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The Atomic Supermen were created by Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth. They were created to challenge the Globetrotters in basketball. Their growth rate was increased by feeding them chronitons, leading to time skips throughout the universe.


  • The Atomic Supermen are a reference to the Ed Wood film Bride of the Monster, where the character Dr. Eric Vornoff, played by Bela Lugosi, is planning to create an army of Atomic Supermen in order to take over the world.
    • They're also a callback to "A Fishful of Dollars", when Farnsworth mentioned Atomic Supermen.
    • In "Mother's Day", Professor Farnsworth mentions to Mom that among the things he has created since he left her, he mentions that he created atomic monsters, but he does not specify that they were the Atomic Supermen
  • Contains multiple references to the movie Space Jam:
    • The Atomic Supermen are parodies of the Monstars.
    • The title of this episode also references the theme song of Space Jam, Seal's "Fly Like an Eagle", which contains the lyrics "Time Keeps on Slippin'".
  • Lazar is a possible parody of Cyclops, leader of the X-Men, while Grotrian is a possible parody of Mister Fantastic, leader of the Fantastic Four.
  • Thorias and Arachneon are the only members that speak. Interestingly, the former kills the latter.
  • Armo does not seem to have a navel.

Known members

Atomic Supermen children.