Futurama

Season 3 Episode 1

The Honking

1
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 05, 2000 on Comedy Central
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Episode Fan Reviews (10)

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  • A good way to start the third season.

    9.5
    This was a very good way to start the third season of the unique and hilarious show, Futurama. Another Bender episode, hooray! Episodes about Bender are usually great, and this episode lived up to that standard of greatness. Bender, as always, had jokes that were spot on every single time, with an interesting sub plot about Fry and Bender's friendship, with Bender supposed to kill his best friend, and attempting to kill Leela instead of Fry.

    Bender becomes a were-car after inheriting his late uncle's mansion. Then, the Planet Express crew has to search for the head were-car, with a final showdown for the ending.
  • great episode

    10
    After receiving news that his Uncle Vladamir has passed away Bender is summoned to the family castle to hear the reading of the will. Bender is to inherit the castle on the provision that he spends one night within its walls. While there Bender is stalked and hunted down by a driverless car and unknown to him passes on the were-car curse to him. Returning to the city Bender is afraid that the car has followed him to New New York as the attacks continue and Bender soon realises that it is infact he who is committing the crimes. With help from Fry and Leela they discover they must hunt down and kill the original were-car if Bender is to be saved
  • Bender becomes a werecar.

    9.5
    It seems that Bender had a rich relative who left him a mansion on the condition that he spend one night there. Bender thinks it's going to be a snap. While everyone is there, some strange things start to happen. Robot ghost start appearing and Bender runs off. While he is outside, he is run over by a mysterious evil car. The Professor finds the apparatus that was causing the ghostly appearances and they go to try and find Bender. They find him and wonder where the tire tracks had come from. They go back to the office and later that night...
  • Season three getting started off right!!! A great episode to say the least.

    9.4
    After spending a terrifying night in his late Uncle Vladimir's castle, Bender is run down by one of the most feared of robot monsters, a "were-car" (the robot equivalent of a werewolf)-in truth, the "were-car" is a red-and-white 1958 Plymouth Fury, a clear reference to Stephen King's Christine. Back at Planet Express, Bender begins to have nightmares about cars running people over, and starts to have blackouts. Seeking advice, the group consults "professional help", a circus fortune-teller machine. She tells him that he has become a were-car himself, and that he is fated to kill his closest friend. The only known way to break the curse is to destroy the original were-car. She gains this information from an ancient read-me file, a text book called "Curse Of The Werecar for Windows 98".

    That night, a restrained Bender breaks out of confinement, transforms into a Cadillac-like sedan, and almost kills Leela, angering Fry, who had thought that he was Bender's best friend. This causes Fry to hate Bender, and they are no longer friends. The next morning, Fry, Leela, and Bender set out to track down the original were-car. After returning to the castle, an old cursed bird watcher robot sends them to follow a trail of infected robots, which leads to an igloo in the Arctic, and then to the All My Circuits soundstage. There, Calculon tells them that a thousand years ago, scientists built the most evil car out of parts from other evil cars. It consists of the steering wheel from Adolf Hitler's Mercedes Benz, the left-turn signal from Charles Manson's VW bus, and the "windshield wipers from that car that played Knight Rider" (known on the show as KITT). The were-car infects Calculon, who was a simpler automotive arm-machine at the time. Acting on Calculon's information, the crew heads off to find Project Satan, the most evil vehicle ever made. When they arrive at the abandoned automotive plant, they confront Project Satan, but the clock strikes midnight, and Bender takes on his were-car form. After being given the choice of whom to kill, Bender goes for Fry, ending Fry's grudge with him. While trying to kill Leela, Project Satan accidentally skids into a giant furnace and is killed, dissolving the curse.

    Unfortunately, though, it is lifted at an inconvenient time, as Fry was in were-car Bender's driver's seat. Bender reverts to normal, but thinks he killed Fry as his last act. However, Bender's stomach hatch opens, revealing a squished Fry, who jumps out and enjoys Bender's last beer, causing Bender to once again try to kill him.
  • Another rather unspectacular Bender episode kicks off the slightly inconsistent third series.

    8.0
    Another rather unspectacular Bender episode kicks off the slightly inconsistent third series, although it is very funny and even spooky in places. I liked the ghosts at the castle and the Professor's nonsensical explanation, and the fortune teller at the circus was pure genius ("Sure you can die! You want to die!?"). There was an excellent little subplot about Fry feeling jealous that Bender tried to kill Leela instead of him, which worked very well and added some emotion. The section where the crew went through a list of were-cars was rather strange and pointless, but I liked the final showdown.
  • Bender inherits a castle and becomes a were-car.

    9.5
    After receiving news that his Uncle Vladamir has passed away Bender is summoned to the family castle to hear the reading of the will. Bender is to inherit the castle on the provision that he spends one night within its walls. While there Bender is stalked and hunted down by a driverless car and unknown to him passes on the were-car curse to him.

    Returning to the city Bender is afraid that the car has followed him to New New York as the attacks continue and Bender soon realises that it is infact he who is committing the crimes.

    With help from Fry and Leela they discover they must hunt down and kill the original were-car if Bender is to be saved.
  • Another nice installment

    7.6
    I thought this was a very good episode, come on it may have had a few moments with nothing going on but when the jokes came they were funny.Great episode. can't understand why it is rated so low.One of the greatest the rating should be 100%.Sending up Dracula and others is what this episode is about.
  • Introduction of the Werecar

    9.9
    This had great scenes but the plot was very creative, robots turning into werecars much like the legend that humans can turn into werewolves. Fry being angry that Bender wasn't trying to kill him when i was possible that it wasn't time for Bender to kill his best time is great and the relief that Fry shows when Bender is trying to kill him is hilarious. I love the mansion scene and the lawyer scene:
    Lawyer: And to my loving nephew Bender, assuming he's not responsible for my death, I leave my castle.
    Bender: Alright! Let's stay there tonight!
    Lawyer: On condition he spends one night within its walls.
    Bender: Aw, there's always a catch!
    and Bender's Bender is Great song and dance. A very good Futurama episode.
  • The Honking

    10
    This is the best episode of Season 3 I have ever seen. It is my favourite episode from Season 3. It was real exciting and funny. It is well written and entertaining. I like it when Bender turns into a car that comes to life at night it is a well thought out episode.
  • A funny and well thought episode...

    8.5
    This was a good episode of Futurama. Perfect plot, good humor. It really made the whole robot thing of Futurama stand out, with the whole killer car thing.

    A good twist to the story with Bender being one of the killer cars. And the trail from robot to robot trying to find the original car was a good bit.

    Another good episode.
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