A Leela of Her Own

Season 4, Ep 10, Aired 4/7/02
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  • Episode Description
  • When Leela is signed to the New New York Mets, she is thrilled to be the first female major league blernsball player. Drawing huge crowds at the games, Leela believes she is an inspirational role model to all women. What she doesn't realize is, she has such a following because she is the worst blernsball player to ever play the game.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Herman

    Mayor Poopenmayer, Professor Ogden Wernstrum, Scruffy, Toronga Morris, Larry, Dwayne, Various

  • Katey Sagal

    Turanga Leela, Various

  • Billy West

    Philip J. Fry, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Dr. John Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Leo Wong, Various

  • Lauren Tom

    Amy Wong, Inez Wong, Various

  • Tress MacNeille

    Mom, Linda the Newscaster, Various

  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • Leela is a blernsball player for the New New York Mets and is thrilled to be known as the first female national league blernsball player

    By tigerdude22, Sep 11, 2011

  • This is a sweet episode.

    By ian_ralph12345, Jul 04, 2006

  • great episode

    By Blind_Legend, Jun 24, 2008

  • Leela unknowingly gains an undeserved reputation in this piece of kitsch.

    By BobbyHeffley, Sep 19, 2007

  • One of the best in the entire series.

    By Iverson82094, Feb 19, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (61)

    • (After hitting a Sinoid in the head with the ball) Leela: Sorry, I have a problem with Depth-Peception. Signoid: Yep, me too now.

    • Aaron Sr.: Well, at least you're still the worst football player of all time. Aaron Jr.: Yeah. Yeah.

    • Leela: Jackie. I guess you were right. I'm a lousy role model. I'm sorry. Jackie: No, don't be. It turns out you were an inspiration after all. Leela: I was? Jackie: Uh-huh. You were so awful that women everywhere set out to prove they don't stink as bad as you. You know, like a pig or something. Leela: Oh, that's so kind of you. I guess I made a difference after all. Jackie: You absolutely did, Leela. Now please, please retire. Immediately.

    • Uecker: Remember, fans, this exciting moment is brought to you by Month Old Franks, the hotdogs with experience! Mmm-mmm!

    • Leela: Keep cool. She's just like any other player. She puts on her sports bra one arm at a time.

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    Notes (3)

    • Leela takes advice on Blurnsball from a descendant of Hank Aaron. He wears an Atlanta uniform, but instead of it having a tomahawk on it, like there would be for a Braves jersey, it has a trident. This is a reference to the episode The Deep South, where it is revealed that the city of Atlanta was moved to the middle of the ocean where it sank to the bottom of the sea.

    • Abner Doubledeal, Owner of the Ultimate Robot Fighting League from the Season 2 episode Raging Bender, makes a return. He is now the owner of the NNY Mets (the character's name is mentioned in the DVD commentary).

    • Dawnn Lewis returns to the show, however, not voicing LaBarbara Conrad this time but Jackie Anderson, the world's best female blernsball player. LaBarbara and Hermes Conrad's son Dwight are seen in this episode however during the original Blernsball game in the park, playing for the Planet Express team.

    Trivia (11)

    • Hank Aaron, Sr. speaks to Fry and calls himself the "Home Run King". However, this became an anachronism when San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds hit his 756th career home run on August 7, 2007.

    • After Leela vows to become the best blernsball player of all time, Hermes says that it's impossible, because she hasn't recorded an out in 77 innings. Innings are measured by outs, where pitching an inning is equivalent to three hours. If Leela hadn't recorded an out, she actually wouldn't have pitched any innings. Explanation: The above is how baseball is scored, but the rules/stats of blernsball have been shown to be undecipherable.

    • Opening theme promotion: SCRATCH HERE TO REVEAL PRIZE.

    • All the players have fractions as player numbers, now that all the whole numbers have been retired.

    • When Hank Aaron XXIV drinks out of Wade Boggs' jar, you see Boggs wearing a Boston Red Sox hat. When he retired in 1999, he was a member of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, plus a member of the Yankees for several years. He should be retired with a Tampa Bay hat. Response: This isn't a rule by any means - in fact Wade Boggs is in the Hall of Fame as a Red Sox player.

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    Allusions (14)

    • Bob Uecker: I haven't seen play this bad since the days of Bob Uecker. During his broadcasts of Milwaukee Brewers baseball games Uecker often makes reference to his own mediocre abilities as a player.

    • Fenway Park: Home of the Green Monster When we look into the stadium a large green monster is playing an organ. This is a reference to the left field wall in Fenway Park, known as the Green Monster due to its significant height.

    • Abner Doubleday The name of the owner of the NNY Mets, Abner Doubledeal, is a play on the name Abner Doubleday, the supposed inventor of the game of baseball.

    • Leela exclaims that she's finally a pitcher not a belly-itcher. This is based on a popular fan insult, "We want a pitcher, not a belly itcher."

    • Behind the batter before Leela's first pitch with the Mets, you can see a Gork 3:16 sign held by a guy with a rainbow wig. This is a reference to the rainbow man who wore a rainbow Afro and looked for video cameras to show his John 3:16 signs in a way to spread the word of Jesus Christ.

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