Episode 13: Futurama


  • [1:45] Seven seasons.
  • [2:15] Four seasons before it was canceled on FOX from 1999-2003, four direct-to-DVD movies each composed of four episodes comprising an effective season 5 in 2008-2009, and then revived on Comedy Central for two more seasons and aired as four half-seasons from 2010-2013 before being cancelled again. There’ll likely be more Futurama to come. It just won’t stay dead!
  • [2:21] The year on the show is the production year plus a thousand years. For example, a Futurama episode based today would take place in 3017.
  • [2:53] He poops dark matter.
  • [3:34] Lovable Time Idiots is an alternate title for this show.
  • [3:59] Notably, the Brain Spawn, a race of floating psychic brains that makes their prey stupid by manipulating the Delta Brainwave.
  • [4:33] In the 1998 The Simpsons episode “The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace”, you can see for a moment a blackboard that contains a counterexample that would disprove Fermat’s Last Theorem… if it weren’t a margin of a margin of a percent off.
  • [5:22] ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • [7:22] Also it’d be cool if Lars had told Leela like, any of that.
  • [8:22] Dan is actually referring to the paper that Silicon Valley published referring to a joke about optimal dick-stroking. It’s a weird show.
  • [8:29] Check out this explanation of the theorem here
  • [10:10] That is not how painting works.
  • [10:27] The appropriate reference here is Marvin the Paranoid Android from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. In the fourth book, So Long and Thanks for All the Fish, Marvin states that he’s thirty-seven times older than the universe itself due to time travel shenanigans.
  • [10:45] Continuity porn: Bender has a lifelong dream of being a folk singer, but an inhibition unit keeps him from doing so–unless it’s neutralized with a magnet. 
  • [11:03] The Bender of Theseus? The Robot of Planet Express? Workshopping it.
  • [13:33] A simple country Hyperchicken lawyer.