TV Club: Futurama: “Teenage Mutant Leela’s Hurdles”/ “The Why Of Fry”

“Teenage Mutant Leela’s Hurdles” (season 4, episode 9; originally 3/30/2003)

In which everybody was so much older then, they’re younger then that now…

Look, we’re not finished reviewing the run yet, and it’s possible I’ve forgotten something. It’s possible we’ll have an episode coming up that will change what I’m about to say, and it’s even possible that I’ve already reviewed (and, again, forgotten) an episode that stands in flat contradiction with this judgement. But even if that’s true, I still feel comfortable in the assertion that “Teenage Mutant Leela’s Hurdles” is the most adorable episode that Futurama ever produced. Because holy shit is this episode adorable. It’s a full on assault of cuteness. It’s more lovable than a 20 minute Care Bear Stare.

Even more surprising is the fact that all that adorability …

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