Saturday Morning Fun Pit

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"Saturday Morning Fun Pit"
Futurama episode
Episode no.Season 7
Episode 19
Directed byCrystal Chesney-Thompson
Written byPatric M. Verrone
Production code7ACV19
Original air dateJuly 17, 2013
Opening caption"Brought To You By Regretto Permanent Clown Makeup"
Guest appearance(s)

Larry Bird as himself
George Takei as himself

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"Saturday Morning Fun Pit" is the nineteenth episode of the seventh season of the animated sitcom Futurama. It originally aired on Comedy Central on July 17, 2013. The episode was written by Patric M. Verrone and directed by Crystal Chesney-Thompson.

Plot[edit]

Amid angry protests from anti-TV violence groups on the White House lawn, the head of Richard Nixon and the headless clone of Spiro Agnew try to watch a Saturday morning cartoon block, featuring the Futurama gang in parodies of Saturday morning favorites from the late 1960s into the early-to-mid 1980s:

  • G.I. Zapp: A violent G.I. Joe parody that Nixon tries to edit for violence and offensive language.

Reception[edit]

The A.V. Club gave this episode a D,[1] while Max Nicholson of IGN gave the episode a 7.7/10 "Good" rating, saying "This week's Futurama featured an overall enjoyable lampooning of Saturday morning cartoons, with no exceptional dud."[2]

The episode was also nominated for a 2014 Writers Guild of America Award for its animation.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Futurama: Saturday Morning Fun Pit". The A.V. Club.
  2. ^ Nicholson, Max (July 18, 2013). "Futurama: "Saturday Morning Fun Pit" Review". IGN. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  3. ^ "The 2014 Writers Guild Award Winners!". ScreenCraft. February 2, 2014.

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