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Futurama: A Tale of Two Santas

Bender is declared the new Santa when it is discovered that the evil Santabot has been frozen in a block of ice on Neptune. But when Bender begins delivering toys, the citizens, who are unaware that Santa is now a good guy, stage an all-out assault against him. Just when things can't get any worse, the evil Santa's icy tomb thaws and he escapes to exact his wrath upon the world.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x2
Production Number: 3ACV03
Airdate: Sunday December 23rd, 2001

Director: Ron Hughart
Writer: Bill Odenkirk

  • Currently 6.5/10
6.5/10 (4 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
voiced Kwanzaabot
Main Cast
Katey Sagal
voiced Turanga Leela, Various
Billy West
voiced Philip J. Fry, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Dr. John Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Leo Wong, Various
John DiMaggio
voiced Bender Bending Rodriguez (Bending Unit 22), Various
Lauren Tom
voiced Amy Wong, Inez Wong, Various
Tress MacNeille
voiced Mom, Linda the Newscaster, Various
Phil LaMarr
voiced Hermes Conrad, Lionel Preacherbot, Various
Maurice LaMarche
voiced Kif Kroker, Morbo, Walt, Raoul, Various
David Herman (1)
voiced Mayor Poopenmayer, Professor Ogden Wernstrum, Scruffy, Turanga Morris, Larry, Dwayne, Various
Episode Notes

Opening theme cartoon: Unknown

This episode was originally slated to air in December of 2000, but was deemed too violent for the show's Sunday 7pm timeslot. However, the episode finally aired a year later on December 23, 2001 at 9:30PM (Eastern Standard Time).

LOOK HARD: When the guy was giving the safety message on the TV you'll see parts of Santa's rampage that we saw from "Xmas Story."

John DiMaggio (Bender) takes over the role of Santa Claus, who was voiced by John Goodman in "Xmas Story."

Episode Quotes
Professor Farnsworth: (to Fry, Leela and Bender) Cover that fireplace, confound you! I've only a few years to live! I don't want to spend them dead.

Other Episode Crew

Director Of Computer GraphicsScott Vanzo
3d DirectorScott Vanzo
Warning: Futurama season 4 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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