Futurama Season 6 Finale Marks Milestone 100th Episode

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Earlier this summer, Matt Groening’s brilliant animated series Futurama began showing new episodes on Comedy Central. It was a milestone occasion for fans of the show who had been waiting for new episodes since 2003 (not including the four straight-to-DVD movies from 2007 to 2009). Now, Futurama is celebrating its own milestone with the premiere of its 100th episode.

Getting to 100 episodes is an achievement for any show, let alone one that’s gone through as many ups and downs as Futurama. That’s why I’m excited for the show’s Season 6 finale. In typical Futurama fashion, it combines social satire and poignant character observations within a traditional sci-fi narrative.

Check out a synopsis of the episode below as well as a picture of Bender partying down. Click the image for a high-res version.

“In this landmark episode, titled “The Mutants are Revolting,” the Planet Express Crew has been hired to make their 100th delivery and Bender begins planning the party of the millennium. Meanwhile, however, the rest of the crew attends a fundraiser where Fry accidentally outs Leela as a mutant who is illegally living above ground. For that, she is banished to the sewers where her fellow mutants reside in futuristic squalor. Feeling guilty about his slip-up, Fry and the rest of the gang – along with the mutated members of Devo – join Leela in an epic mutant revolution against the surface dwellers.”

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I’m a huge fan of The Simpsons, particularly seasons 3 through 10, but there’s a special place in my heart for Futurama. I was incredibly excited to hear that the show was coming back and, while it has stumbled at times this season, I feel like the most recent episodes have been among the show’s best ever.

I think one of the main reasons I enjoy the show so much is the clever writing. For instance, in a recent episode this season, the plot revolved around characters switching bodies. Rather than simply writing out a resolution in which all of the characters ended up in the right bodies at the end, Futurama writer Ken Keeler actually invented a mathematical theorem to explain the conclusion of the plot. You can’t get much smarter than that.

Futurama’s 100th episode and season six finale premieres on Thursday, September 2nd at 10:00 P.M. EST on Comedy Central.

Source: Gizmodo

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  1. Love this show! Bender’s game was awsome

  2. I actually hate the simpsons I used to love it, but the show has sucked for about a decade now. I liked the show all the way up until about season 9. The show got more and more political and message driven and less and less funny with every season.

    Futurama has been funny since episode one and gets better and better. The most recent episode was absolutely hilarious and my two fave parts were during the comic con. The first being the premier of the new show Futurilla where just as the title credits starts to go the show says canceled and we get one of the funniest lines in television history. “Wow Fox is really streamlining the process these days. ” I couldn’t stop laughing and that laugh continued all the way to the next big moment. LRRRGG busts in to comic con and tries to take over, but no one cares Lela mentions Joss Wheadon and his response is brilliant with his hands grasping each other and a giant smiley he says in the girliest voice he is capable of. “Joss Wheadon is here?”

    Rofl so great

  3. The last decade of the simpsons definitely isn’t as good as the previous but there are some funny a$$ episodes every now and then.

  4. Even at their weakest, The Simpsons is still better than 90% of the rest of the stuff that’s on tv.

    Congrats to Futurama, cannot wait to see this episode, I am so happy that when it was brought back to the air it did not turn crappy like Family Guy!

  5. Getting to 100 episodes is a milestone indeed, how about Smallville reaching 200 episodes! Does that make it the longest running US sci fi drama?

    • No, Stargate SG1 has that record.

  6. Not so sure, SG1 ran for 10 seasons, but the last series had less episodes, by the time smallville finishes it will be 218.

    • For now Stargate has that record with 214 episodes though.

  7. SG1-214 episodes

    Smallville 218

  8. Bender needs his own show :)

  9. It could be called “the amazing benderific bending Bender show!”

    • lol sam