Planet Express is hired to scoop a slab of ice from Halley's Comet and drop it in the ocean to combat global warming. But when they find the comet all out of ice, the inventor of the ... See full summary »

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Philip J. Fry / Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / Documentary Presenter / Richard Nixon's Head / Dark Wizard / C-3PO / Robot Crowd / Keg Robot (voice)
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Turanga Leela (voice)
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Bender / Greenhouse Gases / Randy Munchnik / Robot Crowd / The Chain Smoker (voice)
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Morbo / Civil Defense Van / Robot Crowd / Headless Body of Agnew / Crushinator / Hedonismbot (voice)
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Himself (voice)
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Hermes Conrad / Mr. Sunbeam / Robot Crowd / Reverend Preacherbot (voice)
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Amy Wong / Suzie (voice)
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Randy's Partner / Homeopathic Doctor / Professor Ogden Wernstrom / Man in Street / Robot Crowd (voice)
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Planet Express is hired to scoop a slab of ice from Halley's Comet and drop it in the ocean to combat global warming. But when they find the comet all out of ice, the inventor of the environment, Al Gore, holds a Global Warming convention. There Professor Farnsworth reluctantly admits the process was sped up by the pollution emissions of all robots. This leads President Nixon's head to invite all of Earth's robots to the Galapagos Islands for a big party (during which they will be destroyed). Written by The TV Archaeologist

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The "Curious Pussycat" sign in Kyoto translates to "I love you more than your mother does". See more »

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In an initial shot Bender is shown to have wooden feet. In the next shot they're metal again. See more »

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Documentary Narrator: Fortunately, our handsomest politicians came up with a cheap, last minute way to combat global warming. Ever since 2063, we simply drop a giant ice cube into the ocean now and again.
Suzie: Just like daddy puts in his drink every morning. Then he gets mad.
Documentary Narrator: Of course, because the greenhouse gasses are still building up, it takes more and more ice each time, thus solving the problem once and for all.
Suzie: But...
Documentary Narrator: Once and for all!
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Referenced in Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder (2009) See more »

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Hot Hot Hot
Written by Alphonsus Cassell
Performed by David Johansen (as Buster Poindexter) and His Banshees of Blue
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The One With The Giant Heatwave...
20 October 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I really loved this episode. It was so good. It's one of my favorite Futurama episodes of all time.

In this episode, Earth is suffering from a gigantic heat wave, due to Global Warming. Nice to know that it didn't kill the planet by the year 3000. Anyway, the Planet Express crew are hired to go to Halley's Comet and retrieve a giant ice block. This is how the planet has been combating Global Warming. They would get a giant cup, attached to a giant drill, the would be used like an ice dispenser. Then they would drop the ice cube into the ocean. But every time, the ice block had to be bigger. When the crew went to do this task, there was no ice on Halley's Comet. It had been completely sucked dry. Eventually, Al Gore holds a Global Warming convention. When there, Professor Farnsworth reluctantly tells the crowd that he sped up the process from the pollution from his robot emissions. Later, President Nixon's Head invites all of the worlds robots to the Galapagoes Islands for a big party. There, he planned to kill all of the robots. Instead, Bender and his robot pals used their emission gases to push them away from the Sun. I'm pretty sure that's one happened. They farted to do something like that.

Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10.


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