected entry: In "Space Pilot 3000", the professor has his old crew's career chips in an envelope. However, in this episode, the old Planet Express ship is still in the hive. A) How would the professor know that they had dies so soon and B)How would he get the chips back?

SexyIrishLeprechaun

Correction: The chips in the envelope belong to a third crew. The label on the envelope refers to the contents of the stomach of a 'space wasp', and the crashed ship we see is in a hive of bees. There are obviously other crashed Planet Express ships and dead crews out there. As to how the Professor got the chips out of the space wasp.

The Honking - S3-E1

Corrected entry: When we see Bender become a 'were-car' in one shot we see a bumper sticker on him saying 'If you can read this, I've run you over.' But it's not there for any other shots.

rabid anarchist

Correction: For Bender to become a Were-Car his body mass must increase about eightfold. So, he can form things (wheels, engines, seats, seatbelts and so on) from nothing. If he can create them spontaneously, he can destroy them just the same way.

War is the H-Word - S3-E2

Corrected entry: The parachute Fry opens just before he hits the ground disappears when he starts riding the ball away.

David Mercier

Correction: Just prior to riding the ball, Fry is covered by about 9-12 balls. In that time, he could have cut the parachute lines.

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

Corrected entry: When Fry is playing the Holophoner on the balcony and Leela finds him, he writes down some musical notation which follows standard modern notation, but is totally incorrect for what he has just been playing.

David Mercier

Correction: Don't forget Fry is stupid and will play something else.

I Second That Emotion - S2-E5

Corrected entry: Bender didn't get affected by the magnet on the can opener. Normally he gets crazy and sings show tunes.

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Piemanmoo

Correction: Magnets on his head only affect his inhibition, thus allowing him to sing showtunes; they don't automatically make him sing. The can opener opening his head was probably significant shock to distract him from singing.

Less Than Hero - S5-E6

Corrected entry: Leela told Fry not to tell anyone his real identity, but she shouts out his name when they are in the museum.

Dan Moat

Correction: She's under stress and she forgets. It happens.

Show generally

Corrected entry: Bender doesn't have a sense of taste. This is mentioned a lot. However, it creates a few problems. Firstly, in 'A Fishful of Dollars,' he eats the anchovies and finds them disgusting. Secondly, he says in 'The Sting' that after Fry is dead no one will make waffles just how he likes them. And thirdly, he says how good Elzar's robot food tastes in 'Bender gets Made.'

rabid anarchist

Correction: This was meant to demonstrate that Bender himself has a great distaste for a lot of things, and people. Primarily, that he likes to cause a problem even when no problem exists. The fact that he likes the one guy's cooking is another aspect of his mind, wherein it demonstrates how he respects and adores the man, and thus his food.

Less Than Hero - S5-E6

Corrected entry: Bender is a Bending Unit, but on the [pi]kea instructions, there is a clear picture of Bender on the "what you need" section. Why would a bending unit be required? He does all the sawing and screwing, etc. but no bending and in the first episode he claims that all he can do is bend and that is all he is worth.

Dan Moat

Correction: We don't get to see the entire process of putting the pIkea item together, it is possible some bending was required. Besides, by this stage Bender has gained a personality and has learned self-worth, ambition and pride. The Pikea instructions provide for a bender unit like the one from 'How Hermes Rewuesitioned His Groove Back', after Bender's CPU was reduced to that of a bender unit and nothing else, a mindless automaton who could not think for himself.

Jurassic Bark - S5-E2

Corrected entry: During the flashback, Fry's shadow can be seen along with Nibbler's when the chair falls over. Fry didn't go back in time until "The Why of Fry", so anything that happened before this episode should only show Nibbler's shadow.

Dan Moat

Correction: Not true, it was always Fry who caused himself to go into the future. Even though it doesn't happen until later on in the series, he still travelled back in time to the beginning of the series.

The Sting - S5-E9

Corrected entry: When Leela first squeezes the toy Fry leaves her, you can see that eye that pops out is blue. Later on (when she breaks it) the eye has changed to red.

David Mercier

Correction: Remember, most of this episode is actually a dream that was created by Leela while she was in a coma. Things changing around suddenly is quite common.

I Second That Emotion - S2-E5

Corrected entry: When Leela and Fry find Bender in the sewer, he doesn't have his head on right and one of his legs and an arm is attached in the wrong place. He says that he can't put himself together properly because he threw away his instruction manual. In every other episode he can reattach his head, legs or arms with no problem.

Correction: However in every other episode Bender is only reattaching one specific limb or his head - in the sewer he had to reattach all four limbs plus his head, a much harder proposition.

Raging Bender - S2-E12

Corrected entry: Master Ffnog could not have possibly put on that full body suit and connected it up to the TV in the time that elapsed from when he talked to Leela to when the bell rang to start the battle.

Correction: The robot probably has some basic AI of its own, enough certainly to walk into the ring and punch Bender, giving Fnog time to get into the suit and control him for a real show of pummeling and skill.

Gary O'Reilly

Show generally

Corrected entry: Whenever Bender gets hit by something he screams in pain. That would be kind of impossible since Bender is a robot and robots don't feel pain.

Correction: It's a thousand years in the future. How do you know robots can't be programmed to react to being hit in the way Bender does? He might even be programmed to feel 'pain', the same way he is programmed to feel greed, friendship, and so on.

A Leela of Her Own - S4-E10

Corrected entry: Blurnsball in this episode isn't played at all like the Blurnsball in the episode "Fear of a Bot Planet" except for a few similarities (like the ball on an elastic cord).

Correction: Blurnsball is shown to be an extremely complicated game (by our standards anyway) as there is so much that can happen. It's quite possible that every game played is completely different in terms of what happens. In "Fear oF A Bot Planet" for example, the ball is "locked" and multiball is engaged (like in a pinball machine). In this episode, the ball isn't locked, so none of that would happen. It seems to be pure luck for the ball to be locked in that way (and presumably the scooter driving round the track is a sort of tradition for that kind of score/point).

Gary O'Reilly

A Fishful of Dollars - S1-E6

Corrected entry: After Fry buys all the 20th Century items, he puts in a Sir Mix-A-Lot CD, the song (Baby Got Back) started playing, but no one pressed Play on the stereo. Considering this is an antique 20th century stereo, I'm guessing you'd have to press play.

Correction: Not necessarily; I have a CD player I bought in 1999 that automatically starts playing as soon as you put the CD in.

Xofer

A Bicyclops Built for Two - S2-E13

Corrected entry: After everyone finds out that Alkazar is really a shapeshifter, Leela makes a comment about him having a small you-know-what. At that point it shows everyone at the wedding "Whooing", and Fry does it about 1 or 2 seconds after everyone stops. However, his mouth doesn't move when this happens.

Correction: Fry's mouth doesn't move because it's the professor going longer than everyone else, and the animation of the professor matches.

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

Corrected entry: When Fry and Zoidberg are fighting in the ceremonial tradition of Crawplah. Bender asks Fry to go down in the 9th round. If he wanted Fry to survive that long, then, why was he trying to blind him with the suns rays to give him a disadvantage at the very start of the fight?

Correction: He thought Fry would win (thus asking him to take a dive), so he was trying to keep Zoidberg alive as long as possible.

Xofer

Hell is Other Robots - S1-E9

Corrected entry: During the Robot Devil's song, he tears off Bender's right arm and throws him through a hole in the floor. When Bender lands, he has both of his arms.

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Correction: That vast, tardis-like abdomen of Bender can produce anything he likes, from chilled beer to popcorn. It's a toilet, a home for a small child, a huge gold depository, and Fry fits in there without discomfort. He's got a spare arm or two in there. No big deal.

Show generally

Corrected entry: In some episodes, the cop robot's mouth flashes red when he speaks. In other episodes, the lines on his mouthpiece just shake, like Bender's.

Correction: It has been shown that robots can change the way their mouthpieces work. Bender can do vampire teeth, jagged teeth like a lion, gap toothed to accommodate a flamethrower, a sine wave, musical patterns and so on. The cops have multiple settings, too. Not a mistake.

Episode Two: The Series Has Landed - S1-E2

Corrected entry: As shown in other episodes, there are quite a few people who were cryogenically frozen for hundreds of years. If this is so, Then how is it possible they don't know what really happened in the lunar landing? Many more people besides Fry must have noticed something was amiss about the "fungineers" take on the moon landing.

Correction: And those people were probably ignored like Fry because they were from the "stupid ages".

I, Roommate - S1-E3

Corrected entry: How can the "closets" of the rooms in the Robot Arms Apartment be so large if all the rooms are so close together?

Correction: It may be that only certain apartments (say, every second or third one) have closets that big, while all the other apartments have small closets in between, or none at all.

Xofer

Season 2 generally

Corrected entry: The Professor tells Fry that in the future they've done away with concepts of modesty and proceeds to walk around naked most of the show but when he sleeps with Mom they both pull the sheet up when the gang burst in and the Professor walks around with a sheet wrapped around him, as does Mom.

Correction: Professor Farnsworth is also the ONLY one to claim that modesty has been done away with and to walk around naked. This is most likely something that only goes on in the Professor's brilliant but slightly foggy mind.

Twotall

A Fishful of Dollars - S1-E6

Corrected entry: When Mom's three sons (Walt, Larry, and Ignar) try to fool Fry into saying his PIN number (1077, the price of a cheese pizza and a large soda), they get Pamela Anderson's head to request a cheese pizza and large soda. However, whenever Larry (the blonde one) was telling Pamela what to say, he only told her to order a cheese pizza. So how did Pamela know she was supposed to also order a large soda (even though she forgot it was a soda, but she still knew she needed to order something else).

Correction: However poorly they planned the whole thing, they did have a script and obviously rehearsed the whole scene prior to picking up Fry. Larry and Pamela Anderson both flub their lines, but that doesn't mean she couldn't remember back to the original script when she needed to.

My Problem With Popplers (a.k.a. The Problem With Popplers) - S2-E18

Corrected entry: When Luur announces that they will eat 'the first earthling' who ate one of their young, he announces that it was Leela. Leela isn't an earthling.

Correction: Yes she is. It is revealed in season 4 that she is in fact a mutant and therefore technically an earthling. She didn't know it at the time, but it had been hinted at in previous episodes.

SexyIrishLeprechaun

A Big Piece of Garbage - S1-E8

Corrected entry: The only way they could make a garbage ball the exact mass and density of the first garbage ball, wouldn't they need to have the exact same amount of every item in the first garbage ball?

Correction: No.

Where the Buggalo Roam - S4-E6

Corrected entry: When everyone goes to Mars to visit Amy's parents (and celebrate Mars Day) it is shown that Mars is, like today, a red, desolate wasteland of dirt. However, in the episode "Mars University", Mars is shown to be filled with jungles and plant life. Maybe that is the hemisphere that the Wong family doesn't own, but if that were true, then why would Inez (Amy's mom) say they had the best hemisphere when the other one is, theoretically, filled with grasslands and jungles et cetera?

Correction: They own that hemisphere, therefore, they're obviously going to think it's the best.

Xofer

30% Iron Chef - S4-E11

Corrected entry: In this episode, robot homosexuals are referred to as "romos". However, in the first episode, it's referred to as "robosexuals", so that would logically mean that it could be cut down to "robos", so why does a robo suddenly mean a robot hobo?

Correction: "Robosexual" refers to people who have sex with robots (like in the Lucy Liu episode), whereas "romos" are homosexual robots.

Xofer

Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch - S5-E5

Corrected entry: When Kiff tells Zap and the Planet Express Crew how he became pregnant, he says that he absorbed DNA through his skin and Fry comments that anyone of them could be the man-mom but Kiff only actually touches Leela skin to skin apart from Amy - He grabbed Leela's arm, Fry's pants, Bender's leg (he doesn't count because he has RNA, not DNA) and Zapp's uniform.

Correction: Gross as it sounds, your clothing is absolutely crawling with epitheleals - detached skin cells. You shed your entire skin every twenty days. Each cell has your full DNA complement, and Kif could easily absorb it from that.

Brannigan Begin Again - S2-E6

Corrected entry: How could Zapp and Kif get fired from their jobs if they theoretically, along with everyone else, have a PERMANENT career chip planted in them?

Correction: They are chips that assign you to your permanent career, not permanent chips that assign you to a career. Leela demonstrates that the chips can be removed when required - such as when someone is dismissed from their jobs.

Godfellas - S4-E8

Corrected entry: When the small civilization that thinks Bender is the "Metal Lord" annihilates each other with atomic bombs, mushroom clouds are formed. This is impossible, as mushroom clouds would only form in a space with a multi-layered atmosphere, something Bender is definitely lacking.

Correction: What nuclear bombs? They are far too small to be nuclear bombs - you need a minimum reaction mass, and they don't have it. This is a civilization that lives in a virtually gravity-free vacuum on a metal robot. Who knows what weapons they have and how they behave when they detonate?

Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles - S5-E7

Corrected entry: It is established in the episode "A Clone of My Own" that French is an unknown, dead language. If this is true, then why does Dr. Farnsworth's gargoyle, Pazuzu, tell us good night at the end of the episode in French (bonne nuit)?

Correction: Latin is a 'dead language' nowadays but we use hundreds of Latin expressions (et cetera, post mortem, ante natal and so on ad nauseam) because they have been adopted into modern languages. There is no reason that this principle cannot hold true for 31st century French.

Mars University - S2-E2

Corrected entry: When everyone is floating towards the waterfall, the rock that saves them appears out of nowhere.

Piemanmoo

Correction: You can see it in the other shots, especially when Bender and the rest of ERR go over the edge. Its just a little below the water-line so you can't see it from water level.

SexyIrishLeprechaun

Show generally

Corrected entry: Bender is 30% Iron, 40% Zinc, 40% Titanium and 40% Dolomite. Thats 150%.

Dan Moat

Correction: Not true. He sells his 40% titanium parts in one episode and sells some more parts and even explodes in later episodes.

SexyIrishLeprechaun

Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch - S5-E5

Corrected entry: In the series 3 episode "Amazon women in the mood", the Amazons use all males for "snoo-snoo" until they die. In that episode they take Kif into their dressing-room-like booths and seemingly snoo-snoo him. However, in this episode we learn that Kif's people don't have genitalia. They reproduce by directly absorbing DNA through their skins. What exactly are the Amazons DOING to Kif, given the lack of sex organs?

Carl Fink

Correction: Just because they reproduce asexually doesn't mean they don't have any genitalia. Also, if I remember that episode, she couldn't catch Kif, so she never got the chance to "do" anything.

SexyIrishLeprechaun

Show generally

Corrected entry: If you add up Bender's "metallic constituents" throughout the entire show, it comes to something like 200%, which of course is impossible. He claims at various points that he is 40% titanium, 40% zinc, 40% "dolomite", 30% iron, and there are several others. Naturally, if you add these together it comes to more than 100% which cannot be the case.

David Mercier

Correction: True, he says at various points he is made of several metallic constituents. However, in at least one episode (Episode 203, A Head in the Polls), he sells his body because of the price of titanium. Other episodes he was shot, exploded (Ep. 207), etc. Therefore it is possible that he DID consist of these metallic percentages, but at varying times. On top of this, Bender is a compulsive liar. He may just be saying he is 40% of whatever fits the situation.

SexyIrishLeprechaun

A Fishful of Dollars - S1-E6

Corrected entry: When the three brothers steal the money from Fry's account they take $4.3 billion, how is this possible if Fry has already spent it all?

Correction: Fry was either writing checks or using credit. The money was removed from the account by the brothers before the spending had cleared. That's why all of Fry's property is seized.

The Cyber House Rules - S3-E11

Corrected entry: They say the blind guy is now deaf, but if he was blind and deaf, how did he just walk up and know it was Leela?

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Sol Parker

Correction: Sense of smell perhaps? It's often said that when people lose a sense, they learn to use the others better.

David Mercier

A Taste of Freedom - S5-E4

Corrected entry: Zoidberg said here that he has three hearts, but in the Roswell episode he said he had four.

Piemanmoo

Correction: Zoidberg tells the US soldiers that they can "keep it (the heart they pull out during the autopsy), I've got three more", so he did have four, but lost one for good.

Crimes of the Hot - S5-E1

Corrected entry: A film shows that global warming was temporarily stopped by dropping ice into the sea. However, in 'Xmas Story', Leela says 'nuclear winter' cancelled out global warming.

Dan Moat

Correction: True, but remember that the people of the year 3000 also believe that ancient humans hunted whales on the moon and that cars were made using robots with giant clubs. The show has proven itself to not know exactly what did happen (Except for the second coming of Jesus) in the past 1,000 years on a consistent basis.

The Cyber House Rules - S3-E11

Corrected entry: Bender adopts 12 kids, yet in several scenes, there are only 11.

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Sol Parker

Correction: Remember occasionally one of the kids lives inside Bender's body.

Xmas Story - S2-E8

Corrected entry: Professor Farnsworth says pine trees have been extinct for 800 years, yet they are shown in at least 3 previous scenes.

Grumpy Scot

Correction: Those are fake pine trees. They fold down to be easier for skiers.

Hell is Other Robots - S1-E9

Corrected entry: When Fry and Leela go into Robot Hell, Nibbler leads the way. But when Bender rescues them and they fly away with him and his angel wings, Nibbler is not there - They've forgotten him. However, sure enough, he's back next episode.

Correction: Nibbler did not in fact fall down the chutes with Fry and Leela. Therefore, he probably just left the fairground on his own (don't forget, he is actually very intelligent).

Steve Cowan

A Fishful of Dollars - S1-E6

Corrected entry: When the bank teller blows the dust off the ATM machine, Fry closes his eyes to not get dust in them. But there is a plastic wall between them.

Piemanmoo

Correction: Fry is an idiot. I'm sure he's stupid enough to try to get out of the way of dust that can't hit him.

A Flight to Remember - S2-E1

Corrected entry: When Bender in with the other robot he is wearing a bow-tie that is magnetic. During the second episode he tells the rest of the crew that magnets make him sing show-tunes. Wouldn't he want to avoid having a magnet on him?

Correction: Bender is only affected by magnets when they are placed on or near his head.

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