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A Leela of Her Own 

A pickup game with the family-owned pizza place across the street leads to Leela being the first female Blernsball player, but she has to struggle to avoid being the worst player ever.

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Philip J. Fry / Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / Skipper / Additional Voices (voice)
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Turanga Leela (voice)
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Bender / Randy Munchnik / Cygnoid Man / Additional Voices (voice)
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Blek's Wife / Additional Voices (voice)
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Fishy Joseph Gillman / Additional Voices (voice)
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Himself / Hank Aaron XXIV (voice)
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Himself (voice)
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Scruffy / Blek (voice)
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Hermes Conrad / Additional Voices (voice)
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Amy Wong / eBay (voice)
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Jackie Anderson (voice)
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Abner Doubledeal / Additional Voices (voice)
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A pickup game with the family-owned pizza place across the street leads to Leela being the first female Blernsball player, but she has to struggle to avoid being the worst player ever.

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7 April 2002 (USA)  »

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$1,300,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

Towards the end, when Leela is talking to Jackie while exiting the ball park, Leela's face paint disappears and reappears several times. See more »

Quotes

Bob Uecker: This is the most bizarre thing I've ever seen, and I've seen Mr. Belvedere naked.
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Crazy Credits

Opening subtitle: SCRATCH HERE TO REVEAL PRIZE See more »

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Referenced in Futurama: Game of Drones (2016) See more »

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Good episode, but not for me...
20 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The episode in itself was fine (Leela trying to become a big ball game star, Bender trying to make as much money on the side as possible etc), however I disagreed with the message the episode seemed to give.

It seemed to put emphasis on failure being something to be satisfied about in sport, and the conversation at the end between Leela and the other female player ("Now please, RETIRE...straightaway") seemed to point out that the entire notion of Leela trying to develop herself in sport was pointless and that she shouldn't even try. Others may beg to differ, but I think that sporting adeptness (not necessarily excellence) is something that can be achieved by practically anyone if they are prepared to work as hard as possible on it, and that portraying Leela as a total sporting loser, and (important) her BEING HAPPY WITH IT, was not only pretty unrealistic characterisation (do you think Leela would really be like that?) but also a bit of an affront to many people who try to do well in sport.

Maybe I'm reading too much into this - it's supposed to be comedy, after all - but while I found the first half of the show very good and pretty humorous, for that reason I disliked the second half rather a lot.

That said, I'm a steadfast Futurama fan, and I know there are plenty of great, great episodes out there.


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