Futurama (1999–2013)
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Xmas Story 

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

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Matt Groening (created by), Matt Groening (developed by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Billy West ... Philip J. Fry / Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / Conan O'Brien's Announcer / Tree Voice (voice)
Katey Sagal ... Turanga Leela (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Bender / Man with Broken Leg (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Crowd / Linda / Tinny Tim (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Morbo / Inglis Raoul (voice)
John Goodman ... Robot Santa Claus (voice)
Conan O'Brien ... Conan O'Brien (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... Hermes Conrad / Reverend Preacherbot / Homeless Robot #2 (voice)
David Herman ... Skier / Weapons Shop Clerk / Pet Shop Clerk / Homeless Robot #1 (voice)
Lauren Tom ... Amy Wong (voice)
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Storyline

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

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1999 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bender receives a card from the machine that built him, referring to him as "Son #1729", a reference to the Hardy-Ramanujan number. According to Ken Keeler, they could have chosen any number but chose to include an interesting one instead. 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

Bender: I'm plenty generous. What about that time I gave blood.
Fry: Whose blood?
Bender: Some guy's.
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Connections

Referenced in Futurama: A Tale of Two Santas (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
Written by James Pierpont
Arranged by Christopher Tyng
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Good lord! They don't know about Santa Claus!
22 December 2013 | by WakenPayneSee 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.


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