Do you have an ego? I bet we all do no matter how hard we try hiding it. In this episode of Futurama, the gang have to put a stop to the ego of the famous actor who wears a bag over his head out of arrogance that he looks too good. His ego keeps growing and gets out of control every time he receives accolades about his acting.
I love what Calculon tells his audience as he rehearses his role:
"It seems someone in this room is a murderer....Its me.... But the real question is which of you is the victim"
The gang goes to the aquarium
They all go visit an aquarium seeing a tank called Jurrasic Tank. The robot, Bender, starts photographing his friends and while he switches his camera lenses he sees different things.
Twilight zone lens:
One minute in the future lens:
He realizes that there's a big actor named Calculon and he takes his photo annoying him.
Zoidberg then suggests he goes to us people magazine with those photos and join the Paparazzo.
Trying to catch Landon Cobb
The boss tells him that no one has ever caught Landon Cobb, the actor who is never caught without a bag on his face.
There's a bag over him in every scene and everywhere he goes. No one can photograph him. Bender vows that he'll catch him.
Everyone keeps melting when he shows them the photo
Calculon versus Landon Cobb
The problem occurs when Calculon wants to become more popular than Landon Cobb. Zoidberg tells Bender:
"They're attention parasites. They feed on the admiration of their prey"
"Subduing an actors ego is no easy task" professor
Calculon does a scene where he wants to kill himself with food coloring and calls it the ultimate death scene because he's actually going to kill himself. Cobb does a death scene from romeo and Juliet. The problem is Landon Cobb still gets more coverage while Calculon dies. His ego then grows so much that it begins destroying everyone.
"At least he died knowing I was great" Bender
Bender shows landing Cobb a photo of himself and his ego bursts
Bender takes photo of himself, when he was supposed to take a photo of the entire group, showing us that egos will never die.