Monday, January 07, 2008

More Futurama

Coincidentally, just watched the new straight-to-DVD “Futurama” movie, Futurama: Bender’s Big Score, and it rocked. I think it was even better than the show itself.

For me, much like the opening scene of the “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” film, the opening to this one was worth the price of viewing. The Professor announces that they’ve been canceled, and we immediately go to the offices of the Fox Network where we see executives doing moron noises a la the Three Stooges. Priceless.

The story for this one revolves around a brilliant satire on spam to a functional plot about annoying aliens taking over the Earth and using time travel to get rich. Great time travel logic in the Bill and Ted vein, and of course some standard “Futurama” antics ensue. As I said, a great watch.

The best part, other than the depiction of the Fox executives, was in the DVD extras. We get to see an entire episode of the 31st century’s favorite TV series, “Everyone Loves Hypnotoad.” It’s wonderful, unbelievable, cringe-worthy humor for almost an hour – Hypnotoad staring at you. There is a scene switch or two, some commercials, and even an outtake, but mostly, Hypnotoad at work. I was rolling. A joy.

Hypnotoad says watch this DVD. All hail Hypnotoad!

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