Recap: Futurama M 2 The Beast With A Billion Backs

Professor Farnsworth tries to solve the mystery behind the interdimensional anomaly that's been seen in the sky since Bender's Big Score. Meanwhile, Fry dates a female police officer named Colleen (voiced by Brittany Murphy, in what would sadly be her last voiceover rolenote ) who is in a polyamorous relationship with four other guys, Amy becomes Kif's fon-fon-ru, and Bender joins a secret society of robots that everyone else thinks isn't real.

Tropes:

  • Black Comedy: Being of the Futurama equation, we're provided with quite a bit of this. A notable example would be Bender reuniting with his estranged first-born son in a heartwarming reunion scene, then taking him to the Robot Devil's office and punting the child into a vat of electric magma, which kills the tortured robots inside. The Robot Devil's reaction:
    Robot Devil: Wow, that was pretty brutal even by my standards.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Kif punches Zapp in the belly at the end.
  • The Dragon: Fry
  • Enormous Engagement Ring: Yivo proposes to the universe with one of these ultra-large rings.
  • Punny Name / Getting Crap Past the Radar: The title is a parody on "the beast with two backs", which is a euphemism for sex and famously heard in the Shakespeare play Othello.
  • Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: When Fry comes back from the other universe with a tentacle attached to him, he speaks like this until Leela makes fun of it.