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The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz 

The professor decides to ship hazardous cargo to the outer reaches of space, but the ship travels through some environmentally sensitive areas, including the penguin refuge on Pluto.

Director:

James Purdum

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), Matt Groening (developed by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Billy West ... Philip J. Fry / Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / Smitty (voice)
Katey Sagal ... Turanga Leela (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Bender / URL / Penguin Hunter (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Linda / Women in Crowd (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Morbo / The Hyperchicken / Doctor (voice)
Phil Hendrie ... Free Waterfall Senior / Old Man Waterfall (voice)
Frank Welker ... Penguins (voice)
David Herman ... Hand in Puppet / Protestor / Scruffy (voice)
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Storyline

Planet Express is hired to haul the super-tanker Juan Valdez filled with Colombian dark matter past the Plutonian penguin preserve. Leela refuses to participate and joins the environmentalist protesters on Pluto instead. The Professor puts Bender in charge, which upsets Fry. Captain Bender causes a massive oil spill and ends up hiding amongst the penguins. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2001 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the second story with a member of the Waterfall family, Free Waterfall Sr. He is the leader of a group of protesters, trying to protect the penguin reserve on Pluto. As with his son, as well as the rest of his family, he is killed by a horde of rampaging penguins, demanding they use every part of his body before dying. See more »

Goofs

In the second scene in the hangar, where Bender is made captain of the Planet Express ship, the background behind Bender and the Professor moves up and down several times. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth: Being a captain is about intuition and heart. A good captain can't have either one. That's why cold, logical Bender is the perfect candidate for the job.
Bender: Well, I do think of human life as expendable.
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Opening banner: "Now with Chucklelin" See more »

Connections

References Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme from Futurama
Composed by Christopher Tyng
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