Subtle 'Futurama' Background Details You Might Have Missed

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Vote up the Futurama details that flew over your head like the Planet Express.

Any Futurama fan already knows the series is full with background gags, Simpsons Easter eggs, and secret math equations, but how many have you spotted? Written by a group of people with Ph.Ds, Futurama is one of the smartest cartoons ever to air. It could be worth it to count the 1's and 0's next time to unearth a background joke now and again!

Take a look below and see if you've noticed any of these Futurama background details before, and vote up the ones that flew over your head like the Planet Express.

  • 1
    299 VOTES

    Bender's Room Number Translates To A '$' In ASCII

    From Redditor u/zeromig:

    In Futurama season 1 ep 3, we see Bender's apartment, number 00100100, which in ASCII translates to $, which matches Bender's greedy personality.

    299 votes
  • 2
    244 VOTES

    Part 6502, As Seen Inside Bender's Head, Was Real And Made By Motorola

    From Redditor u/Srz2:

    In Futurama S02E04, Bender is scanned by the F-Ray and reveals his body (head shown). The part 6502 is actually a real 8-Bit Microprocessor (computer brain) developed in 1975 by Motorola.

    244 votes
  • 3
    186 VOTES

    The Calendar Accurately Shows July 3010 As A Sunday

    From Redditor u/genocidalporcupine:

    In Futurama S7:E4 the calendar shown is accurate, July 3010 starts on a Sunday.

    186 votes
  • 4
    333 VOTES

    Eric Cartman's Head Is Preserved

    From Redditor u/create1ders:

    I never noticed Cartman in the background of the head museum!

    333 votes
  • 5
    343 VOTES

    Homer Simpsons' and Marge Bouvier's Initials Are Seen In Robot Hell

    343 votes
  • 6
    174 VOTES

    The Four-Legged Mimic Takes On The Appearance Of Nibbler

    From Redditor u/TheWordOfTyler:

    In Futurama S01E04, "Love's Labours Lost in Space," the Four-legged mimic takes on the appearance of Nibbler.

    174 votes