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Following in The Simpsons’s footsteps we have a Futurama Christmas special. Futurama created by Matt Groening on first glance appears to be an over the top Simpsons Rip-Off in the future, but the series is a completely different way for satirized storytelling.
Using the sci-fi setup Futurama can go way crazier than the Simpsons without being ridiculous – it is a heightened reality that must not adhere to everyday rules as the Simpsons have to.
Therefore a Christmas Episode of Futurama is something very special as well. In Futurama Christmas is not a jolly time. It is a time when a malfunctioning Robot Santa decides everyone has to be punished because they have been naughty.
In a scene where Fry and Leela – the lovebirds of the series – look for each other Santa appears and he decides that they have been very naughty. In a scene that is typical for the humor of Futurama the third of the Futurama trio – robot Bender – appears with his friends and they see Fry and Leela being chased.
To the question if they should rob the couple Bender responds with a heartwarming:
No, I know these guys… they got nothing.
The Futurama Christmas setting is a very unique spin on the Christmas tales featuring humor, a couple on Christmas Eve, a psychotic Robot Santa and a present for Zoidberg.
So on December 24th in New New York you better watch out because Santa Clause is coming to town!