Futurama

Season 7 Episode 8

That Darn Katz!

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Aug 05, 2010 on Comedy Central
6.8
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Earth gets invaded by a race of felines of superior intelligence.

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  • It's ok I guess...

    7.5
    "That Darn Katz!"



    Grade: C



    Compared to last week's episode, this one was ok (after a few re-watches) in comparison to the ones shown before it this season. It's hard to explain, but this episode felt kind of below par, and the lolcat jokes could only hold the episode's humour for so long (though it did deliver a good poster joke, which made me lol pretty hard). Many of the other jokes on this episode were hit and miss, and that can-can cat one was probably the one that fell hardest on its face the most, since it wasn't a joke Futurama uses and felt very silly for hardcore fans such as myself. The first act was the best part, and even then it was only average. I might have noticed a huge plot hole, why didn't Nibbler just eat the cats to solve the problem? He wasn't brainwashed by them, and he had enough time to do it before getting captured, so why not? Nibber probably had the best moments in this episode though.



    On the positive side, we do see Amy finally getting her degree, and having Nibbler as a focus is always a nice change. Plus, we see most of the crew revisit The Hip Joint, which was a nice touch. On the other hand, the plot was kind of boring after the first act though, as the cat villians were kind of lame in my opinion (It reminded me of that movie 'Cats & Dogs'). So overall, it's one of the weaker episodes of the show, but at least this one had a purpose and a reason. Overall, I'm going to give this one a 7.5 out of 10, meaning its average but passable.moreless
  • Need cash?? Have bones?? CASH FOR BONES!! CASH BONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    9.0
    So, the episde starts with Nibbler asking for more respect from Leela, now that she knows he isn't just a pet. In the besement, amy is working on her tesis, but the Professor tells her that she should go out and have fun as she is ready. There Kif and Amy get drunk and have sex there, at Kif's and at Amy's. The next morning, amy goes to Mars University, a little late, and is in her underwear, so Farnsworth gives her his robe. She attempts to expain a device that uses the elctric raditation of the Earth as an energy resource, using the perpetual movement of the Earth to their advantage, but as she is allergic to cats, and Prof. Katz isn't willing to take his cat away, and she can't finish, so her docotorate is denied.



    Back at home, the cat of Prfessor Katz comes too, and Hermes befriends it, and welcomes it to the company. So amy and Nibbler start to become suspicious of the cat, as something so cute HAS to be evil. But after spying that give up, until they here Leela saying that they need to eliminate Amy and Nibbler. So the 2 try to warn the crew, but they all have another cat adn are hypnotized too. They attmept to go to the basement to find out what are they doing, and this line appears, from Bender:



    we are not building something siniester if that's what you are thinking, now, let's move, something siniester won't build alone



    Amy and Nibbler find out that Prof. Katz is just a puppet and the mind it the cat. So in the basement, Katz explains Amy and Nibbler about how his planet stopped rotating, and they came to BluBlueBall to extrat its rotating energy, and the Egyptinas adored them, and the Pyramids were to take the rotation energy, but they grew fat and lazy, and know, with Amy's experiment, they were gonna make it. so Nibbler tried to distract the crew by actign cute, but the cats outsmarted them by dancing together. The planet stopped rotating and the cats left. So the Earth got hot in one side, and freezing on another.



    So Amy thinks of a solution: continue using the device, and the Earth will rotate again. Wenstrom complaints htat I'll will rotate to the oppostie side, but noone cares. Thanks to Nibbler they managed to make the Earth rotate without getting tired, as they were distracted by his cuteness. Later Nibbler asks KLeela if he can act like a pet again.



    It was good, and as I had a cat years ago, a lot of the cat jokes were more funny to me. Overall, great installement. 9/10moreless
  • Cats invade the earth?. As farsnworth would say wha???

    4.0
    You guys are too soft. This episode was horrible. I knew it from the synopsis. Cats invade the earth. This episode was stupid from the beginning. Also the fact that it was Amy centered episode, was also a bad sign. Amy & Nibbler partnership unique as it may, lame and unneeded. Well I can't say anymore about this episode. This episode was lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, lame, and, did I forget lame.moreless
  • Huh?

    6.5
    I didn't laugh too many times watching this episode. Actually to be totally honest I have not thought the show has been near as good as it used to be before it got cancelled since it came back on the air, like it lost the feel of the show or something. Still Futurama is way better than the other animated shows on the air now. I miss King Of The Hill but it got old and went off air at about the right time, maybe one more season would have been good. The Simpsons has been terrible for years. The show is still good and hopefully gets better again, if not it probably won't last for too long.moreless
  • it was alright

    5.0
    it was alright. basically evil cats try to destroy earth. it's not that that kind of plot is too weird or anything- this show has a lot of weird plots. it's just i did not find a lot of the episode funny. mildly entertaining in some parts but I did not like the episode's plot much. One of their weaker episodes of the new season, I think, hopefully quality improves. My overall grade for this episode would be either a high D or a low C. It was an alright episode but they could've done a lot more with itmoreless
Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal

Turanga Leela

John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio

Bender

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Alarm Clock / Female Cat

Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche

Kif Kroker / Hedonismbot / Professor Morris Katz / Calculon / 'Good show!'

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Amy Wong

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Hermes Conrad / Ethan 'Bubblegum' Tate

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Nibbler / Professor Fisherprice Spheekenshpell / Cats / Chicken Salmon

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    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: March 31, 2011 on Prima COOL
      United Kingdom: August 12, 2011 on Sky1/Sky 1 HD

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • The Cat From Outer Space (1978)

      The spaceships that the cats travel in bear a striking resemblance to the spaceship that Jake the cat travels to Earth in.

    • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

      Just after Morris Katz "meows" his signal, the mothership appears outside the Planet Express building. The mothership then signals back at Katz in very loud and deep tones which are forceful enough to break the second-floor window. This same thing happens the first time that the mothership "replies" to the keyboardist while on the back side of Devil's Tower in the classic 1977 movie.

    • To signal the flying saucer, Morris Katz mews the "Meow Mix" jingle.

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