Fry learns how Christmas has changed and remained the same over the last 1000 years when a Robot Santa terrorizes New New York.

Writers:

(created by), (developed by) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
Philip J. Fry / Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / Conan O'Brien's Announcer / Tree Voice (voice)
...
Turanga Leela (voice)
...
Bender / Man with Broken Leg (voice)
...
Crowd / Linda / Tinny Tim (voice)
...
Morbo / Inglis Raoul (voice)
...
...
Conan O'Brien (voice)
...
Hermes Conrad / Reverend Preacherbot / Homeless Robot #2 (voice)
...
Skier / Weapons Shop Clerk / Pet Shop Clerk / Homeless Robot #1 (voice)
...
Amy Wong (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Fry learns how Christmas has changed and remained the same over the last 1000 years when a Robot Santa terrorizes New New York.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

19 December 1999 (USA)  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The episode ended up being controversial although those involved with the show did not expect it to be. Fox was concerned that advertisers would find the episode too controversial for the time slot. When they made a second episode featuring Robot Santa it was delayed for nearly a year before being broadcast in a later time slot. See more »

Goofs

When Bender is heckling Conan O'Brien, Conan asks "Is everyone afraid of Y2K?" to which Bender replies "No, that was fixed 900 years ago." But this episode takes place in the year 3000, therefore Y2K was fixed 1000 years ago. See more »

Quotes

Tinny Tim: It's humans. Shall we mug them, robot sir?
Bender: No, wait. I know these guys. They got nothing.
See more »

Connections

Featured in ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 Worst Santas (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Joy to the World
Music by Lowell Mason
Lyrics by Isaac Watts
Arranged by Christopher Tyng
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good lord! They don't know about Santa Claus!
22 December 2013 | by (Valhalla) – See all my reviews

For the tenth Christmas title I have decided to review in celebration of the holiday I have decided to review an old favourite of mine since I was a kid. Futurama.

The plot is that the Planet Express Crew go on some kind of skiing trip and it reminds Fry of the Christmas atmosphere (or Xmas) and he gets lonely because all the people he loved died 1000 years ago. While this is going on Leela gets lonely because she was the only one of her species in all the known universe. Fry decides to buy her an Xmas present but he is also warned about a psychotic robot Santa who brutally slaughters anyone who's on his naughty list, his standards are also set ridiculously high so he judges everyone to be naughty.

I think the one thing that everybody remembers this episode for is the psychotic Santa Claus. What he does is so demented and... Non-Santa-like that it's just a treat to watch. Lines such as "Your mistletoe is no match for my T.O.W missile" were always a treat to watch.

I know I'm not really going to be talking that much about the rest of what happens and that's because... If you insert a gun-happy robotic Santa that's the thing people are going to take away from this episode and it is. This is always a fun episode to watch around Christmas. It's hilarious.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?