The Cryonic Woman

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  • 8.5

    It's usually considered one of the worst, but I thought it was pretty good!

    By AdrenalinDragon, Aug 13, 2010

    "The Cryonic Woman"



    Grade: B



    Well, I'm one of those fans who liked this episode, since almost everyone hates it but I feel its a very underrated episode. The first two acts of the episode are very good, whilst the 3rd one is weaker but still good. The Cryonic Woman offers quite a good plot, but its ending could be better. After getting fired by Farnsworth, Fry, Bender, and Leela get new jobs. Fry works at the cryogenics lab and bumps into a frozen Michelle, Fry's Ex. Fry shows Michelle the year 3000 to her, but she can't cope with it. She tells Fry that they should go to the year 4000. Things go wrong, and not everything turns out to be what it is.



    Overall, the jokes were classic in the first act, focusing on Fry and Bender driving the ship unattended, Bender saying he is steering the ship with his ass. In the cryogenics lab, Bender scares newly awakened people with costumes and delivers very funny moments. Fry intoduces people to the probulator in a rather amusing manner (one of them being Pauly Shore), and so the humour level slighly dips when Michelle is introduced, though its still funny when she sees all the stuff in the future and can't find a vanishing cream that doesn't actually make her vanish. The jokes are almost non-existent in the final act, though Fry delivers one funny line stupidly not realising that deathboarding is actually more dangerous than skateboarding. I personally thought the deathboarding scene was one of the coolest action sequences the show has ever done. The humour picks up again when the Planet Express crew find him, with the episode ending with Farnsworth dropping Fry down a mysterious trap door after Bender reminds him why he was fired in the first place. A score deserving around a B overall, mainly because the final act was quite weak compared to the other two, but not enough to totally ruin the episode (I thought the twist of it not being the year 4000 was actually pretty good!)moreless

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  • 8.5

    Not my favorite

    By that70sguy92, Jun 15, 2009

    This was an enjoyable episode, but not my favorite one by far. It includes the return of Fry's girlfriend from the year 2000, Michelle.



    The best way to describe this episode is through TV.com's synopsis:

    When Fry and Bender decide to take the Planet Express ship out for a joy ride and end up damaging the building, they get themselves and Leela fired. Leela decides to get her old job back at the Cryogenics lab, but accidentally switches her old career chip with Fry's. She ends up working as a pizza delivery girl while Fry and Bender have new jobs as cryogenics counselors. Fry and Bender are enjoying their new jobs when Fry unfreezes his old girlfriend Michelle from a thousand years ago. It turns out Michelle's life went downhill after Fry left and she froze herself to get a new start. Fry and Michelle seem to be back together, but everything in the future freaks her out. She talks Fry into freezing themselves again another thousand years. When they wake up they find themselves in an apocalyptic wasteland run by kids with guns. After arguing with Michelle, Fry decides to leave her. Fry goes wandering off and finds what seems to be Mann's Chinese Theater. He soon finds Leela and Bender and they tell him that's he's not in the year 4000 at all, but rather in Los Angeles.moreless

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  • 10

    funny episode

    By Blind_Legend, Jun 24, 2008

    Its a bizzare thing considering the show is set in the year 3000, but with the technology that is apparently available at this time - anything is possible!The twist of them oing to the Year 4000, but it ends up being LA was fantastic! Michelle (Fry's girlfriend) wasn't very nice, actually she was quite horrible to him. Bringing Fry's past to the show has always been a good idea. My favourite episode is Jurassic Bark which focuses around Fry's dog in the year 2000. This is another goodie. My favourite scenes involved Fry and Bender scaring the people who arrived in the year 3000moreless

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  • 8.9

    Fry's former girlfriend is back on the scene.

    By stitch069917, Jun 24, 2008

    Fry and Bender decide to take the Planet Express ship out for a joyride thinking no one will notice. What they don't realize is that the unbreakable tether is tied to the building and when they take off, they take the building and everyone inside with them. After a hair-raising flight they land the ship to find everyone extremely mad. Leela gets fired along with Fry and Bender because she left the keys in the ship. Now they have to find jobs. Leela decides to go back to her old job at the cryogenic lab. Fry and Bender go as well and....moreless

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  • 7.0

    A lot of people really hate this episode, but I don't really see why.

    By VideoGameCritic, Jan 14, 2008

    A lot of people really hate this episode, but I don't really see why. It's by no means the best the show has to offer, but it is good and has loads of good jokes, especially Fry's line about robbing Fort Knox on elephant back. It's always nice to see Leela's old co-workers again, and the whole cryogenic councellor thing was funny, although her boss is a bit of a pointless Apu knock-off. The part in the 'year 4000' was a little dull (except for the skateboard race) and pointless, but a nice revelation at the end. Not a very good ending.moreless

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  • 9.3

    Fry meets and old girlfriend.

    By mataletea, Feb 09, 2007

    Bender and Fry take the Planet Express ship out for a joy ride causing lots of damage because unknown to them the building was tethered to the building. As a result Fry, Leela and Bender are fired.



    While getting reassigned jobs it is discovered that Fry has Leela's career chip and she has his. Leela must endure the career of a delivery boy while Fry begins work at the Cryogenic Lab. It is here that he finds an old girlfriend who has just come out of the tube.



    After being frightened by the new world she persuades Fry to leave the Year 3000 and try to find a better place 1000 years further into the future.moreless

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  • 8.9

    Fry's girlfriend shows up?

    By ozziefan, Mar 29, 2006

    Its a bizzare thing considering the show is set in the year 3000, but with the technology that is apparently available at this time - anything is possible!



    The twist of them oing to the Year 4000, but it ends up being LA was fantastic! Michelle (Fry's girlfriend) wasn't very nice, actually she was quite horrible to him.



    Bringing Fry's past to the show has always been a good idea. My favourite episode is Jurassic Bark which focuses around Fry's dog in the year 2000. This is another goodie. My favourite scenes involved Fry and Bender scaring the people who arrived in the year 3000.moreless

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  • 9.5

    Re-introduction of Michelle

    By jimbo_001, Jan 31, 2006

    This is the first time Michelle is seen in the future as it is revealed that she too was frozen in the cryonics tube. The joyride that Bender and Fry go on is hilarious, bringing back the unbreakable tether from the deep south earlier in the season. I loved the fact that the episode ended with Fry staying fired though he still goes on deliveries in future episodes. Fry and Bender working at the cryonics lab is great and shows what humour the writers can use with the characters. The revelation that the deserted year 4000 was in fact LA was a great ending to a good episode.moreless

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