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Shout Outs in Futurama.

  • The show's title comes from the Futurama exhibit made by General Motors for the 1939 New York World's Fair. The fair's theme was "the World of Tomorrow," a phrase which comes up several times in the pilot episode and is referenced over the course of the series.
  • The look of the eyes of many of the series' robotic characters—the most prominent being Bender—is a nod to Crow T. Robot from Mystery Science Theater 3000.
  • In the first issue of the comic book, recoloured versions of Lum and Ten make a cameo appearance on page 11.
  • The third issue briefly shows a DVD of Family Guy at the flea market.
  • In Issue 38 of the comic, Fry is heavily implied to be playing Sonic the Hedgehog and namedrops Mario, Lara Croft and Crash Bandicoot.
  • Issue 42 features an alien dog resembling Odie and Zapp Brannigan using his teeth to tug at the bottomwear of a female dog alien in a manner reminiscent of the Coppertone ad.
  • Issue 44:
    Space Chicken: Your honor, this boy's as guilty as a star-fox in a space-henhouse!
    Fox: That's not fair! Those charges were dropped!
    Peppy: Easy, S.F., easy!
    • One of the parallel universe Frys seen during Fry's driving test resembles Bert.
    • Zapp Brannigan accidentally calls for R2-D2 at one point.
    • Hattie McDoogal gets sent through a portal to the ThunderCats universe.
  • Issue 76 features Captain Ersatzes of the Avengers, with Zapp Brannigan playing the role of Captain America. In addition, The Incredible Hulk copy is yellow, wears blue pants, and has Homer Simpson's hair.