'Futurama' - 'The Prisoner of Benda' Recap Season 6, Episode 10


The staff writers and show runners for 'Futurama' aren't your typical batch of comedy nerds or egghead wordsmiths.


They are a level-up in smarts and braininess. Their frontal lobe contains deep, complex knowledge on scientific and mathematical concepts that could make even the smartest AP calculus student switch his major to English.


Their scripts and sets contains tons of hidden "in-jokes" that only a handful of mathematicians and physicists would find remotely interesting. Tonight's episode took an entire theory and wrapped it completely around the plot and the truly genius part of it was that even a dumba** like me could enjoy it.


On the surface, it appears to be just a typical character-switching episode that would have been thrown on the "Jump the Shark" scrap heap, if that scrap heap hadn't been sold, recycled and sacrificed to the gods of TV Guide long ago. The Professor unleashes a mind-switching machine on his usual gang of idiots, aliens and whatevers and, as they say in the business, chaos ensues.


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