The crew attempts a casino heist to recover stolen goods from the robot underground.
The crew decide to go to Mars Vegas to spend some cash and have a good time but Zoidberg isn’t invited. Weirdly enough, while back at home the great Dr. gets an unsuspecting money bag plopped in his lap filled with about 8 million recently stolen mob dollars. So whats a guy to do when he gets all that cash?? Well go to Vegas!! Zoidberg does just that and soon enough moseys on over to the roulette table where he actually is up in the billions of dollars in winnings. Having said that, Zoidberg ends up losing everything but he has a good attitude about it and simply just walks away from the table. Back at home, the Robot Mafia is there waiting for Dr. Zoidberg and of course when the mafia get wind that the Dr. lost all of their money, they threaten immense physical harm of which Zoidberg reacts by covering himself in ink and taking off running.
Back at Planet Express HQ, Farnsworth builds a machine that can make anything covered in ink look invisible and as luck would have it Zoidberg walks right into to it. Eventually, the Robot Mafia shows up to apprehend Zoidberg but because they can’t see him they just end up leaving and going to the casino that Amy’s parents own. While drowning their sorrows, the mafia decides to not only take over the casino but Leo and Inez’ mansion! Once Amy hears about it, she decides to come up with a plan with Zoidberg that would result in a heist of a whole bunch of money and a metal case from her ex-casino. Totally inspired by Ocean’s 13 Amy puts together a plan with the whole crew that involves Zoidberg walking into the vault unbeknownst to the guards, eat everything inside, then using a shrimp cart to take the now fat Zoidberg out of casino stuffed with cash. The plan actually gets put into motion and it looks like the crew is going to pull it off but they get caught at the door by the mafia. Eventually, Amy convinces the martians working there that her family had agreed to revert the rights of the casino back to the martians in exchange for their servitude. As such, the martians kick out the Robot Mafia and the Wongs get back their house…and their other casino!
I LOVE Robot Mafia episodes of Futurama and this one was pretty good. With inspirations coming from Casino, Ocean’s 13, and even Hangover all the characters were involved with the main plot this week which we haven’t seen a whole bunch of this season. The writers delivered a very funny episode which helps set Futurama up perfectly for its two part finale set for next week so put on your pants and jacket kids because next week looks good!
(8.0 out of 10)