We're taking a look at the CONTROVERSIAL world of GENETIC ENGINEERING and also the somehow less controversial world of being a big ball of tentacles with a face. Leela is a big ball of tentacles with a face. Fry still loves her though. Not controversial.
Meanwhile we talk an awful lot about left-handedness in cartoons and the best made up disease to have. We also contemplate the best condiment to put on a hat prior to eating it.
Ben wishes to be the friction in your genes. Mike takes a look in a book.
What would you do if you had... ...no ass?
Bender can't even begin to contemplate this after he gets his ass stolen out from under him. That's pretty much all this episode is about. It's about butts. We cannot lie about it.
Ben and Mike talk about what their states are famous for and the scale of sexy vs. scary in Halloween costumes. And good sports team colors. It's another day at the Back to the Futurama factory.
Ben eats Rocky Mountain oysters. Mike hails from a commonwealth.
Have you ever brought technology back from the dead? (If so, drink!) Since Calculon is dead that's exactly what the Planet Express crew decides to do. Let's mess with ghosts and spirits and corpses. Also, Calculon is bad at acting as it turns out.
Meanwhile, we savor the senioritis of the final run of this podcast. Stay Sassy. Love You Like A Brother. I wrote in your crack.
Ben does magic with electricity. Mike opens a cursed tomb.
What's the best part of Saturday morning? Watching cartoons, of course. So this is a podcast about a cartoon watching cartoons. If that's not meta enough for you, get the heck out of here. It's a Scooby-Doo ripoff and a Smurfs ripoff and a G.I. Joe ripoff all in one!
We also talk an awful lot about cereal in this one. Also a chicken that should not be eaten. And too much breakfast to be eaten.
Ben eats some bacons. Mike forms a breakfast factory union.
Let's say you get accused of being a serial arsonist instead of an incredible hero. What do you do? How do you clear your name? That's the challenge Bender has to face.
Meanwhile, we have to deal with challenges of our own, like the Game of Life and... uh... arson I guess. And our inability to play as Bender in Tony Hawk Pro Skater games. Or where to store a baby while trying to eat two different festival foods. Life is hard.
Ben turns into Red Forman. Mike opens an account at a vampire bank.
This episode would make for great listening in the coital-adjacent times in your secluded couple's retreat. Unless SHAWN shows up with his saxophone. Also you may or may not be in a zoo. That's... basically the entire plot to this episode. Be prepared for jazz noodling.
We spend the rest of the episode getting dunked on in a live chat and talking about baboon butts. Thanks to Matt and Laura for being patreon supporters and also dunking on us and sending us a lot of baboon butt pictures while we recorded this audio programme.
Ben builds a desk chair. Mike has an after dinner mint.
When Fry gets stranded on a strange planet full of the dankest lettuce, he of course befriends a child and eats turds. None of that is a typo. Buckle up.
Meanwhile, we talk about Mike's strangest fears and one of Ben's favorite video games and take an interesting look at the age old theory that men are from a different planet and women are from yet another different planet.
Ben orders a clone from Amazon Prime. Mike considers pooping outside.
The professor joins a street racing gang, Leela gets a minivan, there's a 2-D world. There's a lot going on here. Let's try to unpack it all, which will be easier to do in a 2-D space! Or... harder? I'm not sure how it works.
Meanwhile we talk about Osmosis Jones for some reason and Die Hard for some reason and Speed Buggy... but there's a reason we talk about Speed Buggy. There's a lot going on on our end, too.
Ben does serious Speed Buggy research. Mike experiences osmosis with interesting results.
How does folk music get made? Is it 3D printed? You can 3D print anything these days, right? Anyways, Bender tries to 3D print some folk. I think that's the point of this episode.
Ben makes a Wikipedia edit. Mike makes a Hamilton edit.
This one is a weird one as we see what it would be like if the PlanEx crew were all... uh... salmon and turtles and seals. You read that right.
Ben has seen pornos that start this way. Mike changes his punctuation to 14 point.