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Poonaniman

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« on: 05-25-2000 05:46 »

OK we've all seen them, time and time again in Futurama...those nice little nods to classic Sci Fi film and TV. But maybe I've missed some you've spotted, or you've missed some I've picked out...?

Anyway here are my favourites...

In "The Series Has Landed" - that gorgeous reference to "First Men in the Moon" by Georges Melier, where the carnival dude with the moon shaped head gets a bottle jammed in his eye by Bender.

In "Why must I be a crustacean in love" - well, the whole thing is more or less a complete mickey take of "Amok Time" (I think it's called) - the episode of Star Trek : TOS where Spock and Kirk are fighting over some vulcan priestess (even down to the crustacean national anthem actually being the dramatic incidental music from that episode)

The Iron Giant mickey take in the series 2 finale. Loved it!

"Independance Day / Mars Attacks" being sent up in "When Aliens Attack"

The suspiciously familiarness of Zap Branigan, and his love of maroon velour uniforms...

Any more?

Poonaniman
FrysGIRL

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« Reply #1 on: 05-31-2000 12:38 »

Well, they have a whole list of parodies at FrCr. It's somewhere in there. There are more than you can count. A lot more.

So long, jerkwads!
iZac

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« Reply #2 on: 06-01-2000 00:04 »

Ha ha my favorite was Bender's apron, "To Serve Man" it was the title of an episode of The Twilight Zone. Heh heh, for some reason I find that very funny. I like those old black and white Twilight Zone episodes. Very ironic and stuff. Heh heh.

Why!! Why was I programmed to feel pain?!?!?!

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r_hawks

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« Reply #3 on: 06-04-2000 21:38 »

My favorite would have to be Leela: 
"Well, it's a type M planet so it should at least have Roddenberrys."

Gotta love it.
FutureBoy
Guest
« Reply #4 on: 06-06-2000 14:59 »

On Mom's robot control there are two options labeled: Serve Man(Literal) and Serve Man (Ironic)
Miolnir
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« Reply #5 on: 06-12-2000 04:49 »

Can't forget the huge Star Wars rip off in "A Clone Of My Own" Where they go to the "Near Death Star".

Cubert: Why do I have to be the hump?
Fry: Because you're too ugly to be a wart.
Miolnir
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« Reply #6 on: 06-12-2000 04:58 »

I know it isn't a sci-fi flick but I just have to mention the part in 'The Deep South' where the others have been introduced to the Mer-people and Bender hums the banjo tune from 'Deliverance.'I know I personally wet my pants at that bit.

Cubert: Why do I have to be the hump?
Fry: Because you're too ugly to be a wart.
FrysGIRL

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« Reply #7 on: 06-12-2000 13:38 »

Here's the URL for that reference thingy that I was talking about. It has a whole list. http://www.frcr.com/library/pop_culture.html

 tongue

So long, jerkwads!
r_hawks

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« Reply #8 on: 06-12-2000 22:18 »

Does anyone recognize Morbo from the movie "This Island Earth"?
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