Richard Nixon's head runs for a third term as president of Earth. Among the candidates running against him is Chris Travers, a senator from Hawaii. Leela becomes Travers' campaign manager.
However, his campaign encounters difficulties when his opponents point out that his "Earth certificate" is missing. Travers must win the election, as terrible events will occur in the event that Nixon wins. Bender will finally get to fulfill his wish to kill all humans, leading all robots in a revolt against humanity. This revolt will lead to a bleak future where the last remnants of humanity hide underground in fear.
original airdate--June 27,2012 rating--1.452 million
music--"Theme from Futurama" by Christopher Tyng
Title caption--"Made from 100% recycled pixels"
Title reference--"Decision 2012", a media nickname for the 2012 U.S. presidential election
Allusion: The human race being taken over by robots in the future and being forced to live underground to survive is a direct reference to the Terminator movies.
Goofs: Bender's Reelect Nixon ass stickers disappear after they are first shown.
"Pizza delivery boy and major underachieving loser, Philip J. Fry, is cryogenically frozen by accident on New Year's Eve, 1999 and re-awakened 1000 years later in the 31st century".