Futurama (season 7)

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Futurama Season 7
Futurama Volume 7.pngFuturama Volume 8.jpg
Futurama, Volume 7 cover depicting Zoidberg and Futurama, Volume 8 cover depicting the Hypnotoad
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 26
Broadcast
Original channel Comedy Central
Original run June 20, 2012 (2012-06-20) – September 4, 2013 (2013-09-04)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 December 11, 2012 (2012-12-11) (Volume 7)[1]
December 10, 2013 (2013-12-10) (Volume 8)[2]
Region 4 December 12, 2012 (2012-12-12) (Season 7)[3]
December 11, 2013 (2013-12-11) (Season 8)[4]
Blu-ray Disc release
Region A December 11, 2012 (2012-12-11) (Volume 7)[1]
December 10, 2013 (2013-12-10) (Volume 8)[2]
Region B December 12, 2012 (2012-12-12) (Season 7)[3]
December 11, 2013 (2013-12-11)[4]
Season chronology
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Season 6
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.[5]

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.[6]

Episodes[edit]

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. No such advertisement was made, however.

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
Television
order
Part 1
115 1 "The Bots and the Bees" Stephen Sandoval Eric Horsted June 20, 2012 (2012-06-20) 7ACV01 S07AE01
Bender's fight with the new soda machine, Bev (voiced by Wanda Sykes) leads to anger-fueled sexual intercourse -- and a son.
116 2 "A Farewell to Arms" Raymie Muzquiz Josh Weinstein June 20, 2012 (2012-06-20) 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 (2012-06-27) 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 (2012-07-04) 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 (2012-07-11) 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 (2012-07-18) 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 (2012-07-25) 7ACV07 S07AE07
After firing himself from at Planet Express for being useless, 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 (2012-08-01) 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 (2012-08-08) 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 sets out on a journey of being an independent thinker.
124 10 "Near-Death Wish" Lance Kramer Eric Horsted August 15, 2012 (2012-08-15) 7ACV10 S07AE10
The Professor is deeply disturbed when Fry reunites him with his long-lost parents, whom he blames for not spending time with him.
125 11 "31st Century Fox" Edmund Fong Patric M. Verrone August 29, 2012 (2012-08-29) 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 (2012-08-22) 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 (2012-08-29) 7ACV13 S07AE13
The Futurama characters are depicted as animals in a three-part documentary episode modeled after Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.
Part 2
128 14 "Forty Percent Leadbelly" Stephen Sandoval Ken Keeler July 3, 2013 (2013-07-03) 7ACV14 S07BE04
Bender meets his hero, Silicon Red, a folk singer who has been in jail 30 times, during a convict transport, and uses a wireless 3D printer to duplicate his guitar, but the wireless connection between Bender's brain and the 3D 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 (2013-06-19) 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 (2013-06-26) 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 (2013-06-19) 7ACV17 S07BE02
Fry and Leela's romantic vacation goes south when Leela's prior boyfriend, Sean (who before, this episode, has been mentioned, but not seen), drops by. Amy, Bender and Zoidberg have to rescue Fry and Leela from their vacation spot (which is an intergalactic zoo).
132 18 "The Inhuman Torch" Frank Marino Dan Vebber July 10, 2013 (2013-07-10) 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 (2013-07-17) 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 try to watch a Saturday morning cartoon block, featuring the Futurama gang in parodies of Saturday morning favorites from the late 1970s into the early-to-mid 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 (2013-07-24) 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 never appreciated.
135 21 "Assie Come Home" Raymie Muzquiz Maiya Williams July 31, 2013 (2013-07-31) 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 (2013-08-07) 7ACV22 S07BE09
Leela becomes mutated and is captured by Mom of Mom's Friendly Robot Company.[7]
137 23 "Game of Tones" Edmund Fong Michael Rowe August 14, 2013 (2013-08-14) 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 (2013-08-21) 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 (2013-08-28) 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 (2013-09-04) 7ACV26 S07BE13
Professor Farnsworth invents a button that can take a person 10 seconds back in time, which complicates Fry's plans to finally marry Leela.[8][9]

U.S. ratings[edit]

# Episode Original air date Viewers
(millions)
Ratings share
(Adults 18-49)
A-1 The Bots and the Bees June 20, 2012 (2012-06-20) 1.57[10] 0.7[10]
A-2 A Farewell to Arms June 20, 2012 (2012-06-20) 1.65[10] 0.8[10]
A-3 Decision 3012 June 27, 2012 (2012-06-27) 1.45[11] 0.8[11]
A-4 The Thief of Baghead July 4, 2012 (2012-07-04) 1.07[12] 0.6[12]
A-5 Zapp Dingbat July 11, 2012 (2012-07-11) 1.10[13] 0.6[13]
A-6 The Butterjunk Effect July 18, 2012 (2012-07-18) 1.19[14] 0.6[14]
A-7 The Six Million Dollar Mon July 25, 2012 (2012-07-25) 1.19[15] 0.6[15]
A-8 Fun on a Bun August 1, 2012 (2012-08-01) 1.01[16] 0.5[16]
A-9 Free Will Hunting August 8, 2012 (2012-08-08) 0.99[17] 0.5[17]
A-10 Near-Death Wish August 15, 2012 (2012-08-15) 1.18[18] 0.6[18]
A-11 Viva Mars Vegas August 22, 2012 (2012-08-22) 1.07[19] 0.6[19]
A-12 31st Century Fox August 29, 2012 (2012-08-29) 1.35[20] 0.8[20]
A-13 Naturama August 29, 2012 (2012-08-29) 1.36[20] 0.7[20]
B-1 2-D Blacktop June 19, 2013 (2013-06-19) 1.40[21] 0.7[21]
B-2 Fry and Leela's Big Fling June 19, 2013 (2013-06-19) 1.49[21] 0.8[21]
B-3 T.: The Terrestrial June 26, 2013 (2013-06-26) 1.02[22] 0.6[22]
B-4 Forty Percent Leadbelly July 3, 2013 (2013-07-03) 0.81[23] 0.4[23]
B-5 The Inhuman Torch July 10, 2013 (2013-07-10) 1.43[24] 0.7[24]
B-6 Saturday Morning Fun Pit July 17, 2013 (2013-07-17) 1.13[25] 0.7[25]
B-7 Calculon 2.0 July 24, 2013 (2013-07-24) 1.23[26] 0.7[26]
B-8 Assie Come Home July 31, 2013 (2013-07-31) 1.19[27] 0.6[27]
B-9 Leela and the Genestalk August 7, 2013 (2013-08-07) 1.36[28] 0.8[28]
B-10 Game of Tones August 14, 2013 (2013-08-14) 1.07[29] 0.6[29]
B-11 Murder on the Planet Express August 21, 2013 (2013-08-21) 1.04[30] 0.5[30]
B-12 Stench and Stenchibility August 28, 2013 (2013-08-28) 1.40[31] 0.8[31]
B-13 Meanwhile September 4, 2013 (2013-09-04) 2.21[32] 1.2[32]

Home release[edit]

Futurama Volume 7
Set details[1] Special features[1]
  • Optional commentaries for all 13 episodes
  • "Too Good for TV: A Smorgasbord of Deleted Scenes" featurette
  • Alternate Ending for "Zapp Dingbat"
  • "Christopher Tyng's Big Score: A Jam Session with Futurama's Innovative Composer" featurette
  • "Möbius Trip: Infinite Futurama Screen Loops" featurette
  • "Futurama Karaoke: Sing Along with Your Favorite Characters" featurette
DVD release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
December 11, 2012[33] July 21, 2014[34] December 12, 2012[35]
Blu-ray Disc release dates
Region A Region B Europe Region B Australia
December 11, 2012[33] July 21, 2014[36] December 12, 2012[37]

References[edit]

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