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A Fishful of Dollars 

Fry discovers his bank account interest has made him a billionaire and buys the one thing the year 3000 doesn't have: anchovies.

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Turanga Leela (voice)
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Bender / Igner / Robot Chef / Repobot (voice)
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Mom / Teacher / Saleswoman / Cosmetologist / Teller / Decapodian Woman (voice)
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Walt / Fred Sanford / Auctioneer (voice)
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Hermes Conrad / Robot Playing Poker (voice)
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Larry / Clerk (voice) (as Dave Herman)

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Dream advertisements inspire Fry to go shopping, but he has insufficient funds. After visiting the bank, Fry finds out his bank account's interest has made him a billionaire. He goes on a spree, buying items that remind him of the 1990s. When discovers that he can't order anchovies on his pizza because of their extinction, he visits an auction that has them on the block. Fry outbids Mom, who believes he's going to use them to make extremely cheap robot oil. Using Pamela Anderson, she sets up a plot to trick him into unveiling his account password. They rob him blind, only to discover Fry intends on eating them. And he would have too, if it weren't for the appetite of Dr. Zoidberg. Written by Anonymous

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$1,300,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In this episode, we learn that the currency of the year 3000 (Dollar) has not changed since 2000. We often see prices in the series which are normally at the similar levels to nowadays. Thus, either there was no inflation from 2000 to 3000, inflation was eventually reversed, or, more likely, a "New Dollar" was created once inflation made ordinary goods worth thousands of dollars. See more »

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When Fry has a bite of his pizza slice, the pizza slice changes size between the shots. See more »

Quotes

Announcer: Do you remember a time when chocolate chips came fresh from the oven? Pepperidge Farm remembers.
Fry: Ah, those were the days.
Announcer: Do you remember a time when women couldn't vote and certain people weren't allowed on golf courses? Pepperidge Farm remembers.
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References Bride of the Monster (1955) See more »

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Baby Got Back
Written by Anthony L. Ray
Performed by Sir Mix A Lot
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The One With The Anchovies...
18 April 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I really like this episode. It's so funny. I just really think it's a great episode.

In this episode, Fry is inspired to go shopping by dream advertisements, but he doesn't have any money. After visiting the bank, he finds out that he actually 4.3 billion dollars. He goes on a shopping spree, buying a lot of stuff that reminds him of his home-time, the 1990s. He discovers that he can't order a pizza with his favorite topping, anchovies, because they have become extinct. He goes to an auction and bids for the last can of anchovies. Mom, who owns the robot company, also wants the anchovies. She believes that Fry wants them to make cheaper robot oil, but he just wants his favorite topping. Eventually, Mom figures out a way to rob him. We also find out why anchovies went extinct. Zoidberg's race ate them all, Zoidberg even eats that last tin.

Fun Fact: 4.3 billion dollars may seem like a way too much amount for Fry to have in his bank account, but starting with 93 cents, compound interest of 2.25% over one thousand years, the amount comes to exactly, $4,283,508,499.71.

Fun Fact: First appearance of Scruffy the janitor, even though his name is not mentioned.

Fun Fact: First appearance of Mom.

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Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10.


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