Commentary:Anthology of Interest II

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Commentary for
Anthology of Interest II
Anthology of Interest II.jpg
Production number3ACV18
On DVDSeason 3
Disc 4
Matt Groening
Executive Producer
David X. Cohen
Executive Producer, Writer (Raiders of the Lost Arcade)
Rich Moore
Supervising Director
Lewis Morton
Writer (I, Meatbag)
Bret Haaland
Billy West
Actor (Fry, Professor Farnsworth, miscellaneous)
John DiMaggio
Actor (Bender, miscellaneous)
Maurice LaMarche
Actor (Narrator, Lrrr, miscellaneous)

Topics of Discussion

  • Three part episodes are difficult because they need three stories, each of which tends to run around four minutes over.
  • The Professor always uses the What-If Machine a different way.
  • To appease the censor, the vomit was changed from brown to green.
  • Cut components of I, Meatbag included searching for Bender and Bender learning to masturbate.
  • Raiders of the Lost Arcade was based on idea David had for a feature film based on Space Invaders.
  • Identifying various games.
  • The only episode where they did not in-between the animation (Donkey Kong and Mario have arcade game style animation).
  • The key in Pac-Man is appears in late levels.
  • Lewis and David both went to Cambridge (at different times).
    • Discussing the various arcades nearby and their skill levels.
  • Q*bert says "Do you know where a guy can get a pair of pants around here" backwards.
  • Video game related dreams.
  • The surprising parallels between Futurama and Wizard of OZ and Futurama and Gilligan's Island.
    • Matt actually thought about this while planing the series.
  • Reflections on the floor are hand drawn.

Highlights / Quotes

    Bret: Mili Smythe insisted that Bender be a blonde man.
    Unknown: Really?
    Bret: Blonde men are more disgusting, apparently.

    Hermes [episode]: ...There's always next year.
    Rich Moore: No there isn't.


  • David points out that after dancing away from the barstool, human Bender suddenly arrives back at the stool after a cut.