Futurama

Futurama (1999)

26 corrected entries in season 5

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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]

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

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?

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.).

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..).

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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