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=== Act IV: "Take me to your leader!" ===
 
=== Act IV: "Take me to your leader!" ===
Everyone else returns with the Buggalo. The Wongs call in [[Zapp Brannigan]] to rescue Amy. The Professor sends his crew along again. They make their way to [[Mars#The Great Stone Face of Mars|The Great Stone Face of Mars]], the only entrance to the [[Martian Reservation]] on that side of the planet (meaning they cannot enter through the Great Stone Ass of Mars), and are followed by Betsy. Brannigan performs his usual poor attempts at negotiation and the Martians call another sandstorm to destroy the planet that they can't get back, then pull Amy into the storm. [[Kif]] flys [[Betsy]] to save her, which calms the Martians, who request Kif smoke the peace pipe with them.
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Everyone else returns with the Buggalo. The Wongs call in [[Zapp Brannigan]] to rescue Amy. The Professor sends his crew along again. They make their way to the [[great stone face of Mars]], the only entrance to the [[Martian Reservation]] on that side of the planet (meaning they cannot enter through the [[great stone ass of Mars]]), and are followed by Betsy. Brannigan performs his usual poor attempts at negotiation and the Martians call another sandstorm to destroy the planet that they can't get back, then pull Amy into the storm. [[Kif]] flys [[Betsy]] to save her, which calms the Martians, who request Kif smoke the peace pipe with them.
  
 
=== Act V: "Oh, monkey trumpets!" ===
 
=== Act V: "Oh, monkey trumpets!" ===
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*The "Barbecue's Over" sound the wind makes when the Martians attack is actually [[Billy West]] and [[John DiMaggio]] doing Tuvan throat singing.
 
*The "Barbecue's Over" sound the wind makes when the Martians attack is actually [[Billy West]] and [[John DiMaggio]] doing Tuvan throat singing.
 
*The face on Mars is a reference to the actual perceived "{{w|Cydonia (region of Mars)|Face on Mars}}".
 
*The face on Mars is a reference to the actual perceived "{{w|Cydonia (region of Mars)|Face on Mars}}".
*The Martian crying when [[Zapp Brannigan|Zapp]] throws a Slurm can is a reference to the famous {{w|Keep America Beautiful}}'s "Crying Indian" commercial from 1971 which raised awareness about pollution (and has similarly been parodied on the season nine ''Simpsons'' episode "Trash of the Titans").
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*The Martian crying when [[Zapp Brannigan|Zapp]] throws a [[Slurm]] can is a reference to the famous {{w|Keep America Beautiful}}'s "Crying Indian" commercial from 1971 which raised awareness about pollution (and has similarly been parodied on the {{s|season 9|season-9}} ''[[The Simpsons|Simpsons]]'' episode "Trash of the Titans").
  
 
=== Continuity ===
 
=== Continuity ===

Revision as of 23:16, 3 March 2014

Season 3 episode
Broadcast season 4 episode
Where the Buggalo Roam
Where the Buggalo Roam.jpg
No.42
Production number3ACV10
Written byJ. Stewart Burns
Directed byPat Shinagawa
Title captionKrafted with luv
by monsters
First air date3 March, 2002
Broadcast numberS04E06
Title referenceA lyric in the song Home on the Range
Opening cartoon"The Emerald Isle"
Additional
Commentary
(Transcript)
Transcript

Pictures

Season 3
  1. Amazon Women in the Mood
  2. Parasites Lost
  3. A Tale of Two Santas
  4. The Luck of the Fryrish
  5. The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz
  6. Bendless Love
  7. The Day the Earth Stood Stupid
  8. That's Lobstertainment!
  9. The Cyber House Rules
  10. Where the Buggalo Roam
  11. Insane in the Mainframe
  12. The Route of All Evil
  13. Bendin' in the Wind
  14. Time Keeps on Slippin'
  15. I Dated a Robot
  16. A Leela of Her Own
  17. A Pharaoh to Remember
  18. Anthology of Interest II
  19. Roswell that Ends Well
  20. Godfellas
  21. Future Stock
  22. The 30% Iron Chef
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"Where the Buggalo Roam" is the forty-second episode of Futurama, the tenth of the third production season and the sixth of the fourth broadcast season. It aired on 3 March, 2002, on Fox. On Mars, Leo and Inez Wong find their entire cattle gone, stolen by the Native Martians, a mission to retrieve them resolves in the capture of Amy and a new mission is arranged by Zapp Brannigan to get Amy back.

The Story

Act I: "I broke your television!"

The PE crew goes to Mars (Mightiest of Planets) to visit Amy's parents at the Wong Ranch for Mars Day. The Wongs invite the crew in, and Zoidberg makes himself at home. The crew goes on a tour of the ranch, and Leo Wong reveals that the Wongs own the entire western hemisphere. Amy is reunited with Betsy, her pet Buggalo. Betsy is to be eaten at Amy's wedding. The Nimbus orbits Mars, and Zapp helps Kif prepare for meeting the Wongs. At the Mars Day celebration, Bender chats with the DJ, and Leo barbecues various animal parts. Inez Wong explains that Mars Day commemorates the day that Sir Reginald Wong bought Mars from the Martians for the price of one bead. Amy introduces Kif to R.J., who appears to be her ex-boyfriend. R.J. forces Kif to have a cigarette, and Kif starts coughing before it's even lit. Kif laments his difficulty impressing Amy's parents.

Act II: "What's that weird sound?"

After Amy tries to console Kif, saying her parents didn't see him puke, a dust storm rages, accompanied by a strange sound, so everyone heads inside. After the storm finishes, and Leo ensures nobody wants a lawsuit, they notice that the Buggalo all disappeared in the storm. Zoidberg has decided the Wongs are his parents, much to their disgust. Kif takes the responsibility of saving the Buggalo, though Leo and Inez are not comforted.

Act III: "My turn to tell a ghost story!"

Kif plans to take the remaining Buggalo (Betsy) on a cattle drive to find the rustlers. The Professor, noting the likelihood of death, sends Fry, Leela and Bender along. That night they camp on Olympus Mons. The group attempts to scare each other with ghost stories, Fry seems to know them all and tells the scariest. Amy appears so that she can be with Kif. Kif and Amy find the Buggalo in the crater of the volcano and Kif uses explosives to get them out. Another sandstorm begins, sucking everyone up into the vortex. The Native Martians reveal themselves on their flying Buggalo, and tell of their plan to ruin the Wong family by stealing the Buggalo. On learning that Amy is a Wong, they decide to kidnap her instead.

Act IV: "Take me to your leader!"

Everyone else returns with the Buggalo. The Wongs call in Zapp Brannigan to rescue Amy. The Professor sends his crew along again. They make their way to the great stone face of Mars, the only entrance to the Martian Reservation on that side of the planet (meaning they cannot enter through the great stone ass of Mars), and are followed by Betsy. Brannigan performs his usual poor attempts at negotiation and the Martians call another sandstorm to destroy the planet that they can't get back, then pull Amy into the storm. Kif flys Betsy to save her, which calms the Martians, who request Kif smoke the peace pipe with them.

Act V: "Oh, monkey trumpets!"

Kif actually manages to smoke without gagging, but then is patted on the back and coughs up smoke. The Martians prepare to kill Kif with the bead they traded the planet for and are surprised to learn that it is a gigantic diamond, worth a fortune. They abandon the planet, because it's a dump, and head off to find a new planet. The Wongs are told what happened, but think it couldn't have been Kif and praise Zapp instead. Leo and Inez finally kick Zoidberg, the son they neither had nor wanted, out of the building. Kif learns that it is a good thing Amy's parents don't like him, Amy saying that "If they liked you, then I woudn't. Do you know anything about girls?".

Additional Info

Trivia

  • Leo Wong mentions that the Wongs own 17.9 billion acres, which is an accurate calculation of half the surface area of Mars.
  • The leaf on Inez Wong's hat is supposedly a marijuana leaf.
    • This refers back to Leela's quote in "Mars University": "They planted traditional college foliage; ivy, trees, hemp. Soon the whole planet was terraformed."
  • Olympus Mons is indeed the tallest volcano in the solar system.
  • This is the only episode or comic of Futurama to not feature New New York until "Naturama" and "Saturday Morning Fun Pit".

Allusions

  • The arrows used by the Martians look like the lightsaber blades from Star Wars and produce similar sound effects.
  • The "Barbecue's Over" sound the wind makes when the Martians attack is actually Billy West and John DiMaggio doing Tuvan throat singing.
  • The face on Mars is a reference to the actual perceived "Face on Mars".
  • The Martian crying when Zapp throws a Slurm can is a reference to the famous Keep America Beautiful's "Crying Indian" commercial from 1971 which raised awareness about pollution (and has similarly been parodied on the season-9 Simpsons episode "Trash of the Titans").

Continuity

Quotes

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    Martian Chief: With cash like this, who's going to argue? Nobody, that's who.

    Leo: Oh no! Martians kidnap Amy! I know it them, cause they no use good gramma.

    Zapp: I didn't realize you were bringing your girlfriend Lieutenant. *snickers*
    Kif: *sigh* She won't leave me alone.
    Zapp: Did I say "girlfriend"? She sounds more like a wife!
    [A tumble weed rolls past.]

    Kif: The rustlers must have seen me coming and run off, scared.
    Amy: Oh, Kif! You're so brave!
    Kif: [nervous] Sh! They'll hear us!

    Leela: Wow, look at that: Olympus Mons, the tallest volcano in the solar system.
    Fry: Where?
    Leela: Right in front of you.
    Fry: Oh. Oh!

Goofs

  • Amy's parents seem to have completely forgotten that they were the ones who introduced Amy to Kif in the first place.
  • When Amy does marry Kif in The Beast with a Billion Backs, Betsy isn't eaten.
    • Although Amy and Kif don't actually have a wedding, they have a Fonfon rubok, which would explain why Betsy isn't eaten.
  • While Olympus Mons is the tallest volcano in the Solar System, it actually has very slight slope and doesn't look like a normal Earth mountain if one is on or close to it. Climbing Olympus Mons would be most similar to walking up on a very slightly inclined plane.
    • This issue was addressed in the episode as an inside joke.

Characters

(In alphabetic order)

Episode Credits