The Thief of Baghead
Episode 4 of 25 within Season Nine : Comedy Central. Item 122 of 145 overall.
Production number 7ACV04.
Dan Vebber - Writer
Edmund Fong - Director
3 votes

Bender takes up photography. He is the last non-digital photographer on Earth, using film due to his preference for the look of film grain. He attempts to photograph Langdon Cobb, an actor called the greatest in the world.

Cobb always wears a bag over his head due to his desire to be known for his acting and not his looks. Calculon challenges him for his title, and the two partake in the World Acting Championship, an acting contest to the death.

Meanwhile, the rest of the Planet Express crew have their life forces removed.

original airdate--July 04,2012  rating--1.067 million

network--Comedy Central 

music--"Theme from Futurama" by Christopher Tyng


Title caption--"If this show's a-Rockin', Don't Come a-Knockin'"

Title reference--"The film The Thief of Bagdad and the film Baghead"

Goofs--The Professor explains that looking upon a Quantum Lichen drains any living things life force. This shouldn't mean that their bodies are reduced to skin, as their bones, fat blood, and organs would remain.

Trivia: Food colouring is apparently lethal to robots and is used to poison Calculon.


"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".

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regional titles

The Thief of Baghead
The Thief of Baghead
Le voleur de Baghead
Der Dieb von Baghead
An gadaí de Baghead
Il ladro di Baghead
El ladrón de Baghead