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Opening Sequence[]

Futurama logo with subtitle, Alienese and (often), cartoon.


A Taste of Freedom (Main Episode) - 46

The Planet Express crew celebrates Freedom Day.

While celebrating Freedom Day, a day where you can do anything you want without suffering any consequences, such as being naked in public or hitting someone, Zoidberg expresses his love for freedom by eating the Earthican flag. Unfortunately, this causes the Earthicans to think he's a traitor and they try to kill him. This sets off a movement to prosecute him as he flees to a Decapodian embassy. Ambassador Moivin promises the full support of the government. However, they are unable to give him marshmallows in his cocoa, a fact which seriously enrages Zoidberg.

Zoidberg acquires the services of Old Man Waterfall to act as his lawyer. The trial goes in session and it is clear that the jury is biased against Zoidberg. As a result of this unfairness and injustice, the Supreme Court finds Zoidberg guilty by a vote of 6 to 3. Also, in a "double whammy" vote, the Court finds polygamy constitutional. Zoidberg, feeling disgusted and betrayed, refuses to apologize for eating the flag and is subsequently sentenced to death. Zapp Brannigan and a brigade of DOOP troopers proceed to attack the Decapodian embassy. The Decapodians see this as a declaration of war, and Moivin calls on them to attack Earth. Zapp tries to fight back with all planetary defenses, but he gives the codes to a poorly-disguised Decapodian spy under the alias of "Hugh Mann", despite Kif immediately seeing through it. The Decapodians neutralize the Nimbus, Earth's last line of defense, and conquer the planet in a matter of hours.

A Taste of Freedom (Main Episode) - 312

The Decapodian mobile oppression palace.

Claiming that the Earthicans don't know the true meaning of freedom, the Decapodians force them to build a mobile oppression palace to cut occupation costs as the other warships depart. The Planet Express Crew decide to stage an uprising and attempt to blow it up. They go to an old war museum and steal a heat-seeking missile. Unfortunately, the palace is "cold-blooded", so their missile can't target it. Zoidberg has a change of heart after the MOP crushes Old Man Waterfall to death and sets a nearby flag on fire, much to the Earthicans' shock. However, Zoidberg says that he is doing it to preserve the freedom it represents, and tosses the flaming flag at the MOP, allowing the heat-seeking missile to destroy it. Zoidberg is hailed as a hero and exonerated of all charges. He is allowed to take a bite out of the new Earthican flag and raises it up on the flagpole.


  • At 7:55 on the side of the Earthican Flag Company truck - "A Venusian Cooperation".

Ongoing Themes[]

Injury, Dismemberment and Death[]

  • A brief war occurs, followed by a period of worldwide enslavement by the Decapodians.
  • Kif overextends his right arm while attempting to carry a small but very heavy briefcase.
  • Bender shoots himself in the face with a crossbow.
  • The Decapodian MOP crushes Old Man Waterfall to death.

Hermes and Zoidberg[]

  • Hermes calls Zoidberg a "turkey of the sea", but this outburst could be driven as much by understandable frustration as by the deep-seated issues that flare up occasionally.