History Trivia / Futurama

24th Dec '17 12:10:46 PM Fangusu
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** According to Creator/BillyWest, [[Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway Ryan]] [[Series/TheDrewCareyShow Stiles]] auditioned to be Dr. Zoidberg, and, [[http://robpaulsenlive.com/episode-47-guest-john-dimaggio/ in his interview with John DiMaggio]], RobPaulsen reveals that he auditioned for Fry. Creator/JohnDiMaggio originally auditioned for Farnsworth, and David X. Cohen himself considered voicing Bender.

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** According to Creator/BillyWest, [[Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway Ryan]] [[Series/TheDrewCareyShow Stiles]] auditioned to be Dr. Zoidberg, and, [[http://robpaulsenlive.com/episode-47-guest-john-dimaggio/ in his interview with John DiMaggio]], RobPaulsen reveals that he auditioned for Fry. Creator/JohnDiMaggio originally auditioned for Farnsworth, and David X. Cohen himself considered voicing Bender.doing Bender's voice by himself.
13th Dec '17 3:39:16 AM cwickham
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** Also, in the ''Simpsons'' episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E9MayoredToTheMob Mayored to the Mob]]", Üter wears a ''Futurama'' shirt (which was changed to a ''Franchise/StarWars'' shirt in reruns for reasons unknown). In an episode of ''Futurama''[[note]]season one's "A Big Piece of Garbage[[/note]], Bender eats the shorts off a Bart Simpson doll (an early 1990s one that had a blue shirt instead of an orange-red one).

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** Also, in the ''Simpsons'' episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E9MayoredToTheMob Mayored to the Mob]]", Üter wears a ''Futurama'' shirt (which was changed to a ''Franchise/StarWars'' shirt in reruns for reasons unknown).shirt. In an episode of ''Futurama''[[note]]season one's "A Big Piece of Garbage[[/note]], Bender eats the shorts off a Bart Simpson doll (an early 1990s one that had a blue shirt instead of an orange-red one).
12th Dec '17 4:46:29 PM ClintEastwood
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* UnfinishedEpisode: There was supposed to be an OriginsEpisode for Scruffy the Janitor in the final season of the revival.



** There was supposed to be an OriginsEpisode for Scruffy the Janitor in the final season of the revival.
2nd Dec '17 3:21:34 PM fruitstripegum
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** Behold [[https://i.imgur.com/zCTeDyq.jpg the early concept art for Fry]].
23rd Nov '17 8:24:16 AM Chasem
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* FaceOfTheBand: While Fry and Leela are the main characters and get the most focus in plots, Bender is considered the face of the show and the most recognizable character, much like Stewie on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and Cartman on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
22nd Nov '17 1:08:31 PM Chasem
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* FaceOfTheBand: While Fry and Leela are the main characters and get the most focus in plots, Bender is considered the face of the show and the most recognizable character, much like Stewie on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and Cartman on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
14th Nov '17 4:37:25 AM ClintEastwood
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** The episode "A Bicyclops Built for Two," in which Leela dates a male cyclops named Alcazar, has an entire sequence that plays out like an episode of ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' (which Katey Sagal was famous for before her stint on ''Futurama''), complete with Leela dressed in Peg's tacky housewife clothes and big red hair ([[ShownTheirWork which is dead on]]), Leela's whiny "''Al''...", and the barrage of DoubleEntendre met with the lewd hoots and hollers of Al's sleazy friends (similar to the way the ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' studio audience reacted to those jokes).
** In "Where No Fan Has Gone Before", Melllvar is handing out copies of his fan screenplay but he notes that he didn't print enough copies so 'George and Walter will have to share'. This is something that actually happened to both actors while working on the original Star Trek.
** In a somewhat obscure example, "Future Stock" isn't the first occasion where Creator/TressMacNeille voices a crotchety old lady who owns one share of a failing company going off on random tangents during a stockholders' meeting. She had an almost identical role in ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}'' three years prior[[note]]see the episode "The Takeover"[[/note]].
** Mark Hamill voices Hanukkah Zombie, who flies around in a [[StarWars TIE Fighter]] with Stars of David on the solar panels. We see it when facing a bunch of solid gold Death Stars.

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** The episode "A [[Recap/FuturamaS2E9ABicyclopsBuiltForTwo A Bicyclops Built for Two," Two]]," in which Leela dates a male cyclops named Alcazar, has an entire sequence that plays out like an episode of ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' (which Katey Sagal was famous for before her stint on ''Futurama''), complete with Leela dressed in Peg's tacky housewife clothes and big red hair ([[ShownTheirWork which is dead on]]), Leela's whiny "''Al''...", and the barrage of DoubleEntendre met with the lewd hoots and hollers of Al's sleazy friends (similar to the way the ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' studio audience reacted to those jokes).
** In "Where "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E11WhereNoFanHasGoneBefore Where No Fan Has Gone Before", Before]]", Melllvar is handing out copies of his fan screenplay but he notes that he didn't print enough copies so 'George and Walter will have to share'. This is something that actually happened to both actors while working on the original Star Trek.
** In a somewhat obscure example, "Future Stock" "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E21FutureStock Future Stock]]" isn't the first occasion where Creator/TressMacNeille voices a crotchety old lady who owns one share of a failing company going off on random tangents during a stockholders' meeting. She had an almost identical role in ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}'' three years prior[[note]]see the episode "The Takeover"[[/note]].
** Mark Hamill Creator/MarkHamill voices Hanukkah Zombie, who flies around in a [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars TIE Fighter]] with Stars of David on the solar panels. We see it when facing a bunch of solid gold Death Stars.



** In "The Mutants Are Revolting", [[Creator/PhilLaMarr Hermes]] is the one who reads the inscription of the [[GreenLantern green ring]] [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague that shoots lasers]].

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** In "The "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E12TheMutantsAreRevolting The Mutants Are Revolting", are Revolting]]", [[Creator/PhilLaMarr Hermes]] is the one who reads the inscription of the [[GreenLantern green ring]] [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague that shoots lasers]].



** From "Silence of the Clamps," when Bender's friends are looking for him at a farm, and they find a Bending Unit whom they believe to be Bender:

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** From "Silence "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E14TheSilenceOfTheClamps The Silence of the Clamps," Clamps]]," when Bender's friends are looking for him at a farm, and they find a Bending Unit whom they believe to be Bender:



** In the segment of "Saturday Morning Fun Pit" that parodies ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', Fry is cast in the role of Shaggy. Creator/BillyWest had previously provided Shaggy's voice for the film ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland''. Likewise, the sketch features Creator/GeorgeTakei playing himself as the criminal disguised as the monster; Takei had played a Scooby-Doo villain just a few years prior in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''.
** Two in ''Leela and the Genestalk'': As Fry and Bender climb up Mom's tower, they see run into Adam West (with his head grafted onto a bat's body) and Burt Ward (whose robot body is colored red). They also mention gruesome torture, a riff on how they end up in booby traps. The second allusion comes when Fry, Leela and Bender are making an escape and pass by [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Finn and Jake]] who're chained and hanging from a wall.

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** In the segment of "Saturday "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E19SaturdayMorningFunPit Saturday Morning Fun Pit" Pit]]" that parodies ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', Fry is cast in the role of Shaggy. Creator/BillyWest had previously provided Shaggy's voice for the film ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland''. Likewise, the sketch features Creator/GeorgeTakei playing himself as the criminal disguised as the monster; Takei had played a Scooby-Doo villain just a few years prior in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''.
** Two in ''Leela "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E22LeelaAndTheGenestalk Leela and the Genestalk'': Genestalk]]": As Fry and Bender climb up Mom's tower, they see run into Adam West (with his head grafted onto a bat's body) and Burt Ward (whose robot body is colored red). They also mention gruesome torture, a riff on how they end up in booby traps. The second allusion comes when Fry, Leela and Bender are making an escape and pass by [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Finn and Jake]] who're chained and hanging from a wall.



* BannedEpisode: "A Tale of Two Santas", the third produced episode in season 3, was banned due to violence. The episode did eventually air in December 2001, but was never shown again, outside of the rare Comedy Central reruns and the DVD release.
* TheCastShowoff: John [=DiMaggio=]'s beatboxing skills pop up a few times, specifically as short-lived character Noticeably F.A.T from "The Luck of the Fryrish" and in two ''Futurama'' openings (from "Spanish Fry" and "Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV") where the theme song is remixed with Billy West's vocals and John [=DiMaggio=]'s beatboxing.

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* BannedEpisode: "A "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E3ATaleOfTwoSantas A Tale of Two Santas", Santas]]", the third produced episode in season 3, was banned due to violence. The episode did eventually air in December 2001, but was never shown again, outside of the rare Comedy Central reruns and the DVD release.
* TheCastShowoff: John [=DiMaggio=]'s TheCastShowoff:
** Creator/JohnDiMaggio's
beatboxing skills pop up a few times, specifically as short-lived character Noticeably F.A.T from "The "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E4LuckOfTheFryish Luck of the Fryrish" Fryish]]" and in two ''Futurama'' openings (from "Spanish Fry" "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E17SpanishFry Spanish Fry]]" and "Bender "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E6BenderShouldNotBeAllowedOnTelevision Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV") Television]]") where the theme song is remixed with Billy West's vocals and John [=DiMaggio=]'s beatboxing.



* ColbertBump: Those not up on classic punk rock were introduced to Music/BlackFlag when their song "TV Party" was featured in "Bender Shouldn't Be Allowed On Television."

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* ColbertBump: Those not up on classic punk rock were introduced to Music/BlackFlag when their song "TV Party" was featured in "Bender Shouldn't "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E6BenderShouldNotBeAllowedOnTelevision Bender Should Not Be Allowed On Television."on Television]]".



** You can now buy [[http://www.amazon.com/Futurama-2013-Wall-Calendar-Groening/dp/0062115278/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1354389279&sr=1-1&keywords=futurama+calendar+2013 The Women of Planet Express calendar]] from "Neutopia".
** The spray-on bikini top (as seen on "When Aliens Attack"[[note]]the episode where aliens from Omicron Persei 8 attack Earth so they can see the season finale of the Ali [=McBeal=] show, ''Single Female Lawyer'', which was cut off after Fry spilled soda on a programming board at a FOX affiliate station[[/note]]) is at least being tested out first to see if it's physically possible.

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** You can now buy [[http://www.amazon.com/Futurama-2013-Wall-Calendar-Groening/dp/0062115278/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1354389279&sr=1-1&keywords=futurama+calendar+2013 The Women of Planet Express calendar]] from "Neutopia".
"[[Recap/FuturamaS6E20Neutopia Neutopia]]".
** The spray-on bikini top (as seen on "When "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E12WhenAliensAttack When Aliens Attack"[[note]]the Attack]]"[[note]]the episode where aliens from Omicron Persei 8 attack Earth so they can see the season finale of the Ali [=McBeal=] show, ''Single Female Lawyer'', which was cut off after Fry spilled soda on a programming board at a FOX affiliate station[[/note]]) is at least being tested out first to see if it's physically possible.



* DevelopmentGag: In the second film, Farnsworth and Wernstrom use a robot called the Pocket Pal for a demonstration. In the show's pre-production stages, the Pocket Pal was supposed to guide Fry by explaining several aspects of the 31st century to him, and thus function as a tool for the audience to understand the show's setting better.

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* DevelopmentGag: In the second film, "[[Recap/FuturamaM2TheBeastWithABillionBacks The Beast with a Billion Backs]]", Farnsworth and Wernstrom use a robot called the Pocket Pal for a demonstration. In the show's pre-production stages, the Pocket Pal was supposed to guide Fry by explaining several aspects of the 31st century to him, and thus function as a tool for the audience to understand the show's setting better.



** The very first episode had a part where Fry is traveling through the transport tubes to "JFK Jr. Airport." Because of JFK Jr.'s mysterious death involving a plane crash, the destination was changed to "Radio City Mutant Hall" (this was even done on the [=DVD=] release, except for the animatic seen on the special features; if you live in the UK or Australia, the "JFK, Jr. Airport" line is still used).
** Most of the imported FOX episodes that now air on Creator/ComedyCentral have parts cut for time reasons rather than content (much like ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''), though there was one odd case: On the episode "Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV," after Hermes asks him, Cubert, and Dwight where they got the things for their swinging party, Tinny Tim's line, "From Bender, my good jerkwad" was changed to "From Bender, my good meatbag."
** The Comedy Central version of "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid" had Bender's line "Hey, let's all join the Reform Party!" changed to [[WereStillRelevantDammit "Hey, let's all join the Tea Party!"]]. The Netflix streaming cut and the DVD has the Reform Party line.
** On two episodes ("The Deep South" and "Bender Gets Made"), the Professor twice yells "Holy (or Sweet) Zombie Jesus!" This line was heard when it aired on FOX ([[ScrewedByTheNetwork if any viewer managed to see it on that channel]]), on Comedy Central, on the [=DVD=]s, and on Netflix. However, the former reruns on TBS' short-lived "Too Funny to Sleep" cartoon block and Cartoon Network's Creator/AdultSwim line-up mutes out the "Jesus" in "Holy (or Sweet) Zombie Jesus!" due to that hypocritical BS&P rule stating that "Oh my God" and its variants (i.e. "Oh God" or "Oh, dear God!" or even "Oh, Lord" and "Good Lord!") are okay, but "Oh, Jesus!" "Christ!" or "Jesus Christ!" is taboo.
** Following the Norway terrorist attacks in July of 2011, the scene in "The Cryonic Woman" where Bender has an arm that used to belong to the Prime Minister of Norway was changed (on most syndicated free-TV airings) to once belonging to a chainsaw juggler. The Netflix American feed once had the "Prime Minister of Norway" cut of the episode, but when they added the last season of the show and rearranged the episodes by broadcast order, the "Chainsaw Juggler" version was used instead. The [=DVD=]s have the original "Prime Minister of Norway" screen.
** The Australian airing of the episode "The Cyber House Rules" cuts out the part where Bender stomps on a baby basket left outside Planet Express, thinking it's a real baby (it was actually a recorded invitation to the Cookieville Minimum Security Orphanarium Reunion).
** [=PickTV=] in the UK and New Zealand edits out a lot of uses of the word "bastard", and the episode "A Clone of My Own" was edited to remove Bender's line "No we don't, you little bedwetter!" after Cubert tells Leela that robots are good at keeping secrets.

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** The very first episode "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E1SpacePilot3000 Space Pilot 3000]]" had a part where Fry is traveling through the transport tubes to "JFK Jr. Airport." Because of JFK Jr.'s mysterious death involving a plane crash, the destination was changed to "Radio City Mutant Hall" (this was even done on the [=DVD=] release, except for the animatic seen on the special features; if you live in the UK or Australia, the "JFK, Jr. Airport" line is still used).
** Most of the imported FOX episodes that now air on Creator/ComedyCentral have parts cut for time reasons rather than content (much like ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''), though there was one odd case: On the episode "Bender "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E6BenderShouldNotBeAllowedOnTelevision Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV," Television]]", after Hermes asks him, Cubert, and Dwight where they got the things for their swinging party, Tinny Tim's line, "From Bender, my good jerkwad" was changed to "From Bender, my good meatbag."
** The Comedy Central version of "The "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E7TheDayTheEarthStoodStupid The Day the The Earth Stood Stupid" Stupid]]" had Bender's line "Hey, let's all join the Reform Party!" changed to [[WereStillRelevantDammit "Hey, let's all join the Tea Party!"]]. The Netflix streaming cut and the DVD has the Reform Party line.
** On two episodes ("The ("[[Recap/FuturamaS2E12TheDeepSouth The Deep South" South]]" and "Bender "[[Recap/FuturamaS2E13BenderGetsMade Bender Gets Made"), Made]]"), the Professor twice yells "Holy (or Sweet) Zombie Jesus!" This line was heard when it aired on FOX ([[ScrewedByTheNetwork if any viewer managed to see it on that channel]]), on Comedy Central, on the [=DVD=]s, and on Netflix. However, the former reruns on TBS' short-lived "Too Funny to Sleep" cartoon block and Cartoon Network's Creator/AdultSwim line-up mutes out the "Jesus" in "Holy (or Sweet) Zombie Jesus!" due to that hypocritical BS&P rule stating that "Oh my God" and its variants (i.e. "Oh God" or "Oh, dear God!" or even "Oh, Lord" and "Good Lord!") are okay, but "Oh, Jesus!" "Christ!" or "Jesus Christ!" is taboo.
** Following the Norway terrorist attacks in July of 2011, the scene in "The "[[Recap/FuturamaS2E19TheCryonicWoman The Cryonic Woman" Woman]]" where Bender has an arm that used to belong to the Prime Minister of Norway was changed (on most syndicated free-TV airings) to once belonging to a chainsaw juggler. The Netflix American feed once had the "Prime Minister of Norway" cut of the episode, but when they added the last season of the show and rearranged the episodes by broadcast order, the "Chainsaw Juggler" version was used instead. The [=DVD=]s have the original "Prime Minister of Norway" screen.
** The Australian airing of the episode "The "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E9TheCyberHouseRules The Cyber House Rules" Rules]]" cuts out the part where Bender stomps on a baby basket left outside Planet Express, thinking it's a real baby (it was actually a recorded invitation to the Cookieville Minimum Security Orphanarium Reunion).
** [=PickTV=] in the UK and New Zealand edits out a lot of uses of the word "bastard", and the episode "A "[[Recap/FuturamaS2E10ACloneOfMyOwn A Clone of My Own" Own]]" was edited to remove Bender's line "No we don't, you little bedwetter!" after Cubert tells Leela that robots are good at keeping secrets.



* GeniusBonus: In real life, Professor ''Philo'' Farnsworth was the inventor of cathode-ray video transmission, which brought us television, which brought us ''Futurama.''

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In real life, Professor ''Philo'' Farnsworth was the inventor of cathode-ray video transmission, which brought us television, which brought us ''Futurama.''



** The episode "A Clone of My Own" features the sound of the Scout Speeders from ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' used in a chase scene.

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** The episode "A "[[Recap/FuturamaS2E10ACloneOfMyOwn A Clone of My Own" Own]]" features the sound of the Scout Speeders from ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' used in a chase scene.



* MutuallyFictional: ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''Futurama'' play with this in the TV show, with Matt Groening's cameos on each being the creator of the other.

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* MutuallyFictional: ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''Futurama'' play with this in the TV show, with Matt Groening's Creator/MattGroening's cameos on each being the creator of the other.



* RecycledScript: The episode "The Six Million Dollar Mon" had a plot very similar to the ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'' episode "Farewell, 2 Arms"; both episodes involve a character obtaining a replacement for one of their body parts, then they begin replacing more of their body with new parts until eventually they attempt to complete their transformation by replacing their brain or their entire head. In the end, the character's consciousness is put into their reassembled old body while the body made with new parts becomes a separate entity and antagonizes them.

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* RecycledScript: "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E7TheSixMillionDollarMon The episode "The Six Million Dollar Mon" Mon]]" had a plot very similar to the ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'' episode "Farewell, 2 Arms"; both episodes involve a character obtaining a replacement for one of their body parts, then they begin replacing more of their body with new parts until eventually they attempt to complete their transformation by replacing their brain or their entire head. In the end, the character's consciousness is put into their reassembled old body while the body made with new parts becomes a separate entity and antagonizes them.



* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Resulting in an extended TakeThat in ''Bender's Big Score'' against the "Box Network".

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Resulting in an extended TakeThat in ''Bender's "[[Recap/FuturamaM1BendersBigScore Bender's Big Score'' Score]]" against the "Box Network".



** Bound to happen with any long-running show that makes joking comparisons to technology of the time. One of the most glaring examples would be in the episode ''When Aliens Attack'' when the crew were unable to find a VHS of a show called 'Single Female Lawyer' (due to most VHS's being damaged during the second coming of Jesus). No more than a year after the episode aired, VHS's were pretty much overshadowed by the superior DVD format, and a decade after that, most TV shows can be easily found online in one format or another (legally or otherwise).

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** Bound to happen with any long-running show that makes joking comparisons to technology of the time. One of the most glaring examples would be in the episode ''When "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E12WhenAliensAttack When Aliens Attack'' Attack]]" when the crew were unable to find a VHS of a show called 'Single Female Lawyer' (due to most VHS's being damaged during the second coming of Jesus). No more than a year after the episode aired, VHS's were pretty much overshadowed by the superior DVD format, and a decade after that, most TV shows can be easily found online in one format or another (legally or otherwise).



* UnCanceled: Once upon a time in 1999, FOX had been giving the show an inconsistent airing time after season one, and the show was frequently pre-empted by football games. Once, they didn't even bother with the football game and just ran commercials for 10 minutes where the first act should have been. For obvious reasons, this led to disappointing viewer turnout and ratings, despite the pilot episode ("Space Pilot 3000") being ''the'' highest rated premiere in the history of the FOX Network. Soon, it was announced that FOX had cancelled the show after the episode "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings", which was written to serve as a potential GrandFinale.\\

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* UnCanceled: Once upon a time in 1999, FOX had been giving the show an inconsistent airing time after season one, and the show was frequently pre-empted by football games. Once, they didn't even bother with the football game and just ran commercials for 10 minutes where the first act should have been. For obvious reasons, this led to disappointing viewer turnout and ratings, despite the pilot episode ("Space Pilot 3000") being ''the'' highest rated premiere in the history of the FOX Network. Soon, it was announced that FOX had cancelled the show after the episode "The "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E18TheDevilsHandsAreIdlePlaythings The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings", Playthings]]", which was written to serve as a potential GrandFinale.\\



** "When Aliens Attack" is built around a parody of ''Series/AllyMcBeal'', which was topical at the time, but the show quickly fell out of public consciousness after going off the air.
** "Decision 3012" is set around the premise of getting a qualified, passionate but young politician elected President of Earth, but his opponents start spreading rumors that he was not born on Earth and thereby cannot become president. The episode aired during the 2012 election campaign, featuring UsefulNotes/BarakObama running for a second term and the exact thing became an issue in his first presidential bid.
** "Proposition Infinity" is about the efforts to allow robosexual marriage as an analogy to same sex marriage. In 2016 in the United States, a federal ruling allowed same sex marriage across all the states, rendering the topical nature of the episode dated.

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** "When "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E12WhenAliensAttack When Aliens Attack" Attack]]" is built around a parody of ''Series/AllyMcBeal'', which was topical at the time, but the show quickly fell out of public consciousness after going off the air.
** "Decision 3012" "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E3Decision3012 Decision 3012]]" is set around the premise of getting a qualified, passionate but young politician elected President of Earth, but his opponents start spreading rumors that he was not born on Earth and thereby cannot become president. The episode aired during the 2012 election campaign, featuring UsefulNotes/BarakObama running for a second term and the exact thing became an issue in his first presidential bid.
** "Proposition Infinity" "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E4PropositionInfinity Proposition Infinity]]" is about the efforts to allow robosexual marriage as an analogy to same sex marriage. In 2016 in the United States, a federal ruling allowed same sex marriage across all the states, rendering the topical nature of the episode dated.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Eric Rogers revealed that they considered making a {{claymation}} segment for the episode "Reincarnation," but didn't due to time constraints and money issues.
** Several titles for this series were considered before Groening and Cohen settled on ''Futurama''. Among these working titles were ''Aloha, Mars!'' and ''Doomsville''.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Eric Rogers revealed that they considered making a {{claymation}} segment for the episode "Reincarnation," "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E26Reincarnation Reincarnation]]" but didn't due to time constraints and money issues.
** Several titles for this series were considered before Groening and Cohen settled on ''Futurama''. Among these working titles were ''Aloha, Mars!'' and ''Doomsville''.
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** Hermes was originally going to have the Brain Slug on his head for all of season two instead of just the season two episode "Raging Bender."

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** Hermes was originally going to have the Brain Slug on his head for all of season two instead of just the season two episode "Raging Bender.""[[Recap/FuturamaS2E8RagingBender Raging Bender]]"



** In Zapp Brannigan's introductory episode, "Love's Labours Lost in Space", he was supposed to get fatter every time he reappeared on screen, but the animators were too disgusted by the results to do it.
** The episode "Roswell That Ends Well" was originally written as a WhatIf short for "Anthology of Interest II", but was cut after the story got long enough to be its own episode.
** In the episode "Jurassic Bark", Fry's ''mother'' was originally going to be the fossilized remnant from Fry's past that he tries to revive, only to stop at the last minute, but the writers and producers rejected it as being more depressing than the dog story, ''somehow''. The writers did end up making an episode where Fry reunites with his mother again ("Game of Tones") and it's just as tearjerking as this episode.

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** In Zapp Brannigan's introductory episode, "Love's Labours "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E4LovesLaborsLostInSpace Love's Labors Lost in Space", Space]]", he was supposed to get fatter every time he reappeared on screen, but the animators were too disgusted by the results to do it.
** The episode "Roswell That "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E19RoswellThatEndsWell Roswell that Ends Well" Well]]" was originally written as a WhatIf short for "Anthology "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E18AnthologyOfInterestII Anthology of Interest II", II]]", but was cut after the story got long enough to be its own episode.
** In the episode "Jurassic Bark", "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E7JurassicBark Jurassic Bark]]", Fry's ''mother'' was originally going to be the fossilized remnant from Fry's past that he tries to revive, only to stop at the last minute, but the writers and producers rejected it as being more depressing than the dog story, ''somehow''. The writers did end up making an episode where Fry reunites with his mother again ("Game of Tones") and it's just as tearjerking as this episode.




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* WorkingTitle: Several titles for this series were considered before Groening and Cohen settled on ''Futurama''. Among these working titles were ''Aloha, Mars!'' and ''Doomsville''.
10th Nov '17 12:47:23 AM DemonSharkKisame
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* ChannelHop: From FOX, to reruns on Creator/CartoonNetwork, to made-for-DVD, to Comedy Central. And hopefully to another channel or another platform like Netflix or Hulu, now that Comedy Central has announced that they aren't going to air any more episodes.

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* ChannelHop: From FOX, to reruns on Creator/CartoonNetwork, to made-for-DVD, to Comedy Central. And hopefully Central, and, as of 11/11/2017, to another channel or another platform like Netflix or Hulu, now that Comedy Central has announced that they aren't going to air any more episodes.{{Creator/Syfy}}.
4th Oct '17 8:24:11 AM SeptimusHeap
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** In the segment of "Saturday Morning Fun Pit" that parodies ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', Fry is cast in the role of Shaggy. BillyWest had previously provided Shaggy's voice for the film ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland''. Likewise, the sketch features Creator/GeorgeTakei playing himself as the criminal disguised as the monster; Takei had played a Scooby-Doo villain just a few years prior in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''.

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** In the segment of "Saturday Morning Fun Pit" that parodies ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', Fry is cast in the role of Shaggy. BillyWest Creator/BillyWest had previously provided Shaggy's voice for the film ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland''. Likewise, the sketch features Creator/GeorgeTakei playing himself as the criminal disguised as the monster; Takei had played a Scooby-Doo villain just a few years prior in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''.
6th Sep '17 5:29:31 AM Robbyn
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!!Trivia tropes

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!!Trivia tropes!!The show



* NoExportForYou: The UK version got cancelled at the end of 2013 due to catching up with the US originals. The next issue would've used content from the issue still on sale in the Us, and the following one would've overtaken the source! However, this means that the US issues 69 onwards will not be reprinted in the UK unless they get re-released as trade paperbacks.


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!!The Comic
* NoExportForYou: The UK version got cancelled at the end of 2013 due to catching up with the US originals. The next issue would've used content from the issue still on sale in the Us, and the following one would've overtaken the source! However, this means that the US issues 69 onwards will not be reprinted in the UK unless they get re-released as trade paperbacks.
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