Futurama

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

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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.

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I, Roommate - S1-E3

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

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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.

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Futurestock - S4-E9

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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".

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Space Pilot 3000 - S1-E1

Trivia: If you watch closely, after Fry is leaning on the chair just after the countdown to ten reaches zero and he loses his balance, they cut to a close-up of the chair's legs falling over. You can see Nibbler's shadow cast on the wall in front of him. This was however retroactively added to the first season DVD. In the original airing of the pilot on TV Nibbler's shadow was not present.

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

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My Three Suns - S1-E7

Trivia: One of the pictures on Bender's sash is that of Homer Simpson (of another famous Matt Groening cartoon).

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

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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.

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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.

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Spanish Fry - S5-E12

Trivia: When Lrr and Nd-Nd are dining at the park, trying to get in "the mood", Lrr gets very agitated at his wife. He jumps up and screams to her "One of these days, Nd-Nd, bang. Zoom. Straight to the third moon of Omicron Persei 8." This is a spin-off from the 50s TV show The Honeymooners, in which one of the characters says almost the exact same thing to his wife, Alice.

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Put Your Head on My Shoulder - S2-E10

Trivia: In this episode, when Fry and Amy are on Mercury, the only petrol station is called Hg's Gas. Hg is, of course, the elemental symbol for Mercury on the periodic table.

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Love's Labors Lost in Space - S1-E4

Trivia: The creatures on the list are: Purple Fruit Snake, Sharktopus, Chilean Space Bass, Parasitic Puppy, Gretchen Mole, WIndy Shrimp, Vampire Slug, Excommunicate, Four-Legged Mimic, Molotov Cockatoo and Hermaphlamingo.

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Fry and the Slurm Factory - S2-E4

Trivia: Glurmo's original name was "Slurmy Slonka".

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That's Lobstertainment! - S3-E8

Trivia: Harold Zoid's name is a nod to the famous silent movie star, Harold Lloyd.

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I, Roommate - S1-E3

Trivia: The title of this episode ("I, Roommate") is a parody of one of Isaac Asimov's books, entitled "I, Robot."

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Episode Two: The Series Has Landed - S1-E2

Trivia: The creators were well into the late animation stage when they realized that the original moon lander had left the moon. They then added the plaque in the background that says "Returned by the historical sticklers society".

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Episode Two: The Series Has Landed - S1-E2

Trivia: When Amy is trying to get the keys out of the claw machine the games in the background have names like "Gender-Neutral Pac-Person" and "Mortal Kooperation(sic)"

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Brannigan Begin Again - S2-E6

Trivia: One of the pieces in Bender and Fry's chess game at the beginning of the episode is Lurr of the Planet Omicron Persei 8.

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Episode Two: The Series Has Landed - S1-E2

Trivia: The black and white scene Leela and Fry witness on the ride "Destination Moon" (In which the man says to his wife "One of these days, Alice, bang. Zoom. Straight to the moon.") is a scene from the 1950s TV show called "The Honeymooners".

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Jurassic Bark - S5-E2

Trivia: When Fry goes to the freezing place and discovers that he was sent on a hoax, he puts the pizza on the table, Nibblers eye pops out from the bin (it is revealed that Nibbler pushes Fry into the freezing unit).

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The Why of Fry - S5-E8

Trivia: At the beginning of the episode, when Fry walks into the room wearing an orange space suit, you can see that Amy is busy reading a book (so busy she doesn't mind the odd liquid inside Zoidberg's bathtub being splattered all over her). The book's title is "Martians are from Mars, Venutians are from Venus."

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When Aliens Attack - S2-E3

Trivia: Omicron Persei is actually a real star 1000 light years away from earth.

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Anthology of Interest 2 - S4-E3

Trivia: On the DVD commentary, David Cohens mentions that Matt Groening's favourite line in the entire show is 'You watched it, you can't unwatch it. Stay tuned for more Tales Of Interest' spoken by Maurice La Marche as the narrator for this episode. Groening confirms this himself.

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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.

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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.

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Jurassic Bark - S5-E2

Trivia: The episode's downbeat ending, with Seymour waiting outsize the Pizza restaurant, mirrors the story of a Japanese dog called Hachiko, who spent 10 years waiting on a train station for his master who died at work and never returned. Page on Hachiko.

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Crimes of the Hot - S5-E1

Trivia: The scientist with the degree in homeopathic medicine has a degree from Evergreen State College, creator Matt Groening's alma mater.

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A Tale of Two Santas - S4-E2

Trivia: In the elves' workshop, Leela turns the controls up to the highest speed. This is a reference to a classic episode of I Love Lucy, where Lucy works in a chocolate factory, and the candies come out on the conveyor belt much too fast for her to wrap.

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Fry and the Slurm Factory - S2-E4

Trivia: In the Slurm ad, there's a condition for the competition which fills the screen and is written in Alienese. It says "the following species are ineligible: Space wasps, Space beavers, any other species with the word space in front, space chickens and the elusive yak-face."

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Xmas Story - S2-E8

Trivia: When Fry is in the pet shop looking for a present for Leela, the one eared rabbit in the cage, is a character from Matt Groening's first comic strip, Life in Hell.

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Fry and the Slurm Factory - S2-E4

Trivia: When the professor is playing 3-D scrabble, his letters appear to spell "futurama"

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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.

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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.

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Mars University - S2-E2

Trivia: On the audio commentary, it says that Dean Vernon was named after John Vernon from Animal House .

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Fry and the Slurm Factory - S2-E4

Trivia: At the beginning when they are flying through the city on the big screen is one of Matt Groening's first Simpsons cartoons.

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Parasites Lost - S3-E4

Trivia: When the main characters are watching Fry through the two-way mirror, Hermes is eating popcorn out of a jai alai scoop. This is explained in a deleted scene, where Hermes says someone is stealing silverware from the kitchen so everyone has to use the scoops. The missing silverware is also explained in a deleted scene, where it's explained that the parasites are forcing Fry to eat silverware because they need metal for their city. When the group goes inside Fry to get rid of the parasites, you can see the top of a butter knife as part of one of the buildings.

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

Trivia: When Bender and Fry are with the Robot-Devil and he spins the wheel to decide whose hands he'll give to Fry, each and every name that appears on the wheel (freeze frame to see them all) are robots that have actually appeared in the series at one point or another. Verified on the DVD commentary.

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The Route of All Evil - S5-E3

Trivia: Cubert is reading a "Radioactive Man" comic from The Simpsons.

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Dan Moat

Jurassic Bark - S5-E2

Trivia: The final "tear-jerker" sequence cuts exactly 12 times - one for every year the dog waited.

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Crimes of the Hot - S5-E1

Trivia: When the head of Al Gore meets everyone in the big dome to discuss the problem with Global Warming, he comments that, according to his books, "Earth in a Balance" and "Harry Potter and the Balance of Earth", that everyone needed to protect the Earth from global warming and "black wizards." Then it cuts to Tim the Wizard, from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, sitting in the audience, rolling his eyes and saying "Sure, blame the wizards..." Also, whenever Gore shows that the prize for whoever can solve the global warming problem is a bag of moon sapphires, Tim says "Sapphires? I can use this to get through the gate. hahahaha..."

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The Six Million Dollar Mon - S7-E7

Trivia: The graffiti in Alienese on Yuri's building translates to "If you lived here, you'd be homeless by now."

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Meanwhile - S7-E26

Trivia: While at Luna Park, Bender throws a beer bottle and it sticks in the moon-head creature's eye. This is a reference to the image of the man in the moon with a bullet in his eye, from the 1902 French film, A Trip to the Moon (considered to be the first sci-fi movie).

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Mobius Dick - S6-E21

Trivia: Amy's mother says, "My days of joy and luck are over. Guess I have to leave that club." This is a reference to the novel "Joy Luck Club," the film adaptation of which starred the voice actor for Amy and her mother, Lauren Tom.

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Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch - S5-E5

Trivia: Professor says they are going to deliver something to Nigel 7. In The Simpsons (also created by Matt Groening), the two aliens Kang and Kodos are from Rigel 7.

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I Second That Emotion - S2-E5

Trivia: In this episode, when the crew goes down to the sewers, they meet the mutants, then go back to the village. Just when they start to gather round for the song, you can see Leela's parents. However, we don't learn about Leela's parents until later on.

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I Second That Emotion - S2-E5

Trivia: The broken bottle that Bender tries to use to kill Nibbler is labeled "Goose Laxatives."

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

Trivia: On the commentary, Matt Groening says that in this episode every major character that has appeared in the show from the very start shows up in this one.

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That's Lobstertainment! - S3-E8

Trivia: At the awards you can very briefly see Jar Jar Binks from Star Wars in a head jar (his head is purple for some reason).

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2-D Blacktop - S7-E14

Trivia: The chandelier that Bender carries to the ship is a duplicate of the Mother Ship in the 1977 classic "Close Encounters of the Third Kind".

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

Trivia: As Bender stops Zoidberg from eating, he says "Hold on, Sigmund", a possible reference to the title character in the 1970's Sid and Marty Kroft live action kids show "Sigmund and the Sea Monsters".

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

Trivia: As the crew get out to explore the planet for food, Leela says that "The planet is Class M, so we should be able to find some Roddenberries", a direct nod to Star Trek and its creator, Gene Roddenberry.

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When Aliens Attack - S2-E3

Trivia: This episode has a couple of nods to Sci-Fi movies. In the initial attack on Monument beach, the Omicronians destroy the White House the same as Independence Day. Later, Fry is wearing the same helmet as the Rebels in Star Wars, and the Planet Express ship goes by a turret that is copied from the Death Star's turrets.

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Where No Fan Has Gone Before - S4-E12

Trivia: As Sulu is telling the story, the vessel firing the rocket with the "sacred texts" of 79 episodes, six movies, and blooper reel, with minor differences, very closely resembles the Eagle vehicles in the British Sci-Fi series Space: 1999.

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Roswell That Ends Well - S4-E1

Trivia: As the Planet Express ship flies into the hangar, look at the windows of the hangar. They spell out the word "DAMNED"

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A Leela of Her Own - S4-E10

Trivia: As the crew look at Blernsball displays, they come to races that broke the color barrier. The uniform and cap on the second one has the Star Trek logos on them, and the fourth is a native of the planet Sharron (Seen in the Star Trek episode "Let That Be Your Last Battleground").

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A Head in the Polls - S2-E7

Trivia: As Amy talks to the Hemp party representative, the representative for the Bull Space Moose Party is Bullwinkle J. Moose with antennae on his horns.

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A Head in the Polls - S2-E7

Trivia: In the beginning, Bender and Fry are watching an episode of "The Scary Door", based on The Twilight Zone. In it, a man is billed as "The Last Man On Earth", and he is walking into a library. This is a mirror of the episode "Time Enough At Last", where the man is the survivor of a bombing holocaust, and winds up at a public library, saying there was time at last to read.

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Brannigan Begin Again - S2-E6

Trivia: In the opening, Fry and Bender are playing Holographic Chess. The setup (including the alcove they're in) is paying homage to the chess scene in "Star Wars" between Chewbacca and R2D2.

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I Second That Emotion - S2-E5

Trivia: When being shown around the sewers, the group comes to the church. When Fry looks inside, the set up is done as cathedral in the movie "Beneath the Planet of the Apes", the second of the original "Ape" series.

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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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Murder on the Planet Express - S7-E24

Trivia: There is an outside shot of the Planet Express at the start of the scene where they meet Dan McMasters. During this shot, a truck is visible driving with arcade cabinets attached to the back. One of the cabinets shows the Fix-It Felix, Jr. game from the movie Wreck-It Ralph.

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