The Globetrotters are descendants from humans. specifically the famous basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters. For whatever reason at some point Globetrotters left Earth to inhabit their own world. They reside on the Globetrotter Planet, where there is a whole race of Globetrotters.
The Globetrotters are exceptional basketball players specializing in basketball tomfoolery, who also have keen scientific minds, and have saved both the Earth and the Universe from disaster. Professor Farnsworth once created a team of Atomic Supermen to challenge the Globetrotters in a game of basketball.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Futurama Globetrotters are a parody/spoof of the real-life Harlem Globetrotters. Their inclusion in the series may be a reference to their popularity in the 80s, where they inexplicably appeared as guest stars in several Hanna Barbera cartoons.
People who have been made honorary members of the Globetrotters.
- "Time Keeps on Slippin'"
- "The 30% Iron Chef"
- "Less than Hero"
- "A Taste of Freedom"
- "That Darn Katz!"
- "The Prisoner of Benda"
- "Saturday Morning Fun Pit"