When the inheritance Bender claims in the Old Country isn't quite what he expected, the Planet Express crew has to find the source of an age-old curse.

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Philip J. Fry / Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / Uncle Vladimir / Car Smasher #2 / Robot Farmer (voice)
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Turanga Leela (voice)
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Bender / Car Smasher #1 / Sal (voice)
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Robot at Funeral / Female Robot Ghost / Gypsy-bot / Robot Eskimo (voice)
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Robot Doctor / Will Reader / Maniacal Laughter / Calculon (voice)
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Robot Villager #2 / Tandy / Project Satan (voice)
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Amy Wong (voice)
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Hermes Conrad / Robot Villager #1 / Reverend Preacherbot (voice)
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When the inheritance Bender claims in the Old Country isn't quite what he expected, the Planet Express crew has to find the source of an age-old curse.

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5 November 2000 (USA)  »

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$1,300,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Among the tombstones in the robot graveyard, one says: Blimpf, Hovermayor of Thermostadt, 'I Will Rise Again'", and another says "The Red LeBaron". See more »

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At the end of the episode, as the were-car hits the lip of the furnace, it's shown flipping over onto its roof. The next scene shows the were-car in the furnace upright, on all four wheels, instead of on its roof, as it should be. See more »

Quotes

Bender: Othewise I can't die?
Gypsy-bot: What? Sure, you can die.
[whips out a huge rifle]
Gypsy-bot: You want to die?
Bender: No! I want to live! There's still so many things I don't own!
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Spoofs The Car (1977) See more »

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Futurama's most Halloweenish episode
14 October 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Do they still have Halloween in the year 3000? One can only hope. The holiday itself was never brought up on Futurama, but some Halloweenish fun and themes appear in this episode, which I'm reviewing among other horror-related TV episodes and movies this October. As one should expect from this show, such themes are given a futuristic twist.

The episode fits in a number of parodies of well-known horror stories. When the Planet Express Crew make a trip to a castle, they run into superstitious local robots who fear the castle much like human peasants fear Dracula's castle. But there are no robot vampires- instead, it appears that the castle is haunted by robot ghosts. Much like how The Shining had redrum, a message in binary appears on the wall that only becomes terrifying when seen in the mirror. Mainly, though, the episode spoofs werewolf stories, with Bender catching a virus that transforms him into a killer car (a "were-car"). Finally, the yeti is briefly referenced when one of the were-cars is said to be the "Abominable Snowmobile."

There are a number of laughs throughout, some dealing with the irony in how Fry is emotionally hurt by the fact that Bender as a were-car did not try to physically hurt him. We also meet the robotic psychic for the first time. In Godfellas she's ridiculed as a fraud. Here, though, she seems to know what's going on, and the humour is instead found in how much her services cost. This episode isn't scary, but it's still fun, and definitely amusing.

Happy Halloween.


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