FSM on Futurama

Published March 7th, 2009 by Bobby Henderson


Thanks to Pastafarian Ricardo for spotting this FSM sighting in the opening credits of the Futurama movie Beyond the Wild Green Yonder. Here’s a video:

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Retarded. Suck it, Fox.


Some of us suspected there were Pastafarians at the Futurama camp after the release of Beast with a Billion Backs. Pastafarian Piscu makes the argument better than I can:

fsmbeast1.jpgGod is noodly
fsmbeast3.jpgBender, the Pirate

Warning – Spoilers:

First, consider this: the most popular character in Futurama is surely Bender. So, it is reasonable to state that, if the writers and creators of Futurama want to express some of their beliefs, they will clearly do it via the robot itself.

About Bender, we already know that he is a great beer drinker and uses to indulge himself with “hookerbots”, which are the robotic version of strippers. These are obviosly references to our Paradise, its beer volcano and strippers factory.

But in The Beast with a Billion Backs, Bender’s faith is made much more clear. In fact, near the end of the movie, we see him dressed like a pirate and leading a ship of pirate robots (screen cap attached)! This is undoubtedly the ultimate evidence of the fatc that even the Futurama people are part of our Church!

But there’s even more! The reason of Bender’s pirating is an attack to a planet-sized being from another universe, named Yivo, who has taken with him all of the people from our universe, making them fall in love with him. And the shape of Yivo is what is more surprising (screen cap attached). In fact, Yivo looks a lot like the FSM, but there are some differences: he is tentacled too, but has only ONE central meatball and ONE eye. So, he is probably a represantation of a fake god, who pretends to be His Noodleness but actually isn’t! Furthermore, when we see the “heaven” that stands on Yivo’s surface (screen cap attached), we can notice that it is very similar to the “classical” heaven, the one which people usually believe in.

So, what we are able to conclude is that Bender, who is a pirate (hence, a FSM follower) engages in a battle against a fake FSM (Yivo) to rescue humanity (he actually states, while fighting the monster, “I’m rescuing you!”) from that false paradise, and he finally succedes in his mission. This is an obvious metaphor of the struggle the FSM Church has to carry on to bring people to the true faith. Of course, we don’t intend to move war on any other religion, but the whole story is just representive of the great effort we have to put in our mission.

What do you guys think?

29 Responses to “FSM on Futurama”

  1. BabanQurban says:

    Тема эта старая конечно же, но прочитал с удовольствием :)

  2. Snegenad says:

    Nice comparisons, I also noticed the FSM in Beyond The Wild Green Yonder and I was planning to make and upload a screenshot. I was thinking, maybe there are premade screenshots on the web and I found out it was already on! ^^ I like how my religion found it’s way to my favourite TV show!

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  5. Thundercock says:

    WAIT! On the episode where Fry tries to bring back his dog by cloning him, Bender says, “Thats a good thing, Walking on Sunshine sucked noodles!”

    I will only ever use this as a description of a bad situation or thing, as Bender, a Pastafarian, had used it.

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