Futurama: Season 2, Episode 3

When Aliens Attack (7 Nov. 1999)

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An 'monumental' attack from Lurr of Omicron Persei 8 is precipitated by the loss of a TV show signal Fry had disrupted back in 1999.


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Episode cast overview:
Turanga Leela (voice)
Bender / Broadcaster / Judge / Beach Bully (voice)
Jenny McNeal / Linda / Nd-Nd (voice)
Lrrr / Fox Announcer / Kif Kroker (voice)
Hermes Conrad (voice)
Amy Wong / Woman in Bathroom (voice)


The Omicrons threaten to destroy the earth if they can't see the last episode of a lost 20th Century television series "Single Female Lawyer" starring an unmarried human female, who wears very short miniskirts, struggling to succeed in a human man's world. Because the last episode was destroyed by someone spilling beer on the transmitter (think Fry), the crew from Planet Express must deliver their version of "Single Female Lawyer". Written by Anonymous

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This is the series' first introduction of the aliens from Omicron Persei 8, who make many more attempts to appear tough with "unintentional" humorous results. See more »


Captain Zapp Brannigan: Stop exploding, you cowards!
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Spoofs Ally McBeal (1997) See more »

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'You're a brave robot, son. But when I'm in command every mission's a suicide mission'
7 June 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

During its time on the air Futurama offered many great comedy moments over the years and had a very wide scope for it writers. It became the new Red Dwarf and shows how good American animation can be, appealing to teenagers and adults.

This is a classic episode. Starting in 1999, Fry delivers pizzas to a television station and ends up knocking the series finale Sexy Female Lawyer off the air. In 3000 Fry and his friends have to battle with an alien invasion by the Omicronians. President McNeal of Earth at first attempts to give the aliens what they want before they demand McNeal leading to a great comedy moment. Fry, Leela and Bender are drafted by Zapp Brannigan and have to battle the Omicronians and Earth gets a kicking. It is after the battle that the Omicronians want to see the final episode of Sexy Finale Lawyer. Fry and friends have to make their own version to save Earth.

They are moment great comedy motions. Zapp Branningan and Kip are 2 of the best characters in the show and I love watching them. The episode is a parody of Indepedence Day, which is never a bad thing and Sexy Female Lawyer, a mick take of Ally McBeal. They are also homages to Star Wars and Star Trek and has the idea of how too much TV is a bad thing.

This episode had funny lines and physical humour, and uses Futurama's sci-fi ideas.

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