History YMMV / Futurama

5th Dec '17 9:29:01 PM annette12
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* Fry drinking a tub of beer that others have spat out in "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E8FunOnABun Fun on a Bun]]".

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* ** Fry drinking a tub of beer that others have spat out in "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E8FunOnABun Fun on a Bun]]".



*** Bender drinking the alcohol-flavored water Professor Farnsworth was bathing in and commenting on the flavor being a fine cognac with a hint of aged scrotum in "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E17Benderama Benderama]]".

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*** ** Bender drinking the alcohol-flavored water Professor Farnsworth was bathing in and commenting on the flavor being a fine cognac with a hint of aged scrotum in "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E17Benderama Benderama]]".
5th Dec '17 9:24:38 PM annette12
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** Kif in later seasons. Some fans don't mind his relationship with Amy, while others didn't like how his personality changed from a DeadpanSnarker to an ExtremeDoormat.
23rd Nov '17 9:13:15 AM Chasem
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E4PropositionInfinity Proposition Infinity]]" was an allegory for legalizing/delegalizing gay marriage at the time. The episode could have provided insightful commentary on the issue, but instead ended up reducing an important social issue to BlackAndWhiteMorality. In particular, Farnsworth was given a very generic FreudianExcuse for opposing robosexual marriage, when his opposition could have instead been out of genuine concern for society and/or the Planet Express crew, thus making his change of heart far more valuable than it was.
23rd Nov '17 8:38:54 AM Chasem
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** The "Susan" butt boil is quickly getting a lot of this for various reasons, such as it being an already outdated joke in an already topical-heavy episode, and for just having a really annoying voice.

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** The "Susan" butt boil is quickly getting a lot of this for various reasons, such as it being an already outdated joke in an already topical-heavy episode, and for just having a really annoying voice.voice, and for adding an unnecessary {{squick}} factor to Leela.
23rd Nov '17 8:24:47 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''.
19th Nov '17 1:36:22 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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-->'''Fry:''' [[Series/TheHoneymooners He]] wasn't an astronaut, he was a TV comedian! [[ItMakesSenseInContext And he was just using space travel as a metaphor for beating his wife!]]

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-->'''Fry:''' --->'''Fry:''' [[Series/TheHoneymooners He]] wasn't an astronaut, he was a TV comedian! [[ItMakesSenseInContext And he was just using space travel as a metaphor for beating his wife!]]



-->'''Leela:''' Remember: bees communicate by dancing.\\

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-->'''Leela:''' --->'''Leela:''' Remember: bees communicate by dancing.\\
16th Nov '17 5:24:22 PM CJCroen1393
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** In "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E6AFishfulOfDollars A Fishful of Dollars]]", Creator/PamelaAnderson's Head mentions ''Series/{{Baywatch}}: The Movie'', which [[Film/{{Baywatch}} would eventually be released]] in 2017. Bonus points for Walt saying that movie "hasn't been made ''yet''", almost as if the writer of that episode somehow knew it would be made at some point or another.

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** In "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E6AFishfulOfDollars A Fishful of Dollars]]", Creator/PamelaAnderson's Head mentions ''Series/{{Baywatch}}: The Movie'', which [[Film/{{Baywatch}} would eventually be released]] in 2017. Bonus points for Walt saying that movie "hasn't been made ''yet''", almost as if the writer of that episode somehow knew it would be made at some point or another. Sadly, it was ''not'' filmed entirely in slow motion like Pamela Anderson's head claimed in the episode.
13th Nov '17 9:51:03 AM ClintEastwood
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** Fry brushes of all attempts to make him cry "My Three Suns" in spite of the fact that he needs to to save his life because he's "too macho" until they tell him Leela's hurt. When that doesn't work [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown they beat him)]].

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** Fry brushes of all attempts to make him cry "My "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E7MyThreeSuns My Three Suns" Suns]]" in spite of the fact that he needs to to save his life because he's "too macho" until they tell him Leela's hurt. When that doesn't work [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown they beat him)]].



** PlayedForLaughs in the pilot, where Fry actually expresses joy for leaving his old time period, though a later episode suggests that he just convinced himself that his past was horrible because he knew he could never go back.
* AssPull: The reveal that [[spoiler: Igner is Professor Farnsworth's son]]. First, the episode ''Mother's Day'' revealed that Farnsworth's affair with Mom took place long before he could have been born. Second, unless Mom managed to cover it up, [[spoiler: Igner]] didn't show up as one of Fry's living relatives in the pilot. It doesn't help that after the reveal, it pretty much never came up again in the series.

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** PlayedForLaughs in the pilot, "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E1SpacePilot3000 Space Pilot 3000]]", where Fry actually expresses joy for leaving his old time period, though a later episode suggests that he just convinced himself that his past was horrible because he knew he could never go back.
* AssPull: The reveal that [[spoiler: Igner is Professor Farnsworth's son]]. First, the episode ''Mother's Day'' revealed that Farnsworth's affair with Mom took place long before he could have been born. Second, unless Mom managed to cover it up, [[spoiler: Igner]] didn't show up as one of Fry's living relatives in the pilot. It doesn't help that after the reveal, it pretty much never came up again in the series.
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** ''Into the Wild Green Yonder'', with heavily pro-feminist and pro-environment messages, can come across as this. Alternatively [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]] or [[DoubleSubversion double-subverted]], as the eco-feminists come off half the time as well-intentioned heroes, and the other half as disorganized, overzealous morons.
** ''Hell Is Other Robots'' has anti-religious overtones (specifically how Bender takes up a religion and becomes a genuinely better person. It's especially heavy-handed that [[WeWantOurJerkBack his friends don't like his newfound faith and character]] and persuade him to leave his religion and cheat to save him from the punishment his religion doles out).
** ''Decision 3012'' is basically 20-odd minutes of "Birthers are bigoted morons". Made especially painful by the fact that the whole controversy had died down immensely by the time the episode aired.

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** ''Into "[[Recap/FuturamaM4IntoTheWildGreenYonder Into the Wild Green Yonder'', Yonder]]", with heavily pro-feminist and pro-environment messages, can come across as this. Alternatively [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]] or [[DoubleSubversion double-subverted]], as the eco-feminists come off half the time as well-intentioned heroes, and the other half as disorganized, overzealous morons.
** ''Hell Is "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E9HellIsOtherRobots Hell is Other Robots'' Robots]]" has anti-religious overtones (specifically how Bender takes up a religion and becomes a genuinely better person. It's especially heavy-handed that [[WeWantOurJerkBack his friends don't like his newfound faith and character]] and persuade him to leave his religion and cheat to save him from the punishment his religion doles out).
** ''Decision 3012'' "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E3Decision3012 Decision 3012]]" is basically 20-odd minutes of "Birthers are bigoted morons". Made especially painful by the fact that the whole controversy had died down immensely by the time the episode aired.



* AssPull: The reveal that [[spoiler: Igner is Professor Farnsworth's son]]. First, "[[Recap/FuturamaS2E14MothersDay Mother's Day]]" revealed that Farnsworth's affair with Mom took place long before he could have been born. Second, unless Mom managed to cover it up, [[spoiler: Igner]] didn't show up as one of Fry's living relatives in the pilot. It doesn't help that after the reveal, it pretty much never came up again in the series.



** "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular" is a pastiche of holiday specials.
** "Reincarnation" imagines the cast of the show in three different animation styles: old-time "rubber hose" cartoons from TheThirties, early 1980s video game pixel art, and badly-dubbed, stiffly-animated Japanimation from the 1970s.
** "Saturday Morning Fun Pit" is one big TakeThat against Saturday morning cartoons (the popular American ones like ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'', and ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero G.I. Joe]]'') wrapped in a ThreeShorts package with a framing device of UsefulNotes/RichardNixon's head trying to deal with angry MoralGuardian protesters.
** "Naturama" reimagines the characters as wildlife and is structured like an episode of ''Series/MutualOfOmahasWildKingdom''.

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** "The "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E13TheFuturamaHolidaySpectacular The Futurama Holiday Spectacular" Spectacular]]" is a pastiche of holiday specials.
** "Reincarnation" "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E26Reincarnation Reincarnation]]" imagines the cast of the show in three different animation styles: old-time "rubber hose" cartoons from TheThirties, early 1980s video game pixel art, and badly-dubbed, stiffly-animated Japanimation from the 1970s.
** "Saturday "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E19SaturdayMorningFunPit Saturday Morning Fun Pit" Pit]]" is one big TakeThat against Saturday morning cartoons (the popular American ones like ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'', and ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero G.I. Joe]]'') wrapped in a ThreeShorts package with a framing device of UsefulNotes/RichardNixon's head trying to deal with angry MoralGuardian protesters.
** "Naturama" "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E13Naturama Naturama]]" reimagines the characters as wildlife and is structured like an episode of ''Series/MutualOfOmahasWildKingdom''.



** Fry's repeated deaths in "[[GrandFinale Meanwhile]]". At first it's gruesome and horrifying, but after the fourth or fifth time, it becomes gruesome and ''hilarious''.

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** Fry's repeated deaths in "[[GrandFinale "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E26Meanwhile Meanwhile]]". At first it's gruesome and horrifying, but after the fourth or fifth time, it becomes gruesome and ''hilarious''.



*** From "The Series Has Landed":

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*** From "The "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E2TheSeriesHasLanded The Series Has Landed":Landed]]":



*** From "The Sting":

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*** From "The Sting":"[[Recap/FuturamaS4E12TheSting The Sting]]":



** The "Lovey Bears" from Love And Rocket. A set of adorable stuff-animal toys, made by genetically engineering super-adorable little bears, raising them in a cutesy, loving environment, and then on their first birthday, finding the cutest, murdering them and stuffing them full of fire-retardant fluff. Even Bender actually looks unnerved by that one.

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** The "Lovey Bears" from "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E3LoveAndRocket Love And Rocket.and Rocket]]". A set of adorable stuff-animal toys, made by genetically engineering super-adorable little bears, raising them in a cutesy, loving environment, and then on their first birthday, finding the cutest, murdering them and stuffing them full of fire-retardant fluff. Even Bender actually looks unnerved by that one.



* DesignatedVillain: There's the parody example of the Ball aliens that Earth went to war with on "War is the H-Word." As it turns out, it was the ''Earthican'' forces that were the invaders, the Ball people were just harmless aliens that only wanted to bounce. When Fry realizes this, he's understandably confused.
* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: From "Bender Should Not Be Allowed On Television":

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* DesignatedVillain: There's the parody example of the Ball aliens that Earth went to war with on "War is the H-Word." "[[Recap/FuturamaS2E17WarIsTheHWord War Is The H-Word]]". As it turns out, it was the ''Earthican'' forces that were the invaders, the Ball people were just harmless aliens that only wanted to bounce. When Fry realizes this, he's understandably confused.
* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: From "Bender "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E6BenderShouldNotBeAllowedOnTelevision Bender Should Not Be Allowed On Television":on Television]]":



** "That Guy" from ''[[Recap/FuturamaS3E21FutureStock Future Stock]]'' is fairly popular and frequently quoted despite only being in one episode (one that he dies at the end of, no less) and not even having a name in the episode proper (according to WordOfGod, his name is Steve Castle).

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** "That Guy" from ''[[Recap/FuturamaS3E21FutureStock "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E21FutureStock Future Stock]]'' Stock]]" is fairly popular and frequently quoted despite only being in one episode (one that he dies at the end of, no less) and not even having a name in the episode proper (according to WordOfGod, his name is Steve Castle).



** Fry's dog Seymour, who managed to deliver one of the [[TearJerker saddest endings of all time]] in his debut episode. To date, he's only appeared in five episodes, including ''Bender's Big Score''.

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** Fry's dog Seymour, who managed to deliver one of the [[TearJerker saddest endings of all time]] in his debut episode. To date, he's only appeared in five episodes, including ''Bender's "[[Recap/FuturamaM1BendersBigScore Bender's Big Score''.Score]]".



** In ''I Dated A Robot'' we see a video about how humans dating robots will destroy the world. Then we get ''Proposition Infinity'' and discover {{robosexual}}s are both common and repressed. Bonus awkward for the original tape being a high school health class video approved by The Space Pope.
** In the pilot episode, the line about the Stop & Drop Suicide booths being "Americans' favorite suicide booth since 2008" becomes a bit wince-worthy in light of 2008's economic meltdown and the invention of an actual suicide machine in the same year.
** Fry's delighted reaction to realizing that everybody and everything he knew in the 20th century has gone (since he thought they didn't seem to like, care, or even respect him) seems much harsher when subsequent episodes such as ''The Luck of the Fryrish'', ''Cold Warriors'' and ''Game of Tones'' have shown that his family actually did love him and were worried about him when he went missing.

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** In ''I "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E15IDatedARobot I Dated A Robot'' Robot]]" we see a video about how humans dating robots will destroy the world. Then we get ''Proposition Infinity'' "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E4PropositionInfinity Proposition Infinity]]" and discover {{robosexual}}s are both common and repressed. Bonus awkward for the original tape being a high school health class video approved by The Space Pope.
** In the pilot episode, "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E1SpacePilot3000 Space Pilot 3000]]", the line about the Stop & Drop Suicide booths being "Americans' favorite suicide booth since 2008" becomes a bit wince-worthy in light of 2008's economic meltdown and the invention of an actual suicide machine in the same year.
** Fry's delighted reaction to realizing that everybody and everything he knew in the 20th century has gone (since he thought they didn't seem to like, care, or even respect him) seems much harsher when subsequent episodes such as ''The "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E4LuckOfTheFryish Luck of the Fryrish'', ''Cold Warriors'' Fryish]]", "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E24ColdWarriors Cold Warriors]]" and ''Game "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E23GameOfTones Game of Tones'' Tones]]" have shown that his family actually did love him and were worried about him when he went missing.



** In ''The Lesser of Two Evils'', the main characters visit a theme park modeled on 2000s New York. There's a brief scene where the stock market drops from about 11,000 to 7,200, similar numbers to the real-life 2008 crash. (Fortunately, it jumps right back up to 11,000, and all the stock brokers who jumped to their apparent deaths float back up into the building via jetpack). Considering that the scene was supposed to be a "distorted history" take on the crash that started the Great Depression, that makes this a sort of bizarre case of life imitating art imitating life.
** The plot of ''Calculon 2.0'' (about Bender and Fry plotting to return Calculon to life so he can return to ''[[ShowWithinAShow All My Circuits]]'') has become this, as by the time it aired the show had been cancelled again.

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** In ''The "[[Recap/FuturamaS2E6TheLesserOfTwoEvils The Lesser of Two Evils'', Evils]]", the main characters visit a theme park modeled on 2000s New York. There's a brief scene where the stock market drops from about 11,000 to 7,200, similar numbers to the real-life 2008 crash. (Fortunately, it jumps right back up to 11,000, and all the stock brokers who jumped to their apparent deaths float back up into the building via jetpack). Considering that the scene was supposed to be a "distorted history" take on the crash that started the Great Depression, that makes this a sort of bizarre case of life imitating art imitating life.
** The plot of ''Calculon "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E20Calculon2Point0 Calculon 2.0'' 0]]" (about Bender and Fry plotting to return Calculon to life so he can return to ''[[ShowWithinAShow All My Circuits]]'') has become this, as by the time it aired the show had been cancelled again.



** ''The Problem With Popplers'' features an AnimalWrongsGroup protesting meat consumption, with Leela pointing out that animals eat other animals and then shown a lion who was taught to eat tofu... with the lion in a very, very malnourished state. The 2010's brings us the disturbing trend of [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/24/kitten-vegan-diet-nearly-dies_n_3644213.html vegan pet owners forcing their pets onto vegan diets]].
** Remember in "That's Lobstertainment!" when Joan Rivers' head joked she had her face lifted so many times they finally cut it off her body? It becomes a lot less funny after the real Joan Rivers died during plastic surgery.
** In "Attack of the Killer App", Sal's friend Hoschel remarks that the video of Fry diving into alien goat vomit and diarrhea is "disgusting and inspiring, like Jared from Subway". As of 2015, Jared Fogle has been fired by Subway after he confessed to owning child pornography and having sex with minors.

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** ''The "[[Recap/FuturamaS2E15TheProblemWithPopplers The Problem With Popplers'' Popplers]]" features an AnimalWrongsGroup protesting meat consumption, with Leela pointing out that animals eat other animals and then shown a lion who was taught to eat tofu... with the lion in a very, very malnourished state. The 2010's brings us the disturbing trend of [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/24/kitten-vegan-diet-nearly-dies_n_3644213.html vegan pet owners forcing their pets onto vegan diets]].
** Remember in "That's Lobstertainment!" "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E8ThatsLobstertainment That's Lobstertainment!]]" when Joan Rivers' Creator/JoanRivers' head joked she had her face lifted so many times they finally cut it off her body? It becomes a lot less funny after the real Joan Rivers died during plastic surgery.
** In "Attack "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E3AttackOfTheKillerApp Attack of the Killer App", App]]", Sal's friend Hoschel remarks that the video of Fry diving into alien goat vomit and diarrhea is "disgusting and inspiring, like Jared from Subway". As of 2015, Jared Fogle has been fired by Subway after he confessed to owning child pornography and having sex with minors.



* HarsherInHindsight: The electronics disposal scene in "Attack of the Killer App" can be somewhat disquieting for actual New Yorkers. In 2015, It became illegal to submit most electronics for curbside garbage disposal in New York State.

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* HarsherInHindsight: The electronics disposal scene in "Attack "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E3AttackOfTheKillerApp Attack of the Killer App" App]]" can be somewhat disquieting for actual New Yorkers. In 2015, It became illegal to submit most electronics for curbside garbage disposal in New York State.



** The unnamed couple's clear, plastic tarps with strategically-placed black tape from the first episode ("Space Pilot 3000"), the futuristic club clothes everyone wears at The Hip Joint on "Love Labor's Lost in Space" and Leela's costume on "Bend Her" can now be identified as styles associated with Music/LadyGaga, Music/NickiMinaj, or Music/{{Kesha}}.

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** The unnamed couple's clear, plastic tarps with strategically-placed black tape from the first episode ("Space "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E1SpacePilot3000 Space Pilot 3000"), 3000]]", the futuristic club clothes everyone wears at The Hip Joint on "Love Labor's "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E4LovesLaborsLostInSpace Love's Labors Lost in Space" Space]]" and Leela's costume on "Bend Her" "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E13BendHer Bend Her]]" can now be identified as styles associated with Music/LadyGaga, Music/NickiMinaj, or Music/{{Kesha}}.



** In "Bend Her", when Bender asks Farnsworth to make a woman out of him, Farnsworth misunderstands and says they should "[[IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship just remain friends]]". We later find out that he actually has had experience with {{Robosexual}} relationships in "Proposition: Infinity"

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** In "Bend Her", "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E13BendHer Bend Her]]", when Bender asks Farnsworth to make a woman out of him, Farnsworth misunderstands and says they should "[[IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship just remain friends]]". We later find out that he actually has had experience with {{Robosexual}} relationships in "Proposition: Infinity""[[Recap/FuturamaS6E4PropositionInfinity Proposition Infinity]]".



** In "Overclockwise" Mom spies on Bender and Cubert using the X-Cube 360's camera. Two years later, Kinect 2 on the Xbox One was announced to be mandatory and still listening even when left on standby, making people paranoid that Microsoft was trying to spy on them (though it would later turn out that the Kinnect would not listen during standby).
** In "The Cryonic Woman", a man who was unfrozen claims he did so because he wanted to meet Shakespeare, his reasoning being "I figured time was cyclical". Although Fry's response is "Nope, straight line", [[spoiler:"The Late Philip J. Fry" shows that ultimately, due to the universe repeating eternally, time ''is'' cyclical after all]].
** In "Farewell to Arms" Amy mentions the end of the world prophecy tells of ''Film/{{Shark|nado}}splosions''.
** The second segment of "Anthology of Interest II" features the Earth being invaded by classic 1980's arcade game characters. Years later this winds up being the basis for ''Film/{{Pixels}}''.
** In the fourth film, "Into the Wild Green Yonder", StrawFeminist Frida Waterfall has a quirk of feminizing and masculineizing words ("I will fem-unicate your man-formation"). Cut to present day and the rise in popularity of terms such as 'mansplain' and 'manspread'.
*** Similarly, Yivo's bizarre pronouns in "Beast With a Billion Backs" are similar to terms used by advocates from the multigender movement.
** One of the animals on the list in ''Love's Labors Lost in Space'' is a Film/{{Sharktopus}}.
** In 2001, the episode ''I Dated A Robot'' aired and showed an AlternateUniverse in which everyone is a cowboy. In 2004, [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Steel Ball Run]] came out and is basically the same thing.
** At the end of ''Three Hundred Big Ones'', Dwight invests Hermes's last penny from his tax refund in five shares of Amazon. As of the time of this edit, fourteen years after that episode's airing, one share of Amazon is valued at $852.60, more than twice the entire refund.
** In ''A Fishful of Dollars'', Pamela Anderson's Head mentions ''Baywatch: The Movie'', which [[Film/{{Baywatch}} would eventually be released]] in 2017. Bonus points for Walt saying that movie "hasn't been made ''yet''", almost as if the writer of that episode somehow knew it would be made at some point or another.
* InformedWrongness: Bender in "I Second That Emotion." His reason for lashing out at Nibbler was because an unattended can-opener nearly killed him, and as he implied, killed his father in the past. While Bender's behavior later was uncalled for, that can-opener was pretty much a deathtrap for robots.
* ItWasHisSled: Leela's origins and parentage were a big twist when "Leela's Homeworld" first aired, but it's unlikely any viewers make it to that episode without knowing ahead of time these days.

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** In "Overclockwise" "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E25Overclockwise Overclockwise]]" Mom spies on Bender and Cubert using the X-Cube 360's camera. Two years later, Kinect 2 on the Xbox One was announced to be mandatory and still listening even when left on standby, making people paranoid that Microsoft was trying to spy on them (though it would later turn out that the Kinnect would not listen during standby).
** In "The "[[Recap/FuturamaS2E19TheCryonicWoman The Cryonic Woman", Woman]]", a man who was unfrozen claims he did so because he wanted to meet Shakespeare, his reasoning being "I figured time was cyclical". Although Fry's response is "Nope, straight line", [[spoiler:"The [[spoiler:"[[Recap/FuturamaS6E7TheLatePhillipJFry The Late Philip Phillip J. Fry" Fry]]" shows that ultimately, due to the universe repeating eternally, time ''is'' cyclical after all]].
** In "Farewell "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E2AFarwellToArms A Farewell to Arms" Arms]]" Amy mentions the end of the world prophecy tells of ''Film/{{Shark|nado}}splosions''.
** The second segment of "Anthology "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E18AnthologyOfInterestII Anthology of Interest II" II]]" features the Earth being invaded by classic 1980's arcade game characters. Years later this winds up being the basis for ''Film/{{Pixels}}''.
** In the fourth film, "Into "[[Recap/FuturamaM4IntoTheWildGreenYonder Into the Wild Green Yonder", Yonder]]", StrawFeminist Frida Waterfall has a quirk of feminizing and masculineizing words ("I will fem-unicate your man-formation"). Cut to present day and the rise in popularity of terms such as 'mansplain' and 'manspread'.
*** Similarly, Yivo's bizarre pronouns in "Beast With "[[Recap/FuturamaM2TheBeastWithABillionBacks The Beast with a Billion Backs" Backs]]" are similar to terms used by advocates from the multigender movement.
** One of the animals on the list in ''Love's "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E4LovesLaborsLostInSpace Love's Labors Lost in Space'' Space]]" is a Film/{{Sharktopus}}.
** In 2001, the episode ''I "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E15IDatedARobot I Dated A Robot'' Robot]]" aired and showed an AlternateUniverse in which everyone is a cowboy. In 2004, [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Steel Ball Run]] came out and is basically the same thing.
** At the end of ''Three "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E16ThreeHundredBigBoys Three Hundred Big Ones'', Boys]]", Dwight invests Hermes's last penny from his tax refund in five shares of Amazon. As of the time of this edit, fourteen years after that episode's airing, one share of Amazon is valued at $852.60, more than twice the entire refund.
** In ''A "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E6AFishfulOfDollars A Fishful of Dollars'', Pamela Anderson's Dollars]]", Creator/PamelaAnderson's Head mentions ''Baywatch: ''Series/{{Baywatch}}: The Movie'', which [[Film/{{Baywatch}} would eventually be released]] in 2017. Bonus points for Walt saying that movie "hasn't been made ''yet''", almost as if the writer of that episode somehow knew it would be made at some point or another.
* InformedWrongness: Bender in "I "[[Recap/FuturamaS2E1ISecondThatEmotion I Second That Emotion." Emotion]]". His reason for lashing out at Nibbler was because an unattended can-opener nearly killed him, and as he implied, killed his father in the past. While Bender's behavior later was uncalled for, that can-opener was pretty much a deathtrap for robots.
* ItWasHisSled: Leela's origins and parentage were a big twist when "Leela's Homeworld" "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E2LeelasHomeworld Leela's Homeworld]]" first aired, but it's unlikely any viewers make it to that episode without knowing ahead of time these days.



* MoralEventHorizon: Zapp Brannigan is a grade-A {{Jerkass}}, putting himself above others and commanding suicide missions. However, some may argue that he crossed the line in ''The Beast With a Billion Backs''. Kif dies as a result of Zapp making him try to go through the dimensional portal to attack Yivo. After hiding in a shack with Amy and Leela, Zapp begins "reminiscing" about Kif. Zapp then SLEEPS WITH AMY. So, yeah, the jerk used a widow's husband's death, one that he caused no less... to get laid.
** If he didn't cross it then, Zapp ''definitely'' crossed it in "In a Gadda Da Leela." Leela and Zapp crash on an unknown planet, alone and without supplies. Leela is trapped under a fallen tree, and delirious from lack of water, [[EarthShatteringKaboom and the Earth has apparently been destroyed]]. Through the episode, Zapp appears to [[PetTheDog be helping Leela get better]]. Then we find out that the planet they crashed on is Earth, and Zapp has not only been using their current predicament for an AdamAndEvePlot-style seduction, but ''placed'' the hazards there so that he'd have a better shot at sleeping with Leela (again). The writers themselves seem to know that what Zapp did was unforgivable: they originally planned for Zapp [[KarmaHoudini to get off scot-free]], but changed it to Leela punishing him [[BlackComedyRape in a rather fitting manner]].

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* MoralEventHorizon: Zapp Brannigan is a grade-A {{Jerkass}}, putting himself above others and commanding suicide missions. However, some may argue that he crossed the line in ''The "[[Recap/FuturamaM2TheBeastWithABillionBacks The Beast With with a Billion Backs''.Backs]]". Kif dies as a result of Zapp making him try to go through the dimensional portal to attack Yivo. After hiding in a shack with Amy and Leela, Zapp begins "reminiscing" about Kif. Zapp then SLEEPS WITH AMY. So, yeah, the jerk used a widow's husband's death, one that he caused no less... to get laid.
** If he didn't cross it then, Zapp ''definitely'' crossed it in "In a Gadda Da Leela." "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E2InAGaddaDaLeela In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela]]". Leela and Zapp crash on an unknown planet, alone and without supplies. Leela is trapped under a fallen tree, and delirious from lack of water, [[EarthShatteringKaboom and the Earth has apparently been destroyed]]. Through the episode, Zapp appears to [[PetTheDog be helping Leela get better]]. Then we find out that the planet they crashed on is Earth, and Zapp has not only been using their current predicament for an AdamAndEvePlot-style seduction, but ''placed'' the hazards there so that he'd have a better shot at sleeping with Leela (again). The writers themselves seem to know that what Zapp did was unforgivable: they originally planned for Zapp [[KarmaHoudini to get off scot-free]], but changed it to Leela punishing him [[BlackComedyRape in a rather fitting manner]].



** John [=DiMaggio=] has stated he thinks this of the sound effect used when Mom slaps all three of her sons at once.

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** John [=DiMaggio=] Creator/JohnDiMaggio has stated he thinks this of the sound effect used when Mom slaps all three of her sons at once.



* NauseaFuel: Fry drinking a tub of beer that others have spat out in "Fun on a Bun".
** Fry drinking bathtub eggnog that turns out to be scented bathwater for Zoidberg in "A Tale of Two Santas."
*** Bender drinking the alcohol-flavored water Professor Farnsworth was bathing in and commenting on the flavor being a fine cognac with a hint of aged scrotum on "Benderama."
** Bender as a morbidly obese human.
** The tub full of alien goat vomit and diarrhea that Fry and Bender make a bet over who has to dive in it in "Attack of the Killer App."
** "Murder on the Planet Express" manages to best them all, with Leela [[spoiler: eating Fry's kidney. Made even worse when you consider that at this point, they're dating]].
* NeverLiveItDown: Leela's one night stand with Zapp. Mostly because he references it every single time they share a scene, though the later episodes don't mention it at all.

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* NauseaFuel: NauseaFuel:
*
Fry drinking a tub of beer that others have spat out in "Fun "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E8FunOnABun Fun on a Bun".
Bun]]".
** Fry drinking bathtub eggnog that turns out to be scented bathwater for Zoidberg in "A "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E3ATaleOfTwoSantas A Tale of Two Santas."
Santas]]".
*** Bender drinking the alcohol-flavored water Professor Farnsworth was bathing in and commenting on the flavor being a fine cognac with a hint of aged scrotum on "Benderama."
in "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E17Benderama Benderama]]".
** Bender as a morbidly obese human.
human in "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E18AnthologyOfInterestII Anthology of Interest II]]".
** The tub full of alien goat vomit and diarrhea that Fry and Bender make a bet over who has to dive in it in "Attack "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E3AttackOfTheKillerApp Attack of the Killer App."
App]]".
** "Murder "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E24MurderOnThePlanetExpress Murder on the Planet Express" Express]]" manages to best them all, with Leela [[spoiler: eating Fry's kidney. Made even worse when you consider that at this point, they're dating]].
* NeverLiveItDown: Leela's one night stand with Zapp.Zapp in "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E4LovesLaborsLostInSpace Love's Labors Lost in Space]]". Mostly because he references it every single time they share a scene, though the later episodes don't mention it at all.



* OlderThanTheyThink: The "Do you remember [X]? Pepperidge Farm remembers." joke had been done in "A Fishful of Dollars", seven years before ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' did it in "Hell Comes to Quahog".
* PainfulRhyme: In "Fry and the Slurm Factory", the Grunka-Lunkas use terribly forced rhymes in their songs.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: The "Do you remember [X]? Pepperidge Farm remembers." joke had been done in "A "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E6AFishfulOfDollars A Fishful of Dollars", Dollars]]", seven years before ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' did it in "Hell "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS5E3HellComesToQuahog Hell Comes to Quahog".
Quahog]]".
* PainfulRhyme: In "Fry "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E13FryAndTheSlurmFactory Fry and the Slurm Factory", Factory]]", the Grunka-Lunkas use terribly forced rhymes in their songs.



* SpiritualAdaptation: Its down-to-earth and humorous portrayal of complex scientific concepts, and its depiction of such things as "the big bang" and "the heat death of the universe" makes it one for Creator/ItaloCalvino's Literature/{{Cosmicomics}}, this is especially true of the episode "Naturama".

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* SpiritualAdaptation: Its down-to-earth and humorous portrayal of complex scientific concepts, and its depiction of such things as "the big bang" and "the heat death of the universe" makes it one for Creator/ItaloCalvino's Literature/{{Cosmicomics}}, this is especially true of the episode "Naturama"."[[Recap/FuturamaS7E13Naturama Naturama]]".



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: After it was revealed that [[spoiler: Igner was Farnsworth's son]], that gave the show potential for story ideas after it was UnCanceled. However, after the reveal, [[spoiler: Igner]] stayed a side character and it was never brought up again.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter:
**
After it was revealed that [[spoiler: Igner was Farnsworth's son]], that gave the show potential for story ideas after it was UnCanceled. However, after the reveal, [[spoiler: Igner]] stayed a side character and it was never brought up again.



* UnintentionallySympathetic: Leonardo Da Vinci in ''The Duh-Vinci Code.'' The fact that he built a device [[spoiler: solely to kill the rest of the population of his planet]] is supposed to be seen as some sort of great MoralEventHorizon and is even lampshaded by Fry's horrified reaction. However, he comes off as much more tragic due to the fact that the rest of his race were complete and utter jerkasses who bullied him, mocked him, belittled him, and harassed him all his life just because he wasn't as smart as the rest of his population. Given how several people in real life can be severely traumatized from excessive bullying from just a few days and how he had to put up with being bullied [[FridgeHorror for several millennia due to their advanced lifespans]], he comes of more of a would-be WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds than anything else. And his race showing pity for Da Vinci after [[spoiler: his death]] comes off as more hypocritical of them than anything else.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Fry in ''Game of Tones''. His desire to spend time with a dream simulation of his deceased mother is totally understandable... except that by doing so, he's willfully ignoring his mission and jeopardizing every actual living person on Earth.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Leonardo Da Vinci in ''The Duh-Vinci Code.'' "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E5TheDuhVinciCode The-Duh-Vinci-Code]]". The fact that he built a device [[spoiler: solely to kill the rest of the population of his planet]] is supposed to be seen as some sort of great MoralEventHorizon and is even lampshaded by Fry's horrified reaction. However, he comes off as much more tragic due to the fact that the rest of his race were complete and utter jerkasses who bullied him, mocked him, belittled him, and harassed him all his life just because he wasn't as smart as the rest of his population. Given how several people in real life can be severely traumatized from excessive bullying from just a few days and how he had to put up with being bullied [[FridgeHorror for several millennia due to their advanced lifespans]], he comes of more of a would-be WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds than anything else. And his race showing pity for Da Vinci after [[spoiler: his death]] comes off as more hypocritical of them than anything else.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Fry in ''Game "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E23GameOfTones Game of Tones''.Tones]]". His desire to spend time with a dream simulation of his deceased mother is totally understandable... except that by doing so, he's willfully ignoring his mission and jeopardizing every actual living person on Earth.



* ValuesDissonance: As funny (and somewhat heartwarming) as it is, the episode "Bend Her" (first aired in 2003) can come off as offensive to transgender people and women these days, as it shows Bender dominating in the Olympics over the fembots and getting a sex change to trick the judges (and Calculon). There's also Farnsworth's sexist remarks about women being swayed by their emotions (though Leela does slap him for saying that) and Bender (as "Coilette") acting slutty as a means to be attractive to Calculon.
* WereStillRelevantDammit: The Comedy Central series is a lot more prone to referencing topical events that end up being yesterday's news not long after the episode airs. ''Attack of the Killer App'' alone has [=iPhones=], Twitter, Susan Boyle, and references to Jared from the Subway adverts at the same time. This episode aired in mid-2010, well after many of these topics stopped being topical (or at least edgy). The only good thing to come from this is the fact that the topical events that become irrelevant or passe here aren't as painful and in-your-face as it is on the latter-day episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (unless you're watching the episode "Decision 3012", which was nothing but a thinly-veiled reference to the "birthers" who think Barack Obama doesn't have a birth certificate and isn't legally a U.S. citizen, though that episode was considered bad because of its [[{{Anvilicious}} heavy-handed politics]], not because of dated references).
* WhatAnIdiot: Dan [=McMasters=] from ''Murder On the Planet Express''. [[spoiler: After terrifying the crew and making them overly paranoid of a potential shape-shifting monster, he then has the "bright" idea of trying to calm Fry and Bender down even though they're both now scared out of their minds, and he does so without bringing the rest of the still-alive Planet Express crew with him to prove that he's telling the truth. All things considered, he probably deserved what happened to him.]]

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* ValuesDissonance: As funny (and somewhat heartwarming) as it is, the episode "Bend Her" "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E13BendHer Bend Her]]" (first aired in 2003) can come off as offensive to transgender people and women these days, as it shows Bender dominating in the Olympics over the fembots and getting a sex change to trick the judges (and Calculon). There's also Farnsworth's sexist remarks about women being swayed by their emotions (though Leela does slap him for saying that) and Bender (as "Coilette") acting slutty as a means to be attractive to Calculon.
* WereStillRelevantDammit: The Comedy Central series is a lot more prone to referencing topical events that end up being yesterday's news not long after the episode airs. ''Attack "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E3AttackOfTheKillerApp Attack of the Killer App'' App]]" alone has [=iPhones=], Twitter, Susan Boyle, and references to Jared from the Subway adverts at the same time. This episode aired in mid-2010, well after many of these topics stopped being topical (or at least edgy). The only good thing to come from this is the fact that the topical events that become irrelevant or passe here aren't as painful and in-your-face as it is on the latter-day episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (unless you're watching the episode "Decision 3012", "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E3Decision3012 Decision 3012]]", which was nothing but a thinly-veiled reference to the "birthers" who think Barack Obama doesn't have a birth certificate and isn't legally a U.S. citizen, though that episode was considered bad because of its [[{{Anvilicious}} heavy-handed politics]], not because of dated references).
* WhatAnIdiot: Dan [=McMasters=] from ''Murder On "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E24MurderOnThePlanetExpress Murder on the Planet Express''.Express]]". [[spoiler: After terrifying the crew and making them overly paranoid of a potential shape-shifting monster, he then has the "bright" idea of trying to calm Fry and Bender down even though they're both now scared out of their minds, and he does so without bringing the rest of the still-alive Planet Express crew with him to prove that he's telling the truth. All things considered, he probably deserved what happened to him.]]
11th Oct '17 9:41:29 AM dannylightninglightner
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* WhatAnIdiot: Dan [=McMasters=] from ''Murder On the Planet Express''. [[spoiler: After terrifying the crew and making them overly paranoid of a potential shape-shifting monster, he then has the "bright" idea of trying to calm Fry and Bender down even though they're both now scared out of their minds, and he does so without bringing the rest of the still-alive Planet Express crew with him to prove that he's telling the truth. All things considered, he probably deserved what happened to him.]]

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* WhatAnIdiot: Dan [=McMasters=] from ''Murder On the Planet Express''. [[spoiler: After terrifying the crew and making them overly paranoid of a potential shape-shifting monster, he then has the "bright" idea of trying to calm Fry and Bender down even though they're both now scared out of their minds, and he does so without bringing the rest of the still-alive Planet Express crew with him to prove that he's telling the truth. All things considered, he probably deserved what happened to him.]]]]
* TheWoobie:
** Fry. He's a fish out of water who was transported into the future, and though he doesn't usually admit it, he ''does'' get homesick at times and does miss his family and friends from home.
** Zoidberg, due to being the butt of everyone's jokes and being poor. He usually gets the short end of the stick but otherwise seems like a mostly decent (of somewhat annoying and awkward) guy.
** Kif Kroker is arguably a woobie, due to working at a job that makes him miserable and being painfully shy and unassertive. His boss and his fiance's parents think little of him.
22nd Sep '17 7:40:45 AM Robbyn
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* TheScrappy:
** The "Susan" butt boil is quickly getting a lot of this for various reasons, such as it being an already outdated joke in an already topical-heavy episode, and for just having a really annoying voice.
** Leela's parents, Morris and Munda, are also rather disliked by fans. A lot of it comes from the fact that they separated for silly reasons just to get an episode's plot going, and they tend to be shoehorned into every episode they appear.
** Ndnd, the wife of Lrrr is hated as well as she basically does nothing but nag her husband around and downright abuses him verbally while in one episode, she hits him over the head with a frying pan and kicks him out of their house all because he got her a gift she didn't really like.
** Yivo, despite being the main antagonist of ''[[Recap/FuturamaM2TheBeastWithABillionBacks The Beast with a Billion Backs]]'' is not really villainous or evil but he is hated for forcing almost everyone in the universe into a relationship with him, meaning that he forcibly put his tentacles into peoples necks and was revealed to be "mating" with those people through those tentacles meaning that Yivo was technically raping these people and he got away with all that and was EasilyForgiven for it despite how serious his crimes were. He was also an invincible villain due to be entirely composed of electromatter and was also a KarmaHoudini.
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