Futurama delights in science humor, (math, physics, computer science,) which seems like a disaster for mainstream media, even to me. But the Wired article reveals how the creators, Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, managed to (eventually) walk the tightrope of financial success by keeping the main story line humorous for all, but adorning it with humor for the minority.
A personal favorite, and one I think all functional programmers will enjoy, is this little gem about narrowing types:
Moon farmer: Yep, goes down to -173 degrees.Hats off to Futurama for making math funny.
Fry: Celsius or Fahrenheit?
Moon farmer: First one, then the other.