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The Futurama Joke That Got A Fan Banned From A Reddit Thread

"Futurama" is the show that refuses to quit, going through multiple cancellations, but always making its way back to the airwaves thanks to the outpouring of love from fans. After seven seasons airing on and off since 1999, it's even coming back in 2023 with new episodes from Hulu (via Variety). 

The animated series, co-created by "The Simpsons" mastermind Matt Groening, follows Fry (Billy West), a pizza delivery boy who gets frozen in 1999 and wakes up in the year 3000. Surrounded by characters like the hard-drinking robot Bender (John DiMaggio) and the one-eyed Leela (Katey Sagal), Fry is our lovable loser acting as a window into this wild future. The show is full of quotable characters and lines fans love to drop any time an opportunity arises, keeping the spirit of the series alive, even during those periods when it's not actually airing new episodes. 

One fan actually found himself banned from a Reddit thread after they shared a joke from the show that any fan can immediately recognize. Unfortunately, Reddit moderators did not get the "Futurama" reference. The joke goes all the way back to "Futurama" Season 1, so perhaps some folks just need a refresher binge so they can get in on the laughs too? 

The joke is Fry's pin number

In a post to the r/Futurama subreddit, a Reddit user shared that they had been banned from the r/AskReddit subreddit because of a reference to Fry's pin number, which every "Futurama" fan should know all too well at this point. According to the user, they were banned for sharing personal information, something Fry would surely appreciate. 

In the thread, users were asked about the best pizza they've had and where it was from. "A cheese pizza and a large soda from Panucci's Pizza ... that's $10.77, which is the same as my pin number!" u/Polar_Pepperoni wrote. Although u/PolarPepperoni later admitted that the moderators lifted the ban once they were informed of the misunderstanding, it's a nice reminder of a fan-favorite "Futurama" joke.

In Season 1, Episode 6 ("A Fishful of Dollars"), Fry gets an update on his finances 1,000 years in the future and, when asked if he remembers his pin number, he informs everyone that he does. As Fry informs all who can hear, his pin number is 1077, the same cost as his favorite combo meal at his former place of employment. Fry calls it his secret pin number later in the episode, but he shares it multiple times with multiple people. 

In addition to the fact that Fry subsequently gains and loses a fortune in the same episode, his overzealous sharing of this important number is only one of many signs that he probably isn't the best with money.