Futurama Review: "Law and Oracle"

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I’m glad I wasn’t the only one wondering why Bender would actually share alcohol with anyone.

I enjoyed Fry as a police officer this week (alright, it was mostly because of his robot partner). But I really enjoyed the amount of homages "Law and Oracle" paid tribute to: Tron, Avatar, Law and Order and Minority Report.

Fry as an Officer

From the light cycles and Schrödinger's cat shout-out, to the ridiculous dances and movements Fry did to operate his Minority Report command center, I loved each and every reference.

I’m glad Futurama pointed out some of the absolutely ridiculously clichés 3D movies have come to adopt, as well. There was the typical object flying out of the screen way and the frequent reminder to wear the glasses, among others.

All in all, "Law and Oracle" was another solid episode. Heck, I could have gone for even more homages. But I won't complain.

Below are some of my favorite Futurama quotes from the episode:

Professor: In any case, I've improved on Fry by sticking some wheels on a board. | permalink
Police Chief: Ever hear of the future crimes division?
Fry: Tomorrow I have! | permalink
Bender: In order to fix your leaky roof I'll need to spend two or three hours down here in the wine cellar. | permalink
Fry: Executive?
Conrad: It's a meaningless title, but it makes insecure people feel better about themselves.
Fry: I feel better about myself! | permalink

Law and Oracle Review

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Futurama Season 8 Episode 4 Quotes

There will be no promotions unless somebody dies. And even then only if we can't bring them back as a zombie like Scruffy.

Conrad

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