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Episode Reviews

Short Summary

A Big Piece of Garbage
First aired 05/11/99
Rank: 52/124
Reviews: 130
Rating: 84%

In an effort to beat Wernstrom at a scientist contest, Professor Farnsworth creates a smell-o-scope. Ridiculed at first, he uses it to detect a flying ball of garbage hurtling towards earth.

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#1 by Otis P Jivefunk
Brilliant episode, we get to see Professor Farnsworth's personality shine in this episode and we are introduced to one of his many inventions. A great Simpsons reference too and a cool bit where Fry helps people in the 30th century with what he learnt in the 20th Century.

Otis P Jivefunk gave 5 points

#2 by Earnur
Easily one of the best,if not the best episode.

Earnur gave 5 points

#3 by Code_Green
I thought this was a great episode. It was by far the best episode in Futurama's first season. It was great from begginning to end. It was a pretty good Armaggedon like episode too. As I'm sure you all noticed, Matt Groening snuck in a little Simpsons scene when they showed a pile of Bart Simpson dolls on the garbage ball. I give this episode a rating of 5.

Code_Green gave 5 points

#4 by Silver Light
Probably the best episode in the First Season, this is an ironical 20 minute take on the 20th century and the consequences of its irresponsible attitude on a "semi-perfect" future. The irony is almost overwhelming; and the episode is very well-written, as a whole (include the Professor's old grudge with Wernstrom), and definitely worthy of the Emmy nomination. This is what Futurama is all about: smart satire of both future clichés and cheap sci-fi and present ignorance and irresponsability. Not the funniest, sure -- but superb as a concept.

Silver Light gave 5 points

#5 by Bush
Oh no Garbage...

Bush gave 1 point

#6 by dr.zoidberg
one of my top five favorite

dr.zoidberg gave 5 points

#7 by Heliotrope
Another episode that was good, but not one of the best.
I like the Simpsons refrence, Bender ate Barts shorts! ^^

"Hmm, i'll have to invent something new in the next 10 minuets, perhaps some sort of Death clock..."

"Did you build a Smelescope?"
"No, i rememerd that i built one last year!"

Heliotrope gave 4 points

#8 by Max F. Exter
Probably my favorite episode of the first season! I loved the whole Internet scene and Fry's attempts at teaching the world of tomorrow HOW to litter. The Professor got many great moments to shine, particularly every time he said the words, "death clock."

Funnier even than the Simpson's reference was the pocket of discarded AOL floppy disks! That killed me.

As for the next ball of garbage, what goes around, comes around.

Max F. Exter gave 5 points

#9 by Sync
This is great episode!!!

Sync gave 5 points

#10 by Jmat
Great but some jokes were too obvious especially the "eat my shorts" line

Jmat gave 4 points

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