10 Soon-to-Be Classic 'Futurama' ClipsHead writer David X. Cohen relives the best moments from Matt Groening's 'other' long-running show
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The 'eyePhone' is released
In "Attack of the Killer App" (July 1st, 2010), the crew rush out to buy the new "eyePhone," a device that bears a striking resemblance to the iPhone and, even more presciently (since it would be another three years before it would be released), Google Glass. When Fry goes to the Mom Store to buy the item, he's warned by the teller that it costs a ton of money and has poor reception and low battery power, to which Fry replies as any hardcore Apple buyer would today: "Shut up and take my money!"
"It's one of the first episodes we did when we came back on the air on Comedy Central after a long hiatus of cancelation, and one thing that happened while we were off the air is that technology in our daily lives did evolve tremendously," Cohen says. "This particular line . . . at the time we put it in the script, I said, 'This line is going to be quoted and remembered.' It's rare that I feel like we have captured something so clearly and distinctly, and that was one of those moments. I felt like that was a rare opportunity for a show set in the year 3000 to nail something happening in the current day."