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The fifth broadcast season of Futurama consisted of sixteen episodes that aired on the Fox Network in the United States in two runs: the first from 10 November 2002 to 6 April 2003, the second from 1 June 2003 to 10 August 2003. Fifteen of the episodes were left over from the original fourth season order, while one ("The Route of All Evil") was left over from the original third season order.

Ep Title Writer(s) Director(s) Original airdate
57 - 1 Crimes of the Hot Aaron Ehasz Peter Avanzino November 10, 2002
The rapid increase in global warming is traced to a ventilation flaw that Professor Farnsworth failed to correct in his first robot prototype. As a result, all robots are ordered to be destroyed by Nixon's head, but Bender refuses to go and join the genocide without a fight.
58 - 2 Jurassic Bark Eric Kaplan Swinton O. Scott III November 17, 2002
Fry discovers his dog Seymour is being exhibited in a museum as a fossil, and takes it to Professor Farnsworth's lab to be revived. However, Bender is displeased with the lack of attention he has been receiving and becomes increasingly jealous of Seymour's fossil.
59 - 3 The Route of All Evil Brian Sheesley Dan Vebber December 8, 2002
Farnsworth's clone Cubert teams up with Hermes' son Dwight to launch a newspaper delivery business. Farnsworth and Hermes scoff at the kids' efforts - until the delivery boys accumulate enough capital to buy out Planet Express. Meanwhile, Fry and Leela use Bender to brew their own homemade beer.
60 - 4 A Taste of Freedom Eric Horsted James Purdum December 22, 2002
When Zoidberg publicly devours an Earth flag for the reason of glorifying Earth, he ends up being accused of desecration. He is given a very unfair trial by the Earth Supreme Court and is sentenced to death. Before the sentence can be carried out, the Decapodians come to Zoidberg's aid by invading Earth, teaching the populace the true meaning of freedom but not in the way Zoidberg envisioned it.
61 - 5 Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch Bill Odenkirk Wes Archer January 12, 2003
Amy's relationship with Kif along with a mishap with Leela on the Nimbus leads to pregnancy... Kif being the pregnant one . But Amy fears that she won't be able to handle the burdens of motherhood, much to Kif's dismay.
62 - 6 Less Than Hero Rob Weiner Susie Dietter March 2, 2003
Dr. Zoidberg's mysterious miracle cream gives Fry and Leela superpowers. Teaming up with Bender, they form the New Justice Team, under the respective alter egos of Captain Yesterday, Clobberella, and Super King. But Leela's new duties as a superheroine put a strain on her relationship with her parents.
63 - 7 Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles Bret Haaland Jeff Westbrook March 30, 2003
The crew's attempts to de-age Professor Farnsworth result in everyone returning to their more youthful stages. While Farnsworth seeks out a way to re-age the crew, the newly-teenaged Leela takes the opportunity to experience the parental childhood she never had.
64 - 8 The Why of Fry David X. Cohen Wes Archer April 6, 2003
Still unable to impress Leela, Fry sadly suspects that he has no importance in life - until Nibbler takes him on a mission to prevent the brains from destroying the universe. In the process, Fry learns what really happened when he was cryogenically frozen on December 31, 1999.
65 - 9 The Sting Patric M. Verrone Brian Sheesley June 1, 2003
The Planet Express crew goes on a mission to collect honey from a hive of space bees, which can kill instantly using their poisonous stings. The crew succeeds in getting the honey but the mission all goes wrong when Fry gets stung.
66 - 10 The Farnsworth Parabox Bill Odenkirk Ron Hughart June 8, 2003
Professor Farnsworth forbids the crew to look inside a mysterious box. Leela can't resist taking a peek, discovering the box to be a gateway to a parallel universe.
67 - 11 Three Hundred Big Boys Eric Kaplan Swinton O. Scott III June 15, 2003
A $300 refund for all taxpayers results in a series of interconnected stories, following the Planet Express crew's endeavors to spend their money. Fry recklessley decides to spend his refund on 100 cups of coffee and Leela plans to swin with a whale known as Mushu. Bender steals a $10,000 Cuban cigar and Zoidberg has some trouble on deciding how to spend his refund. Kif spends his rebate on gifts for Amy but is devastated when one of them is lost
68 - 12 Spanish Fry Rob Weiner Peter Avanzino July 13, 2003
Fry is abducted by aliens, who harvest his nose as an aphrodisiac. The crew traces Fry's missing nose to Lrrr, leader of the Omicronians, who decides that Fry's "lower horn" would be a much better aphrodisiac to jump start his stagnant and rocky marriage with Ndnd.
69 - 13 Bend Her Michael Rowe James Purdum July 20, 2003
In order to compete in the Fembot's division of the 3004 Olympics and cheat in it, Bender is surgically rebuilt to become a woman. His trashy and stereotypical behavior catches the eye of Calculon, with whom he develops a strong and confusing celebrity relationship.
70 - 14 Obsoletely Fabulous Dan Vebber Dwayne Carey-Hill July 27, 2003
Bender is incompatible with Professor Farnsworth's new Robot 1-X, but rather than get an upgrade, Bender escapes to a desert island to start his life anew. There, he meets several other outdated robots and receives a downgrade, then leads his new comrades in a rebellion against technology.
71 - 15 Bender Should Not Be Allowed on Television Lewis Morton Ron Hughart August 3, 2003
All My Circuits holds an audition to replace the part of Calculon's son, and Bender lands the part. Soon, Bender's uninhibited behavior proves to be a bad influence on children, and an outraged Bender leads a protest group to get himself banned from the airwaves.
72 - 16 The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings Ken Keeler Bret Haaland August 10, 2003
Desperate to learn how to play the holophonor in order to impress Leela, Fry swaps hands with the Robot Devil. He goes on to become a skilled holophonor player, winning Leela's heart and penning an opera about her life story, but the Robot Devil still has a trick or two up his sleeve.

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