Who's Dying to Be a Gazillionaire?

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Who's Dying to Be a Gazillionaire?
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US Publish Number5
UK Publish Number(s)7
Written byEric Rogers
Art byJames Lloyd
Title captionPresented in 2-D! No glasses needed! (unless you need glasses)
Published (US)25 July, 2001
Published (UK)9 October, 2003
Title referenceName of Morbo's game show, based on Millionaire.
In trade paperbackFuturama Adventures

"Who's Dying to Be a Gazillionaire?" is the fifth comic issue, which was released 25 July, 2001 in the US.

The Story[edit]

Act I[edit]

Free Waterfall III is killed for getting the million dollar question on Morbo's game show wrong. The Professor needs to pay one million dollars in back-taxes to the IRS or he'll have to sell Planet Express. Everyone but Fry gives up on the company, however they all do their best to help. Fry signs up for Morbo's game show. To prevent Fry's death, the Professor decides to get a loan from Mom.

Act II[edit]

Mom offers instead to buy Planet Express, the Professor rejects the offer. Fry heads to the set of the show and is joined by "answer buddy" Leela. Fry wins the million and avoids his and Leela's deaths by remembering something Scruffy told him. However, the Professor sold the company to Mom already, making Fry no longer qualified for the show. The Professor works out how to get the company back.


Additional Info[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Zoidberg's name apparently means "smarty pants" in Squiddish.
  • In the time challenge on the game show, contestants were to put four planets in order of distance from the Earth, Wernstrom is beaten by Gorgak, Raoul and Fry, however he successfully beat Hattie and Randy.
  • Scruffy now seems much more social.
  • We see more evidence of Fry and Scruffy's friendship.

Quotes[edit]

    Professor: Good news, everyone! Another random sobriety test!

    Fry: A week? Why you little...!
    Professor: Oh...My...No!

Alien Language Sightings[edit]

Time: Right after Fry figures out the answer to the final question
Location: person from the audience
Language: AL2
Translation: He pulled that one out of his ass

Continuity[edit]

Allusions[edit]

  • Morbo's show is based on Who Want's to be a Millionaire.
  • Four comic series are listed as having just celebrated their thousandth issue, with Free Waterfall III failling to identify the one that had not. They were:

Special Features[edit]

  • Cubert's Guide to Sci-Fi - Pt.1: How to plan your convention weekend.

Characters[edit]

(In alphabetic order)

Comic Credits[edit]