Like many other fanbases plenty of Futurama aficionados love returning to old episodes of their favorite science fiction series. Even though The Simpsons creator Matt Groenings second series can be confusing at times its also lighthearted and punchy enough to warrant an enjoyable rewatch. Unsurprisingly in a series as intricately detailed as Futurama not every viewing experience is destined to be identical. Indeed for fans eager to look for things they may have missed the first time around there are plenty of background gags Easter eggs and hidden references to satiate their inner sleuth. However it also seems there are a number of episodes that even the most dedicated Futurama fans avoid when revisiting the series.
Of course it should come as absolutely no surprise that Reddit serves as the best place to find opinions on such minutia. While there are a number of inspired Futurama subreddits one of the most interesting is rFuturamaSleepers a forum dedicated to people who love snoozing to the series. In one thread a number of fans mused over which episodes they prefer to skip whenever they watch through it in a conscious state. Interestingly one episode in particular appeared to be a fairly common choice among the nocturnal group.
Fans would rather skip the feels and get to the laughs with Futurama In general Reddit users reported preferring to stay away from episodes that are heavy on emotion. In asking the question on the offered two potential answers. I find myself skipping the same episodes each runaround ufriscky driscky said. For me its Jurassic Bark for obvious reasons and Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love just because. Interestingly there seemed to be quite a bit of consensus around Season 4 Episode 7 Jurassic Bark. This tragic episode details the loss of Frys adorable singing dog Seymour. While Jurassic Bark is one of the series highestrated episodes it would appear the intense emotion of the episode is simply too much for a casual rewatch. I only skip Jurassic Bark wrote uinyou329. Because my biggest regret in life is choosing video games over playing with my childhood dog.
However Jurassic Bark isnt the only episode that fans reported skipping for this reason. Fans also reported skipping Season 7 Episode 23 Game of Tones an episode in which Fry attempts to reconcile with his dead family by reliving memories from the day he was frozen. In referencing a particularly sad moment with Frys mom uTacoMan3005 said. You cried I cried everyone cried. Of course there are also other episodes that fans generally skip for other reasons. One fan ublur plethenurple went so far as to report skipping out on any episodes that premiered on Comedy Central. Of course every fan is different so its only sensible that each person skips different episodes for different reasons.