Fear of a Bot Planet
Episode 5 of 9 within Season One : FOX. Item 5 of 145 overall.
Production number 1ACV05.
Evan Gore - Writer
Heather Lombard - Writer
Peter Avanzino - Director
Carlos Baeza - Director
Ashley Lenz - Director
Chris Suave - Director
78 votes

At Madison Cube Garden watching a blernsball game, Bender complains about the poor treatment of robots. They're only there to clean up, polish the balls or water the fields. They never get any respect. Later, Bender must deliver a package to a planet inhabited by murderous robots that kill humans on sight.

He discovers a robotopia - a land where the robot is king! However, when Leela and Fry are captured, Bender must choose between protecting his celebrity status or saving his friends.

original airdate: April 18,1999   rating--6.3 million


music--"Theme from Futurama" by Christopher Tyng


Title caption--Featuring Gratuitous Alien Nudity

Title reference--The album Fear of a Black Planet by Public Enemy

Opening cartoon--Porky Pig and Bugs Bunny in "A Corny Concerto"

Goofs--When Dr. Zoidberg walks out of the bathroom, he zips up his shirt, and the zipper is just visible above his buttoned up jacket.After that, it's not seen in this episode or ever again.

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".

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Previous episode :
004 Love's Labors Lost in Space
Next episode :
006 A Fishful of Dollars

regional titles

Fear of a Planet Bot
Fear of a Bot Planet
Terreur sur la plančte robot
Planet der Roboter
Eagla ar Planet Bot
Paura del pianeta robot
Temores de un Planeta Robot