It was the week of fire! When Superman Returned, when a Rolling Stone played Jonnie’s dad. We found out that JMS nearly put his foot in it again and Futurama got a new future. This and more all rolled up in another science fiction video show – Welcome to SadCAST 5
At any rate, this episode is one of those great filler (read:non Leela/Fry storyline advancing) eps that’s just plain entertaining. I always love it when Bender sings and Kif happens to be one of my favorite visitors.
Bender and Fry are kicking back in front of the tube, conspicuously consuming and generating vast amounts of waste, when Leela comes in on an environmental kick.
This episode delves more into Bender’s sensitive side, a side we didn’t think existed except in relation to food and folk music. It also revisits some old characters like the Robot Mafia and Flexo and some old scenery, the Hip Joint.
This episode has lots of visual gags, a full plot and great visual presence. The reference to Fry being a “child of destiny” serves to foreshadow the plotline of 3-19 Roswell That Ends Well. It never ceases to amaze me the new things I catch after viewing these episodes dozens of times.
This episode, like most others, is full of sight gags too numerous to record, so keep a sharp eye out.
This episode has never really made a big impression with me, much like That’s Lobstertainment! It’s a decent episode however, and I really enjoy watching Bender “parent” his little wards, long before the remake of Cheaper by the Dozen.
Welcome back Zapp! Here he comes again to foul up even the most simple of tasks, all the while trying to get into Leela’s pants. There are some interesting sci-fi moments in ths episode.
Oh, but the poor penguins! Doesn’t anyone care about what became of the penguins? No?
This is Futurama at its finest. Without a doubt, The Farnsworth Parabox is this sadgeezer’s favourite Futurama episode, and even ranks in my desert island five of sci-fi episodes!
ry’s sports-oriented mom and conspiracy-theorist dad are awaiting his arrival into the world in various states of lucidity. After the big moment, they introduce little Philip J Fry to his older brother, Yancy.
Holiday tidings from the crew of Planet Express! That is, as long as you’re not a seven-foot tall Santa robot with murder in your diodes.
Another classic theme is explored in this episode: the evil twin. Very nice animation in a very sci-fi episode. The only complaint I have, aside from the usual nitpicking, is the ending. It’s like they didn’t have any more story and just tacked on Leela’s beauty pageant win.
More Mom, Yay! She’s just an evil old bitch; I love her. Some steamy past romance comes to the forefront and we get to see a side of Bender never seen without mechanical coercement.
This episode rolls all of your favorite horror myths into one. Part Dracula, part Christine and part werewolf lore, this one explores robot afterlife, Bender’s family ties and manages not to suck too badly.
This felt like another one of those filler episodes, just something seasonally appropriate for that time and slightly amusing. You could miss this episode and not miss a single plot point. (but don’t! 🙂 )
Starting out with Benders hatred for can openers and a few well-placed zingers to a defenceless animal, Nibbler chips a fang (by biting Bender’s shiny metal ass).
Another attempt to give us some insight into Fry’s past life falters at the gate. It takes us out of the “Fry attempts to woo Leela” storyline and generally breaks the rhythm of pretty decent season.
There’s lots of nice animation sequences with plenty of sci-fi influences. Not a bad way to spend almost half an hour . . . But I still have questions.
Turanga Leela is the captain of the Planet Express. She’s a hard as nails fem-mutant, who couldn’t get a second date to save her life.
Full of classic Futurama humor, this is an excellent episode all around, and if you’re a fan of sex, jokes, and jokes about sex (and you are, because it’s one of the requirements of being a Sci-Fi Geek) you will enjoy this episode all the more.
Fry originally hails from the 20th century like most of us. He had a dead end job as a delivery boy, a girlfriend who cheated on him, and generally nothing to look forward too.
Bender is a robotic bending unit. But more importantly he’s the Planet Express’s chef and best friend to Fry. He’s sarcastic, blunt, thieving, alcoholic, scamming, lying, dishonest, harsh, cruel, sadistic, opportunistic, greedy.
There are some truly inspired animation moments in this episode. Fast-paced and action packed, much of the action is based on the Star Wars trilogy (4-6).
Not a bad episode in general. I enjoyed the brief visit from Lrrr and Ndnd, just because I love their names. I love the way Lrrr’s pupils change after he eats the hippie. A perfectly adequate middle of the road episode.
This episode has no shortage of inspired animation moments either. Perspective seems to be the animators’ speciality. It amazes me how much good animation I miss, simply because it’s so seamless and edited like a live-action show.
They don’t show up a lot in the series, but they play a pivotal role: Leela’s homeworld. That’s right, Leela is a mutant!