Futurama (1999–2013)
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Anthology of Interest I 

The Professor's "What If" machine answers 4 questions.


Matt Groening (created by), Matt Groening (developed by) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Billy West ... Philip J. Fry / Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg (voice)
Katey Sagal ... Turanga Leela (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Bender / Mr. Panucci (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... IBM Deep Blue (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Narrator (voice)
Al Gore ... Al Gore (voice) (as Vice President Al Gore)
Stephen Hawking ... Stephen Hawking (voice)
Nichelle Nichols ... Nichelle Nichols (voice)
E. Gary Gygax E. Gary Gygax ... Gary Gygax (voice) (as Gary Gygax)
Lauren Tom ... Amy Wong (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... Hermes Conrad (voice)
David Herman ... Scruffy (voice)
Kath Soucie ... Cubert Farnsworth (voice)
Frank Welker ... Nibbler / Giant Anteaters (voice)


In this episode of Futurama the Professor creates a What If machine that answers every question. The first question is what if Bender was 500 feet tall, the second is what if Leela was more impulsive, and the third is what if Fry never came to the future. Written by Adam-Harrison

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Release Date:

21 May 2000 (USA) See more »


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$1,300,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Al Gore voices a fictionalized version of himself in the first of a handful of appearances on Futurama. At the time this episode was made and broadcast, Gore was still serving in office as the Vice President of the United States, and would have been in the middle of the Democratic Primary for the 2000 Presidential Election. See more »


In the second story, "What if Fry never came to the future", the Fry Hole contains Bender, Zoidberg, Farnsworth, and Leela; however, if Fry didn't go to the future, Bender and Leela would have never met Farnsworth and Zoidberg (at least not soon enough to be in the Hole). The only person that should have been in that Hole is Leela or that guy who says "Welcome to the world of tomorrow!" in that weird voice since they worked at the Cryogenics lab at the time Fry was unfrozen. See more »


Leela: Okay, just try to be nonchalant.
[Enters whistling nonchalantly]
Dr. Zoidberg: All right, so you're nonchalant. Quit rubbing our noses in it.
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Referenced in Futurama: The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings (2003) See more »


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12 February 2018 | by lxxwinnerSee all my reviews

My favorite episode of Futurama so far. Fast-pace story with unexpected and dark events. Almost as stimulating as Rick and Morty. Plus you got the actual voice of Gary Gygax and Stephen Hawking. Fantastic episode!

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