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:
Ken Keeler, a doctor in Applied Mathematics and a writer for Futurama, came up with an entirely new math theorem just to explain the plot resolution in the Season 6 episode “The Prisoner of Benda.”The Futurama Theorem is the only theorem to be created entirely for entertainment on a TV show.
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.