A Taste Of Freedom
Episode 4 of 16 within Season Five : FOX. Item 60 of 145 overall.
Production number 4ACV05.
Eric Horsted - Writer
James Purdum - Director
63 votes

When Zoidberg publicly devours an Earth flag, he is sentenced to death for his anarchic behavior. Before the sentence can be carried out, the Decapodians come to Zoidberg's aid by invading Earth, teaching the populace the true meaning of freedom.

original airdate: December 22,2002   rating--4.2 million


music--"Theme from Futurama" by Christopher Tyng


opening caption: "Or is it?"

opening cartoon: "The Queen was in the Parlor" (1932)

Goofs--When Zoidberg takes the flag from Old Man Waterfall, Old Man Waterfall's fake hand is the wrong one, unless he has two fake hands.

Trivia: This is the third role that a member of the Waterfall family appears in, this time "Old Man Waterfall." As with all others, Old Man Waterfall paid a heavy price for interacting with the Planet Express crew, this time getting squashed underneath a huge crab claw. We are also introduced to Frida Waterfall at the end, who will show up again later.


"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 :
059 The Route Of All Evil
Next episode :
061 Kif Gets Knocked Up A Notch
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038 The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz
  Futurama, Season Three
099 The Late Philip J. Fry
  Futurama, Season Seven

regional titles

Een smaak van vrijheid
A Taste Of Freedom
Un avant-goût de la liberté
Der Geschmack der Freiheit
A Taste Of Freedom
Un assaggio di libertà
El Sabor de la Libertad