Coming off the high that was just having Futurama back with "Rebirth," we were treated to a second episode during the one hour season seven premiere on Comedy Central. The second episode "In-a-Gadda-Da-Leela," despite prominently featuring one of our favorite cartoon characters of all time, Zapp Brannigan, was simply not as strong as the first.
The episode definitely had a stronger plot than the first, with a standard Futurama doomsday scenario where the world, led by the underground President Nixon, called upon Professor Farnsworth to save day. This time around? Rather than a giant ball of garbage coming at Earth, it was a Star Wars-esque Death Sphere.
Unfortunately, the jokes just weren't as strong and some of the characters' actions just felt wrong and out-of-character to us. Like Leela jumping in way too quickly to sleep with Zapp, a man she's been rejecting for six seasons since their one night stand.
Didn't she just start dating Fry? Who just kind of stood there, while Zapp lied and cheated his way into his woman's pants, err leaf.
Professor: Let's see how crazy I am now, Nixon. The correct answer is very. | permalink
Dr. Zoidberg: Sure, who's brave enough to fly into something we all keep calling a death sphere?
Nixon: I say Brannigan!
Zapp: I say no!
Leela: I say me!
Nixon: I say Leela!
Leela: I say yes again!
Fry: I say no!
Zapp: I say I should join her!
Leela: But its only a one man craft... I say...
Zapp: There's only going to be one man. | permalink
Leela: Are you sure I have to sit in your lap?
Zapp: It'll help us achieve maximum thrust. | permalink
Fry: Does anyone else feel jealous, aroused, and worried? | permalink
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