Futurama: Cultures: Omicronians

The Omicronians, or at least two of them, visit Earth and interact with our main characters only a few times, but make a big impression nonetheless. Omicron Persei 8 may be one thousand light years away, but the commute is worth it for these TV obsessed aliens and their king and queen, Lrrr and Ndnd.

Since they appreciate 20th century Earth TV, especially FOX programming (there’s no accounting for taste), they were extremely irritated when the season finale of their favorite show was interrupted. So irritated, in fact, that they jumped into their saucers and lay waste to New New York before threatening to destroy the world if they didn’t see their show.

Future Earthicans, still possessing a survival instinct, managed to comply. I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact the Omicronians are around 8 feet tall, scaly and reptilian? Or if it’s the massive destruction, array of weaponry and the eating of the president, WHOLE?!

The Omicronians were mollified, but kept the secret of immortality to themselves (they added that little postscript to their farewell speech) and went home to catch some reruns.

The Earthicans unwittingly manage to piss them off again by eating their offspring as fast food. Seems they leave their children alone on another planet to brood in groups of what look and taste like chicken nuggets.

Leela introduced them to the world as popplers, but tried to protest their consumption when she realized they were living creatures. Too little, too late. The Omicronians invaded once more and sentenced Leela to be eaten in retaliation for her sins. Her mini-Omicronian buddy, Jrrr, saved her ass and the Omicronians went home again.

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Lrrr and Ndnd’s sexual dysfunction took center stage in their final appearance. After a camping trip, Fry’s nose went missing. Yes, I said his nose. A frantic search led him to discover that “human horn” is considered an aphrodisiac among several alien species.

The crew finally tracked his nose to Omicron Persei 8. Lrrr and Ndnd believe that a human’s nose is a reproductive organ. Upon discovering the true location of said organ, Lrrr decided to remove Fry’s “lower horn” instead.

In the end, we learned that Omicronian sex can be just as violent as their tempers. They recommend A safe distance of several miles so as to avoid injury during climax. WOW! Not bad, eh ladies and gents?So, they’re a bunch of violent, horny, TV addicted beings. Sound familiar?

Race Rating – Omicronians
Personality 1 (rancid butter) – 5 (cool dude) 2
Attractiveness 1 (requires paper bag) – 5 (Drop-dead-gorgeous) 1
Humor 1 (stomach-turning) – 5 (sidesplitting) 2
Dress Sense 1 (laughable) – 5 (hip) 1
Aggression 1 (big/little softy) – 5 (hard as nails) 5
Social Standing 1 (scumbag) – 5 (god) 2

Sad Geezer Race Rating   (out of 30)  12          

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