Futurama (season 7)
|Futurama Season 7|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Original channel||Comedy Central|
|Original run||June 20, 2012– September 4, 2013|
|Home video release|
|Region 1||December 11, 2012
December 10, 2013 (Volume 8)
|Region 4||December 12, 2012
December 11, 2013 (Season 8)
|Blu-ray Disc release|
|Region B||December 12, 2012
December 11, 2013
|List of Futurama episodes|
Futurama's seventh and final season consisted of 26 episodes split equally across two broadcast seasons: 7-A and 7-B. It premiered on Comedy Central on June 20, 2012. A box set containing the 13 episodes of Season 7-A was released as Futurama: Volume 7 and another box set containing the 13 episodes of Season 7-B was released as Futurama: Volume 8.
In April 2013, Comedy Central announced that they would not be renewing Futurama for another season, making 7-B the final season of the series. The final episode aired on September 4, 2013.
Comedy Central chose to air some parts of season 7 out of production order. This list is depicted in production order as this is the order used in Volume 7 and Volume 8 and intended by the producers. According to the commentaries in Volume 7, "31st Century Fox" (7ACV11) and "Viva Mars Vegas" (7ACV12) were aired out of the intended production order because Comedy Central wanted to advertise Patrick Stewart being in the broadcast season finale.
|№||#||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|115||1||"The Bots and the Bees"||Stephen Sandoval||Eric Horsted||June 20, 2012||7ACV01||S07AE01|
|Bender fathers a child with the office soda machine (voiced by Wanda Sykes).|
|116||2||"A Farewell to Arms"||Raymie Muzquiz||Josh Weinstein||June 20, 2012||7ACV02||S07AE02|
|The Planet Express crew uncovers an ancient Martian calendar (that looks like the one the Mayans created) that predicts that the world will come to an end in the year 3012. Meanwhile, Fry's good-intentioned acts of kindness to Leela end in disaster.|
|117||3||"Decision 3012"||Dwayne Carey-Hill||Patric M. Verrone||June 27, 2012||7ACV03||S07AE03|
|The head of Nixon runs for re-re-election against a competent politician who is accused of being an alien when his Earth birth certificate cannot be found.|
|118||4||"The Thief of Baghead"||Edmund Fong||Dan Vebber||July 4, 2012||7ACV04||S07AE04|
|Bender joins the paparazzi and attempts to photograph a famous actor whose face has to be hidden for the good of mankind.|
|119||5||"Zapp Dingbat"||Frank Marino||Eric Rogers||July 11, 2012||7ACV05||S07AE05|
|Leela is horrified when her mother divorces her father -- and begins dating Zapp Brannigan.|
|120||6||"The Butterjunk Effect"||Crystal Chesney-Thompson||Michael Rowe||July 18, 2012||7ACV06||S07AE06|
|Leela and Amy volunteer to be players in the brutal, redneck sport of Butterfly Derby and get hooked on a performance enhancer made from butterfly hormones.|
|121||7||"The Six Million Dollar Mon"||Peter Avanzino||Ken Keeler||July 25, 2012||7ACV07||S07AE07|
|After firing himself from working at Planet Express, Hermes replaces parts of his body with robotic counterparts to increase his productivity.|
|122||8||"Fun on a Bun"||Stephen Sandoval||Dan Vebber||August 1, 2012||7ACV08||S07AE08|
|Fry's drunken antics at an Oktoberfest (which, in 1000 years' time, has become a sophisticated affair rather than an excuse to get drunk on German beer) land him in a civilization of Neanderthals, while everyone else believes that Fry died in a sausage-making accident.|
|123||9||"Free Will Hunting"||Raymie Muzquiz||David X. Cohen||August 8, 2012||7ACV09||S07AE09|
|After going to college and turning to a life of crime to pay off a debt to the Robot Mafia, Bender discovers that, because he's a robot, he has no free will and was predisposed to do what he's told and sets out to prove that robots are capable of being independent thinkers.|
|124||10||"Near-Death Wish"||Lance Kramer||Eric Horsted||August 15, 2012||7ACV10||S07AE10|
|The Professor is deeply disturbed when his parents return from virtual retirement aboard the Near-Death Star.|
|125||11||"31st Century Fox"||Edmund Fong||Patric M. Verrone||August 29, 2012||7ACV11||S07AE12|
|Bender fights for the rights of robot foxes after finding out that robot foxes are being hunted for sport.|
|126||12||"Viva Mars Vegas"||Frank Marino||Josh Weinstein||August 22, 2012||7ACV12||S07AE11|
|The crew stages a casino heist to recover stolen property from the robot Mafia, while Zoidberg finds a bag of ill-gotten cash in the Dumpster and blows it all at the casino.|
|127||13||"Naturama"||Crystal Chesney-Thompson||Eric Rogers (The Salmon)
Michael Saikin (The Pinta Island Tortoise)
Neil Mukhopadhyay (The Elephant Seal)
|August 29, 2012||7ACV13||S07AE13|
|The Futurama characters are depicted as animals in a three-part documentary episode.|
|128||14||"Forty Percent Leadbelly"||Stephen Sandoval||Ken Keeler||July 3, 2013||7ACV14||S07BE04|
|Bender meets his hero, a famous folksinger who has been in jail 30 times, during a convict transport, and uses a wireless 3-D printer to duplicate his success, but the wireless connection between Bender's brain and the 3-D printer turns his folk song about an angry space railbot hunting down Bender into a reality.|
|129||15||"2-D Blacktop"||Raymie Muzquiz||Michael Rowe||June 19, 2013||7ACV15||S07BE01|
|Professor Farnsworth joins a gang of street racing punks, and ends up in a two-dimensional world.|
|130||16||"T.: The Terrestrial"||Lance Kramer||Josh Weinstein||June 26, 2013||7ACV16||S07BE03|
|In a reverse parody of E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, Fry gets left behind on Omicron Persei 8 (which has blocked off all trade and communication with Earth) after the Planet Express crew sneak onto the planet to gather a marijuana-esque herb needed for the Professor's tea.|
|131||17||"Fry and Leela's Big Fling"||Edmund Fong||Eric Rogers||June 19, 2013||7ACV17||S07BE02|
|Unable to secure time alone with each other, Fry and Leela head for a fake-love vacation on an exotic planet, but the vacation goes awry when Leela's ex-boyfriend Sean intrudes the resort. Meanwhile Bender, Amy and Doctor Zoidberg make a delivery to Simian 7, the planet of the apes, and are given a tour of the world by Professor Farnsworth's former project, a monkey named Günter. At a trip to the planet's zoo, they discover to their horror that Fry and Leela's secluded, fake-love bungalow is actually the zoo's human exhibit, and the group attempt to rescue the fake-love-struck couple before they can humiliate themselves.|
|132||18||"The Inhuman Torch"||Frank Marino||Dan Vebber||July 10, 2013||7ACV18||S07BE05|
|Bender becomes a firefighter, and ends up housing a solar flare who wants to blow up the Earth from the inside.|
|133||19||"Saturday Morning Fun Pit"||Crystal Chesney-Thompson||Patric M. Verrone||July 17, 2013||7ACV19||S07BE06|
|Amid angry protests from anti-TV violence groups on the White House lawn, the head of Richard Nixon and the headless body of Spiro Agnew host a special episode, featuring the Futurama gang in parodies of Saturday morning favorites from the late1970s into the early 1980s: A Scooby-Doo parody called Bendee Boo and the Mystery Crew featuring appearances by Larry Bird, George Takei, and the Harlem Globetrotters; a Strawberry Shortcake-meets-The Smurfs parody called Purpleberry Pond that was only made to advertise an excessively sugary cereal; and a violent G.I. Joe parody called G.I. Zapp that Nixon tries to edit for violence and offensive language.|
|134||20||"Calculon 2.0"||Stephen Sandoval||Lewis Morton||July 24, 2013||7ACV20||S07BE07|
|Calculon (who died in "Thief of Baghead") is backed up and put into the body of a new robot so he can return to All My Circuits, only to learn that his over-the-top acting was no longer appreciated.|
|135||21||"Assie Come Home"||Raymie Muzquiz||Maiya Williams||July 31, 2013||7ACV21||S07BE08|
|Bender searches the universe for his shiny, metal ass after an alien street gang has him stripped down to his bulb eyes and mouth grille.|
|136||22||"Leela and the Genestalk"||Lance Kramer||Eric Horsted||August 7, 2013||7ACV22||S07BE09|
|Leela becomes mutated and is captured by Mom of Mom's Friendly Robot Company.|
|137||23||"Game of Tones"||Edmund Fong||Michael Rowe||August 14, 2013||7ACV23||S07BE10|
|The Planet Express crew enter Fry's dreams and find themselves back in the year 1999 in search of a mysterious alien song.|
|138||24||"Murder on the Planet Express"||Frank Marino||Lewis Morton||August 21, 2013||7ACV24||S07BE11|
|The crew get trapped aboard the Planet Express ship with a horrific alien creature.|
|139||25||"Stench and Stenchibility"||Crystal Chesney-Thompson||Eric Horsted||August 28, 2013||7ACV25||S07BE12|
|Zoidberg falls for a flower vendor, who has no sense of smell, while Bender competes against a cute little girl in a tap dancing competition.|
|140||26||"Meanwhile"||Peter Avanzino||Ken Keeler||September 4, 2013||7ACV26||S07BE13|
|Professor Farnsworth invents a button that can take a person 10 seconds back in time, inadvertently causing major consequences. NOTE: This episode was written as the series finale and features the off-again, off-again wedding of Fry and Leela.|
|#||Episode||Original air date||Viewers
|A-1||The Bots and the Bees||June 20, 2012||1.57||0.7|
|A-2||A Farewell to Arms||June 20, 2012||1.65||0.8|
|A-3||Decision 3012||June 27, 2012||1.45||0.8|
|A-4||The Thief of Baghead||July 4, 2012||1.07||0.6|
|A-5||Zapp Dingbat||July 11, 2012||1.10||0.6|
|A-6||The Butterjunk Effect||July 18, 2012||1.19||0.6|
|A-7||The Six Million Dollar Mon||July 25, 2012||1.19||0.6|
|A-8||Fun on a Bun||August 1, 2012||1.01||0.5|
|A-9||Free Will Hunting||August 8, 2012||0.99||0.5|
|A-10||Near-Death Wish||August 15, 2012||1.18||0.6|
|A-11||Viva Mars Vegas||August 22, 2012||1.07||0.6|
|A-12||31st Century Fox||August 29, 2012||1.35||0.8|
|A-13||Naturama||August 29, 2012||1.36||0.7|
|B-1||2-D Blacktop||June 19, 2013||1.40||0.7|
|B-2||Fry and Leela's Big Fling||June 19, 2013||1.49||0.8|
|B-3||T.: The Terrestrial||June 26, 2013||1.02||0.6|
|B-4||Forty Percent Leadbelly||July 3, 2013||0.81||0.4|
|B-5||The Inhuman Torch||July 10, 2013||1.43||0.7|
|B-6||Saturday Morning Fun Pit||July 17, 2013||1.13||0.7|
|B-7||Calculon 2.0||July 24, 2013||1.23||0.7|
|B-8||Assie Come Home||July 31, 2013||1.19||0.6|
|B-9||Leela and the Genestalk||August 7, 2013||1.36||0.8|
|B-10||Game of Tones||August 14, 2013||1.07||0.6|
|B-11||Murder on the Planet Express||August 21, 2013||1.04||0.5|
|B-12||Stench and Stenchibility||August 28, 2013||1.40||0.8|
|B-13||Meanwhile||September 4, 2013||2.21||1.2|
|Futurama Volume 7|
|Set details||Special features|
|DVD release dates|
|Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|December 11, 2012||N/A||December 12, 2012|
|Blu-ray Disc release dates|
|Region A||Region B Europe||Region B Australia|
|December 11, 2012||N/A||December 12, 2012|
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