The Cryonic Woman
Episode 3 of 15 within Season Three : FOX. Item 32 of 145 overall.
Production number 2ACV19.
J. Stewart Burns - Writer
Mark Ervin - Director
68 votes

When Leela accidentally leaves the keys in the ignition of the Planet Express, Fry and Bender decide that it's the perfect opportunity to go joy-riding. This decision, unfortunately costs the entire crew their jobs -- and Fry and Bender lay blame on Leela. She decides to return to her former job at the cryonic lab, but before doing so accidentally implants her job chip into Fry and his chip into her.

Now Fry is in charge of assigning jobs to the recently thawed and Leela is one of the best-looking pizza delivery girls in New New York. Fry's first assignment on the job brings him a big surprise -- he unthaws Michelle, his former girlfriend from 1999, who voluntarily froze herself after Fry's disappearance.

original airdate--December 3,2000    rating--4.3 million

music--"Theme from Futurama" by Christopher Tyng

opening subtitle-- Not a Substitute for Human Interaction

opening cartoon--"Up to Mars" (1930)


Goofs: After destroying the toy spaceship Bender place the hammer on the ground in front of him. When it cuts the hammer has changed position.

  • When the pizza box says it's only been 23 minutes the face on it smiles with its mouth closed. When it cuts to Fry talking the face is smiling with its mouth open.
  • When Fry and the kid are racing along the motorway, just after they let go of the cars they are holding onto, they head into a lamp post. This leads them to banging their heads and collapsing on the floor, because the ribbon they were holding onto forces them into the lamp post. When they fall on the floor, the dust shoots up. After the dust disappears, the lamp post has as well, meaning that the ribbon isn't actually tied around anything.

Trivia: In this episode, one revived cryogenic patient tells Fry he froze himself because he wanted to meet Shakespeare and assumed time was cyclical. Fry tells him it only moves in a straight line. However, in "Futurama" (1999) {The Late Philip J. Fry (#6.7)}, this assumption is proven wrong, as Fry, the Professor and Bender accidently overshoot while testing a new time machine, and have to travel through all of human existence to get home.

  • One of the stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame is Morbo.
  • Career chips (which play a critical role in the series' pilot) were almost completely disregarded in later seasons, with the exception of this episode.
  • If you look closely in the background when Bender and Leela find Fry on the Walk of Fame, the 'Hollywood' sign now simply reads 'Hood'.
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic is also seen in one of the cryo-tubes.

related items

Previous episode :
031 War is the H-Word
Next episode :
033 Parasites Lost
Related to this story :
001 Space Pilot 3000
  Futurama, Season One
074 Bender's Big Score (II)
  Futurama, Season Six
089 Bender's Big Score
  Futurama, Direct-to-DVD Movies

regional titles

The Cryonic Woman
La femme cryonique
Die Frau, die aus der Kälte kam
Un amore sbucato dal passato
Mujer Crionica