A Futurama episode contains a real-life mathematical theorem which was specifically made for that episode, making it the first known theorem to be created for the sole purpose of entertainment in a TV show.
According to Matt Groening, FOX was never supportive of Futurama, as they moved the show around from time slot to time slot unpredictably for four years, which resulted in poor ratings and its cancellation in 2003. This move left many Futurama fans and production crew shocked and angry.
In an episode of the Simpsons that aired in 2003, Homer gave his email address as ChunkyLover53@aol.com. The episode’s writer, Matt Selman, signed up for the ChunkyLover53 email address beforehand and within minutes of the show’s airing found his inbox packed to its 999-message limit.
There was also an episode of Futurama where Bender gave out his email address (email@example.com) if you wrote, you got an automated message back from bender:
The writing staff of Futurama held three Ph.D.s, seven masters degrees, and cumulatively had more than 50 years at Harvard.
For the Futurama episode, “The Prisoner of Benda”, a mathematical theorem was composed solely for the show by Ken Keeler, who holds a Ph.D in Applied Mathematics.
Phil Hartman, you may remember him in such roles as Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz, was set to be the voice actor of Zap Brannigan in Futurama but was murdered by his wife before recording began. They named the lead character, Phillip J. Fry, in his honor.
In the animated series Futurama, the Democratic Order of Planets (DOOP), created in 2945 after the Second Galactic War, is an allusion to the creation of the United Nations in 1945 after the Second World War. The inhabitants of the planet Omicron Persei VIII are often in conflict with the DOOP. Logo DOOP («doop») is an ambigram. Despite the DOOP’s activity, the interplanetary communications are weak, wars are constant, invasions are usually poorly planned and clashes are happening over silly reasons or for no reason at all.
In the first episode of Futurama, Bender takes Fry to the Head Museum saying, “It’s Free on Tuesdays.” December 31st 2999 will, in fact, be a Tuesday.
In Futurama, Bender’s apartment number is 00100100. This is a binary representation of the ASCII character “$”.