Futurama (1999–2013)
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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 »

Director:

Peter Avanzino

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
Billy West ... Philip J. Fry / Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / God Entity (voice)
Katey Sagal ... Turanga Leela (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Bender (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Finger / Bernella / Linda / Hattie McDoogal (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Sparky / Cuckoo / Future Being / Morbo / Narrator (voice)
Lauren Tom ... Amy Wong (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... Hermes Conrad (voice)
David Herman ... Planet Express / Scruffy / Anime Professor Farnsworth (voice)
Stephen Hawking ... Stephen Hawking's Head (voice)
Kath Soucie ... Cubert Farnsworth (voice)
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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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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (segment "Colorama")

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Much of the music used in the third segment is sampled from classic anime series such as Voltron and Robotech. See more »

Quotes

Bender: Byte my 8-bit metal ass. That's byte with a Y.
Hermes Conrad: Whatever you say, mon.
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Connections

Spoofs Voltron: Defender of the Universe (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

South Side Shuffle
(uncredited)
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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Season 6: Returns but without renewed sharpness and too many messy plots looking for a laugh
12 August 2012 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

Although it is already on its 7th season in the US, it took me a while to catch up with the new episodes that saw this show come back from being cancelled. I did so with a careful tread because the various DVD films of the show that were part of this returning, were actually not that great in the whole. I wasn't sure if the show would be able to return to its best or if it would continue the hit and miss tone of the film. Disappointingly the sixth season does rather continue this path and, while some episodes are very good, the majority here are not that good and only deliver the odd laugh here and there.

The key thing is the writing, much like The Simpsons, it isn't just about making references and having funny lines, it is about them being smart and being within a solid frame of a plot, but here we seem to have far too many messy plots without any reason (ie they are not funny or engaging to cover the mess) while also having references that just don't work. I know I watched these episodes a year after broadcast but I was surprised by some of the pop culture references that were used heavily for some episodes. So Susan Boyle (Boil here) is a weird one in an episode digging at iPhone and Twitter – none of these are topical as things but more importantly the episode didn't do anything with them that was topical, it felt, as many episodes did, like it was much older than it was. Likewise we have episodes riffing off the Da Vinci Code and Minority Report in a way that suggests the episodes are really on the cutting edge, as opposed to running with things already passing to the back of our minds.

There are other episodes where lots of plotting occurs for very little benefit in terms of engagement or humour; body swapping, forbidden relationships, time-travel etc – nothing sillier than previous seasons but yet not funny enough to justify how silly they are. Indeed the episode built around a robot/human relationship only really made me laugh once with the line about adults being free to do whatever they want together in the privacy of their own homes, only for Zoidberg to proclaim "or alone" or words to that effect. The later episodes do get better – perhaps not in terms of coming up with stories, but certainly they delivered a few more laughs per episode and I did enjoy the season finale a lot (the episode with three segments done in different styles).

I had looked forward to the return of this show and this season had enough good line or funny character but generally the writing is weaker than it should be. The plots were mainly things that happened while I waited for a funny throwaway moment to happen off to the side – and while you can get away with this some time if you are funny enough, but this season rides that too long with too few laughs. Has its moments but not up to its best and maybe not enough to make me come back for the next season.


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