Futurama (1999)

20 corrected entries in season 1

(4 votes)

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.

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.


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.

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. (00:05:55)

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

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.

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.


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

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.


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.

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 Premium member

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. (00:10:00)

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.

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.


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. (00:17:30)

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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