Trivia: The robot devil is voiced by Dan Castellaneta, the voice of Homer Simpson.

Trivia: The part of Zapp Brannigan was originally going to go to Phil Hartman, the voice of Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz in The Simpsons, but was changed when he was murdered by his wife in 1998.

Trivia: This is a very good example of the amount of detailed thought in these episodes. In S01E01 we saw Fry fall into the cryogenic tube and get frozen. In Season 5 Episode 8 (The why of Fry) we see this same freezing scene again but in this episode Fry and Nibbler are under the desk arguing since it appears Nibbler was the one to push Fry into the cryogenic tube. In Season 5 Episode 2 (Jurassic Bark) we see the freezing scene again but if you watch the scene where Fry is about to fall into the tube you can see the shadow of Fry and Nibbler on the floor since we learn that they are under the desk from S5E08.

Trivia: Matt Groening has admitted that he named Bender after John Bender from The Breakfast Club.

Trivia: In the opening you can see Amy, Hermes, Kif, Zoidberg, and Zapp Brannigan go by in the people-mover tubes.


Trivia: When the series first started, the animators placed five Alienese letters in the background. IN one poster, it said "drink slurm" and in another, drink was replaced by the five Alienese letters. Going on that, fans of the show were able to decipher the whole language in a couple of hours to decode what was written in graffiti on the wall behind the grate Bender and fry used to escape into the sewers. It said "Venutians (People from Venus) go home".


Trivia: David X. Cohen's name is actually David S. Cohen. He was asked why he changed the middle initial to an X and there are two explanations that he has given. Since there was another David S. Cohen who was member of the WGAE, it was necessary to alter the name, so he decided on the initial X change. One explanation for the letter X is because many aliens have an X in their name, and the other explanation is he thought it sounded cool.

Trivia: Fry's first name, Philip, was given to him in honor of Phil Hartman.

Trivia: It took approximately one hour per frame at thirty frames per second for the 28 or so second intro to be generated in 3D.


Trivia: Two of the original names pitched for Futurama were "Doomsville" and "Aloha Mars".


Trivia: The show's title was taken from one of the main exhibits at the 1939 New York World's Fair.

Trivia: Despite all the references to it in Futurama, Matt Groening has never seen an episode of Star Trek.


Trivia: The version of Baseball in the 31st Century, Blurnsball, came about when, stuck for time, someone put up a schedule for the week with Blurnsday as an eight day.


Trivia: In an act of desperation in searching for an actor to voice Bender, executive producer David X. Cohen auditioned when he was told that his natural voice was funny and robotic sounding. But when he sat in front of the mike and was told to speak in his normal voice, he forgot how.

Trivia: Professor Farnsworth bears a resemblance to Sebastian Cobb, a character who appeared on The Simpsons in the episode "Marge vs. The Monorail."

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