Commentary:The Late Philip J. Fry
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Topics of Discussion
- Claudia Katz mentions this episode is now one of her top three.
- She says the one it has replaced is The Sting.
- It is mentioned that The Sting was nominated for an Emmy, just like this episode.
- David X. Cohen tells us what the AL1 says on one of the books Bender throws into the fire.
- Matt Groening says the song "In the Year 2525" was an inspiration for Futurama, and he used to listen to it all the time when he was a child.
- Claudia Katz likes the design of the Planet Express headquarters in 3030.
- The strange boxes on the back of the PE ships in 3030 are storage containers.
- The white haired woman's hair was turned from red to white because the original colour was too close to the colour of Fry's jacket.
- They also mention the red was too dark and the white just looked better.
- They talk about the door knobs inside of the time machine, first they are said to be made of glass but then someone says they are made of crystal.
- Lewis Morton says all of his episodes have contained some type of weird door knob.
- David X. Cohen says that when people say "Oh did you see Futurama?" they say back "You mean the door knob show?"
- All of the space environment after the second big bang was animated in 3D.
- There was originally going to be a scene where Fry, Bender and the Professor decide to stay in a future where everything is perfect. However, they meet a future version of Zoidberg who explains he still has another 1000 years left to live, so they jump back in the time machine and go forward by 2000 years.
- Wernstrom's wrong colours are mentioned when the events of The Beast with a Billion Backs are seen.
- Matt Groening wanted to ignore the continuity and time paradoxes, but it was insisted that they were mentioned.
- They wanted to make the message that Leela leaves for Fry realistic, so they used the rock formations.