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Futurama (season 4)

Futurama Season 4
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 18
Original channel Fox
Original run November 10, 2002 (2002-11-10) – August 10, 2003 (2003-08-10)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 August 24, 2004
July 17, 2012 (re-release)
Region 2 November 24, 2003
Region 4 February 18, 2004
March 13, 2013 (re-release)
Season chronology
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Season 3
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Season 5
List of Futurama episodes

Futurama's fourth season began airing in 2002 and concluded after 18 episodes on August 10, 2003.

The complete 22 episodes of the season have been released on a box set called Futurama: Volume Four, on DVD and VHS. It was first released in Region 2 on November 24, 2003, with releases in other regions following in 2004. The season was re-released as Futurama: Volume 4, with entirely different packaging to match the newer season releases on July 17, 2012.[1]


# Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
551 "Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch" Wes ArcherBill Odenkirk4ACV01S05E05
Amy's relationship with Kif leads to pregnancy... Kif being the pregnant one. But Amy fears that she will not be able to handle the burdens of motherhood, much to Kif's dismay. 
562 "Leela's Homeworld" Mark ErvinKristin Gore4ACV02S04E05
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 goes after two hooded figures who may hold the secret as to Leela's true heritage and the whereabouts of her parents. 
573 "Love and Rocket" Brian SheesleyDan Vebber4ACV03S04E04
After landing a major contract with a romance factory in Wisconsin and using the money to update the company, Bender falls deeply in love with the Planet Express ship autopilot's female voice setting (voiced by Sigourney Weaver). Meanwhile, Fry searches for the perfect candy heart to properly convey his feelings for Leela. 
584 "Less Than Hero" Susie DietterRon Weiner4ACV04S05E06
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. 
595 "A Taste of Freedom" James PurdumEric Horsted4ACV05S05E04
When Zoidberg publicly devours an Earth flag on Freedom Day, he is sentenced to death for his anarchic behavior. In protest, the Decapodians come to Zoidberg's aid by invading Earth, teaching the populace the true meaning of freedom. 
606 "Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV" Ron HughartLewis Morton4ACV06S05E15
"All My Circuits" holds an audition to replace the part of Calculon's son after the original actor has a literal breakdown on-set, and Bender lands the part, despite not being a child robot actor. 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. 
617 "Jurassic Bark" Swinton O. Scott IIIEric Kaplan4ACV07S05E02
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. 
628 "Crimes of the Hot" Peter AvanzinoAaron Ehasz4ACV08S05E01
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. 
639 "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles" Bret HaalandJeff Westbrook4ACV09S05E07
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. 
6410 "The Why of Fry" Wes ArcherDavid X. Cohen4ACV10S05E08
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. 
6511 "Where No Fan Has Gone Before" Patty ShinagawaDavid A. Goodman4ACV11S04E12
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. 
6612 "The Sting" Brian SheesleyPatric M. Verrone4ACV12S05E09
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. 
6713 "Bend Her" James PurdumMichael Rowe4ACV13S05E13
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. 
6814 "Obsoletely Fabulous" Dwayne Carey-HillDan Vebber4ACV14S05E14
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. 
6915 "The Farnsworth Parabox" Ron HughartBill Odenkirk4ACV15S05E10
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. 
7016 "Three Hundred Big Boys" Swinton O. Scott IIIEric Kaplan4ACV16S05E11
A $300 refund for all taxpayers results in a series of interconnected stories, following the Planet Express crew's endeavors to spend their money. 
7117 "Spanish Fry" Peter AvanzinoRon Weiner4ACV17S05E12
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. 
7218 "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings" Bret HaalandKen Keeler4ACV18S05E16
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. 


Andy Patrizio of IGN had a positive review on the season.[2]

Home releases

Futurama: Volume Four
Set details Special Features
  • 18 episodes
  • 3-cassette set (VHS)
  • 4-disc set (DVD)
  • 1.33:1 aspect ratio
  • Languages:
  • Subtitles:
    • English SDH
    • French
    • Spanish
  • Optional full-length commentaries on all 18 episodes
  • Deleted scenes from 16 episodes
  • Storyboards for "Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch"
  • Hidden feature with David Goodman and John DiMaggio
  • Unused title captions
  • Concept art still gallery
  • Hidden script table read
  • "How to draw Professor Farnsworth and Bender" featurette
  • International clips
  • Animatic and 3D models
DVD/VHS release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
August 24, 2004 November 24, 2003 February 18, 2004

Futurama: Volume 4
Set details Special Features
  • 18 episodes
  • 3-disc set
  • 1.78:1 aspect ratio menu
  • 1.33:1 aspect ratio episodes
  • Languages:
  • Subtitles:
    • English SDH
    • French
    • Spanish
  • Optional full-length commentaries on all 18 episodes
  • Deleted scenes from 16 episodes
  • Storyboards for "Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch"
  • Hidden feature with David Goodman and John DiMaggio
  • Unused title captions
  • Concept art still gallery
  • Hidden script table read
  • "How to draw Professor Farnsworth and Bender" featurette
  • International clips
  • Animatic and 3D models
DVD release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
July 17, 2012[1] N/A March 13, 2013[3]


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