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    Jul 30, 2015

    25 Cleverest "Futurama" Title Jokes, Ranked

    The best of the best of the title screen gags. Inspired by this ambitious Imgur post.

    25. "If Not Entertaining, Write Your Congressman."

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    Traditional Futurama self-deprecating humor, mixed with the possibility that someone might actually write their congressman about an unfunny cartoon. Gold.

    24. "You Can't Prove It Won't Happen."

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    It's true!

    23. "Cancel/OK"

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    Not uproariously funny, but a cute idea. Well done.

    22. "A Show Out of Ideas Teams Up with a Show Out of Episodes."

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    Self-deprecating joke about two Matt Groening shows at once? Yes.

    21. "Known to Cause Insanity in Laboratory Mice."

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    Exactly the kind of weirdness the audience has come to expect from Futurama.

    20. "Disclaimer: Any Resemblance to Actual Robots Would Be Really Cool."

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    It would. I'd like to have a Bender. I'd even settle for Hedonismbot.

    19. "Condemned by the Space Pope."

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    Is this title gag funny, you ask? Is the Space Pope reptilian?

    18. "Touch Eyeballs to Screen for Cheap Laser Surgery."

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    Tried it. Didn't work.

    17. "Not a Substitute for Human Interaction."

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    SAYS YOU!

    16. "Presented in BC (Brain Control) Where Available."

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    The logo is what really makes this one.

    15. "There Will Be a Test."

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    This one is great if only because those words set you into a small panic even if you know they're a joke.

    14. "Painstakingly Drawn Before a Live Audience."

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    Incredibly clever and a great mental image.

    13. "Not Based On the Novel by James Fenimore Cooper."

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    It's not?

    12. "Not the Episode With the Dead Dog."

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    Toward the end, Futurama got wise to the tendencies of its fan base on the Internet and started reacting to them. This was one of the results, and it rings so true because that episode will only bring tears every time.

    11. "We're Following You, But Not On Twitter."

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    This joke has been made many times since, but they were one of the first.

    10. "The Episode They'll Be Thinking About By the Water Cooler, but Not Mentioning Specifically."

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    In other words, here's why the show got canceled.

    9. "The One Bright Spot In Your Life!"

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    They're right! *sobs*

    8. "Current eBay Bid: $8.51"

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    Even the number they chose is funny.

    7. "Presented in Doublevision (Where Drunk)."

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    Not only is this funny, but it also plays into the show's entire retro-future aesthetic. Love it.

    6. "Not Sure If New Episode, Or Just Rerun of Episode I Watched Drunk."

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    The meme may or may not do it for you, but who hasn't had this situation happen before?

    5. "WARNING: DO NOT SHOW TO HORSES."

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    Just some good old-fashioned absurdity.

    4. "OR IS IT?"

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    Fantastic. Just three short words and they told a whole story.

    3. "Featuring a New Invisible Character Who Doesn't Speak."

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    Clever, but also something we could actually imagine this show doing.

    2. "For the Sophisticated Shut-In."

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    And with that, Futurama described its audience perfectly.

    1. "Please Rise for the Futurama Theme Song."

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    Just try not to laugh when you picture people solemnly standing up in front of their TVs with their hands over their hearts while the opening credits play. Just try.

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