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  • Title: Futurama – Forty Percent Leadbelly
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After meeting a famous folk singer while on a delivery to a maximum security prison, Bender (John Di Maggio) decides to get a duplicate guitar of the man’s famous guitar made and start his own career as a folk singer. Unable to write an authentic folk song, Bender takes Zoidberg‘s (Billy West) advice and live the railroad life (and steal others’ true experiences for his new “original” songs).

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Futurama – T.: The Terrestrial

by Alan Rapp on June 27, 2013

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After Lrr (Maurice LaMarche) pressures his son Jrr (Lauren Tom) into getting a planetary invasion merit badge by landing on Earth, forcing Nixon (Billy West) and Zapp Brannigan (West) to surrender, and destroying headless Agnew’s body, Nixon calls for a complete planetary embargo with Omicron Persei 8.

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Futurama – 2-D Blacktop

by Alan Rapp on June 20, 2013

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After another malfunction causes the Planet Express ship to crash again, Leela (Katey Sagal) has it towed away to the city dump. Refusing to let his “Bessie” go, Professor Fransworth (Billy West) sneaks into the dump and steals enough parts to salvage, and supe-up, the ship. Looking for a new direction, the Professor hooks up with a street racing crew (because… um, well why not?).

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Futurama – Naturama

by Alan Rapp on September 1, 2012

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In the season finale is presented as a series of vignettes from “Mutual of Omicron’s Wild Universe” as the Planet Express crew play roles of various animal species including a the life-cycle of school of salmon that follows the romance of fishy versions of Fry (Billy West), Leela (Katey Sagal) and Zapp Brannigan (West).

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Futurama – 31st Century Fox

by Alan Rapp on August 31, 2012

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Despite his recent interest in fox hunting Bender (John Di Maggio) becomes incensed after he discovers the hunters (led by guest-star Patrick Stewart) are actually hunting a robotic fox for sport. When his attempts to end robot cruelty and help Leela (Katey Sagal) protest the hunt fail, Bender decides to step in and rescue the fox. But Bender’s plan backfires when he finds himself the subject of the latest hunt.

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Futurama – Viva Mars Vegas

by Alan Rapp on August 25, 2012

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While the rest of the Planet Express crew heads to the Wongs’ new Native Martian casino Mars Vegas, Zoidberg (Billy West) finds his pathetic dumpster diving interrupted by the Robot Mafia who dump their stolen loot in his lap. Believing the $8 million in cash was a gift from God, Zoidberg joins his friends at the casino only to quickly lose the entire amount at roulette.

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Futurama – Near-Death Wish

by Alan Rapp on August 18, 2012

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After being disappointed yet again by Professor Farnsworth (Billy West) when he fails to show up to the Clippie Awards ceremony honoring the best delivery boys of the year, Fry (West) sets off with Lila (Katey Sagal) and Bender (John Di Maggio) to the Near-Death Star in search of other relatives, namely the Professor’s parents.

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Futurama – Free Will Hunting

by Alan Rapp on August 11, 2012

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Bender (John Di Maggio) becomes inconsolable when his short stint as part of a robot gang, and even shorter stint in college, leads him to understand that he lacks free will and the ability to determine his own fate. After all, how can he commit cool robberies if it is only a result of his predetermined programming?

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Futurama – Fun on a Bun

by Alan Rapp on August 4, 2012

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The Futurama crew takes the day off for Oktoberfest but Fry (Billy West) is saddened to find out the rowdy occassion has become a classy, more civilized, celebration since he last got drunk at one more than 1,000 years before. Despite the uptight surroundings Fry tries to party like it’s still 1999 which leads Leela (Katey Sagal) to break-up with him.

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  • Title: Futurama – The Six Million Dollar Mon
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After conducting the annual Planet Express employee performance review Hermes (Phil LaMarr) decides he’s the one who needs to be fired and is replaced by a bureaucratic computer. Feeling a bit lost Hermes decides what he really needs is robotic augmentation (complete with chest harpoon, Cylon-eye, and extendo-arm).

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