The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz
Episode 9 of 15 within Season Three : FOX. Item 38 of 145 overall.
Production number 3ACV05.
Dan Vebber - Writer
James Purdum - Director
67 votes

The Professor decides to ship hazardous cargo to the outer reaches of space, but the course chartered takes the ship through some environmentally sensitive areas-- including the penguin refuge on Pluto.

Leela refuses to transport the dangerous cargo, so the professor removes her from command and installs Bender as captain. While Bender is piloting the ship, he allows his attention to drift and accidentally showers the penguins with oily goop.

original airdate: March 04,2001  rating--7.9 million


music--"Theme from Futurama" by Christopher Tyng


opening subtitle--"The Birdman of Alcatraz"

opening cartoon--Bubbles

Goof--The Juan Valdez is named both for the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker that ran aground near the Alaska coastline, and Juan Valdez.


"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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037 That's Lobstertainment!
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039 The Luck of the Fryrish
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027 My Problem With Popplers
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060 A Taste Of Freedom
  Futurama, Season Five

regional titles

De Birdbot van Ice-Catraz
The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz
L'évadé de glace-catraz
Bender unter Pinguinen
An Birdbot de Ice-Catraz
Pingui-bot di Gel-Catraz
El Pajaro Robot de Alcatraz