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"(Screams) My wing-wang's gone!"
Fry
"My girls!"
Leela
"My antenna!"
Bender
"My kajigger!"
Hattie
"My gonopores!"
(Everyone stops and stares at Zoidberg)
"Look it up!"
Zoidberg

Neutopia is the 20th episode of Season 6 of Futurama, and the 108th episode overall.

Synopsis[]

An alien who does not understand the concept of gender conducts experiments on the crew, changing all their genders.

Opening Sequence[]

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

Plot[]

The episode begins with the Planet Express Crew counting down to bankruptcy. As Hermes declares them officially bankrupt, Professor Farnsworth bursts in clutching an envelope declaring Planet Express to be back in business. As the crew prepares to deliver the envelope it is revealed that it is actually addressed to the Professor who congratulates them on a job well done before opening the envelope. On reading the letter, he declares them all to be incompetent. Hermes finds a 'loophole' in the mortgage saying if they actually pay it, they can keep the building (but need eleven million dollars to do so).

The Professor tells everyone to prepare to move out to their new home under the bridge and orders Leela and Amy to pack lunches while the men reminisce and smoke cigars. The two women refuse to pack lunches, saying it was the men that drove the company into the ground blaming Fry's idea of delivering packages for free. Amy says, "If you want to save this company, you should listen to a woman's idea for once." Then when prompted, Leela comes up with the idea of turning Planet Express into an airline. Bender, however, imitates Amy's voice proposing a Planet Express 'girly' calendar.

Neutopia - Official Promo 2

Promo image for this episode.

Leela and Amy refuse to pose topless but have to change their minds when Hermes declares everyone's contract says, 'all female employees must pose nude if requested'. Due to Planet Express only having 2 female employees, Hermes hires his wife LaBarbara. During the photoshoot, Amy wears a skimpy lab coat and tight clothes, Leela goes topless and wears suspenders and space helmet, while LaBarbara wears another skimpy outfit, with Bender being the camera. The Professor dismisses the idea with only 3 female employees, reverting back to Leela's idea of an Airline company, but claims the idea to be his own.

Plan Am is launched and Fry and Hermes are in charge of piloting the plane with Leela and Amy working as stewardesses. On their first journey. Fry and Hermes sleep for 3 days and wake up when the plane is out of fuel, causing it to crash on a mineral world. When arguing if Hermes or LaBarbara should be in charge, a Rock Alien offers to help solve the problem by offering a series of tests. The men win the first test helped by Bender's lies. The next test is to find their way to the 'Cave of Harmony', which is the only safe place to reside when the Planet reaches its nearest part of the orbit around the sun and becomes too hot.

Neither gender reaches the cave in time, thanks to negative traits of both genders; the men get lost, going in circles at least twice, refusing to ask for directions, while the women are unable to resist a mirage that looks like a shoe sale. Hermes and LaBarbara sneak into the opposite camps to steal Bender's gas compressor and Amana's freon coil with the same idea of supercharging the freon with the gas compressor in order to keep cool. However, Hermes and LaBarbara meet in-between both camps, and discovering each other's theft, declare both genders to be equal. They start arguing and then suddenly start having sex before falling asleep. They wake up to find that they overslept and rush back. The women start coughing from the fumes and the men are engulfed by boiling mercury.

Neutopia - Official Promo 3

Another promo image for this episode.

Everybody then suddenly materializes in a cave and the rock alien is disappointed with them, saying he set the test so both genders would work together and their failure to do so means he lost his bet with the Borax Kid. He then decides to remove their genders, and everyone finds that their sexual organs have been removed. Everyone is much happier with no gender and get along much better, but Hermes and LaBarbara decide that they want their genitals back when they realize they cannot have sex. The rock alien returns to restore their genders, but inadvertently changes them to the opposite gender, turning the women into men and the men into women. Just as he is about to rectify his mistake, Zapp Brannigan arrives and blasts the Rock Alien, before chatting up female Fry.

Back at Planet Express, the newly male staff complain about their gender, while the newly women are enjoying their new roles, going shopping and changing their outfits. The financial crisis is still looming, but since there is now a majority of female staff, the 'girly' calendar can go ahead. The calendar makes enough money in a day to put Planet Express back in business because most of their fans are "huge perverts". The Borax Kid then crashes into the building, introduces himself to the crew, and informs the crew that he is there to fix their genders for Rock Alien. He then teleports everyone else whose gender was swapped to the building and fixes their genders. Just after the Borax Kid leaves, Scruffy (still a woman) comes out of the girl’s bathroom and asks, "What'd I miss?"

Ongoing Themes[]

Fry & Leela[]

  • For much of this episode, they are in conflict -- opposition based on gender being a major theme of this episode.
    • However, of all the male characters in the episode, Fry was the least misogynistic,
  • In their genderless state, both Amy and Leela with Fry -- it should note that this was Leela's idea.
  • As shown throughout Season 6, Fry and Leela have an on-again/off-again relationship, with this episode apparently being one of their "off" periods.
    • Male Leela apparently frequents strip clubs, claiming that the food served in them is terrible.
    • Female Fry claims that part of the reason she enjoys being a woman is because, "Now when I say stupid things, guys all laugh and buy me stuff." After hearing this, Male Leela claims, "What a skank."
      • However, it's possible that Male Leela said that because he was jealous of the attention that Female Fry was getting from other men.
  • During the montage of the girly calendar photoshoot (now with male-turned-female employees as the models), Male Leela is photographing Female Fry.
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