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Cube1701
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« : 07-29-2011 18:13 »

This may have been spotted many, many years ago, so apologies if I'm very late.

But when did Futurama start using characters from other TV shows as heads in jars?

In the latest episode (All The Presidents' Heads) I couldn't help but spot two names:

Amelia Pond (Doctor Who - though it didn't look like her) and Inara Serra (Firefly).

I can't find any real people with the name so I presume both are a reference to the characters. But why not stick the names Karen Gillan and Morena Baccarin on the labels?
DannyJC13

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« #1 : 07-29-2011 20:02 »

Uuuum.... The Star Trek cast... They had an entire ep about them...

And Cartman was in BBS, but that's all I can think of off the top of my head.
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« #2 : 07-29-2011 20:20 »

Uuuum.... The Star Trek cast... They had an entire ep about them...

The cast, not the characters themselves.
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« #3 : 07-29-2011 20:22 »

They were forced to be the characters...
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« #4 : 07-29-2011 23:17 »

That's not what they're asking, Danny.

But yeah, Cartman's head in the background of Bender's Big Score is a good catch.
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« #5 : 07-30-2011 01:48 »

I think Apu from The Simpsons makes a Cameo in "Where No Fan Has Gone Before"
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« #6 : 07-30-2011 11:24 »

That's not what they're asking, Danny.

But yeah, Cartman's head in the background of Bender's Big Score is a good catch.

Where?
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« #7 : 07-30-2011 12:13 »


Top right, along with John Stewart. A nice nod to them being on Comedy Central from this point onwards.
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« #8 : 07-30-2011 12:33 »

Amelia Pond, Inara Serra

Zoe Washburne is in the same episode (part of the pyramid Zoidberg is dancing on).
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« #9 : 07-31-2011 02:11 »

Wait, there were two Doctor Who references in this episode? What took them so long?
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« #10 : 07-31-2011 07:45 »

Amelia Pond appears to be a future presidential head, to be honest. Without a helpful DVD commentary, I dunno whether it can be classed as an intentional reference or not.
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« #11 : 07-31-2011 07:58 »

With Futurama, it's all intentional... :shifty:
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« #12 : 07-31-2011 08:12 »

With Futurama, it's all intentional... :shifty:

C'mon sweetie, the writers are Americans. You guys only got to the moon by accident. :p
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« #13 : 07-31-2011 12:55 »

We accidentally got involved in WWII too. :p
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