This week's episode of Futurama, "Lethal Inspection," certainly tried to tug at the heart strings at is put together the unlikely pairing of Hermes and Bender on an adventure with a nice little twist ending. I mean, it was no "Jurassic Bark," but it definitely had its sappy moment.
The Sith War intro? Terrible. Sure the concept of parodying the Civil War re-enactment and using a cardboard cutout over a real spaceship was funny, but most of the scene was just a miss. Luckily that quickly led way to a discussion of mortality, naturally, and thus our storyline.
The adventure itself was loaded with some great jokes whether they were obvious, on-screen jokes like the robots killing themselves, or the more subtle pause-worthy ones like Inspector #5 living on Avenida Con Pollo. We could list all of our favorites here, but that's what our Futurama quotes are for after the jump.
Overall, it was a pretty decent episode and just further proof that this show deserved to come back. There's been far more hits than misses at this point in the season and we can't wait to see what else Groening and company have in store for us.
We know our rating might seem high for this episode, but Baby Bender gave the episode some serious bonus points. We don't care how wildly ridiculous the notion of robots being born babies are. It's cute and Futurama has shown him in baby form before. Now all we care about is where to buy one and we'll go load up the baby bottles with booze.
Fry: How much longer does he have?
Professor: Between a minute and a billion years. | permalink
Bender: I'm immortal.
Amy: How come you scream so much when you're in danger?
Bender: I never said I wasn't a drama queen. | permalink
Hermes: They have phones in booths now? Finally, now I don't have to lug this cell phone around. | permalink
Leela: So many papers, not enough hiding plants! | permalink
Leela: You make it look so easy.
Hermes: I've smoked a lot of paperwork in my day. | permalink
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