Futurama (1999–2013)
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A Tale of Two Santas 

When Fry, Leela and Bender make a delivery to Neptune, they run afoul of the robot Santa Claus. Bender takes his place, but the previous Santa's fearsome reputation makes his job difficult.


Ron Hughart


Matt Groening (created by), Matt Groening (developed by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Billy West ... Philip J. Fry / Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / Smitty / Judge Ron Whitey / Elves (voice)
Katey Sagal ... Turanga Leela (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Bender / Robot Santa / Elves / URL / Robot Cellmate (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Linda / Little Girl / Little Boy / Mother / Petunia / Vyolet / Premula (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Morbo / Elves / The Hyper-Chicken / The Robot Devil (voice)
Coolio ... Kwanzaa-bot (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... Hermes Conrad / Bailiff (voice)
David Herman ... Mayor C. Randall Poopenmeyer / Elves / Father (voice)
Lauren Tom ... Amy Wong (voice)
Frank Welker ... Nibbler / Walter Cronkite's Head / Robo-Dogs / Elves / Hyperchicks (voice)


When Fry, Leela and Bender make a delivery to Neptune, they run afoul of the robot Santa Claus. Bender takes his place, but the previous Santa's fearsome reputation makes his job difficult.

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Release Date:

23 December 2001 (USA) See more »


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$1,300,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


EASTER EGG: Highlight and click on the picture on the "play episode" screen (the outline will be red and white) for a table read of this episode See more »


When the shrimpy Neptunians go to deliver the mail, the tops of their hats are chopped off. A short time later, while Santa is turning off the TV, their hats are fully intact. In later scenes the hats are cut again. See more »


Bender: [on Walter Cronkite] This guy's too trustworty. What's his angle?
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References Dead Man Walking (1995) See more »


Theme from Futurama
Composed by Christopher Tyng
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Bender as Santa? Now I really have seen everything
22 December 2013 | by WakenPayneSee all my reviews

Here is the eleventh Christmas title I have decided to review in celebration and the second Futurama Christmas Special. This one I am glad to say does still keep showing what we loved about the first one while also bringing new ideas into it.

The plot is that to prepare for Xmas Professor Farnsworth creates a metal armour for the entire building. In related news the Fry, Leela and Bender have to deliver letters to Santa on Neptune. When they get there they accidentally freeze Santa to the ground and Bender takes his place as the good Santa... As good as he can be. But any robotic Santa is set in stone as the bad one. After the real Santa saves Bender from his execution Bender joins Santa "in his slaying tonight".

I do like the ideas and the parallels with the Santa mythology but this just isn't as funny as the other one. Don't get me wrong there are some funny moments and it is very much worth this episode to see them. Things such as Bender and Santa teaming up are fun to watch as is well... Bender taking the role of Santa. So this episode is really good fun to see but I prefer Xmas Story.

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