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Episode Reviews

Short Summary

40% Leadbelly
First aired 07/03/13
Rank: 121/124
Reviews: 119
Rating: 50%

At a maximum security prison, Bender meets a famous folk singer and attempts to make a copy of his precious guitar.

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#11 by NTJ
I think this was one of the best episodes of the last couple seasons. I think the way they made fun of folk song lyrics was pretty subtle--the train stuff, someone always getting shot, stuff like that. I also liked the stuff about the "authentic down-home prison". They really did get at some of the pretensions of the genre.

NTJ gave 5 points

#12 by Mr Snrub
It was okay, I guess. If Mike Rowe had written this episode I'd probably be a bit kinder with it. The good news is that there weren't any really bad jokes, but the bad news is there simply wasn't very many of them. The plot functioned well enough and the twist was nice, if not particularly shocking. The ending seemed to go on for a while as well. I feel like it could've easily ended a couple minutes early.

Mr Snrub gave 4 points

#13 by Jarvio
The only decent thing about this was the octopus...

Jarvio gave 1 point

#14 by asdf
The premise itself was nice, but the execution was foul and distinctly un-Keeler'ish. The hooting at Leela part, the selling out slap-on at the end, and a ton of other little plastic and dumbed down bits left a rancid aftertaste. Don't get me started on the vile pop-culture references. Ken, why you do this? Futurama, why you do this? This was supposed to be the best going away season, get your act together.

asdf gave 2 points

#15 by DJC13
I'm gonna say this episode was "meh," there were things I liked and things I didn't, but I can't make my mind up whether or not it has more pros than cons or vice versa. A decent episode overall.

DJC13 gave 3 points

#16 by Frank
It was truly the worst Futurama episode ever.

Ken Keeler should be shot.. out of a cannon.. into the sun.

Frank gave 1 point

#17 by Mehe

Mehe gave 1 point

#18 by !iMmOrTaL!
This was kinda 'meh'!

!iMmOrTaL! gave 3 points

#19 by Helper
I have never been as bored of an Futurama episode as this. The(ughh)rap song at the end, sealed it. The plot was long and very boring.

Helper gave 1 point

#20 by Lisa
It was like the writers gave up.

They did another plot about folk singing Bender, but all the good jokes had been used in all the previous episodes.
So they added in the 3-D printer concept from one the office actually had as a plot device.
One they played with instead of writing good plots!
The writers threw the show away in my opinion and the ratings reflect that.


Nothing at all worked, and all the jokes were bad.
I guess, at least the animation was okay.

Futurama deserves to be canceled, this was on a 'Family Guy' level of crappy!

Lisa gave 1 point

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