Futurama

Anthology of Interest 2

Season 4, Ep 3, Aired 1/6/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Once again, the crew asks three stories to the What If machine. Bender wonders how would life be if he were human; Fry asks what life would be like if it resembled a video game; and Leela wonders what would happen if she found her true home...

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Herman

    Dr. Ogden Wernstrom / General Colin Pac-Man / Scruffy / Larry

  • Katey Sagal

    Turanga Leela

  • Billy West

    Philip J. Fry / Professor Hubert Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / Richard Nixon's Head / Small Glurmo #1 / Q*Bert

  • Lauren Tom

    Amy Wong / Ms. Pac-Man

  • Tress MacNeille

    Nd-Nd / Mom / Who Ask Machine

  • Fan Reviews (16)
  • Captain Fry the Gamemaster

    By sh811a, Aug 15, 2011

  • 1st segment - Gross! 2nd - OK 3rd - Amazing

    By optimist799, Mar 05, 2010

  • Another classic!

    By that70sguy92, Jul 23, 2009

  • hilarious episode

    By Blind_Legend, Jun 24, 2008

  • My favorite episode from the whole series!!!

    By Iverson82094, Feb 19, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (62)

    • Wernstrom: (Referring to Human Bender) Truly you have lived more in one week than we have our entire lives.

    • Leela: Uh, alright. Here I go. There's no place like- I wanna be a witch!

    • Bender: This is a stick-up. Gimme the bag, old man! Farnsworth: Here you go, my friend. 5000 Professor Land fun bucks. Bender: Oh, crap.

    • Farnsworth: Oh, blithery poop, my cowardly lobster! You don't need courage. After all, who needs courage when you have a gun?

    • Farnsworth: I am the Professor, great and... uh... forgetful!

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    Notes (5)

    • Some of the stories in this Anthology of Interest have similarities to the first. E.G: In I, Meatbag, When Bender is dead, they say "Good Night, Sweet Prince" They did the same in the first Anthology of Interest. Also, in Leela's Dream, she kills Amy, She also kills Amy in the first AoI.

    • When the Q-Bert looking character jumps out of the ship, he says something backwards, voiced by Billy West. When translated forward, he says "Where can a guy get some pants around here?"

    • Alien code: After the video game aliens land on earth and the shot starts to pull away, Alien Code #1 appears in bold green text. No surprise, when translated it reads: "Tale Of Interest."

    • Alien code: When Bender is holding up the money with the Professor's face on it, you can see Alien Code #1 in the corner of the bill. It reads: "Toxic Ink."

    • The song in the background for "I, Meatbag" is 'Conga' by "Miami Sound Machine" which features Gloria Estefan.

    Trivia (8)

    • In I, Meatbag, the Nobel Prize committee have a party the night of the judging, but after the party ends, it's still night time. Despite partying for 12 hours.

    • When Bender is being turned into a human, there are wires attached to him before he becomes human, but after he becomes human, the wires attached to his feet and head and other parts are gone.

    • Opening subtitle: Hey TiVo, Suggest This!

    • In the Wizzin' story, the fences are made of crayons.

    • The three segments are titled: 1. I, Meatbag 2. Raiders of the Lost Arcade 3. Wizzin'

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    Allusions (13)

    • Nikola Tesla In the first segment "I, Meatbag" at the end of the Nobel Prize party, three scientists are seen being hit by the discharge of a Tesla Coil. Nikola Tesla was deprived several times of a much deserved Nobel Prize, most notably for his invention of the Radio. Tesla's patent for the radio was reversed and awarded to Guglielmo Marconi in 1904 and Marconi would receive the Nobel Prize for that invention in 1909. Tesla died in 1943, at the age of 86. Later that year the US Supreme Court recognized him as the inventor of radio uphelding Tesla's patent number U.S. Patent 645,576.

    • Raiders of the Lost Arcade The title of the second story, being Fry's what-if, is taken from the Steven Spielberg/George Lucas motion picture Raiders of the Lost Ark, one of the movies from the Indiana Jones series.

    • Leela: As long as I get to hurt people and not just dance around at the equinox. This is a reference to Wicca in which wiccans celebrate the coming of new seasons, or solstices or equinox's.

    • Homer Simpson The clothes that Bender wears when he is a human are almost the same as Homer Simpson from "The Simpsons".

    • Among the objects that Zoidberg coughs up is a key. The key is an object you could swallow in Pacman if you made it to the end.

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