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Futurama: 15 Obscure Easter Eggs & References You Probably Missed

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Futurama is both one of the funniest and one of the smartest TV shows ever made. In addition to just being consistently hilarious, quotable and often poignant, the show is packed to the brim with obscure references that only a handful of fans will probably pick up on the first time through.

A lot of these references are math or science related, as many of the show’s writers have pretty impressive academic backgrounds. The head writer and executive producer, David X. Cohen, graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in physics. He also has a degree in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. Another one of the show’s writers, Ken Keeler, graduated from Harvard with a PhD in applied mathematics. In fact, Keeler famously invented his own mathematical theorem for the Season 7 episode The Prisoner of Benda.

The show is also a love letter to
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Creative Arts Emmys 2014: Winners And Nominees

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

(Winner) Allison Janney, “Masters of Sex

Margo Martindale, “The Americans

Diana Rigg, ‘Game of Thrones

Kate Mara, “House of Cards

Jane Fonda, “The Newsroom

Kate Burton, “Scandal

See Also: ‘True Detective,’ ‘Oitnb,’ Jimmy Fallon and Allison Janney Score at Creative Arts Emmys

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series

Boardwalk Empire

Francesca Paris, Department Head Hairstylist

Lisa Dellechiaie, Key Hairstylist

Therese Ducey, Key Hairstylist

(Winner) “Downton Abbey

Magi Vaughan, Department Head Hairstylist

Adam James Phillips, Key Hairstylist

Game Of Thrones

Kevin Alexander, Department Head Hairstylist

Candice Banks, Key Hairstylist

Rosalia Culora, Hairstylist

Gary Machin, Hairstylist

Nicola Mount, Hairstylist

Mad Men

Theraesa Rivers, Department Head Hairstylist

Arturo Rojas, Key Hairstylist

Valerie Jackson, Hairstylist

Ai Nakata, Hairstylist

The Originals

Colleen Labaff, Department Head Hairstylist

Kimberley Spiteri, Co-Department Head Hairstylist

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special

Dancing With The Stars

Mary Guerrero, Department Head Hairstylist

Kimi Messina,
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The Simpsons' secret formula: it's written by maths geeks

When one of Britain's best-known science writers went to Los Angeles to meet the show's writers for a new book, he found a team dedicated to inserting gags about complex maths problems. And you thought it was just a cartoon…

Without doubt, the most mathematically sophisticated television show in the history of primetime broadcasting is The Simpsons. This is not a figment of my deranged mind, which admittedly is obsessed with both The Simpsons and mathematics, but rather it is a concrete claim backed up in a series of remarkable episodes.

The first proper episode of the series in 1989 contained numerous mathematical references (including a joke about calculus), while the infamous "Treehouse of Horror VI" episode presents the most intense five minutes of mathematics ever broadcast to a mass audience. Moreover, The Simpsons has even offered viewers an obscure joke about Fermat's last theorem, the most notorious equation in the history of mathematics.
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'Family Guy,' 'Simpsons' writers protest 'Community' animated episode on Emmy ballot, want 'same rights'

'Family Guy,' 'Simpsons' writers protest 'Community' animated episode on Emmy ballot, want 'same rights'
Updated: Animated series writers are protesting a decision by the Television Academy to allow NBC’s Community to compete for Emmys in animated categories, arguing that they should be allowed similar cross-genre privileges.

Community made it onto the Emmy nomination ballot in several categories, including best animated program — along with 33 entries from full-time animated shows. The episode, “Digital Estate Planning,” features the cast rendered into 8-bit characters to compete in an old-school-style video game.

Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), David X. Cohen (Futurama) and Al Jean (The Simpsons) are among the 52 writer-producers who signed a letter to the TV Academy arguing
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Justin Timberlake Wins 2011 Emmy For Outstanding Guest Actor In Comedy Series (‘SNL’)

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Media Studios and Broadway Video Justin Timberlake, Host Outstanding Animated Program Futurama • The Late Philip J. Fry • Comedy Central • The Curiosity Company in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television Matt Groening, Executive Producer David X. Cohen, Executive Producer Ken Keeler, Executive Producer Dan Vebber, Co-Executive Producer Patric M. Verrone, Co-Executive Producer Josh Weinstein, Co-Executive Producer Eric Horsted, Co-Executive Producer Michael Rowe, Co-Executive Producer Lee Supercinski, Produced By Claudia Katz, Produced By Gregg Vanzo, Animation Executive Producer Lewis Morton, Written by Peter Avanzino, Supervising Director/Directed By Scott Vanzo, Director of Computer Graphics Ira Sherak, Assistant Director Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics Saturday Night Live • Host: Justin Timberlake (Song Title: Justin Timberlake Monologue) • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Media Studios and Broadway Video Katreese Barnes, Music by Seth Meyers, Lyrics by Justin Timberlake,
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Justin Timberlake Wins 2011 Emmy For Outstanding Guest Actor In Comedy Series (‘SNL’)

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Media Studios and Broadway Video Justin Timberlake, Host Outstanding Animated Program Futurama • The Late Philip J. Fry • Comedy Central • The Curiosity Company in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television Matt Groening, Executive Producer David X. Cohen, Executive Producer Ken Keeler, Executive Producer Dan Vebber, Co-Executive Producer Patric M. Verrone, Co-Executive Producer Josh Weinstein, Co-Executive Producer Eric Horsted, Co-Executive Producer Michael Rowe, Co-Executive Producer Lee Supercinski, Produced By Claudia Katz, Produced By Gregg Vanzo, Animation Executive Producer Lewis Morton, Written by Peter Avanzino, Supervising Director/Directed By Scott Vanzo, Director of Computer Graphics Ira Sherak, Assistant Director Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics Saturday Night Live • Host: Justin Timberlake (Song Title: Justin Timberlake Monologue) • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Media Studios and Broadway Video Katreese Barnes, Music by Seth Meyers, Lyrics by Justin Timberlake,
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Christopher Nolan's 'Inception' Wins Best Original Screenplay At The WGAs

Christopher Nolan's 'Inception' Wins Best Original Screenplay At The WGAs
It seems like one of the biggest qualms with this year's Oscar nominations was the omission of Christopher Nolan from the Best Director category. Sure, "Inception" landed eight Oscar nominations, but most of them were in the technical categories instead of the acting or directing categories.

That means that the two biggest nominations "Inception" is up for at this year's Oscars are for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. It might be tough for "Inception" to win Best Picture with "The Social Network" and "The King's Speech" as the continued frontrunners, but now it doesn't seem as big of a long shot for the film to beat out "The Fighter" and "The Kids Are All Right" for Best Original Screenplay.

Over the weekend, the Writer's Guild of America honored Nolan with the Best Original Screenplay prize, which many critics believed to be a minor upset. So far, "Inception" has only
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"Inception," "The Social Network" Win Writers Guild Awards! Check Out Complete List of Winners and Nominees!

As soon as we thought we could predict the outcome of the Oscars, here comes another surprise! This one's brought to you by the Writers Guild of America. Picked for Best Original Screenplay was Christopher Nolan's "Inception." The director, famously dissed for not getting a Best Director Oscar nomination, may just win the Best Original Screenplay come Oscar night. Oscar front-runner, "The King's Speech" was not nominated because it didn't quality under union rules which prompted Nolan to say during his WGA acceptance award that he looked forward to a time when he could accept the award "without qualification."

That could be the beginning of a great script Mr. Nolan, go write it :happy

For adapted screenplay, I'm happy to report that Aaron Sorkin's fantastic script won! Based on "The Accidental Billionaires" by Ben Mezrich, "The Social Network" was the only film last year that I predicted to win this very category.
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'The Social Network,' 'Inception' win Writers Guild Awards

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Two of the front-runners for the best screenplay awards at the Oscars confirmed their favorite status at the Writers Guild of America Awards Saturday night (Feb. 5).

"Inception" writer-director Christopher Nolan (above left) won the WGA's honor for best original screenplay at the ceremony, and Aaron Sorkin (above right) took home the award for best adapted screenplay for "The Social Network." His script is based on Ben Mezrich's book "The Accidental Billionaires."

Other awards went to the writing staff of "Mad Men" for best drama series, "Modern Family" for best comedy series and "Boardwalk Empire" for best new series. "Mad Men's" Erin Levy also won the award for best episodic drama for the episode "The Chrysanthemum and the Sword." The episodic comedy award went to Robert Carlock of "30 Rock" for "When It Rains, It Pours."

More winners are after the jump; you can see the full list at the WGA site.
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2011 Writers Guild Awards Winners

2011 Writers Guild Awards Winners
The Writers Guild of America, West (Wgaw) and the Writers Guild of America, East (Wgae) tonight announced the winners of the 2011 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, videogame, and new media writing at simultaneous ceremonies at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel-Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles and the Axa Equitable Center in New York City.

Screen Winners

Original Screenplay

Inception, Written by Christopher Nolan; Warner Bros.

Black Swan, Screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John J. McLaughlin; Story by Andres Heinz; Fox Searchlight

The Fighter, Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Paramount Pictures

The Kids Are All Right, Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg; Focus Features

Please Give, Written by Nicole Holofcener; Sony Pictures Classics

Adapted Screenplay

The Social Network, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires
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‘Inception’ and ‘The Social Network’ Win Writers Guild Awards

HollywoodNews.com: The Writers Guild of America, West (Wgaw) and the Writers Guild of America, East (Wgae) tonight announced the winners of the 2011 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, videogame, and new media writing at simultaneous ceremonies at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel-Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles and the Axa Equitable Center in New York City.

Screen Winners

Original Screenplay

Inception, Written by Christopher Nolan; Warner Bros.

Adapted Screenplay

The Social Network, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich; Sony Pictures

Documentary Screenplay

Inside Job, Written by Charles Ferguson; Co-written by Chad Beck, Adam Bolt; Sony Pictures Classic

Television Winners

Drama Series

Mad Men, Written by Jonathan Abrahams, Lisa Albert, Keith Huff, Jonathan Igla,Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Brett Johnson, Janet Leahy, Erin Levy,

Tracy McMillan, Dahvi Waller, Matthew Weiner; AMC

Comedy Series

Modern Family, Written by Jerry Collins,
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Writers Guild Awards Nominations! Check Out Full Movie, TV Nominees! Yes, There Are Few Surprises!

"I Love You Phillip Morris" came out of nowhere and secured a nod for the 2011 Writers Guild Awards. Based on the book by Steven McVicker, the film starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGRegor as prisoners in love received a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination.

"Phillip Morris" will be competing with awards-favorites "127 Hours" (screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy), "The Social Network" (screenplay Aaron Sorkin), "The Town" (screenplay by Peter Craig and Ben Affleck & Aaron Stockard), and True Grit (screenplay by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen).

In the Original Screenplay category, critics-darlings "Black Swan" (screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin), "The Fighter" (screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson), "Inception" (Christopher Nolan), and "The Kids Are All Right" (written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg) will be competing with "Please Give" by Nicole Holofcener. Much like "I Love You Phillip Morris," "Please Give," a family dramedy set in New York,
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Writers Guild of America announce 2011 nominations

HollywoodNews.com: The Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2010 season to be honored at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards on February 5, 2011, in Los Angeles and New York.

Television Nominees

Dramatic Series

Boardwalk Empire, Written by Meg Jackson, Lawrence Konner, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki, Margaret Nagle, Tim Van Patten, Paul Simms, Terence Winter; HBO

Breaking Bad, Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Tom Schnauz, John Shiban, Moira Walley-Beckett; AMC

Dexter, Written by Scott Buck, Manny Coto, Charles H. Eglee, Lauren Gussis, Chip Johannessen, Jim Leonard, Clyde Phillips, Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg, Tim Schlattmann, Wendy West; Showtime

Friday Night Lights, Written by Bridget Carpenter, Kerry Ehrin, Ron Fitzgerald, Etan Frankel, Monica Henderson, David Hudgins, Rolin Jones, Jason Katims, Patrick Massett, Derek Santos Olson, John Zinman; NBC

Mad Men,
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Writer’s Guild of America Announces TV Nominees for 2011 Awards

Today the Writer’s Guild of America kept the spirit of awards season happy by revealing their nominations for achievements in writing for television. Plenty of our favorite shows got some love from WGA members including like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, 30 Rock and Modern Family while plenty of new series like Boardwalk Empire, Justified and The Walking Dead also got some praise. Even the finale episode of Lost is in the mix of episodic nominees. Aside from the narrative dramas and comedies, other staple series like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report get their due diligence as well. Check out the full list of nominees, complete with all the writing talents behind them, after the jump.

Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire – Written by Meg Jackson, Lawrence Konner, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki, Margaret Nagle, Tim Van Patten, Paul Simms, Terence Winter; HBO

Breaking Bad – Written by Sam Catlin,
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6 Things With Da7e [8/23]

It's Tuesday again.Let us not discuss why this is late.Yesterday, I went to my local Food Bazaar to buy beer, chips, milk and Life cereal last night as I was finishing up Ken Burns' Civil War. It's been kind of rainy here in New York for the past couple of days, so I had my polka dot umbrella, which doesn't make me look like the most masculine boy, but it's easily my best umbrella.Checking out at the local grocery, I realized I had left my debit card in my other pants and had to charge some groceries to credit. This required my ID, which got the cashier in the mostly-Latin neighborhood I live in to do a double take at my driver's license. "You're Spanish?" she asked, in a pleasantly surprised tone."Yes," I said. And she gave me a discount on beer.I don't know
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Comic-Con 2010 Saturday line-up

The Saturday schedule for the 2010 Comic-Con at San Diego is now released. As was the case with the Thursday and Friday breakdown reports, I'm focusing on film/TV/DVD related events, screenings and panels.

Read the Thursday, July 22, 2010 schedule.

Read the Friday, July 23, 2010 schedule.

10:00-11:00 Nickelodeon Presents: The SpongeBob SquarePants Secret Formula Revealed!— Ever wonder what delicious ingredients go into making an episode of SpongeBob? The masterminds behind the show -- executive producer Paul Tibbitt (Nightmare Ned), head writer Steven Banks (The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius), creative director Vincent Waller (Ren & Stimpy), supervising storyboard director Tuck Tucker (Hey Arnold!), layout supervisor Kenny Pittenger (CatDog), storyboard director Luke Brookshier (Kim Possible), background painter Andy Clark (Dexter's Laboratory), animation director Andrew Overtoom (Family Guy), and the voice of SpongeBob himself, Tom Kenny -- show you how the kernel of an idea turns into a fully animated episode. Followed
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Sdcc 2010: Saturday Schedule for Comic-Con 2010 Released!

Comic-Con has just released its full Saturday schedule and below you will find all of the movie and TV-related panels and events for the day. Take a look below and you can also if you missed Friday's schedule, or if you missed Wednesday's Preview Night and the Thursday schedule. If you want the entire Saturday Comic-Con schedule with comic book, video game and other related events, you can .

Saturday, July 24

10:00-11:00 Writing Animated Feature Films

The Writers Guild of America's Animation Writers Caucus once again sponsors a panel on writing for animation. Some of the most successful films of the last decade have been animated. But how different are they to write from live-action features? From television scripts? And what about direct-to-dvd animated features? The writers of some of the top animated features will talk about the process of creating those films, their interactions with the artists and the studios,
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Saturday Schedule Announced for 2010 San Diego Comic-Con; Highlights Include Green Lantern, Thor, Captain America, Harry Potter, Cowboys & Aliens

Even with the recently released Thursday and Friday schedules for San Diego Comic Con, the Saturday July 24 schedule is exploding with “epic epicness.” Hall H doesn’t have a bad apple in the bunch with the following movies all taking the stage: Green Lantern, Sucker Punch, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Let Me In, Resident Evil Afterlife, Paul, Cowboys & Aliens, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger. Then we cap the night off with Kevin Smith.

The TV schedule is just as good as it’ll feature sneak peaks of The Event, Futurama, Community, Family Guy and much more. Plus, even fans of Lost and Scott Pilgrim will find stuff to do.

Saturday is always the craziest day of the Con and 2010 is no exception. See the full schedule here and hit the jump for the Hall H schedule as well as our other highlights.

Here’s the full
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The Comic-Con Saturday, July 24 Schedule!

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Here are the movie and TV highlights

The San Diego Comic-Con has posted the schedule for Saturday, July 24. You can view the full schedule here, but below are the movie and TV events that ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype/ShockTillYouDrop.com will be concentrating on.

Saturday, July 24

10:00-11:00 Writing Animated Feature Films— The Writers Guild of America's Animation Writers Caucus once again sponsors a panel on writing for animation. Some of the most successful films of the last decade have been animated. But how different are they to write from live-action features? From television scripts? And what about direct-to-dvd animated features? The writers of some of the top animated features will talk about the process of creating those films, their interactions with the artists and the studios, and how they came to be involved with their project. Panelists tentatively scheduled include Alan Burnett (Green Lantern: First Flight), Darren Lemke (Shrek Forever After
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Comedy Central announce San Diego Comic Con line-up

Comedy Central have announced their schedule for this years San Diego Comic-Con. This year Comedy Central will host panels for their new animated show Ugly Americans as well as a panel for the newly returned to TV Futurama. In addition to the panels, Comedy Central will cap things off Saturday night with the free comedy event, Comedy Central Live @ Comic-Con live from the House of Blues which will be hosted by comedian Pete Holmes (Ugly Americans).

Friday July 23rd: Ugly Americans Panel (Room 25Abc) – 10:00 – 11:00 am

Join David M. Stern (Showrunner and Executive Producer), Dan Powell (Executive Producer), Jeff Poliquin (Supervising Producer), Devin Clark (Producer and Series Creator), Aaron Augenblick (Director of Animation), Matt Oberg (voice of Mark Lilly), Kurt Metzger (voice of Randall Skeffington) and Randy Pearlstein (voice of Leonard) for a behind-the-scenes look, a sneak peek into the return of new episodes in October, Q&A and
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