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, [3ACV14] he is Senior Lecturer in Physics at Globetrotter University, [3ACV14] the Downtown Professor of Applied Physics at Mars University, [6ACV08] and the author of the The Mathketball Diaries. [6ACV13]
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 implosion of the violet dwarf star 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]
- 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.
- In the commentary of Bender's Big Score, Phil LaMarr revealed he almost forgot how to do the Bubblegum voice when production resumed.
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'!