Murder on the Planet Express

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Season 7 episode
Broadcast season 10 episode
Murder on the Planet Express
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Zoidberg and Hermes being alerted that something is coming.
No.138
Production number7ACV24
Written byLewis Morton
Directed byFrank Marino
Title caption#1 Rated Show in Universe 3
First air date21 August, 2013
Broadcast numberS10E11
Title referenceThe 1934 Agatha Christie novel Murder on the Orient Express
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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
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"Murder on the Planet Express" is the one hundred and thirty-eighth episode of Futurama, the twenty-fourth of the seventh production season and the eleventh of the tenth broadcast season. It aired on 21 August, 2013, on Comedy Central. The crew get trapped aboard the ship with a horrific alien creature.

Plot

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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.

On 14 August, Comedy Central released a two-minute preview clip featuring the crew picking up Blorgulax.[2]

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Trivia

  • After Bender denies having polished his ass with Fry's toothbrush, Fry's eyes narrow. An image of Fry with narrowed eyes in "The Lesser of Two Evils" became popular as an internet meme.
  • When Dan McMasters introduces himself to the crew, all three of the pairs that are fighting — Fry and Bender, Leela and Amy, and Hermes and Zoidberg — are separated by two crew members.
  • Fry and Bender name their winning combination "Friender". "Friender" is also the name of the Fry/Bender merger in one of the special features on the D.V.D. for Bender's Game.
  • Bender asks Fry what the square root of 2345.4 is. The answer is approximately 48.43.
  • The word "blorg" was previously used in "Reincarnation".
  • It's implied that Professor Farnsworth may have hired Bender to steal Fry's kidney for his transplant, as they are from the same bloodline.[1ACV01]

Allusions

Click here to see cultural mentions made in this episode.

Continuity

Goofs

  • In this episode Bender is completely hollow, but in previous ones only his chest compartment was hollow and the rest of him was full of circuitry.
  • Bender shouldn't reshape with Fry in him, as it's impossible for Fry to be strong enough to reshape the metal.
    • The metal that Bender is made of may for some reason be extremely soft now.

Quotes

The Fry/Bender merger in one of the special features on the D.V.D. for Bender's Game.

    Hermes: Enough of this foolishness! Amazingly, I too set up a spy camera, to catch Zoidberg stealin' my lunch.

    Dan McMasters: So I hear we've been having some trust issues, huh? Well, for the next week... we'll be doing hundreds of trust falls from every possible height and level of gravity.
    Bender: Or we could not do that.

    Dan McMasters: Hello Planet Express! I'm Dan McMasters, and I'll be your retreat leader for a week of fun and personal empowerment!
    Professor Farnsworth: [looking annoyed at the crew] I hope you're happy!

    Bender: Fry. You saved my ass out there.
    Fry: Aw... I couldn't let anything happen to something that shiny.

    Scruffy: I weren't fooled. The real professor—
    [The professor eats Scruffy.]

    [Leela opens up a cabinet full of weapons inside the Planet Express ship and takes a rifle from inside; stood around her are Fry, Bender, Amy and Zoidberg.]
    Leela: It's time we solved this problem the old fashioned way. By shooting it!
    Bender: Wait, wait, wait, wait, you can't give everybody guns! What if one of us is the creature? It could be any of us: [The camera pans to each character as Bender calls out their name.] Fry. Leela. Amy. Zoidberg. [The camera pans to another Zoidberg stood next to the original.] Zoidberg.
    [Everyone gasps and backs away.]

Appearances

(In alphabetic order)

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Miscellaneous

References

  1. ^ Jesse David Fox (05 February 2013). Watch a Preview of Futurama’s Seventh Season. (Vulture.com.) Retrieved on 23 June 2013.
  2. ^ Team Building Retreat - Video Clip. (Comedy Central.) Retrieved on 08 August 2013.
  3. ^ Countdown to Futurama: Alien Form. (Comedy Central's Tumblr page.) 05 June 2013. Retrieved on 05 June 2013.
  4. ^ Countdown to Futurama: Alien Sneaking Up Behind Bender. (Comedy Central's Tumblr page.) 06 June 2013. Retrieved on 06 June 2013.
  5. ^ Countdown to Futurama: Fry with a Monster Mouth. (Comedy Central's Tumblr page.) 07 June 2013. Retrieved on 07 June 2013.