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  • Hot for Teacher: Hollywood's Sexiest Educators
    By: Angelo Baute Sep 18, 2013
    Columbia Pictures Remember your favorite math teacher who looked amazing in that tight skirt? Or your high school music teacher whose smile looked nothing short of perfect? Chances are you probably don’t. Of course, those imaginary teachers could only belong in Hollywood. History teachers with rippling six pack abs and substitutes who are two dance steps away from a strip pole are just fantasies you see in movies and TV. While your teachers were probably older, less in shape, and half as charming as their Hollywood counterparts, it never hurts to indulge in a little daydreaming about what your ideal teacher would look like. We’ve compiled a gallery of some of the sexiest educators you wish taught you a lesson or two about the laws of physical attraction. Don't get caught peeking! Gallery: Hollywood's Sexiest Educators Follow @Hollywood_com // More:Bikini Box Office Celebrity Hotties Who Leave Guys ColdTop 5 Females to Watch This Fall From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • Be Like 'Iron Man' — Marvel Brings Jarvis App to iPhone
    By: Angelo Baute Sep 17, 2013
    Marvel Tony Stark's Iron Man suits aren't real (at least not yet), but what about Jarvis, the futuristic A.I. that controls every aspect of his life? In conjunction with the Blu-ray release of Iron Man 3 on September 24, Marvel has developed an new iPhone app, officially named Marvel's Iron Man 3 – Jarvis: A Second Screen Experience, that allows you to have your own snarky digital assistant in the palm of your hands. How successful were they in bringing Jarvis to your home? Let's take a look. First, the Jarvis app is completely free, so you don't have to worry about earning Tony Stark's salary in order to pay for it. When you run the app for the first time, you will immediately recognize that Paul Bettany has reprised his role as the voice of Jarvis. The actor recorded over 20 hours of new lines just for the app, including the step-by-step process of setting things up. It's fairly easy. Simply select whether you want to be called "sir" or "madam" and whether you want your temperature readings to be read in Fahrenheit, Celsius or Kelvin (for those chemistry nerds who absolutely must have everything in SI units). It'll then ask you if you want to use your iPhone's internal GPS to determine your location, an option you can change later within your phone's settings. The best player in the World for movie trailers, Hollywood interviews and movie clips. Once you're all done, Jarvis is now ready to tell you the time and weather of your current location, and have access to all of his features. The interface isn't fairly intuitive at first, but a simple glance at Jarvis's help menu will help you use all of possible voice commands, set alarms and reminders, and use its internal compass. You are also now able to access several ringtones, mostly variations of Jarvis saying "You have a new voice mail," which you can use to personally customize your phone to feel more like Iron Man. If you simply enjoy hearing the soothing voice of Jarvis, simply press the app's "home" button for a quick chat. There's a nice hidden gem that if you press it enough times in a short period of time, Jarvis will start to become incensed. Press it enough times and you'll be treated to a wonderful display of flashing lights and flickering screens as he "erases" all the data on your phone (don't worry, he's just kidding!). Unfortunately, several of the app's features aren't immediately available until Iron Man 3 arrives on store shelves next week. For instance, you can use the app to control your Blu-ray player if it's connected to the same wireless network as your iPhone. But the coolest feature of Jarvis involves the ability to use its internal QR reader to play an "easter egg" hunt. Hidden throughout the movie are QR Codes that will unlock various Iron Man suits and allw you to rebuild Jarvis's database. According to the marketing folks at Marvel, finding these hard-to-find QR codes and restoring Jarvis's database to 100% will unlock an exclusive  "special" sneak peek. They won't reveal exactly what it is at the moment, but here's hoping that it's an inside look at Avengers 2. Overall, the Jarvis app is fun to play with for just a few minutes until Iron Man 3 hits stores shelves, when it becomes a more substantial experience. It's certainly more fun than functional (you won't replace Siri with it anytime soon) and its seemingly low resolution doesn't take advantage of the iPhone's amazing Retina display. But at the low low price of zero dollars you won't feel any buyer's remorse after downloading it. Follow @Hollywood_com // More:'The Hobbit 2' TrailerBen Affleck to Bring 'Tired and Weary' BatmanFall TV Preview From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing SeeThrough Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • Lawyer Up! Fictional Legal Characters We Wish Were Real
    By: Angelo Baute Sep 15, 2013
    AMC In this day and age of over-litigation, having somebody represent you legally is almost a life necessity. Whether you’ve been wrongfully charged for first-degree murder or managing your vast drug empire, you’re going to need a lawyer. Too bad that those types of legal representation can only be found on TV or in movies. But these folks below will go above and beyond those stiff-necks at Law & Order are willing to do. When your life depends on it, trust these guys and gals to represent you! Saul Goodman Need advice about your meth empire? Need millions of dollars safely laundered? Want to disappear? Better call Saul! Albuquerque’s best criminal lawyer will handle all of your needs, and keep it all on the down low. If you need to reach him, he’s got numerous phones to keep in touch. S’all good, man! Elle Woods Don’t be fooled about this Legally Blonde intern; she’s got the figures to win your trial if you’re being charged with murder. Just when you think the jury will go against you, she’ll look at the case from another angle, like washing permed hair within 24 hours will deactivate the ammonium thioglycolate. And more importantly, she’ll be sympathetic to your fashion needs! Vincent ‘Vinny’ Gambini If you’re looking for a lawyer that will go to jail for your behalf, Vincent Gambini is your man! He will lie, take on a new identity, be found in contempt for court, and wear ridiculous velvet suits to make sure you won’t make it to the electric chair. My Cousin Vinny needs a little on-the-job training, but rest assured he’ll find that tiny detail (with the assistance of his lovely fiancée) that will swing the jury in your favor. Lt. Daniel Kafee Dealing with court-martials are tricky and unraveling military conspiracies are even trickier, which is why only A Few Good Men can handle them. Lt. Daniel Kafee will demand the truth behind every case that lands on his lap, even if he can’t handle it. He may come off as inexperienced and blasé at first, and his tendencies to resort to plea bargains may scare off potential clients. In the end, he’ll slam his fist on the podium and speechify your way out of life sentence. Ally McBeal Dancing with imaginary babies aside, Ally McBeal is someone you would be glad to have representing you. She is a Harvard graduate and works for one of Boston’s prestigious firms. However, her personal life may encroach on her professional life. Be prepared to hear about the details of your deposition in one moment, and her volatile romantic life the next. If you find her flightiness endearing, wshe and her partners are more than happy to tackle your case. Follow @Hollywood_com // More:'Breaking Bad' Recap: To'hajiileePredictions for Saul Goodman's Spinoff'Jurassic World' Release Date Announced From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing SeeThrough Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • These '80s Kids' Shows Should Be Movies
    By: Angelo Baute Sep 12, 2013
    The '80s are back in a big way in Hollywood. Reboots of venerable have made its way into movie theaters like Red Dawn, The Karate Kid, Total Recall, while RoboCop is due out next year. Cartoons from the 80s have been a popular choice among producers to be reintroduced on the big screen. Michael Bay has directed three Transformers movie, The Smurfs and G.I. Joe already have two in the bag, and let’s not forget that Garfield and Inspector Gadget have both gotten feature-length treatments. Even something like DragonBall managed to land a live-action version. So what’s there left from the '80s to bring into the 21st Century with updated special effects? Children’s shows are good place to start! Here are a few options that’ll make children who grew up in the '80s nostalgic for their childhood. Thundercats Watching Lion-O and the rest of the Thundercats on the big screen would be a childhood dream realized if it were ever made. Today’s movie magic is more than capable of rendering an amazing vision of Thundera and Third Earth, as well making Mumm-Ra a terrifying live-action villain. Finding the right cast members to play the Thundercats will be tricky, and so will appropriately making them look feline while not looking silly. But as long as Cheetarah is a bonfide hottie, a lot of fanboys will be happy. Fraggle Rock There is a movie adaptation of Fraggle Rock in the works, but it’s still in the very, very early stages of pre-production. In other words, it’s not moving fast enough for fans of the Jim Henson puppet show. The success of 2011’s The Muppets showed that today’s audiences are still willing to hit the theaters to watch good old-fashioned family fun. C’mon Hollywood! Get off your butts and make it happen already! If producers need any help as to how it should be done, just watch this awesome video of Ben Folds Five's "Do It Anyway" (and please cast Anna Kendrick in it!).  Voltron As beloved a cartoon as Voltron was for kids in the '80s, it'd be awesome to see it in the big screen. However, a live-action movie is highly unlikely. It’s difficult for Japanese anime to make the transition to live-action without bringing over the cheesy factor that's a staple of the cartoon genre. There was an attempt to produce a Voltron movie several years ago, but budgetary restraints killed the project. But how cool would it be to see Voltron in all of its CGI glory in the 21st Century? The writers would still have to explain why nobody attacks Voltron in the minute and a half it takes to form, but it’ll be worth it to see him kick butt in a live-action movie. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe The 1987 disaster that was Masters of the Universe shouldn’t preclude a modern day reboot of the Mattel franchise (although to be fair, Frank Langella was the only good thing about that movie). He-Man needs a proper big screen movie adaptation, and it would be great to have it set in Eternia, not California. There have been news that people are interested in doing a live-action movie again, but it’s so early that it’s basically still a pipe dream. If it does end up happening, Battle Cat better be in it! Dino-Riders Speaking of riding on the backs of animals, Dino-Riders would be awesome to see in the theaters, perhaps in 3D! The series itself wasn’t a hit, but the toys the show was based on were some of the best to come out of the '80s. Let’s be honest, the premise of humans riding dinosaurs is laughable, but it would totally make your inner-child gleeful beyond words. Silverhawks One of the coolest cartoons to come out of the '80s was Silverhawks. It was almost like Thundercats in space, but Quicksilver and the gang can actually kick butt. With "wings of silver and nerves of steel," Quicksilver was every boy's hero. They all wanted something like their impressive silver armor, with the cool flipdown visors that would engage when a fight was coming up. The futuristic setting would be great to see with today’s updated special effects. If the movie wants to be true to the cartoon series, they can’t get rid of Colonel Bluegrass’s silver electric guitar! Follow @Hollywood_com // More:'80s Movies That Need a RebootNew Explosive 'RoboCop' TrailerFilm's Greatest Fantasy Worlds From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing SeeThrough Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • Pixelated Hollywood — Famous Actors and Actresses in Video Games
    By: Angelo Baute Sep 12, 2013
    Nikki Nelson/WENN Once a niche hobby for nerdy basement dwellers, video games have now become mainstream forms of entertainment. It’s hard to ignore a billion dollar industry, especially when franchises like Call of Duty and Mass Effect have as big or even bigger opening days than some of Hollywood’s blockbusters. With big money success comes reputability. Once frowned upon as lower-tired jobs by actors, video games are now legitimate work and has attracted some big names and reputable actors. With video games looking more and more like interactive films, a few actors and actresses have already jumped the fence when it comes to offering their likeness to a video game. Here’s just a sampling of big Hollywood names who have lent their voices/likeness to bring characters to life in a video game for every button masher out there. GALLERY: Famous Actors and Actresses in Video Games Follow @Hollywood_com // More:5 Ways Patrick Stewart's Wedding Could Have Been 'Star Trek' Themed'Game of Thrones' Adds Sigur Ros To Its CastTop Fantasy Worlds From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing SeeThrough Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • Reboot Time — '80s Movies That Should Be Remade
    By: Angelo Baute Sep 10, 2013
    Universal Pictures Rebooting popular movies from the '80s has been popular lately. Recently, Hollywood has reworked the jokes of Arthur, revisited Greek mythology with Clash of the Titans, and danced a second time with Footloose. Action movies are a popular pick to reboot, as we’ve seen remakes of Total Recall and Red Dawn, with RoboCop getting the latest upgrade with a release early next year. What other movies need to be brought into the 21st century? The Neverending StoryFantasy movies are a great genre of '80s films to be brought back. With improved special effects, even more outlandish creatures and imaginative worlds can be brought to life on the big screen. The Neverending Story is one such movie. Its animatronics weren’t as impressive The Labyrinth or The Dark Crystal, but computer generated effects can bring a more life-life Falcor and a fearsome Gmork. The film's message of discovering imagination rings even more true today when a lot of people spend most of their time with their faces buried in heir smartphones. Honey, I Shrunk the KidsIt might not be necessary to update Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, but it sure would put a nice polish over the aging family flick. The original’s depiction of the overgrown backyard was impressive in its heydey, but it is tame compared to what would be possible to show off using today’s advanced technology. There wouldn’t be problems any problems with scale and there the possibilities for adventure wouldn’t be limited to physical sets. WarGamesBefore computers became essential to everybody’s lives, there was a time when the general populace was relatively unaware with what computers were actually capable of. WarGames got a few things right and a few things wrong, but the technology is so outdated that it’s almost cute. Of course, a reboot of WarGames would be open to more scrutiny that the original because the average person nowadays is more tech savvy, but a smart script can easily overcome that. But in an age when cyberterrorism is a top concern for the NSA, a new version of this film could be a relevant piece of filmmaking. Masters of the UniverseHe-man was a huge animated success in the early '80s, but when Masters of the Universe flopped in the box office in 1988, it effectively killed the franchise. Hollywood is keen on digging up old material from thirty years ago to turn into a profitable run. If The Smurfs can spawn two sequels, why not Masters of the Universe? If anything, the beloved kid’s show deserves a better and more faithful film adaptation than the one that starred Dolph Lundgren. SupergirlMan of Steel showed us a Superman movie for the 21st Century, so why not update this incredibly lame 1984 movie? Supergirl was abysmally terrible, but a reboot could undo all that if it sticks to the formula that shot Man of Steel to a bonafide summer blockbuster. Who knows, if Batman vs. Superman and a rebooted Supergirl do well, it could eventually lead to a Justice League movie! Besides, it is about time Hollywood churned out a female superhero movie anyways, and if they won’t produce a Wonder Woman movie, give the people Supergirl! Weird ScienceEven when people weren’t sure what exactly a computer was capable of, the logistics behind Weird Science was obviously not rooted in facts. Which means that if it worked back then, it should still work today. A rebooted version of Weird Science would be the perfect way to flip the script by having two female nerds try to create a perfect guy. Men aren’t nearly objectified enough as women do, but the trend has started to sway. Magic Mike showed that men showing off their chiselled abs can be a critical and box office hit, and Taylor Lautner has clearly proven that teenage girls can overlook terrible writing and acting to pay a high price to watch a guy take his shirt off. So it’s about time some muscled man was created in the name of weird science! Follow @Hollywood_com // More:New 'RoboCop' TrailerObnoxious Child Actors Who Ruined Classic MoviesJ.J. Abrams's 'S.' Trailer From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing SeeThrough Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • Out of this World – Film's Top Fantasy Worlds
    By: Angelo Baute Sep 10, 2013
    New Line Cinema When it comes down to it, movies are nothing more than a means for escape. What better way to flee from reality than to visit some of the most stunning worlds, places so beautiful that it’s often hard to comprehend that someone had imagined it. These movies have offered moviegoers some of the most memorable fantasy worlds anyone has seen. Whether they were adapted from one of the most beloved fantasy series in literature, or spawned from the minds of visionary directors, these worlds mesmerised and enthralled generations of moviegoers. Middle Earth, Lord of the Rings TrilogyRealizing the different realms of Middle Earth is no simple task, but Peter Jackson and the talented folks at Weta Workshop were up to the challenge. The verdant fields of the Shire, the dark halls of Moria, and the idyllic vale of Rivendell are just a few of the tantalizing settings that wowed the audiences in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit. Fantasia, The Neverending StoryA child’s imagination know no boundaries. The fantastical 1984 movie The Neverending Story tells the story of what would happen if the technological marvels of the modern world stifle children’s imagination. The result is a crumbling fantasy world filled with giant talking turtles, a relentless fanged wolf, and a young warrior and his loyal horse. Pandora, AvatarJames Cameron’s Avatar was beautiful as it was dangerous, as large predators prowled the ground and soared through the skies. Glow-in-the-dark trees illuminated the night, while giant colorful flowers painted the dense forests of the floating Hallelujah Mountains. But what was perhaps the most stunning image was the gigantic gas giant planet illuminating Pandora’s nighttime sky. The world of LegendLight and darkness were important themes in the 1985 fantasy movie Legend. Starring Tom Cruise, the picturesque wilderness turns into a world of darkness after a unicorn is captured by one of the most memorable fantasy villains in film, the Lord of Darkness (Tim Curry). Yubaba's Bathhouse, Spirited AwayHayao Miyazaki has crafted several fantastical animated movies for Studio Ghibli, but none as memorable Academy Award-winning Spirited Away. Set in a bathhouse run by the giant-headed witch Yubaba, Spirited Away tells the coming of age story of 10-year old girl Chihiro who comes across some of the wildest characters ever imagined in film. The LabyrinthBefore computer animation dominated the industry, Jim Henson’s company made its name bringing to life some of the strangest creatures seen in film. He made full use of his talented crew when he directed Labyrinth, starring a very young Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie as the Goblin King. Aside from the the numerous animatronics used to bring to life the countless creatures in the film, the movie featured very elaborate sets including the M.C. Escher-inspired stair room seen at the film’s climax. The Star Wars UniverseTatooine, the ice planet Hoth, and Endor are just a few of the many recognizable worlds within George Lucas’s Star Wars Universe.  If the vast desert expanses or the volatile and explosive world of Mustafar isn’t enough to display Lucas’s ability to fabricate alien worlds, then the various creature features seen in each planet should leave little doubt about man’s impressive imagination. Oz, The Wizard of OzWith movies nowadays heavily leaning on CGI effects, it becomes even more impressive that a movie like The Wizard of Oz was made in 1939. Bringing the Land of Oz back then was nothing short of movie magic, and must have dropped the jaws of any moviegoer who watched it in the theaters. It left a very long lasting legacy, which is why the American Film Institute named it the top fantasy movie of all time. Follow @Hollywood_com // More:Top Hayao Miyazaki Films10 Greatest Sci-Fi DystopiasSci-Fi Movies that Brood From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • Movies Like 'One Direction: This Is Us' Must Stop
    By: Angelo Baute Sep 09, 2013
    TriStar Pictures Simply put, movies like One Direction: This Is Us, Katy Perry: Part of Me, and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never are exercises in narrative futility. These movies are made too early in the careers of these musicians, when people haven’t quite settled where to place them in history. These autobiographies are just filled brimming with self-importance, while constantly reminding their targeted audience just how “accessible” or similar they are to you and me. It’s fairly obvious that these movies are nothing more than a cash grab. So why produce a biopic, when simply casting these musicians in a fictionalized version of themselves will suffice? Surely a band such as One Direction has a large enough devout following to make any movie starring them a guaranteed hit. Even a band as hugely influential as The Beatles weren’t as self-aggrandizing as today’s lot to make a movie about their “journey” to The Ed Sullivan Show. Justin Bieber is probably a prime example as to why producers look to make these movies so early early. Imagine trying to work his latest public flubs into that movie’s narrative of the young, aspiring YouTube star who works himself to the top by selling out Madison Square Garden (filling a venue with a capacity of 20,000 isn’t that hard, considering that it’s in the biggest city in America). It’s hard convincing parents to allow their kids to watch an inspiring tale about a musician who gets caught with marijuana, pees in a janitor’s bucket, and flips off a portrait of a former president. One other thing that makes these musical autobiographies such egregious attempts for a fast buck are that they’re in 3D, as if the movie wasn’t unnecessary enough as it is. Now matter how you slice it, Katy Perry’s much photographed cleavage won’t be any more real behind a pair of 3D glasses than a teenage girl's daydream of running her fingers through Harry Styles’s hair. It’s bad enough children have to drag their parents into the theaters without charging them an extra $10 for a 3D experience. Let these young musicians earn their stripes to become worthy of a feature-length autobiography. Wait a few years to ensure they won't become corrupted by fame and fortune. Celebrity worship is already at a tipping point in this country without dragging ticket holders to the theaters to watch a bloated two-hour puff piece in 3D. Listen to their music or watch them live for the real experience because that is where the real magic happens. Follow @Hollywood_com // More:Can 'One Direction: This Is Us' Beat 'Michael Jackson: This Is It'?Justin Bieber and Bill Clinton Are 'Cool Now'VIDEO: Timberlake Talks 'Runner Runner' From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing SeeThrough Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • Why Bender Matters — A Tribute to the Robot of 'Futurama'
    By: Angelo Baute Sep 09, 2013
    FOX 13 years since Futurama debuted on Fox, television viewers will have to once again say goodbye to one of the greatest characters of all time, Bender. It’s painful to part ways with such a remarkable character once, let alone twice. But let’s look at what made the girder bender such a special specimen of personable perfection. He enjoyed his cigars, gambled frequently, drank copious amounts of alcohol, and cavorted with countless hookerbots for only a night. In other words, he was an outstanding citizen. Some critics may say that Bender was a misogynist and a homophobe. Sure, he may have had 50 terabytes worth of porn and called everybody "gay." But that’s only because future porn is extremely high definition, and he was only reading what his pinpoint accurate "gaydar" was indicating. Besides, he represented women as the "Gender Bender" in the ring for the Ultimate Robot Fighting Championship, and once had a sex change in order to become a Olympic gold medal winner. If anything, Bender represents the best of what American has to offer. He's proud member of the growing Latino community, flaunting the "Hecho en Mexico" inscription inside his front plate whenever someone insults his heritage. He proudly sings classic American folk music, but only when there's a magnet on his head. He's also a staunch capitalist — he'll assuredly take anything off anybody's hand using his two hands that he's affectionately called "grabby" and "squeezy" (not to be confused with what we humans call "stealing"). Lastly, Bender possesses ability beyond human understanding. Bender is capable of putting his arms back in place by himself after both of them have fallen off, a talent even the creators of the show can't explain. The fact is, Bender was too good for the limited minds of the homo sapiens running Comedy Central’s programming in 2013. But we all know who will have the last laugh because on 2997, a factory in Tijuana, Mexico will produce a Bending Unit 22 with the serial number 2716057 named Bender Bending Rodriguez, Sr. So up yours, chumps and chumpettes! Until then, you'll have to wait to bite his shiny metal ass. Follow @Hollywood_com // More:Hayao Miyazaki RetiresNew Explosive 'RoboCop' Trailer DebutsTop 5 Comedy Central Roast Moments From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing SeeThrough Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • 'Futurama' Farewell — 7 Best Episodes
    By: Angelo Baute Sep 09, 2013
    FOX This week TV viewers said goodbye to the sci-fi comedy extravaganza Futurama. Cancelled by Fox in 2003 before being brought back by Comedy Central in 2008, fans of the show have the painful experience of saying farewell twice to a much beloved, yet underrated show. In the wake of the finale, let's look back at the episodes that turned casual watchers into devout fans. "Jurassic Bark"Over a decade after this episode aired for the first time, fans of the show are still reaching out for their tissue boxes. The episode tells the story of how Fry rediscovers the fossilized remains of his dog back when was still living in the 20th Century. The episode's infamous ending, which is arguably one of the saddest conclusions to any TV episode ever, shows just how capable Futurama can be at tugging at your heartstrings. Even if you consider yourself the manliest of the manly men (or women), you will use every facial muscle to fight back those tears. "Roswell That Ends Well" Comedy Central Time travel, grandfather paradoxes, and doing the "nasty in the pasty" are central to the plot of this episode that essentially sets up a whole slew of other storylines that have become part of the Futurama mythology. The episode is a perfect showcase of how Futurama balances gut-wrenching humor, emotional content, scientific hodgepodge, and geeky topics in a paltry 21-minute episode. "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings"While this week's final episode marked a fitting and conclusive decrescendo to the series, Futurama would have left on a perfectly high note if it had originally ended with "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings" back in 2003. Fry, Leela, and Bender strike a deal with the Robot Devil and it all ends with a well-orchestrated opera which has every major character singing their lines. The episode left with a bittersweet moment as Fry and Leela's relationship took a step forward, leaving fans wondering what will happen next… until five years later. "Luck of the Fryish" Comedy Central How the writers of Futurama can pen episodes that can make grown men cry tears of laughter for most of the show, yet reduce them an emotional wreck by the ending is beyond comprehension. Watching Fry blindly embark on a quest to retrieve his lucky "seven-leafed" clover is cleverly conceived, switching between the past and the present to hilariously illustrate how badly Fry's luck has turned for the worse. But it's only until the very end when the truth is finally revealed that the show sucker punches you in the gut with a very emotional family moment. "War Is the H-Word"Where to begin with an episodes riddled with such comedic high points? First, the crew of the Planet Express go to war with the "Brain Balls" (aptly named because they have a lot of brains, and a lot of chutzpah). Second, the show deftly pays homage to M.A.S.H., Starship Troopers, and Stripes. Then, they play with Zapp Brannigan's sexuality when he becomes attracted to a cross-dressing Leela. But the episode's memorable moment has to be Zapp's David Letterman-esque countdown of Bender's Top 10 Most Utterly Used Words. "Anthology of Interest II" FuturamaGet More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows Futurama's second attempt of compiling a trio of short stories showed just how creative the writers can be with pop culture references. "I, Meatbag" is an obvious nod to Isaac Asimov and ponders what would life be like if Bender were human. The robot's hedonistic tendencies is comedic gold, as well as his disturbingly glorious end. "Raiders of the Lost Arcade" taps into the video game culture of the '80s as Fry imagines what life would be like if it were more like game of Space Invaders. Lastly, "Wizzin'" is a straight-up parody of The Wizard of Oz and shows what it would be like if Leela found her home. "Amazon Women in the Mood"It's amazing how a simple half-hour show can have such a sprawling plot. The episode starts with Kif and Zapp Brannigan attempting to set a double date with Amy and Leela, and ends up with most of the Planet Express crew trapped in a planet inhabited by giant Amazon women who just need a little love. Zapp's channeling William Shatner while singing karaoke, the guys laughing at the idea that women's basketball is better than men's basketball, and watching the simultaneous pained and ecstatic faces of Zapp and Fry at the prospect of death by "snu snu" are just a few highlights in an episode brimming with funny moments. Follow @Hollywood_com // More:Hayao Miyazaki RetiresNew Explosive 'RoboCop' Trailer DebutsTop 5 Comedy Central Roast Moments From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing SeeThrough Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)