The Simpsons character
|First appearance||"Space Pilot 3000" (1ACV01)|
|Wikipedia has information unrelated to Futurama|
Blinky is a three-eyed mutant fish from The Simpsons. Blinky makes a quick cameo appearance in "Space Pilot 3000" as Fry is using the Tube Transport System for the first time. Fry goes underwater after passing the Statue of Liberty and speeds by Blinky, who is seen slowly drifting by and blinks all three eyes. Blinky appears in a bowl in Jrrr's room in "T.: The Terrestrial".
On The Simpsons, Blinky resides in the waters of Springfield and is implied to have been created as a result of toxic waste from Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. Blinky and members of his orange fish species are usually seen in cameos depicting the result of some ecological or environmental catastrophe, usually at the hands of Mr. Burns.
A similar fish appears in "Simpsorama".
- Blinky's depiction in "Space Pilot 3000" is slightly different from his Simpsons appearance. On The Simpsons, Blinky is all-orange, but, on Futurama, his fins and tail are cyan and his body is a shade of green that closely resembles radioactive nuclear waste, thus indicating radioactivity or toxicity in the waters of New New York.
- ^ Countdown to Futurama: Jrrr Show’s Fry His Fleem [sic]. (Comedy Central's Tumblr page.) 09 May 2013. Retrieved on 19 June 2013.