Futurama: Season 3, Episode 4

Parasites Lost (21 Jan. 2001)

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After Fry eats a bad egg-salad sandwich, he begins acting strange. Parasites from the sandwich begin making him smarter and stronger, causing Leela to look at Fry in a new light.

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Turanga Leela (voice)
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Bender / Sal (voice)
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Sal's Friend #1 / Frankenstein's Monster (voice)
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Sal's Friend #2 / Scruffy / The Lord Mayor of Cologne (voice)
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After Fry eats a bad egg-salad sandwich, he begins acting strange. Parasites from the sandwich begin making him smarter and stronger, causing Leela to look at Fry in a new light.

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Trivia

According the David X. Cohen in the DVD commentary, the reason that Hermes is eating popcorn out of a jai-alai scoop is because of a scene that was cut out. In the original script, the worms inside Fry needed metal to build their city so Fry developed a craving for eating silverware. The Planet Express office ran out of silverware so they were forced to eat with jai-alai scoops. See more »

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The term parasite refers to a life-form that harms another life-form in order to survive. Technically, since the worms thrived inside Fry and improved his biologic functions to the point where he was much more intelligent and much stronger, they would not be parasites, but, rather, symbiotic with Fry. See more »

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The Lord Mayor of Cologne: Stop! We'll leave, but someday you'll be eating a fast-food burger, and boom! You'll be crawling with us again. Ever wonder what makes special sauce so special? Yo.
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Spoofs Fantastic Voyage (1966) See more »

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Convoy
Music by Chip Davis
Lyrics by Bill Fries
Performed by Bill Fries (as C.W. McCall)
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The peak of the series
20 September 2006 | by (California, United States) – See all my reviews

Everything that happens in the first couple seasons of this series culminates to this episode. From the first episode, Space Pilot 3000, we recognize the potential of Fry and Leela, and throughout the early seasons, we see near kisses (the Titanic Episode and the X-mas episode) as well as a hint at Fry's affection (War is the H-word), but we never actually see Fry proclaim his undying love for her.

Well, this is the episode Fry-Leela fans have waited years to see. Bender fans probably won't enjoy this episode that much, but that's their loss. The episode is hilarious, but has some great romantic moments as well. The scene with the Holophonar is gorgeously animated, and the ending is moderately touching. It has it all.

This episode is the turning point in the series. Before this point, all romance between Fry and Leela is strictly taboo. After this point, it's all out in the open. It's a great episode, and possibly the most important plot point in the series.


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