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Episode Reviews

Short Summary

The Why Of Fry
First aired 04/06/03
Rank: 10/124
Reviews: 353
Rating: 91%

Once again the Nibblonians need Fry's help to save the universe.

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#151 by -NF-
Futurama rocks. It was just amazing to find how everything was plotted from the beginning and after about 60 episodes finally explained. One thought: when many of the 4th production episodes were created, the staff and the writers were aware that Fox might have cancelled the show sooner or later (in fact it happened), so I think they decided to explain as much as possible in this season (revealing who were Leela's parents, "the why of Fry", developing the relationship between Amy and Kif) and so on, bringing everything to an ending. Furhtermore, Futurama producers declared that the final episode (4ACV18) is really intended to set an ending in case of cancellation. So I'm asking: if Fox didn't cancel Futurama, perhaps they would have developed the main plot and all subplots in a different (longer) way. It's sad thinking of it. Instead of accepting Leela as a mutant we would continue assuming (like herself) she's an alien and watched some more episode were she searches them in the space. The role of brain spawns and the niblonians could be resolved in a more complicated and intriguing way than putting everything in one single episode (for good it was). Amy could continue dating other guys before starting definitely a serious relationship with Kif. In a word, Fox decision to kill Futurama produced this side-effect to "shrink" the plot. Thus, even if it comes back to life, many things will be already revealed. Of course I'm still hoping for Futurama resurrection because the plot possibilities of this show are infinite like the stars :-)

-NF- gave 5 points

#152 by Kazzahdrane
Odd, but really good. That's all I can say.

Kazzahdrane gave 4 points

#153 by Yahoo
Thought it kicked a**. Hope it is on Sunday April 13, 2003.

Yahoo gave 5 points

#154 by Firestar
This was a great episode, because it sums up the whole reason why Fry was frozen. But Fry asked "But why MY life?", and that is a very good question. Technically the niblonians could have used any person in the world or universe to defeat the brains. I hope Futurama ins't cancelled, it's one of the few tv shows that really are interesting and fun to watch.

Firestar gave 5 points

#155 by johnqpublic
nibbler referred to lela as "the other" !! take note


johnqpublic gave 5 points

#156 by jt

jt gave 5 points

#157 by Nibbler
Great episode... one of the more complexing..

Nibbler gave 5 points

#158 by Mr. Ex
Would have been an excellent finale.

Mr. Ex gave 5 points

#159 by jimmyjoejoejrshabadu
i agree that it was really odd

jimmyjoejoejrshabadu gave 4 points

#160 by Jimmy J
A truly great episode,I almost missed it! I liked to see Nibbler in the past because I KNEW there was a nibblonian since Jurassic Bark aired and I saw a Nibblonian Eye in the Trash Can.

Jimmy J gave 5 points

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