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Shadowstar

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« on: 04-20-2002 13:45 »

OK, one section in my Complete Guide 2 will be what the Futurama episode titles parody. For those of you who don't know about the site, go here: www.geocities.com/shadowstar_freakboy/futuramaguide.html
Anyway, I'll list all the parodied names I know and you fill in the rest (if they are parodied) or correct me if I made a mistake. First, list the episode name, then what it parodies and what the format is (IE: movie, TV show, book etc...) Also, use the new episodes that haven't aired yet too.

The Series Has Landed - "The eagle has landed" (quote)
A Fishful of Dollars - "A Fistful of Dollars" (movie)
My Three Suns - "My Three Sons" (TV show)
A Flight to Remember  - "A Night to Remember" (movie)
Fry and the Slurm Factory - "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (book/movie)
A Head in the Polls - Ahead in the Polls (phrase)
A Bicyclops Built for Two - A Bicycle Built for Two (phrase?)
The Honking - "The Haunting" (movie)
Parasites Lost - "Paradise Lost" (movie)
The Day the Earth Stood Stupid - "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (movie)
That's Lobstertainment - "That's entertainment" (quote)
The Birdbot of Ice-catraz - "The Birdman of Alcatraz" (movie)
Luck of the Fryrish - "Luck of the Irish" (phrase)
The Cyber House Rules - "The Cider House Rules" (movie)
Roswell that Ends Well - "Alls Well that Ends Well" (quote)
A Tale of Two Santas - "A Tale of Two Cities" (book)
Where the Buggalo Roam - "Where the Buffalo Roam" (song lyric)
A Pharaoh to Remember - "A Night to Remember" (movie)
Future Stock - "Future Shock" (???)
A Leela of Her Own - "A League of their Own" (movie)
The 30% Iron Chef - "The Iron Chef" (TV show)
Where No Fan has Gone Before - "Where no man has gone before" (phrase)
Jurassic Bark - "Jurassic Park" (movie)
Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (movie/TV show)

"Rosebud... Yes, Rosebud frozen peas. Full of country goodness and green pea-ness. ...wait, that's terrible. I quit! ...just a handful for the road. ...oh, what luck. There's a french fry stuck in my beard."
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Zed 85

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« Reply #1 on: 04-20-2002 14:18 »
« Last Edit on: 04-20-2002 14:18 »

The Devil's Hands are Idol Playthings - "Idle Hands are the Devil's Workshop" I guess (old saying)

"Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles" oo, sounds interesting   smile

[edit: I think there is a debate going on whether "The Honking" is either "The Haunting" or "The Howling" - the latter being a werewolf film I see the likelyhood.
TheVoices

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« Reply #2 on: 04-20-2002 14:21 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:

Parasites Lost - "Paradise Lost" (movie)


isn't Paradise Lost a book?


phatslug

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« Reply #3 on: 04-20-2002 14:43 »

Future Shock is book, i believe.
phatslug

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« Reply #4 on: 04-20-2002 14:47 »

and Insane in the Mainframe - Insane in the Membrane (Cypress Hill song)
Just Chris

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« Reply #5 on: 04-20-2002 14:49 »

"Fear of a Bot Planet" was taken from the album Fear Of A Black Planet, by Public Enemy. It was recorded by Def Jam in 1990.
Teral

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« Reply #6 on: 04-20-2002 15:18 »

"I, Roommate" - "I, Robot" (Work by Asimow)
"Loves labours Lost in Space" - "Love's Labour's Lost" and "Lost In Space" (Shakespeare work and TV Show/movie)
"Hell Is Other Robots" - Hell Is Other People (Phrase)
"Fry & The Slurm Factory" - "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (Movie)
"I Second That Emotion" - "I second that motion" (common phrase)
"Put Your Head on My Shoulder" - "Put Your Head on My Shoulder" (Song)
"Why Must I Be A Crustacean in Love?" - "Why Must I Be A Teenager In Love" (song)
"Lesser Of Two Evils" - "Choosing the lesser of two evils" (common phrase)
"Raging Bender" - "Raging Bull" (Movie)
"How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back" - "How Stella Got Her Groove Back (book made into a movie)"
"The Problem With Popplers" - "The Trouble With Tribbles" (ST:TOS episode)
"War Is The H-word" - "War is hell" (Phrase/quote)
"Bending In The Wind" - "(The Answer Is) Blowing In The Wind" (Song)
"Godfellas" - "Goodfellas" (movie)
"The Route Of All Evil" - "The root of all evil" (phrase)
"Less Than Hero" - "Less Than Zero" (movie)
"A Taste Of Freedom" - "A Taste Of Armageddon" (ST:TOS episode)


Obscure wildshots at parodies:

"Spanish Fry" - "Spanish Fly" (New York based music trio)
"Fear Of A Bot Planet" - "Fear of A Dark Planet" (Album by Public Enemy)
"A Big Piece of Garbage" - "A (big) piece of the action (common phrase/ST:TOS episode)

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FryBender3000

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« Reply #7 on: 04-20-2002 15:34 »

So now that I think of it the show is a parody... Of other stuff...
Mike!

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« Reply #8 on: 04-20-2002 16:01 »

There are so many title parodies here that I didn't realise! I really need to see more movies..
aslate

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« Reply #9 on: 04-20-2002 16:58 »

Where No Fan has Gone Before - "Where no man has gone before"

Taken from Star-Trek begining sequence 'To boldy go ...' and thus the Star-Trek themed episode!
So more of a quote
Shadowstar

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« Reply #10 on: 04-20-2002 19:01 »
« Last Edit on: 04-20-2002 19:01 »

What does ST:TOS stand for, sorry, I have no idea. And, I think we just about got everything. Except a few, which I think don't parody anything.
SpacemanSpiff

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« Reply #11 on: 04-20-2002 19:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:
What does ST:TOS stand for, sorry, I have no idea. And, I think we just about got everything. Except a few, which I think don't parody anything.

st:tos = star trek: the original series.

hail seitan

Shadowstar

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« Reply #12 on: 04-20-2002 19:09 »

That's what I thought, but I didn't want to screw up the page so I just made sure.
Xenomorph
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« Reply #13 on: 04-20-2002 19:40 »

When Aliens Attack- "When Animals Attack" (Fox TV show.)

I Second That Emotion- "I Second That Emotion" (song)

Put Your Head On My Shoulders-
"Put Your Head On My Shoulder" (song)

Raging Bender-"Raging Bull" (movie.)

A Bicyclops Built For Two - The lyric "A bicycle built for two," from the song "Daisy."

The Cryonic Woman - "The Bionic Woman," (TV show)

Bendin' In The Wind-"Blowin' In The Wind" (song)

Time Keeps On Slippin'-The lyric "Time Keeps On Slippin'," from the song "Fly Like an Eagle."

I Dated A Robot-Possibly from "I dated a werewolf" (movie)

A Tale Of Two Santas - "A Tale of Two Cities" (book/miniseries)

Love And Rocket-"Love And Rockets", (comic strip)

Kif Gets Knocked Up A Notch-"Knock it up a notch" (phrase)

Futurama Babies-"Muppet Babies" (TV Show)

The Sting-"The Sting" (movie)

Obsoletely Fabulous-"Absolutley Fabulous" (TV show)
Shadowstar

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« Reply #14 on: 04-20-2002 19:45 »

Actually, the ep "Futurama Babies" has been changed to "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles."
TheLesbianLeela

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« Reply #15 on: 11-11-2002 09:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
"Spanish Fry" - "Spanish Fly" (New York based music trio)
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - "Spanish Fly" (1956 ?)

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:
the Futurama episode titles parody
Also "Futurama Comic Titles Parody"?
Comic1: "Monkey Sea, Monkey Doom" ---- "Monkey See, Monkey Doo", a song by "Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs"   smile

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« Reply #16 on: 11-11-2002 10:48 »

 
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Originally posted by TheVoices:
 isn't Paradise Lost a book?


Yep wrote by John Milton written in the tradtion of epic poetry. It's bloody heavy reading but pretty good none the less. In my opinion I think that's what they parodied it is a very famous book.

On another point I dou'nt think the Honking is a parody of The Haunting but of "The Howling" which is about were wolves so I think it makes more sense.

Firecube
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« Reply #17 on: 11-11-2002 17:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Xenomorph:
I Second That Emotion- "I Second That Emotion" (song)
(TV show)
I second that motion-used in meetings after one person suggests an motion.

Javier Lopez

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« Reply #18 on: 11-13-2002 18:25 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLesbianLeela:
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - "Spanish Fly" (1956 ?)


We don`t know anything about that here.....
TheLesbianLeela

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« Reply #19 on: 11-13-2002 20:44 »

 
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Originally posted by Javier Lopez:
quote:
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Originally posted by TheLesbianLeela:
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - "Spanish Fly" (1956 ?)


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We don`t know anything about that here.....
We? Are you more than one person?   laff

Well, "Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass" is a very good 1950s and 1960s band. And one of their song titles - "Spanish Fly" sounds like the episode title "Spanish Fry"   smile
Here you can read more about the band:  http://www.tijuanabrass.com/

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« Reply #20 on: 11-15-2002 06:27 »

"But deliever us from evil" (comic 2 title)- The Bible
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« Reply #21 on: 11-15-2002 06:44 »

Spanish Fry may be refering to a musical group called Spanish Fly, but far more likely from:

Spanish Fly: The blister beetle Lytta vesicatoria; a preperation made from the dried bodies of these beetles yielding cantharides, formerly used medicinally to produce blisters or as an aphrodesiac.
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #22 on: 11-16-2002 10:03 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLesbianLeela:
We? Are you more than one person?  big grin

quote:

It was a joke.... we are 40.000.000 spanish and 3 of them are peelers,
  big grin i was doing the easy joke
skylight

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« Reply #23 on: 10-31-2005 14:07 »

To complete this list:

Crimes of the hot - Crimes of the heart (movie)
Brannigan Begin Again - Finnegan Begin Again (tv show)
Space Pilots 3000 - Spencer's Pilots (TV), can also be a reference to "a pilot", first/test episode of a serie.

There apperantly was a serie called "The deep North", but there's only little bits of information about it so I doubt it's a parody on that.
Dan1248

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« Reply #24 on: 10-31-2005 14:20 »

Futurama Comics #5 - "The owner of mars attacks"/Mars Attack

Futurama Comics #7 - "Who's dying to be a gazillionnaire?"/Who wants to be a millionaire?

Futuramam Comics #10 - "planet X-Press men"/X-men

Futurama Comics #11 - "freaky fry-day"/freaky friday
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #25 on: 11-01-2005 12:45 »

 
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Not a correct but along the lines. A Quote from The Probblem with Popplers Commentary:"..There was a movie called "The Trobule with Tribbles"

Does that help?
Teral

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« Reply #26 on: 11-01-2005 14:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral 3½ years ago:

"The Problem With Popplers" - "The Trouble With Tribbles" (ST:TOS episode)

I rate you "Slow and Horrible".
Liam

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« Reply #27 on: 11-01-2005 14:21 »

That is my 2nd favourite episode
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« Reply #28 on: 11-01-2005 15:47 »

You must be stupid not to know some of them...like me!
Benders_Fan

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« Reply #29 on: 11-01-2005 15:52 »

Welcome to Peel NoSocialLife,Enjoy your stay here. smile
Bender-Mon

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« Reply #30 on: 11-01-2005 18:20 »

Lesser Of 2 evils - Better of 2 evils (Marilyn Manson Song

Route of all evil - Root of all evil (OCtavarium CD)

Fear of a bot planet - Fear of a black Planet (Public Enemy CD)
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #31 on: 11-01-2005 18:35 »

"Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles" is a title paordy for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. 
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #32 on: 11-01-2005 19:19 »

Wow...

Okaaaayyy:
1) Kurt Pikachu; that one was done already.
2) Bender-mon; Somehow I doubt they based an episode title on a Marilyn Manson song... (and whatever those other bands are)
3) This site is long gone and this thread is 3 years old!
skylight

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« Reply #33 on: 11-02-2005 10:36 »

indeed it's 3 years old, but otherwise I would have been commented like: use the search function, this thread already exists  tongue
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« Reply #34 on: 11-02-2005 14:23 »

Aye.  Skylight actaully contributed something useful without opening a repeat thread, and should be thanked for it.

As for your other points, GTW
1) Good point and
2) You're right, Lesser of Two Evils and the Route/Root of All Evil were cliché expressions long before they were song titles.  However, I believe Fear of a Bot/Black Planet was named after the song.

And how do you not know Public Enemy?
Bender-Mon

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« Reply #35 on: 11-02-2005 18:06 »
« Last Edit on: 11-02-2005 18:06 »

Sorry i did not know they were phrases.
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« Reply #36 on: 10-24-2007 03:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Zed 85:
The Devil's Hands are Idol Playthings - "Idle Hands are the Devil's Workshop" I guess (old saying)

"Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles" oo, sounds interesting    smile

[edit: I think there is a debate going on whether "The Honking" is either "The Haunting" or "The Howling" - the latter being a werewolf film I see the likelyhood.


It would make sense that The Honking is a more of a parody to The Howling since Bender becomes a were-car.  I think David X. Cohen mentions that on the commentary, but it also mentions it parodying The Haunting as well.
bobbot

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« Reply #37 on: 10-24-2007 09:26 »

Since the Herb Alpert hit was titled "Spanish Flea" 1966, I would have to go with the group Spanish Fly.
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« Reply #38 on: 10-24-2007 09:35 »
« Last Edit on: 10-26-2007 00:00 »

So do we have a list?

Space Pilot 3000 -- "Pilot" of a TV series
The Series Has Landed -- "The Eagle has landed" (Moon landing quote)
I, Roommate -- I, Robot (Asimov short story collection)
Love's Labours Lost in Space -- Love's Labours Lost (Shakespeare play) and Lost in Space (TV series)
Fear of a Bot Planet -Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV- Fear of a Black Planet (Public Enemy album)
A Fishfull of Dollars -- A Fistful of Dollars (Western film)
My Three Suns -- My Three Sons (TV series)
A Big Piece of Garbage -- "A big piece of the puzzle/action"?
Hell is Other Robots -- "Hell is other people" (Sartre quote)
A Flight to Remember -- A Night to Remember (Titanic book)
Mars University -- ?
When Aliens Attack -- When Animals Attack (TV series)
Fry and the Slurm Factory -- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Dahl book) and or Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (film adaptation thereof)
I Second That Emotion -- "I Second That Emotion" (Miracles song)
Brannigan Begin Again -- "Michael Finnigan" (children's rhyme)
A Head in the Polls -- "Ahead in the polls" (election polling phrase)
Xmas Story -- A Christmas Story (film)
Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love -- "A Teenager In Love" (Dion and the Belmonts song)
The Lesser of Two Evils -- "Lesser of two evils" principle (US foreign policy used to justify alliances with dictatorships in the Cold War)
Put Your Head on my Shoulder -- "Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)" (Beach Boys song)
A Bicyclops Built For Two -- "A bicycle built for two" (lyric from "Daisy Bell", really old American song)
Raging Bender -- Raging Bull (Scorcese film)
A Clone of my Own -- "A Clone Of My Own" (Asimov song)
How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back -- How Stella Got Her Groove Back (novel/film)
The Deep South -- The "Deep South" (geographical area of the US, of which Atlanta is a part)
Bender Gets Made -- getting "made" (Mafia induction) and getting made (construction, i.e. of robots)
Mother's Day -- Mother's Day (Hallmark holiday)
The Problem With Popplers -- "The Trouble With Tribbles" (ST:TOS episode)
Anthology of Interest I
War is the H-Word -- War Is Hell (war film) or just the phrase "War is Hell"
The Honking -- The Haunting and The Howling (horror films, the latter involving werewolves)
The Cryonic Woman -- The Bionic Wman (TV series)
Amazon Women in the Mood -- Amazon Women on the Moon (film)
Parasites Lost -- Paradise Lost (epic poem)
A Tale of Two Santas -- A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens novel)
The Luck of the Fryrish -- "The Luck of the Irish" (phrase and title of several films)
The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz -- The "Birdman of Alcatraz" (inmate and later title of his bipoic)
Bendless Love -- Endless Love (novel/film)
The Day the Earth Stood Stupid -- The Day the Earth Stood Still (film)
That's Lobstertainment! -- That's Entertainment! (documentary film)
The Cyber House Rules -- The Cider House Rules (novel)
Where the Buggalo Roam -- Where the Buffalo Roam (film)
Insane in the Mainframe -- "Insane in the membrane" (line from "Insane In The Brain", song by Cypress Hill)
The Route of All Evil -- "The root of all evil" (charge levelled at money and greed by the Apostle Paul)
Bendin' in the Wind -- "Blowin' In The Wind" (song by Bob Dylan)
Time Keeps on Slippin' -- "Time keeps on slippin'" (line from "Fly Like An Eagle", song by The Steve Miller Band)
I Dated a Robot -- "I Dated a [blank]" (several bad lifestyle stories)
A Leela of Her Own -- A League of Their Own (film)
A Pharaoh to Remember -- An Affair to Remember (film)
Anthology of Interest II
Roswell That Ends Well -- All's Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare play)
Godfellas -- Goodfellas (film)
Future Stock -- Future Shock (book)
The 30% Iron Chef -- Iron Chef (TV series)
Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch -- "knocked up" (slang for pregnant) and "Knock it up a notch" (Elzar's catchphrase)
Leela's Homeworld
Love and Rocket -- Love and Rockets (comic book)
Less Than Hero -- Less Than Zero (common phrase/song, novel and film)
A Taste of Freedom -- A Taste of Honey (film)
Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV
Jurassic Bark -- Jurassic Park (novel)
Crimes of the Hot -- Crimes of the Heart (film)
Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles -- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (comic book/TV series/film)
The Why of Fry
Where No Fan Has Gone Before -- "Where no man has gone before" (line from Star Trek opening narration)
The Sting -- The Sting (film)
Bend Her -- Ben Hur (film)
Obsoletely Fabulous -- Absolutely Fabulous (TV series)
The Farnsworth Parabox -- portmanteau of "paradox" and "box"
Three Hundred Big Boys --
Spanish Fry -- Spanish Fly (aphrodisiac)
The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings -- "Idle hands are the Devil's playthings" (proverb)

Bender's Big Score -- Shaft's Big Score (film)
The Beast with a Billion Backs -- "The beast with two backs" (line in Othello, play by Shakespeare)
Bender's Game -- Ender's Game (novel)
The Wild Green Yonder -- "The Wild Blue Yonder" (line from US Air Force song)

That's not quite all, although some are pretty clearly too vague to be a reference to anything in particular.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #39 on: 10-24-2007 11:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Cleansingfire:
... Bend Her...
"Ben-Hur," maybe?  confused
1959 Epic movie set in ancient Rome, with Charlton Heston in the title role.

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