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* LowCountGag:
** Donbot introduces his two henchmen as 'the entire robot mafia'. So the criminal organization consists of the boss Donbot and goons Clamps and Joey Mousepad.
** In [[Recap/FuturamaS2E3AHeadInThePolls "A Head in the Polls"]], the TV news describes the election results for the Earth presidential campaign:
--->'''Linda:''' The sheer drama of this election has driven voter turnout to its highest level in centuries. Six percent!


--> '''Farnsworth''' Oh, I've been there. Lots of times!

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--> '''Farnsworth''' '''Farnsworth''': Oh, I've been there. Lots of times!



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* LonelyTogether: The Trope maker in the original Christmas episode.

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* LookingBusy: Robot Animatronio pretends to be selling ice-cream while he's spying on Fry, Professor Farnsworth and others who try to find out some big secret about Leonardo da Vinci. Animatronio wants to stop them.
* LonelyTogether: The Trope maker trope name was coined in the original first Christmas episode.episode. Fry misses his family and Leela is sad at X-Mas because never even had a family. Their friendship deepens as they realize they can share these feelings. It's clear that Fry has hots for Leela and loves her although she doesn't reciprocate.
-->'''Leela:''' It's okay. You're lonely and I'm lonely. But together, we're lonely together.

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* JobSong: "The Bureaucrat Song" is about how bureaucrats get a bad rap, but it's good to do what you like anyway.


** In ''Fry And The Slurm Factory'', Fry is put in a death trap to drink concentrated slurm until his stomach bursts. He can't stop eating it, even long enough to save his friends. When Leela frees him from it by dumping it down the sewer, Fry tries to chew his own arms off to follow it.

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** In ''Fry And The Slurm Factory'', Fry is put in a death trap to drink concentrated slurm Slurm until his stomach bursts. He can't stop eating it, even long enough to save his friends. When Leela frees him from it by dumping it down the sewer, Fry tries to chew his own arms off to follow it.



* KlingonPromotion: To become emperor on Trisol you have to assassinate the previous emperor. This leds to extremly short reigns, with a average length of one week.

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* KlingonPromotion: To become emperor on Trisol you have to assassinate the previous emperor. This leds leads to extremly extremely short reigns, with a average length of one week.



* LovecraftLite: Occassionally, Futurama especially the episodes inspired by horror flirt with Lovecraftian ideas. Direct allusions include the "Bermuda Trapezohedron" (a reference to the Shining Trapezohedron from "The Haunter in the Dark") in "Mobius Dick" as well as the EldritchAbomination that show up occassionally such as the actor Langdon Cobb whose face is harmful to see via photograph ("A Thief of Baghead").

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* LovecraftLite: Occassionally, Occasionally, Futurama especially the episodes inspired by horror flirt with Lovecraftian ideas. Direct allusions include the "Bermuda Trapezohedron" (a reference to the Shining Trapezohedron from "The Haunter in the Dark") in "Mobius Dick" as well as the EldritchAbomination that show up occassionally occasionally such as the actor Langdon Cobb whose face is harmful to see via photograph ("A Thief of Baghead").



** Invoked hilariosly in ''Ina Gadda De Leela'', the show begins with a cheap-effects space opera being narrated by Zapp Brannigan, ending with him and an actress playing Leela (complete with crappy eye-patch thing) in bed.

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** Invoked hilariosly hilariously in ''Ina Gadda De Leela'', the show begins with a cheap-effects space opera being narrated by Zapp Brannigan, ending with him and an actress playing Leela (complete with crappy eye-patch thing) in bed.



* NumberTwo: Hermes appears to be Professor Farnsworths second in command as he usually fulfils and gives commands to the crew members when Farnsworth is away. [[spoiler: In Tip of the Zoidberg, Zoidberg is revealed to be Farnsworths most trusted in the company and not Hermes as he enlisted him so that Zoidberg can mercy kill him in the future when the Yetism advances meaning that Hermes is his second in command in the business.]]

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* NumberTwo: Hermes appears to be Professor Farnsworths Farnsworth's second in command as he usually fulfils fulfills and gives commands to the crew members when Farnsworth is away. [[spoiler: In Tip of the Zoidberg, Zoidberg is revealed to be Farnsworths most trusted in the company and not Hermes as he enlisted him so that Zoidberg can mercy kill him in the future when the Yetism advances meaning that Hermes is his second in command in the business.]]

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** Not to mention about halfway in ''Bender's Big Score'', Bender meets himself, with one saying "I'm Bender from the end of the movie".

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* NotEvenBotheringWithAnExcuse: In [[Recap/FuturamaS3E4LuckOfTheFryish Luck of the Fryish]], Bender is fixing a horse race by crawling around in a [[PaperThinDisguise bad horse costume]] drugging the other horses with Comatonin to make them sleepy, when he's confronted by a tiny jockey.
-->'''Jockey''': Hey! What are you doing?\\
'''Bender''': This. (drugs jockey)

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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Occasionally, characters seem to react with little to no pain even if they suffer from any sort of amputations including decapitation.

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* ImmortalityField:
** The second movie, "[[Recap/FuturamaM2TheBeastWithABillionBacks The Beast with a Billion Backs]]", almost ends with the entire universe, except the {{Robot}}s, living in a Utopian setting on a galaxy-sized, tentacled alien named Yivo who loves everyone (romantically), renders them immortal, and looks like TheThemeParkVersion of [[FluffyCloudHeaven Heaven]]. [[spoiler:Then a jealous Bender and his robotic army invade "Heaven" and end up getting everyone exiled... [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg except]] [[HaremSeeker Colleen O'Hallahan]].]]
** The four-dimensional SpaceWhale [[Recap/FuturamaS6E15MobiusDick Mobius Dick]] has a "Mobius colon," in place of regular internal organs, which recycles time and space. Those who stay inside the colon don't age, but those who are absorbed into the whale's flesh, a la [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean the Flying Dutchman's crew]], stay alive but [[AgeWithoutYouth continue to age]].


* IllegalReligion: [[IntellectualPropertyReligion The Church of Trek]] became an incredibly popular and powerful religion...so powerful it started taking over governments. Since The Trek Wars prior to the start of the series, any reference to The Church or its [[Franchise/StarTrek sacred texts]] are explicitly banned.

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* IllegalReligion: [[IntellectualPropertyReligion [[JustForFun/IntellectualPropertyReligion The Church of Trek]] became an incredibly popular and powerful religion...so powerful it started taking over governments. Since The Trek Wars prior to the start of the series, any reference to The Church or its [[Franchise/StarTrek sacred texts]] are explicitly banned.

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* MistakenForUndead: Professor Farnsworth meets his old crew who he thought died in a vortex but really they survived. He thinks they're zombies but they confirm they are not. [[spoiler: However, it turns out that three of them (Sheila, Sly, and Dr. Zoidberg the Second) were killed afterwards and replaced by holograms. Mender the robot, however, is real, in fact he's the one who killed them.]]

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* JerkassGenie: Most deals the Robot Devil makes:
** Fry want robot hands but he is given many bad random possible choices. RD then tries to renege on the deal.
** Leela trades a hand for Calculon's ears, but RD says it's her hand ''in marriage'' to force Fry back on his deal.
** Even the deal with Calculon was this, with Calculon trading some unknown object/favor for "un-holy unholy ACTING TALENT", but simply being made into a LargeHam.


** Upon completion of the FonFon-Rubok ceremony in "The Beast With A Billion Backs", Amy joyously declares "Oh, Kif, this is just like a movie with this happening in it!"

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** Upon completion of the FonFon-Rubok [=FonFon=]-Rubok ceremony in "The Beast With A Billion Backs", Amy joyously declares "Oh, Kif, this is just like a movie with this happening in it!"

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* NonResidentialResidence: Zoidberg lives in a dumpster.

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* NamesakeGag: "Bender's Game" features 'the Cave of Hopelessness'. The cave was discovered by as well as named for Reginald Hopelessness, who was also the first man to be eaten alive by the Tunneling Horror.

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