Story cards

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"Story cards" are an array of index cards used by the writers of Futurama to lay out the overview of a plot for an episode. After having laid out the basics for an episode, a writer can then be assigned to write it.

"Blue cards"[edit]

Some of these index cards are blue, thus called "blue cards" or just "the blue index cards", which contain all the often used plot devices in a Futurama episode. There is generally three blue cards; "trial", "run away" and "tour".

Due to their over usage, these blue cards have become worn with time.


The purpose of such cards is to find a way to end, begin or continue a plot. A "tour" is a good example on how to start an episode, while "trial" is a good way to continue a plot and "run away" is an example of ending a plot.

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