Season 3 Episode 3

The Cryonic Woman

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 03, 2000 on Comedy Central

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  • A good episode, but not what I expected from this episode and not what I expected from the writers of this episode.

    In an attempt to entertain themselves, Fry and Bender borrow the Planet Express Ship. Unfortunately, the ship is anchored to the building using an unbreakable diamond tether. As the ship is piloted on a round-the-world joyride, the building is dragged behind it, smashing into a number of landmarks, including the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and the Great Wall of China (which allows the Mongols to invade). Professor Farnsworth has Hermes Conrad fire Fry and Bender for taking the ship, and fires Leela as well for leaving the keys in the ship.

    Leela re-implants her and Fry's old career chips, but she mixes them up. Fry gets hired for Leela's old cryogenics counselor job; Leela is forced to be a delivery boy while Bender has the hand and the career chip from the Prime minister of Norway. Fry thaws out Pauly Shore, who was supposed to be thawed out in Hollywood, California. When Fry goes to greet the next thawed person, he is shocked to find that it is his old girlfriend, Michelle (played by Sarah Silverman).

    Fry introduces Michelle to the world of the year 3000, but she has problems adapting. She re-freezes both herself, and Fry, for another thousand years. They awake in a desolate wasteland. They try to make a new life in the world of the future, and join a society of feral adolescents. When the children are picked up for Hebrew lessons by an adult woman in a heavily armored SUV, a confused Fry, tired of Michelle's nagging, leaves her and wanders through the wilderness on his own.

    After wandering through a cloud of green mist, Fry finds himself standing in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater. The Planet Express ship lands in the street, and the crew explains that Fry is in Los Angeles, in the year 3000. Fry was in Pauly Shore's tube, and when the delivery crew discovered en route to Hollywood that Pauly Shore wasn't in the tube, they tossed it overboard. A limousine passes by, revealing that Michelle has hooked up with Pauly.

    As the Planet Express ship flies home, Bender remarks that Fry was the one who ruined the spaceship and started the whole dilemma and reminds the Professor about his anger with him earlier. He hits a red switch, a trapdoor Fry is standing over opens and he falls through the aperture onto the ground, leaving him stranded there (he made his way back only because he dumped him over New New York). As he hits the ground, the credits roll.
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