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*When Professor Farnsworth is under the influence of the herbal supplement, he is wearing purple glasses. The hippie parallel version of him in "[[The Farnsworth Parabox]]", Professor Freaksworth, wore purple glasses.
 
*When Professor Farnsworth is under the influence of the herbal supplement, he is wearing purple glasses. The hippie parallel version of him in "[[The Farnsworth Parabox]]", Professor Freaksworth, wore purple glasses.
 
*Fry uses high-{{cat|s=no|technology|tech}} communications devices to write "{{w|SOS|S.O.S.}}" on the surface of Omicron Persei 8. In "[[Obsoletely Fabulous]]", Bender uses rocks to write a help message on the surface of an {{cat|island}}.
 
*Fry uses high-{{cat|s=no|technology|tech}} communications devices to write "{{w|SOS|S.O.S.}}" on the surface of Omicron Persei 8. In "[[Obsoletely Fabulous]]", Bender uses rocks to write a help message on the surface of an {{cat|island}}.
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**Fry's distress signal is on screen at 14:14 into the episode. "Obsoletely Fabulous" is episode number 4ACV14. Thus the time of one of the moments at which the signal is on screen contains "Obsoletely Fabulous"' [[production]] code.
 
*A still from the episode is featured on the back cover for [[Volume 8]].
 
*A still from the episode is featured on the back cover for [[Volume 8]].
  

Revision as of 02:33, 24 January 2014

Season 7 episode
Broadcast season 10 episode
T.: The Terrestrial
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Jrrr and Fry sharing a laugh in the palace on Omicron Persei 8.
No.130
Production number7ACV16
Written byJosh Weinstein
Directed byLance Kramer
Title captionOne of the 77 Wonders of the Future World
First air date26 June, 2013
Broadcast numberS10E03
Title referenceThe 1982 Steven Spielberg film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Opening cartoonWot a Night
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

"T.: The Terrestrial" is the one hundred and thirtieth episode of Futurama, the sixteenth of the seventh production season and the third of the tenth broadcast season. It aired on 26 June, 2013, on Comedy Central. After being marooned on a distant planet, Fry is befriended by a young monster.

Story

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An invasion of Earth by Lrrr, and his son Jrrr, of Omicron Persei 8, ends with the headless clone of Agnew's death. A furious Richard Nixon imposes an embargo on their planet in retaliation, forbidding trade and communications with other planets. Due to the embargo, the Planet Express crew is sent to Omicron Persei 8 to harvest the "sacred weed of Omicron" for Professor Farnsworth's arthritis medication. Bender's electric field activates the herb's bioluminescence. The crew are nearly caught by the Omicronians and quickly escape, however Fry is stranded on the planet after being abandoned by Bender.

Jrrr discovers and befriends Fry, concealing him in his bedroom, and feeds him on his feces, which resemble Skittles. Due to the embargo, Fry is unable to communicate with Earth, but Jrrr helps him create a distress signal. Bender, feeling guilty for his actions, deceives Leela and the rest of the Planet Express crew into thinking Fry is still around using an answer machine recording of Fry. As his scheme becomes successful, it becomes increasingly elaborate. One night, Bender notices Fry's distress signal and steals the Planet Express ship so he can travel to Omicron Persei 8 to rescue him.

Lrrr discovers an extremely ill Fry in Jrrr's room, and commands his son to kill his friend. Jrrr escapes with Fry on a bicycle powered by love and takes him to a veterinarian, Drrr, where he reveals that he has also been drinking Fry's blood. Drrr prescribes sacred weed to Fry, but suggests euthanizing him. Lrrr manages to track down Jrrr and Fry, and repeats his order for Jrrr to kill him. Jrrr stands up to his father, winning his approval. Fry seemingly dies from his injuries, overwhelming Jrrr and Lrrr with sadness. Bender arrives, and his electric field causes the ingested herbs to glow and inexplicably revive Fry. Drrr explains that the electromagnetic intensity of Bender and Fry's friendship caused the herbs in Fry's bowel to luminesce with love. After saying goodbye, Fry and Bender return to Earth, where a romantic Leela unknowingly reveals just how far Bender went to cover up Fry's disappearance.

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.

Image Gallery

Additional Information

Trivia

  • This episode has a new shortened opening sequence that is unlike any other episodes to date. Unlike the usual abridged version found in Season 6, this sequence shows only one shot of the Planet Express ship flying and also has an opening cartoon.
  • The protagonist of The Finder Outer is a detective named Klaus Mandela, and "Klaus" is a German name. One of the protagonists of the American TV series The Bridge, which premiered exactly two weeks after the episode aired, is a detective played by German actress Diane Kruger.
  • When Professor Farnsworth is under the influence of the herbal supplement, he is wearing purple glasses. The hippie parallel version of him in "The Farnsworth Parabox", Professor Freaksworth, wore purple glasses.
  • Fry uses high-tech communications devices to write "S.O.S." on the surface of Omicron Persei 8. In "Obsoletely Fabulous", Bender uses rocks to write a help message on the surface of an island.
    • Fry's distress signal is on screen at 14:14 into the episode. "Obsoletely Fabulous" is episode number 4ACV14. Thus the time of one of the moments at which the signal is on screen contains "Obsoletely Fabulous"' production code.
  • A still from the episode is featured on the back cover for Volume 8.

Allusions

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Continuity

Goofs

  • Lrrr watches Earth TV live, but in "When Aliens Attack", it's stated that it takes a thousand years for signals to get to Omicron Persei 8.
    • Only transmissions from before 2208 travel at the old speed of light, [2ACV10] live transmissions are near-instant. Both sets of transmissions are presumably stopped at the blockade.
  • Fry does not recognise Lrrr's palace, even though he's been there before. [4ACV03] [4ACV17]
    • He may have forgotten since then.

Quotes

An E.T. skull in Jrrr's toy closet.

    Professor Farnsworth: Good news, everyone! I'm in terrible pain.

    Kif: Sir, there's an Omicronian ship requesting safe passage home.
    Zapp: Home, eh? That's where I live! Let 'em through the blockade.

    Hermes: Five-O! Five-O!
    Amy: Five what?
    Hermes: Five Omicronians!

    Leela: Bender. Do you know where Fry is? I haven't seen him since we got back from Omicron Persei 8.
    Bender: Fry?! You... just missed him. He went out to buy you flowers. Whatever kind you like best. 'Cuz he loves you and crap.

    Lrrr: Jrrr! How do I watch a funny on the YouTube?

    Jrrr: Can you save him?
    Drrr: I could, but he'd only live another 80 years at most. The humane thing is to put him to sleep.

    Lrrr: What's happening? Why's his butt glowing?
    Drrr: The electromagnetic intensity of the robot's friendship is causing the herbs in his bowels to bioluminesce with love. Prob'ly.

Appearances

(In alphabetic order)

Characters

Places

Miscellaneous

References

  1. ^ Jesse David Fox (05 February 2013). Watch a Preview of Futurama’s Seventh Season. (Vulture.com.) Retrieved on 17 August 2013.
  2. ^ Countdown to Futurama: Bender Boxing Fry. (Comedy Central's Tumblr page.) 07 May 2013. Retrieved on 26 June 2013.
  3. ^ Countdown to Futurama: Fry Captured in Omicronian Cage. (Comedy Central's Tumblr page.) 08 May 2013. Retrieved on 26 June 2013.
  4. ^ Countdown to Futurama: Jrrr Show’s Fry His Fleem [sic]. (Comedy Central's Tumblr page.) 09 May 2013. Retrieved on 19 June 2013.