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The Lesser of Two Evils

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Production number2ACV06
Reviews written2
Overall rating65%
Voice actor performance80%
Guest actor performance60%
Animation quality50%
Music/sound quality50%

Written by cyber_turnip on 11 July 2010.

Overall rating:8
Voice actor performance:10
Guest actor performance:5

A hilarious episode that has a reasonably interesting plot and a lot of time spent on the Planet Express Ship which, to me, is a bonus.

The episode also introduced us to Flexo who is a great character and has some lovely visuals. Bob Barker's appearance is fairly justified within the plot, so I forgive some of his somewhat stilted delivery.

Finally, there's a lot of absolutely fantastic gags throughout this episode, especially the final moment.

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Written by speedracer on 8 August 2010.

Overall rating:5
Voice actor performance:6
Guest actor performance:7
Animation quality:5
Music/sound quality:5

"The Lesser of Two Evils" introduces Flexo, a bending unit who for all practical purposes is identical to Bender, save for a soul-patch beard and a penchant for making annoying sanguine compliments to people after brutally insulting them.

After an excursion to "Past-O-Rama", a brilliant satire of history museums, Fry accidentally runs over Flexo in a 20th-century car. The crew take him back to Planet Express for repairs, and although Flexo soon begins to run Fry the wrong way, Farnsworth hires him to accompany the crew on a trip to deliver a valuable tiara to the Miss Universe pageant. After the tiara goes missing, Fry suspects Flexo of stealing it, and the mystery plays out in typically twisted and amoral Futurama fashion. "The Lesser of Two Evils" packs plenty of zingers, but Bender is such a dominating personality that inserting an extra (and more annoying) copy of him takes a lot of the steam out of the episode.

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