When the crew goes fishing, a giant fish pulls the ship under water. There they find an ancient city, where Fry falls in love with Umbriel, a mermaid.



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Episode cast overview:
Turanga Leela (voice)
Bender (voice)
Additional Voices (credit only)
Himself (voice)
Umbriel (voice)
Amy Wong (voice)
Hermes Conrad / Merfarmer (voice)
The Colonel / Mayor C. Randall Poopenmayer (voice)


When the crew goes fishing, a giant fish pulls the ship under water. There they find an ancient city, where Fry falls in love with Umbriel, a mermaid.

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16 April 2000 (USA)  »

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First appearance of Hermes' recurring line "My Manwich!" See more »


Professor Hubert Farnsworth: Dear Lord! That's over 150 atmospheres of pressure!
Fry: How many atmospheres can the ship withstand?
Professor Hubert Farnsworth: Well, it's a space ship, so I'd say anywhere between zero and one.
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Spoofs The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) See more »


Written by Donovan
Performed by Donovan
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Fry falls for a mermaid
26 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After accidentally requisitioning a mandatory fishing license the crew head to the middle of the Atlantic; they don't have much luck at first but eventually Bender hooks a huge fish. The fish is so big that it pulls the ship to the bottom of the ocean. While out looking for food Fry meets a mermaid by the name of Umbriel. At first nobody believes him eventually they learn that she is a citizen of the lost city of Atlanta! As the crew complete the necessary repairs to the ship Fry decides he will stay in Atlanta with Umbriel... until he realises that they aren't compatible in bed!

This may have been an Earth based story but its visit to the ocean depths gave it a different enough feel while also gently poking fun at the Delta hub of... I mean City of Atlanta. The opening fishing scenes provided plenty of good laughs and one shock... I could have done without seeing Hermes in his Speedos! All the regular crew members feature and they all provide a few laughs. Guest voice Parker Posey does a decent job as Umbriel; she has some amusing moments; my favourite being when she speaks 'fish' then apologises for her poor accent!

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