Fear of a Bot Planet

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Production Number: 1ACV05<br\> Title Caption: Featuring GRATUITOUS ALIEN NUDITY<br\>

The Story

Act I: "From up here, the entire world can seem insignificant."

Fry and Leela are in the cockpit of the Planet Express Ship, admiring the view. They're gazing out at a green, ringed planet, which then splatters on their windshield.

Act II: "You humans are so scared of a little robot competition!"

Fry, Leela, Farnsworth,Bender, and |Zoidberg are at a Blurnsball game. They start talking about great players, and Bender brings up Wireless Joe Jackson from the Robot leagues. They argue about whether it's right to exclude literal Blurn-hitting machines from the human league. Hermes calls them back to the office for a mission to Chapek 9, "a world where humans are killed on sight." Bender tries to get out of work claiming a Robot holiday, Robannukah. Bender, being asked to actually do something for the first time since working at Planet Express, cries discrimination. They make him go anyway, and he is captured by the native robots.

Act III: "Death to humans!!!"

Fry and Leela disguise themselves as robots and venture onto the planet to try and rescue Bender. Fry blows their cover, and they run and hide in a movie theatre. The movie is a cheesy horror film about a human who breathes fire and eats robots. When the robots gather for their daily human hunt, they finally locate Bender - declaring his intention to destroy all humans!

Act IV: "Got you, you murderous flesh piles!"

On the human hunt, Leela and Fry talk to Bender. Bender tells them he wants to stay, but that they should leave. When they are all three caught, Bender pretends he was capturing them. They are tried for the crime of being human. When convicted, they are taken before the council of robot elders. The elders try to get Bender to kill them himself. He refuses, and the then turn on all of them. In an unusual display of cunning, Fry helps them escape by scaring the elders by threatening to breathe fire on them. The package turns out to be a box of desperately-needed lug nuts, and the robots cheer and break off their pursuit. Back on the ship, they all celebrate Robannukah, which Bender admits is made-up.

Additional Info


"Oh, so just because a robot wants to kill humans that makes him a 'Radical?'" -Bender

"Your honor, I intend to demonstrate beyond 0.5% of a doubt that these humans before us are guilty of the crime of being humans. Come to think of it, I rest my case." -Prosecutor-Bot

Outside References

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