Futurama – The Endless Source of Witty Subtitles
Futurama tells the story of a dim witted Fry, a delivery boy from the year 2000 who due to his obvious smarts manages to get himself frozen for 1000 years. When defrosted, he meets Bender, a reckless alcoholic robot and a strong one eyed woman, Leela. They all work for a mad and senile professor who sends them in dangerous missions for the delivery company.
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But besides delighting us with its plots and characters, the cartoon series has been a source of creative subtitles. In each and every episode’s trailer there was a very witty subtitle that described Matt Groening and David X’s sitcom. Some are related to the real life events that influenced the streaming of the episodes (See you on some other channel, Rebirth, Reincarnation were all related to the fact that the sitcom was moved from FOX to Comedy Central) while others are just plain funny and (Bigfoot’s choice, Beats a hard kick in the face, We’re following you, but not on Twitter).
The video below shows the first four season’s subtitles who are equally entertaining.
And because there was no list of the subtitles from seasons 5 and 6, here are the subtitles from the last 2 seasons.
Known to cause insanity to laboratory mice
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Disclaimer: Any Resemblance to Actual Robots would be really cool
Or is it?
Soon to be a major religion
Now interactive! Joystick controls Fry’s left ear
Dancing space potatoes? You bet!
A by-product of the TV industry
Beats a hard kick in the face
Too hot for radio
Controlling you through a chip in your butt since 1999
See you on some other channel
Apply directly to the eyes
There will be a test
Dictated but not read
Put on 3D monocle now
Made you look!
If you don’t Watch it, someone else will
Or similar product
This time, it’s personal
What happens in Cygnus X-1 stays in Cygnus X-1
Two scoops of pixels in every scene
Time Travelers: Only 331 shopping days ’till last Xmas
Provides a full day’s supply of vitamin F!
Others ask, “What if?” We ask, “Why if.”
#1 most viewed show among viewbots
For the sophisticated shut-in
Penetrates even the thickest foil hat
Apply viewing oil now
Featuring Sparky, the invisible elf
The one bright spot in your life
We’re following you, but not on Twitter
Soon to be a hit television show
With all this being written there is just one more thing left to settle: do you like these subtitles? Which and why? Or do you simply think they’re gibberish and annoying?
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