Near-Death Wish

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Season 7 episode
Broadcast season 9 episode
Near-Death Wish
A screenshot from the episode shown during the live stream of the Futurama cast and crew live chat, showing Fry, Bender, Leela and two elderly people in Trop Vieux Manor.
Production number7ACV10
Written byEric Horsted
Directed byLance Kramer
Title captionN/A
First air date15 August, 2012[1]
Broadcast numberS09E10
Title referenceThe Near-Death Star and the term "death wish"


Season 7
  1. The Bots and the Bees
  2. A Farewell to Arms
  3. Decision 3012
  4. The Thief of Baghead
  5. Zapp Dingbat
  6. The Butterjunk Effect
  7. The Six Million Dollar Mon
  8. Fun on a Bun
  9. Free Will Hunting
  10. Near-Death Wish
  11. 31st Century Fox
  12. Viva Mars Vegas
  13. Naturama
  14. Forty Percent Leadbelly
  15. 2-D Blacktop
  16. T.: The Terrestrial
  17. Fry and Leela's Big Fling
  18. The Inhuman Torch
  19. Saturday Morning Fun Pit
  20. Calculon 2.0
  21. Assie Come Home
  22. Leela and the Genestalk
  23. Game of Tones
  24. Murder on the Planet Express
  25. Stench and Stenchibility
  26. Meanwhile
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Not to be confused with Near-Death Star.
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"Near-Death Wish" is the one hundred and twenty-fourth episode of Futurama, the tenth of the seventh production season and the ninth broadcast season.


When the Professor learns that his parents are coming out of virtual retirement from the Near-Death Star, he becomes upset.[1]


On 28 July 2011, it was revealed at the San Diego Comic-Con that, in an episode of the seventh production season, Professor Farnsworth's parents would be revealed to be still alive and living in the Near Death Star.[2] On 29 February 2012, CGEF revealed the episode's title, its writer to be Eric Horsted and its director to be Lance Kramer.[3][4] On 29 June, MSN TV revealed the episode's air date.[1]

On 12 June, following the broadcast of the episode "Zapp Dingbat", the public were given the opportunity to participate in a live chat with the Futurama cast and crew. Several clips of "Near-Death Wish" were shown during the live stream.[5]

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Additional information



  • In "The Sting", when Fry is believed to die, Farnsworth claims to be the oldest member of his family. However, he only claimed this in one of Leela's dreams.


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  1. ^ a b c d e f Futurama - 'Near-Death Wish' Episode Info. (MSN TV.) Retrieved on 29 June 2012.
  2. ^ JavieR (27 July 2011). "San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Futurama panel sneak peeks + videos". The Futurama Point. Retrieved on 22 August 2011.
  3. ^ Episode Guide: 7 ACV. (CGEF.) 29 February 2012. Retrieved on 29 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Just Fan" (29 February 2012). "Futurama: Futurama News (pre-season 7)". (PEEL.) Retrieved on 29 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Tastes Like Fry" (12 July 2012). "Newsarama! (Futurama News Thread)" (page 1). (PEEL.) Retrieved on 13 July 2012.