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|directed by=Raymie Muzquiz
 
|directed by=Raymie Muzquiz
 
|caption=FEATURING A NEW INVISIBLE CHARACTER WHO DOESN'T SPEAK
 
|caption=FEATURING A NEW INVISIBLE CHARACTER WHO DOESN'T SPEAK
|first aired=31 July, [[2013]]
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|first aired=31 {{July}}, [[2013]]
 
|number=7ACV21
 
|number=7ACV21
 
|broadcast number=S10E08
 
|broadcast number=S10E08
 
|prev ep=Calculon 2.0
 
|prev ep=Calculon 2.0
 
|next ep=Leela and the Genestalk
 
|next ep=Leela and the Genestalk
|title reference=The [[1943]] film ''{{w|Lassie Come Home}}''
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|title reference=The [[1943]] [[films in Futurama|film]] ''{{w|Lassie Come Home}}''
 
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[[Bender]] searches [[the universe]] for his missing [[Bite my shiny metal ass|shiny metal rear end]].
 
[[Bender]] searches [[the universe]] for his missing [[Bite my shiny metal ass|shiny metal rear end]].
  
 
== Story ==
 
== Story ==
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=== Act I: "The ship's still here, and nothing was stolen." ===
After [[the crew]] is sent to [[Peoples α|a planet ruled by gangsters]], Bender has all his parts stolen, and it's up to [[Fry]] and [[Leela]] to find them. They contact [[New New York Police Department|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 [[Floatwell|a space ship that sank]] in [[Sargaseous Sea|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 [[Johnny|a boy]] who fell into a {{w|gravity well}}, and then continues to fly all the way back to Earth, where it reunites with a happy Bender in [[Planet Express headquarters|Planet Express]]. However, back on the gaseous sea, ships are crashing everywhere due to the lighthouse having lost its reflector.
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[[Farnsworth]] sends the [[crew]] to deliver a mysterious crate to [[Peoples α]], "the planet of {{cat|gang}}s, thugs, and hustlers". At Peoples α, [[Fry]] and [[Leela]] complete the delivery while [[Bender]] guards the [[ship]]. Fry and Leela deliver the crate, barely surviving a gang battle between the [[blip gang|blips]] and the [[crud gang|cruds]]. They return to the ship only to find that thieves have bot-jacked Bender, having made off with all of his body except his eyes and mouth.
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=== Act II: "I never even knew you <u>had</u> an ass." ===
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Bender's [[RoJack]] leads the [[New New York Police Department|police]] to the chop-shop of [[Yuri]], who provides them a list of the buyers of Bender's parts. The Planet Express crew search the [[Milky Way|galaxy]] and find all of the parts except for Bender's ass, which turns out to have been on the freighter ''[[Floatwell]]'' when it sank in the [[Sargaseous Sea]]. This "sea" is actually a nebula, but traveling there is like sailing an ocean: asteroids rise from dense fog like icebergs, and ships can sink.
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=== Act III: "Maybe I <u>have</u> been selfish, hiding my ass under a bushel." ===
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Navigating the Sargaseous Sea with difficulty, Leela crashes the ship into an inadequate lighthouse, whose keeper, [[Tarquin]], helps the crew to recover Bender's ass. While they relax back at the lighthouse, the cruise ship ''[[S.S. Miami Muy Caliente]]'' approaches the lighthouse on a collision course, the ship's captain unable to see its feeble light. Celebrating Bender's reunion with his ass, Fry takes flash photos of Bender posing with it. The light reflecting from Bender's ass is brighter than the lighthouse, enough to alert the crew of the ''Caliente'' just in time to avoid disaster. Seeing its potential as a highly effective lighthouse mirror, Tarquin, Fry, and Leela convince Bender to leave his ass behind.
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Although Bender accepts his loss, his ass finds it unbearable to listen to Tarquin reading bible verses. It escapes from the lighthouse and returns to Bender. Upon the reunion, fireworks appear in the sky, but they turn out to be ships exploding in the Sargaseous Sea, where the lighthouse beacon shines no more.
  
 
== Production ==
 
== Production ==
 
{{expansion|section=yes|{{ctf|1}}}}
 
{{expansion|section=yes|{{ctf|1}}}}
  
On 5 February, 2013, {{w|Vulture.com}} released [[Vulture preview clip|a preview clip]] for the tenth broadcast season,<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.vulture.com/2013/02/watch-a-preview-of-futuramas-seventh-season.html|title=Watch a Preview of ''Futurama''’s Seventh Season|author=Jesse David Fox|date=2013-2-5|site=Vulture.com|accessdate=2013-8-17}}</ref> which contained footage from the episode.
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On 5 {{February}}, 2013, {{w|Vulture.com}} released [[Vulture preview clip|a preview clip]] for the tenth broadcast season,<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.vulture.com/2013/02/watch-a-preview-of-futuramas-seventh-season.html|title=Watch a Preview of ''Futurama''’s Seventh Season|author=Jesse David Fox|date=2013-2-5|site=Vulture.com|accessdate=2013-8-17}}</ref> 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]]. <ref name="Comedy Central clip">{{cite web|url=http://www.comedycentral.com/video-clips/05ef65/futurama-bot-jacked|title=Bot Jacked - Video Clip|site=Comedy Central|accessdate=2013-07-26}}</ref>
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By {{date|26 July}}, Comedy Central had released a two-minute preview clip featuring a fight between the crud gang and the blip gang. <ref name="Comedy Central clip">{{cite web|url=http://www.comedycentral.com/video-clips/05ef65/futurama-bot-jacked|title=Bot Jacked - Video Clip|site=Comedy Central|accessdate=2013-07-26}}</ref>
  
 
=== Image Gallery ===
 
=== Image Gallery ===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
File:Futurama Assie Come Home Bender's Eyes and Mouth in Trash.jpg|[[Promotional picture]] of Bender's eyes and mouth in a trash can, after his body is stolen by the [[crud gang]]. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://comedycentral.tumblr.com/post/51301458670/countdown-to-futurama-benders-eyes-and-mouth-in|title=Countdown to Futurama: Bender’s Eyes and Mouth in Trash|date=2013-05-25|site=[http://comedycentral.tumblr.com/ Comedy Central's Tumblr page]|accessdate=2013-07-24}}</ref>
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File:Futurama Assie Come Home Bender's Eyes and Mouth in Trash.jpg|[[Promotional picture]] of Bender's mouth and eyes in a trash can, after his body is stolen by the crud gang. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://comedycentral.tumblr.com/post/51301458670/countdown-to-futurama-benders-eyes-and-mouth-in|title=Countdown to Futurama: Bender’s Eyes and Mouth in Trash|date=2013-05-25|site=[http://comedycentral.tumblr.com/ Comedy Central's Tumblr page]|accessdate=2013-07-24}}</ref>
File:Futurama Assie Come Home Crud Gang.jpg|Concept art for the crud gang. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://comedycentral.tumblr.com/post/51389707496/countdown-to-futurama-crud-gang-yesterday-we|title=Countdown to Futurama: Crud Gang|date=2013-05-26|site=Comedy Central's {{w|Tumblr}} page|accessdate=2013-07-24}}</ref>
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File:Futurama Assie Come Home Crud Gang.jpg|[[Concept art]] for the crud gang. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://comedycentral.tumblr.com/post/51389707496/countdown-to-futurama-crud-gang-yesterday-we|title=Countdown to Futurama: Crud Gang|date=2013-05-26|site=Comedy Central's {{w|Tumblr}} page|accessdate=2013-07-24}}</ref>
 
File:Futurama Assie Come Home Leela, Bender and Fry Underwater.jpg|Promotional picture of Leela, Bender and Fry underwater. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://comedycentral.tumblr.com/post/51473070942/countdown-to-futurama-leela-bender-and-fry|title=Countdown to Futurama: Leela, Bender and Fry Underwater|date=2013-05-27|site=Comedy Central's Tumblr page|accessdate=2013-07-24}}</ref>
 
File:Futurama Assie Come Home Leela, Bender and Fry Underwater.jpg|Promotional picture of Leela, Bender and Fry underwater. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://comedycentral.tumblr.com/post/51473070942/countdown-to-futurama-leela-bender-and-fry|title=Countdown to Futurama: Leela, Bender and Fry Underwater|date=2013-05-27|site=Comedy Central's Tumblr page|accessdate=2013-07-24}}</ref>
 
File:Futurama Assie Come Home Tarquin.jpg|Concept art for Tarquin, a lighthouse keeper who helps in the search for Bender's ass. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://comedycentral.tumblr.com/post/51583444031/countdown-to-futurama-tarquin-this-handsome|title=Countdown to Futurama: Tarquin|date=2013-05-28|site=Comedy Central's Tumblr page|accessdate=2013-07-24}}</ref>
 
File:Futurama Assie Come Home Tarquin.jpg|Concept art for Tarquin, a lighthouse keeper who helps in the search for Bender's ass. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://comedycentral.tumblr.com/post/51583444031/countdown-to-futurama-tarquin-this-handsome|title=Countdown to Futurama: Tarquin|date=2013-05-28|site=Comedy Central's Tumblr page|accessdate=2013-07-24}}</ref>
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=== Trivia ===
 
=== Trivia ===
 
*The episode's [[title caption]] is very similar to that of "[[Möbius Dick]]", which was also the eighth episode of its broadcast season, and also featured a sea setting.
 
*The episode's [[title caption]] is very similar to that of "[[Möbius Dick]]", which was also the eighth episode of its broadcast season, and also featured a sea setting.
*The ship's deck is filled with crates. The first labelled crate to be seen supposedly contains the {{w|Ark of the Covenant}}, which was the focus of {{w|Raiders of the Lost Ark|the first ''Indiana Jones'' film}}, and the third labelled crate to be seen supposedly contains the {{w|Holy Grail}}, which was the focus of {{w|Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade|the third ''Indiana Jones'' film}}. The fourth crate contains {{w|Heart of the Ocean|the jewel}} from the [[1997]] film ''{{w|Titanic (film)|Titanic}}''.
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*Bender gets his arms and hands back from the [[Borax Kid]]. In "[[Zapp Dingbat]]", Bender loses his hands to the Borax Kid.
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*The ship's deck is filled with crates. The first labelled crate to be seen supposedly contains the {{w|Ark of the Covenant}}, which was the focus of {{w|Raiders of the Lost Ark|the first ''Indiana Jones'' film}}, and the third labelled crate to be seen supposedly contains the {{w|Holy Grail}}, which was the focus of {{w|Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade|the third ''Indiana Jones'' film}}. The fourth crate contains {{w|Heart of the Ocean|the jewel}} from the [[1997]] [[films in Futurama|film]] ''{{w|Titanic (film)|Titanic}}'', which was released after the [[1980s]] ''{{w|Indiana Jones (franchise)|Indiana Jones}}'' trilogy.
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*In "[[Space Pilot 3000]]", upon being told to "[[bite my shiny metal ass]]" by Bender, Fry remarks that "it doesn't look so shiny to me". However, in this episode it is shown that Bender's ass shines brighter than "the brightest object in the known universe", i.e. the original lighthouse light.
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*The piece of music that plays at the [[Galactic Bazaar]] is used on the main menu for the second disc of [[Volume 8]].
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*According to [[Commentary:Assie Come Home|the commentary]], the episode's title was [[Ken Keeler]]'s idea.
  
 
=== Allusions ===
 
=== Allusions ===
 
{{cultural mentions}}
 
{{cultural mentions}}
 
*The episode's title is a reference to the [[1943]] movie ''{{w|Lassie Come Home}}'', directed by {{w|Fred M. Wilcox}}.
 
*The episode's title is a reference to the [[1943]] movie ''{{w|Lassie Come Home}}'', directed by {{w|Fred M. Wilcox}}.
*The concept of a planet run by gangs may be a reference to the ''[[Star Trek]]'' episode "{{st|A Piece of the Action}}".
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*The concept of a planet run by gangs may be a reference to the ''[[Star Trek]]'' episode "{{st|episode=A Piece of the Action}}".
 
*The blips and the cruds are named after the African American gangs the {{w|Bloods}} and the {{w|Crips}}.
 
*The blips and the cruds are named after the African American gangs the {{w|Bloods}} and the {{w|Crips}}.
*The concept of a planet whose inhabitants are separated based on different placement of the same two colors is reminiscent of the planet {{st|Cheron}}, as seen in the ''Star Trek'' episode "{{st|Let That Be Your Last Battlefield}}".
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*The concept of a planet whose inhabitants are separated based on different placement of the same two colors is reminiscent of the planet {{st|Cheron}}, as seen in the ''Star Trek'' episode "{{st|episode=Let That Be Your Last Battlefield}}".
*[[Peoples α]] is very similar in colour and design to the city of {{w|Detroit}} in the video game ''{{w|Deus Ex: Human Revolution}}'', where rival gangs are a major plot point.
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*[[Peoples α]] is very similar in colour and design to the {{cat|citie|city}} of {{w|Detroit}} in the video game ''{{w|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 {{w|Winnie-the-Pooh}}. He also says "Oh, bother", which was Pooh's [[catchphrase]].
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*[[Fry]] getting his head stuck in a honey jar marked "HUNNY" is a reference to the fictional bear {{w|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 {{w|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 {{w|Lipton}}.
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*Fry asks Leela if she thinks that they "walked straight outta Blipton". Blipton is a reference to {{w|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 {{w|Lipton}}. The phrase "straight outta Blipton" is likely a reference to the {{w|N.W.A}} {{cat|album}} ''{{w|Straight Outta Compton}}''.
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[[File:Robot chop shop.png|thumb|225px|The [[robot]] chop shop.]]
 
*Many [[robots]] from other works are seen in the chop shop.
 
*Many [[robots]] from other works are seen in the chop shop.
 
**{{sw|C-3PO}}, from the ''[[Star Wars]]'' franchise
 
**{{sw|C-3PO}}, from the ''[[Star Wars]]'' franchise
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**[[Rosie the Robot Maid]], from the animated sitcom ''{{w|The Jetsons}}''
 
**[[Rosie the Robot Maid]], from the animated sitcom ''{{w|The Jetsons}}''
 
**What appear to be the robot versions of Bill and Ted from the [[1991]] film ''{{w|Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey}}''
 
**What appear to be the robot versions of Bill and Ted from the [[1991]] film ''{{w|Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey}}''
**{{w|Alpha 5}}, from the children's [[TV]] series ''{{w|Mighty Morphin Power Rangers}}''
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**{{w|Alpha 5}}, from the {{cat|s=no|children}}'s [[TV]] series ''{{w|Mighty Morphin Power Rangers}}''
 
**The title character from the anime TV series ''{{w|Tetsujin 28-go}}'', adapted in the [[United States]] as ''{{w|Gigantor}}''
 
**The title character from the anime TV series ''{{w|Tetsujin 28-go}}'', adapted in the [[United States]] as ''{{w|Gigantor}}''
 
**A {{w|Dalek}}, from the science-fiction TV series ''[[Doctor Who]]''
 
**A {{w|Dalek}}, from the science-fiction TV series ''[[Doctor Who]]''
 
**A [[Cylon]], from the ''{{w|Battlestar Galactica}}'' franchise
 
**A [[Cylon]], from the ''{{w|Battlestar Galactica}}'' franchise
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**astroboy from the the anime tv series  ''astroboy''
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**a robot who look like BMO from the animated series ''adventure time with finn and jake''
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**paulie's robot from the movie ''rocky iv''
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**marvin the paranoid android from the movie version of the book ''The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy''
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**octus from the animated series ''sym bionic titan''
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**two robots from the movie ''the undersea kingdom''
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**MSE-6-series repair droid from the ''star wars'' movie franchise
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**what appears to be the hand of gir from the animated series ''invader zim''
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**muffit from ''battlestar galactica''
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**bubo from the movie ''clash of titans'' and its 2010 remake
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**a robot who look like weebo from the movie ''flubber''
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**sparks from the movie version of the novel ''the shape of things to come''
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**Maximillian from the movie ''the black hole''
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**ed- 209 from the ''robocop'' movie franchise.
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**what appears to be the torso of clank from the ''ratchet and clank'' franchise
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**ludwig from the british animated series ''ludwig''
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*At [[Hedonismbot]]'s mansion, a {{cat|scientist}} from the [[Academy of Inventors]] is spanked by a robot resembling [[R2-D2]].
 
*[[St. Hope's Charity Hospital for Robot Orphans|The hospital]]'s name may be a reference to the [[Jesus|Christian]] martyred saints {{w|Faith, Hope, and Charity}}.
 
*[[St. Hope's Charity Hospital for Robot Orphans|The hospital]]'s name may be a reference to the [[Jesus|Christian]] martyred saints {{w|Faith, Hope, and Charity}}.
 
*The name "[[Sargaseous Sea]]", which Leela pronounces as "Sargashes Sea", is a pun on the name "{{w|Sargasso Sea}}" and the word "gaseous".
 
*The name "[[Sargaseous Sea]]", which Leela pronounces as "Sargashes Sea", is a pun on the name "{{w|Sargasso Sea}}" and the word "gaseous".
 
*The lighthouse, its tenant, and his lines reference the [[2005]] video game ''{{w|Half-Life 2: Lost Coast}}''.
 
*The lighthouse, its tenant, and his lines reference the [[2005]] video game ''{{w|Half-Life 2: Lost Coast}}''.
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*According to the commentary, the name "Tarquin" is a play on "Quint", the name of a character in the [[1970s|1975]] [[films in Futurama|film]] ''{{w|Jaws (film)|Jaws}}''.
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*The bathysphere and diving suits reference the [[2010]] video game ''{{w|BioShock 2}}''.
 
*Tarquin's boat is marked "FLOTSAM & JETSON", a reference to the maritime terms {{w|flotsam and jetsam|"flotsam" and "jetsam"}} and ''The Jetsons''.
 
*Tarquin's boat is marked "FLOTSAM & JETSON", a reference to the maritime terms {{w|flotsam and jetsam|"flotsam" and "jetsam"}} and ''The Jetsons''.
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*The head of a corpse missing an eye floating out of the ship's wreckage mirrors an identical scene in ''Jaws''.
 
*[[Johnny]] being the name of a boy trapped in a well may be a reference to the [[1899]] film ''[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0253041/ Ding, Dong, Dell, Johnny's in the Well]''.
 
*[[Johnny]] being the name of a boy trapped in a well may be a reference to the [[1899]] film ''[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0253041/ Ding, Dong, Dell, Johnny's in the Well]''.
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*Bender hugging his ass and saying "you came home!" is reminiscent of the {{w|parable of the Prodigal Son|story of the Prodigal Son}}, from the Bible.
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=== Continuity ===
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*Bender was previously seen with only his mouth and eyes in "[[Obsoletely Fabulous]]".
  
 
=== Goofs ===
 
=== Goofs ===
*When Fry and Leela encounter whom they think are cruds (actually a reflection of blips), the [[wristlojackimator|thing that Leela wears on her wrist]] keeps changing arms between shots.
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*When Fry and Leela are looking at the blips' reflection in the mirror, the [[wristlojackimator|thing that Leela wears on her wrist]] is on her left arm, even though only the {{alien}}s are in the mirror.
 
*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.
 
*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.
 
**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.
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**It's possible that his brain still controlled his mouth and eyes 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.
 
*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.
 
**Bender's design constantly changes throughout the show. This may be due to Bender getting modifications.
  
 
=== Quotes ===
 
=== Quotes ===
[[File:Robot chop shop.png|thumb|225px|The [[robot]] chop shop.]]
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[[File:Bender's mouth and eyes 4ACV14.png|thumb|Bender with only his mouth and eyes in "[[Obsoletely Fabulous]]".]]
  
 
{{q|
 
{{q|
 
<poem>'''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...</poem>
 
<poem>'''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...</poem>
<poem>'''[[Crud gang|Moustached crud]]''': We ''are'' the cruds, but we're over here. And don't shoot. That crate is a gift from us.
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<poem>'''[[Crud gang|Moustached crud]]''': We <u>are</u> the cruds, but we're over here. And don't shoot. That crate is a gift from us.
 
'''Leela''': What?!
 
'''Leela''': What?!
 
'''Fry''': Huh?!
 
'''Fry''': Huh?!
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*[[Lady Buggle]] {{cameo|link=no|7:34}}
 
*[[Lady Buggle]] {{cameo|link=no|7:34}}
 
*[[Leela]]
 
*[[Leela]]
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*[[Mrs. Astor]] {{small|([[list of deleted scenes|deleted scene]])}}
 
*[[Oily]]
 
*[[Oily]]
 
*[[Pimparoo]] {{cameo|link=no|7:33}}
 
*[[Pimparoo]] {{cameo|link=no|7:33}}
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*[[South Street Spaceport]]
 
*[[South Street Spaceport]]
 
*'''Debut''': [[St. Hope's Charity Hospital for Robot Orphans]]
 
*'''Debut''': [[St. Hope's Charity Hospital for Robot Orphans]]
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*[[Waldorf Asteroid]] {{small|(deleted scene)}}
 
{{chars-end}}
 
{{chars-end}}
  

Revision as of 23:51, 28 May 2014

Season 7 episode
Broadcast season 10 episode
Assie Come Home
Assie Come Home infobox.png
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

Act I: "The ship's still here, and nothing was stolen."

Farnsworth sends the crew to deliver a mysterious crate to Peoples α, "the planet of gangs, thugs, and hustlers". At Peoples α, Fry and Leela complete the delivery while Bender guards the ship. Fry and Leela deliver the crate, barely surviving a gang battle between the blips and the cruds. They return to the ship only to find that thieves have bot-jacked Bender, having made off with all of his body except his eyes and mouth.

Act II: "I never even knew you had an ass."

Bender's RoJack leads the police to the chop-shop of Yuri, who provides them a list of the buyers of Bender's parts. The Planet Express crew search the galaxy and find all of the parts except for Bender's ass, which turns out to have been on the freighter Floatwell when it sank in the Sargaseous Sea. This "sea" is actually a nebula, but traveling there is like sailing an ocean: asteroids rise from dense fog like icebergs, and ships can sink.

Act III: "Maybe I have been selfish, hiding my ass under a bushel."

Navigating the Sargaseous Sea with difficulty, Leela crashes the ship into an inadequate lighthouse, whose keeper, Tarquin, helps the crew to recover Bender's ass. While they relax back at the lighthouse, the cruise ship S.S. Miami Muy Caliente approaches the lighthouse on a collision course, the ship's captain unable to see its feeble light. Celebrating Bender's reunion with his ass, Fry takes flash photos of Bender posing with it. The light reflecting from Bender's ass is brighter than the lighthouse, enough to alert the crew of the Caliente just in time to avoid disaster. Seeing its potential as a highly effective lighthouse mirror, Tarquin, Fry, and Leela convince Bender to leave his ass behind.

Although Bender accepts his loss, his ass finds it unbearable to listen to Tarquin reading bible verses. It escapes from the lighthouse and returns to Bender. Upon the reunion, fireworks appear in the sky, but they turn out to be ships exploding in the Sargaseous Sea, where the lighthouse beacon shines no more.

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]

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The robot chop shop.

Continuity

Goofs

  • When Fry and Leela are looking at the blips' reflection in the mirror, the thing that Leela wears on her wrist is on her left arm, even though only the aliens are in the mirror.
  • 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 mouth and eyes 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

Bender with only his mouth and eyes in "Obsoletely Fabulous".

    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.

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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.