"Saturday Morning Fun Pit"
Futurama episode
Episode no.Season 7
Episode 19
Directed byCrystal Chesney-Thompson
Written byPatric M. Verrone
Production code7ACV19
Original air dateJuly 17, 2013 (2013-07-17)
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"Saturday Morning Fun Pit" is the nineteenth episode in the seventh season of the American animated television series Futurama, and the 133rd episode of the series overall. 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-television 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, which features some of the series' characters in parodies of some well-known Saturday morning favorites:


Dennis Perkins at 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


  1. ^ Perkins, Dennis (July 18, 2013). "Futurama: Saturday Morning Fun Pit". The A.V. Club. Retrieved February 28, 2022.
  2. ^ Nicholson, Max (July 18, 2013). "Futurama: "Saturday Morning Fun Pit" Review". IGN. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  3. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (December 5, 2013). "'Simpsons' & 'Futurama' Dominate WGA Nominations". Animation Magazine. Retrieved February 23, 2019.