Futurama

Love and Rocket

Season 4, Ep 4, Aired 2/10/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Professor Farnsworth secures a lucrative contract with Romanticorp, the company known for making heart shaped candies with sayings on them. With the contract, the Professor is now able to make upgrades, including a new female voice for the Planet Express ship. Bender is so enamored by it, that him and the ship soon become an item. Then, just as quickly, Bender gets sick of her and ends up breaking up with her. The ship goes insane with jealousy and grief and puts the crew's lives in danger.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Katey Sagal

    Turanga Leela

  • Billy West

    Philip J. Fry / Professor Hubert Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / Sheldon / Dummy #2

  • Lauren Tom

    Amy Wong

  • Tress MacNeille

    Gwen / Nd-Nd / Fembots

  • Frank Welker

    Lovey Bears / Lion / Howler Mummies / Tapirs

  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • A great episode with a touching ending

    By AdrenalinDragon, Aug 25, 2011

  • A romantic episode.

    By that70sguy92, Jul 23, 2009

  • funny episode

    By Blind_Legend, Jun 24, 2008

  • A Valentines Day episode that had its ups and downs.

    By Iverson82094, Feb 19, 2008

  • Unforseen troubles are encountered when upgrades are made to the Planet Express ship.

    By mataletea, Feb 05, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (47)

    • Planet Express Ship: Me. Want. Engulf. Bender!

    • Fry: Well, I guess we'd better clean up these millions of hearts. Leela: Nah, I've got a lazier idea.

    • Fry: Bender! Are you OK? Bender: Aw, what crazy thing am I going to date next? Leela: Well at least it sounds like you were able to keep your consciousness separate from hers. Bender: Of course! Bender is a lone wolf. A solitary eagle. A cuddly baby tapir! And that's why I love him!

    • Leela: It worked! Gravity normal, air returning. Terror replaced by cautious optimism!

    • Fry: Um, Leela? Leela: Fry! I'll read your candy later, when we're not dead!

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    Notes (4)

    • Sigourney Weaver was originally not going to do this episode, until after watching an episode for herself, and seeing a reference to her Alien movie.

    • A dumb joke added in by the animators was the "Bear Hospital" sign, which wasn't in the original script.

    • This is the only time Kif appears in an episode that Zapp isn't in.

    • Lucy Liu has a cameo. This is her second appearance, with her first being I Dated a Robot. The crew had recorded her saying several lines for future use, to be used at moments like this.

    Trivia (16)

    • At the end when Leela disabled the ship's brain and turned the oxygen on, Fry is still wearing his oxygen mask. But just before Leela turns Fry around and performs CPR, he no longer has it on. It's impossible for Fry to remove it, since he passed out from the lack of oxygen. Leela clearly didn't remove it either.

    • Leela is in her pajamas when the Ship cuts off the air and gravity, but when the crew are discussing strategy in the shower, and from that point on, she is in her uniform. It seems unlikely that she would stop to change in a life and death situation.

    • In the beginning when the ship is trying to win over Bender's approval, she mentions that every member has their own button for the radio station, however there are 5 buttons on the ship.

    • Opening theme promotion: WHEN YOU SEE THE ROBOT, DRINK!

    • Several signs we see in this episode include 'Welcome to Romantic Milwaukee - Birthplace of Beer Goggles,' 'Romanticorp - A Division of General Emotions' and 'Central Park Zoo - Now With More Goats.'

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    Allusions (10)

    • Smart House While this episode does take a lot from 2001: A Space Odyssey, it also draws many elements from the Disney movie Smart House. In Smart House, a house with artificial intelligence undergoes a personality change and goes insane, imprisoning the family that lives inside of it. In order to plot an escape, the boy hides in the bathtub because it's the only place the house can't see or hear. In addition, Katey Sagal (voice of Leela) voiced the house in Smart House.

    • 'Romanticorp - A Division of General Emotions' is based on the advertising logo phrase, "A Division of General Motors".

    • Bender: This isn't alternative rock, it's college rock!
      The song playing on the radio is the Spin Doctors' one hit wonder "Two Princes."

    • Fry: Shields at full Yarnell!
      Shields & Yarnell were a male-female mime and comedy team with their own TV show in 1977-1978.

    • The Matrix/Tron
      When Bender enters the machine, the green numbers are a reference to The Matrix. And the chase sequence between him and the ship is straight out of Tron.

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