What do you do when the timeline has been screwed up? You travel back in time to fix it and who better then fixing timelines, and/or screwing them up than the Planet Express Crew? How about the Doctor?
In the 20th episode of Futurama’s sixth season, the team accidently puts a tear into the timeline which results in an USA that never signed the declaration of independence. This results in an 3011 America still under British rule. The best part of the episode is when a certain blue box is seen nearby.
If that wasn’t enough a certain Time Lord in his fourth incarnation makes a brief appearance, and we mean brief: “Christopher Eccleston”-brief!
Futurama and Simpsons creator Matt Groening is a self-proclaimed fan of Doctor Who, even going as far as to name his lead female Leila after companion Leela. This doesn’t mark the first time the Time Lord has been seen in one of his TV shows. The Fourth Doctor has also appeared occasionally in The Simpsons.
I say it’s about time Futurama got their own fully-fledged Doctor appearance!