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22 min
Animation | Comedy | Sci-Fi
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Won 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 18 wins & 40 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 1999-03-28
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Billy West
Philip J. Fry
Katey Sagal
Turanga Leela
John DiMaggio
Tress MacNeille
Phil LaMarr
Hermes Conrad
Lauren Tom
Amy Wong
Maurice LaMarche
David Herman
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At the beginning of the show, during the opening credits and theme song, there is always something different displayed in text at the bottom of the screen. At the very end of the theme song, there is always something different displayed on the screen before the ship crashes into it. This is reminiscent of Matt Groening's cult phenomenon of The Simpsons (1989), as there are three distinctly varying elements in the intro music as well. (Bart's chalkboard writings, the method of the family sitting down on the couch and Lisa's saxophone solo as she leaves band practice.)
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The Wong's Mars ranch house is modeled after the Benedict's house in Giant (1956).
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Nibbler's shadow can be seen in the pilot right before Fry falls into the cryogenic tube. Latter during the series it is revealed that it was actually Nibbler who pushed Fry into the cryogenic tube.
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The elements Bender claims to be constructed out of change throughout the series (though given Bender's nature, it's possible he's lying). This became an in-joke amongst the writers in later episodes.
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In many episodes the Earth's knowledge of things that have happened in the past is lacking, due to an apparent loss of historical documents throughout time (for example, in Season 1 Episode 2 "The Series Has Landed" it is made clear humans don't know the exact details of the first moon landing, or in Season 5 Episode 2 "Jurassic Bark" it is unclear how a 20th century pizzeria operated,) yet many people from Fry's time period are still alive, such as Richard Nixon or Leonard Nimoy's head. Also, even though characters do not know the details of important events in or before the 20th century, many characters make references to popular songs of the past (William Shatner in Season 4 Episode 12 "Where No Fan Has Gone Before", Kif in Season 3 Episode 5 "Amazon Women In The Mood".)
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Some of the heads (in jars) are not anchored down, generally these should float.
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Turanga Leela: So long, jerkwads!
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Captain Zapp Brannigan: [about the space ship Titanic] I am gonna fly her brains out.
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Professor Hubert Farnsworth: No! I was about to close the deal!
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What exactly is a "kajigger"?
A "kajigger" is nothing but a nonsense word (it does not exist in the dictionary, therefore only used in Futurama) uttered by the character Hattie McDoogal (the elderly woman with the lazy eye). Because of her lack of memories she replace some words with "kajigger".
How many seasons are there of Futurama?
There are seven seasons of Futurama.Originally, four seasons of the show were produced. However, Fox aired the show at rather inconsistent intervals and often replaced the show with sports games so lots of unaired episodes were left over. These remaining episodes aired as the fifth season. This resulted in what are called the four "production seasons" and five "broadcast seasons."The four direct-to-dvd movies produced after the series' initial cancellation later aired as 16 episodes on Comedy Central. The production codes for these episodes relate to them being season five.When Futurama was revived on Comedy Central it aired two additional seasons (seasons 6 and 7). Each of these seasons had 26 episodes each and lengthy midseason breaks.
Who owns the rights to Futurama?
Fox owns the majority of legal rights and such, however Matt Groening maintains the creative rights to the show.Comedy Central currently own the syndication rights to the show.
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