For the past three weeks the Futurama crew has shared plenty of details about the upcoming seventh season. Here’s some of what we know to expect: Bender impregnates a vending machine, the end of the world is upon us, the 3012 Presidential Election is coming and a massive robot rebellion is going down.
Matt Groening, David X. Cohen return for week four of the Countdown to Futurama podcast, along with writer Eric Rogers, for more details. The crew talks about episodes four and five – “The Thief of Baghead” and “Zapp Dingbat.” We learn that in “The Thief of Baghead,” Bender takes up a new career as a “paparazzo,” trying to capture a photograph of the world’s greatest actor whose face has never actually been seen.
Zoidberg and the Professor are probably the least-equipped of the Planet Express crew to pull off a burglary, but here they are dressed to burgle. Bender enlists the help of Zoidberg and Professor Farnsworth to dig up some dirt on the elusive Baghead. Also, at this point, Groening acknowledges his own “very concise” notes to the design team, which include “Nice!” and “Yikes!” and “OK.”
And more importantly, here’s a clip!
In episode five, “Zapp Dingbat,” Zapp Brannigan sets a possible new low and turns his sights away from Leela and towards Leela’s mother, a happily married sewer mutant. And of course, Leela sets out to keep Zapp far, far away from her mother. How? Seduction of course (see full picture below).
Meanwhile, Turanga Morris, Leela’s father, is too focused on his own thing to notice that Zapp Brannigan is trying to steal his wife. In the episode, Morris is determined to surf the great “sewer waves” (sketch below) of the world. Examples, according to the crew, include halftime at the Rose Bowl, Dublin on Saint Patrick’s Day, Mardi Gras and Rio De Janeiro. Tune in to find out if Morris successfully surfs the world’s greatest sewer waves, or if Zapp ever successfully seduces Leela’s mother. In the meantime, here’s a clip from “Zapp Dingbat.”
Futurama returns with two episodes on Wednesday, June 20 at 10 pm EST Comedy Central.