futurama sample music/stealing music? (1 Viewer)


Jun 19, 2007
east of the mississippi
i remember watching an episode of futurama a long time ago, where fry learns to play some wind instrument, i forgot the name, but anyhow, a tune he plays in the episode sounded extremly fammiliar and i couldnt put my finger on it untill sometime later when i realized that it is identical to the backround music of a globe trekker/lonely planet episode in nepal. they are two completly different shows and i am extremely confused as to how this came about. maybe its only me, i showed this to a friend before and he didnt spot the simmilarity but he is also totally tone deaf.

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May 3, 2008
Northern California
Could be a traditional tune that happened to get used on both shows, or it might just be that the style of playing for that instrument wound up with two similar sounding bits.


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