TV Series | TV-14 | | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Philip J. Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999.
Matt Groening modelled the look of Bender after the robot Necron 99/Peace from the Ralph Bakshi animated post-apocalyptic fantasy movie Wizards (1977).
Captain Zapp Brannigan:
I am gonna fly her brains out.
The elements Bender claims to be constructed out of change throughout the series (though given Bender's nature, it's possible he's lying). This became an in-joke amongst the writers in later episodes.
In syndication, the 30th Century Fox logo made for the show is typically followed by a regular "20th Century Fox Television" logo.
Cartoon Network has censored the Professor's favorite expletive, "Sweet Zombie Jesus" on at least two occasions, removing the Jesus.
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