Set the Stage is one of the goals in Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow.
- Shakespeare Calculon announces his new show.
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Hey Calculon, what's with the get-up?
I'm starring in "titus Androidicus" for Shakespeare in the park.
Does that mean you're gonna die on stage?
Have you read that play? It's nothing BUT characters dying onstage!
Since I'll be playing every role, it'll take some fancy footwork.
I can't wait to see your show!
And I can't wait to ignore you in the lobby as you beg for my autograph.
That's my favorite part about being an actor.
- Monique supports Calculon.
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I hear you're doing a stage show. Have you cast your leading lady yet?
Actually, Monique, I'll be playing all the roles. So I'll be my own leading lady.
I've already taken the precaution of falling in love with myself before the show opens.
Are you sure you won't need an understudy? You know, in case you get sick and can't play a few of the roles?
Don't be ridiculous, Monique. I've never missed a show in my life.
What I was banned from Broadway those time I was dead, I even did a few roadshow performances of "Dracula"!
Yes, the critics were surprised a corpse couldn't be more convincing as a vampire.
- Calculon gets early praise.
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Ready for opening night, Calculon?
Oh, this isn't opening night. This is just a preview for the critics.
I thought previewing for the critics was a bad idea. That's why movie studios stopped doing it.
Pfft. Maybe it's a bad idea if you're talking about a "Transformers" movie. Do I look like a Transformer to you?
The critics loved your performance! One of them gave you an infinite number of stars!
That must have been Corruptron. For the right price he'll give anything a good review.
So, money well spent, I say.
- Calculon has some doubts.
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So, Boxy -- you've come rolling back on your front and rear wheels to beg for a role in my play, eh?
Oh, I'm sure you WOULD accept a bit part, but I'm afraid they're all taken by superior actors -- me.
No, there is no role of "Vending Machine" in Titus Androidicus.
You're thinking of "Henry IV, Part 2".
I'm worried, Bender. I've had a bunch of amnesia recently. What if I forget my lines?
Relax. I'll stand offstage and tell you what to say.
Excellent. Remember to speak very loudly so I can hear you.
Got it. Now, I noticed some of the words in this play are obsolete, so is it okay if I just make stuff up?
I'd be disappointed if you didn't.
- Calculon has a successful opening night.
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Opening night at last! I don't mind telling you, Bender, I'm a little nervous.
Afraid you'll flop?
Don't be ridiculous. I'm afraid people will be so concerned about the Hypnowaves, they won't notice my acting triumph!
Oh, yeah, the Hypnowaves. Funny -- in all the Shakespeare excitement, I completely forgot about them.
Let's just hope everybody else in the universe has too!
Another opening night -- and another triumph for Calculon!
What are you gonna do now?
Oh, the usual. Bask in the limelight, become the toast of the town, demand more money...
Can I have the fembots who throw themselves at your feet but you don't want 'cause they're too skanky?
No, I want them too.