Only episode I've ever hated. Just didn't do it for me.
Same here. This is the only episode I've ever disliked so much that I didn't even want to finish watching it the first time I saw it.
I know this small issue shouldn't bother me so much, but I hated
that they turned Fry into a misogynist for the sake of the plot. It just really bothered me that they took the person who's probably the kindest character on the show and had him act like an asshole for cheap jokes. Also, I've never found the "battle-of-the-sexes" type jokes funny or clever at all, so an episode jammed full of them along with hardly anything else was beyond shitty in my opinion.
I thought the entire episode structure was awful, too. I genuinely wanted to find something I enjoyed about this episode (I've even made myself watch it many more times searching for something, anything good about it), but sadly, I still hate basically everything in it.
I heartily agree with you here, particularly on Fry. Or everyone, really; it's in-character for Bender and the Professor to be selfish clowns, but not the others.
However, even as PEEL's most vocal Neutopia hater, I can admit to finding a few things I like in the episode. Namely:
-The designs of the gender-flipped characters. It's funny seeing Leela with a beard and Fry with a skirt.
-"We'll set up camp next to this shoe"
-The Professor's flappy boobs. I feel like a tool for finding this funny, but I did. Though I kind of wish my Mum chose a different time to suddenly enter the room.