We don't care how many husband-wife sitcom cliches Futurama used last night during "Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences," when you mask them behind two hideous aliens bent on galactic domination, they kill us every time. Especially when those aliens are the always hilarious Lrr and Ndnd.
In addition to the hilarious nagging wife jokes, Lrr got to shine on his own as he went through a much-too-short mid-life crisis with Bender leading the way. We could have gone for some better adventures with these two involved.
There were also plenty of material for nerd jokes with Comic Con 3010 kicking off the plot. We were big fans of Futurella, set in the year 4000, until those jerks at Fox streamlined the process and canceled it already. Didn't they see Groening potential beyond Simpsons??
In standard Futurama style, the episode actually ended up having a fairly clever science fiction ending, using Orson Welles' head and a War of the Worlds-style fake Earth invasion gone real to end things. Our only complaint was the transporter gun used by Ndnd was a little predictable.
Overall, it was a great episode centered around one of our favorite recurring characters. Now we just need to learn where we can pick up Fry's comic. Until then, we'll leave you with some Futurama quotes.
Narrator: Your key card may not open the Exercise Room, because someone smeared mystery on the lock. | permalink
Lrr: I'm Lrrr, ruler of the planet Omicron Persei 8. Can I crash on your couch? | permalink
Fry: What do you think of my comic?
Bender: Let me put it this way, after I leave here I'm getting a memory enema. | permalink
Lrr: You are hereby conquered. Please line up in order of how much beryllium it takes to kill you. | permalink
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