Commentary:A Pharaoh to Remember

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Commentary for
A Pharaoh to Remember
A Pharoh to Remember.png
Production number3ACV17
On DVDSeason 3
Disc 3
Additional
Transcript
Participants
Matt Groening
Executive Producer
David X. Cohen
Executive Producer
Rich Moore
Supervising Director
Ron Weiner
Writer
John DiMaggio
Acting as Bender
Billy West
Acting as Fry, Professor Farnsworth

Topics of Discussion[edit]

  • Intending to be serious this time.
  • A lot of thought was put into the colour of Bender's speedos to make them sexier.
  • Fry and Bender supply commentary for this episode instead of Billy and John, though John doesn't do this consistently.
    • Fry thinks his acting sucks.
  • Ron Weiner tends to have dancing in all his episodes.
  • The first idea for the episode was the fake funeral.
    • Funerals have seemingly replaced courtroom scenes in Futurama as the serious moment with formal procedure.
  • Chemical composition of Bender.
  • High quality of music from Christopher Tyng.
  • The hieroglyphics used are not translatable into readable language.
  • The discussion at the weight loss booth was improvised by Billy and John
  • A scene with Fry running from a block sliding down the pyramid was removed.
  • Follows Stark Trek tradition of having another planet exactly like an ancient time on Earth.
  • Good to focus on a character's need to be remembered, this emotion is rare on TV.
  • Bender was possibly too mean.
  • The animators usually try to put the women in skimpier outfits than the slave clothes.
  • The original version of the explosion burned the entire planet.
    • This version keeps the people alive, or at least most of them.

Highlights / Quotes[edit]

    Fry: I can't watch this. It's unwatchable. I'm so embarrassed of my acting in this. I suck! I shouldn't be on TV this is crazy.

    Matt: We don't need writers, just animate this.

    Farnsworth: They cut the bee sting scene out.

    David X. Cohen: Hey Fry, what do you think of Billy West?
    Fry: What do I think of him? I don't know him.
    David X. Cohen: He knows you.

    Farnsworth: I'm sitting here naked with a tin foil hat.

Goofs[edit]

  • Bender is able to lift massive weights but the ending of one episode showed that he couldn't lift, only bend. Bender's explanation is that "Bender is great".