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Futurama Season 4
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Futurama Volume 4 DVD
Series Futurama
Country of origin United States
Network Fox
Original run 2002 (2002) 2003 (2003)
No. of episodes 18
DVD release date August 24, 2004 (Box set)
Previous season Season 3
Next season Season 5

Futurama's fourth season began airing in 2002 and concluded after 18 episodes on August 10, 2003. The entire season is included within the Volume Four DVD box set, which was released on March 25, 2003.

Reception

Andy Patrizio of IGN had positive review on the season. [1]

Episodes

# Total Title Writer(s) Director(s) Original airdate Prod code TV order
1 55 "Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch" Bill Odenkirk Wes Archer January 12, 2003 (2003-01-12) 4ACV01 S05E05
Amy's relationship with Kif leads to pregnancy... Kif being the pregnant one. But Amy fears that she won't be able to handle the burdens of motherhood, much to Kif's dismay. 
2 56 "Leela's Homeworld" Kristin Gore Mark Ervin February 17, 2002 (2002-02-17) 4ACV02 S04E05
When Bender disposes nuclear waste in the sewers, the angry mutants drag him, Fry, and Leela down to the depths to be mutated. As they attempt to escape, Leela makes an incredible discovery about her true heritage, finally meeting her parents for the first time. 
3 57 "Love and Rocket" Dan Vebber Brian Sheesley February 10, 2002 (2002-02-10) 4ACV03 S04E04
Bender falls deeply in love with the Planet Express ship autopilot's female voice setting. Meanwhile, Fry searches for the perfect candy heart to properly convey his feelings for Leela. 
4 58 "Less Than Hero" Ron Weiner Susie Dietter March 2, 2003 (2003-03-02) 4ACV04 S05E06
Dr. Zoidberg's mysterious miracle cream gives Fry and Leela superpowers. Teaming up with Bender, they form the New Justice Team, under the respective alter egos of Captain Yesterday, Clobberella, and Super King. But Leela's new duties as a superheroine put a strain on her relationship with her parents. 
5 59 "A Taste of Freedom" Eric Horsted James Purdum December 22, 2002 (2002-12-22) 4ACV05 S05E04
When Zoidberg publicly devours an Earth flag, he is sentenced to death for his anarchic behavior. Before the sentence can be carried out, the Decapodians come to Zoidberg's aid by invading Earth, teaching the populace the true meaning of freedom. 
6 60 "Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV" Lewis Morton Ron Hughart August 3, 2003 (2003-08-03) 4ACV06 S05E15
"All My Circuits" holds an audition to replace the part of Calculon's son, and Bender lands the part. Soon, Bender's uninhibited behavior proves to be a bad influence on children, and an outraged Bender leads a protest group to get himself banned from the airwaves. 
7 61 "Jurassic Bark" Eric Kaplan Swinton O. Scott III November 17, 2002 (2002-11-17) 4ACV07 S05E02
Fry discovers his dog Seymour is being exhibited in a museum as a fossil, and takes it to Professor Farnsworth's lab to be revived. However, Bender is displeased with the lack of attention he has been receiving and becomes increasingly jealous of Seymour's fossil. 
8 62 "Crimes of the Hot" Aaron Ehasz Peter Avanzino November 10, 2002 (2002-11-10) 4ACV08 S05E01
The rapid increase in global warming is traced to a ventilation flaw that Professor Farnsworth failed to correct in his first robot prototype. As a result, all robots are ordered to be destroyed, but Bender refuses to go without a fight. 
9 63 "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles" Jeff Westbrook Bret Haaland March 30, 2003 (2003-03-30) 4ACV09 S05E07
The crew's attempts to de-age Professor Farnsworth result in everyone returning to their more youthful stages. While Farnsworth seeks out a way to re-age the crew, the newly-teenaged Leela takes the opportunity to experience the parental childhood she never had. 
10 64 "The Why of Fry" David X. Cohen Wes Archer April 6, 2003 (2003-04-06) 4ACV10 S05E08
Still unable to impress Leela, Fry sadly suspects that he has no importance in life - until Nibbler takes him on a mission to prevent the brains from destroying the universe. In the process, Fry learns what really happened when he was cryogenically frozen on December 31, 1999. 
11 65 "Where No Fan Has Gone Before" David A. Goodman Pat Shinagawa April 21, 2002 (2002-04-21) 4ACV11 S04E12
Fry leads the crew on a quest across the galaxy to regain the forbidden 79 episodes of "Star Trek: The Original Series", where they encounter the original cast of the show - as well as their captor, an obsessive energy being named Melllvar. 
12 66 "The Sting" Patric M. Verrone Brian Sheesley June 1, 2003 (2003-06-01) 4ACV12 S05E09
A mission to collect honey from deadly space bees apparently leads to Fry's sting-induced death. Leela is wracked with remorse, until Fry visits her in her dreams. As Leela's hallucinations intensify, she begins to suspect that she might be going crazy. 
13 67 "Bend Her" Michael Rowe James Purdum July 20, 2003 (2003-07-20) 4ACV13 S05E13
In order to compete in the Fembot's division of the 3004 Olympics, Bender is surgically rebuilt to become a woman. Her trashy behavior catches the eye of Calculon, with whom she develops a strong and confusing celebrity relationship. 
14 68 "Obsoletely Fabulous" Dan Vebber Dwayne Carey-Hill July 27, 2003 (2003-07-27) 4ACV14 S05E14
Bender is incompatible with Professor Farnsworth's new Robot 1-X, but rather than get an upgrade, Bender escapes to a desert island to start his life anew. There, he meets several other outdated robots and receives a downgrade, then leads his new comrades in a rebellion against technology. 
15 69 "The Farnsworth Parabox" Bill Odenkirk Ron Hughart June 8, 2003 (2003-06-08) 4ACV15 S05E10
Professor Farnsworth forbids the crew to look inside a mysterious box. Leela can't resist taking a peek, discovering the box to be a gateway to a parallel universe. 
16 70 "Three Hundred Big Boys" Eric Kaplan Swinton O. Scott III June 15, 2003 (2003-06-15) 4ACV16 S05E11
A $300 refund for all taxpayers results in a series of interconnected stories, following the Planet Express crew's endeavors to spend their money. 
17 71 "Spanish Fry" Ron Weiner Peter Avanzino July 13, 2003 (2003-07-13) 4ACV17 S05E12
Fry is abducted by aliens, who harvest his nose as an aphrodisiac. The crew traces Fry's missing nose to Lrrr, leader of the Omicronians, who decides that Fry's "lower horn" would be a much better aphrodisiac to jump start his stagnant marriage with Ndnd. 
18 72 "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings" Ken Keeler Bret Haaland August 10, 2003 (2003-08-10) 4ACV18 S05E16
Desperate to learn how to play the holophonor in order to impress Leela, Fry swaps hands with the Robot Devil. He goes on to become a skilled holophonor player, winning Leela's heart and penning an opera about her life story, but the Robot Devil still has a trick or two up his sleeve. 

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