Friday, May 30, 2008

Futurama is back, baby! Um, again.

So here's the new trailer for the second of four new straight to DVD Futurama flicks that are then divided up (seemingly without any real thought for the flow of the narrative) and shown on Comedy Central. It was a glorious day back in 2005 when rumors of the resurrection began. Billy West announced it at some comic-con, then said he was wrong, and then, suddenly, it was back on again. Dorks around the world rejoiced. The first feature, released this past November, um, wasn't very good. It just seemed stale, lacking some of the heart of the series and it was dirty. I advised the 'rents not to let my 10yr old bro watch it, but apparently he managed to catch them on Comedy Central when they weren't looking. It seems like the latest installment, The Beast With a Billion Backs, stands to be even dirtier. I know it seems that all I do on this fair blog is complain about things that used to be good but are now not so much, but just compare the clip above with the brilliant combination of smartness and crudeness below.

(OK, well getting appropriate Futurama clips off YouTube was actually impossible - damn Fox. I was thinking of a episode where the leader of Omicron Persei 8 is determined to harvest the ultimate aphrodisiac - human horn, which is actually Fry's wiener and a ton of great jokes are set up. But, you'll have to take my word for it or watch it yourself. Season 4: Spanish Fry.)