Futurama

Season 8 Episode 5

The Silence of the Clamps

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 14, 2011 on Comedy Central
8.5
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When Bender has to go into hiding to avoid the Robot Mafia, Clamps joins Planet Express to become friends with Fry to get information on Bender's where-a-bouts and grows a strong hostility with Zoidberg in the process.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Leave the profanity to South Park, not Futurama

    1.0
    Wow, I thought "Futurama's Holiday Spectacular" and "Neutopia" were the signals that the show was losing it's steam but this episode proves that the writers are really running out of ideas. They took Futurama and basterdized it by having F Bombs being dropped in this episode and I have to say, F-bombs don't work at all on Futurama and makes it look like a bad wannabe of South Park. Just Because South Park is the most popular cartoon on Comedy Central doesn't mean Futurama has to be it's poser just because they're on the same network. Futurama is funny in mild way of being edgy, and South Park's funny in a mature audience way and there's no reason for Futurama to try to be something it's not because it's too cool for that. What was Matt Groening and the other writers thinking? they must have been high while making this! They're running out of ideas just the way their other creation, The Simpsons have been for 11 years. Well, I hope next season doesn't have another episode like this.moreless
  • When Bender has to hide in order to avoid Mafia, Clamps joins Planet Express to become friends with Fry and get some information from him

    9.5
    I thought that this was an excellent episode of "Futurama". My score was just a tad low because they made this episode a little too predictable. The plot to this episode was well written and it was good to see that in this show but something tells me that this plot has been used on another "Futurama" episode before. Oh well, it was still enjoyable and pretty good. Bender trying to look for a robot to have sex with was absolutely hilarious. The court scene with Bender and everything else in that court scene made me laugh very hard. Bender hiding at some hillbilly town from the Mafia was very funny. The Billy West line was also funny. Zoidberg having that fight against Clamps in order to save Bender was very funny and made me laugh pretty hard. The very ending of this episode was also funny as well. Overall, this episode did seem a little too predictable from time to time but it was excellent for the most part and it was very enjoyable that I would recommend everyone watching this episode... it has some very good humor and the storyline was good. 9.5/10moreless
  • superb

    9.0
    Bender witnesses a crime by Donbot and testifies. Now, he is worried for his life, so he goes into the relocation program to protect himself against Clamps. Will he be found?



    Good episode. I liked Zoidberg and Clamps fighting, the end of the episode, the Billy West line(s), etc. It was kind of predictable, because they've had numerous episodes where Bender has either come close to dying or did 'die', and this was another tale of that, but still an enjoyable episode. Bmoreless
  • At the Donbot's daughter's wedding, Bender lets himself go once again overboard with his careless, hedonistic antics. He eventually witnesses a heinous crime take place and must go into hiding...

    9.0
    Wow! I don't know what happened this season but the writers are going all out. Truly some of the best episodes of Futurama ever have made their appearance in this season. I feel like the writers are really utilizing the limits in the world of Futurama, which is, of course, limitless. Although this was another Bender-centric episode, I personally feel like the true star was Dr. Zoidberg. I won't give anything away, but in this episode he once again showed us that he is not just a spineless invertebrate nuisance. The ending was largely a disappointment, but hey, if we judged everything based on endings alone, the video game industry would be dead.moreless
John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio

Voice of Bender Bending Rodriguez (Bending Unit 22)

Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal

Voice of Turanga Leela

Billy West

Billy West

Voice of Philip J. Fry, Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth, Dr. John A. Zoidberg

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