Futurama: Season 2, Episode 18

The Problem with Popplers (7 May 2000)

TV Episode  -   -  Animation | Comedy | Sci-Fi
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 849 users  
Reviews: 3 user

The Planet Express crew discovers a delicious snack food on a remote planet, but Leela has a change of heart when she discovers a disturbing fact about the snack food that endangers Earth.

Writers:

(created by), (developed by), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 24 Feb 2011
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 27 Feb 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 21 Jul 2011
 
a list of 20 titles
created 02 Nov 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Problem with Popplers (07 May 2000)

The Problem with Popplers (07 May 2000) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Futurama.
« Previous Episode | 27 of 124 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
Turanga Leela (voice)
...
Bender / Announcer / Audience Member (voice)
...
Molton Boron Singer / Linda / Nd-nd (voice)
...
Hot Dog Vendor / Fishy Joseph Gillman / Horrible Gelatinous Blob / Lrrr / Lt. Kif Kroker / Waiter (voice)
...
...
Hermes Conrad / Molton Boron Announcer / Poppler Salesman (voice)
...
Amy Wong / Jrrr (voice)
Edit

Storyline

The Planet Express crew discovers a delicious snack food on a remote planet, but Leela has a change of heart when she discovers a disturbing fact about the snack food that endangers Earth.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Release Date:

7 May 2000 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the first introduction of the Waterfall family, a family dedicated to political and social activities to promote various extreme agendas and doomed to die when involved with the Planet Express crew. In this case, Free Waterfall Jr. is eaten whole by Lrrr (with side effects). See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the episode, after Lrrr has salted the orangutan prior to eating it, after a few moments the massive pile of salt on its head vanishes inexplicably. See more »

Quotes

Fry: They're like sex, but I'm having them!
See more »

Connections

References Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Pop a Poppler
(Based on "Sailor's Hornpipe")
Traditional
Lyrics by Patric M. Verrone
Performed by Billy West and John DiMaggio
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Leela and Fry discover a tasty snack
29 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After a visit to the Planet of the Moochers the crew of the Planet Express ship find themselves with no food for the journey home. Far from civilisation they put down on a remote planet to look for something edible. They find a delicious and plentiful prawn-like creature that they later dub 'Popplers'. These Popplers are so tasty that soon they go into business and the people of Earth devour billions of them. Apart from a few dirty hippies everybody thinks eating them is great... until one of them talks to Leela. It soon becomes apparent that these Popplers are in fact the offspring of the creatures from Omicron Persei 8, first seen in the episode 'When Aliens Attack'. Lrrr and his fellow Omicronians want justice and demand that they should be allowed to eat the same number of humans; it is pointed out that there aren't that many so eventually they agree to eat one symbolic human; the one who first ate a Poppler... Leela! If she is to survive it will take some quick thinking and as the person doing the thinking is Zapp Brannigan she might be in trouble!

This episode is up there with the best; it provides plenty of laughs; the best being at the expense of the vegetarian hippies; in particular they spokesman Free Waterfall Junior. It was great to see Lrrr return; his reaction to eating the hippie was priceless! Zapp is good as usual and his put upon lieutenant Kif Kroker can raise a laugh just by the way he sighs. As to the episode's flaws ; I honestly can't think of any.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Ripping on New Jersey Polygraph
It felt like the heart of the show had left by the final season. Ohtori1
Which Seasons do you own? johnwalker90
I was surprised how much I enjoyed the final season... Kaz_Mega
Death by snu snu youngjediboy
Yancy Fry vishSpal
Discuss The Problem with Popplers (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?