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The French language (la langue francaise) is a language spoken widely in France, among other former regions of the French Empire in the 21st century, however by the 31st century, the language has become extinct, despite wide former International recognition.
This serves for a joke in numerous episodes. However, despite the assumption that French is dead, the language does appear on occasions where it is certainly not unknown to people who hear it, but this may be considered that French had gained a status like Latin has in the 21st century.
- These are appearance with the French language, and not reference to French culture in general.
- "Space Pilot 3000" (1ACV01) Paris shout "9" in French in 2000, but "7" in English in 3000.
- "Xmas Story" (2ACV04) AL1 appears the French translation of "Merry Xmas".
- "A Clone of My Own" (2ACV10) Farnsworth has developed a Universal Translator, but it can only translate into French.
- "The Cryonic Woman" (2ACV19) Pauly Shore says "n'est ce pas".
- "Amazon Women in the Mood" (3ACV01) Le Palm D'Orbit.
- "Bendless Love" (3ACV06) Dr. Zoidberg says "J'accuse !"
- "Insane in the Mainframe" (3ACV11) Bender is at HAL Institute, he gains the illusion that he is Napoleon, and as a consequence speaks phrases in French ("Je suis Napoleon !" and "Bonjour").
- "The Route of All Evil" (3ACV12) The Little Prince shouts "Au revoir !" as he is sent afloat by a flying newspaper.
- "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles" (4ACV09) Pazuzu breaks the fourth wall by telling viewers "Bonne nuit".
- "Stench and Stenchibility" (7ACV25) his girlfriend a bottle of Fleur de Liz Parfum.
- "More than a Filling!" (US#021)
- "A Whole Lotta Leela" (US#026)