Season 6 Episode 1


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 24, 2010 on Comedy Central



  • Trivia

    • At the end, Robot Leela suddenly gets a wrist thingy, which disappears in the next shot. But as soon as she sheds her skin, the wrist thingy is on her skin.

    • Bender looses an eye and subsequently gets eaten by the Cyclops Eater, but in the shot where he emerges from the beasts mouth he has two eyes again. The next shot however he's back to having only one eye.

  • Quotes

    • Fry: I need cheering up Bender. I don't know, you want to go out and party tonight?
      Bender: I hate partying. If only I didn't have so much crunk in my ba-dun-ka-dunk!

    • (The Professor is poking a comatose Leela with his poking stick)
      Fry: Poke harder damnit!
      Farnsworth: I'm poking as hard as I can!

    • (Bender dancing in Studio 1²2¹3³)
      Bender: Do the Bender! Do the Bender!
      Randy: No thank you!
      Bender: I SAID DO IT!

    • Leela: There's no room for two captains' butts in this chair!
      Robot Leela: There would be if you'd have taken a spin class instead of lounging around in a coma!

    • Farnsworth: Come on, stem cells, work your astounding scientific nonsense!
      Fry: Fetal stem cells? Aren't those controversial?
      Farnsworth: In your time, yes. But nowadays...shut up! Besides, these are adult stem cells, harvested from healthy adults that I killed for their stem cells.

    • (The Hypnotoad is shown on screen)
      Bender: On the count of three, you will awaken feeling refreshed, as if Futurama were never cancelled by idiots and then brought back by bigger idiots. One...two...(snaps fingers)

    • (first lines of the episode)
      Fry: (coming into the Professor's laboratory with his hair in an afro like in "Hell is Other Robots") Professor, my Fry-fro's all frizzy.
      Farnsworth: Okay?
      Fry: That's all. (slicks his hair back) Oh, also, I'm covered in severe burns.
      Farnsworth: So, what of it?
      Fry: Well...why is...those things?
      Farnsworth: You mean you don't remember?
      Fry: Nope, nothing. It's like when I passed out in college except nobody drew magic marker penises on my forehead.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:

      Czech Republic: February 10, 2011 on Prima COOL

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

    • In the World Premiere of this episode, Bender's first line during the Hypnotoad scene at the beginning is: "On a count of three, you will awaken feeling refreshed, as if Futurama had never been canceled by idiots, then brought back by bigger idiots. One...Two..."*Finger snap*


      In the rerun version of this episode, Bender's first line while the Hypnotoad is shown on screen is, "This has been a test of the Emergency Hypnotoad System. Had this been an actual hypnosis, you would go limp and watch whatever crap would come on next. Comin' up next: Futurama!"

    • With this episode, Futurama returns to the air after being cancelled by Fox in 2003.

  • Allusions

    • Build-a-Bot Workshop

      The store Build-a-Bot Workshop is a 31st century parody of Build-a-Bear Workshop.

    • Bender's suit

      When Bender dances at Studio 1²2¹3³, he wears the same suit that John Travolta wore in Saturday Night Fever.

    • Studio 1²2¹3³

      The name of this club is a reference to former disco club Studio 54 in New York City. (1²=1, 2¹=2, 3³=27. 1*2*27=54)

    • Bender: Coma coma coma coma coma chameleon!

      Bender's reaction to Leela being in an irreversible coma is a play on the title of the 1983 Culture Club song, "Karma Chameleon".

    • Robot Fry: Hasta la vista, weiner!
      Robot Leela: We'll be back...for our stuff!

      When Robot Fry and Robot Leela shed their skins, they talk like Arnold Schwarzenegger from the Terminator movies.