Planet Express is hired to haul the super-tanker Juan Valdez filled with Colombian dark matter past the Plutonian penguin preserve. Leela refuses to participate and joins the environmentalist protesters on Pluto instead. The Professor puts Bender in charge, which upsets Fry. Captain Bender causes a massive oil spill and ends up hiding amongst the penguins. Written by
The TV Archaeologist
Did You Know?
This episode bears a striking resemblance to the Exxon Valdez disaster, including the thought the tanker couldn't be ripped open, the disastrous "oil" slick, the alcohol content of the captain, and the desire to get the wildlife cleaned up. See more
In the second scene in the hangar, where Bender is made captain of the Planet Express ship, the background behind Bender and the Professor moves up and down several times. See more
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