Ethan "Bubblegum" Tate
|Ethan "Bubblegum" Tate|
|Planet of origin||Globetrotter Homeworld|
|First appearance||"Time Keeps on Slippin'" (3ACV14)|
|Voiced by||Phil LaMarr|
Ethan Tate (also known as Bubblegum) is a male Human from the Globetrotter Homeworld. In addition to being Captain of the Globetrotters' basketball team, he is Senior Lecturer in Physics at Globetrotter University, the Downtown Professor of Applied Physics at Mars University, and the author of the The Mathketball Diaries, which was seen non-canonically in "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular" and canonically in "Overclockwise".
Along with his team, Bubblegum joined forces with Professor Farnsworth and the Planet Express crew on numerous occasions. The Globetrotters helped the Professor figure out how to stop time skips (3ACV14) and better understand the time travel pradoxicality equation (BBS), having fought for Earth in the battle with the Scammer Aliens (BBS), solved a math problem that would allow him and his employees to return to their original bodies (6ACV10), and helped Amy restart the Earth's rotation after the Thubanians had stopped it (6ACV08).
Additionally, Ethan Tate was a judge on the TV show Iron Cook (3ACV22), witnessed the robbing of the Quantum Gemerald from the Museum of Natural History by the New Justice Team (4ACV04), went out on a date with Yivo, a planet-sized alien (TBWABB), attended the Violet Dwarf Star Implosion ceremony (ITWGY), as well as the 100th Delivery Party (6ACV12), and celebrated a non-canonical Kwanzaa 3010 with the Conrad family in their apartment (6ACV13).
 Image Gallery
Among Yivo's 64 dates (third picture on the fifth line).
 Additional Info
- Bubblegum is, like the other Globetrotters on the show, not named after one of the Harlem Globetrotters.
- Despite having made the remainder of the PE crew members honorary Globetrotters, he refused to let Bender in the team.
Bubblegum: Even in these formal shorts I feel like a failure.
The Professor: You're that Bubblegum Tate?
Bubblegum: Well, I sure ain't his Grandma.
Bubblegum: Uh-oh. Time to boogie on down to the sauna!
Bubblegum: Hello, lawsuit.
Bubblegum: Most uncool.
Bubblegum: You better bird-dog fast, my brother!
Hermes: That's the way I bird-dog best!
Bubblegum: [seriously] Gentlemen... [provocatively] ladies... [seriously] let's get this globe trottin'!
- "Time Keeps on Slippin'" (3ACV14)
- "The 30% Iron Chef" (3ACV22)
- "Less than Hero" (4ACV04)
- Bender's Big Score
- The Beast with a Billion Backs cameo)
- Into the Wild Green Yonder cameo)
- "That Darn Katz!" (6ACV08)
- "The Prisoner of Benda" (6ACV10)
- "The Mutants Are Revolting" (6ACV12) 100th Delivery Party)
- "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular" (6ACV13) canon
- "Reincarnation" (6ACV26) canon
- "Follow the Reader" (US#046)