The Aug 19, 2010 episode of Futurama had NEW math in it!
It also has some other math refs.

This website claims that
Ken Keeler, one of the writers who has a PhD in math,
devised a NEW theorem for use in the show.
The theorem and proof are
here.
I do not know if it is new but it is correct and interesting.

Bender the robot had mind switched with Amy, so he was in a human body.
In order to prove that he was really a robot he had to pass the
reverse Turing Test.

Since PURE MATH lead to a solution of a PRACTICAL PROBLEM
The professor exclaimed
And they say pure math has no real applications!
This is the first time I know of where some
new correct math
was introduced on a fictional TV show.
NUMB3RS often had
new bogus math.
Both The Simpsons and Futurama have websites devoted to math refs
in the show:
Simpsons Math,
Futurama Math.
It is not surprising that The Simpsons and Futurama have math refs since
writers Jeff Westbrook, David X. Cohen, and Ken Keeler who write for these shows,
are all math folk.
See these
two prior posts for
more on comedy and math.

Posted By GASARCH to
Computational Complexity at 8/24/2010 08:44:00 AM