Season 7 Episode 3

Attack of the Killer App!

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 01, 2010 on Comedy Central
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Episode Summary

The latest trend in social networking and having no life takes over Earth!

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  • Mom realeases a new iphone that gets everybody hooked on the futeristic apps available on it.

    Ye I always hate the Mom episodes, so hopefully this is her appearance in this new series out of the way and done now.

    I liked the idea behind this (as I nearly always do with "Futurama") and there are some fun moments, but some of the jokes are just shameful, and it's not even Moms fault!

    There are gross-out jokes aplenty, but the worst gag has got to be the Susan Boyle reference. Surely she won't still be famous next year, let alone in the year 3000. I liked the ending alot though, but there's alot of garbage to get through first to get there.moreless
  • Is there an app for biting my shiny metal ass? A lot of them!

    After somewhat dissapointing Inagaddadaleela, this episode was a breath of fresh air. The Planet Express crew takes all the e-waste to a foregien planet and after that, Leela gives a talk about keeping their elctronics but when an eyePhone commercial airs they all throw away their phones to get one. The funny thing about the eyePhone is that its inserted on your eye literally, and the speakers in your ear. Then Bender and Fry make a bet to see who gets more followers on Twitcher (LOL). Fry made serius videos like taking about taxes and Bender did cool videos like taping Leela crashing the spaceship of having Amy in a bikini talking about taxes. Also, Mom, the creator of all this eyePhones and such was planning on using Fry and Bender's ocntest to release the twitworm, a thing that posseses the brains of their followers. Things got a little worse after we discover Leela's boil in the ass. Not fun. In the end Bender and Fry tie, and Mom uses the amount of followers (between 1 and 2 million followers, LOL) to bu the new eyePhone 2.0 A weird way to make them buy it, but it was more amusing than the Zapp&Leela one.moreless
  • Easily the worst episode in the entire series

    Aggghhhh, why!? An entire episode revolving around Twitter and other current (2010) trends? Susan Boyle the boil? Seriously? Isn't this supposed to be in the FUTURE? I cringed when they mentioned CSI Miami in last week's show but at least then it was only a 3 second joke. This week they made the entire episode about this crap.

    It was funny in the original 5 seasons when they would occasionally reference things from the 20th/21st century as if they were ancient history, but that's not at all what they're doing here. Topical humor has rarely or never been used on this show before and now they make a whole episode about it? Not only that, they picked the stupidest and most unfunny things from this year to use. Twitter, viral videos, iPhones etc...this stuff does NOT belong on Futurama. The plot, the jokes and the humor all felt like they belonged on a recent episode of The Simpsons and that is definitely not a compliment. Not only was this episode unfunny, it was truly painful to watch...can't believe this is the same show that episodes like Jurassic Bark, Luck of the Fryrish, Devil's Hands etc came from. I fear that Futurama really jumped the shark with this one.moreless
  • Better than I thought It would be

    Fry and Bender have a bet to see who can be the first to reach one million followers on Twitcher. Bender has more than Fry because he has embarrassing videos of people. To make up for this, Fry risks his friendship with Leela and posts an embarrassing video of her. Now she is a laughingstock. Will Fry be able to fix everything?

    It was pretty good, I did not have high expectations but it was still good. Not perfect by any means but it was a nice adventure and I enjoyed most of it. My grade for this- a B+moreless
  • Topical humor? And stabs at Apple and Twitter are overplayed. I expect more... "smarts" from them.

    As user tentwentyone said, it's very unlike Futurama to do topical material. After it was over I even thought to myself, 'Are they South Park now?' It works on South Park, but I don't think it's Futurama's style. When they reference a few things from the past it's okay, but this was overboard.

    Also I don't like how... unsubtle (word?) they've become. For instance, last week when Bender was putting the speaker jack in and out over and over, it's too obvious. Same thing with Amy's comment about the orgy. I also noticed it this week when Fry was sitting on the sidewalk, Leela comes up to him and says, "I was just coming to talk to you" and Fry states he was too, and Leela replies, "Um, you were sitting down, but whatever." If this were an older episode, they would've left the joke end with Fry's remark, because what Leela says is *why* it's funny. The jokes are too obvious now, as if they're dumbing the show down.

    The only time I laughed was the giant mosquito. THAT is Futurama.moreless
Billy West

Billy West

Philip J. Fry / Prof. Hubert Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / eyePhone Commercial Announcer / Spokesman

Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal

Turanga Leela

John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio

Bender / Flexo / Igner / Sal / Mr. Chunks / Third World Alien #2 / Cashier

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Mom / Monique / Outdated Cell Phone / Real Housewife

Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche

Walt / Morbo / Scoop Chang / Calculon / Overly Complicated Japanese Toilet / 'Hey, fatso, stuffa your face!'

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Hermes Conrad / Third World Alien #1

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Fry asks (hypothetically) when the Internet became about humiliating your fellow man, Bender replies August 6, 1991. That was the day that Tim Berners-Lee posted his summary of the World Wide Web to the alt.hypertext news group. This could be seen as the day the world wide web was created.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (The crew are throwing away a Japanese toilet)
      Leela: So long, overly complicated Japanese toilet!
      Toilet: (In Japanese accent) Please, not to throw away, I give you a happy pooping time.
      Fry: Sorry you know too much.

    • (Bender, realising he might lose to Fry on the Twit Meter)
      Bender: Wait a minute! There's a chance I could lose? That wasn't part of the deal!

    • (Bender opens the waste bin)
      Bender: Flexo, what are you doing in a hazardous waste bin?
      Flexo: Haven't you heard? Us bending units are dangerously outdated. We overheat, we're radioactive, we cause erectile dysfunc... (Bender shuts the waste bin)
      Farnsworth: Who were you talking to?
      Bender: No one? Your mama? Shut up? Take your pick.

    • (Mom Store Salesman describes the new EyePhone to Fry).
      EyePhone Salesman: Ok, It's $500, You have no choice of carrier, the battery can't hold a charge and the reception isn't very...
      Fry: Shut up and take my money!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:

      Czech Republic: February 24, 2011 on Prima COOL

      United Kingdom: July 29, 2011 on Sky1/Sky 1 HD


    • Leela has a talking boil which she calls Susan, a reference to singer Susan Boyle.

    • If you look closely, when the Twitworm is activated, and the people turned into zombies rush to buy Mom's new EyePhone 2.0, you can see a clown that resembles Krusty the Clown from The Simpsons.