Futurama (1999–2013)
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The Sting 

Sent on the same mission which caused the deaths of the previous Planet Express crew, Leela mourns the apparent death of Fry.

Director:

Brian Sheesley

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), Matt Groening (developed by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Billy West ... Philip J. Fry / Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg (voice)
Katey Sagal ... Turanga Leela (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Bender (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Kug / Petunia / Singing Bee (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... Hermes Conrad (voice)
Lauren Tom ... Amy Wong (voice)
David Herman ... Father Changstein El-Gamal / Terry (voice)
Frank Welker ... Nibbler / Bees (voice)
Dawnn Lewis ... LaBarbara Conrad (voice)
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Storyline

Sent on the same mission which caused the deaths of the previous Planet Express crew, Leela mourns the apparent death of Fry.

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2003 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Honeycomb's big. Yeah yeah yeah. It's not small. No no no." were the lyrics to the theme song for Honeycombs cereal in the 80s. See more »

Goofs

Professor Farnsworth says his former crew was killed by "space bees". In the pilot he said they were killed by space wasps. Bees are not wasps and vice-versa. See more »

Quotes

Philip J. Fry: I thought if you heard a familiar voice, it might help you wake up. But who knows if it really got through?
Leela: It got through, Fry. It got through.
[hugs Fry and then whispers]
Leela: You could really use a shower.
Philip J. Fry: [whispers] You, too.
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Connections

Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Walking on Sunshine
Written by Kimberley Rew
Arranged by Christopher Tyng
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Easily the best episode of the series
11 January 2008 | by leturtleSee all my reviews

The writers of this show are absolute geniuses. They make a cartoon which is very often hilarious and sometimes moving and powerful. This particular episode is a great example of their talent.

Leela and the crew are sent to collect honey from giant bees- which is how the previous Planet Express crew died. Eventually, Fry and Leela get stung by one of the bees. Leela gets a small scratch but Fry got the full impact and she feels extremely guilty and depressed for causing his death.

What then follows is a series of bizarre hallucinations (including a hilarious scene where they all suddenly burst into song) and dreams and she becomes more and more certain that Fry is still alive.

This is an incredibly clever episode, with a great twist in the end and truly touching ending. I won't give away anything- but if you haven't yet seen this one, do so! It is the best work the crew of Futurama have done to date.


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