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Futurama episode
"Put Your Head on my Shoulder"
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Fry and Amy decide to start dating.
Episode no. 20
Prod. code 2ACV07
Airdate February 13, 2000
Writer(s) Ken Keeler
Director Chris Louden
Opening subtitle Not based on the novel by James Fenimore Cooper
Opening cartoon "Chick And Double Chick"
Season 2
November 1999 – December 2000
  1. I Second That Emotion
  2. Brannigan, Begin Again
  3. A Head in the Polls
  4. Xmas Story
  5. Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?
  6. The Lesser of Two Evils
  7. Put Your Head on My Shoulder
  8. Raging Bender
  9. A Bicyclops Built for Two
  10. A Clone of My Own
  11. How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back
  12. The Deep South
  13. Bender Gets Made
  14. Mother's Day
  15. The Problem with Popplers
  16. Anthology of Interest I
  17. War Is the H-Word
  18. The Honking
  19. The Cryonic Woman
List of all Futurama episodes...

"Put Your Head on My Shoulder" is episode seven in the second production season of Futurama. It originally aired in North America on February 13, 2000 as the tenth episode of the second broadcast season. The episode was written by Ken Keeler and directed by Chris Louden. The episode focuses on a romantic relationship between Fry and Amy; however the two break up and all the characters are left searching for a date for Valentine's Day.



Amy buys a car at Malfunctioning Eddie's Rocket-car Emporium, and asks Fry to take a road trip to Mercury that leads to a long wait for a tow truck after they're out of gas. Then, she and Fry begin dating after making love on the return trip. Meanwhile Bender decides to not get the recommended safety features installed (including a bumper on his "shiny metal ass" that makes it look more like human buttocks) and is warned that his butt could explode at any time.

With Valentine's Day approaching, Bender decides to start a computer dating service. Fry worries that he and Amy are spending too much time together, and asks Leela to come with them on a picnic to Europa they had planned. When she refuses, Fry asks Zoidberg to come with them. Zoidberg comes with them, but when Fry asks him to drive, he crashes the car, and Fry wakes up to find Zoidberg telling him that his body is badly damaged in the crash. Fry, in shock, discovers his head is grafted onto Amy's shoulder in order to be kept alive. After returning to Earth Fry breaks up with an unwilling Amy, and she makes Valentine's Day plans with another man.

The three (Fry, Amy and Amy's date) wind up at Elzar's, where all the people who applied to Bender's dating service—including Leela—are with their dates. All these dates are flops, however; Bender merely rounded up a bunch of strangers from the bus station, and they all leave for the bus ride home. Amy hits it off with her date, and is about to leave with him, and Fry's unwilling head. Luckily for Fry, Leela spots him across the room and comes over to save him. By saving Fry, she tricks Amy's boyfriend into talking about his job—banking industry regulation—and he soon winds up talking very boringly, distracting him from leaving with Amy. Fry quietly thanks Leela for the assistance.

The next day, Zoidberg reattaches Fry's head to his now-repaired body, and everything returns to normal. Some of the nerves in Fry's neck were apparently rewired so that Fry's left leg hits him every time he touches his neck. As a result, Fry kicks Bender; and his explosive butt finally blows.


  • Mom's son Larry is one of the people who lines up outside Bender's dating service. He is set up with Hattie McDoogal.
  • One of the hookerbots during the scene where Bender is in court for pimping is Hookerbot 5000 ("She's got a heart of solid gold") from "Hell is Other Robots".
  • Dr. Zoidberg is uncharacteristically medically competent in this episode, being able to attach Fry's head to Amy's body as well as reattaching Fry's head to his own body. In "Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?", Zoidberg ended up dismembering Fry as he was trying to reattach his arm and in this episode, his human anatomy chart is upside down.


The episode's title references the 1958 Paul Anka song, "Put Your Head on My Shoulder" as well as the Beach Boys' 1966 song, "Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)".

The car Amy buys is a "Beta Romeo", a reference to the Alfa Romeo car company.

The gas station sign denotes the distance to the next gas station as being 4,750 miles, which is fairly accurate as the actual circumference of Mercury is approximately 9,525 miles.[1]

The gas station name is Hg's Fuel, with Hg being the chemical symbol for Mercury, the name of the planet Fry and Amy are on.


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