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Season 7 episode
Broadcast season 10 episode
Assie Come Home
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Bender pointing at where his shiny metal ass used to be.
No.135
Production number7ACV21
Written byMaiya Williams
Directed byRaymie Muzquiz
Title captionFEATURING A NEW INVISIBLE CHARACTER WHO DOESN'T SPEAK
First air date31 July, 2013
Broadcast numberS10E08
Title referenceThe 1943 film Lassie Come Home
Additional
Commentary
(Transcript)
Transcript

Pictures

Season 7
  1. The Bots and the Bees
  2. A Farewell to Arms
  3. Decision 3012
  4. The Thief of Baghead
  5. Zapp Dingbat
  6. The Butterjunk Effect
  7. The Six Million Dollar Mon
  8. Fun on a Bun
  9. Free Will Hunting
  10. Near-Death Wish
  11. 31st Century Fox
  12. Viva Mars Vegas
  13. Naturama
  14. Forty Percent Leadbelly
  15. 2-D Blacktop
  16. T.: The Terrestrial
  17. Fry and Leela's Big Fling
  18. The Inhuman Torch
  19. Saturday Morning Fun Pit
  20. Calculon 2.0
  21. Assie Come Home
  22. Leela and the Genestalk
  23. Game of Tones
  24. Murder on the Planet Express
  25. Stench and Stenchibility
  26. Meanwhile
← Season 6

"Assie Come Home" is the one hundred and thirty-fifth episode of Futurama, the twenty-first of the seventh production season and the eighth of the tenth broadcast season. It aired on 31 July, 2013, on Comedy Central. Bender searches the universe for his missing shiny metal rear end.

Story

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After the crew is sent to a planet ruled by gangsters, Bender has all his parts stolen, and it's up to Fry and Leela to find them. They contact the police and find Yuri, who sold Bender's parts, and he gives them a list of all the buyers. After traversing across the galaxy collecting all the parts, the only one left to find is Bender's ass, which unfortunately was on a space ship that sank in a gaseous space sea. The crew then goes to said sea and meet Tarquin, the local keeper of a poorly lit lighthouse, who helps them salvage the ship and recover the ass plate, much to Bender's joy, but they soon find out that Bender's ass is a better reflector than the one in the lighthouse, forcing Bender to part with it to ensure that scurvy cursing sailors do not die at sea, thus being unable to spread curse words. After returning to Earth, Bender is heartbroken and depressed because of his loss, but his friends assure him that he should be happy that his ass is doing some good. Meanwhile, back at the lighthouse, Tarquin is spending some quality time with Bender's shining ass while reading a Bible, but just then the rotating device goes out of control and flings the ass plate out of the lighthouse. The ass plate then flies off and saves a boy who fell into a gravity well, and then continues to fly all the way back to Earth, where it reunites with a happy Bender in Planet Express. However, back on the gaseous sea, ships are crashing everywhere due to the lighthouse having lost its reflector.

Production

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On 5 February, 2013, Vulture.com released a preview clip for the tenth broadcast season,[1] which contained footage from the episode.

By 26 July, Comedy Central had released a two-minute preview clip featuring a fight between the crud gang and the blip gang. [2]

Image Gallery

Additional Information

Trivia

Allusions

Click here to see cultural mentions made in this episode.
  • The episode's title is a reference to the 1943 movie Lassie Come Home, directed by Fred M. Wilcox.
  • The concept of a planet run by gangs may be a reference to the Star Trek episode "A Piece of the Action".
  • The blips and the cruds are named after the African American gangs the Bloods and the Crips.
  • The concept of a planet whose inhabitants are separated based on different placement of the same two colors is reminiscent of the planet Cheron, as seen in the Star Trek episode "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield".
  • Peoples α is very similar in colour and design to the city of Detroit in the video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution, where rival gangs are a major plot point.
  • Fry getting his head stuck in a honey jar marked "HUNNY" is a reference to the fictional bear Winnie-the-Pooh. He also says "Oh, bother", which was Pooh's catchphrase.
  • Fry asks Leela if she thinks that they walked straight out of Blipton. Blipton is a reference to Compton, California, which is in the vicinity of where the Bloods and the Crips originated. It may also be a reference to the tea brand Lipton.
  • Many robots from other works are seen in the chop shop.
  • astroboy from the the anime tv seires astroboy
  • a robot who look like BMO from the animated seires adventure time with finn and jake
  • paulie's robot from the movie rocky iv
  • marvin the paranoid android from the movie version of the book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • octus from the animated seires sym bionic titan
  • two robots from the movie the undersea kingdom
  • MSE-6-series repair droid from the star wars movie franchise
  • what appears to be the hand of gir from the animated seires invader zim
  • muffit from battlestar galactica
  • bubo from the movie clash of titans and its 2010 remake
  • a robot who look like weebo from the movie flubber
  • sparks from the movie version of the novel the shape of things to come
  • Maximillian from the movie the black hole
  • ed- 209 from the robocop movie franchise.
  • what appears to be the torso of clank from the ratchet and clank franchise
  • ludwig from the british animated seires ludwig
  • The hospital's name may be a reference to the Christian martyred saints Faith, Hope, and Charity.
  • The name "Sargaseous Sea", which Leela pronounces as "Sargashes Sea", is a pun on the name "Sargasso Sea" and the word "gaseous".
  • The lighthouse, its tenant, and his lines reference the 2005 video game Half-Life 2: Lost Coast.
  • The bathysphere and diving suits reference the 2010 video game BioShock 2.
  • Tarquin's boat is marked "FLOTSAM & JETSON", a reference to the maritime terms "flotsam" and "jetsam" and The Jetsons.
  • Johnny being the name of a boy trapped in a well may be a reference to the 1899 film Ding, Dong, Dell, Johnny's in the Well.

Goofs

  • When Fry and Leela encounter whom they think are cruds (actually a reflection of blips), the thing that Leela wears on her wrist keeps changing arms between shots.
  • When Bender is found by Fry and Leela, he only has his mouth and eyes. However, since he doesn't have a brain, he shouldn't be able to speak.
    • There may be a secondary brain inside his mouth or his eyes.
    • It's possible that his brain still controlled his eyes and mouth wirelessly, just as his arms have been seen to move independently in various episodes.
  • Without his ass, Bender has a lot of exposed circuitry, but, in "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings", his container unit is shown to be empty.
    • Bender's design constantly changes throughout the show. This may be due to Bender getting modifications.

Quotes

The robot chop shop.

    Fry: Uhm, Leela, remember when we were trying to guess what would happen if someone stuck a gun in my face and you said I'd probably crap my pants? Well...

    Moustached crud: We are the cruds, but we're over here. And don't shoot. That crate is a gift from us.
    Leela: What?!
    Fry: Huh?!
    Blip #2: For real?!
    Moustached crud: There's been enough violence on these streets, too many lives and mirrors have been shattered, so yo, we sent you a crate o' weapons as a sign o' trust. Together, we can use them to rid our streets of the real enemy: giant spiders!
    Fry: I knew it!

    Bender: They stole everything except my mouth and eyes! I guess they didn't like all my screamin' and winkin'.

    Ship captain: I thought we were near the rocks, but I don't see the lighthouse, so...everything is fine and we can relax. [He speaks through the intercom.] All hands on deck...for mojitos.

    [Bender is sat looking miserable at the table in the Planet Express employee lounge, whilst Fry, Leela, Amy, Hermes and Zoidberg are sat watching the TV.]
    Amy: Bender, come join us, we're watching Rear Window!
    Bender: I used to stick my rear out the window...
    Zoidberg: If you prefer, we could watch Behind the Music.
    Bender: My behind used to make music...
    Hermes: Backdraft is on.
    Bender: Even my ass wouldn't watch that.

Appearances

(In alphabetic order)

Characters

Places

Miscellaneous

References

  1. ^ Jesse David Fox (05 February 2013). Watch a Preview of Futurama’s Seventh Season. (Vulture.com.) Retrieved on 17 August 2013.
  2. ^ Bot Jacked - Video Clip. (Comedy Central.) Retrieved on 26 July 2013.
  3. ^ Countdown to Futurama: Bender’s Eyes and Mouth in Trash. (Comedy Central's Tumblr page.) 25 May 2013. Retrieved on 24 July 2013.
  4. ^ Countdown to Futurama: Crud Gang. (Comedy Central's Tumblr page.) 26 May 2013. Retrieved on 24 July 2013.
  5. ^ Countdown to Futurama: Leela, Bender and Fry Underwater. (Comedy Central's Tumblr page.) 27 May 2013. Retrieved on 24 July 2013.
  6. ^ Countdown to Futurama: Tarquin. (Comedy Central's Tumblr page.) 28 May 2013. Retrieved on 24 July 2013.