Futurama: Season 2, Episode 7

A Head in the Polls (12 Dec. 1999)

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Richard Nixon's head runs for President of Earth.



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Episode credited cast:
Turanga Leela (voice)
Bender / Jack Johnson / John Jackson (voice)
Linda the Newsanchor / Additional Voices (voice)
Morbo / George Washington's Head / Additional Voices (voice)
Hermes Conrad (voice)
Bill Clinton's Head / Bob Dole's Head / Additional Voices (voice)
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Richard Nixon's head runs for President of Earth.

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In the library in "Twilight Zone" spoof at the beginning of this episode, books visible behind "the last man on Earth" include "Robot Run," "The Preppy Handbook" and "The Newer Testament," among others. See more »


When Leela jumps on the sofa between Fry and Bender, Fry's arm goes through Leela's body as it moves down. See more »


Richard Nixon's Head: I remember my body. Flabby, pasty-skinned, riddled with phlebitis. A good Republican body. God, how I loved it.
Fry: I hear that. I spent most of my teen years loving my body. Course it was tough love, but...
Turanga Leela: [Elbows Fry] Fry, he opened up relations with China. He doesn't want to hear about your ding-dong.
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References Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) See more »


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Written by Grace Slick
Performed by Billy West
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Nixon's back!
13 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When titanium prices skyrocket after a mining accident Bender sees it as an opportunity to make some money... his body is 40% titanium so he pawns it! Now bodiless he tires of life amongst the bodied so goes to the head museum where he ends up telling President Richard Nixon his story... not long afterwards Nixon is out of the museum with his head attached to a shiny new body... Bender's body! Not only is he out he is running for the presidency of Earth! Fed up of not having a body Bender gets Leela and Fry to help him break into Nixon's hotel suite at the Watergate building to steal it back.

This was a classic Futurama episode despite its Earthbound setting; this is largely down to Nixon although laughs are also provided by his friend Morbo and the regular cast. Of course many of the jokes require some knowledge of his presidency and its end. There are plenty of non-political jokes too though so even somebody who had never heard of Nixon will have plenty to laugh at... the character would have been almost as funny even if he'd been entirely fictional. One question never raised is 'how the heads of long dead people preserved and why are there no heads of people who weren't known at the time the show was made?'... That is a minor quibble though and any attempt to explain might distract from the humour of the show.

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