Futurama: Season 2, Episode 4

Fry and the Slurm Factory (14 Nov. 1999)

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Fry wins a contest to visit the factory of his favorite addictive drink, but danger ensues when he accidentally discovers the real factory.

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Turanga Leela (voice)
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Bender / Hermaphrobot / Solo Grunka Lunka #2 (voice)
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Slurm Queen / Monique / Babe (voice)
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Amy Wong (voice)
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Slurms McKenzie (voice) (as Dave Herman)
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Hermes Conrad / Solo Grunka Lunka #1 (voice)
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Fry wins a contest to visit the factory of his favorite addictive drink, but danger ensues when he accidentally discovers the real factory.

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When the Terms and Conditions for winning the trip to the Slurm factory are presented, there is a short message written in "Futuralien". It reads "The following species are ineligible: space wasps, space beavers, any other animal with the word space in front of it, space chickens, and the elusive yak-face." See more »

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When Fry, Leela and Bender are being tortured by the Slurm Queen, Bender is put through a machine that will turn him into cans of Slurm. The machine punches one hole through him before he is saved by his friends. This hole is quite large and can be clearly seen on his side. When they are running from the Queen the hole disappears completely. However, later on after they escape the actual planet and they are partying on their ship, the hole reappears. It can be seen when Bender drinks some Slurm and it falls out of the hole and into Fry's mouth. See more »

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Slurms McKenzie: Whimmy-wham-wham-wazzle!
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Opening caption: "Live from Omicron Persei 8". See more »

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28 March 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Fry has become addicted to the 31st centuries most popular soft drink; Slurm and when he hears that one can contains the 'golden bottle top' whose finder will win a trip to the planet Wormulon and get to party with the famous Slurms McKenzie he is determined that that winner will be him! He sets off with Bender and the professor's new F-Ray device to search every can but has no luck… until he gets back and helps himself to a can from the fridge and chokes on the cap. The Planet Express crew then head for Wormulon where they go on a tour of the Slurm factory and accidentally learns its revolting secret; a secret the worms will kill to protect.

This episode was clearly meant as a spoof of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'; right down to the strange orange Grunka-Lunkas who appeared to make the Slurm. There were plenty of laughs to me had through out; particularly funny were Fry's reaction to being exposed to the F-ray and his continuing to drink Slurm even after he's learnt its shocking secret. One or two jokes fell flat such as the doors labelled 'Real Factory' and 'Fake Factory' although the good jokes far exceeded the weak ones so that can be excused. This was a good conclusion to the first DVD season; having enjoyed this season I look forward to watching the second.


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