History Trivia / Futurama

15th May '16 5:47:14 PM nombretomado
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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 ''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 ''MarriedWithChildren'' studio audience reacted to those jokes).

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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 ''MarriedWithChildren'' ''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 ''MarriedWithChildren'' ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' studio audience reacted to those jokes).
20th Apr '16 6:19:23 PM eroock
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** Also, in the ''Simpsons'' episode ''Mayored to the Mob'', Üter wears a ''Futurama'' shirt (which was changed to a ''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 ''Mayored ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E9MayoredToTheMob Mayored to the Mob'', Mob]]'', Üter wears a ''Futurama'' shirt (which was changed to a ''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).
18th Apr '16 2:08:59 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** ''Futurama'' had a dream cast comprised of many of the most accomplished voice actors of the past thirty years - between Creator/BillyWest, TressMacNeille, MauriceLaMarche, FrankWelker, KathSoucie, and JohnDiMaggio, they've contributed to nearly every well-known or beloved animated show since the 80's and 90's. PhilLamarr and Dave Herman, who were arguably more known as comics before ''Futurama'', have since made an impact in the voice acting world (along with their fellow ''MadTV'' castmates NicoleSullivan and Alex Borstein) as well. Needless to say, this trope will be a long list.
** The Robot Devil is [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson (and other Simpsons characters, like Barney Gumble, Hans Moleman, Groundskeeper Willie, Mayor Quimby, Arnie Pie the helicopter reporter, Grampa Simpson, Sideshow Mel, and Krusty the Clown)]] and ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'' (in the short-lived cartoon series, not the video games).
** Nibbler is [[{{Transformers}} Megatron]] (and a bunch of [[FrankWelker other people...and animals...and monsters...]])
** Fry is the voice of the bee from the Honey Nut Cheerios commercials, the red M&M, WesternAnimation/{{Doug}} Funnie (who, like Fry, is a fish out of water who has a crush on a girl with weird colored hair), ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy''s Stimpy ([[TalkingToHimself and Ren]] when the original voice of Ren [John Kricfalusi] was fired). Hell, name a cartoon made between the early 1990s and now, Creator/BillyWest [[ManOfAThousandVoices has probably been in it]].
** The voice of Bender is Shnitzel from ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'', Wakka and Kimahri from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', Gilgamesh in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' (using his "Robot Santa" voice. Check it out [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLMESEpqw-s here]]), Marcus Fenix from ''GearsOfWar'', Chris Creely, one of the announcers in ''MadWorld'', Gonza in ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', Jake in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (sounding exactly like Bender, only less drunk and less of a jerkass), Dr. Drakken and Motor Ed from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', Brother Blood from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', and Rico from ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar''.
** Amy is [[WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor Kuki "#3" Sanban]] and Genki Sanban, [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Jinx & Gizmo]], and [[WesternAnimation/KingoftheHill Connie "Kahn Jr." Souphanousinphone]] and her mother, Minh (and, like Numbuh 3 and Connie, Creator/LaurenTom also plays an Asian girl and her mom on ''Futurama'')
** Kif is [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain The Brain]]. And ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'''s Egon Spengler, among other characters from a lot of animated shows -- aimed at children or otherwise -- throughout the 1980s, 1990s, the 2000s, and the 2010s)
** Along with voicing Spinelli's mom on the Disney cartoon, ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', and playing Gemma Teller from ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'', Leela (Katey Sagal) is probably best known as [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Peg Bundy, the obnoxious, sarcastic, lazy redhead anti-housewife who's married to a loser shoe salesman]].
** Hermes is many, many characters, among them ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''[='=]s Vamp, WesternAnimation/StaticShock, WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack, Wilt the [[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends imaginary friend]], was one of the original cast members of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s rival sketch show ''Series/{{MADtv}}'', and was [[Film/PulpFiction Marvin]]... [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace who got shot in the face]].
*** His son is sometimes [[TransformersAnimated Bumblebee]].
** The Planet Express Ship was voiced by [[Creator/SigourneyWeaver Dr. Grace Augustine]] from ''Avatar'' (or Ripley, from the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' movies).
** The Sinatra-esque singer of the ''Into the Wild Green Yonder'' opening song is none other than [[spoiler: Matt Groening's professional rival SethMacFarlane]]. He appears once again as the voice of [[spoiler: Seymour]] in "Game Of Tones".
** [[KathSoucie Cubert]] is [[Film/SpaceJam Lola Bunny]] (the ''Film/SpaceJam'' version, not the one from ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'') and [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} Phil and Lil]] to name a few. She was in a lot of animated shows from the 1980s and 1990s (most of which were either aimed at children or aimed at children [[PeripheryDemographic but had mildly "adult" jokes and references to keep older viewers entertained as well]]).
** [[TressMacNeille Mom]], has played tons of characters in children's cartoons (such as ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', etc) as well as adult cartoons (particularly [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Matt Groening's other, more popular animated sitcom]]). Listen to any of the ''Futurama'' commentary tracks, and you'll hear Billy West and John Dimaggio constantly in awe of her.
** Creator/DavidCross, best known as [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Tobias Fünke]] or [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas Zero]], is Yivo.
** Both [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom Danny Fenton and his mom, Maddie]] were Cubert. Maddie was the American Cubert, while Danny was French Cubert.
** The Polish voice cast:
*** Leela is [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Princess Bubblegum]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic}} the Great and Powerful Trixie]].
*** Amy Wong is [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents Tootie, Chester]], [[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Lindsay]], [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Suzy Johnson]] and [[Anime/{{Naruto}} Sakura Haruno]].
1st Apr '16 10:00:03 PM nombretomado
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** According to Creator/BillyWest, [[WhoseLineIsItAnyway Ryan]] [[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. JohnDiMaggio originally auditioned for Farnsworth, and David X. Cohen himself considered voicing Bender.

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** According to Creator/BillyWest, [[WhoseLineIsItAnyway [[Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway Ryan]] [[TheDrewCareyShow [[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. JohnDiMaggio originally auditioned for Farnsworth, and David X. Cohen himself considered voicing Bender.
26th Mar '16 4:10:15 PM nombretomado
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** Fry has a few personality traits similar to Creator/BillyWest's previous character, [[{{Doug}} Doug Funnie]] (though West has said that Fry was pretty much Billy West when he was in his 20s and trying to cope with the aftermath of having an abusive childhood). Not to mention Fry's brother's named Yancy, which is also Doug's [[EmbarrassingMiddleName middle name]].

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** Fry has a few personality traits similar to Creator/BillyWest's previous character, [[{{Doug}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Doug}} Doug Funnie]] (though West has said that Fry was pretty much Billy West when he was in his 20s and trying to cope with the aftermath of having an abusive childhood). Not to mention Fry's brother's named Yancy, which is also Doug's [[EmbarrassingMiddleName middle name]].
23rd Mar '16 11:19:31 AM nombretomado
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** Most of the imported FOX episodes that now air on ComedyCentral have parts cut for time reasons rather than content (much like ''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 jerkward" was changed to "From Bender, my good meatbag."

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** Most of the imported FOX episodes that now air on ComedyCentral Creator/ComedyCentral have parts cut for time reasons rather than content (much like ''TheSimpsons''), ''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 jerkward" was changed to "From Bender, my good meatbag."



Reruns soon went to Creator/CartoonNetwork's Creator/AdultSwim line-up [[note]](along with ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', which was also canned after three seasons of mediocre ratings)[[/note]], and the episodes actually got more viewers than the first-run episodes on FOX now that the show had a consistent time slot and no pre-emptions. The season set [=DVD=]s added to ''Futurama'''s popularity, as people now got the chance to see what they were missing without the inconveniences of television (commercials, slot changes, and pre-emptions). Because of this, Matt Groening and his crew for ''Futurama'' created four direct-to-DVD movies (''Bender's Big Score'', ''The Beast with a Billion Backs'', ''Bender's Game'', and ''Into the Wild Green Yonder''), which were again designed to serve as a potential SeriesFinale if no other channel wanted to pick up the show or if Matt Groening decided to quit (''Into the Wild Green Yonder'' ended with [[spoiler:everyone in the Planet Express Ship flying into a wormhole, with heavy implications that they're never going to come back to Earth]]). ComedyCentral also starting airing the movies and the regular series episodes after Matt Groening turned down the chance to have the show renewed on Cartoon Network and Cartoon Network lost the syndication rights to the show in 2007. Comedy Central subsequently ordered new episodes of the show.\\

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Reruns soon went to Creator/CartoonNetwork's Creator/AdultSwim line-up [[note]](along with ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', which was also canned after three seasons of mediocre ratings)[[/note]], and the episodes actually got more viewers than the first-run episodes on FOX now that the show had a consistent time slot and no pre-emptions. The season set [=DVD=]s added to ''Futurama'''s popularity, as people now got the chance to see what they were missing without the inconveniences of television (commercials, slot changes, and pre-emptions). Because of this, Matt Groening and his crew for ''Futurama'' created four direct-to-DVD movies (''Bender's Big Score'', ''The Beast with a Billion Backs'', ''Bender's Game'', and ''Into the Wild Green Yonder''), which were again designed to serve as a potential SeriesFinale if no other channel wanted to pick up the show or if Matt Groening decided to quit (''Into the Wild Green Yonder'' ended with [[spoiler:everyone in the Planet Express Ship flying into a wormhole, with heavy implications that they're never going to come back to Earth]]). ComedyCentral Creator/ComedyCentral also starting airing the movies and the regular series episodes after Matt Groening turned down the chance to have the show renewed on Cartoon Network and Cartoon Network lost the syndication rights to the show in 2007. Comedy Central subsequently ordered new episodes of the show.\\
19th Mar '16 3:20:26 AM Hossmeister
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29th Feb '16 5:21:20 AM IvanovTroping97
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** Both [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom Danny Fenton and his mom, Maddie]] were Cubert. Maddie was the American Cubert, while Danny was French Cubert.
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