History Trivia / Futurama

25th Apr '17 8:06:54 AM cwf123
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** Another obscure example comes from Hermes, in which he said "I'm nothing but a brain" word-for-word, the same way [[WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne Hector Con Carne]] said it. Both were voiced by Creator/PhilLaMarr.



** 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 jerkward" was changed to "From Bender, my good meatbag."

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** 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 jerkward" jerkwad" was changed to "From Bender, my good meatbag."
8th Apr '17 9:06:27 PM SpaceHunterDrakeRedcrest
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* BeamMeUpScotty: Though Zoidberg does say "Why not?" often, at no point does he or anyone in the series say, "[[MemeticMutation Why not Zoidberg?]]"
19th Mar '17 2:42:38 PM Troperr2016
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* WordOfGod:
19th Mar '17 2:40:18 PM Troperr2016
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* TheWikiRule: [[http://theinfosphere.org/Main_Page The Infosphere.]]
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* WordOfGod:WordOfGay: According to executive producer Bill Odenkirk in the commentary of the Season 3 DVD set, all of Robot Santa's elves are gay. Odenkirk said this in response to questions on why all of the elves were holding hands with others of the same sex




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** Zoidberg's appetite according to producers includes only three things that Zoidberg dislikes which are fluorescent light bulbs, brown crayons, and tofu.
28th Jan '17 7:24:13 AM Vir
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* LifeImitatesArt: Remember Amy's spray-on bikini? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ScvdFeh1aOw They're working on that.]]
* MutuallyFictional: ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' play with this in the TV show, with Matt Groening's cameos on each being the creator of the other.
** Also, in the ''Simpsons'' episode ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E9MayoredToTheMob 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).
* NamesTheSame: Mike Rowe and Josh Weinstein are members of the production crew. However, they aren't [[DirtyJobs that Mike Rowe]] or [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 that Josh Weinstein]].

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* LifeImitatesArt: Remember Amy's spray-on bikini? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ScvdFeh1aOw com/watch?v=ScvdFeh1aOw They're working on that.]]
* MutuallyFictional: ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' ''Futurama'' play with this in the TV show, with Matt Groening's cameos on each being the creator of the other.
** Also, in the ''Simpsons'' episode ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E9MayoredToTheMob "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E9MayoredToTheMob Mayored to the Mob]]'', Mob]]", Üter wears a ''Futurama'' shirt (which was changed to a ''StarWars'' ''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).
* NamesTheSame: Mike Rowe and Josh Weinstein are members of the production crew. However, they aren't [[DirtyJobs [[Series/DirtyJobs that Mike Rowe]] or [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 that Josh Weinstein]].



* 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.



* UnCancelled: 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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* UnCancelled: 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.\\



** 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.
** Throughout the first two seasons, there are cameo appearances by an elderly man with the number, 9, on his shirt. Initially, he was supposed to represent a fictional caste system in which a person's number determined their social status. However, this idea was abandoned and, when the same character got a major role in the fourth film, the number served as his given name instead.

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** In the episode ''Jurassic Bark'', "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.
** Throughout the first two seasons, there are cameo appearances by an elderly man with the number, 9, on his shirt. Initially, he was supposed to represent a fictional caste system in which a person's number determined their social status. However, this idea was abandoned and, when the same character got a major role in the fourth film, [[YouAreNumberSix the number served as his given name name]] instead.
8th Jan '17 2:11:03 PM isrflo62
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* 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.


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* ScheduleSlip: The original run on Fox had a certainly erratic schedule, resulting in several episodes from season 3 airing in season 4.
12th Nov '16 11:08:08 AM nombretomado
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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. 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. JohnDiMaggio Creator/JohnDiMaggio originally auditioned for Farnsworth, and David X. Cohen himself considered voicing Bender.
23rd Oct '16 4:42:24 PM MagnusForce
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* CrossdressingVoices: Creator/KathSoucie as Cubert and Creator/TressMacNeille as Tinny Tim. For men voicing women, we have Phil Hendrie as Frida Waterfall (as per the tradition of Waterfall family members being voiced by him) and Creator/MauriceLaMarche as the Crushinator.
16th Jul '16 9:59:08 PM MisterVercetti
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** In a somewhat obscure example, "Future Stock" isn't the first occasion where Creator/TressMacNielle 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]].

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** In a somewhat obscure example, "Future Stock" isn't the first occasion where Creator/TressMacNielle 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]].
16th Jul '16 9:58:43 PM MisterVercetti
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** In a somewhat obscure example, "Future Stock" isn't the first occasion where Creator/TressMacNielle 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]].
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