Syfy announced today that it will celebrate this Friday — the day the channel calls “the chillest time of the year” — by airing a special six-hour marathon of “Futurama.” The programming block launches Friday, April 20, at 8 p.m./7 p.m. Central.
Syfy is billing the event as an “All Glory to the Hypnotoad” takeover.
“On Friday, April 20, Syfy falls under the trance of ‘Futurama’s’ Hypnotoad, the dangerously mesmerizing amphibian with the power to put humans into a zombie-like trance,” Syfy says in today’s announcement. “From 8/7c to 2am/1c, our glorious lord and master stages a full Syfy invasion, complete with his own far-out logo, psychedelic sidebar and hypnotic interruptions of ‘Futurama’ episodes selected for maximum trip-enhancing effect and Hypnotoad-centricity.
Here’s the lineup of episodes:
- 8/7c – Bender’s Big Score Part 1: Earth is taken over by email-scamming aliens while Hermes loses his head and Leela falls in love.
- 8:30/7:30c – Bender’s Big Score Part 2: While Lars and Leela’s romance takes off, Bender helps aliens pillage history for its treasures.
- 9/8c – Bender’s Big Score Part 3: Leela and Lars prepare to get married, and we learn what happened to Fry when he returned to the 21st Century.
- 9:30/10:30c – Bender’s Big Score Part 4: Lars reveals his secret as the humans fight back against the aliens.
- 10/9c – The Day The Earth Stood Stupid: Only Fry can save Earth when evil brains from another world plot to make everyone stupid.
- 10:30/9:30c – Three Hundred Big Boys: When each Earthican receives a $300 government refund, the Planet Express crew members pursue their respective dreams and desires.
- 11/10c – The Sting: A killer bee sting sends Leela on a long, strange trip.
- 11:30/10:30c – Bender Should Not Be Allowed on Television: Bender becomes a television star, as well as a terrible role model for children.
- 12am/11c – Rebirth: After a devastating spaceship crash, the Professor attempts to resuscitate the crew with his birth machine.
- 12:32am/11:32c – Mobius Dick: Leela becomes obsessed with hunting down a mysterious, four-dimensional space whale.
- 1:01am/12:01c – Reincarnation: FUTURAMA is reconceived in three alternate animation styles: classic black-and-white, old-school videogame and Japanese anime.
- 1:31am/12:31c – Decision 3012: Leela becomes campaign manager for a presidential candidate whose birth certificate is mysteriously missing.