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Season 6 episode
Broadcast season 7 episode
Proposition Infinity
6ACV04 Kif and Amy.jpg
A preview screen cap of Kif and Amy
No.92
Production number6ACV04
Written byMichael Rowe
Directed byCrystal Chesney-Thompson
Title captionDictated But Not Read
First air date8 July, 2010
Broadcast numberS07E04
Special guest(s)George Takei
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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This article is about episode. For ballot, see Proposition ∞.

"Proposition Infinity" is the ninety-second episode of Futurama, the fourth of the sixth production season and the seventh broadcast season. It aired 8 July 2010 on Comedy Central. It guest stars George Takei as himself. After a break-up with Kif, Amy gets together with Bender in a frowned upon robosexual relationship.

The Story

Act I: "I'm not just some piece of tofu, Amy!"

New New York's walls are hit by a mysterious vandal, revealed to be Bender. Bender is caught vandalizing the back of URL, a police officer, and swiftly arrested. Bender calls Amy, who has been fighting with Kif all night, to bail him out of jail. She agrees, then enters the police station with Kif to bail Bender out. While in line to get discharged, Amy is hit on by an inmate and flirts back with him. This shocks Kif, as the man is a criminal, and his reaction irritates Amy. Kif tells her she's attracted to "bad boys", which he is not. Amy disagrees, but then flirts with another inmate who actually threatens her life. Kif, still hurt by Amy's flirtations, tells Amy they're through.

The break up severely upsets Amy and to make her feel better, Leela, Fry, and Bender take her to Forbidden Planet Hollywood. Bender repeatedly tells her to shut up and makes fun of her all night. Amy tells him to back off, saying he should be afraid of what she did to the last person that told her to shut up: sexual intercourse. After this, Amy and Bender discover a mutual attraction for each other. They enter into a taboo robosexual relationship, so they keep quiet about it, even to friends. Their co-workers grow suspicious but think nothing of it.

Act II: "Oh, the humanity! Also Bender!"

On the Planet Tornadus, the crew, collecting tornado wind for the Professor's entry for the County Fair, is shocked to learn that Bender and Amy are missing. They discover their clothes flying around in the tube with the tornado winds, so the Professor shuts off the machine, and when the winds die down, the crew is shocked to see Bender and Amy making love. Professor immediately disapproves, whereas the rest of the crew accepts Bender and Amy's relationship. Amy thanks them, as she knows she can't tell her family. However, this is exactly what Professor does; he calls Leo and Inez, Amy's parents. He also calls the Robot Pastor for Bender. While at her parent's Mars ranch, Amy is saved by Fry, who poses as her new beau. Amy saves Bender from the camp the Robot Pastor sent him to. They go back to the Planet Express building, where Bender proposes to Amy.

Act III: "I'm just glad I didn't live to see this day"

The Professor reminds them that robosexual marriage is illegal in New New York. To fight against this, Bender and Amy launch a campaign, Proposition ∞, for the legalization of robosexual marriage. In days before the election, Prop. ∞ support slumps in the polls. Amy loses hope, but Bender says they'll win following his debate tonight against Professor Farnsworth. Bender gives a heartfelt speech and the audience applauds. The Professor follows with his rebuttal, beginning with a flashback. He was in love with a fellow scientist named Eunice, and, 43 years later, discovered her in bed with First Robot Capable of Qualifying for a Boat Loan (or a similar robot) . This doesn't impress the audience, who despise the Professor for hating robosexuals simply because his girlfriend slept with a robot. He then admits that she WAS a robot, named Unit, who slept with another robot. Farnsworth's heart was broken, so he took his anger out on other robosexuals. After admitting the truth, the Professor withdraws his argument and fully backs Prop. ∞. The next day, Prop. ∞ is approved. Amy is ecstatic, saying she and Bender can have a normal, monogamous marriage now. Upon hearing the word monogamous, Bender leaves Amy for two robot hookers, while Amy goes back to Kif, who became a bad boy for her.

Production

This episode and the second episode of the sixth season also feature coarser language which would previously not be possible on FOX.[1] Some wonder if this could hurt Futurama's possible return to FOX,[1] though it's still possible for FOX to show the episodes if they were to censor the language, as they do with Family Guy and American Dad.

Reception

In its original American broadcast, "Proposition Infinity" was viewed by an estimated 2.013 million households with a 1.0 rating/3% share in the 18-49 demographic going down one tenth of a point from last weeks, "Attack of the Killer App".[2]


Additional info

Trivia

  • Todd said that it was the Canadian Independence Day, which fall the 1st July. That could mean the episode would be aired earlier.
  • Kif said that he is actually related to the sea cucumber. This makes many fans learn that Kif is not a toad or a jellyfish even though Kif's species are tadpoles when infants like a frog and he has no spine and is very squishy like a jellyfish.

Allusions

  • The story and the title of the episode is inspired by California's Proposition 8,[3] which was an amendment to Californian Constitution that banned same-sex marriage.
  • The house in the tornado is a reference to a scene from The Wizard of Oz.
  • The half-black / half-white "interracial" couple shown in the protest scene is taken from the Star Trek episode "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield".
  • The characters mention that robosexual marriage is legal in Space Massachusetts.
  • The Wong ranch has a sign with the text "No Brokebacking" in reference to the homosexual cowboys in the 2005 film Brokeback Mountain.
  • The concept of moving tattoos is a reference to "The Illustrated Man" by Ray Bradbury.
  • URL says, "Mama said, 'Spock you out.'" This is a reference to the LL Cool J song "Mama Said Knock You Out" as well as the character of Spock from Star Trek.
  • The Nixon's Head "Despair" poster is a paordy of Shepard Fairey's iconic Obama "Hope" poster.
  • Linda describes Channel √2's coverage as "Fair and Balanced", the same slogan of conservative news channel, Fox News.
  • The advertisement against robosexual marriage is a parody of the infamous "storm is gathering" ad for the National Organization for Marriage.
  • The logo used by Camp Rectifier is a diode bridge, which converts an AC (alternating current) signal to a DC (direct current) one.

Quotes

    Leela: I thought circusitis only affected children.
    Hermes: Children of all ages.

    Leo Wong: Come home, Amy! It your decision! We can't make you! [Lassos her in.] Attagirl!

    George Takei's Head: [After hearing Bender's debate speech.] I haven't heard such an eloquent speech since Bill Shatner explained why he couldn't pay me back.

Goofs

  • Bender apparently stole Lassie's head in the Forbidden Planet Hollywood. However it was already said in "Jurassic Bark" that Lassie was in the Louvre.
    • Several dogs have played Lassie over the years, though.
    • And he could have been moved from the Louvre since.
    • The closed captions had lines that were not spoken. Something to the effect of "Where am I? Is this TBS?" suggesting that Conan O'Brien originally had a cameo.
  • It is said that marriage between horses and ghosts is legal. But, according to "The Honking", the last ghost is dead for over 200 years.
    • This can be answered by the fact that it speaks about human ghosts. It could be another species's ghosts.
    • This could also be that Hermes was only referring to the human ghosts in the location of the mansion.
  • Most of the crew's opinions on robosexuality is different from previous episodes, such as "I Dated a Robot".
    • As the story takes place several years after I Dated a Robot the crew may have simply changed their minds on the subject.
    • Also it could be related to the fact that the robots shown to be robosexual, are all actual robots, not built for the purpose of dating a particular human nor are their personalities and looks based off of a human.
  • In "Slaves of New New York!" the Hydroponic Farmer forced Gil to marry the Crushinator, however the fictional characters had not been seem as human and the entire Crossover Crisis is not seen as canon.

Characters

(In alphabetic order)

References

  1. ^ Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named supercon-info
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "A parody of Prop 8, with Bender and Amy wanting a robosexual wedding. There is a Prop Infinity attempt to stop them."
    Perkis, Ed (25 July 2009). "Comic Con: Futurama Ignores Controversy, Promises To Take On Twitter". Cinema Blend. Retrieved on 26 July 2009.