7/26/2012

Futurama is a show about a futuristic New York and written by New Yorkers. And like all New Yorkers, they hate New Jersey. Making fun of New Jersey has been a running joke in the series since the beginning. Here are five of the funniest moments, captured as images.

1. I Roommate - When Bender and Fry decide to start looking for apartments, they encounter a series of bizarre and often horrific places to live. Then they find a "suspiciously fantastic" apartment...
2. Hell is Other Robots - When Bender gets religion, his conversation to goodness is short-lived, and he's condemned to an eternity in Robot Hell. Leela and Fry journey to rescue him, and discover Robot Hell is hidden under an abandoned amusement park in New Jersey. That leads to the following exchange...
3. A Big Piece of Garbage - An enormous ball of garbage from the twentieth century is headed straight for New York in this episode, and Professor Farnsworth puts on an Internet video to explain where it came from. During the video, we heard the following narration...
4. Attack of the Killer App - When Fry and Bender hold a bet to see who can get the most followers from their new eyePhones, they agree that the loser has to dive into a pool of goat filth. Later, Fry and Leela have a tender moment interrupted by her making this observation...
5. All the President's Heads - Drinking from the fluid that stores the U.S. Presidents' heads sends Fry, Leela, and the professor back in time to the founding of the country. There, they stumble across Thomas Jefferson holding a meeting for some important business...

Does Futurama need to stop picking on New Jersey? Or is it too funny to give up? Let us know in the comments.
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6 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Some rivalries never die - let them pick!

Pat Dilloway said...

Right now it seems as if New Jersey is having the last laugh with how popular its become.

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, too funny. I don't watch much television, but I like Futurama. I get that 'neighbor jokes' thing (I grew up in Idaho and the jokes were about Montana... here in Michigan, it is Ohio--frankly, Ohio mostly deserves it). I think that filling New Jersey with garbage though, is also a joke on New Yorkers and lack of consideration... at least that's how I read it.

Lydia K said...

Ha ha, this looks so funny! I love that illustrator too, Matt G. So awesome.

Tony Laplume said...

I have relatives in New Jersey. But as a punchline staple, it must abide!

Natasha Dythia said...

I live so far from Jersey I have no clue - I live in FL- However I see no reason for Futurama to quit - if Jersey wants to not be made fun of a good start would be to get rid of the cast and friends of "Jersey Shore"

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