Futurama: Season 5, Episode 16

The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings (10 Aug. 2003)

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Fry makes a deal with the Robot Devil so he can get robot hands to play the holophoner and impress Leela. In a twist of fate, Fry trades hands with the Robot Devil and writes a masterpiece opera about Leela. However, the Robot Devil has evil plans of his own.

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Turanga Leela (voice)
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Mrs. Mellonger / Mother at Recital / Child at Recital / Tinny Tim (voice)
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Hedonismbot / Opera House Announcer / Calculon / Grumpy Snail Growling (voice)
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Fry makes a deal with the Robot Devil so he can get robot hands to play the holophoner and impress Leela. In a twist of fate, Fry trades hands with the Robot Devil and writes a masterpiece opera about Leela. However, the Robot Devil has evil plans of his own.

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The advertisement for the two volume set of Fry's holophone music claims to contain over 900 of his pieces in a total of 30 minutes. This means that the average time of his pieces is less than 2 seconds. See more »

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At about 4:15, the Robot Devil chastises his band mate for making a mistake 200 years ago, implying that they have been playing music for 200 years. This contradicts the events of "Hell is Other Robots" of Season One. See more »

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Bender: [singing, reading from a dictionary] "The use of words expressing something other than their literal intention." / Now that *is* irony!
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To signify the final episode: OPENING SUBTITLE: See you on some other channel OPENING CARTOON: The Futurama opening credits See more »

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One Of The Best Episodes
30 March 2012 | by (Valhalla) – See all my reviews

Its Hard To Define Which Episode Is My Favourite Of This Show, It Had A Few I Liked Because Of The Sheer Insanity Of The Jokes (eg Amazonian Woman In The Mood, Kiff Gets Knocked Up A Notch) And A Few Others That Just Somehow Feel Right (eg The Luck Of The Fryish), This Episode Somehow Manages To Combine Both.

If You Were To Ask Me My Favourite Part I Have 2 Votes:

1. "The Grumpy Snail" Recital; I Am A Musician Myself And It Reminded Me Of A Few People I Have Heard Play Instruments Before. Bender Cheering At The End Just Made It Funnier.

2. When Robot Devil Turns The Giant Wheel To Find A Robot Whose Hands Will Play For Fry And Bender Says "I Have 100 Bucks On Rectal Examining Bot." Bender Truly Is The Greatest At Cracking Jokes.

Now To Explain How An Episode Of This Can "Feel Right." I Thought That The Ending Was The Start Of A Relationship Between Leela And Fry (It Has Always P#issed Me Off About How They Have Never Actually Examined What Would Happen In Their Relationship) And What Truer Last Lines Could You Want Than "Please Don't Stop Playing, I Want To See How It Ends." It Strangely Gave Me A Sense Of Closure Within The Show Enough For Me Only To See The Movies And Not The New Series.

Overall I Highly Recommend This Episode.


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