Futurama (1999–2013)
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Attack of the Killer App 

Fry and Bender compete to see who can get the most fans on their Twitter-like application on their new eyePhones, not knowing that it's actually part of Mom's evil conspiracy to unleash a new virus on people's brains.

Director:

Stephen Sandoval

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), Matt Groening (developed by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Billy West ... Philip J. Fry / Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / EyePhone Commercial Announcer / Clerk (voice)
Katey Sagal ... Turanga Leela (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Bender / Flexo / Antarian #2 / Igner / Sal / Cashier (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Mom / Leela's Phone / Housewife of Sim City / Monique (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Japanese Toilet / Scoop Chang / Morbo / Walt / Calculon / Pizza Ad / Mr. Chunks (voice)
Lauren Tom ... Amy Wong / Calculon's Nephew / Antarian Children (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... Hermes Conrad / Antarian #1 (voice)
David Herman ... Infosquito / Mayor C. Randall Poopenmeyer / Dr. Ben Beeler / Larry / Sal's Friend / Scruffy (voice)
Craig Ferguson ... Susan Boil (voice)
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Storyline

A strangely prophetic episode commenting on the rise of social networking. Dear, old Mom is still up to her megalomaniacal plottings. This time, she's concocted a grand scheme to control consumers with a fancy new gadget: the EyePhone. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter... they're all present, accounted for and poked fun at as a story involving a "who can get the most followers" contest between Fry and Bender emerges. Written by Anonymous

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The naming of Leela's boil is a joke reference to Susan Boyle. She is a Scottish singer who came to international public attention when she appeared as a contestant on the TV program Britain's Got Talent on 11 April 2009, singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables. See more »

Goofs

When Bender records the video of the ship crashing it is recorded from the point of view of Hermes, even though Bender is the other side of the table at the time. See more »

Quotes

Philip J. Fry: I feel like a mindless zombie. I wish I knew how long we've been waiting.
Dr. Ben Beeler: The new eyePhone has an app for that.
Bender: Does it have an app for kising my shiny metal ass?
Dr. Ben Beeler: Several.
Bender: Ooh!
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Shock Treatment (2014) See more »

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A clunky attempt at satire
6 January 2018 | by alexgwalker-37109See all my reviews

An episode that is light on comedy and wit and relies on tired jokes about the spread of technology. Despite slurm being a coke or Pepsi reference, the eyephone feels a little on th me e nose


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