Love's Labors Lost in Space
Episode 4 of 9 within Season One : FOX. Item 4 of 145 overall.
Production number 1ACV04.
Brian Kelley - Writer
Brian Sheesley - Director
79 votes

On a mission intended to save endangered animals on a collapsing planet, Leela and the crew run into legendary starship captain Zapp Brannigan. A self-proclaimed ladies man, Zapp sees Leela as a potential new conquest.

When the captain refuses to aid the animal rescue, Leela and her crew try to leave Zapp's starship. But Zapp throws Fry and Bender in jail, and summons Leela to his "Lovenasium." They ultimately escape and arrive on the doomed planet, where Leela finally finds love - with a cute, and very useful, creature named Nibbler.

original airdate--April 13, 1999  rating--6.5 million


music--"Theme from Futurama" by Christopher Tyng


opening subtitle--Presented In Brain Control Where Available

opening cartoon--Bugs Bunny in "The Wacky Wabbit"


  • Zapp Brannigan's character was inspired by Captain Kirk from Star Trek. To create the character, the writers imagined what it would be like if William Shatner himself, not James T. Kirk, were the captain of the Enterprise.
  • Goofs -- In the scene around the table, Leela is holding a lilac coloured cup. This changes to a red coloured cup later in the scene.

    Easter Eggs: On the main menu for Season 1 Disc 1 press right to highlight the limo. Press enter to view the film poster for the film 'Planet of the Clams'.

    On the second disc of Season One on the Main Menu, highlight "fear of a bot planet" and click up which highlights a slurm truck. Then press enter to see a movie poster.

    On the third disc of Season One on the main menu, highlight "fry and the slurm factory" and press right on DVD remote. Press enter to see movie poster.


    "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".

    related items

    Previous episode :
    003 I, Roommate
    Next episode :
    005 Fear of a Bot Planet
    Related to this story :
    099 The Late Philip J. Fry
      Futurama, Season Seven

    regional titles

    Love's arbeid Lost in Space
    Love's Labors Lost in Space
    Victime de l'amour perdue dans l'espace
    Begegnung mit Zapp Brannigan
    Grá s an Lucht Oibre Lost in Space
    L'anore perduto nello spazio
    Obras de Amor Perdidas en el Espacio