The Planet Express crew ask three more questions for the What-If Machine: Bender asks what if he were human; Fry asks what if life were more like a video game; and Leela asks what if she found her true home. 
I, Meatbag – Farnsworth uses his latest invention to turn Bender into a human for the Nobel Committee. Bender goes on a week-long eating binge that turns him into a thousand-pound, morbidly obese blob and dies shortly after inspiring the committee to become party animals like he had. 
Raiders of the Lost Arcade – Earth is invaded by a race of aliens from Nintendu 64 in a manner similar to Space Invaders. Fry fails to stop the Nintendian invasion, but when their demands are revealed to be quarters for laundry, a compromise is reached allowing the Nintendians to mix their laundry with the Earthlings' in exchange for the Earth's safety. 
Wizzin' – Instead of seeing what would happen if she found her true home, Leela is knocked unconscious by the What-If Machine's lever and dreams herself in a parody of The Wizard of Oz with herself as Dorothy, Fry as the Scarecrow, Bender as the Tin Man, Zoidberg as the Cowardly Lion, Farnsworth as the Wizard, and Mom as the Wicked Witch. Leela decides she wants to become the new Wicked Witch instead of going home, but her reign of terror and her dream are cut short when Zoidberg splashes and melts her with water.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these movies...

Raiders of the Lost Ark
part of Indiana Jones

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This Movie is referred to by Anthology of Interest II part of Futurama Season 4
The second "what if" is titled, "Raiders of the Lost Arcade" which is a reference to this 1980's movie.

The Wizard of Oz

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This Movie is referred to by Anthology of Interest II part of Futurama Season 4
Leela's "what if" story is a parody of The Wizard of Oz.
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It refers to these television series...

The Simpsons

This Television Series is referred to by Anthology of Interest II part of Futurama Season 4
When Bender turns into a human, he dresses exactly like Homer Simpson. Matt Groening is the creator of Futurama and The Simpsons.
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It shows these video games...

Asteroids

This Video Game is shown on Anthology of Interest II part of Futurama Season 4
The Planet Express ship is shown shooting asteroids like the old video game in Fry's story.
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Moon Patrol

This Video Game is shown on Anthology of Interest II part of Futurama Season 4
There is a room labelled Moon Patrol in the Milatari headquarters.
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Q*bert

This Video Game is shown on Anthology of Interest II part of Futurama Season 4
Q-Bert is one of the characters in the group that attacks earth in Fry's "what-if".
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Space Invaders

This Video Game is shown on Anthology of Interest II part of Futurama Season 4
The battle in Fry's "what if" story mimics the game Space Invaders.
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It refers to these video games...

Battlezone

This Video Game is referred to by Anthology of Interest II part of Futurama Season 4
The green tank from Battlezone is seen driving by in Fry's story.
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Berzerk

This Video Game is referred to by Anthology of Interest II part of Futurama Season 4
A robot from Berzerk is one of the enemies in Fry's story.
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BurgerTime

This Video Game is referred to by Anthology of Interest II part of Futurama Season 4
Mr. Egg from Burger Time is one of the enemies in Fry's story.
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Missile Command

This Video Game is referred to by Anthology of Interest II part of Futurama Season 4
There is a room labelled Missile Command in the Milatari headquarters.
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Zero Wing

This Video Game is referred to by Anthology of Interest II part of Futurama Season 4
After the video game aliens ship makes it to Earth in Fry's "what if" one of the aliens exclaims, "All your base are belong to us".
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It refers to these video game series...

Donkey Kong

This Video Game Series is referred to by Anthology of Interest II part of Futurama Season 4
The character Donkey Kong is featured as an ambassador in Fry's "what if".
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Pac-Man

This Video Game Series is referred to by Anthology of Interest II part of Futurama Season 4
General Colin Pac-Man is charge of the Milatari (Military Atari) headquarters in Fry's "what if" story.
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Super Mario Bros.

This Video Game Series is referred to by Anthology of Interest II part of Futurama Season 4
Mario is Italy's U.N. representative in Fry's video game "what if" story.
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It refers to these television episodes...

Futurama:
Season:  2  / Episode:  20 
Anthology of Interest I

This Television Episode is referred to by Anthology of Interest II part of Futurama Season 4
Both of these episode feature three imaginary "what if" stories.

It refers to these books...

Christine
written by

This Book is referred to by Anthology of Interest II part of Futurama Season 4
During Leela's "what-if" Fry (as The Scarecrow) reads this horror book to try to scare the crows.

I, Robot
written by

This Book is referred to by Anthology of Interest II part of Futurama Season 4
The first "what if" is titled, "I, Meatbag" which is a reference to "I, Robot" where Bender is turned into a human.

It refers to these musicals...

The Wiz
composed by Charlie Smalls

This Musical is referred to by Anthology of Interest II part of Futurama Season 4
During Leela's Wizard of Oz "what of" scene, Fry (as The Scarecrow) mentions that he need to pull over and take "The Wiz".

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

Futurama Season 4

# Title Air Date
Futurama
4:1 Roswell That Ends Well Dec 9, 2001
4:2 A Tale of Two Santas Dec 23, 2001
4:3 Anthology of Interest II Jan 6, 2002
4:4 Love and Rocket Feb 10, 2002
4:5 Leela's Homeworld Feb 17, 2002
4:6 Where the Buggalo Roam Mar 3, 2002
4:7 A Pharoah to Remember Mar 10, 2002
4:8 Godfellas Mar 17, 2002
4:9 Future Stock Mar 31, 2002
4:10 A Leela of Her Own Apr 7, 2002
4:11 The 30% Iron Chef Apr 14, 2002
4:12 Where No Fan Has Gone Before Apr 21, 2002

 

Futurama:
Season:  2  / Episode:  20 
Anthology of Interest I


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