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{{about|the producer|the ''[[Futurama]]'' [[character]] |David X. Cohen's head}}
 
{{about|the producer|the ''[[Futurama]]'' [[character]] |David X. Cohen's head}}
  
'''David X. Cohen''' is an executive producer, show runner and writer for Futurama. Born David Samuel Cohen, he changed his middle initial in order to register with the Writers' Guild - the Guild has a rule that no two members may have the same name, and there was already "some jerk" registered with the name "{{w|David Steve Cohen|David S. Cohen}}". He chose the "X" because it sounded more [[Coinage#S|science-fictiony]].
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'''David Samuel Cohen''', known professionally as '''David X. Cohen''', is an executive producer, show runner and writer for ''[[Futurama]]''. Known previously as '''David S. Cohen''', he started his career as a writer on ''{{w|Beavis and Butt-head}}'' and later joined the writing staff of ''[[The Simpsons]]'' as a writer, story editor, and producer from [[1993]] until [[1998]].
  
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While working on ''The Simpsons'', Cohen was approached by [[Matt Groening]] to help develop ''[[Futurama]]''.  Although usually not credited, he is responsible for "perfecting" most of the scripts for each episode. He also wrote the music for "[[Sponsors#Molten Boron|Molten Boron]]", and designed one of the robots in the robot strip club.
  
== Biography ==
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In addition, he has done voice work for the show.  In the episode "[[Love's Labours Lost in Space]]", the voice that announces "This is [[Vergon 6]]" is supposedly a heavily digitized David X. Cohen. He also filled in for [[Billy West]] for one line in the episode "[[I Dated a Robot]]" and along with editors [[Paul D. Calder]] and [[Danik Thomas]], he voiced the choir that sang the number rolled on the [[Die of Power]] in ''[[Bender's Game]]''.  He voiced his own [[David X. Cohen's head|head in a jar]] in "[[Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences]]", where he is presented alongside fellow ''Futurama'' crew members [[Matt Groening's head|Matt Groening]], [[Patric M. Verrone's head|Patric M. Verrone]] and [[Crystal Chesney-Thompson's head|Crystal Chesney-Thompson]] as the creator of ''[[Futurella]]''.  He does a lot of temporary voice work (some of which can still be heard in some animatics) and was persuaded to try out for the part of [[Bender Bending Rodríguez|Bender]] because he had been told that he has a robotic voice, but claims he couldn't remember how to do his own voice.
  
He started as a writer on the Simpsons, and collaborated with [[Matt Groening]] to develop ''[[Futurama]]''.
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While developing ''Futurama'' in 1998, primetime animated television shows in the United States became eligible to unionize with the {{w|Writers Guild of America}}. Because Guild rules state that no two members may have the same name and there was already someone registered with the name {{w|David Steve Cohen|David S. Cohen}}, he changed his middle initial. He chose the "X" because it sounded more [[Coinage#S|science-fictiony]].
 
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== Work with Futurama ==
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Although usually not credited, he is responsible for "perfecting" most of the scripts for each episode. He also wrote (and sung) the music for [[Sponsors#Molten Boron|Molten Boron]], and designed one of the robots in the robot strip club.
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The translation of the [[Alien Languages|Alien Language]] in {{e|1ACV13}} is:
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*''The following species are ineligible: space wasps, space beavers, any other animal with the word 'space' in front of it, space chickens, and the elusive '''yak-face'''.''
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Yak face is a rare [[starwars:Star Wars|Star Wars]] figure of [[starwars:Saelt-Marae|Saelt-Marae]] not released in the USA. Mint figures have sold for thousands of dollars. It was added because David X. Cohen owns one.
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=== Voice works ===
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Although David X. Cohen has not ''officially'' voiced any characters, he does do a lot of temporary voice work (which can still be heard in some animatics). He has also been told that he has a robotic voice, and because of this he was persuaded to try out for the part of [[Bender Bending Rodriguez|Bender]], but claims he couldn't remember how to do his own voice.
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Additionally, in the episode "[[Love's Labours Lost in Space]]", the voice that announces "This is [[Vergon 6|Vergon Six]]" is supposedly a heavily digitized David X. Cohen. He also filled in for [[Billy West]] for one line in the episode "[[I Dated a Robot]]", and in ''[[Bender's Game]]'', along with editors [[Paul D. Calder]] and [[Danik Thomas]], he voiced the choir that sang the number rolled on the [[Die of Power]].
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Cohen appears as [[David X. Cohen's head|his own head in a jar]] in the episode "[[Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences]]", alongside fellow Futurama crew members [[Matt Groening's head|Matt Groening]], [[Patrick M. Verrone's head|Patrick M. Verrone]] and [[Crystal Chesney-Thompson's head|Crystal Chesney-Thompson]].
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== Credits ==
 
== Credits ==
  
 
=== Episodes written ===
 
=== Episodes written ===
:''This list is not complete.''
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* {{e|2ACV04}}
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* {{e|2ACV16}} (segment "The Un-Freeze of a Lifetime")
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* {{e|3ACV07}} (story)
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* {{e|3ACV18}} (segment "Raiders of the Lost Arcade")
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* {{e|4ACV10}}
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** {{e|5ACV01}} (story)
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** {{e|5ACV10}} (story)
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** {{e|5ACV11}} (story)
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** {{e|5ACV12}} (story and teleplay)
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* {{f|4}}
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** {{e|5ACV13}} (story)
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** {{e|5ACV16}} (story)
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* {{e|6ACV01}} (teleplay and story)
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* {{e|6ACV11}} ([[David X. Cohen's head|himself]])
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== External links ==
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*{{s|David S. Cohen}} at Wikisimpsons
  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:43, 31 December 2013

David X. Cohen
David X. Cohen.jpg
ProfessionExecutive producer
Voice actor
Writer
Born13 July, 1966
IMDB profilenm0169326
Wikipedia has information unrelated to Futurama
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Category of episodes written by David X. Cohen
This article is about the producer. For the Futurama character, see David X. Cohen's head.

David Samuel Cohen, known professionally as David X. Cohen, is an executive producer, show runner and writer for Futurama. Known previously as David S. Cohen, he started his career as a writer on Beavis and Butt-head and later joined the writing staff of The Simpsons as a writer, story editor, and producer from 1993 until 1998.

While working on The Simpsons, Cohen was approached by Matt Groening to help develop Futurama. Although usually not credited, he is responsible for "perfecting" most of the scripts for each episode. He also wrote the music for "Molten Boron", and designed one of the robots in the robot strip club.

In addition, he has done voice work for the show. In the episode "Love's Labours Lost in Space", the voice that announces "This is Vergon 6" is supposedly a heavily digitized David X. Cohen. He also filled in for Billy West for one line in the episode "I Dated a Robot" and along with editors Paul D. Calder and Danik Thomas, he voiced the choir that sang the number rolled on the Die of Power in Bender's Game. He voiced his own head in a jar in "Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences", where he is presented alongside fellow Futurama crew members Matt Groening, Patric M. Verrone and Crystal Chesney-Thompson as the creator of Futurella. He does a lot of temporary voice work (some of which can still be heard in some animatics) and was persuaded to try out for the part of Bender because he had been told that he has a robotic voice, but claims he couldn't remember how to do his own voice.

While developing Futurama in 1998, primetime animated television shows in the United States became eligible to unionize with the Writers Guild of America. Because Guild rules state that no two members may have the same name and there was already someone registered with the name David S. Cohen, he changed his middle initial. He chose the "X" because it sounded more science-fictiony.

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