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
8.19
77 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

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.

  • When Bender starts talking about Clem Johnson at the baseball game, his bottle is empty, but in the next shot it is half full.
  • When Hermes first brings in the package of lugnuts the address is on two lines, the "To:" and "Chapek 9", but after that shot the address is all on one single line, - "To: Chapek 9".
  • When the robots are building a Tetris wall, there is a section on the left made up of two red 'L' bricks. However, the upright L block is not the same as the other red blocks, because it is flipped laterally.

 

 

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

regional titles

Dutch
Unknown
English
Fear of a Bot Planet
French
Terreur sur la plančte robot
German
Planet der Roboter
Irish
Unknown
Italian
Paura del pianeta robot
Spanish
Temores de un Planeta Robot