Commentary:Ghost in the Machines

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Commentary for
Ghost in the Machines
Ghost in the Machines infobox.png
Production number6ACV19
On DVDSeason 6
Disc 3
Additional
Transcript
Participants
Matt Groening
Executive Producer
David X. Cohen
Executive Producer
Patric M. Verrone
Co-Executive Producer/Writer
Michael Rowe
Co-Executive Proudcer
Billy West
Actor (Fry, Professor Farnsworth, miscellaneous)
John DiMaggio
Actor (Bender, miscellaneous)
Phil LaMarr
Actor (Hermes, miscellaneous)
Ray Claffey
Director
Peter Avanzino
Supervising Director
Claudia Katz
Producer

Topics of Discussion[edit]

  • The episode was originally meant to be a Halloween special that would air around the end of October, but this was before the production crew knew Comedy Central would be airing the episodes during summer only.
  • The plot for the episode was created in the summer of 2009, before the plot for "Lethal Inspection" (6ACV06) was created, an episode also dealing with Bender's mortality.
  • The episode was originally meant to be part of the first half of Season 6.
  • Patric Verrone frequently makes comments on the amount of pipes and tubes seen in the background on the show (such as the pipes on the walls in the Planet Express headquarters) and questions what they are used for.
  • The original title for the episode was "G-g-g-ghost in the Machine".
  • Originally, Fry was meant to go to a tropical jungle planet to escape the trauma of Bender haunting him, but this was changed to the Amish Homeworld to stress that there is no technology allowed on the planet.