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.
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).
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.
This here’s the story of the crew’s adventures in the mythical sunken city of Atlanta, yes, Atlanta. This great episode is full of rapid-fire one-liners and visual puns, way too many for me to describe.
I gotta tell ya, I loves me some Bender, but this episode leaves me unsatisfied. It has dead-on Godfather inferences and the story is well-told. I can’t shake the feeling, however, that there was too much story stuffed into too little time.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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!
No great animation or spectacular storyline to hold your interest. Not that it’s a bad way to kill a half an hour. It’s still better than a half hour of most live action shows these days.
I guess they gave up on it in the second season once they figured out what they were in for. A robotic Santa gone awry is a very sci-fi touch. Classic. Not a bad Christmas episode as they go. There was only a little sappiness, nothing unbearable.
“Anthology of Interest I” Starts off With the Professors newest invention “The Thing Longer” which enables a person to operate equipment at great distances.
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.
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.