Originally posted by Smitty:
That's really good! One nitpick: Are the Vice Presidential Action Rangers actually real? I mean, it seems likely that they were invented by the What If? machine in a double What If? scenario, so should they be included in - what looks like - the "real" timeline?
By the way, I mean "Futurama real" not "real real" in case there is confusion over the reality of real.
As for the What-If Machine:
As I mentioned in the FAQ section, my take is that while the events the What-If machine reports are false, the people and places involved are real. The What-If machine takes everything in real life into account to create their visions. The professor did say in one episode that the What-If machine was 98% accurate of what would happen (or something along those lines).
That's just my take. Thanks for the input, though!