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Futurama

Episode 6.09 : A Clockwork Origin

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

August 12, 2010

Distributor

Comedy Central

Genre

Animation, Comedy

Show Period

1999 - 2013

Production Company

20th Century Fox Television, Rough Draft Studios

Cast and Crew


Director

Dwayne Carey-Hill

Screenwriter

Dan Vebber

Main Cast

  • Billy West
  • John DiMaggio
  • Katey Sagal as Turanga Leela (voice)
  • Lauren Tom
  • Phil LaMarr

Synopsis


Professor Farnsworth finds himself arguing against anti-evolution protesters at Cubert's school. Despite his many scientifically-backed arguments, he is forced to argue with Dr. Banjo, a hyper-intelligent orangutan who believes in "Creaturism," a form of creationism that posits that a wise, all-knowing "creature" from outer space created all life on Earth as it exists today only 7,000 years previous. In an attempt to prove evolution did occur, the Professor excavates the lost missing link, which he dubs Homo farnsworth. While they search, Bender asserts that robots are also a product of evolution, which the Professor dismisses. At the Professor's presentation of his findings at the Museum of Natural History, Dr. Banjo depicts Homo farnsworth anachronistically riding a dinosaur in an attempt to support his Creaturist beliefs. Seeing that the crowd support Dr. Banjo's inane ideas, the Professor becomes fed up and resolves to leave Earth. He takes the rest of the crew with him to an abandoned planet to live in solitude, but leaves Cubert in the care of his godfather, Dr. Zoidberg, back on Earth. During this time, Dr. Zoidberg tries unsuccessfully to win Cubert's affection, only for them to eventually bond over Cubert's victimization by bullies and Dr. Zoidberg's ability to elude them. However, by the end, Zoidberg rejects Cubert, finding him to be "a terrible person."

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