The Bot Who Cried Wolf

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The Bot Who Cried Wolf
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US Publish Number60
UK Publish Number(s)64
Written byIan Boothby
Art byJames Lloyd
Published (US)28 March, 2012
Published (UK)9 August, 2012
Title referenceThe fable "The Boy Who Cried Wolf"
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The Bot Who Cried Wolf is the sixtieth comic issue, released 28 March, 2012 in the US.

The Story[edit]

Bender becomes the star of a hit TV show on which he terrifies the public with predictions about the imminent end of the world. Meanwhile, Fry and Leela work off an amusement park debt as carnies on the moon. And when a real threat to Earth appears on the horizon, Bender and the Planet Express crew must warn a wary and weary populace that has braced itself for disaster one too many times.

Additional Info[edit]

Quotes[edit]

    Bender: A house of horrors? I haven't used my horror chip since I walked in on Fry using the shower! See ya later, chumps!

    Bender: What's really scary is how short a lifespan you humans have! All those diseases just waiting to kill you. And that's not counting natural disasters. Add in robot attacks, and you're all lucky to last the week!

    Fry: I'm in charge of the merry-go-round? That's the slowest, most boring ride!
    Park Owner: Are you kidding me? It has all the excitement of slowly moving in a circle!

    Morbo: It's times like this that Morbo is pleased he paid extra and got the high clarity windows for his office.

    Little girl: I thought my daddy could do anything. Time to lower my expectations of men in general, especially the one I'm going to marry!

    Professor: Well, what do you think of my new bouncy castle?
    Fry: I'd say it looks the same, but I don't want you to call me stupid again.
    Professor: Fry, you're family. I'd never call you stupid.
    [Fry presses a red button on a panel.]
    Fry: What's this button do?
    Professor: Don't touch that, you idiot!

Allusions[edit]

  • The issue's title is a reference to the fable "The Boy Who Cried Wolf".
  • One of Bender's several doomsday predictions refers to the 2012 doomsday predictions.
  • According to James Lloyd, the rioters are loosely based on those at Vancouver's 2011 Stanley Cup hockey riots.
  • Fry makes an obvious reference to the Dr. Seuss book "Green Eggs and Ham", and the background looks similar to the art style used in Dr. Seuss' books while he makes the reference.
  • The end of the world parts of the comic share many scenes similar to the ones in the episode "A Farewell to Arms".

Special Features[edit]

  • The Bongo Beat - Bill Morrison announces his departure from Bongo and reminisces.
  • Junk Mail
  • Farnsworth's Factoids: Explaining Science's Most Misunderstood Principles
  • Security Monitors Gone Wild Presents: Scruffy's Hidden Camera Tapes Volumes 1 - 4

Characters[edit]

(In alphabetic order)

Comic Credits[edit]