The episode contains three separate stories. In the first, which parodies the 1930s B&W cartoons, Fry wants to propose to Leela, so he blows up a comet made of "dimondium" to make her a ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Turanga Leela (voice)
Bender (voice)
Finger / Bernella / Linda / Hattie McDoogal (voice)
Sparky / Cuckoo / Future Being / Morbo / Narrator (voice)
Amy Wong (voice)
Hermes Conrad (voice)
Planet Express / Scruffy / Anime Professor Farnsworth (voice)
Stephen Hawking (voice)


The episode contains three separate stories. In the first, which parodies the 1930s B&W cartoons, Fry wants to propose to Leela, so he blows up a comet made of "dimondium" to make her a diamond ring. In the second, which parodies the 1980s video games, the Professor invents a microscope with an infinite magnification and learns all the secrets of the Universe, which puts him and other scientists out of business. In the third part, which parodies Japanese anime, the team must defend Earth from dancing aliens. Written by Dimitry Rotstein

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1.78 : 1
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Among the initials of the high score list there are those of the director of this episode, Peter Avanzino (PLA - 999999) and co-creator/writer of Futurama, David X. Cohen (DXC - 84357) See more »


God Entity: A wise man once said that nothing really dies. Then he died. Stand by for reincarnation.
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References Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (2008) See more »


South Side Shuffle
Composed by Keith Nichols (PRS)
Published by KPM APM (ASCAP)
Courtesy of APM Music, Inc.
By Arrangement with EMI Production Music UK
Played during Fry's walking on the Diamondium comet.
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I like physics but I love cartoons - Stephen Hawking
7 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Futurama episode "Reincarnation" was the last of the season. The episode is split into three segments. The first segment is in black and white, the second being an 8-bit video game and the third is anime.

The story of these three segments are loosely connected. Basically, a Diamondium comet is spotted and the crew goes to gather dust from it. Now there are a lot of things to like in this episode.

In each story, the different kinds of animation are effectively, yet affectionately lampooned. It's clear that this episode was a labor of love for all involved. Each segment is successful and uniquely funny in the way they explore the different platforms.

The 6th season of Futurama, I think accurately, has been accused of having some quality issues. Then episodes like this one come along and remind us all why Futurama developed such a cult following and ultimately started airing new episodes again.

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