Commentary:A Pharaoh to Remember

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Commentary for
A Pharaoh to Remember
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Production number3ACV17
On DVDSeason 3
Disc 3
Matt Groening
Executive Producer
David X. Cohen
Executive Producer
Rich Moore
Supervising Director
Ron Weiner
John DiMaggio
Acting as Bender
Billy West
Acting as Fry, Professor Farnsworth

Topics of Discussion

  • Intending to be serious this time.
  • A lot of thought was put into the colour of Bender's speedos to make them sexier.
  • Fry and Bender supply commentary for this episode instead of Billy and John, though John doesn't do this consistently.
    • Fry thinks his acting sucks.
  • Ron Weiner tends to have dancing in all his episodes.
  • The first idea for the episode was the fake funeral.
    • Funerals have seemingly replaced courtroom scenes in Futurama as the serious moment with formal procedure.
  • Chemical composition of Bender.
  • High quality of music from Christopher Tyng.
  • The hieroglyphics used are not translatable into readable language.
  • The discussion at the weight loss booth was improvised by Billy and John
  • A scene with Fry running from a block sliding down the pyramid was removed.
  • Follows Stark Trek tradition of having another planet exactly like an ancient time on Earth.
  • Good to focus on a character's need to be remembered, this emotion is rare on TV.
  • Bender was possibly too mean.
  • The animators usually try to put the women in skimpier outfits than the slave clothes.
  • The original version of the explosion burned the entire planet.
    • This version keeps the people alive, or at least most of them.

Highlights / Quotes

    Fry: I can't watch this. It's unwatchable. I'm so embarrassed of my acting in this. I suck! I shouldn't be on TV this is crazy.

    Matt: We don't need writers, just animate this.

    Farnsworth: They cut the bee sting scene out.

    David X. Cohen: Hey Fry, what do you think of Billy West?
    Fry: What do I think of him? I don't know him.
    David X. Cohen: He knows you.

    Farnsworth: I'm sitting here naked with a tin foil hat.


  • Bender is able to lift massive weights but the ending of one episode showed that he couldn't lift, only bend. Bender's explanation is that "Bender is great".