Transition Announcer

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Secondary character
Transition Announcer
Anthology of Interest II.jpg
A narrator's quote: "That'll be hard to top. I pity the next Tale of Interest"
First appearance"Anthology of Interest I" (2ACV16)
RegularMaurice LaMarche
In 4ACV15Billy West

The Transition Announcer, also known as the Narrator, is an unseen voiceover that occasionally aids transitions between the scenes of Futurama. There are different narrators for shows appearing within the Futurama universe, such as educational films, The Scary Door, and more. The Transition Announcer, however, is solely a narrator for Futurama itself, and it should be noted that the characters cannot hear this narration.

Additional Info[edit]


  • Voiced by Billy West in "The Farnsworth Parabox" because Maurice LaMarche was unavailable.
  • According to LaMarche, "[T]he voice is basically Calculon doing his first voice-over."
  • In the Futurama comics, captions appear the corner of some frames. These are a visual equivalent of the Announcer. His voice was used for the "Futurama Returns" table reading, but the captions can be attributed to any out-of-frame character. At least one caption breaks the fourth wall: in "A Fit Worse than Death," the caption appears on a caption-bot.


    Transition Announcer: Stay tuned for more tales of interest!

    Transition Announcer: You've watched it! You can't unwatch it!

    Fry: The other me lived ten years before dying? I wonder what his life was like.
    Scruffy: I guess we'll never know.
    Zoidberg: Or will we?
    Scruffy: [Bites his fingernails.] Nope.
    Transition Announcer: They won't know, but you will. Lucky you.

    Transition Announcer: Meanwhile, in Universe-A, Hermes-A heads towards the sun... A.

    Transition Announcer: And now, back to the Gunderson's Nuts Holiday Spectacular featuring Futurama.