Netflix Review – Aggretsuko: The Only Anime To Nail Modern Life (Spoiler-Free)

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It’s a Red Panda singing Death Metal. If you aren’t intrigued, please call a doctor.

SUMMARY (Spoiler Free)

Retsuko (Kaolip and Rarecho (Japan)/Erica Mendez and Jamison Boaz (Eng.)) is a 25-year-old red panda who works in the accounting department of a large company with her friends Fenneko, a fennec fox (Rina Inoue/Katelyn Gault) and Haida, a hyena (Shingo Kato/Ben Diskin). She is constantly beaten down by the monotony of the work, the harassment of her boss, Mr. Ton (Souta Arai/Josh Petersdorf), and the treachery of her senior accountant Tsubone (Maki Tsuruta/Debra Cardona). To cope with all of the stress in her life, Retsuko lets out her frustrations by going to karaoke and busting out Death Metal songs about her life. Most of the series is just her dealing with things like dating, meeting new friends, trying to lose weight, and trying to find a way out of her job.

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Futurama Fridays – S2 E6 “The Lesser of Two Evils”

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Bender finds out he has a Star Trek mirror universe-esque twin, complete with goatee.

SUMMARY

Bender (John DiMaggio), Fry (Billy West), and Leela (Katey Sagal) go to visit “Past-O-Rama,” a theme park which celebrates the 2000s, but with an insane amount of anachronisms, such as Einstein and Hammurabi being in a hot-air balloon. As they go through the park, seeing various exhibits of the hilarious inaccurate interpretation of the 20th century by the 31st, until finally Fry tries to drive a car, despite never having driven much, and runs into another Bending unit named Flexo (DiMaggio).

S2E6 - 1EinsteinHammurabi.png Hammurabi’s catchphrase is “Dy-No-Mite!” As it was written.

Flexo, who looks identical to Bender except for his goatee, quickly becomes close friends with Bender. Fry immediately comes to dislike him due to his pranks and insults, despite the fact that they’re basically the same as the ones that Bender does to him. The rest…

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Futurama Fridays – S2 E5 “Why Must I Be A Crustacean in Love?”

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This season we start getting episodes focused on the other Planet Express employees and this one features the Decapodian Doctor, John Zoidberg.

FuturamaZoidberg Why not indeed?

SUMMARY

Amy (Lauren Tom) and Leela (Katey Sagal) guilt the Planet Express crew members into joining a gym. While there, Dr. Zoidberg (Billy West) starts to become enraged, attacking everyone and having to be restrained. It’s determined that Dr. Zoidberg has entered the mating period of his species, so Fry (West), Leela, and Bender (John DiMaggio) take him back to his home planet of Decapod 10 so that he can participate.

S2E5 - 1Pool.png This is how men look when horny. All of them.

When they get to the planet, Zoidberg gets to work trying to attract a mate but fails miserably. He then sees Edna (Tress MacNeille), a high school classmate of his who is, by Decapodian standards, apparently super hot. She rejects him, but Fry offers…

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Futurama Fridays – S2 E4 “Xmas Story”

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Welcome to the first Futurama ho-ho-holiday spectacular! Prepare to die!

SUMMARY

It’s Christmas, now pronounced “X-Mas,” and Fry (Billy West) is feeling lonely at his first holiday season in the 31st Century. The rest of the Planet Express crew try to cheer him up, but he ultimately keeps complaining, even after Leela (Katey Sagal) is also feeling down because she’s the only one of her species. Meanwhile, Bender (John DiMaggio) pretends to be homeless to get free stuff and attention from the press down at the soup kitchen. Fry feels guilty for making Leela sad, so he decides to go downtown to buy a pet.

S2E4 - 1Parrot.png He gets her one hell of a parrot.

What Fry doesn’t seem to really understand, despite being told directly, is that in the year 2801 scientists built a Robot Santa (John Goodman) who comes to Earth every year to decide who was naughty and who…

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Futurama Fridays – S2 E3 “A Head in the Polls”

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NIXON’S BACK, BABY!!!

SUMMARY

It’s election season and the candidates for both parties are literally clones. However, Leela (Katey Sagal) forces the Planet Express crew to start being politically active. She takes Fry (Billy West) to register to vote, resulting in a humorous scene of all of the future parties being on display, including the two major parties, the Fingerlicans and the Tastycrats. Shortly after, a titanium mine collapses on Titan, which makes the titanium in Bender’s (John DiMaggio) body extremely valuable. Despite the logistic issues, Bender actually sells his body, making him now just a head. Living it up with his newfound wealth, Bender visits the Head Museum where he encounters the preserved heads of all of the presidents, including the bitter Richard Nixon (West). After hearing from them, Bender realizes he wants his body back. However, it turns out that Nixon has purchased it so that he can…

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Futurama Fridays – S2 E2 “Brannigan, Begin Again”

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This is an episode that I basically forgot existed, despite it being one of the funniest episodes in the series. It focuses on the fall and somehow rise of Zapp Brannigan (Billy West)

SUMMARY

S2E2 - Chess.pngBender (John DiMaggio) and Fry (West) are playing futuristic holo-chess, which Bender wins by having his pieces attack Fry. Later, the Professor (West) sends Fry, Leela (Katey Sagal), and Bender on a delivery to the headquarters of the Democratic Order of Planets (DOOP), a futuristic United Nations that orbits the Neutral Planet. The crew tries to deliver the oversized ribbon-cutting scissors, but Zapp Brannigan intercepts and arrests them for being part of a plot organized by the Neutral Planet, which Zapp hates for increasingly stupid reasons. However, since Zapp was supposed to use those scissors to cut the ribbon, he decides to improvise with the ship’s laser, which destroys the station. Zapp is then court-martialed, but…

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Futurama Fridays – S2 E1 “I Second That Emotion”

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Welcome to Season 2 where the questions are worth double and there are twice as many temple guardians attacking you from behind.

SUMMARY

Bender (John DiMaggio) is getting annoyed with all the attention given to Nibbler (Frank “I’m everyone” Welker), something that is only made worse when the tiny creature breaks a fang while biting Bender’s ass and revealing his age (four). Bender tries to impress everyone by making an amazing cake for Nibbler’s party, but Nibbler eats it before he can show it off, irritating Bender so much he flushes the alien down the toilet.

S2E1 - 1Flush.png The worst form of potty training

Leela (Katey Sagal) is despondent over the loss of Nibbler. Bender, meanwhile, doesn’t feel bad, since robots are incapable of empathy (in this episode, at least). The Professor (Billy West) installs an empathy chip that synchronizes Bender’s and Leela’s emotions. Bender quickly becomes overwhelmed by Leela’s emotions and…

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