Futurama: Season 2 (1999 - 2000)


Season 2

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Air date: Sep 26, 1999

The first episode of the second season of Futurama is a take on the Hollywood blockbuster romance Titanic. During the Planet Express company vacation, the whole crew goes on a luxury space cruise. Leela pretends that Fry is her boyfriend in order to thwart the advances of the ship's captain, Zapp Brannigan. Amy also pretends that Fry is her boyfriend, so that her parents will stop trying to find her a husband. Meanwhile, Bender romances the rich old robot lady Countess De La Roca. This episode marked the first appearance of Hermes' wife, LaBarbara (voice of Dawnn Lewis), as well as Amy's parents, Leo (voice of Billy West) and Inez Wong (voice of Lauren Tom).

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Air date: Oct 3, 1999

The Planet Express crew makes a delivery to the Professor's office at Mars University. Realizing that he's just a high school dropout, Fry decides to enroll in school and become a college dropout. He ends up sharing a room with the Professor's super-intelligent experimental monkey, Guenter. Guenter competes with Fry in social activities and academic performance while struggling with whether to rejoin his species in the wild. Meanwhile, Bender hangs out with the robot fraternity of his college days (when he majored in Bending and minored in Robo-American Studies).

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Air date: Nov 7, 1999

While trying to relax on the beach, the Planet Express crew gets involved in an alien attack from the planet Omicron Persei 8. Zapp Brannigan leads the counterattack to destroy the mothership, but he destroys the Hubble telescope instead. It turns out that all the aliens want is the season finale of the television show "Single Female Lawyer." Unfortunately, when the show was supposed to air back in 1999, Fry delivered a pizza to FOX and accidentally knocked the station off the air. To appease the aliens, the crew decides to re-create the final episode with Leela playing Jenny McNeal, the "Single Female Lawyer."

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Air date: Nov 14, 1999

In this parody of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Fry tries to find a golden bottle cap in his favorite beverage, Slurm. He tries using the professor's latest invention that can see through metal, but he ends up swallowing a golden bottle cap and winning the contest. The crew gets to go on a tour of the Slurm factory and party with Slurms McKenzie, the party slug mascot who is sick and tired of constantly partying. Fry gets thirsty on the tour and falls into the Slurm river, so Leela and Bender try to save him. They all go down a drain and discover that Slurm is really made from the secretions of a giant queen slug. They are captured, but Slurms saves them. Pamela Anderson guest stars as the voice of blonde "Slurm Babe" Dixie.

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Air date: Nov 21, 1999

On Nibbler's birthday, Bender gets jealous because nobody is paying attention to him. Even when he tries to get noticed for baking a cake, Nibbler eats the whole thing. Angry, Bender flushes him down the toilet and Leela is heartbroken. Because the uncaring Bender feels no remorse, the Professor installs an empathy chip in him so he can understand how bad Leela is feeling about the loss of her pet. He is overcome with emotion and flushes himself down the toilet to try and save Nibbler. Fry and Leela try to find him, but they end up finding a race of underground sewer mutants. They all save Nibbler and have to fight the sewer monster "El Chupanibre."

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Air date: Nov 28, 1999

Zapp Brannigan accidentally explodes the Democratic Order of Planets (DOOP) and he loses his rank in a court sentence after Leela testifies against him. He and his assistant, Kif Kroker, become homeless vagrants, so Professor Farnsworth hires them to work for Planet Express. While delivering pillows to a high-gravity planet, Zapp convinces Fry and Bender to overthrow Leela so that he can be captain. When they eagerly comply, Zapp takes over and leads the crew into an attack on the Neutral Planet. Scared of dying, Fry and Bender turn on Zapp and make Leela captain again.

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Air date: Dec 12, 1999

Titanium becomes worth a lot of money, so Bender sells his body and tries to live as just a head. After he visits the head museum and has a binary number nightmare, he decides he wants his body back. Unfortunately, the head of a crazed Richard Nixon bought it so he can run for president against Jack Johnson and John Jackson. Fry and Leela help Bender sneak into Nixon's hotel room to steal back his body. Bender ends up having to blackmail Nixon with an incriminating video tape, but he still wins the election with a new cyborg body.

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Air date: Dec 19, 1999

Fry is sad about his first Christmas away from his family and Leela is sad because she's the only one of her species in the galaxy. Fry wants to comfort her, but he just ends up making her feel worse. To make up for it he goes out to buy her a present, despite warnings that an evil Robot Santa Claus (voice of John Goodman) is on a killing spree to judge the naughty from the nice. Fry gets Leela a parrot at a pet store, but it flies away out the window of a tall building and she ends up having to save his life again. Meanwhile, Bender pretends to be a hobo so he can get free alcohol at the liquor kitchen for homeless robots. Conan O'Brien guest stars.

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Air date: Feb 6, 2000

The episode "Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love" is a take on the Star Trek episode "Amok Time," where Spock has to go back to Vulcan to mate. Leela and Amy take Fry and Bender to the gym to work out, where Dr. Zoidberg goes crazy. The Professor tells him that he is full of male jelly and needs to go back to his home planet to mate. The Planet Express crew then returns to Zoidberg's planet where he tries to seduce his old flame Edna. Fry tries to teach him some ways to charm her, but that just makes her develop an interest in Fry instead. This leads to a fight between Zoidberg and Fry.

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Air date: Feb 13, 2000

When Amy takes Fry for a spin around Mercury in her new car, they run out of fuel and wind up starting a romance just in time for Valentine's Day. Because they work at the same place, Fry thinks Amy is smothering him and he wants to break up. Just as he is about to tell her that it's over, they get into a serious car accident and his head is transferred onto Amy's body. Meanwhile, Bender has started up a computer dating service and both Leela and Fry sign up for it. Amy goes out with Gary for Valentine's Day while Leela and Fry meet their match-ups from Bender's dating service. The dates turn out to be a disaster because Bender just took everyone's money and picked up random people at the bus station. Dr. Zoidberg eventually puts Fry's head back on his own body.

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Series 2 follows Fry (voice of Billy West), Leela (voice of Katey Sagal), Bender (voice of John DiMaggio), and the entire Planet Express crew as they navigate their way through intergalactic adventures. These include witnessing the Decapodian mating season, discovering the sunken city of Atlanta, participating in the Ultimate Robot Fighting League, surviving a revolt against humans and evil Robot Santa.

Critic Reviews for Futurama Season 2

All Critics (1) | Top Critics (1)

As comedy trios go, Fry, Leela, and Bender are as good a team as one could hope for.

Dec 11, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Futurama: Season 2

  • Apr 03, 2015
    Season 2 introduced new characters and made connections to earlier episodes which was a nice touch, the jokes were great. It had many parody episodes, The Slurm Factory episode was probably my favourite of all times!
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Mar 10, 2014
    Matt Groening and David X. Cohen deliver more laughs as Futurama launches into a second season. Full of hilarious adventures, this season Bender joins the Robot Mafia, Zoidberg returns to his home planet to mate, Fry enrolls in Mars University, and Lela finds another cyclops. There are also some brilliant parody episodes of Titanic, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Animal House. And along the way several new recurring characters are introduced, including Lrrr, Cubert, the Donbot, and Santa Claus. Additionally, a host of guest stars make appearances, including John Goodman, Bob Barker, Vice President Al Gore, Claudia Schiffer, and Stephen Hawking. Season 2 of Futurama continues the smart, outrageous comedy styling that makes the show so ridiculously funny.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 24, 2020
    My future days are over
  • Dec 20, 2020
    I prefer futurama to simpsons and this might be the best season of futurama. My favourite episode of futurama season 2 is why must I be a crustacean in love which is also my favourite episode of futurama ever. Please watch futurama season 2.
  • Sep 07, 2018
    This season has "How Hermes requisitioned his Groove Back," one of the funniest episodes of television and one of the best fictional depictions of bureaucracies. For that alone, this would be four stars.
  • May 26, 2015
    One of the best animated comedies of all time!
  • Mar 17, 2015
    The second season balances out the character's actions in a way that allows the viewer to see both their adventures and their feelings.
  • Oct 13, 2014
    Season Two is dare I say even funnier than season one. Here is the funniest collection of episodes the series has offered delivering among other hilarious episodes a homicidal Santa robot, a great Married with Children sendup, the brainslug, and poopler genocide. Every episode hear offers more than its share of laughs and clever sci-fi sendups. Unless your afraid of laughing till you explode please give this collection a watch
  • May 30, 2014
    The animation is better, the dialogue is wittier, the stories more tightly written, this season is much better than the first and wipes out new Simpsons episodes.
  • Apr 13, 2014
    great as good as the Simpsons

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