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A Leela of Her Own

I Dated a RobotA Pharaoh to Remember
Production number3ACV16
Reviews written2
Overall rating45%
Voice actor performance100%
Guest actor performance50%
Animation quality80%
Music/sound quality75%

Written by cyber_turnip on 16 July 2010.

Overall rating:1
Voice actor performance:10
Guest actor performance:1
Animation quality:7
Music/sound quality:6

The second worst episode of the original run after The Cryonic Woman and by far the worst episode of season 3.

The plot makes almost no use of Futurama's sci-fi setting and whilst I'm okay with a few episodes per season being of this nature, they have to have something good in the way of character or humour to make up for it. This episode's plot is incredibly dull and reduces Blernsball from a funny 'crazy' sport, to a carbon-copy of baseball where the only difference is the celebration for hitting the ball out of the park. The show's makers nail it as they joke about the episode in the commentary: don't make an episode about sports for sci-fi fans. Or if you have to, make it interesting.

If the episode was really funny, I might forgive a lot of its problems but it's one of the weakest episodes of the show ever in the gag-department. It's not without its moments, it's just not as funny as Futurama should be.

The visuals are bland throughout the episode -the most interesting they get is when they're parodying specific shots from other places. The nail in this episode's coffin has to be the worst guest appearance in the history of the show: Hank Aaron. Not only is the only person to appear in the show who cannot act to save his life (one of the big reasons that celebrity guests began to ruin The Simpsons), but his role is also laboured and unfunny.

All in all, it may still be good entertainment, but it's a terrible episode of Futurama.

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Written by AdrenalinDragon on 8 August 2010.

Overall rating:8
Voice actor performance:10
Guest actor performance:9
Animation quality:9
Music/sound quality:9

Another episode that's bashed to bits by many fans and considered the worst episode of Futurama by overall rankings. A Leela Of Her Own is a good episode which focuses on Base... I mean Blurnsball, in which Leela becomes the first Woman to bat for the Blurnsball team. The trouble is, she keeps throwing the ball wrong and knocking them out, making her the worst Blurnsball player of all time. Can she redeem herself, and make that not happen?

The episodes jokes are good but don't pop up that often. The first act deals with these aliens starting up a new Pizza parlor in the city, and the crew go in to have a look. It turns out they don't like it, but Fry fixes it for them and makes it a success. They then play a Blurnsball match together, and Leela's ability to knock each player out with a ball leads interest to a Blurnsball coach player signing her up for a team. Overall, I liked the plot of the episode, and thought the guest appearance of Hank Aaron was good, though the stupider Hank Aaron delivered some funny moments, and Bender, being Leela's agent of putting a 1 and 2 zeroes in front of every deal was extremely funny. The final act almost has no jokes, but Hermes delivers one visual gag which was pretty good, in which Leela tries to strike out another Woman player on the other team, only to fail and afterwards, is considered the "Worst Blurnsball Player Of All Time". Despite this, she realises she was an inspiration for other female Blurnsball players on wanting to ensure they don't suck as much as her as a player. Overall, the episode didn't have as many gags as it usually does, but was still an enjoyable episode, and I'd give it a dead-on 8/10.

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