"The Leela Zone has announced plans to change their design. This is
beginning to look like a running gag. We've only given them enough time do do
the logo. Thank God."
The above line was published in the Futurama Fan-o-Rama newsletter while the previous
layout was online. It was that sort of feedback that quite encouraged me to turn this constant
layout change into a running gag indeed. After all, season 2 had ended and the
updates were coming slow; plus after all the problems that had happened with the
previous layout, I wanted something completely different. And you can't deny that
this is... different. The graphics come from the Megaman X2 game for the Super
Nintendo (the Megaman games were my favorites back then). There was a countdown
to Season 3 just above the title, at the beginning of the waterfall. Planet
Roadmap labeled it as a "strange, strange layout... clouds, rocks, seashells...
you can barely tell it's a Futurama site, except for the only pic of Leela at
And Aaron's comment was "As I said in the newsletter about a month
back: CUT IT OUT, CAN'T YA?!"
That line was what prompted the next joke layout.
This layout was online from 2000.08.05 to 2000.08.07; two days. I still like
it... it's certainly different. As weird as it gets, but different.