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.

I, Roommate - S1-E3

Trivia: Bender's apartment number is 00100100 which, on the ASCII chart, is a Dollar sign.

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


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

My Three Suns - S1-E7

Trivia: In the scene where Amy is seen soaking her fingers (but not in that shot), one water-person on the far left has a face identical to that of Marge Simpson as depicted in the Tracy Ullman Simpsons shorts.

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: 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".

Space Pilot 3000 - S1-E1

Trivia: One of the heads you see when Leela chases Fry through the head museum is Futurama writer/creator Matt Groening's.

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.

The Route of All Evil - S5-E3

Trivia: The voice actor for Dwight left to do a film in China before the show was finalised, and didn't return until 10 months later. This meant that the episode couldn't be improved completely until their return, thus it was aired in the fifth season.

Dan Moat

Hell is Other Robots - S1-E9

Trivia: In the original ending for this episode (as seen in the DVD's deleted scenes), Bender says he'll be less like his old self when robot hell freezes over, to which Fry replies that it does freeze over during the winter. He reads this out of a book. In the aired ending, when Leela asks Bender to be less like his old self, he asks her if she could stand a 100' drop (or something), and Fry says "Good ol' Bender." However, you can still see the book in his hand from the original ending.


Season 5 generally

Trivia: This season was compiled of previously unaired episodes. There were 4 production seasons, but not all of the episodes had been aired due to various reasons. These include Fox thinking some were inappropriate (including "Tale of Two Santas") and schedules being limited.

Dan Moat

Fear of a Bot Planet - S1-E5

Trivia: The planet Chapek Nine, where they deliver the goods to, is named after the author who coined the term robot.

Mars University - S2-E2

Trivia: In Mars University, when Fry goes to the arcade he passes a game and the prizes are a Homer or Bart Simpson figure.

Amy Dobbins

Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles - S5-E7

Trivia: Pazuzu, Dr. Farnsworth's gargoyle, is named after a winged demon in Mesopotamian folklore that protected pregnant women.

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

Futurestock - S4-E9

Trivia: The banner in the robot bar mitzvah translates to 'Today I am a robot'.

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