Futurama: Season 2, Episode 4

Fry and the Slurm Factory (14 Nov. 1999)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
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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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Episode credited cast:
Turanga Leela (voice)
Bender / Hermaphrobot / Solo Grunka Lunka #2 (voice)
Slurm Queen / Monique / Babe (voice)
Amy Wong (voice)
Slurms McKenzie (voice) (as Dave Herman)
Calculon (voice)
Hermes Conrad / Solo Grunka Lunka #1 (voice)
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Dixie (voice)


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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14 November 1999 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


The Slurm Queen's description of honey coming from a bee's behind and milk coming from a cow's behind is not accurate. Honey is regurgitated through a bee's mouth, while milk comes from a cow's udder (though the Slurm Queen may have just been saying these things to make her own product sound more acceptable.) See more »


[Discussion of the mysterious Slurm Cola]
Leela: This all must have something to do with the secret ingredient.
Fry: My God, what if the secret ingredient is people?
Leela: No, there's already a soda like that - Soylent Cola.
Fry: Oh. How is it?
Leela: It varies from person to person.
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Opening caption: "Live from Omicron Persei 8". See more »


Referenced in Futurama: Bender's Game (2008) See more »


I've Got A Tan
Written by Matt Kaminsky
Performed by The Four Postmen
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The One With The Slurm Factory...
18 April 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this episode. I love its spin on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and I love the disgusting-ness of Slurm's origin.

In this episode, Fry is addicted to a drink named Slurm. Slurm is having a competition, where you can win tickets to tour the Slurm Factory. So, Fry uses all of his might and eventually, he finds one of the winning soda cans. He and his friends visit the factory, but they find out the true origin of the drink. It comes out of a worm-like alien's butt. Gross. But, after being attacked and almost killed by the aliens, Fry doesn't care, but Leela and Bender do, especially after Bender was almost turned into soda cans.

Fun Fact: The name "Slurms McKenzie" is based on Budweiser's "Spuds McKenzie".

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

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