1. In “Mother’s Day,” Mother tries to become the ruler of the world. As we saw earlier in the semester, the “world” in Futurama has elections to choose its leader. Why does Mother choose to establish power in the way that she does? What sort of regime does she establish? How does she establish support?
In the Futurama episode “Mother’s Day,” Mom uses her robot creations to rebel against the human race, and would not stop until she became ruler of the earth. In this episode, you can see the robots are controlled by mother and they do as she plans. This looks a lot like a play on the communist revolution as it showed many portrayals of the Marxist ideas.
Mother established power this way because she wanted absolute power. In order to establish an army of followers, she created a capitalist regime. She basically created all the machinery that society uses daily, then turns it against them. She was able to use the cities resources to her advantage, which ultimately was hers to begin with.