Futurama (season 7)

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Futurama (season 7)
Futurama Volume 7.pngFuturama Volume 8.jpg
DVD cover for Volume Seven (left) and Volume Eight
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 26
Release
Original network Comedy Central
Original release June 20, 2012 (2012-06-20) – September 4, 2013 (2013-09-04)
Season chronology
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List of Futurama episodes

The seventh and final season of Futurama 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.[1]

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.[2]

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.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
Television
order
Part 1
1151"The Bots and the Bees"Stephen SandovalEric HorstedJune 20, 2012 (2012-06-20)7ACV011.57[3]S09E01
Bender's fight with the new soda machine, Bev (voiced by Wanda Sykes) leads to anger-fueled sexual intercourse -- and a son.
1162"A Farewell to Arms"Raymie MuzquizJosh WeinsteinJune 20, 2012 (2012-06-20)7ACV021.65[3]S09E02
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.
1173"Decision 3012"Dwayne Carey-HillPatric M. VerroneJune 27, 2012 (2012-06-27)7ACV031.45[4]S09E03
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.
1184"The Thief of Baghead"Edmund FongDan VebberJuly 4, 2012 (2012-07-04)7ACV041.07[5]S09E04
Bender joins the paparazzi and attempts to photograph a famous actor whose face has to be hidden for the good of mankind.
1195"Zapp Dingbat"Frank MarinoEric RogersJuly 11, 2012 (2012-07-11)7ACV051.10[6]S09E05
Leela is horrified when her mother divorces her father -- and begins dating Zapp Brannigan.
1206"The Butterjunk Effect"Crystal Chesney-ThompsonMichael RoweJuly 18, 2012 (2012-07-18)7ACV061.19[7]S09E06
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.
1217"The Six Million Dollar Mon"Peter AvanzinoKen KeelerJuly 25, 2012 (2012-07-25)7ACV071.19[8]S09E07
After firing himself from Planet Express for being useless, Hermes replaces parts of his body with robotic counterparts to increase his productivity.
1228"Fun on a Bun"Stephen SandovalDan VebberAugust 1, 2012 (2012-08-01)7ACV081.01[9]S09E08
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.
1239"Free Will Hunting"Raymie MuzquizDavid X. CohenAugust 8, 2012 (2012-08-08)7ACV090.99[10]S09E09
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.
12410"Near-Death Wish"Lance KramerEric HorstedAugust 15, 2012 (2012-08-15)7ACV101.18[11]S09E10
The Professor is deeply disturbed when Fry reunites him with his long-lost parents, whom he blames for not spending time with him.
12511"31st Century Fox"Edmund FongPatric M. VerroneAugust 29, 2012 (2012-08-29)7ACV111.35[12]S09E11
Bender fights for the rights of robot foxes after finding out that robot foxes are being hunted for sport.
12612"Viva Mars Vegas"Frank MarinoJosh WeinsteinAugust 22, 2012 (2012-08-22)7ACV121.07[13]S08E12
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.
12713"Naturama"Crystal Chesney-ThompsonEric Rogers
Michael Saikin
Neil Mukhopadhyay
August 29, 2012 (2012-08-29)7ACV131.36[12]S09E13
The Futurama characters are depicted as animals in a three-part documentary episode modeled after Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.
Part 2
12814"Forty Percent Leadbelly"Stephen SandovalKen KeelerJuly 3, 2013 (2013-07-03)7ACV140.81[14]S10E01
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.
12915"2-D Blacktop"Raymie MuzquizMichael RoweJune 19, 2013 (2013-06-19)7ACV151.40[15]S10E02
Professor Farnsworth joins a gang of street racing punks, and ends up in a two-dimensional world.
13016"T.: The Terrestrial"Lance KramerJosh WeinsteinJune 26, 2013 (2013-06-26)7ACV161.02[16]S10E03
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.
13117"Fry and Leela's Big Fling"Edmund FongEric RogersJune 19, 2013 (2013-06-19)7ACV171.49[15]S10E04
Fry and Leela's romantic vacation goes south when Leela's prior boyfriend, Sean (who has been mentioned before this episode, but not seen), drops by. Amy, Bender and Zoidberg have to rescue Fry and Leela from their vacation spot (which is an intergalactic zoo).
13218"The Inhuman Torch"Frank MarinoDan VebberJuly 10, 2013 (2013-07-10)7ACV181.43[17]S10E05
Bender becomes a firefighter, and ends up housing a solar flare who wants to blow up the Earth from the inside.
13319"Saturday Morning Fun Pit"Crystal Chesney-ThompsonPatric M. VerroneJuly 17, 2013 (2013-07-17)7ACV191.13[18]S10E06
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.
13420"Calculon 2.0"Stephen SandovalLewis MortonJuly 24, 2013 (2013-07-24)7ACV201.23[19]S10E07
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.
13521"Assie Come Home"Raymie MuzquizMaiya WilliamsJuly 31, 2013 (2013-07-31)7ACV211.19[20]S10E08
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.
13622"Leela and the Genestalk"Lance KramerEric HorstedAugust 7, 2013 (2013-08-07)7ACV221.36[22]S10E09
Leela undergoes squidification and is captured by Mom of Mom's Friendly Robot Company.[21]
13723"Game of Tones"Edmund FongMichael RoweAugust 14, 2013 (2013-08-14)7ACV231.07[23]S10E10
The Planet Express crew enter Fry's dreams and find themselves back in the year 1999 in search of a mysterious alien song.
13824"Murder on the Planet Express"Frank MarinoLewis MortonAugust 21, 2013 (2013-08-21)7ACV241.04[24]S10E11
The crew get trapped aboard the Planet Express ship with a horrific alien creature.
13925"Stench and Stenchibility"Crystal Chesney-ThompsonEric HorstedAugust 28, 2013 (2013-08-28)7ACV251.40[25]S10E12
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.
14026"Meanwhile"Peter AvanzinoKen KeelerSeptember 4, 2013 (2013-09-04)7ACV262.21[28]S10E13
Professor Farnsworth invents a button that can take a person 10 seconds back in time, which complicates Fry's plans to finally marry Leela.[26][27]

Home release[edit]

Futurama Volume 7
Set details[29] Special features[29]
  • Optional commentaries for all 13 episodes
  • Bonus Animator Commentary On "A Farewell To Arms"
  • "Too Good for TV: A Smorgasbord of Deleted Scenes" featurettes (1 on each disc)
  • 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[30] July 21, 2014[31] December 12, 2012[32]
Blu-ray Disc release dates
Region A Region B Europe Region B Australia
December 11, 2012[30] July 21, 2014[33] December 12, 2012[34]


Futurama Volume 8
Set details[35] Special features[35]
  • Optional commentaries for all 13 episodes
  • Bonus Animator Commentary On "Game Of Tones"
  • Precious Trimmings: A Compendium Of Deleted Scenes
  • Futurama University
  • Inside Futurama: The Writers' Room Of Tomorrow
DVD release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
December 10, 2013[36] December 11, 2013[37]

UK: February 2, 2015[38]

December 11, 2013[39]
Blu-ray Disc release dates
Region A Region B Europe Region B Australia
December 10, 2013[36] December 11, 2013[37]

UK: February 2, 2015[38]

December 11, 2013[40]

References[edit]

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