Futurama had a rocky run from 1999 all the way to 2013. During that time the animated comedy welcomed several celebrity guest voices to lend their talents to the show’s out-of-this-world characters. Let’s forget that terrible pun as we dive into 16 celebrities we didn’t know were Futurama characters.

Actors Who Played Themselves

Bob Barker Futurama

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Many celebrities ended up playing themselves in Futurama, either in full or just their jarred heads. Some of these include Stephen Hawking, Al Gore, Bob Barker, Lucy Liu, Pamela Anderson, William Shatner, Roseanne Barr, and Conan O'Brien.

Emilia Clarke as Marianne

Emilia Clarke Futurama

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Game Of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke made an appearance as the voice of Zoidberg’s true love, Marianne. Because Marianne had no sense of smell, she was the perfect match for Zoidberg, and he did eventually end up giving her a nose transplant. Thankfully, she didn’t hate the way he smells. That’s true love.

Pamela Anderson as Dixie

Pamela Anderson Futurama

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Pamela Anderson plays Dixie, the blonde backup dancer for the Slurm factory’s mascot, Slurms MacKenzie. She also joined Leela’s “Eco-feminist” group for its short-lived run. 

Coolio as Kwanzaabot

Coolio Futurama

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Nothing says 2001 like inviting Coolio to be a voice on your show. Coolio voiced the magical Kwanzaabot, the Kwanzaa counterpart to Robot Santa Claus and the Chanukah Zombie. If you’re good, maybe Coolio will visit you tonight, too!

Sarah Silverman as Michelle

Sarah Silverman Futurama

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Sarah Silverman lends her voice to Michelle, Fry’s original girlfriend before he was frozen. Michelle eventually freezes the both of them again, throwing them another 1000 years into the future. Silverman knocks it out of the park in the nagging girlfriend role, but you already knew that from School of Rock.

John Goodman as Robot Santa Claus

John Goodman Futurama

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You can’t find a much better match than snagging John Goodman for the role of Robot Santa Claus. His deep bellowing voice would be perfect for regular Santa Claus, but it works even better for this murderous robot.

Bea Arthur as Femputer

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Golden Girls’ Bea Arthur, was the voice behind Femputer, a giant computer that ruled over a tribe of Amazonian women. As it turns out, The voice of the Femputer was actually a fembot, meaning Bea Arthur Was the voice of the voice of the Femputer. 

Chris Elliot as V-Giny

Chris Elliot Futurama

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Whenever Chris Elliot’s face or voice pops up in a show, you know it’s going to be a good episode. Elliot voiced V-Giny, a giant space satellite that destroys offensive planets like Planet XXX, Poopiter, and a planet whose name cannot be mentioned in polite company.

Patton Oswalt as the Unattractive Giant Monster

Patton oswalt Futurama

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Patton Oswalt finds his way into lots of different animated shows and does so here in the role of the giant unattractive monster. The monster is murdered at the end of the episode by tiny Bender clones, a situation which I hope never happens to Patton in real life.

Estelle Harris as Velma Farnsworth

Estelle Harris Futurama

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George’s mom! She’s back and better than ever! Comedy royalty Estelle Harris voiced Velma Farnsworth in the episode “Near-Death Wish.” Velma is the mother of Professor Farnsworth, making her a distant relative of Fry as well.

Patrick Stuart as Master Of The Hunt

Patrick Stuart Futurama

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Patrick Stuart took a break from his job of voicing himself over at American Dad to voice the Master Of The Hunt in the episode “31st Century Fox.” Spoiler alert, his head ends up mounted above the Planet Express fireplace in the ultimate ironic twist.

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