# Math on TV

## Futurama Math Proof

In the Futurama episode The Prisoner of Benda Ken Keeler displays and proves an original theorem in order to advance the plot of the episode. In the episode, the professor invents a machine that swaps the minds of two people, but the swap can only happen once for a given pair of people. The problem …

## Futurama screencaps

The first image is “Klein’s Beer”, seen on the TV show, Futurama series 5, episode 3 : The Route of all Evil Seen next to “Olde Fortran Malt Liquour”:

## Futurama math

The joke is… that both vans are the same number – there is no difference in what news channel you watch as they’re all the same (and irrational)!

## Golden Balls: Split or Steal

This is an interesting tv show. Golden Balls is a British daytime game show. At the end of the show the contestants have to make one last decision over the final jackpot. They are each presented with two golden balls. One has “split” printed inside it and the other has “steal” printed inside it: If …

## Old School – math question

I just watched that movie called Old School (yes it’s from 2003). They had a nice math question during the movie. It was as follows: Which of the following is a generally accepted graphical technique for determining first order system parameters? a) Harriot’s method of solving cubicsb) Pythagorean triplets c) The migration method of graphing …

## The Office – Math Fail

One of my favorite parts of the tv show “The Office”:

## New Numb3rs season starts Friday!

The sixth season will premiere Friday, September 25. Numb3rs an American television drama, which premiered on January 23, 2005, on CBS. The series was created by Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton and follows FBI Special Agent Don Eppes (Rob Morrow) and his mathematical genius brother, Charlie Eppes (David Krumholtz), who helps Don solve crimes for …

## Balloon boy fail (do the math)

Ya so I keep hearing about this balloon boy… although I haven’t actually read any news articles on it, so based on headlines I keep seeing this is what I suspect happened: – Richard Heene makes experimental helium balloon – Heene & wife freakout since their “son” may be in the basket– crapload of publicity, …