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Futurama: Anthology of Interest (1)

When Professor Farnsworth invents a "what if" machine, each member of the gang poses a question to this new machine to receive video-simulated answer. What if Bender was 500 feet tall, Leela was more impulsive and Fry never woke up in Y3K? In three separate stories, Bender, Leela and Fry each find out what would happen if their lives were different, and Vice President Al Gore, physicist Stephen Hawking and actress Nichelle Nichols join forces to help Fry.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x20
Production Number: 2ACV16
Airdate: Sunday May 21st, 2000

Alternate Airdates:

IE (3e) Jun 15, 2013

Guest Stars
Al GoreAl Gore
voiced Himself
Gary GygaxGary Gygax
voiced Himself
Nichelle NicholsNichelle Nichols
voiced Herself
Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
voiced Himself
Main Cast
Katey SagalKatey Sagal
voiced Turanga Leela, Various
Billy WestBilly West
voiced Philip J. Fry, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Dr. John Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Leo Wong, Various
John DiMaggioJohn DiMaggio
voiced Bender Bending Rodriguez (Bending Unit 22), Various
Lauren TomLauren Tom
voiced Amy Wong, Inez Wong, Various
Tress MacNeilleTress MacNeille
voiced Mom, Linda the Newscaster, Various
Frank WelkerFrank Welker
voiced Nibbler, Various
Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
voiced Hermes Conrad, Lionel Preacherbot, Various
Maurice LaMarcheMaurice LaMarche
voiced Kif Kroker, Morbo, Walt, Raoul, Various
David Herman (1)David Herman (1)
voiced Mayor Poopenmayer, Professor Ogden Wernstrum, Scruffy, Turanga Morris, Larry, Dwayne, Various
Kath SoucieKath Soucie
voiced Cubert Farnsworth, Various
Episode Notes

Opening theme cartoon: Bosko

Alien code: When Bender and Zoidberg start fighting in the streets, one of the apartments has a green sign in Alien Code #1. It reads "Rent A Human".

An alternate title is "Tales of Interest".

This episode has two endings.

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Episode Quotes
Fry: What if Bender was a giant robot?
Leela: We've already seen that, moron!
Fry: I liked it... I wanted to see it again.

Bender: I came here with a sole purpose -- to destroy all mankind. And this is how it must end?!

Professor: The others are too impulsive. Unlike you, Leela. Good old, dull-as-dishwater Leela.

Professor: You've killed me! You've killed me!
Leela: Oh my God! What have I done?
Professor: I just told you! You've killed me!

Amy: Wow, great go-kart, Leela. So hip, and sexy. Not like you at all.

Zoidberg: (reading letter) Dear Zoidberg, if you're reading this, I'm already dead. The person who killed me was --
Fry: (yawns) I'm bored. You're boring, Zoidberg. I'm going to watch TV.

Fry: (to his horn) I should have left you floating in the toilet where I found you!

Pizza Manager: (while scratching his back with a pepperoni stick) Now, stop picking your nose, and knead that dough!
(Stephen Hawkings comes in)
Pizza Manager: Hey, why don't I make you the usual? A pepperoni pizza.

Fry: Are you Stephen Hawkings? That guy who invented gravity?
Stephen Hawkings: Sure, why not.

Fry: The universe was destroyed! Where are we?
Al Gore: I don't know, but I can darn-well tell you where we're not -- the universe!

Professor: That whole story was preposterous! Stephen Hawkings in a pizzeria?! This machine isn't worth the gold it's made from.

Episode Goofs
When Bender picks up the stadium, he sets it down, but the rocks left behind disappear before your eyes.

Other Episode Crew

Director Of Computer GraphicsScott Vanzo
3d DirectorScott Vanzo
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