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The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings 

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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Bender (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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The Robot Devil / Grumpy Snail (voice)
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Amy Wong (voice)
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Scruffy (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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Trivia

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

Goofs

In 'Parasites Lost' before Fry plays the holophoner for Leela, she said that there's only 3-4 people in the whole galaxy that know how to play. Yet in this show we see 6-7 kids who are performing a recital, and that's just one instructor's students. See more »

Quotes

Hedonism Bot: Ah, Fry, congratulations. Your latest performance was as delectable as dipping my bottom over and over into a bath of the silkiest oils and creams.
Fry: Thank you, sir. That's exactly what I was going for.
Hedonism Bot: You were the sole diversion in what has been a pale and unamusing season, and so I would fain commission you write an opera.
Fry: But I've never written an opera.
Hedonism Bot: And I've never heard one. Still, if you can keep me amused through the overture I shall consider it a smashing success.
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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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Spoofs Donkey Kong (1981) See more »

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Für Elise
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Arranged by Christopher Tyng
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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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