Hey guys... sorry for vanishing so much and ignoring you all but I really didn't want to talk to anyone anymore. Long story.
Feel like talking about it? We still have a rant thread in Offtopic.
Anyhow. This is the only episode of this season I enjoyed. It was gross, cute and funny. I only have one problem with it: whilst i loved the character of Marianne, having her be human just pulled too many suspensions of disbelief for me: why would an attractive human female be interest in Zoidberg? Why would a baby with such a crippling disability (a lack of smell) not have it be corrected in the 31st century? Plus not having Marianne be an ugly or ugly cute alien like Zindy passed up some excellent chances for the grotesque but adorable interspecies romances that Futurama does so well.
They've already done the whole "robosexual" thing, so having her be a robot might have been seen as re-hashing that particular bag of weasels, and having her be a human also gives the whole "relationship with a crab monster" thing an extra squick factor for the human audience.
I'm not so sure: if anything I think having her be a robot would be an interesting way to show how robosexuality has become accepted and is much, much less of an issue then it was when Amy and Bender were doing the nasty. The fact that the issue would not be an organic being dating a mechanical one but that she had no sense of smell and longed to smell her flowers would bea great way of saying "Proposition Infinity" was a success without actually mentioning it at all. Much as I like Marianne, I just love the idea of her charming voice coming from an ugly alien or a fembot. I think the contrast between her appearance and her elegant voice and gentle demenor would be wonderful. Mind you, I we have seen several human women express arousal around him instead of revulsion: Grrl, Candy and now Marianne, as you have said. Also Kif is considered to be highly beautiful and desirable by a wide variety of species, but by a misandrist fembot. He's basically a male version of Oola from Star Wars or Princess Ruto or Tali. Though one thing about robosexuality, doesn't it only really apply between a relationship between a robot and a human? They've never really included non-humans in robosexual debates, it only ever addresses ones between humans and bots: and it also seems some forms of robosexuality (such as homosexual robosexuality) is still frowned upon or taboo.
Also agree with Hein: case in point, Fry is a pretty cute guy and Edna was a highly desirable female of her species, but both found each other physically hideous.