A Leela of Her Own

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (61)

  • (After hitting a Sinoid in the head with the ball) Leela: Sorry, I have a problem with Depth-Peception. Signoid: Yep, me too now.

  • Aaron Sr.: Well, at least you're still the worst football player of all time. Aaron Jr.: Yeah. Yeah.

  • Leela: Jackie. I guess you were right. I'm a lousy role model. I'm sorry. Jackie: No, don't be. It turns out you were an inspiration after all. Leela: I was? Jackie: Uh-huh. You were so awful that women everywhere set out to prove they don't stink as bad as you. You know, like a pig or something. Leela: Oh, that's so kind of you. I guess I made a difference after all. Jackie: You absolutely did, Leela. Now please, please retire. Immediately.

  • Uecker: Remember, fans, this exciting moment is brought to you by Month Old Franks, the hotdogs with experience! Mmm-mmm!

  • Leela: Keep cool. She's just like any other player. She puts on her sports bra one arm at a time.

  • Announcer: Your attention: Now pinch-hitting for the Poindexters: Jackie Anderson. Uecker: Would you look at that! College blernsball's finest female hitter making her big league debut against pro-ball's worst female anything.

  • Fry: Strike him out, Leela! Do it for the hundreds of women everywhere!

  • Leela: I've been training with Hank Aaron. Skipper: You've been training with the Hank Aaron? Leela: I've been training with a Hank Aaron. Skipper: Alright then. Get in there and pitch like you've never pitched like you before!

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Notes (3)

  • Leela takes advice on Blurnsball from a descendant of Hank Aaron. He wears an Atlanta uniform, but instead of it having a tomahawk on it, like there would be for a Braves jersey, it has a trident. This is a reference to the episode The Deep South, where it is revealed that the city of Atlanta was moved to the middle of the ocean where it sank to the bottom of the sea.

  • Abner Doubledeal, Owner of the Ultimate Robot Fighting League from the Season 2 episode Raging Bender, makes a return. He is now the owner of the NNY Mets (the character's name is mentioned in the DVD commentary).

  • Dawnn Lewis returns to the show, however, not voicing LaBarbara Conrad this time but Jackie Anderson, the world's best female blernsball player. LaBarbara and Hermes Conrad's son Dwight are seen in this episode however during the original Blernsball game in the park, playing for the Planet Express team.

Trivia (11)

  • Hank Aaron, Sr. speaks to Fry and calls himself the "Home Run King". However, this became an anachronism when San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds hit his 756th career home run on August 7, 2007.

  • After Leela vows to become the best blernsball player of all time, Hermes says that it's impossible, because she hasn't recorded an out in 77 innings. Innings are measured by outs, where pitching an inning is equivalent to three hours. If Leela hadn't recorded an out, she actually wouldn't have pitched any innings. Explanation: The above is how baseball is scored, but the rules/stats of blernsball have been shown to be undecipherable.

  • Opening theme promotion: SCRATCH HERE TO REVEAL PRIZE.

  • All the players have fractions as player numbers, now that all the whole numbers have been retired.

  • When Hank Aaron XXIV drinks out of Wade Boggs' jar, you see Boggs wearing a Boston Red Sox hat. When he retired in 1999, he was a member of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, plus a member of the Yankees for several years. He should be retired with a Tampa Bay hat. Response: This isn't a rule by any means - in fact Wade Boggs is in the Hall of Fame as a Red Sox player.

  • Despite the fact that Star Trek is banned in the future, I guess there must be a real planet of black/white aliens.

  • After Leela buttons up her shirt, the buttons disappear and it turns into a V-Neck shirt.

  • When Leela is taping the bean commercial in Spanish, she refers to herself using masculine forms of adjectives ("bueno", "malo").

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Allusions (14)

  • Bob Uecker: I haven't seen play this bad since the days of Bob Uecker. During his broadcasts of Milwaukee Brewers baseball games Uecker often makes reference to his own mediocre abilities as a player.

  • Fenway Park: Home of the Green Monster When we look into the stadium a large green monster is playing an organ. This is a reference to the left field wall in Fenway Park, known as the Green Monster due to its significant height.

  • Abner Doubleday The name of the owner of the NNY Mets, Abner Doubledeal, is a play on the name Abner Doubleday, the supposed inventor of the game of baseball.

  • Leela exclaims that she's finally a pitcher not a belly-itcher. This is based on a popular fan insult, "We want a pitcher, not a belly itcher."

  • Behind the batter before Leela's first pitch with the Mets, you can see a Gork 3:16 sign held by a guy with a rainbow wig. This is a reference to the rainbow man who wore a rainbow Afro and looked for video cameras to show his John 3:16 signs in a way to spread the word of Jesus Christ.

  • In the museum, when they were looking at the skin-colored blurnsball players, the third man is wearing Pokemon character Ash Ketchum's hat!

  • Mark McGwire's Bicep If you look at the background when the group enters the museum you can see a giant muscle which says Mark McGwire's Bicep. Mark McGwire was a baseball player in the late 90's who set many homerun records. Many people thought his enormous arm strength was due to steroids.

  • Seinfeld: The Cafe
    Fry spying on the new business downstairs and then getting involved with it, is a reference to the Seinfeld episode The Cafe where Jerry gets involved and helps Babu go out of business.

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