- Date: August 26, 2010
- Type: Television Episode
This Television Episode refers to The War of the Worlds written by H.G. Wells
The crew helps Lrrr and Orson Welles' head re-create War of the Worlds
Lrrr becomes unmotivated in his conquering of planets due to a midlife crisis. He tries to take over Earth to appease Ndnd, but fails when he arrives at Comic Con where he is mistaken for a costume contest participant, and is subsequently kicked out of his home by Ndnd. He moves into the Planet Express building and decides to take up dating again, falling in love with a female Omnicronian named Grrl until he discovers her to be a human in a costume who saw him at Comic Con. Lrrr decides to follow Leela's advice to win back Ndnd by staging an invasion of Earth broadcast by Orson Welles à la the 1938 "War of the Worlds" broadcast, which not only fools Ndnd, but also tricks Earth into actually surrendering. Leela scolds Lrrr and demands he tell Ndnd the truth, but he is unable to due to her renewed romantic interest in him. Lrrr is later caught with Leela by the suspicious Ndnd and admits he faked the invasion and had an affair with Grrl, but Ndnd disregards those facts as she is only upset that he is letting Leela nag him. Lrrr is forced to prove his love to Ndnd by shooting Leela with a disintegration ray, but as he fires, Fry takes the shot and sacrifices himself to protect Leela. Ndnd gets back together with Lrrr since he was at least willing to shoot Leela, and Fry is found to be alive since the "disintegration ray" turns out to be a novelty teleportation ray.