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« on: 09-22-2012 01:18 »

Episodes like a head in the polls with Nixon saying I'm not a crook do all futurama episodes have some truth

Urban Legend
« Reply #1 on: 09-22-2012 01:51 »

This is the wrong section, but in the commentary of 30% Iron Chef they say the whole free dinner that turned out to not be free really happened.
Scent of Glass
« Reply #2 on: 09-22-2012 03:49 »
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The ending of Jurassic Bark is apparently based on a true story.

Space Pope
« Reply #3 on: 09-22-2012 05:23 »

"A Flight to Remember" is technically based on a real event.

Also, "Xmas Story":
Tastes Like Fry

Urban Legend
« Reply #4 on: 09-22-2012 06:38 »

Pfft, lol.

I'm not sure about entire episodes, but there are certainly a number of RL references throughout.

Bending Unit
« Reply #5 on: 09-22-2012 08:54 »

Yes, it's all going to happen.

Urban Legend
« Reply #6 on: 09-24-2012 12:18 »

"Three-Hundred Big Boys" was loosely inspired by an actual tax-rebate that was given out roughly around when it was made, I belive.

"Proposition Infinity" was based on the ridiculousness surrounding Proposition Eight.

"Roswell that Ends Well" was, obviously, based on the Roswell incident.

"Jurassic Bark"'s ending, as already pointed out, was inspired by multiple stories of dogs waiting at their owners' graves until their dying day.

"Attack of the Killer App" was, obviously, based on the real life iPhone craze.

"A Clockwork Origin" was inspired by the real-life debate over teaching evolution in American schools.

And "Decision 3012" was a thinly veiled allegory for a number of things that have happened to Obama in recent years.

Avatar Czar
DOOP Ubersecretary
« Reply #7 on: 09-24-2012 16:11 »

"The Series Has Landed" was tightly related with the Monsento Corporation.

« Reply #8 on: 11-16-2012 02:25 »

Well, there's a segment in Anthology of Interest II ripped off of The Wizard of Oz big grin

« Reply #9 on: 11-16-2012 03:19 »

Well, there's a segment in Anthology of Interest II ripped off of The Wizard of Oz big grin

Which is not a true story as far as I know, so...wink

Unless "true" is referring to its quality, like "Don't mess with those inferior plots, here's a real story!"

« Reply #10 on: 11-16-2012 15:55 »

Wait, you're saying I can't be transported to a magical land via a tornado? This is news to me!

I'm sure that there's a lot of life experience that gets written into minor events of an episode but I'm hard pressed to come up with any episodes not already listed where the main plot was based on real life, much as I wish that Less than Hero were true. Miracle Cream would make my life so much easier.
Mr Snrub

Urban Legend
« Reply #11 on: 11-18-2012 00:24 »

If the wheelers are real, I'm gonna go ahead and end my life right now.
Inquisitor Hein
Liquid Emperor
« Reply #12 on: 11-25-2012 09:39 »

"The Mutants are revolting" is based on the civil rights movement (with Mr. Astor offering his seat to Leela's great-grandmother a direct twist on the Rosa Parks bus incident).
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