Season: 2 / Episode: 4
Fry and the Slurm Factory
Date: November 14, 1999
This Television Episode parodies Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Fry drinks excessive amounts of Slurm, looking for the golden bottle cap that grants him a visit to the Slurm Factory. The episode is a parody of the film Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.
Fry wins a contest that allows him and the Planet Express crew to tour the factory where his favorite soft drink, Slurm, is made. During the tour, Fry, Leela, and Bender stumble into the factory's underbelly where they discover that the drink is actually the secretion of a giant worm, the Slurm Queen, as part of a money-making plot. The Queen discovers the three and, fearing her company will be ruined if the scandal is exposed, attempts to silence them, but they escape. However, Fry cannot bring himself to ruin his favorite drink, so the Planet Express crew decides to keep the plot a secret.