Futurama

Season 7 Episode 12

The Mutants Are Revolting

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 02, 2010 on Comedy Central
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The Planet Express crew are hired for their 100th delivery. To celebrate, Bender organizes the biggest party of the millennium. During a fundraiser, Fry inadvertently exposes Leela as a mutant illegally living on the surface. Leela is subsequently banished to the sewers to live in squalor with the other mutants. The crew, with the assistance of the mutated members of Devo, follow Leela in an uprising against the surface dwellers.moreless
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  • Raise the Land Titanic, as well as the rest of the mutants! A Milestone for Futurama.

    10
    Okay, this is the second episode in this series, in which we have multiple references to James Cameron's Titanic... plus, it was amazing how they came up with a way to finally giving mutants their rights. Loved when Fry took a dive on the mutant toxic lake, just so he could feel what being a mutant is like, all be cause Leela yelled at him. Plus, for the 100th episode it had a great ending, with Bender giving a second super party, with the rest of the Planet Express's crew. Well... this was the 100th episode, and I can't wait to see what they have in store for the 200th episode, if it is ever made (which we can hope for...)moreless
  • This is the 100th episode of futurama.

    9.0
    This is the 100th episode of futurama and it doesn't dissapoint. "The Mutants Are Revolting" was the 100th episode of Futurama. Reaching that landmark only took two networks, four straight-to-DVD movies and 11 years. Not exactly the standard route towards such an achievement. Perhaps that's why "The Mutants are Revolting" didn't have much of a landmark feel to it, but instead simply executed another solid episode of Futurama. This whole season is great other than "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela" and "Proposition Infinity". So what happenes is the police found out leela is a sewer mutant so she is banished to the sewer for the rest of her life. However planet express must live down there with her for a while because of helping a sewer mutant so then leela leads an army of underground mutants in a rebellion against the surface people.moreless
  • great

    8.5
    Fry accidentally reveals to people that Leela is a mutant, so she is sent to live in the sewers. Her, and other mutants, are tired of their disrespect and they try to fight for their right to come up to the surface. Will they win?



    It was alright. For a 100th episode milestone, it wasn't impressive, but for a regular episode, it was pretty good. It seemed weird for Fry to randomly reveal Leela being a mutant; he's known for a while now and there hasn't been any time when he mistakenly told, but now, for almost no reason (other than his stupidity), he reveals. Seemed weird. But it was nice for the mutants to get the respect they deserve. B+ or so seems rightmoreless
  • 100 Deliveries (and episodes)!!!

    9.0
    So Planet Express is about to deliver their 100th delivery: a souffle with medicinal nitroglicerin from Elzar to Mrs. Astor in Waldorf Asteroid. Bender is given the task of holding the souffle as he is gyroscopically stable of sth like it. There, they have to get to the mansion, but the only path is a very rickety bridge, so Bender to get the strength, runs backwards through all the asteroid, and then goes forward crossing the bridge, backwards again, and then jumps. In the mansion, Mrs. Astor thanks the company and invites them to stay for a dinner to raise funds or a mutant university. That night, they show a movie, nd Leela asks Fry to please be careful and not tell anyone she is a mutant. First they show a movie about the Land Titanic,, the only land cruise ever, with sank after it hit a mailbox, which both Mr. and Mrs. Astor went in, but only Mrs. Astor survived. The movie heavily critizises the mutants and when Leela stands up for them, she ends up lieaving. Fry tells Mrs. Astor she will be fine Fry: "you know how mutants are".



    And then the police sends her to the sewers. so Leela stays with er parents. Thjen at Planet Express, Bender is making plans for a great 100th party, Fry feels bad for Leela, and has a funny scene with Hermes: Fry: I feel bad for Leela



    Hermes: You SHOLUD fell bad for Leela!



    Fry: I feel like if it was my fault



    Hermes: It WAS your fault!



    Fry: I think we should do sth about it!



    Hermes: We SHOULD do sth about it!



    Fry: Shut up Hermes, I don't care what you say, we are doiing sth about it.



    Hermes: You DO care about what I say!



    So the gang goes to the mayor's office the try get her back, and Hermes accidentally says sth he wasn't reallt supposed too: Mayor: You could be punnished for havign a mutant living ileegally abouve surface



    Hermes: We DID have a mutant living illegally above surface! Oh oh...



    So they are all banished and they all fall on each other on the sewers, 'cept Zoidberg, who fell floating on an umbrella a la Mary Poppins and stated:



    Zoidy: Three dollars at the drugstore



    ^He sure knows how to make a good deal.



    Next to that Leela snaps and tells Fry he deosn't know how is to be a mutant and she won't forgive her. Bender meanwhile is having a great time at the party, which brings back lots of old characters, such as Lrrrr, Hedonismobot, Roberto, amogn others. So the gang sans Bender looking for a place to sleep find the rremains of ther Land Titanic. There the professor has a great moment



    Farnsworth: (after finding a skull) We should respect the remains of this dead people (proceeds to try and open a safe by smashign the skull against it)



    And they find a list of passengers and find something very interesting, a gemerald Mr Asotr bought for Mrs. Astor. And Fry makes a revealing comment:



    Fry: You guys know I have a crush on Leela?



    ^Yes, we do. Farnworth even slaps his cheek with a sketon's arm



    Bender suddenyl sees a picture of his friends toghether (and Zoidberg in the background, LOL) and decides to be with them and kicks everyone out of the party. So then FRy goes to the pond that turns humans in to mutants and jumps in, coming out as a diguisting weird slimy thingy I can't describe, he tells Leela he was right and both along with mutant DEvo, attempt to fight for mutant rights, by causing mayhem with the sewers, how? by bending together the main ducts, but who can bend those huge pipes together, Who??!?? Oh, yeah! Bender can.



    So, in comes BEnder as bends the pipes so everythign that comes down goes back up, and New New York is covered in filth, wich is being dragged to Madison Cube Garden. So the mutants come from the sewers to fight for their rights, asnd FRy, ,leading them tries to convince Mrs. Astor, giving her the gemerald they found, she throws it away and stays firm. But then Leela and Munga brind an old lady who tells her a tale from the day the Land Titanic sank. The mutants worked on the machinery ,and when the ship was sinking, Mr. Astor stayed in the ship and left her and her daughter go on the emergency boats. Then the lady turns out to be Leela's granny.



    Mrs. Astor starts to re-think and then when LEela kisses FRy, his mutant-y parts go away and it's revcelaed that when Fry jumped in the pond, he fell on Mr. Astor's mutantized body's mouth, and could leave FRy's body since then. The AStors are happily reunited and the mutants are given equal rights. Zoidberg: Hurray! A happy ending for the rich people!



    Then at Planet Express, Leela shows her parents her workplace, where Morris asks if there has been a fire. Bender then asks for another party, and the song Bend It! plays and Bender & Amy, Fry & Leela, Hermes, Zoidberg, Morris & Munga and Farnworth & Granny Leela dance together.



    I liked this one, it had a great share of humor and interesting story.moreless
  • Really? THIS was the big 100th? Get ready for me complaining about this so if you like this episode, I wouldn't read it.

    6.0
    I love Futurama and I would have thought that by the end of Season 6, the foundation of bad new episodes would have passed. I was really excited about this 100th Special, it was like 'Holy Sh!t, I'm watching the 100th episode special'. Then what followed were 30 minutes of... disappointment. The episode felt too short, it didn't feel like the 100th Episode Special. It didn't even feel like they were celebrating it? I mean Bender has a Party that was like the only recognition that this was a celebration episode. The usual Fry and Leela relationship STILL not making sense. And the fact that Fry gets saved by the fact that he hopped into a mutants mouth didn't work for me, I mean if it had been a bit more logical I would have accepted it, but this excuse for his staying human felt too much like the writers were cheating and couldn't be bothered to turn him back human in a more Sci-Fi way. They did the Titanic bit AGAIN after they've already done that idea in the classic 'A Flight To Remember' episode so I think it was a bad idea to copy themselves. And the biggest problem I had with this episode was that it felt like the only reason they made this episode, was to get the Mutants on the surface and nothing else. It was boring to me, I mean this is the 100th episode that I've been waiting for for a long time, and that was it?!



    I really wanted to love this episode but something about it just fell flat. I don't understand why some Futurama Fans think this is one of the best, I'm not judging, but it almost feels like some fans just loved this episode because they didn't wanna admit that it wasn't the 100th episode we'd all been waiting for. Again I could be wrong about other fan's opinions. I did think maybe it needed some time to grow on me, so I watched it again. Well it's 2 months later and this episode still sucks the big one. So there you go, Futurama's 100th Episode, I can do without.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Fry climbs out of a window of the Land Titanic, a can of Angry Norwegian Anchovies can be seen on the floor. This is reference to the sixth episode of the first season, in which Fry ate the supposedly very last can of anchovies.

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  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: April 28, 2011 on Prima COOL
      United Kingdom: August 26, 2011 on Sky1/Sky 1 HD

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • The One Hunderd and One Dalmatians


      When Mrs. Astor's buttler goes to get rid of the rest of the soufle, he throws it into a room full of dalmatians. This is likely a nod to the scene in Dodie Smith's book The Hundred and One Dalmatians, where all dalmatians bought and stolen by the Baddun brothers for Cruella de Vil are kept locked in a room.

    • Mutant: Are we not man now?
      Devo band member: I am 40% potato - but close enough!

      This is a reference to Devo's debut album title "Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!"

    • The "Westside Pipeway" where mutants spin dials to control the flow of sewage and avoid a catastrophic explosion, is a reference to a similar wall in Fritz Lang's silent film, Metropolis.

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