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Episode Reviews

Short Summary

30 % Iron Chef
First aired 04/14/02
Rank: 49/124
Reviews: 127
Rating: 84%

Bender challenges Elzar to a competition in the televised kitchen coliseum known as the "Iron Cook" after being rejected by the Planet Express crew.

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#41 by Ryk
I love Futurama but this one was sub-par to say the least. Zoidberg and the bottle was the lamest thing I've ever seen and the LSD was a dumb copout. It's just weak and that hurts me to say because I'm fighting as hard as everyone else to keep the show alive.

Ryk gave 2 points

#42 by mPUNKt
I did not enjoy the star trek episode at all - so i was quite happy that there are still some good episodes to see in the future.

mPUNKt gave 5 points

#43 by Ralph Ekekihl
and at the end, LSD...and they all are happy to eat and brunch, and the episode ends with some 70's rock giff's
I laughed so i almost died!!!
A good one!!

Ralph Ekekihl gave 5 points

#44 by Rustan
i really liked the japanese guy with the sword, he kicked ass

Rustan gave 4 points

#45 by Filip
Lots of Morbo, Lots of Zoidberg

What else do you need :)

Filip gave 5 points

#46 by Llewellyn
Fantastic, especially if your roommate is always watching the food channel. :-)
just wanted to point out the helmet spargo is a takeoff on the chef 'wolfgang puck'.

Llewellyn gave 4 points

#47 by PCC Fred
Not an amazaing episode,possibly the poorest of Season 4. The subplot with Zoidberg breaking the Professor's ship in a bottle was funny, as was Morbo's latest appearance. But the Bender storyline was pretty dull, nowhere near as good as "Godfellas" or even "A Pharoah to Remember".

PCC Fred gave 2 points

#48 by Mike
Zoidberg was as boring and annoying as ever (excpt for the 'Fry did it! Woo-woo-woo..' line at the end) and the rest of the episode just seemed to lack any good jokes. Not even Morbo, one of the best characters, had that many good lines. Don't ask me why, but Bender's bad cooking here just wasn't as funny as in 'My Three Suns', and Elzar was never that great a character, which didn't help. The most boring bit of the episode, though, was the hobo planet. Apart from the 'romo' joke at the beginning, this section was so, so dull. The end was a disappointment too - it was just like I Second That Emotion, except not funny.

I'm sure I missed all the references, though. I've not seen Star Wars or Iron Chef, I've never even heard of Styx, and I've got no idea whose head that was in the jar on the judging panel.

One of the worst episodes out of a very bad season. The only two good season four episodes so far have been Buffalo and Futurestock, and not even they could manage 5/5. This one gets a pitiful 2, I'm afraid.

I don't watch Star Trek, so I doubt I'll understand the next episode, so roll on season 5, which at least has a couple of good episode descriptions.

Mike gave 2 points

#49 by robert
This is one of the best episodes. Dr. Zoidberg is my favourite character and he has many hillarious moments in this episode, the best one was probably when he tried to fix the bottle, and he had the accident with the glue!

One of the best episodes ever.

robert gave 5 points

#50 by Fry/Flexo Fan
Good, but could stand to be better. As Mike says, it draws on other episodes quite heavily in areas but fails to be as funny. The Star Wars parodies weren't at all bad, and there was a decent share of jokes throughout (the main bulk of which in the first half), but the subplot with Zoidberg and the bottle was definetly one of the weakest subplots yet, and the Iron Chef climax could have been sharper.

One of the strongest elements of this episode is definetly the intergalactic animation - scenes in outer space are usually very impressively done, and '30% Iron Chef'was no exception.

Fry/Flexo Fan gave 3 points

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