Futurama (1999–2013)
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The Sting 

Sent on the same mission which caused the deaths of the previous Planet Express crew, Leela mourns the apparent death of Fry.

Director:

Brian Sheesley

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), Matt Groening (developed by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Billy West ... Philip J. Fry / Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg (voice)
Katey Sagal ... Turanga Leela (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Bender (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Kug / Petunia / Singing Bee (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... Hermes Conrad (voice)
Lauren Tom ... Amy Wong (voice)
David Herman ... Father Changstein El-Gamal / Terry (voice)
Frank Welker ... Nibbler / Bees (voice)
Dawnn Lewis ... LaBarbara Conrad (voice)
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Storyline

Sent on the same mission which caused the deaths of the previous Planet Express crew, Leela mourns the apparent death of Fry.

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2003 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When Leela travels to space to retrieve Fry's casket, the entire sequence is a nod to the film '2001: A Space Odyssey'. See more »

Goofs

Professor Farnsworth says his former crew was killed by "space bees". In the pilot he said they were killed by space wasps. Bees are not wasps and vice-versa. See more »

Quotes

Leela: Are you saying I'm going crazy?
Professor Hubert Farnsworth: No, no, no one's saying that. But I'm certainly thinking it loudly.
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Soundtracks

Also Sprach Zarathustra
Written by Richard Strauss
Arranged by Christopher Tyng
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But Not Schmaltzy.
28 December 2007 | by robin-414See all my reviews

I concur with the previous contributor - this is a beautifully made episode. It has all the fun and brilliant animated artwork one might expect from this series, and the ultimate absence of cynicism gives what I can only describe as an uplifting emotional jolt. Fry sacrifices his life to save Leela from being stung by a giant bee - or so it seems - and for most of the episode, we are taken through a series of dreams and hallucinations experienced by Leela. I was absolutely carried away by the story, and don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it - but now it's one I can put on at any time, and still enjoy it. It isn't schmaltzy - the creators of Futurama are too intelligent and too human to do that to their public...but it shows real heart, and it's definitely something to watch if you're feeling down.


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