by Amy K. Bredemeyer
Season seven, episode four airs on 7/4/12? I thought that was a cute coincidence. I found myself thoroughly enjoying this episode, which was full of intellectual jokes but still included plenty of generic gags as well. I mean, let's pause just to remember "MonSterey Bay Aquarium," "Shark Week is August," and "Welcome to Jurassic Tank," haha! Plus, this episode was actually pretty well-written... I mean, what happens in the beginning is actually plausibly related to what happens later. Now, I'm still not sure why the Professor is helping with "the dog" instead of at the Acting Championships, but you can't win them all.
Futurama "The Thief of Baghead" (S07E04): While at the aquarium, Bender is taking pictures and developing them himself when he spots actor Calculon and his television family. He becomes obsessed with getting pictures of the acclaimed acting robot, and Zoidberg suggests that he try to sell some pictures to a magazine (like US People). They like his work and tell him he could make it as a paparazzo. [after pics of one celeb??] He works hard to create interesting scenes with spoofs of Selena Gomez and Paris Hilton before realizing the ultimate goal: get a photo of Langdon Cobb, famous for never revealing his face in any of his works. [really? we're supposed to believe he's famous anyway?] Bender goes to the extremes, climbing a wall, outrunning a dog-like creature, and sitting in fire to get a glimpse of the thespian's face. Langdon begs Bender not to reveal the image, and though he promises not to, he still shows it around. Fry, Amy, and Hermes all "melt" before the Professor realizes that the picture robs people of their life forces/souls. [what was the deal with not using the word "soul" ?? too spiritual?]
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