Futurama on Women’s Basketball

Fry, Zapp, and Bender have a laugh as the Amazonian women of a distant planet explain women’s basketball. Female athletics are often belittled by today’s society and the obnoxious, exaggerated, laughter of the Futurama men is meant to parody this. Although the show means to mock the situation, it is merely preserving the stereotype instead of dismissing it. Even satire can be dangerous!

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RACIAL STEREOTYPES

The Brown family from Fox’s The Cleveland Show

Dr. Apu Nahasapeemapetilon (Kwik-E-Mart clerk) from Fox’s The Simpsons

Gerald Johanssen from Nickelodeon’s Hey Arnold!

Jake Long and his grandpa, Luong Lao Shi, from Disney’s American Dragon