Once the first draft of a script was finished, the writers and executive producers called in the actors for a table read. D.s, seven master's degrees, and cumulatively had more than 50 years at Harvard University. Verrone stated, "we were easily the most overeducated cartoon writers in history". West auditioned for "just about every part", landing the roles of the Professor and Doctor Zoidberg.Due to a casting change, West was called back to audition again and was given the role.
Bender was the most difficult character to cast, as the show's creators had not decided what a robot should sound like.The writers are given index cards with plot points that they are required to use as the center of activity in each episode.