Futurama: The Problem With Popplers (2000)

Genres - Comedy, Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Sci-Fi Comedy, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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After they go to the planet of the Moochers, the Planet Express crew stop for food. They discover a tasty delicacy and bring it home, naming them Popplers. Teaming up with fast food mogul Fishy Joe, they plan to market the Popplers and make a lot of money off them. Then Free Waterfall Jr. (voice of Phil Hendrie) from Mankind for Ethical Animal Treatment (MEAT) starts protesting because he believes Popplers are intelligent, living creatures. Leela joins his cause when she makes friends with a Poppler baby. Leela, Fishy Joe, and Free Waterfall Jr. appear on a talk show to discuss the ethics of eating Popplers just as New New York is invaded by the Omnicronians, led by Lrrr. They plan to eat the people of New New York because the humans have been eating their babies. After a negotiation with Zapp Brannigan, the Omnicronians agree to eat just one human in a live televised event. Leela is selected to be eaten, but the Poppler baby comes to her rescue.