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Futurama: When Aliens Attack

Back in the 20th century, Fry accidentally destroyed a television transmitter, cutting off the last episode of Single Female Lawyer. Omicron Persei 8, one thousand light years away from earth, received the broadcast one thousand years later. Oblivious to the upset this has caused the Omicronians, the Planet Express crew goes to the beach for a vacation day. Their fun is cut short by an alien attack. Lrrr, leader of Planet Omicron Persei 8, demands to see the conclusion of the show or else he will destroy the Earth. With no remaining copies of the show in existence, everyone's fate depends on Fry and his extensive television knowledge.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x3
Production Number: 1ACV12
Airdate: Sunday November 07th, 1999

Director: Brian Sheesley
Writer: Ken Keeler

  • Currently 7/10
7/10 (4 Votes cast)
Main Cast
Katey Sagal
voiced Turanga Leela, Various
Billy West
voiced Philip J. Fry, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Dr. John Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Leo Wong, Various
John DiMaggio
voiced Bender Bending Rodriguez (Bending Unit 22), Various
Lauren Tom
voiced Amy Wong, Inez Wong, Various
Tress MacNeille
voiced Mom, Linda the Newscaster, Various
Frank Welker
voiced Nibbler, Various
Phil LaMarr
voiced Hermes Conrad, Lionel Preacherbot, Various
Maurice LaMarche
voiced Kif Kroker, Morbo, Walt, Raoul, Various
David Herman (1)
voiced Mayor Poopenmayer, Professor Ogden Wernstrum, Scruffy, Turanga Morris, Larry, Dwayne, Various
Kath Soucie
voiced Cubert Farnsworth, Various
Episode Notes
Opening theme promotion: = PROUDLY MADE ON EARTH =

Opening theme cartoon: "Daffy The Commando" (1943)

LOOK HARD: In the shot from Earth to Omicron Persei 8, you can see a brief glimpse of the Voyager spacecraft.

Though it aired in the second season, this episode was part of the first production season and appears on the first season's DVD set.

Episode Quotes
(Fry spills his beer)
Technician: Oh, my God! You knocked Fox off the air!
Fry: Pssh! Like anyone on earth cares.

Leela: Well, you heard the windbag. We've been drafted. Everyone into the ship.
Bender: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, hold on. I refuse to fight. I'm a conscientious objector.
Fry: A what?
Bender: You know, a coward.

Zapp: Remember, our mission is simple. Destroy all aliens!
Kif: Um, uh, not me, sir.
Zapp: Oh, yes, right. Nobody destroy Kif. (covertly) Unless you have to.

Zapp: The alien mothership is in orbit here. If we can hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate.
(Kif sighs)

Leela: They're going to destroy the entire Earth if they don't see some stupid TV show about some bimbo lawyer?
Fry: It's crazy! How could they even know about a show from a thousand years ago?
Professor: Well, Omicron Persei 8 is about a thousand light years away. So the electromagnetic waves would just recently have gotten there. You see-
Fry: Magic. Got it.

Fry: You see? TV audiences don't want anything original. They wanna see the same thing they've seen a thousand times before.
Bender: Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Fry?

Lrrr: We are reasonably satisfied with the events we have seen. Overall, I would rate it a C+, OK, not great. As a result, we will not destroy your planet. But neither will we provide you with our recipe for immortality.
Fry: (angrily) Way to overact, Zoidberg.

Other Episode Crew

Director Of Computer GraphicsScott Vanzo
3d DirectorScott Vanzo
Warning: Futurama season 2 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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