Season 7 Episode 6

Lethal Inspection

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 22, 2010 on Comedy Central
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Episode Summary

Bender discovers that he suffers from a manufacturing defect that makes him mortal. He sets out with Hermes to find the Inspector responsible for this oversight.

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  • Heartwarming, but not funny

    When I saw the beginning, I thought this would be a pretty mediocre episode. When Bender found out he was dying, I thought this would be a bucket list episode. And when I saw Hermes & Bender team up, I thought this would be the worst team up ever. But the ending was so heartwarming, but predictable. But I didn't care about that, because it was so beautiful. The song accompaniment was also beautiful. The jokes I felt all I fell flat and were dry. The subplot involving Leela, was not good and in my opinion unneeded. Other than that this episode was great!moreless
  • Perfect

    In this episode, Bender learns he has a manufacturing deficinecy, and he enlists Hermes' help in finding inspector #5, the man who approved him for use. Unfortunately, they can't seem to find any trace of Inspector #5, and eventually Mom co finds out about Bender's little problem, and sends robots to kill Bender. They then make it to Mexico, where they find out that Inspector #5 used to work at a factory there. Will they ever find Inspector #5. It was a really good episode, a good amount of hilarity, a good amount of emotion too. Awesome episode. 10/10 A+moreless
  • futurama is finally getting back on track I think

    bender realizes to his horror he is not immortal and so he wants to go on a hunt to murder "Inspector 5", the person who approved him when he was built. Him and Hermes go together, but they find no trace of who Inspector 5 could be. In the end the inspector is revealed.

    good episode, easily one of their better episodes of the new season, i hope the quality can improve further. good episode, funny, good plot, great ending, all in all i liked most of it, the beginning was kind of dumb. anyways it gets an A+. perfectmoreless
  • Renewed hope.

    To be honest, I gave up on Futurama this season. Despite that, I continue to force myself to watch it because of the fond memories of older episodes. Many of the jokes this season were off-key and crude. As a Futurama fan, I appreciated the show because of its mature themes and smart humor. I disliked all the immature and childish things like talking boils on ass or feeding vomit to 2-headed goats.

    Don't get me wrong, this episode isn't without its flaws. Many of the jokes were too random to the likes of Family Guy's (the Rubik's cube joke along with the Hollywood Squares). And the funniest parts of this episodes were slapstick humor which says a lot.

    Ignoring the flaws, this episode is the stepping stone back to the right direction. It touches upon a very mature theme, and it asks a philosophical question which was handled properly. I enjoyed the character references to older episodes like Hermes and Zoidberg, and the ending is as sweet as "Jurassic Bark". I know for certain that this episode gives many fans a renewed hope for Futurama.moreless
  • Heartwarming: Sure. Funny: 50%. Sorry.

    So after a Sithil War reneactment bender teases everyone by saying he is immortal because if sth happens to him they downolad his brain data into anothher unit and ban he is healed, but he learns he had no backup unit and freaks out and swears to take down Inspector 5, the guy who said everything was fine with him.

    Hermes and him gfo to the Beaurocracy department to find him, but Hermes searched in the PC and didn't find the data, so on the way home Bender called Mom and told her he has a defect so she sent killbots after him and Hermes. They escape on a train and arribe to Tijuana, where they go to the facotry where Bender was made.

    There, in a trash can, Bender finds were Inspector 5 lives, and they go to vhis house. Bender is searchign to find his identity and then, suddenly, the killbots return and attmept to bring down the house. Hermes tells Bender to hide while he manages to hack 5's PC and turn BVender's status to elinminated. They succed and back at Planet Express, Bender invites all to a club or bar and the reveltation comes:

    Hemres grabs a fodler and throws it to the heater, revealing he was inspector 5!!!! LEading to a flashback of him about to throw Bender away but he felt bad for baby Bender and checked him as approved.

    Great episde, but not as funny as the others. 9/10.moreless
Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal

Turanga Leela

John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio

Bender / Darth Stroyer

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Darth Sploder / Bureaucrat / Computer / Mom

Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche

Bear / Killbot #2 / Border Patrolman / Killbot #4 / Darth Urderer

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Hermes Conrad / Killbot #1 / Killbot #5

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Amy Wong

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The song played at the end of the episode is an altered version of "You are my Little Bird", a children's song written by Elizabeth Mitchell.

    • In a previous episode entitled "How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back", it was established that bureaucrats must stamp forms 5 times.

      However in this episode the bureaucrat at the entrance only stamped his forms 3 times, and he made this mistake 3 times!

    • The alien message Leela throws away reads: "Need extra cash? melt down your old; unwanted humans; we pay top dollar!"

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Bender: Dying sucks butt! How do you living beings cope with mortality?
      Leela: Violent outbursts.
      Amy: General sluttiness.
      Fry: Thanks to denial, I'm immortal.

  • NOTES (1)


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