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Anthology of Interest I

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I call shenanigans!

Can we get a screenshot of the allegedly changed title caption? --Buddy 13:41, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

I think it might have been a voice-over. You know, like introducing the show by Network speakers, or whatever they are called. But I could be wrong. --SvipTalk 14:12, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
That's not technically part of the show, then. Hmm... --Buddy 13:39, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
I suppose, but still a funny mention. -SvipTalk 14:03, 17 December 2008 (UTC)


vote to change back 'aks' to 'ask'?--My leg feels funny! 01:18, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Separate Segments

I think that all of the sections should be divided by segment, not just the quotes section. I think that would make the article more informative for someone who hasn't seen the episode.

I agree. In particular, the goofs section is a mess; if I could divide it into separate sections based on which segment it comes from, I could clean it up. Anyone else agree? Kif (talk) 23:27, 26 August 2012 (CEST)

Goofs Section

This is part of the goofs section:

  • When Leela kills Bender with the microwave, multiple errors can be found:
    • When Bender collapses, his now detached eyes are shown as spheres. However, when his eyes move or fall out in other episodes (such as "Space Pilot 3000" and "A Flight to Remember"), they are shown to be rounded cylinders.
      • Bender's eyes are also spherical in "Ghost in the Machines".
    • When Leela pointed the microwave at Bender and destroyed him with radiation, the microwave was unplugged.
    • If a robot was actually hit by microwave radiation, it wouldn't fall apart the way it did.
      • Microwaves in the year 3001 may be different from microwaves today.

Recently, someone tried to remove the last third-level bullet point, and they directed me to "The Infosphere is Not a Discussion Forum" as for why. After reading it, I still think it should be there. The reason I say that is that the second-level bullet point that it come off of ("If a robot was actually hit by microwave radiation, it wouldn't fall apart the way it did.") comes from this first-level bullet point: ("When Leela kills Bender with the microwave, multiple errors can be found:"). Since that isn't actually a goof but an introduction to a series of goofs, I think the third-level bullet point that someone tried to delete should be treated as a second-level, as it's the first explanation for a goof.

Sorry if that's confusing, and if it is, feel free to message me, and I'll try to clarify. 05:02, 8 July 2012 (CEST)

More Goofs Goofs

  • Leela and Bender are amongst the rest of the Planet Express Crew when the rip in space-time forms. This shouldn't be, because Fry was responsible for the two joining Planet Express in the first place. There have been some explanations for this:
    • This could just be another inconsistency of the What-If Machine, just like how Nibbler's shadow is missing.
      • Nibbler's shadow was possibly missing because he was the reason why Fry fell into the tube. (commented out)
    • The Fry-Hole probably brought them there randomly.

Since the first "explanation" is wrong (as explained in the commented-out "reply") and the second one isn't an explanation at all, I'm cutting them both.

    • This same mistake was made in the first part of this episode, where Leela works for Planet Express, and Fry isn't assigned a job. This shouldn't be, because Leela would have assigned Fry the job of a Delivery Boy since Bender wasn't there to help Fry escape from her and the police, and because of this, Leela wouldn't have lost her job for making friends with Fry, forcing them to go to Fry's only living relative (Farnsworth), thus making them members of Planet Express, but this may also be an inconsistency of the What-If Machine. Bender would be dead because he would have committed suicide.

The last sentence seems like a separate goof, not part of the explanation for the current goof, but it's not a goof either. I'm not sure why it's there. As for the rest, it's way too verbose.

  • This may also be yet another inconsistency of the What-If Machine.

This appears a few zillion times, but it only really needs to be said once.

I also fixed some minor typos and rearranged things a bit to put related stuff together. -- 04:42, 30 July 2017 (CEST)

"Questionable canon content"

Maybe I'm misunderstanding the meaning of the whole term, but there's nothing questionable about these episodes, they're standing in the canon is pretty clear - the what-if segments are clearly projections watched in-universe by the characters on the What-If Machine and everything else happened in the "real world", especially considering that the fing-longer had appeared later on in the series. -- 23:20, 26 May 2018 (CEST)