Futurama (season 3)

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Futurama Season 3
Futurama Volume 3.png
DVD cover for the 2012 re-release of Volume Three
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Release
Original channel Fox
Original release February 4, 2001 (2001-02-04) – April 14, 2002 (2002-04-14)
Season chronology
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List of Futurama episodes

Futurama‍‍ '​‍s third season began airing in 2001 and concluded after 22 episodes in 2002. The entire season is included within the Volume Three DVD box set, which was released on March 9, 2004.

The complete 22 episodes of the season have been released on a box set called Futurama: Volume Three, on DVD and VHS. It was first released in Region 2 on June 2, 2003, with releases in other regions following in 2003 and 2004 and is based in 3003 and 3004. The season was re-released as Futurama: Volume 3, with entirely different packaging to match the newer season releases on July 17, 2012.[1]

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
Television
broadcast
30 1 "War Is the H-Word" Ron Hughart Eric Horsted November 26, 2000 2ACV17 S03E02
Upon enrolling in the Earth army to get a military discount at the convenience store, Fry and Bender are whisked into war against a planet of ball-like aliens. Leela secretly enters the ranks to keep an eye on her friends.
31 2 "The Honking" Susie Dietter Ken Keeler November 5, 2000 2ACV18 S03E01
At his late Uncle Vladimir's estate, Bender is run over by a vicious Werecar, inheriting the curse. The only way to stop Bender's fatal transformations is to seek out and destroy the original Werecar - the deadly Project Satan.
32 3 "The Cryonic Woman" Mark Ervin J. Stewart Burns December 3, 2000 2ACV19 S03E03
Fry, Leela, and Bender all lose their jobs at Planet Express after an accident, and they endeavor to return to their old jobs. Due to a mix-up of their career chips, Fry becomes a career counsellor at Applied Cryogenics, where he meets up with a familiar defrostee - his girlfriend from the 20th century, Michelle.
33 4 "Parasites Lost" Peter Avanzino Eric Kaplan January 21, 2001 3ACV02 S03E04
When Fry becomes infested with parasitic worms that make him stronger and smarter, he finally finds the perfect way to profess his feelings to Leela. Meanwhile, the rest of the crew goes on a Fantastic Voyage-esque journey into Fry's body to eradicate the worms.
34 5 "Amazon Women in the Mood" Brian Sheesley Lewis Morton February 4, 2001 3ACV01 S03E05
A double-date for Kif, Amy, Zapp, and Leela ends in disaster when their orbiting restaurant crashes on planet Amazonia. The hulking female inhabitants of the planet take their male captives to the omniscient Femputer, who orders Fry, Zapp, and Kif to death by "snu-snu".
35 6 "Bendless Love" Swinton O. Scott III Eric Horsted February 11, 2001 3ACV06 S03E06
Bender's urge to bend prompts Professor Farnsworth to send him on a rehabilitation visit to a steel factory, where he falls in love with a shapely fem-bot named Angleyne. But Bender's old rival Flexo and the intrusion of the Robot Mafia threaten to throw a wrench into the proceedings.
36 7 "The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz" James Purdum Dan Vebber March 4, 2001 3ACV05 S03E09
A sober Bender crashes a dark matter tanker on Pluto, threatening the penguin reserve nearby. Leela helps out in the clean-up, but when the penguins begin mating out of control, drastic action must be taken to thin the herd.
37 8 "The Luck of the Fryrish" Chris Louden Ron Weiner March 11, 2001 3ACV04 S03E10
Fry searches the ancient ruins of Old New York for his beloved lucky clover... only to conclude that his older brother stole not only his clover - but his life.
38 9 "The Cyber House Rules" Susie Dietter Lewis Morton April 1, 2001 3ACV09 S03E11
Leela meets up with her former orphanarium playmate Adlai Atkins, now a plastic surgeon, who offers to grant Leela surgery that will give her two eyes. Meanwhile, Bender adopts twelve orphans in order to collect $1200 in government stipends.
39 10 "Insane in the Mainframe" Peter Avanzino Bill Odenkirk April 8, 2001 3ACV11 S03E12
Accused of robbing a bank, Fry and Bender plead insanity and are both sent to a robot insane asylum. While Bender and his buddy Roberto plan an escape, Fry is brainwashed into thinking that he is a robot.
40 11 "I Dated a Robot" James Purdum Eric Kaplan May 13, 2001 3ACV15 S03E15
Fry discovers the ability to download any celebrity onto a blank robot, and chooses to download Lucy Liu, with whom he falls madly in love. Repulsed by this disgusting display of human/robot love, Leela, Bender, and Zoidberg set out to shut down Nappster.com and put an end to illegal celebrity downloads forever.
41 12 "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid" Mark Ervin Story by: Jeff Westbrook and David X. Cohen
Teleplay by: Jeff Westbrook
February 18, 2001 3ACV07 S03E07
Earth is invaded by super-intelligent flying brains, who sap the Earth's populace of their intelligence. Leela is taken to Nibbler's home planet Eternia, where the Nibblonians explain that only one human is immune to the brains' powers - Fry.
42 13 "That's Lobstertainment!" Bret Haaland Patric M. Verrone February 25, 2001 3ACV08 S03E08
Dr. Zoidberg reunites with his uncle, silent hologram star Harold Zoid, and the two of them set out to make a movie together. They cast the temperamental Calculon in the lead role, who demands an Oscar for his performance, but the movie doesn't go over well with audiences.
43 14 "Bendin' in the Wind" Ron Hughart Eric Horsted April 22, 2001 3ACV13 S03E13
When Bender is paralyzed in a tragic can opener accident, he discovers his musical washboard skills and goes on tour as a member of Beck's folk-rock band, acting as a voice for broken robots everywhere. Fry, Leela, Amy, and Zoidberg tag along in Fry's antique 1960s VW Van.
44 15 "Time Keeps On Slippin'" Chris Louden Ken Keeler May 6, 2001 3ACV14 S03E14
While creating a team of mutants to play the Harlem Globetrotters, the Professor accidentally causes a disruption in time that threatens the existence of the universe. Meanwhile, Fry tries to win an unreceptive Leela's heart.

Critical reception[edit]

Reception[edit]

Andy Patrizio of IGN gave the season a positive review giving it a 7.0.[2]

Nielsen ratings[edit]

The season ranked 115th in the weekly ratings with an average viewership of 5.9 million viewers.[3]

Home releases[edit]

The original Volume Three home release.
Futurama: Volume Three
Set details Special Features
  • Optional full-length commentaries on all 22 episodes
  • Deleted scenes from 17 episodes
  • Storyboards for "Parasites Lost"
  • Hidden intro and table read for "A Tale of Two Santas"
  • Unused title captions
  • Concept art still gallery
  • "How to draw Fry and Leela" featurette
  • International clips
  • Animatic and 3D models
  • Hidden movie poster easter eggs
DVD/VHS release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
March 9, 2004 June 2, 2003 September 24, 2003


Futurama: Volume 3
Set details Special Features
  • Optional full-length commentaries on all 22 episodes
  • Deleted scenes from 17 episodes
  • Storyboards for "Parasites Lost"
  • Hidden intro and table read for "A Tale of Two Santas"
  • Unused title captions
  • Concept art still gallery
  • "How to draw Fry and Leela" featurette
  • International clips
  • Animatic and 3D models
  • Hidden movie poster easter eggs
DVD release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
July 17, 2012[1] N/A March 13, 2013[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kyle Nolan (2012-08-06). "Cool new cover art on Futurama Vol. 1-4 DVD re-releases". Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  2. ^ http://dvd.ign.com/articles/495/495024p1.html
  3. ^ "How did your favorite show rate?". USA Today. May 28, 2002. 
  4. ^ "Futurama; S3". Sanity. Retrieved August 19, 2013.