The best moments of Futurama: Number 1
I’m still counting down The Best of Futurama.
This mini-series of posts is counting down to the release of the all-new Futurama DVD, Bender’s Big Score, set to be released today, November 27, 2007. Go buy it already!
“The Luck of the Fryish” is my favorite episode of Futurama, I’ve already established that. The “horse Pepsi” sequence alone seals the deal for me. However, the episode has a bittersweet ending that’s timeless: the bond between brothers is stronger than their antagonistic rivalry.
1. Don’t forget about me
I think this episode, and especially this sequence typifies the greatness of Futurama. On one hand, you have the hilarious and the absurd (Bender’s weird celebrity grave robbing), the pop culture reference (Breakfast Club soundtrack), and the touching moment of Fry discovering that his brother loved him and never forgot about him, despite all their fighting and rivalry.
Here lies Philip J. Fry, named for his uncle, to carry on his spirit.
If you watch only one episode of Futurama in your life, make it this one.