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UnrealLegend

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« on: 08-16-2013 06:40 »

In this thread we can post the absurdly insignificant observations we make about the show. Like, the kind where literally nobody would notice or even care to notice.

I'll start, why not?

Season 3 has the highest number of episodes with "of" in the title, at six. Season 7 has the fewest, with only two.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #1 on: 08-16-2013 06:49 »
« Last Edit on: 08-16-2013 06:58 »

Harold Zoid was not voiced by Hank Azaria in The Beast With A Billion Backs, although he was in That's Lobstertainment.

Zoidberg has exactly 4 tendrils.

Contrary to Mom's statement about All robots having antenna, many robots, including The Robot Devil, Roberto, Robot Santa, and Robot 1-X do not.
Beamer

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« Reply #2 on: 08-16-2013 07:23 »

Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series follows the adventures of a late-20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, who, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand years, finds employment at Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery company in the retro-futuristic 31st century. The series was envisioned by Groening in the late 1990s while working on The Simpsons, later bringing Cohen aboard to develop storylines and characters to pitch the show to Fox.

In the United States, the series aired on Fox from March 28, 1999, to August 10, 2003, before ceasing production. Futurama was then aired in reruns on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim from 2003 to 2007, until the network's contract expired. It was revived in 2008 as four direct-to-video films; the last of the four was released in early 2009. Comedy Central entered into an agreement with 20th Century Fox Television to syndicate the existing episodes and air the films as 16 new, half-hour episodes, constituting a fifth season.

In June 2009, producing studio 20th Century Fox announced that Comedy Central had picked up the show for 26 new half-hour episodes, which began airing in 2010 and 2011. The show was renewed for a seventh season, with the first half airing in June 2012 and the second set for early summer 2013. It was later revealed that the seventh season would be the final season, as Comedy Central announced that they would not be commissioning any further episodes. The series finale is set to air on September 4, 2013, though Groening has said he will try to get it picked up by another network.

Throughout its run, Futurama has received critical acclaim. The show has been nominated for 17 Annie Awards and 12 Emmy Awards, winning seven of the former and six of the latter. It has also been nominated four times for a Writers Guild of America Award, winning two for the episodes "Godfellas" and "The Prisoner of Benda", been nominated for a Nebula Award and has received Environmental Media Awards for episodes "The Problem with Popplers" and "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular". Futurama-related merchandise has also been released, including a tie-in comic book series and video game, calendars, clothes, and figurines. A crossover episode with The Simpsons is scheduled to be released during that show's 25th season.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #3 on: 08-16-2013 07:26 »
« Last Edit on: 08-16-2013 07:39 »

Dear PEEL,

 Today I made a mistake by posting something that was not related to the thread. Generally this would mean an immediate apology directed at the topic creator. However, due to the fact that that person in question is me, I have decided that the only appropriate action is to remove my post entirely, and beg for forgiveness from my PEEL brethren. I sincerely apologise for any offence that my foolishness may have triggered.

Regards,

-Unrellius Leggand IV
Beamer

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« Reply #4 on: 08-16-2013 07:30 »

Looks like somebody discovered the CTRL+C/CTRL+V trick. tongue

Sir, as I'm sure you are aware, this commont is, in fact, NOT trivia regarding Futurama. Please pack up your shenanigans and kindly take them elsewhere, as some of us are trying to respect the rules of this thread and build an informative collection of Futurama facts that cannot be found elsewhere on the internet. Good day, sir!
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #5 on: 08-16-2013 07:32 »

Looks like somebody discovered the CTRL+C/CTRL+V trick. tongue

Sir, as I'm sure you are aware, this commont is, in fact, NOT trivia regarding Futurama. Please pack up your shenanigans and kindly take them elsewhere, as some of us are trying to respect the rules of this thread and build an informative collection of Futurama facts that cannot be found elsewhere on the internet. Good day, sir!
Shame on you, UnrealLegend. Shame on You.

Also, Robot santa was only voiced by brad goodman (correct me if that's the wrong name) in one episode.
Anna3000

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« Reply #6 on: 08-17-2013 05:45 »

There are ten episodes (counting the movies as one episode each) that feature Bender's name, or some variation of it, in the title, while Fry and Leela each only have seven titles with his/her name in it. This surprised me a bit since I've thought of Fry as the overall main character, but Bender seems to receive more attention from the writers.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #7 on: 08-17-2013 05:58 »

There are ten episodes (counting the movies as one episode each) that feature Bender's name, or some variation of it, in the title, while Fry and Leela each only have seven titles with his/her name in it. This surprised me a bit since I've thought of Fry as the overall main character, but Bender seems to receive more attention from the writers.
Fry is supposed to be the main character, but as time went on he almost became a secondary character. Heck, in 'Kif gets Knocked up a notch', He only has one line! I think the writers put bigger emphasis on Bender because he's the only character in the main crew that can get into big trouble without being out of character.

Fact: The PE ship is female.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #8 on: 08-17-2013 06:03 »

Heck, in 'Kif gets Knocked up a notch', He only has one line!

That's not quite true. He's got nine.

Still, that's not very many.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #9 on: 08-17-2013 06:21 »

Heck, in 'Kif gets Knocked up a notch', He only has one line!

That's not quite true. He's got nine.

Still, that's not very many.
Really?!? Man, I need to rewatch that one then.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #10 on: 08-19-2013 20:54 »

There has never been an episode with Amy's name in the title.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #11 on: 08-19-2013 22:40 »

There has never been an episode with Amy's name in the title.
or Nibbler's (correct me if i'm wrong)
futz
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« Reply #12 on: 08-19-2013 23:48 »

Let's see if anyone knows what character had color eye pupils instead of the standard black (and not as effect like Bender's in BBS when he got a virus).
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #13 on: 08-20-2013 01:12 »

Let's see if anyone knows what character had color eye pupils instead of the standard black (and not as effect like Bender's in BBS when he got a virus).

HG Blob and the Mutant Atomic Supermen have coloured pupils. There might be others I've forgotten.
futz
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« Reply #14 on: 08-20-2013 03:00 »
« Last Edit on: 08-20-2013 03:04 »

They have colored eyeball whites but not pupils/irises (the little dot within the eyeball). You know, the little dots that move around.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #15 on: 08-20-2013 03:44 »

...Brain Slugs?
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #16 on: 08-20-2013 03:52 »

They have colored eyeball whites but not pupils/irises (the little dot within the eyeball). You know, the little dots that move around.

I think it varies from episode to episode. HG Bob clearly has red pupils here:

Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #17 on: 08-20-2013 04:25 »

Is it Robot Santa? His eyes are all red/orange.
futz
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« Reply #18 on: 08-20-2013 04:55 »
« Last Edit on: 08-20-2013 13:35 »

UnL: It appears you are correct - but he's not the one I was thinking of. Good find. Some toys of him have black pupils.

MRM: I can't find a brain slug image with a colored pupil/iris. Robot Santa does not appear to have pupils just some sort of overall orangey eye surface.

Here is the character I was thinking of:


cartoonlover27

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« Reply #19 on: 08-26-2013 18:12 »

The series was originally going to be called either " Aloha Mars" or "Doomsday"
Jezzem

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« Reply #20 on: 08-26-2013 19:00 »

It was "Doomsville", not "Doomsday". Shame on you, cartoonlover27. Shame on you. no no

Hey, this is the thread where that started, apparently!
ShinyMetal***

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« Reply #21 on: 08-26-2013 19:59 »

 I like the name Futurama for it the best, glad they chose it  smile
My Manwich

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« Reply #22 on: 08-26-2013 20:06 »

Harold Zoid was not voiced by Hank Azaria in The Beast With A Billion Backs, although he was in That's Lobstertainment.

Zoidberg has exactly 4 tendrils.

Contrary to Mom's statement about All robots having antenna, many robots, including The Robot Devil, Roberto, Robot Santa, and Robot 1-X do [i]not[/i][/i].

Neither do any members of the Robot Mafia.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #23 on: 08-26-2013 20:45 »
« Last Edit on: 08-27-2013 00:44 »

It was "Doomsville", not "Doomsday". Shame on you, cartoonlover27. Shame on you. no no

Hey, this is the thread where that started, apparently!
Shame on you for not stating exactly who started it. Shame on You. no no

In the original run, Roberto had no 'Cuffs' on the top of his feet. In all of the new CC run, he has had those cuffs.

Harold Zoid was not voiced by Hank Azaria in The Beast With A Billion Backs, although he was in That's Lobstertainment.

Zoidberg has exactly 4 tendrils.

Contrary to Mom's statement about All robots having antenna, many robots, including The Robot Devil, Roberto, Robot Santa, and Robot 1-X do [i]not[/i][/i].

Neither do any members of the Robot Mafia.
Also, Niether does The Gate Holding Robots from 'Clone of my Own' or Hedonism Bot.
Anna3000

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« Reply #24 on: 08-27-2013 06:05 »

Contrary to Mom's statement about All robots having antenna, many robots, including The Robot Devil, Roberto, Robot Santa, and Robot 1-X do [i]not[/i][/i].

Neither do any members of the Robot Mafia.
Also, Niether does The Gate Holding Robots from 'Clone of my Own' or Hedonism Bot.

Could that possibly be an intentional way to set those robots apart from "traditional" ones like bending units that would be under Mom's control? Maybe Robot Devil, Roberto, Santa, etc. had gone rogue somehow and gotten their antennae removed, whereas Robot 1-X as an upgraded model may not need one to be controlled by Mom.

Then again, that may be a completely bogus theory since the antenna seems to be the robotic equivalent of a penis.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #25 on: 08-27-2013 06:25 »

It might be obscured by metal casing.

I mean, I don't go walking around with my dick exposed. Some robots might feel the same way.
Anna3000

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« Reply #26 on: 08-27-2013 06:35 »

I don't know; I wouldn't really think of Robot Devil or Roberto as exceptionally modest robots.  confused
Tachyon

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« Reply #27 on: 08-27-2013 06:40 »


Well, the Robot Devil's antenna might be his tail, or horns, and Tinny Tim might have it under his hat.  But yeah, on the others I can't see it.

Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #28 on: 08-27-2013 08:27 »

There's a red hand print that briefly appears after Fry gets slapped by Bender's hand in Ghost in the machines.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #29 on: 08-27-2013 23:07 »

Just like routers, robots can surely have internal or external antennae. They're used for radio data transmission anyhow, not a physical link.
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