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29th Apr '17 7:20:22 AM DrNoPuma
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* ClingyAquaticLife: [[spoiler:Leela]] falls into a mutagenic lake. At first it appears that [[spoiler:she]] has an octopus for a head, but it turns out to be a real octopus atop [[spoiler:her]] head. An octopus that used to be a little girl named Virginia.
23rd Apr '17 4:39:06 PM N8han11
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** [[spoiler: The Leela/Zapp plot of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela".]]
*** Though to be fair, it was only done [[spoiler: to prevent a sentient death-star-like machine from destroying the planet.]]

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** [[spoiler: The Leela/Zapp plot of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela".]]
*** Though to be fair, it was only
"In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela",]] done [[spoiler: to prevent a sentient death-star-like machine from destroying the planet.]]



* ButtMonkey: Zoidberg and Kif, presumably unrelated to their biology, though Fry falls into the category many times as well.
** Tinny Tim as well.
*** He seems to be well aware of it - "You raised my hopes then dashed them quite expertly, sir"

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* ButtMonkey: ButtMonkey:
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Zoidberg and Kif, presumably unrelated to their biology, though Fry falls into the category many times as well.
** Tinny Tim as well.
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well. He seems to be well aware of it - "You raised my hopes then dashed them quite expertly, sir"



*** This becomes NightmareFuel when combined with Farnsworth licking his lips after stating this. This is a common reaction when someone is remembering something that the person considers delicious. In other words, ''Farnsworth has eaten a heart before.''



*** On a less significant scale, these characters show importance later on (in the form of a ChekhovsArmy): Scruffy (the janitor (owns half the company)), Robot Santa (important in the movies), President Nixon (introduced as a throwaway and then proceeds to fuck up the earth royally more than once (no surprise)), the Harlem Globetrotters (... they're all brilliant applied physicists), Amy (turns out she's a brilliant grad student), the Robot Devil (sorta).

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*** On a less significant scale, these several characters show importance later on (in the form of a ChekhovsArmy): Scruffy (the janitor (owns half the company)), Robot Santa (important in the movies), President Nixon (introduced as a throwaway and then proceeds to fuck up the earth royally more than once (no surprise)), the Harlem Globetrotters (... they're all brilliant applied physicists), Amy (turns out she's a brilliant grad student), the Robot Devil (sorta).



*** It could simply be that, due to the better medical science of the 31st century, characters simply don't age as rapidly. For example, it's very rare for anyone nowadays to live past 110, yet the Near-Death Star in the 31st century is full of people who are 160 when admitted. The Professor himself is at least 161 before a trip to the Fountain of Aging, as shown on the age-o-meter.



** In ''X'Mas Story'' the Professor says they use palm trees as X'Mas trees because Pine trees are now extinct, yet earlier in the same episode we see a bunch of pine trees. Granted, they are probably artificial, seeing as they are collapsible, but this just begs the question, why don't they use artificial trees instead of palm trees?
*** While the authenticity of the trees in that episode is disputed, "Spanish Fry" definitely shows pine trees in the background of the forest scenes and those are confirmed to be naturally preserved woods by the informational video on Bigfoot so those are certainly real.

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** In ''X'Mas Story'' the Professor says they use palm trees as X'Mas trees because Pine trees are now extinct, yet earlier in the same episode we see a bunch of pine trees. Granted, they are probably artificial, seeing as they are collapsible, but this just begs the question, why don't they use artificial trees instead of palm trees? \n*** While the authenticity of the trees in that episode is disputed, "Spanish Fry" definitely shows pine trees in the background of the forest scenes and those are confirmed to be naturally preserved woods by the informational video on Bigfoot so those are certainly real.



*** Possible {{Fridge Brilliance}}, Nimoy first wrote the book I am Not Spock, which dealt with his feelings towards Star Trek and his conflicting identity as himself and as Spock, who was he was often conflated with by fans. Later, he wrote I Am Spock, which detailed his acceptance of the role and how it played into his life from there on out.
*** Of course it gets even more complicated a few episodes later in "A Taste of Freedom," where the presence of the Klingon Embassy implies that elements of the Franchise/StarTrek universe actually exist in the WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} universe...



*** Might only apply when both partners are Decapodians, also their method of reproduction is probably different so it wouldn't count.
*** Or maybe it was Farnsworth's body the one transfering its... Ergh! Do you really want to overthink that one?
23rd Apr '17 4:28:43 PM N8han11
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** Then again, she had just broken up with Kif and was saddened by it, so she hooked up with Bender, who has none of Kif's traits.
** Actually, the real NegativeContinuity comes from the failure to RetCon why robosexuality is forbidden. They had already made a very good explanation of that in a previous episode.



** Actually, in an interview, [[WordOfGod Ken Keeler]] specified: "I took great pains in the script never to say that the Galactic Entity (as we called it) was in fact God, and fought some battles over that point during the rewrite."
2nd Apr '17 2:23:00 PM rafi
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* AndADietCoke: A rather BlackHumor version of this occurs when the Omnicronians demand restitution for the humans eating their young.
-->'''Lrrr:''' Very well, you provide us with 198 billion humans. And an order of fries.
-->'''Ndnd''' ''(nagging tone)'' Lrrr...
-->'''Lrrr:''' All right! Cottage cheese!
24th Mar '17 3:08:12 PM toregg
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* CountingToThree: Ndnd does this to a baby when it jumps into Leela's mouth in "The Problem With Popplers" in a different language.
17th Mar '17 8:29:55 AM secretfan14
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* CuteClumsyGirl: Amy, for comedy reasons. The creators wanted to have a female slapstick character that's always getting herself hurt, since they're almost always male (in western animation, at any rate).



* {{Dojikko}}: Amy, for comedy reasons. The creators wanted to have a female slapstick character that's always getting herself hurt, since they're almost always male (in western animation, at any rate).
5th Mar '17 10:41:42 AM Merlyn_LeRoy
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* AerithAndBob:
24th Feb '17 4:50:22 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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* AsHimself: In "Where No Fan Has Gone Before" (otherwise known as the ''Series/StarTrek'' episode), every member of [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original cast]] reprised their role, playing both themselves, AND were forced to play TOS' old characters "as themselves" during the episode. [[CharacterOutlivesActor Well,]] [[FakeShemp ALMOST]] [[RedShirt every]] [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute member...]]

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* AsHimself: In "Where No Fan Has Gone Before" (otherwise known as the ''Series/StarTrek'' episode), every member of [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original cast]] reprised their role, playing both themselves, AND were forced to play TOS' old characters "as themselves" during the episode. [[CharacterOutlivesActor Well,]] [[FakeShemp ALMOST]] [[RedShirt every]] [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute member...]]]] (Doohan was still alive at the time the episode was written, but in deteriorating health. The working title of the episode was "We Got Everyone But Scotty").
9th Feb '17 3:29:30 AM Codefreak5
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** Originally, the professor's catchphrase was "But I am already in my pajamas". It was used in only the first two episodes and never used again. His catchphrase instead became "Good news, everyone!"
31st Jan '17 9:10:15 PM tv1995
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** Though he technically hadn't begun the role yet, Phil Hartman was scheduled to voice Zapp Brannigan. After Hartman's murder, the role of Zapp Brannigan was given to Billy West. Fry was renamed Philip in his honor.
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