Futurama (1999–2013)
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To avoid an imminent bankruptcy, the "Planet Express" is converted into an airline company, but on its the first flight the airliner crash-lands on a strange planet.


Edmund Fong


Matt Groening (created by), Matt Groening (developed by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Billy West ... Philip J. Fry / Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / Zapp Brannigan (voice)
Katey Sagal ... Turanga Leela (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Bender / Sal (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Hattie McDoogal / Petunia / Dr. Cahill (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Small Rock Alien / The Borax Kid (voice)
Lauren Tom ... Amy Wong (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... Hermes Conrad (voice)
David Herman ... Scruffy / Falaffel Salesman / Rock Alien (voice)
Dawnn Lewis ... LaBarbara Conrad / Amana (voice)


To prevent the imminent bankruptcy of the "Planet Express", the crew tries to make a bikini calendar using the female employees (much to Leela and Amy's dismay), but there are too few females to fill all the months. Then, they convert "Planet Express" into an airline company "Plan-Am". Due to Professor's chauvinism, women are made flight attendants, and men become pilots, even though Leela is the only capable pilot. This eventually causes the ship to crash on some planet, where the survivors are hopelessly locked in the battle of the sexes. The fighting attracts the attention of the local inhabitant - a rock creature with incredible powers. The creature proposes a series of tests to determine which gender is superior, but when both groups fail the tests, it concludes that gender is redundant altogether, and strips everyone of their sex characteristics. Not distracted by sex issues anymore, the survivors are able to create a perfect society - the Neutered Utopia (Neutopia), but after a... Written by Dimitry Rotstein

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Gender, and more specifically biological sex, are central themes to the episode. As a result, many structures and objects were intentionally designed to resemble male and female anatomy. There are several prominent phallic symbols and several objects that resemble female genitalia and reproductive organs. One joke of this nature features the men getting lost on the rock planet in a valley that resembles female genitalia. See more »


Leela says teleporters won't be invented for another fifteen years, according to some crazy person, yet a few episodes earlier a hand-held teleporter gun (invented by the Professor) was a key device. See more »


Philip J. Fry: Never bet against me being stupid.
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Edited into Futurama: Game of Drones (2016) See more »

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Oh brother....
13 April 2021 | by jdjc001See all my reviews

How many more of these predictable and unfunny 'battle of the sexes' jokes do I have to sit through in this series? Added a star because the calendar photos during the credits admittedly made me laugh but other than that this was definitely the worst episode of Futurama (that I've watched so far, at least). Even the abysmal Christmas special that came directly before this at least had some original ideas!

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23 June 2011 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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1.78 : 1
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