Leela and the Genestalk
Spoiler Alert: Robots and whatnot
Leela is diagnosed with an incurable genetic condition that will eventually transform her into a big purple squid. But a very expensive operation can push back the symptoms a few months; so the Planet Express crew sells the ship to get the money for that. Unfortunately, Fry comes back from the spacecraft market with only two magic beans…
This is a solid episode. First, I liked the idea of Leela's mutant origin having a side-effect. It's a bit that doesn't play a role very often, so it's always nice when it has an impact on the story. Then, the Jack and the Beanstalk parody was nicely played (if not very surprising). Plus you can't go wrong with an episode involving Mom and the heads of Adam West & Burt Ward.
Fry: "Wow… Remember that mural on my cousin's van? It's like it came to life!"
Bender: "I keep telling you, we didn't grow up together!"
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