Trivia Edit

  • The title for this episode is a pun on the title of the '70s television show The Bionic Woman.
  • The circumnavigation of the globe by the Planet Express Ship passes by some notable landmarks: the Golden Gate Bridge, the St. Louis Gateway Arch, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. After the ship smashes a gap in the Great Wall of China, an invading Mongol horde immediately passes through it.
  • Gangs of savage children and adolescents are found throughout science fiction, including "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome", the "Escape from New York" and "Escape from L.A." films, "Logan's Run", and the Star Trek episode "Miri". Predating all of these, and notable as the decline into savagery is the entire subject of the book, is "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding. It is interesting to speculate whether the Lost Boys of J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan" play and books fit into this category.
  • The painting tattooed on Sal's stomach, which was previously shown in Fry's apartment in "A Fishful of Dollars", is done in the style of 1980s pop-artist, Patrick Nagel.
  • While Fry is deciding which celebrity to unfreeze for his amusement, "Weird Al" Yankovic can be seen in the middle capsule. Yankovic regularly shows this clip in his concerts.
  • The 30th century sign on the building of the Museum of Modern Art reads "Museum of Really Modern Art".
  • The hand prints on the Avenue of the Stars include some real 20th century actors: Clark Gable, Calista Flockhart, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and James Mason, the last possibly an ironic reference to the fact that James Mason was thrice nominated for an Oscar but never won one; fictional 30th century celebrities from other Futurama episodes are also represented: Slurms MacKenzie and Calculon.
  • Airings of this episode on Comedy Central have Bender's "Prime Minister of Norway" career chip changed to "Chainsaw Juggler."

Background Notes Edit

  • As well as being voiced by a different actress, Kath Soucie, in "Space Pilot 3000", Michelle's hair was black. In this episode, her hair is changed to brown.
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