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* [[Circuit City]] is a reference to the American retailer of the same name, {{w|Circuit City Stores|Circuit City}}.
 
* [[Circuit City]] is a reference to the American retailer of the same name, {{w|Circuit City Stores|Circuit City}}.
 
* A light cycle chase scene in the episode, featuring [[Philip J. Fry|Fry]] and [[URL]] in [[Circuit City]], is an obvious reference to the 1982 science-fiction movie ''{{w|Tron}}'' and its sequel, ''{{w|Tron Legacy}}''.
 
* A light cycle chase scene in the episode, featuring [[Philip J. Fry|Fry]] and [[URL]] in [[Circuit City]], is an obvious reference to the 1982 science-fiction movie ''{{w|Tron}}'' and its sequel, ''{{w|Tron Legacy}}''.
 
* Fry makes two references to "{{w|Speed Buggy}}", a 1970's Hanna-Barbera cartoon similar to {{w|Scooby-Doo}} about a mystery-solving trio of teenagers and their talking car, Speed Buggy.
 
* Fry makes two references to "{{w|Speed Buggy}}", a 1970's Hanna-Barbera cartoon similar to {{w|Scooby-Doo}} about a mystery-solving trio of teenagers and their talking car, Speed Buggy.
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* The [[Maltese Liquor]] is a reference to the priceless stuffed falcon known as the Maltese Falcon, which is also the subject of attempted thievery in the {{w|The Maltese Falcon (film)|film of the same name}}.
 
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* After Fry is named "Executive Delivery Boy", [[Hermes Conrad|Hermes]] whispers to [[Turanga Leela|Leela]] that "executive" is a meaningless title that helps people with low self esteem feel better about themselves.  This is a fourth-wall break that mocks the numerous "Executive Producer" and "Co-Executive Producer" credits on the show, including a direct jab at [[Matt Groening]] and [[David X. Cohen]] whose "Executive Producer" credits appear right after Hermes finished talking.
 
* After Fry is named "Executive Delivery Boy", [[Hermes Conrad|Hermes]] whispers to [[Turanga Leela|Leela]] that "executive" is a meaningless title that helps people with low self esteem feel better about themselves.  This is a fourth-wall break that mocks the numerous "Executive Producer" and "Co-Executive Producer" credits on the show, including a direct jab at [[Matt Groening]] and [[David X. Cohen]] whose "Executive Producer" credits appear right after Hermes finished talking.
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* The beginning of the episode is a reenactment of "[[Space Pilot 3000]]", with Zoidberg in the role of [[20th-century kid|the boy who calls Fry a loser]] and Leela replacing [[Mr. Panucci]] with Fry once again delivering a pizza to a prank name at [[Applied Cryogenics]].
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* The beginning of the episode is a reenactment of the very beginning of "[[Space Pilot 3000]]", with Zoidberg in the role of [[20th-century kid|the boy who calls Fry a loser]] and Leela replacing [[Mr. Panucci]] with Fry once again delivering a pizza to a prank name at [[Applied Cryogenics]].
 
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* The episode includes the first time [[Dandy Jim]] is seen alone, after only having been seen with his [[hobo]] friend [[Gus]] before.
 
* The episode includes the first time [[Dandy Jim]] is seen alone, after only having been seen with his [[hobo]] friend [[Gus]] before.

Revision as of 16:19, 8 July 2011

Season 6 episode
Broadcast season 8 episode
Law and Oracle
Law and Oracle screenshot.jpg
URL and Fry chase down a criminal in Circuit City.
No.104
Production number6ACV16
Written byJosh Weinstein
Directed byStephen Sandoval
Title captionFor the sophisticated shut-in
First air date7 July, 2011[1]
Broadcast numberS08E04
Title referenceLaw & Order, or the phrase "law and order"
Additional
Commentary
(Transcript)
Transcript
Storyboard

Pictures

Season 6
  1. Rebirth
  2. In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela
  3. Attack of the Killer App
  4. Proposition Infinity
  5. The Duh-Vinci Code
  6. Lethal Inspection
  7. The Late Philip J. Fry
  8. That Darn Katz!
  9. A Clockwork Origin
  10. The Prisoner of Benda
  11. Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences
  12. The Mutants Are Revolting
  13. The Futurama Holiday Spectacular
  14. The Silence of the Clamps
  15. Möbius Dick
  16. Law and Oracle
  17. Benderama
  18. The Tip of the Zoidberg
  19. Ghost in the Machines
  20. Neutopia
  21. Yo Leela Leela
  22. Fry Am the Egg Man
  23. All the Presidents' Heads
  24. Cold Warriors
  25. Overclockwise
  26. Reincarnation
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"Law and Oracle" is the one hundredth and fourth episode of Futurama, the sixteenth of the sixth production season and the fourth of the eighth broadcast season.

Story

Fed up with his go-nowhere job, Fry joins the police force.[2]

Production

During May and June 2011, Countdown to Futurama released three items of promotional material for the episode: concept art of the police station's future crimes division on 20 May, part of the storyboard showing Fry be pranked by Ipgee, Terry and Lou on 21 May, and a video clip showing Fry and URL in a light cycle chase in Circuit City on 16 June.

Image gallery

Additional Info

Trivia

  • This marks the first time that several character names are mentioned on the show, including Smitty, URL, and Hattie McDoogal, the latter whose last name is confirmed.
  • The high scores on the Delivery Command video game are:

Allusions

  • The title of the episode is a parody of the long-running NBC legal drama television series Law & Order.
  • Pickles, the colored balls, the screens controlled by hand movements, and the overall concept of trying people for crimes committed in the future, are all obvious references to the 2002 film Minority Report.
  • The opening scene is a direct reference to the opening scene of "Space Pilot 3000".
  • The SoundEffects 5000 is a direct parody of Sgt. Larvelle Jones from the Police Academy films. The sign in front of the police academy also states that they are not affiliated with Police Academy IV.
  • Bender and Leela make a delivery to the 3-D planet of Pandora, and Leela asks if they can use their avatars. This is an obvious parody of the 2009 3-D blockbuster James Cameron film Avatar.
A screenshot from the chase scene which is an obvious Tron parody.
  • Circuit City is a reference to the American retailer of the same name, Circuit City.
  • A light cycle chase scene in the episode, featuring Fry and URL in Circuit City, is an obvious reference to the 1982 science-fiction movie Tron and its sequel, Tron Legacy.
  • Fry makes two references to "Speed Buggy", a 1970's Hanna-Barbera cartoon similar to Scooby-Doo about a mystery-solving trio of teenagers and their talking car, Speed Buggy.
  • The Maltese Liquor is a reference to the priceless stuffed falcon known as the Maltese Falcon, which is also the subject of attempted thievery in the film of the same name.
  • After Fry is named "Executive Delivery Boy", Hermes whispers to Leela that "executive" is a meaningless title that helps people with low self esteem feel better about themselves. This is a fourth-wall break that mocks the numerous "Executive Producer" and "Co-Executive Producer" credits on the show, including a direct jab at Matt Groening and David X. Cohen whose "Executive Producer" credits appear right after Hermes finished talking.

Continuity

Goofs

  • Fat-bot is drawn with a closed grin on his face instead of a light-up mouth.

Characters

(In alphabetic order)

References