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[4ACV18] The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings

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General Episode Data
Title: The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings
First aired: 08/10/03
Production Code: 4ACV18
Written by Ken Keeler
Directed by Bret Haaland
Opening theme promotion: See you on some other channel
Opening theme cartoon: "Futurama" by Curiosity Company (1999)

Fry, in an effort to win Leela's love, makes a deal with the Robot Devil to become a gifted musician. He has tried to take Holophoner lessons, but his teacher claimed he had "stupid fingers." Bender realizes that the Robot Devil is the only one to help. Fry makes a deal only to regret it immediately as it comes with a hefty price.

Voice Credits
  • Billy West (Fry, Farnsworth, Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Nixon)
  • Katey Sagal (Leela)
  • John DiMaggio (Bender)
  • Tress MacNeille (Mrs Mellinger)
Guest Starring
  • Dan Castellaneta (Robot Devil)
  • Lauren Tom (Amy)
  • Phil LaMarr (Hermes)
  • David Herman (Scruffy)
Also Starring
  • Maurice LaMarche (Hedonism Bot)

Did You Notice...
  • Fry is laying naked on bed on his greatest hits cover? {MW}
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External references
  • Segway
    • Bender and Fry ride this 'vehicle of the future' and crash just like it's most (in)famous user W. Bush {MW}
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Futurama references
  • 3ACV02 - Parasites Lost
    • The Holophonor is introduced - allowing Fry to win over Leela for a while. {MW}
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Freeze Frame Fun
  Holophonor Teacher
  Taking the Joy out of
 Music for over 20 Years
Robot names on the wheel:
 * Flexo
 * Daisy Mae 128K
 * Crushinator
 * Roberto
 * Helper
 * Kwanzabot
 * Robot 1-x
 * Clamps
 * Hedonismbot
 * Fatbot
 * Linctron
 * Destructor
 * Santa
 * Joey
 * Tinny Tim
 * Chain Smoker
 * Angleyne
 * Execu-tor
 * Preacherbot
 * Fembot
 * Hair Robot
 * Unit 2013
 * Donbot
 * Boxy
 * Lulubelle7
 * Humorbot 5.0
 * Calculon
 * URL
 * Foreigner
 * iZac
 * Catridge Unit
 * Barkerbot
 * Teenbot
 * Gearshift
 * Q.T. McWhiskers
 * Deep Blue (still exists? He doesn't have hands anyway...)
 * iHawk
 * Cylon
 * Patchcord Adams
 * Liubot
 * Stagebot 7.0
 * Sinclair 2k
 * Vending machine
 * Oily
 * Coolometer
 * Andrew
 * Monique
 * Rab-Bot
 * Lisa (Might be a reference to Matt's sister or a staff person)
 * Executive Gamma
 * Keg Robot
 * Greeting Card
 * Eurotrash 80
 * Nannybot 1.0
 * Emotitron, Jr.
 * Ceiling Fan
 * Hookerbot
 * Bender
 * Robot Devil

Animation, continuity, and other goofs...
  • Fry keeps rearranging his room. Including where the windows go. {MW}
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    {MW} Marc Wichterich

    Original Capsule Author: Can't get enough Futurama <>


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