Futurama Production Code: 4ACV08 Episode first aired 11/10/02 written by Aaron Ehasz directed by Peter Avanzino User Rating: 80%
Guide: As Earth is unable to counter its rising temperature through the usual method (the dropping of a giant ice cube into the ocean), Gore leads an emergency conference in Kyoto, Japan, where Professor Farnsworth claims responsibility for the crisis. It seems love detoured him from observing proper emission standards on his prototype robot, and that could necessitate the destruction of all its "descendants." That includes Bender, who resigns himself to having a farewell blowout before being blown up.
Futurama Production Code: 4ACV07 Episode first aired 11/17/02 written by Eric Kaplan directed by Swinton O. Scott III User Rating: 91%
Guide: Fry and Bender discover that the exact pizzeria Fry worked at before coming to the 30th century is on display as part of a 20th century exhibit at the Museum of Natural History. Fry is horrified when he sees his dog, Seymour, petrified among the artifacts in the exhibit. Fry reacts with protest and learns that there is a possibility to clone his "best friend" back to life. Bender perceives Seymour as a threat to his friendship with Fry and gets his own Robo-puppy as competition.
Futurama Production Code: 3ACV12 Episode first aired 12/08/02 written by Dan Vebber directed by Brian Sheesley User Rating: 69%
Guide: Cubert - the clone of the Professor - and Dwight - Hermes' son - are suspended from school for illegal use of the AV equipment. Upon their return to the Planet Express, they form a business -- a competing delivery company that threatens the existence of Planet Express. Meanwhile, Leela, Fry and Bender brew up a batch of homemade beer.
Futurama Production Code: 4ACV05 Episode first aired 12/22/02 written by Eric Horsted directed by James Purdum User Rating: 78%
Guide: Dr. Zoidberg is accused of flag desecration when, at a Washington D.C. celebration, he cannot restrain himself from eating a large flag. After Zoidberg is sentenced to death, his people send an invasion force to enslave the people of Earth and teach them the meaning of freedom.
Futurama Production Code: 4ACV01 Episode first aired 01/12/03 written by Bill Odenkirk directed by Wes Archer User Rating: 73%
Guide: Amy's romance with Kif Kroker takes a twist when an unexpected pregnancy occurs -- he being the pregnant one. As Amy questions her commitment to the squishy green alien, Kif must return to his ancient, mysterious homeworld to give birth in the same muddy swamp where he was born.
Futurama Production Code: 4ACV04 Episode first aired 03/02/03 written by Ron Weiner directed by Susan Dietter User Rating: 79%
Guide: Suffering from aches and pains, Fry and Leela turn to Dr. Zoidberg who gives them a "miracle cream" that he bought long ago from a traveling salesman. Lo and behold, when they try it out, it actually is a miracle cream that gives them superpowers. Fry and Leela decide to become super heroes with Bender as the third member of their team.
Futurama Production Code: 4ACV09 Episode first aired 03/30/03 written by Jeff Westbrook directed by Bret Haaland User Rating: 92%
Guide: When Fry and the Planet Express gang realize that at 161 years old, the Professor has become too crotchety to handle, they decide he needs to be "youth-a-sized". Traveling to an asteroid, they register the Professor at a posh resort where their full-body bath in searing hot tar is guaranteed to turn back the clock. Through a series of unfortunate accidents, the bath covers not only the Professor but also everyone else and all are affected by the treatment. Back at Planet Express, a now 53-year-old Professor tries to keep a now 13-year-old Fry and other kids under control while looking for a way to reverse the effects of the tar treatment. Meanwhile, "the kids" all react to their newfound youth, including Leela, who decides she could have a taste of the childhood she never had as an orphan.
Futurama Production Code: 4ACV10 Episode first aired 04/06/03 written by David X. Cohen directed by Wes Archer User Rating: 91%
Guide: When Leela gets swept off her feet by Chaz, an aide to the Mayor, Fry falls into a deep funk thinking that she could never like a non-important guy. Adding to Fry's funk, a bizarre genetic abnormality is discovered that qualifies him for a mission to save the universe. While on this mission, we learn what really happened on Dec. 31, 1999, the night Fry was frozen. Meanwhile, Chaz ruins a skating date, and Leela realizes Fry is much more to her than she ever knew.
Futurama Production Code: 4ACV12 Episode first aired 06/01/03 written by Patric M. Verrone directed by Brian Sheesley User Rating: 91%
Guide: After arriving at an asteroid field in deep space, Fry, Leela and Bender attempt to collect honey produced by vicious space bees. Leela decides to take a baby queen bee that incidentally kills Fry! While at Fry's funeral, guilt ridden Leela has a romantic dream that causes her to believe that Fry is still alive. As Leela's bizarre dreams continue to develop, she sinks into a much stranger sleep.
Futurama Production Code: 4ACV15 Episode first aired 06/08/03 written by Bill Odenkirk directed by Ron Hughart User Rating: 93%
Guide: When the Professor conducts an experiment so hideous that he wants his apparatus destroyed in the thermonuclear inferno of the sun, he has Leela guard the two-foot cubic box overnight so that no one opens it and sets it off. Fry and Bender try their best to sneak a peek but it is Leela who finally gives in and opens the box. Drawn into the power of the box, Leela is thrown into a parallel universe, which has duplicates of the Planet Express gang - including Leela.
Futurama Production Code: 4ACV16 Episode first aired 06/15/03 written by Eric Kaplan directed by Swinton O. Scott III User Rating: 83%
Guide: As a result of Zapp Brannigan's victory over the Arachnid homeworld, Richard Nixon's head gives everyone a $300 refund from the silk surplus. Leela, the Professor, Bender, and Fry find wacky ways to spend the money. When things gets too hot at Zapp's celebration dinner, Fry saves the day.
Futurama Production Code: 4ACV17 Episode first aired 07/13/03 written by Ron Weiner directed by Peter Avanzino User Rating: 75%
Guide: When the Planet Express gang goes camping in the woods for their company outing and Fry goes searching for an encounter with his favorite legendary figure, Bigfoot -- he is beamed aboard a spaceship and returned the next day without a nose. Fry learns that humans everywhere have been losing their noses and aliens are profiting for the sale of "human horns." A suggestion from Leela and a surprise visitor aim at keeping the human face safe.
Futurama Production Code: 4ACV13 Episode first aired 07/20/03 written by Mike Rowe directed by James Purdum User Rating: 72%
Guide: Bender faces his greatest challenge when he tricks his way into the 3004 Earth Olympian and wins several events, but he must endure the final and most revealing test to receive his medals. When Bender has a date with a major robot celebrity, Calculon, he sees this as an opportunity to be wined and dined like never before. When Bender realizes there's an inequity of feelings, he enlists Fry's and Leela's help to stage a "soap opera death".
Futurama Production Code: 4ACV14 Episode first aired 07/27/03 written by Dan Vebber directed by Dwayne Carey-Hill User Rating: 79%
Guide: When Fry, Bender and the Planet Express gang attend Roboticon 3003 - the world's largest robot trade show - the Professor purchases the new "Robot 1-X", which threatens to render Bender obsolete. Feeling inadequate, Bender returns to MomCorp for an upgrade, but becomes terrified that the procedure will erase his robo-humanity. In desperation, he escapes from the factory and becomes a castaway on a tropical island that seems uninhabited... or is it? Violence ensues.
Futurama Production Code: 4ACV06 Episode first aired 08/03/03 written by Lewis Morton directed by Brian Sheesley User Rating: 80%
Guide: When a young star of the hit robot soap opera "All My Circuits" literally falls to pieces, Bender seizes his chance for stardom. Along with Fry and Leela, Bender sabotages the auditions and secures a spot on the show. As a result of Bender's misbehavior, the Nielsen numbers rise, making Bender a star. When a new group, Fathers Against Rude Television (or F.A.R.T.) plans a Million Dad March to protest his character, Bender realizes his effect on kids.
Futurama Production Code: 4ACV18 Episode first aired 08/10/03 written by Ken Keeler directed by Bret Haaland User Rating: 90%
Guide: Fry, in an effort to win Leela's love, makes a deal with the Robot Devil to become a gifted musician. He has tried to take Holophoner lessons, but his teacher claimed he had "stupid fingers." Bender realizes that the Robot Devil is the only one to help. Fry makes a deal only to regret it immediately as it comes with a hefty price.
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