Walter Cronkite's head
|Walter Cronkite's head|
|Date of birth||4 November, 1916|
|Date of death||17 July, 2009|
|Planet of origin||Earth, USA, Missouri|
|Profession||Head of the Xmas Safety Council|
|First appearance||"A Tale of Two Santas" (3ACV03)|
|Voiced by||Frank Welker|
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Before his death in 2009, Walter Cronkite was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News from 1962 to 1981. He was later brought back to life, and is now the head of the Xmas Safety Council (3ACV03). Walter Cronkite's head was invited to Channel √2 News in 3002 to warn the viewers of Robot Santa's coming.
- Bender thinks he is too trustworthy.
- According to the DVD commentary, an unknown actor was orginally supposed to play Walter Cronkite, but Tress MacNeille convinced David X. Cohen to have Frank Welker do it instead.
Linda: In what has become a winter tradition, members of the Zarlon 7 Polar Bear Club today took the plunge into a river of liquid ammonia. [The TV shows people jumping in.]
Morbo: There were no survivors.
Linda: [She chuckles.] Takes all kinds! And now, with his annual Xmas message, here's the head of the Xmas Safety Council, the head of Walter Cronkite.
Walter Cronkite's head: Season's warnings, Linda and Morbo.
Bender: This guy's too trustworthy. What's his angle?
Walter Cronkite's head: In all the tinsel and terror of the holiday season, we too often underestimate that murderous brute better known as Santa Claus. With images of last year's gingerbread massacre freshly baked into our memories, I remind you to bolt your doors, say goodbye to your pets, and lock your children in the closet. This is Walter Cronkite saying, "I told you so".