Its only fitting the once pot-planter-wearing foursome are celebrating their return into the worlds collective consciousness by making their animated cartoon debut on the only show where they would actually fit in Futurama.
I mean come on, when you really think of it wouldnt Bender fit perfectly into the Akron four-pieces lineup? Maybe he could play the tambourine or something.
According to a press release, Mark Mothersbaugh & Co. are set to appear on the show’s 100th episode, which is tentatively titled The Mutants are Revolting. In it, the band is campaigning for mutant rights on behalf of Leelas parents who are second-class, mutant citizens who live underground in the sewers.
Apparently Devo think that is no way to live. No word on whether the protests will be peaceful, but all this begs the question: Where were they when the X-Men needed them?
Dont worry though. Even though the legendary rockars are playing animated activists in the year 3000, Devo are still focused on the devolution of the human race. In fact bassist Jerry Casale recently elaborated on his bands role in society.
Were not the guys who freak people out and scare them, he said, Were like the house band on the Titanic, entertaining everybody as we go down.”
Well thats assuring. If you cant make it out to see the band live, then tune in to Comedy Central when Futurama celebrates its 100th episode on September 2nd.