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Episode Reviews


Short Summary

Less Than Hero
First aired 03/02/03
Rank: 84/124
Reviews: 274
Rating: 79%

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. When they try it out, it actually is a miracle cream that gives them superpowers.
 


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#261 by Zim Del Invasor
This episode is the one that usually causes most animated series to jump the shark. One that is usually a horrible idea. I am talking, of course, about "the superhero episode."
Usually an overrated concept, the main characters somehow getting powers and of course using them to kick some crimminal ass, this episode pulls it off surprisingly well. Join Fry, Leela, and Bender as "The New Justice Team," consisting of badass, cool-costumed alter-egos "Captain Yesterday," "Clobberella," and "Super King, the best one of the three!" Oh, no! The museum is going to be robbed at 9 by a villian known as "The Zookeeper!" With his team consisting of "A badger with a troubled past and nothing left to lose," "An elephant that never forgets... TO KILL!" and "A seldom used crab named Lucky... A.K.A.... Citizen Snips!" this madman is determined to get the Quantam Gemerald.
This episode is pretty funny. Not a "Parasites Lost" level of funniness, but nowhere near horrible, especially for a "superhero episode." I do recommend watching it.

Zim Del Invasor gave 4 points
31.03.2008

#262 by escape goat
Loved it, even though The Zookeeper was a pretty weak villain

escape goat gave 5 points
03.05.2008

#263 by Welbeck Kane
There might be cleverer, deeper, more original episodes than this one, but it's one of my favourites anyway. Just all-out silliness - nothing wrong with that. For all the superhero-ness, though, the funniest idea is naming a tiny robot 'Andrew'.

Welbeck Kane gave 5 points
04.05.2008

#264 by The Nameless Salesma
This episode had some good lines, but not as funny as episodes from the first and second season.

Example include:

"A Elephant that never forgets....TO KILL!!!!"

Super King/Bender: "*Fighting a Kangeroo* You are going down my friend. Down Under!!!"

*Kangeroo punches Bender and we see a reference to the Batman Pows in the form of 1011010101!!!*


I loved how this episode reference various superhero shows with the Hotline singal (e.g. Powerpuff Girls Phone).

I thought Leela was hot in Clobberella costume.

Finally, the real gem of the episode is the theme for "The New Justice Team".

Not a great episode, but its average.

The Nameless Salesma gave 3 points
02.04.2009

#265 by Anonymous
Decent ep

Anonymous gave 5 points
03.05.2009

#266 by Ash Morgan
The first ever episode i watched fully and to this day it is still my most favoured episode. The gang as superheroes is just hilarious and you cant stop but laugh at the Zookeeper.

Justice away!

Ash Morgan gave 5 points
03.06.2009

#267 by cyber_turnip
A nice little riff on the superhero genre before it really took off. The plot isn't amazing, but there are lots of great gags.

cyber_turnip gave 4 points
26.06.2010

#268 by Imnotgivingmynametoa
single best episode of futurama.

Imnotgivingmynametoa gave 5 points
10.07.2010

#269 by mushroomsinsideme
I hated this episode. Super heroes? Really? Not that I don't like super hero stuff, but it just doesn't work in Futurama, especially not the way they handled it in this episode. Although there were some funny moments (every Futurama episode has at least some) the over all tone was way off.

mushroomsinsideme gave 1 point
19.07.2011

#270 by mike
liked the superheroes stuff. nuff said.

mike gave 5 points
02.10.2011


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