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Commentary for
My Three Suns
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Production number1ACV07
On DVDSeason 1
Disc 2
Matt Groening
David X. Cohen
Executive producer
Rich Moore
Supervising director
J. Stewart Burns
Gregg Vanzo
Supervising director
Billy West
Actor (Fry, etc.)

Topics of Discussion

  • After season one they stopped putting opening clips in front of the Opening Sequence
  • Why David X. Cohen's middle initial is X
  • Fry going to a strange planet and drinking the emperor was one of Matt's first ideas for episodes
  • Bender was meant to be a chef from the begining then they made him lazy then back to a chef
  • Fry has been cut up so many times in the series
  • Episode 7 is the first time they make fun of the catchphrase 'Good News Everyone'
  • Fry and Zoidbergs's faces were a bit wide or small in some scenes
  • The ship seems to land far away from where they are going to
  • They discuss Zoidberg's voice
  • Matt has never watched Star Trek
  • David is never NOT watching Star Trek
  • They researched to see if a planet could orbit three suns
  • They tried to count the number of swear words in the show but lost count
  • They asked Matt why Futurama set in the year 3000 and not in someother year
  • Where the design of Dr. Zoidberg came from

Highlights / Quotes

  • David X. Cohen: So Steward Burns you wrote this episode where does the car wash sequence come from?
  • Matt Groening: Like David said this was one of the first ideas for the shows we thought what if he was a delivery boy and what if he drank the Emperor
  • Billy West: (citing his inspiration for Zoidberg's voice) George Jessel. He had a voice like there was a potato lodged in his throat.
    Matt Groening: How'd you know about George Jessel?
    Billy West: How'd I know about him? I'm practically fifty, Matt!
  • David X. Cohen: I think we've had more physics discussions than any other show.
    Billy West: And a lot of drinking.
    David X. Cohen: That's what happens when you give up on the physics discussions.