Saturday Morning Fun Pit

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"Saturday Morning Fun Pit"
Futurama episode
Episode no. Season 7
Episode 19
Directed by Crystal Chesney-Thompson
Written by Patric M. Verrone
Production code 7ACV19
Original air date July 17, 2013
Opening caption "Brought To You By Regretto Permanent Clown Makeup"
Guest appearance(s)

Larry Bird as himself
George Takei as himself

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"Saturday Morning Fun Pit" is the nineteenth episode of the seventh season of the animated sitcom Futurama. It originally aired on Comedy Central on July 17, 2013. The episode was written by Patric M. Verrone and directed by Crystal Chesney-Thompson.


Amid angry protests from anti-TV violence groups on the White House lawn, the head of Richard Nixon and the headless clone of Spiro Agnew try to watch a Saturday morning cartoon block, featuring the Futurama gang in parodies of Saturday morning favorites from the late 1960s into the early-to-mid 1980s: A Scooby-Doo parody called Bendee Boo and the Mystery Crew featuring appearances by Larry Bird, George Takei, and the Harlem Globetrotters; a Strawberry Shortcake-meets-The Smurfs parody called Purpleberry Pond that was only made to advertise an excessively sugary cereal; and a violent G.I. Joe parody called G.I. Zapp that Nixon tries to edit for violence and offensive language.


The A.V. Club gave this episode a D.[1] Max Nicholson of IGN gave the episode a 7.7/10 "Good" rating, saying "This week's Futurama featured an overall enjoyable lampooning of Saturday morning cartoons, with no exceptional dud."[2]

The episode was nominated for a 2014 Writers Guild of America Award for its animation.[3]


  1. ^ "Futurama: Saturday Morning Fun Pit". The A.V. Club. 
  2. ^ Nicholson, Max (2013-07-18). "Futurama: "Saturday Morning Fun Pit" Review". IGN. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  3. ^ "The 2014 Writers Guild Award Winners!". ScreenCraft. 2 February 2014. 

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