Into the Wild Green Yonder Part 2
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|Season 5 episode|
Derived from Into the Wild Green Yonder
Broadcast season 6 episode
|Into the Wild Green Yonder Part 2|
|Written by||Ken Keeler|
|Directed by||Peter Avanzino|
|Title caption||If you can read this, thank us!|
|First air date||30 August, 2009|
"Into the Wild Green Yonder Part 2" is the eighty-sixth episode of Futurama, the fourteenth of the fifth production season, the fourteenth of the sixth broadcast season and the second cut from Into the Wild Green Yonder. It aired on 30 August, 2009, on Comedy Central. Leela joins the Feministas, while Fry is recruited to the Legion of Mad Fellows.
After a quick recap of the previous episodes, the distraught staff of Planet Express arrive in the desert to begin searching for Bender's remains. They quickly find them as Bender and Fanny aren't dead, because the whole ordeal was purely a warning.
At Wongminster, Leo's miniature golf club, Leo is playing a round with Fry, Amy and Leela. Leela complains about the club's no-girl policy, and about Leo's treatment of nature and animals. Meanwhile Leo is tired of one aspect of miniature golf: that it is so damn miniature. Therefore, he has begun constructing the universe's biggest miniature golf course. He shows them the first tee, where a cannon launches a giant ball from Mars to Pluto's moon, Hydra. Leo plans to destroy 12% of the galaxy to build the course, and has hired Farnsworth to perform a environmental survey of the affected spiral arm.
With the survey in progress, Farnsworth explains why a regular sized miniature golf course simply isn't enough for men, because all men do is take other stuff and make it bigger; he illustrates the point by showing off his 301 inch Megaphallix TV but, to his discontent, a 302 Megaphallix inch model is advertised. As the Planet Express Ship arrives in the violet dwarf system, the machine discovers life on an asteroid — the intended site for the 18th hole, as well as the golf pants museum. Despite the clear signs of life, Farnsworth decides to approve for demolition, clearly keen on receiving his bribe.
At the golf course, Earth president Nixon and his vice-president, the Headless body of Agnew, are playing with Leo. They are interrupted by the Feministas (now joined by Leela), who have arrived to protest the construction of the golf course. As Agnew attempts to capture the protesters, a run-away golf cart runs him over and he is pronounced dead.
In a speech to the planet, Nixon is not pleased with the death of his vice-president; he declares the Feministas outlaws. In their hideout, the Feministas decide to move up from simple protesting to actual sabotage. Wong has sent a ship to sweep up the rings of Saturn, but the Feministas easily sabotage it by pouring sugar in the fuel tank and shoving an organic potato in the tailpipe. To increase their public image, Leela decides to use her muck leech as their mascot.
Hutch reveals that he is a member of the Legion of Mad Fellows. Their leader, the Number 9 Man, explains to Fry how life originally started with the Chi spreading across the universe, but for reasons unknown, the Chi began to recede. Which meant the diversity of lifeforms across the universe began to decrease. However, the knowledge of these former species was retained by the Legion of Mad Fellows, who passed the knowledge on through the ages.
However, recently, the Chi has begun to reform, and the asteroid in the violet dwarf system holds the key to the enlightenment of a new green age, and Fry's purpose is to become a shepherd and protector of it, because he lacks the Delta Brain Wave. His task is to stop Leo Wong in his goal to construct his miniature golf course. So Fry gets himself hired as a security guard at Wongminster.
Meanwhile, the Feministas are sabotaging the King Kong hole by ripping the green off its asteroid, destroying the course. On Channel √2 News, this is the top story. Linda is not pleased that Morbo always gets the top stories. In a breaking story, the Feministas have sent a tape out with a warning to Leo Wong and a call for support from the public. After the broadcast, Linda joins them.
Leo asks Nixon for help with the threat presented by the group, and Nixon sends Zapp Brannigan on the mission to stop the group. Bender joins Zapp's mission.
The episode ends with "To be continued".
- See Miscellany of Into the Wild Green Yonder. for trivia, goofs, etc.
Film to Episode Edits
In order to make this quarter of the film fit into an episode's timeslot, some transitional shots were shortened slightly, and some other larger cuts have occurred.
- After the start of the introduction and a new caption, Hermes and Zoidberg stand in the hangar and say "previously on Futurama" then clink champagne glasses labelled "matter" and "anti-matter" together, causing an explosion before the recap begins.
- Leo's targeting of the golf ball canon at Hydra is shorter.
- Leela's "Well, there won't be any imploding once they read our environmental review." loses the "well".
- When Nixon is instructing Agnew in his swing, the first sentence doesn't start with "now".
- The Feministas' chant has one less "save the ecosystem" at the end.
- When the Feministas are hiding out, Frida doesn't ask "Now what do we do?"
- When Nine is explaining the situation to Fry, after silencing Hutch he doesn't say "You shall learn more in time, Fry. But..." Nor does he say "and our enemies would know of our existence," after telling Fry that Leela's thoughts would be read.
- Leo's thoughts heard by Fry don't include "Security guard gotta be tough."
- Sal doesn't tell the "hookers" that "This is [his] turfs."
- During the news, Linda isn't caught off guard talking to Morbo, as such we don't her her say "So you make more than twice what I do. What?"
- Sub commander L doesn't refer to herself as "den mother of the Feminista Revolutionary Collective". She also doesn't say the leech has a right to exist "because it's a part of nature." A third portion of the speech that is removed is "We call on women everywhere to join our struggle against eco-chauvinist Leo Wong. We especially need good communiqué writers."
- After Bender steps into the Room, Kif blows into a trumpet, producing a flag that reads "to be continued...".