You Can Own A Futurama "Shut Up And Take My Money!" Credit Card

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There's never been a more perfect use of a meme than the Futurama "Shut up and take my money!" credit card template. Futurama debuted in 1999 and was the brainchild of Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons. The series follows the adventures of hapless delivery boy Fry, who is accidentally frozen in 1999 and awakens in the 31st century. This is naturally pretty shocking but he soon lands a new job working for the Planet Express ship, finds a new best friend in drunken robot Bender and tries to romance his captain Leela.

Like The Simpsons before it, Futurama featured great characters and comic writing. Sadly, it never enjoyed the ratings success of Groening's other iconic animated series, leading to it being cancelled in 2003. The show has simply refused to die, first being resurrected for a series of DVD movies - which were later chopped up to comprise a fifth season - before moving to Comedy Central in 2008. The series has also been revived for video games and a special, one-off podcast episode dubbed "Radiorama" in 2017.

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While Futurama is dormant now it feels like a matter of time before it's brought back once again. The show also featured some fantastic gags and one-liners, but the one that became a true fan favorite is Fry's "Shut up and take my money!" from season 6 episode "Attack of the Killer App." This line has since become a meme and is typically used in response to some exciting news, like the announcement of a new movie or piece of technology that makes people want to instantly part with their hard-earned cash. In 2014 one Futurama fan took the next logical step by creating a custom credit card design with Fry waving a fistful of cash on it.

Reddit user hth6565 revealed this design for their personal Visa card, which is pretty much the perfect use for the gag. Sadly, most banks would be likely to reject such a custom design on copyright grounds alone, so any Futurama fans wondering if they can use this image too will have to do some research with their financial institutions first; the answer will likely be no, but it's at least worth a query.

Other Futurama fans have since been inspired by the "Shut up and take my money" credit card idea and put their own unique spin on it, such as creating a wallet or birthday card based on the joke; some are so good Fry himself would likely offer to buy them on the spot.

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