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Episode Reviews

Short Summary

The Route Of All Evil
First aired 12/08/02
Rank: 108/124
Reviews: 192
Rating: 69%

Hermes' son Dwight and the Professor's clone Cubert start a delivery business competing with Planet Express.

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#11 by Ben
It certainly wasn't a bad episode, but I didn't think this one was especially good either. Cubert, Dwight, Hermes and Hermes' wife (I don't remember her name) all had too much time considering how well their characters were developed, and a few of the jokes got worn out. Namely, the Bender is pregnant joke and the fact that Hermes and the Professor kept making fun of the kids' business. It did have some great moments, though, with the worm, the paper gun and plenty of Bender's lines.

Ben gave 3 points

#12 by aslate
Not an outstanding episode, but it was still a great one. I found it funny all the way through and a great way to introduce Dwight.

aslate gave 5 points

#13 by Nero
I liked this ep. The subplot with the Beer making thingy was great. Bender was soo proud of his baby.
Fun to see Dwight, but why didn't he have an Jamaican accent? Never really liked Cubert (you little brat!) but it was fun anyway. Reminded me of the game Paperboy (C64) where you can throw newspapers in windows and stuff.

Nero gave 5 points

#14 by Tin_Foil
This was an ep that allowed you to chuckle in places, but very few down and out belly laughs. Dwight and Cubert didn't have enough personallity to hold a major plot and Hermies and the Professor just didn't seem to be themselves through most of the ep. The subplot greatly helped this ep. It allowed Bender, Leela, and Fry to get along in a non-work situation which was nice to see.

One of my major disappointments is how they had a perfect situation to spoof the old video game Paperboy, and they only did it half way. I was hoping to see remote controlled cars, ramps, different color houses (for non-subscribers), and a bonus course at the end. I guess the writers thought that would be to easy...

Overall, this won't be one I'll go out of my way to see again, but I don't feel like I lost a half-hour of my life either.

Tin_Foil gave 3 points

#15 by Leufert
Not to bad episode... But clearly the best episode of this season. The beer idéa was awesome!

Leufert gave 3 points

#16 by Luke
A very good episode which had me laughing the whole way through. I am sure part of that was getting to see a new Futurama, but still, very enjoyable.
I loved the beer brewing subplot, especially Fry's "I hope its a lager, so I can take it to a ballgame!" line.

Luke gave 4 points

#17 by Anal_Foam
Ugh... Watching this episode rigth after Jurassic Bark, I think it's one of the worst epîsodes I've seen yet. The Professor and Hermes seemed totally out of character being father figures. And I'm not even going to get started about Dwight and Qbert.

The only redeeming thing about this episode is the beerbrewing, but even that could have been elaborated upon to make it better. Oh well, can't expect greatness every week

Anal_Foam gave 1 point

#18 by Qwertyrama
I loved it! We must remember that this was supposed to be the next time we see Cubert after A Clone Of My Own, so I loved his re-introduction: "Stretch Pants. No pants. And...idiot!"

I must pose this question though: Why does Hermes son get an entire episode around him, when they still can't seem to give Hermes his own episode? And don't go thinking How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back was around him. He was in a forced labor camp for half the episode.

Qwertyrama gave 5 points

#19 by G
It was good, but not great. I really wish that would have spent more time on Cubert and Dwight at school, because that scene was hilarious. I wonder what a futuristic education system would be like...

G gave 4 points

#20 by SRM
This was a good episode. Had some good funny moments. I liked the zing at Fox, "We're almost old enough to find Fox juvenile."

Is it just me or does Cubert look a little like the original Bart Simpson with a different doo?

SRM gave 4 points

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