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Published on September 28, 2003 By Draginol In Movies & TV & Books
Saw the first episode of Futurama again today. My wife noticed something very interesting that snuck passed me but given the attention to detail this show has, I wonder what it could mean..

During the show, they do two New Years Eve countdowns (10...9...8...etc.). The first one, taking place in 1999, goes to various parts of the World. They show the Eiffel tower and the people say 9 in French. Similarly, every other part of the world says their number in their native language.

However, in 2999 during the count down when they bring up the Eiffel tower they say their number in English. Every other part says their number in their native language again.

An interesting implication - in Futurama, the French speak English in 2999.
on Sep 29, 2003
This is pointed out in the DVD commentary, but they don't tell us why the French speak English.
on Sep 29, 2003
It's because Patrick Stewart invaded France.
on Sep 29, 2003
They don't give a reason, but French is a dead language in the future.

Of course, that's probably what's going to happen in real life.

Your wife is very astute.
on Sep 30, 2003
You would be amazed if you listened to French radio: more than half the songs are in English. It would surprise me if French died altogether (it is spoken in many places ... such as the neighbourhood I live in in Philly where many people are from Senegal). And it bodes well for a country to have its inhabitants speak several languages
on Oct 02, 2003
They mention "some incomprehensible dead language" in "A Clone of My Own." When Q-Bert says hello, the machine translates it as bonjour.