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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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What kind of Medicine did Doctor Zoidberg study?

He has a Ph.D. and wears a labcoat, but what kind of Medical education did Dr. Zoidberg have?
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Why didn't the DNA scanner find Fry to be the Professor's (great)ⁿ grandfather?

In Futurama, Fry did the nasty in the pasty, so he's his own grandfather. This means he's also the grandfather to his brother, Yancy Jr. In the pilot episode, Space Pilot 3000, the DNA scanner that ...
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How did they assemble the head collection at New New Yorks Head Museum?

I love the Head Museum! How did they manage to get their lively pre 30th century exibits?
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How did Senator Travers not just survive as a Time Paradox Duplicate

In Decision 3012 (stop reading if you do not want spoilers): Senator Travers uses the time paradox code from Bender's Big Score to go back in time to stop Nixon, and then he disappears when he won ---...
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Does Springfield still exist in the Futurama future?

Does Springfield still exist in the Futurama future? I don't expect to see the characters travel to the future, but if Fry's descendant could survive, so could the Simpsons.
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Why does Nibbler's poop only get super heavy after he has pooped it?

Nibbler appears to weigh a normal amount (seen when being picked up, etc.), but then takes a poop and his dark matter excrement is so dense that it has a colossal weight for its size. Where does all ...
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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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Are the owls in Futurama a backwards reference to Blade Runner and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Owls in Futurama are so numerous and plentiful that they are considered a pest. Conversely, the electric owl in Blade Runner represents something beautiful that no longer exists. And in a larger sense,...
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Does Morbo ever make good on his statements?

Morbo refers to himself as 'the Annihilator' and frequently threatens mankind. Has he or his species ever made good on his threats? Or is Linda right in dismissing him?
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How many battleships has Zapp Brannigan lost?

How many starships/battleships has Captain Zapp Brannigan lost that were under his direct control, throughout the course of Futurama's seasons and films?
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What is the current main source of power in Futurama?

What kind of power do the people of Futurama use currently? In the film Bender's Game, Farnsworth rendered all dark matter inert with his anti-backwards crystal. After that, he "invented" a new ...
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Are there more bending units named Bender?

Bender is a bending unit. Bender was given the name Bender, same as Flexo was given his name. Under the assumption that bending units are given names having to do with bending, are there other ...
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Why aren't the Sunset Squad doing their jobs?

The Sunset Squad's objective is to take old people whose lifespan exceeds 160 years, and take them to a secret location in space where they then live in a simulated world waiting for the children to ...
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How Deep Are Bender's Insides?

Bender often pulls large objects from his torso cupboard, but how deep or how much empty space is he capable of storing? Can he bend space around the perimeters of the frame of his torso's door? If ...
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Why does Planet Express employ Dr. Zoidberg?

For the most part, the Planet Express crew seems to actively dislike Zoidberg, and Professor Farnsworth and Hermes aren't exactly warm fuzzy balls of sympathy and compassion. They have to be employing ...
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How many different versions of Fry are frozen in the Cryogenics Lab in Futurama?

In a number of episodes of Futurama, Fry and other characters travel back in time numerous times, to freeze and unfreeze themselves, and do various other actions in the cryogenics lab. How many ...
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Shouldn't Leela's parents' mailbox say "Leela" instead of "Turanga"?

How did the writers not notice that the mailbox of Leela's parents says "Turanga," and not "Leela"? Turanga Leela is Leela's proper name, with Leela being her surname, so shouldn't it follow that her ...
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What are Bender's computational specifications?

As in, what kind of processor, how much RAM, and how much hard drive space does Bender have? Also, what operating system does Bender run? Has this been referenced in any episode of Futurama (or in ...
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What percent of Fry's DNA comes from his Grandfather in Futurama?

In the episode Roswell That Ends Well Fry's abnormal parentage is revealed. During the commentary David X Cohen challenges viewers to describe that parentage. I would expect to see all possible ...
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How old is Bender?

In Rosewell That Ends Well, Bender is left behind in 1947 Roswell and is eventually recovered in 3002. Source: Wikipedia In Bender's Big Score, Bender uses the paradox-correcting time travel code to ...
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Do the internal inconsistencies of Futurama ever cause it to suffer?

There are some universes which claim or pretend to be consistent and aren't (Star Wars), some which try but know they can't and do their best (Star Trek), some that are consistent, but likely due to a ...
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What does the "J" stand for in Philip J. Fry's name? [duplicate]

Is it ever explained what his middle initial stands for?
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Are all robots in the Futurama universe fueled by alcohol?

While Bender is a notoriously prolific drinker, we learn that this habit is actually how Bender fuels himself, and without drinking alcohol he will grow a rust beard and act like a human would when ...
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Why do Turanga Leela and her family put their surname first?

What I know already: When stating her name, Turanga Leela's surname comes first (her parents' names are Turanga Morris and Turanga Munda). Some cultures put the surname last, others put it first. ...
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What is the true story of Bender's origins?

In the episode "Lethal Inspection" it is shown that Bender was made in a factory in Mexico and approved by Hermes Conrad. However, throughout the series Bender makes references to his parents, such as ...
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Why is the Cryogenics Lab in New New York?

Fry was frozen in Old New York's Cryogenics Lab and went 1000 years into the future. When he woke he was in New New York. Old New York is under New New York but the Cryogenics lab stays in the same ...
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How many parallel universes exist in Futurama?

In the first season, Fry is taken to and shown the edge of the universe, which looks onto a parallel universe. Fry turns to the Professor and asks, "Is there an infinite number of universes?," and the ...
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How long does it take for a Poppler to mature?

How long does it take for a Poppler (baby Omicronian) to mature? I ask this because there have been many hints that Earth will be attacked (possibly by Morbo's species). But if it is an Omicronian, ...
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Which alien destroys Old New York?

In the first episode, whilst Fry is in the cryo-tube, we see New York is destroyed (several?) times. Which aliens were these? Or do we not know due to records being destroyed?
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How can Bender not know how robot procreation works?

After watching the first part of the new season premiere, something struck me: How can he not know how this works, or more to the point, fail to even realize that it is a thing? Edit: Realizing that ...
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Where did Philip J. Fry get his name?

Fry got his middle initial of J in the same place as Homer J. Simpson. What about his first and last name? Where do Philip and Fry come from? Perhaps it is based on Philips the company, and Fry's ...
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Was Keeler's Theorem penned for Futurama, or was it the inspiration?

In the Prisoner of Benda, due to one-way body swap shenanigans, two Globetrotter's have to work out if they can get everyone's minds back in order. They prove it can be done with any two extra people. ...
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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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How much time is lost in 'Time Keeps on Slippin''

In time Keeps on Slippin', Farnsworth creates a basketball team which he matures by abusing Chronitons. This leads to time skipping forward by random, but ever increasing amounts. How much time was ...
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How did Nixon not create the future Senator Chris Travers came from?

SPOILERS! Can anyone explain how to resolve the paradox caused in this season's episode "Decision 3012?"
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