Saturday Morning Fun Pit

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"Saturday Morning Fun Pit"
Futurama episode
Episode no.Season 10
Episode 6
Directed byCrystal Chesney-Thompson
Written byPatric M. Verrone
Production code7ACV19
Original air dateJuly 17, 2013
Guest appearance(s)

Larry Bird as himself
George Takei as himself

Episode features
Opening captionBrought To You By Regretto Permanent Clown Makeup
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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:


The A.V. Club gave this episode a D,[1] while 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]

Patric M. Verrone was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Writing in Animation at the 66th Writers Guild of America Awards for his script to this episode.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Perkins, Dennis (July 18, 2013). "Futurama: Saturday Morning Fun Pit". The A.V. Club. Chicago, Illinois: Onion Inc. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  2. ^ Nicholson, Max (July 18, 2013). "Futurama: "Saturday Morning Fun Pit" Review". IGN. San Francisco, California: j2 Global. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  3. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (December 5, 2013). "'Simpsons' & 'Futurama' Dominate WGA Nominations". Animation Magazine. Retrieved February 23, 2019.

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