by Amy K. Bredemeyer
Not the biggest fan of this episode. I mean, I guess it was a decent way to show how you could turn a person into a robot, effectively "cloning" in a way, but there wasn't too much else going on. We didn't even have a secondary storyline going on to try and draw the attention away from Hermes trying to perpetually upgrade himself into a bigger and better... being? The one redeeming factor in this episode was Zoidberg constantly believing that the things Hermes says to him are out of friendship, not out of hate. Even after being corrected multiple times, Zoidberg just would not stop believing that Hermes is really his secret bestie... ridiculous as it would seem, it was a cute touch. Agree?
Futurama "The Six Million Dollar Mon" (S07E07): After Hermes conducts the annual performance reviews, he fires himself, deeming the biggest waste of the company's assets is actually him doing those reviews. [who would've thought? ha!] A machine replaces him and Zoidberg takes it personally, even though Hermes hated him. [and we see an extremely long sequence designed to show how fiery the curried goat was.] Hermes and his wife are out for a walk when a robot wants her skin... luckily, the police come and apprehend the guy. [maybe I'm not a Futurama aficionado, but what would that robot want with someone's skin??] We then see Hermes ask Bender for a favor. [and we're supposed to believe that Fry cares more about overhearing this conversation then jumping in the shower with an inviting Leela AND Amy??!?] Hermes wants to be part machine!
The first step is having a harpoon added to Hermes' chest. He shows the Planet Express gang, then re-hires himself because his harpoon will reach boxes that the machine can't. [okay, so machines rule. got it.] Hermes then gets an extend-o-arm added because the machine threatened to do it. [competition, got it.] Eerily, Zoidberg takes the body parts that Hermes had removed and builds a garbage Hermes to talk to. [awww!] Hermes' next step is getting Cylon "eyes" put in because he's tired of his glasses. He then promises his wife (with crossed fingers) that he won't get any more upgrades, but before long he's totally robotic, except for his brain.
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