'Futurama' Season 9, Episode 7 Recap - 'The Six Million Dollar Mon'
Opening Credits Gag: "This Episode Worth 250 Futurama Points." I'm rich!
It's a Hermes episode. Sometimes that's a great thing, other times it ain't. We saw greatness in the episode "Lethal Inspection," which had a heartwarming partnership between Hermes and Bender, and while this one doesn't quite live up to that standard, there was still a good amount of funny here.
The story is this: Hermes fires himself from Planet Express (now THAT'S a true bureaucrat!) and later gets mugged by Roberto. Remember him? The insane robot? Well, now he's juggling knives.
Roberto gets taken in by the cops and executed in the electromagnetic chair (brutal), but Hermes is left feeling inadequate by the incident and from losing his job to a robot. The solution? Get some robotic implants.
From here, Hermes goes on the slippery slope of robot augmentation, starting with a harpoon chest and moving on to an extendo arm and cylon eyes, until finally the only human part left is his brain.
That's where the heartstrings for the week come in. The only person who really misses Hermes is Zoidberg, which is ironic and sad because Hermes apparently hated Zoidberg more than anyone. So Zoidberg collects all of Hermes' discarded human pieces and reassembles them into a body that he then uses as a ventriloquist dummy.
Why is that heartwarming? Well, when Hermes totally loses himself and decides to get a robot brain, Zoidberg recovers Hermes' human brain, fits it into his pieced-together body, and voila! Hermes is whole again.
Unfortunately, the robot brain they put in Hermes' robot body was that of Roberto, so he terrorizes everyone for a bit, before eating a piece of Hermes' skin (gross) and melting from the spice.
Notes & Quotes:
- "Good luck everybody but Zoidberg"
- "Fire me if'n you dare"
- "I insult you, ya fat sack"
- Goat helper. Ha.
- Helper grave in the graveyard! Also, Dying Unit 44
- "I'ma stick em in your pancrease til I find one that opens it"
- "It's funny because it's mean"
- Apparently Zoidberg can harmonize with himself, which actually kinda makes sense. His anatomy is strange, maybe he has more than one voice box.