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The [[Planet Express crew|''Futurama'' gang]] stars in a trio of craptastic Saturday morning cartoons.
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The [[Planet Express crew|''Futurama'' gang]] stars in a trio of craptastic {{w|Saturday-morning cartoon}}s.
  
 
== Story ==
 
== Story ==
 
=== Act I: Bendee Boo and the Mystery Crew ===
 
=== Act I: Bendee Boo and the Mystery Crew ===
[[File:Bendee-Boo Meets the Spooky Kabuki.png|thumb|left|225px|Bendee-Boo Meets the Spooky Kabuki]]
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[[File:Bendee-Boo Meets the Spooky Kabuki.png|thumb|left|225px|Bendee-Boo Meets the Spooky {{w|Kabuki}}]]
[[Richard Nixon's head|Nixon]] and [[Last clone of Agnew|Agnew]] are sitting together in front of the {{T.V.}} in their pajamas, and [[recruitment officer|a sergeant]] comes in and gives them the T.V. remote. Nixon awards him a purple heart, shoots him, and drops him down a trap-door. Agnew turns the T.V. onto the show Bendee-Boo and the Mystery Crew. The crew is on their way to visit [[Philip J. Fry|Fry]]/Shaggy's nephew at his cloning lab, when a scary floating dragon ghost appears, tells them to turn around, and disappears. The crew are scared, but soon Fry/Shaggy and Bendee-Boo ([[Bender Bending Rodriguez|Bender]]/Scooby-Doo) get hungry, so the crew stops at a kabuki theater for the concessions stand. While there, Fry/Shaggy and Bendee-Boo eat Yakitori that is over a year old while [[Dr. Amy Wong|Amy]]/Velma asks the owner [[George Takei's head |George Takei]] why his theater is so neglected. He explains that since the nearby basketball arena opened, everyone wanted to see basketball instead of kabuki, and his business suffered. Soon the crew leaves and they're back on their way to [[Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth|the Professor's]] cloning lab. Upon arrival they are greeted by the Professor's butler [[Dr. John A. Zoidberg|Zoidberg]] who openly states that he believes cloning is a sin. While there, the Professor introduces the crew to the [[Globetrotters]]. [[Ethan "Bubblegum" Tate |Ethan “Bubblegum” Tate]] explains that they are there to help the Professor with his cloning machine, and to clone a team of [[Larry Bird|Larry Birds]] to practice against for the big game. The only problem is that they are being haunted by a mysterious dragon ghost. That night, Fry/Shaggy can't sleep, and goes to the window for some fresh air. Outside the window is the dragon ghost he saw earlier. In his panic, he wakes up the rest of the crew who agree on a plan to capture the ghost. While most of the crew stays behind with a trap the Professor built, Fry/Shaggy and Bendee-Boo will look for the dragon ghost. While both refuse at first, Bendee-Boo agrees when given a Bendee-Brew, and Fry/Shaggy follows. Soon, Fry/Shaggy and Bendee-Boo are being chased by the ghost throughout the cloning lab, and finally return to the main room where the rest of the crew is. There, Amy/Velma says that they believe the dragon ghost must be Zoidberg because he is the only one with access to the laboratory who has a problem with cloning. [[Turanga Leela|Leela]]/Daphne tries to remove Zoidberg's mask, only to accidentally remove his whole head. Meanwhile, the real culprit has been captured by the Professor's trap, and after removing his makeup, they realize that it is George Takei. Amy/Velma suggests that he did it because he figured if the Globetrotters couldn't play, people would come to his kabuki theater instead, but Takei says that he did it because he is mentally ill. Later the Globetrotters are at their big game. They feel ready for anything because they practiced against five Larry Birds, but then the opposing team is revealed to be six Larry Birds. The crew and Globetrotters laugh light-heartedly, and the episode ends.
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[[Richard Nixon's head|Nixon]] and [[Last clone of Agnew|Agnew]] are sitting together in front of the {{T.V.}} in their pajamas, and [[recruitment officer|a sergeant]] comes in and gives them the T.V. remote. Nixon awards him a purple heart, shoots him, and drops him down a trap-door. Agnew turns the T.V. onto the show Bendee-Boo and the Mystery Crew. The crew is on their way to visit [[Philip J. Fry|Fry]]/Shaggy's nephew at his cloning lab, when a scary floating dragon ghost appears, tells them to turn around, and disappears. The crew are scared, but soon Fry/Shaggy and Bendee-Boo ([[Bender Bending Rodriguez|Bender]]/Scooby-Doo) get hungry, so the crew stops at a {{w|kabuki}} {{cat|theater}} for the concessions stand. While there, Fry/Shaggy and Bendee-Boo eat Yakitori that is over a year old while [[Dr. Amy Wong|Amy]]/Velma asks the owner [[George Takei's head |George Takei]] why his theater is so neglected. He explains that since the nearby basketball arena opened, everyone wanted to see basketball instead of kabuki, and his {{cat|businesse|business}} suffered. Soon the crew leaves and they're back on their way to [[Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth|the Professor's]] cloning lab. Upon arrival they are greeted by the Professor's butler [[Dr. John A. Zoidberg|Zoidberg]] who openly states that he believes cloning is a sin. While there, the Professor introduces the crew to the [[Globetrotters]]. [[Ethan "Bubblegum" Tate |Ethan “Bubblegum” Tate]] explains that they are there to help the Professor with his cloning {{cat|s=no|technology|machine}}, and to clone a team of [[Larry Bird|Larry Birds]] to practice against for the big game. The only problem is that they are being haunted by a mysterious dragon ghost. That night, Fry/Shaggy can't sleep, and goes to the window for some fresh air. Outside the window is the dragon ghost he saw earlier. In his panic, he wakes up the rest of the crew who agree on a plan to capture the ghost. While most of the crew stays behind with a trap the Professor built, Fry/Shaggy and Bendee-Boo will look for the dragon ghost. While both refuse at first, Bendee-Boo agrees when given a Bendee-Brew, and Fry/Shaggy follows. Soon, Fry/Shaggy and Bendee-Boo are being chased by the ghost throughout the cloning lab, and finally return to the main room where the rest of the crew is. There, Amy/Velma says that they believe the dragon ghost must be Zoidberg because he is the only one with access to the laboratory who has a problem with cloning. [[Turanga Leela|Leela]]/Daphne tries to remove Zoidberg's mask, only to accidentally remove his whole head. Meanwhile, the real culprit has been captured by the Professor's trap, and after removing his makeup, they realize that it is George Takei. Amy/Velma suggests that he did it because he figured if the Globetrotters couldn't play, people would come to his kabuki theater instead, but Takei says that he did it because he is mentally ill. Later the Globetrotters are at their big game. They feel ready for anything because they practiced against five Larry Birds, but then the opposing team is revealed to be six Larry Birds. The crew and Globetrotters laugh light-heartedly, and the episode ends.
  
 
=== Act II: Purpleberry Pond ===
 
=== Act II: Purpleberry Pond ===
 
[[File:Princess Purpleberry Meets a New Friend.png|thumb|left|225px|Princess Purpleberry Meets a New Friend]]
 
[[File:Princess Purpleberry Meets a New Friend.png|thumb|left|225px|Princess Purpleberry Meets a New Friend]]
There are protestors outside the [[White House]], Nixon and Agnew go to the window to see what they want. The protesters demand that he regulate children's programming and force the writers to “shoehorn in helpful messages”. Agnew calls Hollywood, grunts into the phone, and violently hangs up. They go back to the couch to watch the next cartoon, Purpleberry Pond. It opens in a purple land with small children (Leela, Bender, [[Hermes Conrad|Hermes]], and Amy) singing about Purpleberries, and the Berry Burglar (the professor) and his assistant Zoidberg watching them, plotting to get Purpleberries. Princess Purpleberry (Leela) then walks through the town greeting the other children, and the Marquis of Mulberry (Bender) muses about how they never get sick of the color purple. Princess Purpleberry explains that this is because of the healthy Purpleberries they eat, and then waters a nearby Purpleberry bush with maple syrup. A commercial comes on for a cereal called sugar blasted Purpleberry Puffs, a sad [[Micky|young boy]] is offered a bowl of the cereal, and he eagerly accepts it, Princess Purpleberry then comes off of the box and explains that the cereal is triple-coated in maple-flavored syrup to “start your day with purple power!” The show returns with the children of Purpleberry Pond singing about Purpleberries. They are interrupted when a carriage pulls into town carrying their new neighbor Lord Loquat. They all go to meet him, but most are horrified when he steps out of the carriage and is orange. The Marquis of Mulberry tells Lord Loquat he doesn't like him because he's different, but Princess Purpleberry defends him, saying that it takes two colors to make a rainbow. The Marquis of Mulberry apologizes to Lord Loquat, and they sing together. Meanwhile the Berry Burglar and Zoidberg still watch plotting. A new commercial comes on for sugar blasted purple and orange berry puffs. A young girl sits wondering about why there are two colors instead of one, her mother reads the box, and Princess Purpleberry once again jumps off of it, and explains that the cereal now contains two flavors of cereal. The girl starts eating it, and the commercial flashes forward, to the same girl, but slightly fatter eating the cereal. She burps, and a bubble comes out containing Zoidberg. The bubble pops and the girl and her mother laugh as Zoidberg falls into the milk. The show then returns, showing the Berry Burglar explaining to Zoidberg that he has a plan to steal the Purple and Orange berries. He fires a canon at the town, and out comes a puffy white ball. It pops above the town, raining onto the Purple and Orange berries. The villagers come out, and Princess Purpleberry is horrified because she thinks that it is snow and will ruin the Purple and Orange berry crop. Lord Loquat tastes and says that it isn't snow, it's sugar. The villagers rejoice. Commercials come on again, and Princess Purpleberry once again comes off of the box, explaining to the girl and her mother that now they have sugar frosted sugar blasted Purple and Orange berry puffs, and the girl happily says that she doesn't know which she likes better, regular or type two. The show returns, and the Berry Burglar laments that he didn't get his hands on the Purple and Orange berries. Then, it cuts to the villagers eating sugar coated sugar blasted Purple and Orange berry puffs, and saying that they have learned that they all learned that it doesn't matter what color you are, so long as you eat the cereal, the villagers sing a jingle, and the episode ends.
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There are protestors outside the [[White House]], Nixon and Agnew go to the window to see what they want. The protesters demand that he regulate {{cat|s=no|children}}'s programming and force the writers to “shoehorn in helpful messages”. Agnew calls Hollywood, grunts into the phone, and violently hangs up. They go back to the couch to watch the next cartoon, Purpleberry Pond. It opens in a purple land with small children (Leela, Bender, [[Hermes Conrad|Hermes]], and Amy) singing about Purpleberries, and the Berry Burglar (the professor) and his assistant Zoidberg watching them, plotting to get Purpleberries. Princess Purpleberry (Leela) then walks through the town greeting the other children, and the Marquis of Mulberry (Bender) muses about how they never get sick of the color purple. Princess Purpleberry explains that this is because of the healthy Purpleberries they eat, and then waters a nearby Purpleberry bush with maple syrup. A commercial comes on for a cereal called sugar blasted Purpleberry Puffs, a sad [[Micky|young boy]] is offered a bowl of the cereal, and he eagerly accepts it, Princess Purpleberry then comes off of the box and explains that the cereal is triple-coated in maple-flavored syrup to “start your day with purple power!” The show returns with the children of Purpleberry Pond singing about Purpleberries. They are interrupted when a carriage pulls into town carrying their new neighbor Lord Loquat. They all go to meet him, but most are horrified when he steps out of the carriage and is orange. The Marquis of Mulberry tells Lord Loquat he doesn't like him because he's different, but Princess Purpleberry defends him, saying that it takes two colors to make a rainbow. The Marquis of Mulberry apologizes to Lord Loquat, and they sing together. Meanwhile the Berry Burglar and Zoidberg still watch plotting. A new commercial comes on for sugar blasted purple and orange berry puffs. A young girl sits wondering about why there are two colors instead of one, her mother reads the box, and Princess Purpleberry once again jumps off of it, and explains that the cereal now contains two flavors of cereal. The girl starts eating it, and the commercial flashes forward, to the same girl, but slightly fatter eating the cereal. She burps, and a bubble comes out containing Zoidberg. The bubble pops and the girl and her mother laugh as Zoidberg falls into the milk. The show then returns, showing the Berry Burglar explaining to Zoidberg that he has a plan to steal the Purple and Orange berries. He fires a cannon at the town, and out comes a puffy white ball. It pops above the town, raining onto the Purple and Orange berries. The villagers come out, and Princess Purpleberry is horrified because she thinks that it is snow and will ruin the Purple and Orange berry crop. Lord Loquat tastes and says that it isn't snow, it's sugar. The villagers rejoice. Commercials come on again, and Princess Purpleberry once again comes off of the box, explaining to the girl and her mother that now they have sugar frosted sugar blasted Purple and Orange berry puffs, and the girl happily says that she doesn't know which she likes better, regular or type two. The show returns, and the Berry Burglar laments that he didn't get his hands on the Purple and Orange berries. Then, it cuts to the villagers eating sugar coated sugar blasted Purple and Orange berry puffs, and saying that they have learned that they all learned that it doesn't matter what color you are, so long as you eat the cereal, the villagers sing a jingle, and the episode ends.
  
 
=== Act III: G.I. Zapp ===
 
=== Act III: G.I. Zapp ===
 
[[File:Operation Banana Split.png|thumb|left|225px|Operation Banana Split]]
 
[[File:Operation Banana Split.png|thumb|left|225px|Operation Banana Split]]
A new show comes on called G.I. Zapp. In the opening, tanks are shown shooting at each other, destroying buildings as they go. Suddenly, a rock breaks through the window and hits Agnew on the shoulder. Nixon and Agnew go to the window to see what the protestors want this time. They say that the G.I. Zapp cartoon is too violent and want him to censor it. He agrees, saying he is a servant of the people, and goes back inside. When there, he sets up a device that will allow him to manually censor the show. The opening credits come back on, almost over, and he rewinds the tape, voicing over that the soldiers are rebuilding the town using bullet sucking vacuum tanks. The mission screen comes up, saying that the episode is operation throat slit, which Nixon promptly changes to operation banana split. The G.I.s are in a helicopter, heading to the base of the enemy A.C.R.O.N.Y.M., or a criminal regiment of nasty young men. The leader of A.C.R.O.N.Y.M., Profestro (the Professor), sees the helicopter and fires a surface-to-air missile, censored to say a surface-to-air warning shot and surface-to-air telegram. Each of the soldiers jumps off of the helicopter with their parachutes. [[Zapp Brannigan|Zapp]] leaves last, taking the pilot [[Kif Kroker|Kif's]] parachute pack because he forgot his. Kif crashes into the side of a mountain in a huge fire ball. Nixon voices over explaining that he safely landed the helicopter in a naturally occurring fireball in Disneyland. The G.I.s start exchanging fire with A.C.R.O.N.Y.M., with constant censorship from Nixon. Then, Freezer Burn (Fry) gets shot, and when they land he's dead, though Nixon voices over that he's sleeping. The G.I.s rush at A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. with new violent enthusiasm to avenge Freezer Burn. During hand to hand combat the violence escalates, and Nixon is forced to be more and more creative about his voice overs. Then it shows Orphan Crippler (Bender) open his chest to reveal a weapon with robotic arms controlling a chain saw a drill, and a machine gun. Extreme gore follows and Nixon gives up on censoring the show and pulls the plug. Then he cuts instead to an anti-violence commercial. It shows [[Cubert J. Farnsworth|Cubert]] and [[Dwight Conrad|Dwight]] fighting over a football, and then Nixon and Agnew pull up. Nixon says violence isn't the answer, and Agnew rips the ball in half. Nixon leaves the kids crying, while himself laughing. The cartoons over, the network announces an upcoming six hours of golf, and Agnew angrily turns the T.V. off.
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A new show comes on called G.I. Zapp. In the opening, tanks are shown shooting at each other, destroying buildings as they go. Suddenly, a rock breaks through the window and hits Agnew on the shoulder. Nixon and Agnew go to the window to see what the protestors want this time. They say that the G.I. Zapp cartoon is too violent and want him to censor it. He agrees, saying he is a servant of the people, and goes back inside. When there, he sets up a device that will allow him to manually censor the show. The opening credits come back on, almost over, and he rewinds the tape, voicing over that the soldiers are rebuilding the town using bullet sucking vacuum tanks. The mission screen comes up, saying that the episode is operation throat slit, which Nixon promptly changes to operation banana split. The G.I.s are in a helicopter, heading to the base of the enemy A.C.R.O.N.Y.M., or a criminal regiment of nasty young men. The leader of A.C.R.O.N.Y.M., Profestro (the Professor), sees the helicopter and fires a surface-to-air missile, censored to say a surface-to-air warning shot and surface-to-air telegram. Each of the soldiers jumps off of the helicopter with their parachutes. [[Zapp Brannigan|Zapp]] leaves last, taking the pilot [[Kif Kroker|Kif's]] parachute pack because he forgot his. Kif crashes into the side of a mountain in a huge fire ball. Nixon voices over explaining that he safely landed the helicopter in a naturally occurring fireball at {{w|Disneyland}}. The G.I.s start exchanging fire with A.C.R.O.N.Y.M., with constant censorship from Nixon. Then, Freezer Burn (Fry) gets shot, and when they land he's dead, though Nixon voices over that he's sleeping. The G.I.s rush at A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. with new violent enthusiasm to avenge Freezer Burn. During hand to hand combat the violence escalates, and Nixon is forced to be more and more creative about his voice overs. Then it shows Orphan Crippler (Bender) open his chest to reveal a weapon with robotic arms controlling a chain saw a drill, and a machine gun. Extreme gore follows and Nixon gives up on censoring the show and pulls the plug. Then he cuts instead to an anti-violence commercial. It shows [[Cubert J. Farnsworth|Cubert]] and [[Dwight Conrad|Dwight]] fighting over a football, and then Nixon and Agnew pull up. Nixon says violence isn't the answer, and Agnew rips the ball in half. Nixon leaves the kids crying, while himself laughing. The cartoons over, the network announces an upcoming six hours of golf, and Agnew angrily turns the T.V. off.
  
 
== Production ==
 
== Production ==
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On {{date|2 September}}, [[2012]], it was revealed that the ''Scooby-Doo''-esque segment of the episode would guest-star George Takei and Larry Bird.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://culturemob.com/bumbershoot-review-day-2-futurama-writers-panel|author=Tom Mohrman|date=2012-09-2|title=Bumbershoot Review Day 2: Futurama Writers Panel|site=CultureMob|accessdate=2012-09-13}}</ref>
 
On {{date|2 September}}, [[2012]], it was revealed that the ''Scooby-Doo''-esque segment of the episode would guest-star George Takei and Larry Bird.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://culturemob.com/bumbershoot-review-day-2-futurama-writers-panel|author=Tom Mohrman|date=2012-09-2|title=Bumbershoot Review Day 2: Futurama Writers Panel|site=CultureMob|accessdate=2012-09-13}}</ref>
  
On {{date|11 December}}, with the release of [[Volume 7]] and its commentary for "[[Naturama]]", it was revealed that the episode would be directed by [[Crystal Chesney-Thompson]].
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On {{date|11 December}}, with the release of [[Volume 7]] and its [[commentary:Naturama|commentary for "Naturama"]], it was revealed that the episode would be directed by [[Crystal Chesney-Thompson]].
  
 
On 5 {{February}}, 2013, {{w|Vulture.com}} released [[Vulture preview clip|a preview clip]] for the tenth broadcast season,<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.vulture.com/2013/02/watch-a-preview-of-futuramas-seventh-season.html|title=Watch a Preview of ''Futurama''’s Seventh Season|author=Jesse David Fox|date=2013-2-5|site=Vulture.com|accessdate=2013-8-17}}</ref> which contained footage from the episode.
 
On 5 {{February}}, 2013, {{w|Vulture.com}} released [[Vulture preview clip|a preview clip]] for the tenth broadcast season,<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.vulture.com/2013/02/watch-a-preview-of-futuramas-seventh-season.html|title=Watch a Preview of ''Futurama''’s Seventh Season|author=Jesse David Fox|date=2013-2-5|site=Vulture.com|accessdate=2013-8-17}}</ref> which contained footage from the episode.
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File:Futurama Saturday Morning Fun Pit Fry as Lord Loquat.jpg|[[Fry]] as "Lord Loquat", in the style of ''Strawberry Shortcake''.<ref name="19 May">{{cite web|url=http://comedycentral.tumblr.com/post/50819258504/countdown-to-futurama-fry-as-lord-loquat-and|title=Countdown to Futurama: Fry as Lord Loquat and Leela as Princess Purpleberry|date=2013-5-19|site=Comedy Central's {{w|Tumblr}} page|accessdate=2013-7-10}}</ref>
 
File:Futurama Saturday Morning Fun Pit Fry as Lord Loquat.jpg|[[Fry]] as "Lord Loquat", in the style of ''Strawberry Shortcake''.<ref name="19 May">{{cite web|url=http://comedycentral.tumblr.com/post/50819258504/countdown-to-futurama-fry-as-lord-loquat-and|title=Countdown to Futurama: Fry as Lord Loquat and Leela as Princess Purpleberry|date=2013-5-19|site=Comedy Central's {{w|Tumblr}} page|accessdate=2013-7-10}}</ref>
 
File:Futurama Saturday Morning Fun Pit Leela as Princess Purpleberry.jpg|[[Leela]] as "Princess Purpleberry", in the style of ''Strawberry Shortcake''.<ref name="19 May"/>
 
File:Futurama Saturday Morning Fun Pit Leela as Princess Purpleberry.jpg|[[Leela]] as "Princess Purpleberry", in the style of ''Strawberry Shortcake''.<ref name="19 May"/>
File:Futurama Saturday Morning Fun Pit Larry Bird Clones.jpg|Promotional picture featuring [[Larry Bird]] clones.<ref name="20 May">{{cite web|url=http://comedycentral.tumblr.com/post/50921462689/countdown-to-futurama-larry-bird-clones-you-know|title=Countdown to Futurama: Larry Bird Clones|date=2013-5-20|site=Comedy Central's Tumblr page|accessdate=2013-7-10}}</ref>
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File:Futurama Saturday Morning Fun Pit Larry Bird Clones.jpg|[[Promotional picture]] featuring [[Larry Bird]] clones.<ref name="20 May">{{cite web|url=http://comedycentral.tumblr.com/post/50921462689/countdown-to-futurama-larry-bird-clones-you-know|title=Countdown to Futurama: Larry Bird Clones|date=2013-5-20|site=Comedy Central's Tumblr page|accessdate=2013-7-10}}</ref>
File:Futurama Saturday Morning Fun Pit Purpleberry Puffs Cereal.jpg|Concept art of Purpleberry Puffs cereal.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://comedycentral.tumblr.com/post/51009514410/countdown-to-futurama-purpleberry-puffs-cereal|title=Countdown to Futurama: Purpleberry Puffs Cereal|date=2013-5-21|site=Comedy Central's Tumblr page|accessdate=2013-7-10}}</ref>
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File:Futurama Saturday Morning Fun Pit Purpleberry Puffs Cereal.jpg|[[Concept art]] of Purpleberry Puffs cereal.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://comedycentral.tumblr.com/post/51009514410/countdown-to-futurama-purpleberry-puffs-cereal|title=Countdown to Futurama: Purpleberry Puffs Cereal|date=2013-5-21|site=Comedy Central's Tumblr page|accessdate=2013-7-10}}</ref>
 
File:719-saturday-morning-fun-pit-3.jpg|Promotional picture featuring [[Amy]], Fry, Leela, [[Bender]] and [[Hermes]], as children.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.comedycentral.com/press/images/futurama/719-saturday-morning-fun-pit-3.jpg|title=Comedy Central|accessdate=2013-07-10}}</ref>
 
File:719-saturday-morning-fun-pit-3.jpg|Promotional picture featuring [[Amy]], Fry, Leela, [[Bender]] and [[Hermes]], as children.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.comedycentral.com/press/images/futurama/719-saturday-morning-fun-pit-3.jpg|title=Comedy Central|accessdate=2013-07-10}}</ref>
 
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*This is the only segmented episode of the [[second run]] to not be a [[broadcast]]-season finale.
 
*This is the only segmented episode of the [[second run]] to not be a [[broadcast]]-season finale.
 
*During the ''Bendee Boo'' intro, [[Planet Express crew|the crew]] runs from someone on a motorcycle. Also running from the motorcycle is who appears to be former [[U.S. president]] [[Jimmy Carter]].
 
*During the ''Bendee Boo'' intro, [[Planet Express crew|the crew]] runs from someone on a motorcycle. Also running from the motorcycle is who appears to be former [[U.S. president]] [[Jimmy Carter]].
*The main ''Futurama'' characters only appear in the cartoon parodies, making this one of two episodes in which none of the main characters appear, the other being "[[Reincarnation]]".
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*The main ''Futurama'' characters only appear in the cartoon parodies, making this one of three episodes in which none of the main characters appear, the others being "[[Reincarnation]]" and "[[Naturama]]".
  
 
=== Allusions ===
 
=== Allusions ===
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**[[Billy West]], who voices Fry, provided the voice of Shaggy in the [[1998]] film ''{{w|Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island}}''.
 
**[[Billy West]], who voices Fry, provided the voice of Shaggy in the [[1998]] film ''{{w|Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island}}''.
 
**The Harlem Globetrotters appear, just like they did in the T.V. show ''{{w|The New Scooby-Doo Movies}}'', and the shot of them sleeping in the same bed is taken from their appearance.
 
**The Harlem Globetrotters appear, just like they did in the T.V. show ''{{w|The New Scooby-Doo Movies}}'', and the shot of them sleeping in the same bed is taken from their appearance.
*One of the protesters outside of the White House holds a sign which reads "Animation Dumb-a-nation", a reference to the Sunday-evening animated-programming block airing on [[Fox Broadcasting Company|Fox]], {{w|Animation Domination}}, which was created in [[2009]] and includes ''[[The Simpsons]]'' (which has been renewed for a 26th season), ''[[Family Guy]]'', ''{{w|American Dad!}}'' (which will be airing on {{w|TBS (TV network|TBS}} in 2014), ''[[The Cleveland Show]]'' (which got canceled in 2013), and ''{{w|Bob's Burgers}}''.
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*Scratches and visible edge lines on the animation "cel" are added as a parody of the cheap production values of ''Scooby-Doo'' (''Futurama'' is [[Rough Draft Studios|animated]] digitally; such effects would never occur normally).
*[[The professor]]'s character in the ''Purpleberry Pond'' segment is a parody of the {{w|List of Strawberry Shortcake characters#The Peculiar Purple Pieman|Purple Pieman}}, from ''Strawberry Shortcake''.
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*One of the protesters outside the White House holds up a sign which reads "ANIMATION DUMB-A-{{cat|countrie|NATION}}", a reference to the Sunday-evening animated-programming block airing on [[Fox Broadcasting Company|Fox]], {{w|Animation Domination}}, which was created in [[2009]] and includes ''[[The Simpsons]]'', ''[[Family Guy]]'', ''{{w|American Dad!}}'' (which will begin airing on {{w|TBS (TV network|TBS}} in 2014), ''[[The Cleveland Show]]'' (which was canceled in 2013), and ''{{w|Bob's Burgers}}''.
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*The "Purpleberry Pond" segment is a parody of shows such as ''Strawberry Shortcake'' and ''{{w|The Smurfs (TV series)|The Smurfs}}''. It parodies the common criticism of many classic Saturday-morning cartoons: that they were little more than thirty-minute-long commercials directed at children. In fact, the decline of this genre of cartoon is related to {{w|Children's Television Act|actions taken}} by the [[United States]] government to ban product tie-ins and mandating increased educational content in shows directed at children.
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*[[The professor]]'s character in the "Purpleberry Pond" segment is a parody of the {{w|List of Strawberry Shortcake characters#The Peculiar Purple Pieman|Purple Pieman}}, from ''Strawberry Shortcake''.
 
*[[Micky]] is a parody of {{w|Little Mikey}}, from {{w|Life (cereal)|Life}} cereal's [[1970s]] "Mikey Likes It" ads.
 
*[[Micky]] is a parody of {{w|Little Mikey}}, from {{w|Life (cereal)|Life}} cereal's [[1970s]] "Mikey Likes It" ads.
*Fry's name in the ''G.I. Zapp'' segment is Freezer Burn, a reference to the fact that he was [[Cryo-Tube|frozen]] at the beginning of the show {{et|1ACV01}} and has been frozen multiple times since {{et|2ACV19|4ACV10|BBS|7ACV14}}.
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*One of the protesters outside the White House holds up a sign which reads "BRING BACK {{w|Sea Hunt|SEA HUNT}}". A similar sign was held up by protesters in {{s|Homer Simpson}}'s imagination in the ''Simpsons'' episode "{{s|Mr. Plow}}".
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*During the "G.I. Zapp" segment, Nixon decides to re-edit the program, asking his secretary "[[Rose Mary]]! Have we got any type of machinery to edit tape?". She responds "Oh you <u>know</u> we do!". This is a reference to the real-life Nixon's {{w|Watergate scandal}}, where Nixon had secretly tape-recorded conversations.
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*Fry's name in the ''G.I. Zapp'' segment is Freezer Burn, a reference to the fact that he was [[Cryo-Tube|frozen]] at the beginning of the show{{er|1ACV01}} and has been frozen multiple times since.{{er|space=no|2ACV19|4ACV10|BBS|7ACV14}}
 
*Nixon renames the Leela character in ''G.I. Zapp'' as Pat. This is a reference to Nixon's wife, [[Pat Nixon]].
 
*Nixon renames the Leela character in ''G.I. Zapp'' as Pat. This is a reference to Nixon's wife, [[Pat Nixon]].
 
*At the end of the episode, the announcer says "Now stay tuned for six hours of golf", angering Agnew. This is a reference to how Saturday-morning cartoon line-ups in the [[1980s]] and [[1990s]] always aired sports telecasts (or local programming) after the last cartoon, and to {{w|Spiro Agnew|the real Agnew}}'s bad golf playing, which would cause him to accidentally hit spectators with his golf ball.
 
*At the end of the episode, the announcer says "Now stay tuned for six hours of golf", angering Agnew. This is a reference to how Saturday-morning cartoon line-ups in the [[1980s]] and [[1990s]] always aired sports telecasts (or local programming) after the last cartoon, and to {{w|Spiro Agnew|the real Agnew}}'s bad golf playing, which would cause him to accidentally hit spectators with his golf ball.
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=== Goofs ===
 
=== Goofs ===
 
*Although the professor's cloning machine is shown being turned on, every other shot of it (especially while it is actively cloning) depicts the switch pointing at "off".
 
*Although the professor's cloning machine is shown being turned on, every other shot of it (especially while it is actively cloning) depicts the switch pointing at "off".
**This may be intentional, and just parodying the cheap production values of ''Scooby-Doo''.
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**This may be intentional, and just parodying the production values of ''Scooby-Doo''.
*Scratches and visible edge lines on the animation "cel" are added as a parody of said cheap production values (''Futurama'' is [[Rough Draft Studios|animated]] digitally, such effects would never occur normally).
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*Nixon's Head is already shown at his desk when Rose Mary activates his tape editing machine, however in the next shot Headless Body of Agnew is puts him down at the desk.
  
 
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'''Larry Bird''': Hi, this is Larry Bird calling. Listen, my agent sent me a cartoon script and I've decided I don't wanna be involved in any way.
 
'''Larry Bird''': Hi, this is Larry Bird calling. Listen, my agent sent me a cartoon script and I've decided I don't wanna be involved in any way.
 
''[An answering machine beeps.]''</poem>
 
''[An answering machine beeps.]''</poem>
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'''Hermes''': Of course!
 
'''Hermes''': Of course!
 
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Season 7 episode
Broadcast season 10 episode
Saturday Morning Fun Pit
Futurama and Friends Saturday Morning Fun Pit.jpg
Promotional picture of the Futurama and Friends Saturday Morning Fun Pit! title card, released by Countdown to Futurama on 18 May, 2013.[1]
No.133
Production number7ACV19
Written byPatric M. Verrone
Directed byCrystal Chesney-Thompson
Title captionBROUGHT TO YOU BY Regretto PERMANENT CLOWN MAKEUP
First air date17 July, 2013
Broadcast numberS10E06
Special guest(s)George Takei
Kath Soucie
Larry Bird
Additional
Commentary
(Transcript)
Transcript
Animatic

Pictures

Season 7
  1. The Bots and the Bees
  2. A Farewell to Arms
  3. Decision 3012
  4. The Thief of Baghead
  5. Zapp Dingbat
  6. The Butterjunk Effect
  7. The Six Million Dollar Mon
  8. Fun on a Bun
  9. Free Will Hunting
  10. Near-Death Wish
  11. 31st Century Fox
  12. Viva Mars Vegas
  13. Naturama
  14. Forty Percent Leadbelly
  15. 2-D Blacktop
  16. T.: The Terrestrial
  17. Fry and Leela's Big Fling
  18. The Inhuman Torch
  19. Saturday Morning Fun Pit
  20. Calculon 2.0
  21. Assie Come Home
  22. Leela and the Genestalk
  23. Game of Tones
  24. Murder on the Planet Express
  25. Stench and Stenchibility
  26. Meanwhile
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"Saturday Morning Fun Pit" is the one hundred and thirty-third episode of Futurama, the nineteenth of the seventh production season and the sixth of the tenth broadcast season. It is the sixth segmented episode. It aired on 17 July, 2013, on Comedy Central. It guest-stars George Takei and Larry Bird as themselves and Kath Soucie as Micky. The Futurama gang stars in a trio of craptastic Saturday-morning cartoons.

Story

Act I: Bendee Boo and the Mystery Crew

Bendee-Boo Meets the Spooky Kabuki

Nixon and Agnew are sitting together in front of the T.V. in their pajamas, and a sergeant comes in and gives them the T.V. remote. Nixon awards him a purple heart, shoots him, and drops him down a trap-door. Agnew turns the T.V. onto the show Bendee-Boo and the Mystery Crew. The crew is on their way to visit Fry/Shaggy's nephew at his cloning lab, when a scary floating dragon ghost appears, tells them to turn around, and disappears. The crew are scared, but soon Fry/Shaggy and Bendee-Boo (Bender/Scooby-Doo) get hungry, so the crew stops at a kabuki theater for the concessions stand. While there, Fry/Shaggy and Bendee-Boo eat Yakitori that is over a year old while Amy/Velma asks the owner George Takei why his theater is so neglected. He explains that since the nearby basketball arena opened, everyone wanted to see basketball instead of kabuki, and his business suffered. Soon the crew leaves and they're back on their way to the Professor's cloning lab. Upon arrival they are greeted by the Professor's butler Zoidberg who openly states that he believes cloning is a sin. While there, the Professor introduces the crew to the Globetrotters. Ethan “Bubblegum” Tate explains that they are there to help the Professor with his cloning machine, and to clone a team of Larry Birds to practice against for the big game. The only problem is that they are being haunted by a mysterious dragon ghost. That night, Fry/Shaggy can't sleep, and goes to the window for some fresh air. Outside the window is the dragon ghost he saw earlier. In his panic, he wakes up the rest of the crew who agree on a plan to capture the ghost. While most of the crew stays behind with a trap the Professor built, Fry/Shaggy and Bendee-Boo will look for the dragon ghost. While both refuse at first, Bendee-Boo agrees when given a Bendee-Brew, and Fry/Shaggy follows. Soon, Fry/Shaggy and Bendee-Boo are being chased by the ghost throughout the cloning lab, and finally return to the main room where the rest of the crew is. There, Amy/Velma says that they believe the dragon ghost must be Zoidberg because he is the only one with access to the laboratory who has a problem with cloning. Leela/Daphne tries to remove Zoidberg's mask, only to accidentally remove his whole head. Meanwhile, the real culprit has been captured by the Professor's trap, and after removing his makeup, they realize that it is George Takei. Amy/Velma suggests that he did it because he figured if the Globetrotters couldn't play, people would come to his kabuki theater instead, but Takei says that he did it because he is mentally ill. Later the Globetrotters are at their big game. They feel ready for anything because they practiced against five Larry Birds, but then the opposing team is revealed to be six Larry Birds. The crew and Globetrotters laugh light-heartedly, and the episode ends.

Act II: Purpleberry Pond

Princess Purpleberry Meets a New Friend

There are protestors outside the White House, Nixon and Agnew go to the window to see what they want. The protesters demand that he regulate children's programming and force the writers to “shoehorn in helpful messages”. Agnew calls Hollywood, grunts into the phone, and violently hangs up. They go back to the couch to watch the next cartoon, Purpleberry Pond. It opens in a purple land with small children (Leela, Bender, Hermes, and Amy) singing about Purpleberries, and the Berry Burglar (the professor) and his assistant Zoidberg watching them, plotting to get Purpleberries. Princess Purpleberry (Leela) then walks through the town greeting the other children, and the Marquis of Mulberry (Bender) muses about how they never get sick of the color purple. Princess Purpleberry explains that this is because of the healthy Purpleberries they eat, and then waters a nearby Purpleberry bush with maple syrup. A commercial comes on for a cereal called sugar blasted Purpleberry Puffs, a sad young boy is offered a bowl of the cereal, and he eagerly accepts it, Princess Purpleberry then comes off of the box and explains that the cereal is triple-coated in maple-flavored syrup to “start your day with purple power!” The show returns with the children of Purpleberry Pond singing about Purpleberries. They are interrupted when a carriage pulls into town carrying their new neighbor Lord Loquat. They all go to meet him, but most are horrified when he steps out of the carriage and is orange. The Marquis of Mulberry tells Lord Loquat he doesn't like him because he's different, but Princess Purpleberry defends him, saying that it takes two colors to make a rainbow. The Marquis of Mulberry apologizes to Lord Loquat, and they sing together. Meanwhile the Berry Burglar and Zoidberg still watch plotting. A new commercial comes on for sugar blasted purple and orange berry puffs. A young girl sits wondering about why there are two colors instead of one, her mother reads the box, and Princess Purpleberry once again jumps off of it, and explains that the cereal now contains two flavors of cereal. The girl starts eating it, and the commercial flashes forward, to the same girl, but slightly fatter eating the cereal. She burps, and a bubble comes out containing Zoidberg. The bubble pops and the girl and her mother laugh as Zoidberg falls into the milk. The show then returns, showing the Berry Burglar explaining to Zoidberg that he has a plan to steal the Purple and Orange berries. He fires a cannon at the town, and out comes a puffy white ball. It pops above the town, raining onto the Purple and Orange berries. The villagers come out, and Princess Purpleberry is horrified because she thinks that it is snow and will ruin the Purple and Orange berry crop. Lord Loquat tastes and says that it isn't snow, it's sugar. The villagers rejoice. Commercials come on again, and Princess Purpleberry once again comes off of the box, explaining to the girl and her mother that now they have sugar frosted sugar blasted Purple and Orange berry puffs, and the girl happily says that she doesn't know which she likes better, regular or type two. The show returns, and the Berry Burglar laments that he didn't get his hands on the Purple and Orange berries. Then, it cuts to the villagers eating sugar coated sugar blasted Purple and Orange berry puffs, and saying that they have learned that they all learned that it doesn't matter what color you are, so long as you eat the cereal, the villagers sing a jingle, and the episode ends.

Act III: G.I. Zapp

Operation Banana Split

A new show comes on called G.I. Zapp. In the opening, tanks are shown shooting at each other, destroying buildings as they go. Suddenly, a rock breaks through the window and hits Agnew on the shoulder. Nixon and Agnew go to the window to see what the protestors want this time. They say that the G.I. Zapp cartoon is too violent and want him to censor it. He agrees, saying he is a servant of the people, and goes back inside. When there, he sets up a device that will allow him to manually censor the show. The opening credits come back on, almost over, and he rewinds the tape, voicing over that the soldiers are rebuilding the town using bullet sucking vacuum tanks. The mission screen comes up, saying that the episode is operation throat slit, which Nixon promptly changes to operation banana split. The G.I.s are in a helicopter, heading to the base of the enemy A.C.R.O.N.Y.M., or a criminal regiment of nasty young men. The leader of A.C.R.O.N.Y.M., Profestro (the Professor), sees the helicopter and fires a surface-to-air missile, censored to say a surface-to-air warning shot and surface-to-air telegram. Each of the soldiers jumps off of the helicopter with their parachutes. Zapp leaves last, taking the pilot Kif's parachute pack because he forgot his. Kif crashes into the side of a mountain in a huge fire ball. Nixon voices over explaining that he safely landed the helicopter in a naturally occurring fireball at Disneyland. The G.I.s start exchanging fire with A.C.R.O.N.Y.M., with constant censorship from Nixon. Then, Freezer Burn (Fry) gets shot, and when they land he's dead, though Nixon voices over that he's sleeping. The G.I.s rush at A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. with new violent enthusiasm to avenge Freezer Burn. During hand to hand combat the violence escalates, and Nixon is forced to be more and more creative about his voice overs. Then it shows Orphan Crippler (Bender) open his chest to reveal a weapon with robotic arms controlling a chain saw a drill, and a machine gun. Extreme gore follows and Nixon gives up on censoring the show and pulls the plug. Then he cuts instead to an anti-violence commercial. It shows Cubert and Dwight fighting over a football, and then Nixon and Agnew pull up. Nixon says violence isn't the answer, and Agnew rips the ball in half. Nixon leaves the kids crying, while himself laughing. The cartoons over, the network announces an upcoming six hours of golf, and Agnew angrily turns the T.V. off.

Production

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On 2 September, 2012, it was revealed that the Scooby-Doo-esque segment of the episode would guest-star George Takei and Larry Bird.[2]

On 11 December, with the release of Volume 7 and its commentary for "Naturama", it was revealed that the episode would be directed by Crystal Chesney-Thompson.

On 5 February, 2013, Vulture.com released a preview clip for the tenth broadcast season,[3] which contained footage from the episode.

The Countdown to Futurama posts from 19 May and 20 May, revealed the title of the Strawberry Shortcake-esque segment to be "Purpleberry Pond"[4] and the title of the Scooby-Doo-esque segment to be "Bendy Boo",[5] respectively. However, the Scooby-Doo-esque segment is actually called "Bendee Boo and the Mystery Crew".

By 9 July, the animatic for the Strawberry Shortcake segment had been released online.[6]

Image Gallery

Reception

By 5 December, the episode had been nominated for the 2014 Writers Guild of America Awards.[9]

Additional Information

Trivia

  • At one point, the episode's production number was planned to be 7ACV25.[10]
  • The episode is among the few Futurama media featuring its title.
  • This is the only segmented episode of the second run to not be a broadcast-season finale.
  • During the Bendee Boo intro, the crew runs from someone on a motorcycle. Also running from the motorcycle is who appears to be former U.S. president Jimmy Carter.
  • The main Futurama characters only appear in the cartoon parodies, making this one of three episodes in which none of the main characters appear, the others being "Reincarnation" and "Naturama".

Allusions

Click here to see cultural mentions made in this episode.
  • The Futurama and Friends Saturday Morning Fun Pit title card features a stylized version of the pattern of blue lights that appear in the opening sequence.
  • In the Bendee Boo segment, the crew members are re-imagined as Scooby-Doo characters. Fry plays the role of Shaggy, Leela plays the role of Daphne, Bender plays the role of Scooby-Doo, Hermes plays the role of Fred, and Amy plays the role of Velma.
  • Scratches and visible edge lines on the animation "cel" are added as a parody of the cheap production values of Scooby-Doo (Futurama is animated digitally; such effects would never occur normally).
  • One of the protesters outside the White House holds up a sign which reads "ANIMATION DUMB-A-NATION", a reference to the Sunday-evening animated-programming block airing on Fox, Animation Domination, which was created in 2009 and includes The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad! (which will begin airing on TBS in 2014), The Cleveland Show (which was canceled in 2013), and Bob's Burgers.
  • The "Purpleberry Pond" segment is a parody of shows such as Strawberry Shortcake and The Smurfs. It parodies the common criticism of many classic Saturday-morning cartoons: that they were little more than thirty-minute-long commercials directed at children. In fact, the decline of this genre of cartoon is related to actions taken by the United States government to ban product tie-ins and mandating increased educational content in shows directed at children.
  • The professor's character in the "Purpleberry Pond" segment is a parody of the Purple Pieman, from Strawberry Shortcake.
  • Micky is a parody of Little Mikey, from Life cereal's 1970s "Mikey Likes It" ads.
  • One of the protesters outside the White House holds up a sign which reads "BRING BACK SEA HUNT". A similar sign was held up by protesters in Homer Simpson's imagination in the Simpsons episode "Mr. Plow".
  • During the "G.I. Zapp" segment, Nixon decides to re-edit the program, asking his secretary "Rose Mary! Have we got any type of machinery to edit tape?". She responds "Oh you know we do!". This is a reference to the real-life Nixon's Watergate scandal, where Nixon had secretly tape-recorded conversations.
  • Fry's name in the G.I. Zapp segment is Freezer Burn, a reference to the fact that he was frozen at the beginning of the show[1ACV01] and has been frozen multiple times since.[2ACV19][4ACV10][BBS][7ACV14]
  • Nixon renames the Leela character in G.I. Zapp as Pat. This is a reference to Nixon's wife, Pat Nixon.
  • At the end of the episode, the announcer says "Now stay tuned for six hours of golf", angering Agnew. This is a reference to how Saturday-morning cartoon line-ups in the 1980s and 1990s always aired sports telecasts (or local programming) after the last cartoon, and to the real Agnew's bad golf playing, which would cause him to accidentally hit spectators with his golf ball.

Continuity

Goofs

  • Although the professor's cloning machine is shown being turned on, every other shot of it (especially while it is actively cloning) depicts the switch pointing at "off".
    • This may be intentional, and just parodying the production values of Scooby-Doo.
  • Nixon's Head is already shown at his desk when Rose Mary activates his tape editing machine, however in the next shot Headless Body of Agnew is puts him down at the desk.

Quotes

    Fry: Like, it's basketball superstar Larry Bird!
    Hermes: Larry Bird?! What are you doing here?!
    Larry Bird: Hi, this is Larry Bird calling. Listen, my agent sent me a cartoon script and I've decided I don't wanna be involved in any way.
    [An answering machine beeps.]

    Amy: It all makes sense! He knew that if he scared the Globetrotters away from the big basketball game, disappointed fans would flock to his kabuki theater!
    Hermes: Of course!
    George Takei: No, that's not why I did it.
    Fry: Then, like, why did you do it?
    George Takei: I'm mentally ill.
    [The laughtrack plays.]

    Narrator: Purpleberry Puffs are the sweetest part of your complete breakfast, along with juice, toast, ham, eggs, bacon, milk, cheese, liver, waffles, and a biiiig horse vitamin!

    Nutcracker: I will avenge him, you heartless...
    Nixon: Bastards! [to Agnew] It's okay if I say it.

Appearances

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References

  1. ^ Countdown to Futurama: Futurama and Friends Saturday Morning Fun Pit. (Comedy Central's Tumblr page.) 18 May 2013. Retrieved on 10 July 2013.
  2. ^ Tom Mohrman (02 September 2012). Bumbershoot Review Day 2: Futurama Writers Panel. (CultureMob.) Retrieved on 13 September 2012.
  3. ^ Jesse David Fox (05 February 2013). Watch a Preview of Futurama’s Seventh Season. (Vulture.com.) Retrieved on 17 August 2013.
  4. ^ a b c Countdown to Futurama: Fry as Lord Loquat and Leela as Princess Purpleberry. (Comedy Central's Tumblr page.) 19 May 2013. Retrieved on 10 July 2013.
  5. ^ a b Countdown to Futurama: Larry Bird Clones. (Comedy Central's Tumblr page.) 20 May 2013. Retrieved on 10 July 2013.
  6. ^ Roy Camacho. FUTURAMA 719 (Purpleberry Pond) Animatic Board :Rufino Roy Camacho II. Retrieved on 09 July 2013.
  7. ^ Countdown to Futurama: Purpleberry Puffs Cereal. (Comedy Central's Tumblr page.) 21 May 2013. Retrieved on 10 July 2013.
  8. ^ Comedy Central. Retrieved on 10 July 2013.
  9. ^ Michael Rowe (05 December 2013). Mike Rowe. (Facebook.) Retrieved on 11 December 2013.
  10. ^ Futurama Live! - Episode - Season 7 - Ep. Special. (Comedy Central.) 11 July 2012. Retrieved on 10 July 2013.