TV Club: Futurama: “Jurassic Bark”/“Crimes Of The Hot”

“Jurassic Bark” (season 4, episode 7; originally aired 11/17/2002)

In which Fry finds an old friend…

I got in an argument once with a friend over which was better: cats or dogs. My friend’s reasoning was, a cat is a ruthless, calculating predator, a hunter with only the barest trappings of domestication. A cat rarely comes when you call, and hardly ever seems happy to see you. A cat’s love, then, has to be earned. A cat won’t love just anybody, and that makes the affection it does show more valuable. Dogs? Dogs are easy. Dogs don’t take effort. A dog wags its tail at any idiot with a kind word.

Well yeah, I told my friend. That’s the point.

“Jurassic Bark” is not a typical episode of Futurama. It uses tricks the show has used in the past, but with a degree …

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