by JavieR / August 7, 2012 / 13:50
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7acv08 - Fun on a Bun
I think this is in fact the best episode of the season so far. It has the mix of big animation (battles and 3D ships takes), funny stories and a lot of heart (like I mentioned to someone on twitter) in a way only Futurama can deliver.
Fry manages to get drunk in a future Oktoberfest in Germany, were beer is served now in tiny tiny cups and no ones party like before. Meanwhile Bender enters a sausage contest.
Leela, upset with Fry drunk and embarrassing her trying to make her do the chiken dance with chicken hats, broke up with him (Fry didn't know they were dating until that point). Bender goes with Fry to find a frozen mammoth from the Neander valley to make the sausages, and while grinding the meat, Fry gets stuck in the gigantic grinder and he dies.
Bender classifies to the next round in the contest, and while Leela is tasting the sausages, they notice that Fry's hair and pieces of his clothes are in the meat. They all mourn the death of Fry, and Leela can't take it, so she goes and deletes all his memories of Fry (but some stuff like the color Orange or shapes like his hair made leela Sad). The Planet Express crew tries to not mention Fry, but is a fun and hard task.
Meanwhile, we learn that Fry saves himself from the grinder, after shattering all his clothes and part of his hair. He falls in a ice cave and hits his head. When he wakes up, some neanderthals save him. Fry has no memory and a bump on his forehead that made him look like them.
Bender is called to Germany for the final round of the sausage contest, and they all go, even when that could make Leela remember Fry. In the neanderthals cave, they found a hole to scape from they prison cave where they lived about 30.000 years. In his time there, Fry learns that Homo Sapiens are rude and starts to hate humans (he thought he was also a neanderthal) then encourage them to scape the cave and kill all modern humans. Notice that purple things also made Fry sad.
In the contest, Bender only gets the 3rd price, "The greatest injustice Germany has ever committed." according the robot. The neanderthals attack the humans in the contest and a battle develops, ending with Fry and Leela fighting each other, not remembering the other.
while they fight, they had hats. Leela the chicken hat that Fry gave her when they first visited Oktoberfest, and Fry had a skull hat from the neanderthals. Finally in the fight, both loose they hats and tell the other "Purple?" "Orange?".. "Do I know you?".. and surprisingly for all the fans, they kiss in the middle of the battle with great passion and is a great moment never seen before in the series (there have been previous kisses, but believe me, this is the shippiest one).
The neanderthals, while wining the battle, that not even Zapp Brannigan could stop with all the technology (specially against the sabretooth catapult), see the kiss and forgive Humans for exclude them in the past. Sapiens and neanderthals party in an 21th Century Oktoberfest way, and Leela ends up embarrassing Fry with the chicken dance that Fry wanted to dance at the beginning.
I wrote the whole episode because I think this episode worked in the old Futurama way. Perhaps some people don't like the the kiss, but the mix of stories, main and secondary worked very well, there was no rush in the story and the mix I mentioned at the beginning: hearth, action & fun is pure Futurama gold.
This episode was written by Futurama co-producer Dan Vebber. He has written: "The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz", "The Route of All Evil", "Love and Rocket", "Obsoletely Fabulous", "Möbius Dick", "Cold Warriors" & "The Thief of Baghead".
1.009 million viewers saw the episode. Since this episode is next to episode "The Six Million Dollar Mon", that was fun and interesting in my opinion, I expected more viewers this time. Well, I've to say that you must watch this episode if you didn't, you'll not be dissapointed.
Source: TV by the Numbers
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