My Three Suns

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Season 1 episode
My Three Suns
My Three Suns.jpg
Production number1ACV07
Written by[[J. Stewart Burns]][[Category:Episodes written by J. Stewart Burns|My Three Suns]]
Directed by[[Jeffery Lynch
Kevin O'Brien]][[Category:Episodes directed by Jeffery Lynch
Kevin O'Brien|My Three Suns]]
Title captionPresented in Double Vision
(Where drunk)
First air date4 May, 1999
Broadcast numberS01E07
Title referenceThe TV show My Three Sons
Opening cartoon"The Impractical Joker"


Season 1
  1. Space Pilot 3000
  2. The Series Has Landed
  3. I, Roommate
  4. Love's Labours Lost in Space
  5. Fear of a Bot Planet
  6. A Fishful of Dollars
  7. My Three Suns
  8. A Big Piece of Garbage
  9. Hell Is Other Robots
  10. A Flight to Remember
  11. Mars University
  12. When Aliens Attack
  13. Fry and the Slurm Factory
Season 2 →

"My Three Suns" is the seventh episode of Futurama and of the first season. It aired 4 May, 1999. Fry becomes the emperor of Trisol through random lucky occurrences, at the expense of Leela's displeasure with Fry's reckless behaviour. This episode also establishes Bender's dreams of becoming a chef.

The Story

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Act I: "Goin through the bot wash..."

Bender goes through an automatic robot wash, much like a typical car wash, while dancing and singing a modified version of the song "Going Through the Car Wash." After he gets out, however, it starts to rain.

Act II: "A Mouthwatering Neptunian slug!"

Fry and Leela catch Bender watching Elzar's cooking show on the TV at Planet Express. He admits he wants to become a chef Hermes tells him he noted that they're paying him to do nothing but loaf about on the couch and has to start doing something or he's fired, so Bender decides to be the cook of the ship. He takes Fry and Leela down to Little Neptune to buy ingredients for his first meal. Fry is distracted by a "organ seller" and wants to buy some gills but need to give the seller his own lungs. When he's about cutting Fry, Leela kicks the seller and they get out of there. When they get back, the professor sends them on a mission to the planet Trisol in the Forbidden Zone, deep in the heart of the Galaxy of Terror. On the way Bender prepares a full of salt meal, which the crew finds inedible. When they arrive, Fry drinks a strange bottle of blue water - which turns out to be an Emperor.

Act III: "You drank our emperor!"

Having accidentally assassinated the Emperor, the Trisolians make Fry their new Emperor. Fry appoints Bender as his Prime Minister, and refuses to leave despite Leela's warnings. During his coronation, the former emperor begins to glow and speak from Fry's stomach. The Trisolians attack Fry, intending to cut him apart to free the Emperor. He flees with his friends, and they lock themselves in the Emperor's chambers.

Act IV: "Fry must die!"

As the Trisolians attempt to break through the door, Fry's friends try to make Fry cry the Emperor out. Fry is unable to cry, until he finally apologizes and asks Leela for help. She saves him - by beating the crap out of him until he cries the Emperor out from pain.

Additional Info


  • This is the first episode to be rated TV14.
  • Trisol is probably a compound of "tri-" (three) and "sol" (sun).


  • Bender's apron, which reads "To Serve Man," is a reference to an episode of "The Twilight Zone", in which the statement's apparent meaning, being servile to man, is in fact wrong. The statement is actually the title of a cookbook, thus serving man for dinner.
  • The entire scene in Little Neptune seems to be a somewhat vague reference to Chalmun's Cantina scene in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Both seem seedy, have a menagerie of robot and alien denizens, and both feature the main characters going into a place that sell food. Also, the scene where Fry is saved by Leela from the Organ Dealer and his accomplice is similar to when Obi-Wan Kenobi saves Luke Skywalker from Cornelius Evazan and Ponda Baba.


Two-armed freak.


    Fry: That's the saltiest thing I've ever tasted. And I once ate a big, heaping bowl of salt!

    Amy: Bender, is this salt-water?
    Bender: It's salt with water in it, if that's what you mean.

    Bender: I don't like you, and you don't like me...
    Leela: I like you.
    Bender: You do?!

    Bender: There was nothing wrong with that food, I used 10% less than a lethal dose.
    Dr. Zoidberg: Uh oh, I shouldn't have had seconds.

Alien Language Sightings

Location: poster
Language: AL1
Translation: boxing

Location: head shop sign
Language: AL1
Translation: (below open sign) open

Location: head shop sign
Language: AL1
Translation: (under the doorbell) ring

Location: Televideo machine
Language: AL1
Translation: (on the number pad) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Location: Televideo machine
Language: AL1
Translation: (underneath the machine) televideo

Location: Shop Sign
Language: AL1
Translation: ?arket

Location: Sign
Language: AL1
Translation: don't drink the emperor


(In alphabetic order)

Episode Credits