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4ACV10
David X. Cohen
Wes Archer
Dancing area potatoes? You bet!
6 April, 2003
S05E08
Much Aexecute About Mutton
Bob Odenkirk
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"The Why of Fry" is the sixty-fourth episode of Futurama, the tenth of the fourth manufacturing season and the eighth of the fifth broadcast seachild. It aired on 6 April, 2003, on Fox. It guest-stars Bob Odenkirk as Chaz.Nibbler enlists Fry in a mission to blow up evil brains bent on destroying the universe; Fry time travels right into the past to proccasion himself from being cryogenically frozen.


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Act I: "Without me, tbelow IS no mission!"

Fry is disappointed bereason Leela and also Bender went on a mission without him (and without his solutions as Deliincredibly Boy), and also bereason Leela is going out with one more male - Chaz, the Mayor"s aide. Fry is upcollection because he thinks himself unnecessary. At the same time, Leela and Chaz are going to Elzar"s Fine Cuisine, wright here Chaz maneras to gain a table without a reservation - Leela is genuinely impressed. Fry has adjourned to O"Zorgnax Pub to drown his depression in alcohol, yet, Leela and also Chaz enter and Leela tells him she might not make it ago to her apartment tonight, and also she needs him to walk Nibbler. Fry gets fined as Nibbler unlots a pile of Dark Matter on the sidewalk, simply in time for Chaz to make a showy appearance in his automobile through Leela. Nibbler, yet, reveals his knowledge to Fry and also takes him to his spaceship, both leave Planet and head for Planet Eternium wright here the Nibblonian Council informs Fry that he is the most important person in the cosmos, for the fate of the world rests through him.


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Act II: "Now it"s personal!"

Fry is told that as a result of his absence of the delta brainwave, he is immune to the strikes of the Brain Spawn and also therefore the just hope of the universe. The Brains have created the Infospright here, a monstrous memory financial institution that contains all information in the universe. Once they have acquired all indevelopment, they will make sure that tbelow is no new information by damaging the world. Fry is to infiltrate the Infosphere and also plant a Quantum Interphase Bomb inside that will blast the sphere right into an alternate world from which tright here is no return, then escape the blast on a Scooty-Puff, Jr. (Who"s ready for safe fun?), a clockwork-powered scooter. As the Infosphere opens up itself for a last self-shave the right to, Fry can enter the structure undetected as the Brains cannot perceive him bereason of his special thought processes. Fry plants the bomb, yet hesitates to cause it as he wants some answers on intriguing inquiries, choose what postal stamp glue is made of (toad mucus) and also what really killed the dinosaurs (the giant brain at the facility of the sphere). The unauthorized accessibility triggers the alarm, and as Fry tries to make his getameans, the scooter breaks. The brains end up being conscious of his existence, among them the Big Brain. Fry now triggers the bomb, leaving sixty seconds to detocountry. Fry is pleased that he is helping good triumph over evil, or so he thinks. The brains in turn show him what really taken place on the night of 31 December 1999 once Fry gained frozen (after some confusion in between him and also a Philip J. Fry from Hovering Squid World 97A) - Nibbler offered Fry"s chair a push so he fell into the cryogenic tube. Fry is furious via the Nibblonians for wrecking his previous life, but before they ca fancy on the subject, the bomb goes off and also transfers the Infosphere to the alternate universe.


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Act III: "Here I come, future!"

The Brains think of a method for Fry to return to 31 December 1999, so he deserve to prevent Nibbler from shoving him right into the tube and also hence speak the Nibblonians from thwarting the Brain"s arrangement to understand also and damage the universe. Meanwhile, Chaz has taken Leela to the Rocket Skating Rink that he has actually booked just for them - impressing her as soon as even more. But the reservation implies that the orphans from the Cookieville Minimum Security Orphanarium can not take their rotate on the rocket skating rink as planned and also are lacking out. Leela asks Chaz if the orphans can join them, however he refsupplies as he wants to impress her with his impressive affect. This leaves Leela exceptionally testy, and also she renders him eat his very own badge - the romance is over. Fry is transferred by the Brain Spawn to Old New York, to the night he was frozen, wbelow Nibbler is then busy ordering a pizza as I. C. Wiener at Panucci"s Pizza to the resolve of Applied Cryogenics. Fry materializes behind Nibbler under the desk his various other self is sitting at and seizes him, informing him what lugged him tbelow. Nibbler defines that he did not come earlier in time, and that Fry is required in a thousand also years time, and that the Nibblonians were afrassist he could refusage being frozen. Fry, on the various other hand also, loves the future and has nopoint versus being frozen, yet is still mad bereason he does not choose being offered. Nibbler now tells Fry what happens currently is his choice, and asks Fry if tright here is nopoint in the future that he wants, and also Fry answers that it is Leela - but that she does not think much of him. Nibbler thinks she might be the Other, and tells Fry not to offer up on her - he provides his help in the matter. Fry is currently left to pick in between saving himself or the world - and Leela. He provides his decision and also tips the chair his various other self is sitting on, sending him right into the cryogenic tube - the future is saved... unfortunately, it means he"s going earlier to the other Universe and also the Infospbelow. Fry has actually simply sufficient time to say that Scooty-Puff, Jr. sucks prior to he fades - and also so, a thousand years later, Fry maneras to escape the vanishing Infospbelow on the Scooty-Puff, Sr. (The Doom-Bringer). Nibbler brings Fry earlier to Earth and then deletes his memory of the event to preserve his cover. Before that, he offers Fry a freduced that he in turn offers to Leela, and also for a moment, she is happy to watch him, although he is not the many crucial perkid in the world. As she offers him a kiss, Fry"s final utterance is "YES!"

Reception

This episode was topic to censorship by Pick TV.

The episode was named #15 on IGN"s list of height 25 Futurama episodes and #6 on TV.com"s list of height 10 Futurama episodes.

Additional Info

Trivia


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The occasions of the episode were planned prior to the show even started, as is shown by the foreshadowing of Nibbler"s shadow in the pilot.
The occasions of this episode were planned before the show started.The last three bits of information viewed going right into the Infospbelow are "Beavers mate for life", "11 > 4", and "For Quality Carpets, Visit Kaplan"s Carpet Warehouse".The Brains" approach of time travel works across universes.

Quotes


Ken: Does he not know?Nibbler: He does not understand.Fiona: He knows not?Nibbler: Knows not does he.Male Nibblonian 2: Not he knows?Ken: Enough!


Nibbler: Quite feasible. We live long and are celebrated poopers. You will meet me once I"m a thousand years older.


Nibbler: Yes, incidentally, I have to remajor undercover so I"m blanking your memory.Fry: Hmm, did whatever simply taste purple for a second? All best, c"mon, you dumb poop machine.


Infosphere: Beavers mate for life. 11 better than 4. For top quality carpets visit Kaplan"s carpet warehouse!


Fry: What really killed the dinosaurs?Infosphere: MEEEEEE!


Infosphere: Clarification research. Are you the Philip J. Fry of Earth, or the Philip J. Fry of Hovering Squid World 97A?Big Brain: Planet, you fat idiot! Hurry up!


Leela: We"re ago from the mission!Fry: Wh-What? You went without me?Bender: You were looking up curse words in the dictionary. It appeared choose a far better use of your time.Fry: But-- But I"m the delivery boy.Leela: Don"t problem. Everything went fine.Bender: Better than usual!Leela: We obtained medals!


In "Anthology of Interest I", a hole emerges and destroys the cosmos if Fry does not go into the future. In this episode, we lastly learn why.
"Gap Pilot 3000" (1ACV01)
"Love"s Labours Lost in Space" (1ACV04)
"A Clone of My Own" (2ACV10)
The joke around cartoon viewers having low brainwaves is equivalent to the joke around cartoon authors being losers."How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back" (2ACV11)
Fry assumed Hermes was an "outer area potato man" in this episode, which are "promised" as a constant attribute in the opening joke subtitle."Anthology of Interest I" (2ACV16)
Nibbler asks Fry if he deserve to remember when he beat the Brain Spawn."Insane in the Mainframe" (3ACV11)
One of the brains says "Are you insane in the membrane"? This is a recommendation to the song "Insane in the Brain" by Cypress Hill, just as the title of this episode was."Roswell that Ends Well" (3ACV19)
In this episode, we view two shadows knocking Fry right into the tube throughout a flashearlier, we obtain the explanation for the additional shadow in the present episode.A shot of Nibbler"s 3rd eye sticking out of a trash can is contained as a reference to these occasions as well, an object which many type of fans had actually noticed."Teenage Mutant Leela"s Hurdles" (4ACV09)
Into the Wild Green Yonder

Allusions


Amy"s book
After having his memory erased, Fry asks "Did every little thing just taste purple for a second?" This is an circumstances of synesthesia, a neurological condition that is defined by the mixing of sensory input. Fry does this once prior to, once he smells the color blue flowing out of the microwave in "Roswell that Ends Well".It is possible, then, to assume that Fry is a colour-gustatory synesthete (a synesthete that "tastes" colours).Star Wars:The mission to ruin the Infospright here (and also devastation of it) is reminiscent of the mission to damage the Death Star.Nibbler likewise says "Knows not does he!" Aacquire, this appears to be a referral to Yoda messing up grammatical structures in Star Wars movies.

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Goofs

Albert is missing from the group of orphans (this may not be a goof however it isn"t described why he"s absent).The Infospright here apparently scans all understanding in a sequential way. One knowledge chunk is "11 > 4". Tright here are boundless pairs choose that, so technically the sdeserve to might never before be completed.It might have only been scanning information that human being said, definition that this would not be true.Another explanation is that this was done purposely as a joke, although it is unmost likely.When Fry and Nibbler were in the previous (31 December 1999), and also under the table, they were talking at normal volume so the Fry in the past sitting in the desks chair must have heard them.It is establimelted in "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid" that Nibbler should communicate telepathically to bypass the language barrier. It is completely possible that Fry"s perception is that they"re talking generally when they could not even be speaking at all.When the Nibblonian ship ideologies the Infosphere, the female nibblonian is on the left hand also side (from viewer"s perspective) and also then once the camera goes into the ship, she and Lord Nibbler have swapped locations, she is now on the best.The light in Applied Cryogenics adjust throughout the scene. When Future-fry emerge and also grabs Nibbler all shadows suggest the only light resource is straight above the table. When the countdown on the clock begin the light resource is between the table and also the cryogenics tube, and lastly once past-Fry tumbles over there"s an very effective light source at the entrance door.In "Jurassic Bark", we view a Nibblonian eye-stalk in the trash bin, yet in this episode Nibbler is under the desk all the time.The eye-stalk is not necessarily Nibbler"s.When Fry enters the Nibblonian Hall, his jacket is done up, then following swarm it is undone aget. He would not have actually had actually time to unexecute it.When Fry is flying into the Infospbelow, there"s a swarm of him looking down at his wrist communicator and also he isn"t wearing a glove. Eexceptionally various other shot shows he is.The Nibblonians could not be called that and also neither have the right to Nibbler be referred to as Lord Nibbler, because Turanga Leela names Nibbler, so that could not be his genuine name, if he had actually sentience before being uncovered by Leela.It is establiburned in "The Day the Planet Stood Stupid" that his name and also the name of their race is most likely called such for the sake of time as in the time it would take to pronounce one letter of his true name, a trillion cosmoses would flair into existence and sink into eternal night.The significant brain in the center of the Infospright here asked if the request was from the Philip J. Fry of Planet, or the Philip J. Fry of Hovering Squid World 97A, indicating that there was just one Philip J. Fry on Earth throughout 31 December 1999. However, in Bender"s Big Score, when Bender looks for Fry in the phonebook, it becomes apparent that tbelow was more than one Philip J. Fry alive at that time.The huge brain may be asking for clarification based upon the Philip J. Frys that are in a place to have been alive ago then and also asking the question in the existing, meaning that just these two Philip J. Frys accomplish that criteria.When Fry goes ago in time and lets Nibbler freeze him, Nibbler claims that he will acquire a carry to Planet to aid Fry in 1000 years. However, because Nibbler is on Planet the totality series, (we presume that being on Vergon 6 was simply a ploy to get cshed to Fry), that implies that Fry has actually always been going ago in time. Ssuggest because Nibbler is via Fry indicates that Fry went back in time, so he SHOULD have actually given Fry the Scooty Puff Sr. in the initially area.Due to the fact that Fry tells Nibbler that Scooty Puff Jr."s are negative top quality, Fry does not end up obtaining trapped in the Infospbelow. Therefore, Fry would certainly not be able to go earlier in time and tell Nibbler that Scooty Puff Jr."s are poor high quality, and he would get stuck in the Infosphere. Then, because he acquired stuck in the Infosphere, he would go earlier in time..... and so on. This creates a paradox.Fry brings his very own bomb into the Infospbelow, yet the timer and audible countdvery own for the bomb show up on the Brain"s computer instead of the bomb, as though the spright here had initiated a self destruct sequence.

Alien Language Sightings


Time: 06:49Location: Great Hall of Planet Eternium (pillars on either side)Language: AL2Translation: Fuzzy Wuzzy


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