Originally Posted by miller-time
i'm not sure what you are getting at? why should everything that happened in the past be referenced all of the time? shows set in 2012 don't reference everything that happened in the 1980s. why doesn't south park reference cassette players and cyndi lauper?
He's not saying everything that happened in the past should be referenced, he's saying that they're making references to things that happened after Fry went to the future so it makes no sense to reference it, because he wouldn't know what they were talking about.
Pop culture references in Futurama have always been kind of stupid if we're being honest though. Why are people from 1000 years from now still talking about the same shit? Calculon and Zapp Brannigan are like the only two celebrities in the year 3000.
To get to the point of the thread. I'd go with Simpsons as the best followed by Futurama, then South Park. Last and certainly least is Family Guy.