Infosphere:Featured article for week 13 of 2006
Throughout the series, Leela's past demonstrates the planning that went into the early stages of development of Futurama. At first, we are to believe that she is an alien, the last of her kind and completely alone. Later, however, we learn that she is actually a sewer mutant. Close scrutiny of an earlier episode shows that her parents are visible as background characters the first time we meet the mutants.