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|Written by||Lewis Morton|
|Directed by||Stephen Sandoval|
|Title caption||THE ONLY SHOW BROADCAST AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT|
|First air date||24 July, 2013|
|Special guest(s)||Dan Castellaneta, |
"Calculon 2.0" is the one hundred and thirty-fourth episode of Futurama, the twentieth of the seventh production season and the seventh of the tenth broadcast season. It aired on 24 July, 2013, on Comedy Central. It guest-stars Dan Castellaneta as the Robot Devil and Robert Wagner as himself. Bender goes grave-robbing to bring his favourite actor back to life.
In 2012, assistant director Aimee Steinberger made three revelations concerning the episode. On 9 March, she revealed that she had "just read [her] next and last [Futurama] script for a while", the script for the episode, that it was "really funny [and] cute" and that she was "looking [forward to working] on it after [the production team finished "7ACV14"]". 
On 30 March, she revealed that she was "starting thumbnailing and storyboarding on [the episode]".  On 16 May, she revealed that she had "screened [her] last [Futurama episode for] a while [on that day]" - this episode - and that it had "turned out really nice [and] funny". 
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- The voice of the Robot Devil, Dan Castellaneta, guest-stars in this episode, which is the seventh episode of the tenth broadcast season. He also guest-stars in "The Six Million Dollar Mon", which is the seventh episode of the ninth broadcast season. Both of these episodes are episodes of the seventh production season.
- According to Randy Munchnik's clock, All My Circuits starts at 2 o'clock.
- Click here to see cultural mentions made in this episode.
- The Shubot Theater is a reference to New York's Shubert Theatre.
- The Tragic Pan is a reference to the restaurant chain the Magic Pan.
- Calculon says, "In the world of theater, there are no second acts", a statement reminiscent of author F. Scott Fitzgerald's "There are no second acts in American lives".
- In the casting office, there is a poster of 10,000 A.C., a reference to the 2008 film 10,000 BC.
- Calculon's one-man show is a dual reference to 2001: A Space Odyssey's HAL 9000 and actor Hal Holbrook's Mark Twain Tonight.
- Entertainment and Earth Invasion Tonite previously appeared in "Bender Should Not Be Allowed on Television".
- Calculon's original death took place in "The Thief of Baghead".
- Calculon's ghostly appearence is identical to the ghostly versions of Bender and the Robot Devil seen in "Ghost in the Machines".
- Randy's line "Calculon's back" is from "I, Roommate".
- Leela circles jobs in the classifieds section of the newspaper that Calculon might be good at. One of those ads is about a robot needed to assemble machinery. In "The Honking", Calculon tells Fry, Leela and Bender that he once was a lowly robot arm working in an automotive research lab.
- A picture of Coilette appears in Calculon's suitcase. Calculon was due to wed her in "Bend Her".
- The Robot Devil is able to trap Calculon in a flask, yet he constantly complains about how annoying he is.
- He may have still been able to hear Calculon's voice through the flask.
- The script for Calculon's one-man show should have decayed while he was buried.
- The material with which the script was written on may have been non-biodegradable.
- Calculon is unaware of what a second take is, but, in "Bender Should Not Be Allowed on Television", he says that he doesn't do two takes.
- He may have been being sarcastic, and his reaction to Leela's explanation of what a second take is may be due to outrage, not shock.
Robot Devil: For Calculon's immortal soul, guess the number I'm thinking of.
Robot Devil: It's between one and three.
Robot Devil: Between one and three, not including one or three.
Bender: Is he right?
Robot Devil: [sarcastic] Yes, the number I was thinking of was the letter "M".
Farnsworth: Now, it's a simple matter of reverse-installing Calculon's operating system. Amy, play this installation disc backwards.
[The Professor passes the disc to Amy, who places it on a small turntable-like device and begins to spin it backwards using her finger.]
Installation disc: Rise from the dead in the name of Satan!
- Boxy Robot
- Casting woman
- Censored couple (cameo, 20:20, woman only)
- Coilette (cameo, 13:28)
- Dandy Jim
- Executive Alpha
- Executive Beta
- Executive Gamma
- Flabby (cameo, 14:59)
- Debut: General Extermulo
- Hattie (cameo, 0:54)
- Huge-assed woman
- Humorbot 5.0 (cameo, 14:59)
- iZac (cameo, 14:59)
- Jesus (mentioned in speech only)
- Mayor Poopenmeyer
- President of the network
- Randy Munchnik
- Debut: Robert Wagner's head
- Robot Demons
- Robot Devil
- Satan (mentioned in speech only)
- Tinny Tim
- Debut: Vaxtron
- ^ Aimee Steinberger (09 March 2012). aimeekitty. (Twitter.) Retrieved on 10 March 2012.
- ^ Aimee Steinberger (30 March 2012). aimeekitty. (Twitter.) Retrieved on 01 April 2012.
- ^ Aimee Steinberger (16 May 2012). aimeekitty. (Twitter.) Retrieved on 19 May 2012.
- ^ Jesse David Fox (05 February 2013). Watch a Preview of Futurama’s Seventh Season. (Vulture.com.) Retrieved on 23 June 2013.
- ^ Calculon's Immortal Soul - Video Clip. (Comedy Central.) Retrieved on 19 July 2013.
- ^ Countdown to Futurama: Fry and Bender in Robot Hell with Robot Devil. (Comedy Central's Tumblr page.) 22 May 2013. Retrieved on 17 July 2013.
- ^ Countdown to Futurama: Vaxatron. (Comedy Central's Tumblr page.) 23 May 2013. Retrieved on 17 July 2013.
- ^ Countdown to Futurama: Calculon Performing His One Robot Show. (Comedy Central's Tumblr page.) 24 May 2013. Retrieved on 17 July 2013.