Futurama (1999–2013)
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I Second That Emotion 

Mender flushes Nibbler down the toilet in a fit of jealous? Which prompts Professor Farnsworth to implant in him a chip that will allow him to feel empathy.




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Episode cast overview:
Philip J. Fry / Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / Additional Voices (voice)
Turanga Leela (voice)
Bender / Additional Voices (voice)
Vyolet / Linda / Additional Voices (voice)
Inglis Raoul / Calculon / Additional Voices (voice)
Hermes Conrad / Additional Voices (voice)
Dwayne / Vet Jeffrey Grant (voice) (as Dave Herman)
Amy Wong / Additional Voices (voice)
Nibbler / El Chupanibre / Jaguar (voice)


When Bender flushes Leela's pet, Prof. Farnsworth affixes an emotional transponder so he can feel what Leela is feeling. Trying to make Leela feel better so he can feel better, Bender, Fry and Leela descend into the bowels of New New York to find her pet. Written by Jeff Lindstrom

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Release Date:

21 November 1999 (USA)  »

Box Office


$1,300,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


El Chupanibre is a direct reference to the Latin American legend of El Chupacabra, because El Chupanibre comes at night and eats their crocodiles (with Chupacabra it is farmer's cattle or livestock, most commonly goats, since Chupacabra literally translates to "goat sucker" in Spanish). See more »


You are capable of seeing Leelah's parents at one part of the episode. Leelah's Mother has human hands, and her father has a humans mouth. Later on, in other episodes her mother has tentacles as hands, and her father has a 'side-way' mouth. See more »


Fry: [Lights a match in the sewer] Aaaaah!
Leela: What is it?
Fry: I burned my finger.
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Referenced in D & D & F: 'Dungeons & Dragons' & 'Futurama' (2008) See more »


The Ballad of El Chupanibre
Music by Christopher Tyng
Lyrics by Patric M. Verrone
Performed by David Herman
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The One Where Bender Flushes Nibbler Down The Toilet...
1 May 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I really like this episode. It's cute, it's funny and it warms your heart a little.

In this episode, Bender is fed up with Nibbler, Leela's pet, so he flushes him down the toilet. Everyone is so upset at him because of that and because he has not emotions towards anything. So Professor Farnsworth makes him an emotional transponder so he can feel what Leela is feeling. Bender is actually very devastated when he realizes how much he hurt Leela. So to try and make her feel better, he, Fry and Leela all go down into the ruins of Old New York to find him.

Fun Fact: Nibbler actually bites Bender's shiny metal ass.

Title Screen Gag: Made from meat by-products.

Overall, I give this episode a 9 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Amazing.

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