Futurama Season 8 Premiere Review: Foreclosure Follies
Futurama didn't disappoint last night, especially if you enjoy stereotypical men and women humor.
Once again, Planet Express was under some type of predicament, this time foreclosure. In response? Conrad had the brilliant idea of actually paying the mortgage. Such a simple solution, it just might work!
To pay off the debt on "Neutopia," the men decided to have a Girl of the Month calendar, while the women through they should use the ship as an airline. In the end, they didn’t have enough females and the airline idea had them crash-landing in a gender-neutral rock planet.
While the stereotypical jokes between genders have grown a bit tired over the years, much of what Futurama does is in the delivery. Putting its unique spin on things can even make the most tired jokes funny again.
It was fun to watch the men and women bicker, but I wish the gender swap lasted a little longer than a few minutes. It was easily the best part of the episode and it’s only plot device was to take semi pornographic pictures and pay off Planet Express’ debt.
But I did enjoy Bender covering himself provocatively in oil for his picture; it’s such typical Bender. I’ve missed it.
While not the greatest episode for a summer premiere, the following Futurama quotes gave me more than a few chuckles here:
Leela: Thank God most of our fans are huge perverts. | permalink
Fry: Never bet against me being stupid. | permalink
Leela: Remember Fry's idea to offer free delivery?
Fry: It got us a lot of customers!
Leela: We're a delivery company! | permalink
Amy: Attention passengers please remain seated until the plane comes to a complete crash. | permalink
Bender: In the event of a wormhole sendin' us back in time do not kill your parents. If you are traveling with small children help them not to kill you before not killing your own parents. | permalink
Conrad: Wait, I found a loophole in the mortgage. If we actually pay it, we can keep the building! | permalink
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