One of the best things about Futurama is the awesome trivia that the show spawned. In this short post you’ll find 7 bits of fun, interesting Futurama trivia:
1. Bender’s Big Door
Bender’s apartment door number, 00100100, is actually binary for the dollar sign ($)
Don’t believe us? Here’s the translation:
2. Futuristic Accuracy
In the first episode of the show, Bender tells Fry words to the effect that he should go into the head museum as it’s free on Tuesdays. The date in the show is 31st December, 2999. In real life, December 31, 2999 will be a Tuesday:
3. Leela’s Language
Katey Sagal (Leela) is the only cast member to voice one character. She also uses her natural voice, rather than putting on a voice for her character
4. Zoidberg’s Early Fame
Billy West used Zoidberg’s voice a few years before the production of Futurama, as part of the 1996 movie “Joe’s Apartment”
Here’s the movie trailer:
5. All Glory To The Sound Of The Hypnotoad
Remember the (in)famous hypnotoad?
That sound is actually the noise of a turbine engine, played backwards.
ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD
6. Who Has Appeared In Every Episode?
The only characters to have appeared in every episode of the show are Fry, Leela, and Bender. Professor Farnsworth appears in all but two episodes, and Zoidberg in all but three.
7. Futurama vs Family Guy
In the United Kingdom, Futurama was released on the same day as Family Guy. We all know which show is better …