6x09 A Clockwork Origin
First Aired: Aug. 12, 2010 on Comedy Central
Summary: The theory of evolution is put to the test on a planet inhabited by robots.
Main Characters in this Episode
- Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Professor Farnsworth dumps "microscopic nanobots" into a toxic puddle. Nanobots, by definition, are nanoscopic, not microscopic.
- The plot for this episode was inspired by a controversial campaign led by Kirk Cameron to insert creationist materials in pamphlets on evolution at college campuses on the anniversary of Charles Darwin's birthday. The robotic scientist, Dr. Widnar, is an anagram of Darwin.
- The paintings on the caves by robot cavemen is based on the Lascaux cave paintings in France.