|First appearance||"The Series Has Landed" (1ACV02)|
Venusian Blobs are a species of jellyfish-like aliens from Venus who have settled on Earth and what appears to be the artificial rings of their planet, and are easily angered. An unknown Blob apears on the Earthican $20 bill.
The first example of their existence is the words Venusians Go Home plastered around the city in AL1. Venusians seem to use AL2, as a van is see with the words A Venusian Corporation written on it in AL2.
The identity of the species is only hinted at in the series via the painting Venus de Venus that Bender showed the Planet Express ship. It clearly shows a female of the Blob species, so we could deduce that the Blobs are in fact Venusians, much like Humans are usually Earthicans. However they are explicitly referred to as Venusian Blobs in Game of Drones
Blobs, unlike most species on Futurama, are non-humanoids. They travel by sliding around on the floor using all six limbs for arms. Blobs do not possess a one-way digestive system, instead they are able to swallow any food, or annoying human, so long as it will physically fit inside them. Swallowed items will sit, visible, inside them until digested or otherwise removed from the body. Humans have the ability to remove small items, such as Popplers, through the chest of a Blob, but are unable to get themselves out should a Blob swallow them. This may not be the case if the swallowed human is carrying salt, because salt de-solidifies Blobs temporarily.
Blob reproduction is unknown, but may involve their spewers, which may-or-may-not be exclusive to the female anatomy. Spewers are apparently offensive to some people, despite being seen in popular art.
- Horrible Gelatinous Blob
- Brett Blob
- Mrs. Blob
- "Country Blob"
- Weather Entity Hal
- Model for the Venus de Venus
The Earthican $20 bill.
- The fact that the Blobs are Venusian was confirmed by the name of a card collection in Game of Drones
- Throughout the series, the potentially offensive artwork, the Venus de Venus was both the only major clue as to the true name of the Blob species and the identity of the Venusians, as the art depicting a female blob was created on Venus (de Venus). The painting is based on the Birth of Venus, and the name is a play on the Venus de Milo.
- A Blob appears on the $20 note in Bender's Big Score.
- All adult male Blobs have been voiced by Maurice LaMarche.
- They bare a striking resemblance to the Space Mutants from The Simpsons. The Futurama universe possibly gives Space Mutants different names.
- The Blobs are probably a reference to The Blob, a 1958 sci-fi horror movie and the 1972 sequel, Beware! The Blob. A remake of The Blob was released in 1988. In these movies, a gelatinous blob-like alien attacks a small town and eats humans.
- A Blob-like creature appears in the Simpsons episode "The Kid is All Right".