The Deep South

Season 2, Ep 16, Aired 4/16/00
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  • Episode Description
  • The Planet Express crew goes on a fishing trip that turns into a nightmare when their spaceship is pulled underwater by a gigantic mouth bass fish. Down there, Fry falls in love with a mermaid and the crew discovers the sunken city of Atlanta.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Herman

    The Colonel / Mayor C. Randall Poopenmeyer

  • Katey Sagal

    Turanga Leela

  • Billy West

    Philip J. Fry / Professor Hubert Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / Merfarmer

  • Lauren Tom

    Amy Wong

  • Frank Welker

    Nibbler (uncredited)

  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • The lost city of Atlanta!

    By that70sguy92, Jun 14, 2009

  • Fry is hillarious

    By Blind_Legend, Jun 22, 2008

  • Fry finds the lost city of Atlanta.

    By stitch069917, Jun 19, 2008

  • Futurama Episode Review

    By CTUBauer24, Feb 10, 2008

  • A great parody of the lost city of Atlantis.

    By Iverson82094, Feb 03, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (59)

    • Fry: She had a tube top, and a BEAUTIFUL scaly tail, and I think she had hair extensions

    • Fry: These last twenty-four hours have been the happiest days of my life

    • Bender: In the event of an emergency my ass can be used as a flotation device.

    • Umbriel: What the hell is that? Fry: Yeah I'm a little confused too. How do I... y'know... with the tail and all? Umbriel: I'm not your first am I? I mean, I-I lay my eggs and leave and you release your fertiliser.

    • Umbriel: Oh, Fry! I want you to make a mer-woman outta mer-me.

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    Notes (2)

    • When played on TBS, instead of the word "Jesus" being blanked out, the entire "Sweet Zombie Jesus!" line was cut from the episode.

    • In Adult Swim's showing of this episode, Farnsworth's line "Sweet Zombie Jesus" was edited out so Jesus was muted out of the phrase. As a result, he says "Sweet Zombie [Blank]". Adult Swim had a similar editing problem with the Special Rejected, which may never air because of this phrase. However, the full phrase was restored when it aired on Comedy Central.

    Trivia (17)

    • When the ship is being pulled under, Hermes gets into the ship and closes the door, yet when it is completely submerged, his speedo floats to the top of the water.

    • Zoidberg claimed he was going to die with his friends when the ship was being pulled under, yet he is a sea creature so he could survive under the water as witnessed when Leela caught him with her fishing line when he was under the water eating a boot.

    • When Bender says everyone put in five bucks, Fry doesn't give him anything and Zoidberg searches himself and cannot find anything.

    • When Farnsworth accidentally sprays himself with the fish spray, 8 fish attach to him but you only hear 7 splats.

    • Among the fish seen are Giant Squid, Sperm Whale, Colossal Mouth Bass, Colecanth, Eletric Eel, Seahorse, and an Angler.

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    Allusions (16)

    • Star Trek The noise that is heard when "The Colonel" switches the tourist information screen on is one of the many sound effects used in Star Trek: The Original Series (1966).

    • Bender: In the event of an emergency, my ass can be used as a flotation device. In the ninth Star Trek film, Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), Lieutenant Commander Data says "In the event of a water landing, I have been designed to serve as a flotation device" after he, Captain Picard and Anij jump into the river after discovering the holo-ship.

    • Title: "The Deep South" referred to the states of the most southern part of the eastern side of America (Florida, Georgia, Mississippi,etc.) In the show it is referred as being south of the U.S. and deep underwater.

    • The water pipes breaking, the glass shattering, the creaking of the ship and Leela counting off the depths are all a parody of the movie Das Boot.

    • "Atlantis" by Donovan: The original song, "Atlantis", refers to the people who left the fabled city as, "The Poet, The Physician, The Farmer, The Scientist, The Magician, and the other so-called gods of our legends. Though gods they were." The Futurama, "Atlanta", version refers to (and shows onscreen) those who left the sinking city of Atlanta, Georgia, as follows: "Ted Turner, Hank Aaron, Jeff Foxworthy, The guy who invented Coca-Cola, The Magician and the other so-called gods of our legends. Though gods they were."

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