Season 5 Episode 8

The Why of Fry

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Apr 06, 2003 on Comedy Central

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  • Not only the defining plot episode of the series, very touching and entertaining as well.

    As a 17-year-old geek who writes reviews for his favorite television shows on a website called tv.com, it shouldn't be too hard to imagine the fact that there are times where I feel like I'm entirely unimportant, completely expendable, and the most useless person in the universe.

    It's that aspect of me that draws me to Fry. In this episode, Fry has to deal with that very concept only to discover that he is the most important man in the universe as he is the only one capable of destroying the galactic menace of GIANT BRAINS! Of course, before discovering that, he's humiliated by missing out on a mission and having Leela turn him down yet again.

    Yeah, that's happened to me too, but not in that amount of detail.

    Along with Jurassic Bark, this episode of Futurama gives the entire series a heart that most shameless comedies completely overlook. And the romance is nice as well and not entirely cheesy.

    Long live Futurama reruns!