I Second That Emotion First aired 11/21/99 Rank: 69/124 Reviews: 127 Rating: 81%
After flushing Nibbler down the toilet, Bender has an empathy chip installed to let him feel the pain he inflicted on Leela. Overcome by her sadness, he sets out on a mission to rescue her beloved pet from the mutant infested sewers.
There's one thing that bothers me about this episode: I gotta say I found the jokes with the empathy chip somewhat patronising. The way that Bender would anounce his change in mood ("Anger, huh?" or "Uh-oh, jealousy!" for example) ruined what could've been a much funnier and wittier joke by being too obvious.
Besides that, there's a lot of good dialogue in this episode. Particularly the Professor's line about the toilet. I love the continuity of Leela's Zapp Brannigan shame that never ceases to haunt her until around season 3.
Also, kudos for hiding Leela's parents in the episode as this and the Nibbler shadow in "Space Pilot 3000" as they displayed that Groening and Cohen had the future of the show in mind when they wrote episodes instead of just the past.
The Purpletraitor gave 4 points
#53 by Fralla
Fralla gave 2 points
#54 by Nate
The "Zap's website" bit was by far the funniest. Thank god for adult swim.
The three armed alien in the sewer - what other character (not necessarily futurama) has that same voice? My wife and I are going nuts trying to figure it out. Anyone know?
Nate gave 4 points
#55 by dr_wily
Quality episode, but not a classic. My fave part is when the professor is adjusting the chip.. "thanks for covering!"
dr_wily gave 4 points
#56 by Amy
I thought the rat poison joke with Bender was hilarious! But no one else seems to think so...
Amy gave 4 points
#57 by Shadow_DX
There were some classic bits, and the entire leela's parents in the background showed some for planning on Matt's half, overall a good Episode.
Shadow_DX gave 4 points
#58 by MuBsTaR
This episode will grow on ya :)
MuBsTaR gave 5 points
#59 by Zoidy
Very very funny! And is it me or is the animation slightly better in this one?
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