An animated science-fiction TV series [1999-2003, continued 2010-2013], showing the adventures of a 20th century man (Philip J. Fry) woken from a cryogenic sleep into a retro-futuristic 31st century, with strong absurdist leanings.

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Is there behind-the-scenes information on which came first, Bender's name, function or alcoholism?

Bender's name is a nice bit of wordplay because he is a bending unit, and also alcoholic (goes on benders). But this reference[1] in Wikipedia says he was named after the character John Bender from ...
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How old is Phillip J Fry?

Despite Fry, being frozen, and remaining the same age for a thousand years, if someone was to carbon date him, or by birth certificate wouldn't he be 1,02X years old?
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What happens to a time sphere if no one chooses to use it?

In the episode Bender's Big Score a time sphere is summoned and Nibbler warns that a single use could tear the universe asunder. What would happen to the time sphere itself if Nibbler's warning was ...
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In Futurama, why did the DNA scanner say Prof Farnsworth was Fry's only living relative when he had several others?

In "Bender's Game", we learn that Prof. Hubert Farnsworth fathered Mom's son, Igner. In "Near-Death Wish", it's revealed that both the Professor's parents (Ned and Velma Farnsworth) are still alive, ...
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Were jobs predetermined in Futurama?

In Futurama's first episode "pilot 3000" we are introduced to the idea that individuals were implanted with a career chip that labeled you with "your permanent career assignment" according to Leela. ...
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What’s the top-right robot on Wirdou’s “These aren't the droids we are looking for” shirt?

The artist Wirdou made this great tee shirt design where there are two storm troopers standing in front of a bunch of robots from movies and TV. I can identify all of the robots but one. (Image ...
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Does Fry ever actually pay for his cryogenic freezing?

Fry has frozen himself multiple times, but he never seems to incur any sort of bill for this cryogenic freezing process. The future definitely still has money, so why doesn't Fry ever have to pay for ...
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Who is older: Hubert Farnsworth or Mom? [duplicate]

In the episode "A Clone of My Own" we're informed that Hubert Farnsworth is 160 years old, and a few episodes later in "Mother's Day" we're treated to the flashback of Hubert working for Mom 70 years ...
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“In my dreams, I've peered beyond its eyes, and into the cackling hell within us all”

In the wonderful Futurama episode, Möbius Dick, Leela goes nuts and chases a white space whale. Since Futurama (and in particular Bender) is about 60% references, I wondered if the quote in the title ...
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Song in Mobius Dick

In Futurama episode "Mobius Dick," what is the song after Leela says "This time it's business"? I can't find this answer anywhere on the internet.
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Significance of the word Bort!

The 'Saturday Morning Fun Pit' (Season 8, Episode 6) episode of Futurama has three different segments. The second is set in a 'Purple Cartoon' that is made to push a breakfast cereal made from ...
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Origins of Scruffy's accent

What is the origin of Scruffy's (the Planet Express janitor) accent? I noted he says at one point (what sounds to my ear) like: Jail's not s' bad. You can make Sang-Gree-a in the turlet. I ...
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Physical dimensions of the Planet Express building

Does someone know (or can calculate precisely enough by his eyes) Planet Express building's dimensions and schema of inner rooms? All I have found so far is this image, but it is from a game so I am ...
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Significance (or otherwise) of the Headless Spiro Agnew

There have been many disembodied heads depicted on Futurama, some of which have obtained some form of body at one stage or another (e.g. Nixon procuring 1st the body of Bender then of a Transformer, ...
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Futurama: Why does the Planet Express ship need a pilot?

I have to ask a light-hearted question: Why does the Planet Express ship need a pilot? (or for that matter, keys...) In the episode where the ship falls in love with Bender, we see that she is ...
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Are the people of Earth truly united?

In Futurama, the country in which the story it sets is generally called "Earth"; and people are referred to as "Earthican". Still, the UN still exists (which seems contrary to the idea of a unified ...
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Who is the first robot that is still in working form in Futurama?

Who was the first robot that still exists in working form? Ignoring robots for whom: No Date Of Manufacture was mentioned or implied (by existing at a particular early time). Got to where they are ...
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What really happened the night that Fry got frozen? (In terms of time travel)

I'm just wondering, with Nibbler being there and Fry also under the desk; and then the other Fry in the cryo-tube and all the Benders: Can someone please create a timeline of what happened that night ...
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In Futurama, are there jungles on Earth?

In the Futurama episode "Mars University" the Professor implies that there are no jungles on Earth. Fry: Wow! The jungles on Mars look just like the jungles on Earth! Professor: Jungles? On ...
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How long does it take for Bender to rust?

Bender is (mostly) powered by alcohol. We also know that if he doesn't drink he grows a rust beard and acts similar to how a human would once they partake in too much alcohol. How long does Bender ...
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In Neutopia why didn't the Borax Kid teleport in Scruffy?

Spoiler: Why is Scruffy left out?
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Why didn't Zoidberg know that Leela wasnt an alien?

In "The Tip of The Zoidberg" both the professor and mom claim that Zoidberg is an excellent doctor for aliens. But if that is true why didn't he know that Leela wasn't an alien before she found her ...
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In the original airing of the pilot, was Nibbler's shadow drawn under the desk in the cryogenics lab?

Space Pilot 3000 was aired on TV the other night, and during the scene where Fry first falls off his chair, you can see Nibbler's shadow on the underside of the desk. This surprised me, as I never ...
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Does Bender ever kill a human?

One of Bender's best known phrases, and a running joke of the series, is that he wants to 'Kill All Humans'. Does he ever even kill one human? edit: I ask because I saw this, and whilst there are ...
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What is robotic meat used for?

In the episode 31st Century Fox there is a scene where Bender goes to a robotic butcher shop. There we see the robot butcher chop a robot pig and grind it into a robotic sausage. What could this ...
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Are all humans in Futurama actually aliens?

In the season seven episode The Thief of Baghead, Bender is going through various lenses with his camera. Among those he tries out is the "They Live" lens, which shows everyone as the aliens seen in ...
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Was Zoidberg a competent doctor before the Yeti crushed his skull?

In "The Tip of the Zoidberg" we see a fairly well adjusted Zoidberg get his head crushed by the Yeti. Was the Yeti injury the cause of his incompetence?
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Why did they build a Hedonismbot?

He was supposedly built out of gold with taxpayers money. Now he is wealthy and has his own servant. What was Hedonismbot's original purpose?
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Nimbus Battleship [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How many battleships has Zapp Brannigan lost? he Nimbus is the intergalactic flagship of the DOOP fleet. In command of the Nimbus is the 25-Star-General Zapp Brannigan. ...
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10 Years of Unpaid Taxes

Farnsworth lied about his age and called the Sunset Squad because he didn't feel useful anymore. Since he lied about his age, that would mean he didn't pay any taxes for the number of years he lied ...
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Roberto The Insane Robot

Roberto was the first insane robot built by a team of scientists. He always carries a stabbing knife which he uses it to rob banks or mug people. Since he uses his stabbing knife frequently and ...
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A Fishful of Dollars

In the Futurama episode "A Fishful of Dollars" Fry becomes a billionaire because he had a bank account 1000 years ago and made interest on the small amount of money he had in it. Fry seems to be the ...
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Planet Express Ship Blueprints

Is there a blueprint for the Planet Express Ship? We've seen most of the ship but it's not defined where all the rooms are. Currently we've seen the deck, loading dock, the hallway, the kitchen, the ...
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Presidential Heads

As we know, Nixion's Head has been in office for quite some time, due to his argument of the rule "no body can serve more than two terms". Since he successfully became president, Why didn't other ...
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Are Futurama comic books canon?

I recently noticed that Futurama has a comic book series. I was wondering if the Futurama comics are events that really happened in the Futurama universe or are they fake events simulated similar to ...
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Why does Bender need to sleep?

Why does Bender need to sleep? He does this at least in a couple of episodes, like Godfellas, Bendless Love, and The Honking. I believe other robots also sleep, so I don't think this is unique to him? ...
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How did the transmision in the episode Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences reach Omicron Persei 8 without a delay?

Normally I don't try to point out inconsistencies in Futurama, but when I find one which is a major plot point I start to question it. According to the episode "When Aliens Attack" it takes roughly ...
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Why does Farnsworth have a wheelchair?

In "Lethal Inspection", Professor Farnsworth asks for his wheelchair: Farnsworth: I have pain in joints I had removed a century ago! Bender! bring me my soft chair with the wheels. Bender: ...
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What happened to Old New York?

In my previous question, 'Why is the Cryogenics Lab in New New York?' we discussed why the Cryogenics Lab was in New New York when it was originally in Old New York. Old New York was Destroyed by ...
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Transcripts of Futurama [closed]

Why are there transcripts of un-aired Futurama episodes? un-aired as in they will be aired later on in the future? http://theinfosphere.org/Episode_Transcript_Listing I didn't read through them ...
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What is this Alien Species in Futurama

In Futurama, the year 10,000 holds 5 Statues of Liberty from different species. Humans, Birds, Monkeys, Cows, and an Alien blob sort of thing. What is that alien race? Was the alien race ever ...
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Futurama Foreshadowing a Cataclysmic Event

What event is being constantly foreshadowed in Futurama. You see Morbo repeatedly taking about an invasion to Earth, and Encyclopod who only preserves endangered species preserving Hutch Waterfall. ...
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What stages are in Kif's species life cycle?

How many stages of Kif's species does it take to become the swarm of bugs? I know of three stages: tadpole, Kif's stage, and a swarm of bugs. Does Kif's species have any other forms like the ...
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Is Morbo serious? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Morbo ever make good on his statements? Whenever he is seen on the show, Morbo often openly regards humans to be of an inferior species, and often seems to imply ...
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Why is Fry's fro all frizzy? [closed]

Why does it get so frizzy so often? How does this happen?
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Is human cloning permitted in the 31st century?

Cubert Farnsworth (Professor Farnsworth's clone) appears in the episode "A Clone of My Own". I was wondering if human cloning is permitted in the 31st century? Or is Professor Farnsworth making Cubert ...
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Is there a transcript of the Futurama Live Q&A available?

The Futurama Live Q&A occurred at http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/futurama/live. Is there a transcript available for this Q&A? Either official or fan transcribed is fine.
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What was on the whiteboard during the Futurama Live Q&A?

During the Futurama Live Q&A, there was a message written in one of Futurama's alien languages in the background. What does it say?
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How did Dr. Zoidberg get his degree in medicine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What kind of Medicine did Doctor Zoidberg study? Dr. Zoidberg is a terrible doctor. How did he manage to pass his course?
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Do the paradox-self-resolving time spheres work by the same principles as the Professor's forward-in-time machine?

The Professor (and by extension the writers!) invented the very first time travel machine that convincingly avoids paradoxes by design (S07E07) -- limited to the fictional universes I know of. It ...