Review -- Futurama: "The Thief of Baghead"
Ariel Ponywether has been a fan of The Simpsons since the first time Bart was ten.View all articles by Ariel Ponywether
After an encounter with Calculon causes Bender to discover he possesses a natural talent for tabloid photography, he takes Zoidberg’s advice and submits his work to Earth’s top gossip rag.He soon becomes well-established in the field, but discovers he’s bit off more than he can chew when he stalks his latest prey, an actor whose face has never been photographed before.
This one is just plain funny, from start to finish.Bender becoming a paparazzo is perfectly suited to his character, and when he decides to save the day simply because.It’s properly funny and vainglorious and true to who he is as a character.
The plot throws together a group of characters that rarely interact; Zoidberg, the Professor, Leela and Bender, with Fry, Amy and Hermes entirely out of commission for the majority of the plot.
While not being anything memorably spellbinding, “The Thief of Baghead” is still intellectually enaging (you have to love it when a show sneaks in references to mythological creatures and beings) and terribly funny to watch.You’ll like it, if you don’t end up loving it.
LETTER GRADE: B+
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