Episode Two: The Series Has Landed

Season 1, Ep 2, Aired 4/4/99
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  • Episode Description
  • Planet Express is in charge of delivering a package to an amusement park on the moon. Newly arrived Fry shows Leela how to appreciate the celestial body. Meanwhile Amy and Bender try to recover the keys to the spaceship.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Katey Sagal

    Turanga Leela

  • Billy West

    Philip J. Fry/Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth/Dr. Zoidberg/Moon Farmer/Commercial Announcer

  • Lauren Tom

    Amy Wong

  • Tress MacNeille

    Craterface/Animatronic Gopher #1/Lulubelle 7/Daisy Mae 128K

  • Phil LaMarr

    Hermes Conrad/Animatronic Gopher #2

  • Fan Reviews (29)
  • "That's not an astronaut, it's a tv comedian, and he just used space travel as a metaphor for beating his wife."

    By AnythingTv, Aug 21, 2010

  • Sailors on the moon

    By fenway98, Aug 23, 2010

  • episode two

    By futuramarama, Mar 06, 2010

  • Fry, Leela, and Bender go to the moon.

    By jiggymaster, Aug 14, 2009

  • Here's your package, Mr. Horrible Gelatinous Blob!

    By BreezyLad, May 10, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (43)

    • Zoidberg: (to Fry) Now, open your mouth and go DOOODEDOODODOOOOO!
      Fry: Uhh... (imitating) DODEDOODOTDOOO!
      Zoidberg: WHAT?! My mother was a saint! Get out!

    • Leela: So, Fry. Was the moon everything you imagined it would be? Fry: Eh. Close enough.

    • Bender: (singing) Well, I'll shoot her with my ray gun when she comes, Yes, I'll shoot her with my ray gun when she comes, Yes, I'll shoot her with my ray gun, Oh, I'll shoot her with my ray gun, Yes, I'll shoot her with my ray gun when she comes, When she comes! I'll be blastin' all the humans in the world, I'll be blastin' all the humans in the world, I'll be blastin' all the humans, I'll be blastin' all the humans, I'll be blastin' all the humans in the world, In the world!

    • Fry: I never told anybody this, but a thousand years ago I used to look up at the moon and dream about being an astronaut. I just didn't have the grades, nor the physical endurance. Plus I threw up a lot and nobody liked spending a week with me. Leela: A week would be a little much.

    • Leela: Well if the oxygen holds out we might live long enough to starve to death.

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    Notes (6)

    • This episode was nominated for a Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated Television Production.

    • According to the show's producers, and the Season 1 DVD, a scene in an early version of this episode had the Crushinator indicate to her father that she was pregnant with Bender's child.

    • According to rough sketches on Disc 3, Hermes' name was originally going to be 'Dexter.'

    • According to the DVD commentary, the Professor's line about the commercial being aired during the Super Bowl was written when they thought this episode would premiere right after the Super Bowl, but Family Guy took the time-slot instead.

    • According to the DVD commentary, Amy does, in fact, speak actual Chinese when she gets upset.

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    Trivia (40)

    • When preparing to go to the moon, Fry asks if he can do the countdown, and Leila seems to barely know what he is talking about. However in the previous episode, while escaping from the police in the Professor's space ship, they do a traditional countdown from 10 (in synch with the upcoming new year).

    • The redneck farmer says that "oxygen doesn't grow on trees", but trees (and other green plants) absorb carbon dioxide and excrete oxygen, so in a sense oxygen does grow on trees. RESPONSE: That's the joke.

    • Dr. Zoidberg has teeth for the first few episodes starting with this one.

    • When Amy is using the claw machine to get the keys back, she moves the stick to her left but the claw moves to her right.

    • Zoidberg's name came from a game that David Cohen programmed named "Zoid". He sent it in to a company to see if he could sell the idea but, he was rejected.

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    Allusions (28)

    • Luna Park Luna Park is the name of a real theme park in Australia

    • Luna Park Luna Park is also the name of a theater in Argentina.

    • LEGO The emblems on Fry and Leela's spacesuits are identical to the emblems on old LEGO astronaut figures. In recent years, they've been making more intricately decorated spaceman figures, but on the old figures, they all had the same gold planet and rocket orbit logo.

    • Apple Macintosh 128K Daisy May 128K is a possible reference to Apple's first Mac, the Macintosh 128K.

    • The Jetsons The Crushinator looks like one of the robot football players from the animated TV series The Jetsons.

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