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"You can see how I lived before I met you."
"You lived before you met me?!"
"Yeah, lots of people did."
Fry and Bender[source]

"Jurassic Bark" is the seventh episode in Season 4 of Futurama, airing on November 17, 2002. The episode was nominated for an Emmy Award, but lost to The Simpsons.

Opening Sequence[]

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


Bender and Fry are practicing their magic tricks, when Fry spots a newspaper that claims people found 20th century artifacts. The two then visit the Museum of Natural History exhibit, where Fry finds out that it is actually Panucci's Pizza, the old pizza parlor where Fry used to work. Within the exhibit, Fry finds his old dog, Seymour, fossilized and on display in the exhibit. After a lengthy protest, Ben Beeler of the museum gives Fry the fossilized dog. Fry starts to treat Seymour like an actual dog and Bender grows jealous of Fry's nonstop devotion to Seymour. At Planet Express, Professor Farnsworth reveals that he can clone a version of Seymour that Fry knew and loved. Just before Seymour's cloning process is completed, in a jealous rage, Bender throws Seymour's fossilized body into the lava pit in the basement. Hubert reveals that because Seymour was made of Dolomite, he might survive the hot lava. Bender, feeling remorseful and being 40% dolomite, decides to go after the dolomite dog. After a long while, Bender resurfaces with Seymour intact. While cloning Seymour the second time, Hubert reveals that Seymour was 15 years old when he died, leading Fry to think that Seymour must have lived a full life after he was frozen. Fry destroys the machine and leaves Seymour fossilized.

Throughout the episode, flashbacks are shown revealing how Fry and Seymour met, how they acted together, and how Seymour lived after Fry was frozen desperately trying to get Yancy Fry, Sr. and Sherri Fry to realize Philip is at Applied Cryogenics. The final scene shows a slow and heart wrenching montage of passing years outside Panucci's where Seymour waits continuously for Fry to return (a reference to Hachiko, a dog who had a similar experience). Finally, Seymour lies down, closes his eyes, and goes to sleep for the last time.

Ongoing Themes[]

Injury, dismemberment[]

  • Bender removes his head to show his imaginary magician's audience that he isn't hiding anything there.
  • In a museum display, an animatronic pizza chef spanks an animatronic delivery boy with a wooden peel.
  • Fry uses Bender's foot to break the glass case that contains Seymour's fossilized remains.
  • Museum security guards throw Fry body down the stairs at the entrance to the museum.
  • Bender beats John Zoidberg with a magic wand.
  • Hubert finds a piece of toe in the cloning tank, presumably left over from when Cubert was cloned.
  • Bender reveals that his torso contains the remains of Charlemagne.
  • The head of Fry's hammer breaks off and causes an unspecified injury to Bender off-screen.
  • Amy and Leela injure each other with varying degrees of gruesomeness as they wrestle half-naked.
  • Bender kicks Robo-puppy across the room into a wall, setting off Robo-puppy's mistreatment alert.
  • Fry injures himself attempting to beat Bender.
  • Amy and Leela tackle Fry to prevent him jumping into the volcanic pool.
  • Bender loses some rivets while swimming in the magma. When he returns to the surface, his eyes melt away to nothing.


In a flashback to the night Fry was frozen, there is a short close-up on a waste bin in the cryogenics lab. Nibbler's topmost eye is visible among the discarded paperwork. This detail is explained in a later episode, "The Why of Fry". In the same vein, there is a second shadow below the table when Fry falls into the Cryotube, as opposed to only one in the Pilot episode.

Fry and Leela[]

Fry has absolutely no response at all to the half-naked Leela during the wrestling match, however at the time he is more bothered about placing Seymour's bed. Leela is equally unmoved by the sight of Fry in his underwear.


It is revealed here that there is a volcanic vent forming a magma pool in the Planet Express basement.