Urectum is the name the new planet in the Alpha Centauri system to avoid people making the "your anus" joke about the name of Uranus. It appears blue-green in color.
Uranus was often of the cause of much laughter in the immature English speaking world, where its name could be interpreted as "your anus". However, scientists finally got tired of that "stupid joke", so they discovered a new planet in the Alpha Centauri system and named Urectum, believing the new name for a new planet to be much less funnier. Every children (including Odd) always making the "your anus" joke.
Fry: Oh, man, this is great! Hey, as long as you don't make me smell Uranus. [He laughs.]
Leela: I don't get it.
Farnsworth: I'm sorry, Fry, but astronomers discovered a new planet in the Alpha Centauri system and ignored Uranus to end that stupid joke once and for all.
Fry: Oh. What's it called now?
- The rectum is the final part of the large intestine so the name "Urectum" can still have fun poked at it.
- Unlike Uranus, Urectum does not tilt on its side, instead it is on a normal axis.
- Urectum has very few visible bands of clouds.