Ouroboros in Futurama Episode 13: Fry & The Slurm Factory

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Can't find the right frame online, but in episode 13 of Futurama, Fry & The Slurm Factory, there is a very clear, blatant ouroboros (snake biting its own tail) symbol.

In this episode, modeled after Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, the gang visits a Slurm factory where it is revealed that the secret ingredient is-- (no, not people, that's Soylent Cola)-- waste from a giant worm.

But, what's interesting is that in the scene depicted in the image to the right, the worm forms a perfect ouroboros by drinking Slurm from its own tail.

I can't find the exact screenshot online but here are some other representations of the ouroboros to compare. Note the crown (or horns) in some of these:



Posted by Jonah Dempcy at 3:56 PM  

2 comments:

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jeeter said...
July 18, 2009 at 5:58 AM  

Great episode summary i must say.It reminded me of the whole futurama episode in some minutes only.This episode is one the best technically made episode of season2.I really like this episode and can watch it many times.

James said...
October 22, 2009 at 12:30 AM  

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