Futurama Easter Egg - Futurama

"Futurama" was the name of a General Electric display at the world's fair in the 40's (check me on that, I may be wrong about the date) that showed a panorama of the future according to GE, complete with big sweeping buildings and flying cars (think 40's sci-fi movies).

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charliehodge writes:
Futurama is also the title of an excellent album by the British band Be Bop Deluxe. Check it out. The style of architecture in the fair, and on the TV show, bears a strong resemblence to the 1925 silent classic "Metropolis," directed by Fritz Lang, which, incidentally, Be Bop Deluxe projected on video screens during their performances (see their "Live in the Air Age" release). Ironically, Lang visualized New York in the future as his model for "Metropolis." We come full circle...
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LazyEight writes:
Very close. At the 1939 and 1940 New York World's Fair, General MOTORS sponsored a display called Futurama. Interestingly,what whatsisname said upon Fry's awakening "Welcome to the World of Tomorrow" was what visitors were promised to be shown at the Futurama exhibit. Making this even another Easter Egg I guess. However in 39/40 they were not so ambitious and the World of Tomorrow they showed was 1960.
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