Futurama

Season 1 Episode 5

Fear of a Bot Planet

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Apr 20, 1999 on Comedy Central

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    • Racial Segregation in Baseball
      Bender's rant about robots at the blernsball game is an allusion to the racial segregation in pre-50's baseball, when African-American players were not allowed to play in the Majors despite their obvious skill. Bender also mentions 'Wireless Joe Jackson,' a name obviously based on Shoeless Joe Jackson, the most famous of the 1919 Black Sox banned from baseball.

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