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Subtle 'Futurama' Background Details You Might Have Missed

Updated February 5, 2021 5.2k votes 565 voters 79.9k views24 items

List RulesVote 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

    You Can See Nibbler's Shadow In The First Episode

    From Redditor u/sir-griffen:

    In Futurama s1 E1 which aired in 1999, you can see Nibblers shadow under Fry’s chair. It wouldn’t be revealed that Nibbler pushed Fry into the Cryo-genic chamber until season 4 which aired 4 years later.

    Missed it the first time?
  • 2

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

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  • 3

    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.

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  • 4

    Leela Walks Past The Head Of Her Voice Actor, Katey Sagal

    From Redditor /u/japadz:

    In Futurama, one of the heads Leela walks past in the Head Museum is Katey Sagal, the voice actor for Leela.

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