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

Zoidberg's species invades Earth when he eats the Earth flag, and he takes refuge in his home planet's embassy.

original airdate-- December 22,2002   rating--2.6 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.

  • It is most likely that every part of Old Man Waterfall's body is fake.
  • When Zoidberg has a flashback of his life on his home planet, there are 2 conversations with someone who appears to be his mother, yet in the season 2 episode "Why Must I Be A Crustacean In Love?" it is mentioned at the end that his species dies after the mating ritual.
  • On board the Nimbus where Zapp asks for the activation codes for the global defense network, it immediately after cuts to a shot of Kif Saying "Aye Aye sir". In the background of the shot sit two ship crew members, the brown haired one on the left disappears in the following shot.

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.

  • Dr. Zoidberg runs past several embassies, including a large, pink one. Originally the sign in front said "Barbie Planet Embassy", but once the writers got tired of the joke, they redid the sign to say "Klingon Embassy".

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regional titles

A Taste Of Freedom
Un goût de liberté
Der Geschmack der Freiheit
Sapore di libertà
El Sabor de la Libertad