Futurama

Season 7 Episode 2

In-a-Gadda-Da-Leela

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 24, 2010 on Comedy Central
7.1
out of 10
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357 votes
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Episode Summary

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Zapp and Leela find themselves as Adam and Eve, stranded on an Eden-like planet.

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  • Not the same Futurama I remember

    5.0
    Now before I write this critical review of a Futurama episode, I would like to state that I've been a fan of this show for as long as I can remember, and while I realize that some shows can go downhill after a revival (family guy, I'm looking at you) I had confidence that Futurama could make it. While Rebirth was a great way of bring all the characters back, this one was bad. First of all, I like both Zapp and Leela, but Leela has stated numerous times that she doesn't like Zapp, yet she has sex with him once he makes her believe that they're stuck on a deserted planet with no way of getting back to Earth? Come on guys, she's way smarter than that. Also, the plot with V-giny was stupid and was unfunny except for the part with Fransworth's "Wardrobe Malfunction" which was arguably the funniest moment in the whole episode. Overall, although this episode did stink, I still have hope for Futurama. 5/10 Fmoreless
  • Please Improve

    6.0
    Hmm okay first of all let me say, I understand how hard it must be to pick up a series after 7 years, but this isnt Futurama. The story had a little bit of potential but Futurama can do a lot better. Lets discuss positives first. Okay some jokes worked and the story was original and interesting for the most part. Unfortunately the story was not supported by the huge amount of sexual references that were given to us. I enjoy a few, its why I love Futurama. But don't go that step further. Be subtle with your dirty jokes. My biggest concern is that our beloved crew were out of character, some more than others. The timing of Fry was off at times and I hate to be critical of Billy West because he is a genius and his performance of zap, zoidberg and the professor are all fine. Leela and Amy upset me the most though. Amy would not subject herself to an orgy and Leela would not have sex with Zap so easily. Please stay faithful to these characters. There is a deep and meaningful aspect to this show and you cant view it when you give your characters such humiliating lines. My last concern is of the drawing of the garden which looked too basic for Futurama. Other than that I respect that they are trying and I am hopeful that they will improve. For 7 years I have waited for this moment and perhaps my hopes are too high, but I refuse to believe this is the end. It was not pathetic, but it needs to be better.moreless
  • We were all hoping for a sufficient revitalization of Futurama...but were we really EXPECTING anything better?

    5.5
    For what it's worth, Futurama was, way back before it was cancelled, one of the most imaginative and fresh adult-oriented cartoons on television.

    Jokes about the degeneracy of the 20th century, hilarious black humor, general (and effective) avoidance of dominating sex quips. However, this revivification is basically the antithesis of the original; the asinine sex jokes, uninventive and hackneyed 'black' humor, general avoidance of intelligent jokes about the degeneracy of the 20th century...it's all here.



    Who's the target audience, here? 12-year-olds who only laugh at recurrent pop culture jokes? Adults who get diversion out of laughing at stereotype reinforcement? Family Guy fanboys?



    The only thing about this episode I particularly liked (or found even remotely clever) was the title; it's a parody of "In-a-Gadda-da-Vida" by Iron Butterfly.



    Heheheh, get it? Because it was supposed to be "In the Garden of Eden" originally, and Zapp and Leela are in a Garden of Eden-type place and Leela's name sounds like "Vida"...heheh. Heheheh.moreless
  • Leela and Zap Brannigan try to save the Earth from a vessel determined to destroy it, but end up crashlanding on a planet together. Thinking they're the only humans left. Adam and Eve style.moreless

    9.0
    I Don't understand the negative reviews of this second new "Futurama" episode I really don't. I thought it was great.



    Its a total Zap Brannigan episode. Maybe people want more of the other characters returning sooner, but to me, Zap is hilarious here, and the whole episode is more about the jokes than anything else, which is what I want from this show!



    OK so there is alot of sex jokes in this which people don't seem to like, but Zap Brannigan has always been a sleaze so what else is new? The ship being named "Vaginny" is maybe a bit much as is Amys suggesting an orgy because the world seems doomed, but personally I think the show has done far worse sleazy gags in the past and got away with it.moreless
  • Eh, it had a fair amount of funny moments but there were a few things I didn't like.

    6.5
    Billy West, what a brilliant, exceptional voiceactor. Zapp Brannigan steals the show here and is every bit as funny as I remember him, much thanks to the aforementioned Mr. West. If there ever was a character that would benefit from this change to Comedy Central, it's Zapp whose demeanor and comments get to be even raunchier. But raunchier is not necessarily funnier, so I'm glad there's still enough laughs not centered around the human anatomy. Zapp's reluctant noise that he made when he had to confess all the things that he did, was funny, and you see it's not funny on the paper, it's just minor stuff and details that talented actors are able to turn into something funny.



    Amy and Leela are whores, or sluts in this, with proposed orgies and undressing just like that and having sex with others just like that, you know, it's kind of sad that the only two regular female characters on the show are like this, but then again, I guess I shouldn't take it so seriously. I'm not offended or anything, but...yeah, I don't remember these two characters being so frivilous in the FOX seasons, but hey, new network with less restrictions on content, I get it.



    While there certainly are laughs to be found, I must say I didn't laugh as much or as hard as I did with the season premiere episode, and it's decent and everything, but I don't see much point in revisiting this one anytime soon.moreless
Billy West

Billy West

Philip J. Fry/Prof. Hubert Farnsworth/Dr. Zoidberg/Zapp Brannigan/Richard Nixon's Head/Additional Voices

Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal

Turanga Leela

John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio

Bender/Sal

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Petunia/Actress Playing Leela/Sattelite Dish

Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche

Kif Kroker/Narrator/The Force

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Hermes Conrad/Snake

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Leela takes off her spacesuit even though her legs are "pinned" under the tree. If she had actually been pinned, she would not have been able to take it off. Since she is not actually pinned, she should have realized that the tree is movable.

    • Nixon's map of the Solar System shows that Uranus is now called Urectum. It also shows 9 planets instead of 8 (since 2006, Pluto is no longer considered a planet).

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (Fry and the others look in disgust after Zapp and Leela have sex offscreen)
      Fry: For God's sake censor it! Censor it!
      V-GINY: Approved for all audiences!
      Fry: NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
      (The camera zooms away from Earth whilst the V-GINY sphere disappears too)

    • (First lines)
      Narrator: And now, the Transcredible Exploits Of Zapp Brannigan, brought to you by Bartley's Rocket Wax
      Zapp: I wax my rocket everyday!

    • (The stealth ship with Zapp and Leela flies off)
      Fry: Does anybody else feel aroused, and jealous, and worried?
      Bender: I haven't felt much of anything since my guinea pig died...

    • Zoindberg: Sure, who's brave enough to fly into something we all keep calling a death sphere?
      Nixon: I say Brannigan!
      Zapp: I say no!
      Leela: I say me!
      Nixon: I say Leela!
      Leela: I say yes again!
      Fry: I say no!
      Zapp: I say I should join her!
      Leela: But its only a one man craft... I say...

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:


      Czech Republic: February 17, 2011 on Prima COOL


      United Kingdom: July 22, 2011 on Sky1/Sky 1 HD

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Hermes: It's not in Janeway's Guide either.

      Hermes makes this remark while trying to identify the V-Giny ship. This is a double allusion.

      1) Janeway's Guide is a reference to Jane's Fighting Ships, which the comprehensive and annual reference guide to all the world's warships, including all manner of technical information.

      2) Janeway's Guide is a nod to Star Trek: Voyager's Captain Kathryn Janeway, who commanded a joint group of Starfleet officers and Maquis separatists on a seven-year journey through the Delta Quadrant.

    • Star Trek: The Motion Picture

      V-GINY is inspired by the villain of the first Star Trek film, V-GER, which was a deep space probe that ended up becoming sentient.

    • The Simpsons, Futurama

      Bender: Like The Pimpsons and Assarama?

      Bender asks if the V-GINY censored these inappropriate versions of both of Matt Groening's shows.

    • Richard Nixon's Head: Sock it to me!

      This is a reference to Nixon's appearance on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, although he actually said, "Sock it to me?"

    • Episode Title

      The title is a parody of the song "In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida" by Iron Butterfly, which itself is a mispronunciation of the phrase "in the Garden of Eden".

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