The most underrated episode of Futurama

It’s all too easy for anthology episodes to devolve into gimmicks, but Futurama so fully commits to telling a story within the bounds of its chosen animation style that “Reincarnation” never feels lazy — it’s quite the opposite, in fact. The first segment, “Colorama,” is rooted in Fleischer’s familiar black and white style: the characters have doe eyes and they’re in a constant state of motion. The story itself focuses on Fry trying to break off a chunk of diamond from a comet to present to Leela as an engagement ring, and it culminates with him inadvertently creating an entirely new color. Of course, the viewers can’t see the color, because the segment is animated in black and white.

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