Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch

Season 5, Ep 5, Aired 1/12/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Amy's romance with Kif takes a twist when he gets pregnant. As Amy questions her commitment to Kif, he must return to his ancient, mysterious homeworld to give birth in the same muddy swamp where he was born.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Herman

    Mayor Poopenmayer, Professor Ogden Wernstrum, Scruffy, Toronga Morris, Larry, Dwayne, Various

  • Katey Sagal

    Turanga Leela, Various

  • Billy West

    Philip J. Fry, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Dr. John Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Leo Wong, Various

  • Lauren Tom

    Amy Wong, Inez Wong, Various

  • Tress MacNeille

    Mom, Linda the Newscaster, Various

  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • Kif gets pregnant.

    By Partdridge, Aug 27, 2010

  • Pretty Good

    By futuramarama, Jan 17, 2010

  • funny episode

    By Blind_Legend, Jul 02, 2008

  • Just not one of the epiasodes that really made me starting laughing so hard that I almost died like this series usually does.

    By Iverson82094, Feb 19, 2008

  • Kif gets pregnant.

    By mataletea, Feb 02, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (42)

    • Kif: Oh it's a picnic basket. Leela: That basket is very special to me, it's the one I was left in at the orphinarium Hermes: You can use it for a picnic basket!

    • Zapp: Spare me your space age techno babble Atilla the Hun!

    • Zapp: Lieutenant, some things came off me and clogged the drain and... oh what do we have here? (looking at Leela in the monitor) Leela: What was that, you're breaking up?

    • Bender: Way to go, squishy!

    • Grand Midwife: Now turn ye to and gaze deeply into each other's eyes. (Kif looks at Bender) Bender: What are you looking at?

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    Notes (5)

    • The doctor on the Nimbus, who is reminiscent of Dr. Bones McCoy from Star Trek, is named Veins, according to one of the deleted scenes available on the DVD.

    • This is the first episode of Production Season 4.

    • The third act of the show was DRAMATICALLY cut down. Several scenes were deleted from the script, and even more were deleted from the animatic. The scenes that made it to animation but were deleted can be found on the Season 4 DVD.

    • It took staff members 40+ hours to find footage from the cartoon Casper of someone jumping out of their pants to match Zapp's line.

    • There was a shot of Kif's babies between his legs that never made it to air in the Fox broadcast. Adult Swim's broadcast shows this shot. There was a more disgusting shot, but it never made it to animation.

    Trivia (22)

    • In this and the future episode "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles," it is implied that Bender grew from an infant to an adult, however we know from the Season 3 episode "Bendless Love" that Bender was built in adult form.

    • One of Kif's babies has one eye, probably caused by Leela's dna. Actually, if you look closely or pause the show while the tadpoles first start heading toward the ocean, you will notice that several of them have only one eye.

    • It is revealed that Zapp either wears a hairpiece or a really bad comb over.

    • Kif's home planet is revealed to be 'Amphibious 9.'

    • Kif has several pictures on his wall of Zoidberg giving Amy 'rabbit ears' with one claw.

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    Allusions (10)

    • Emeril Lagasse The episode's title is an allusion to Food Network's Emeril Lagasse's famous catch phrase "kick it up a notch!"

    • The design of the Professor's 'maternity test' is taken directly from the amusement park ride known as the Rotor, made by Chance Rides.

    • The medical officer aboard the Nimbus resembles Star Trek's Dr. McCoy in both physical appearance and voice.

    • Lincoln and Moriarty, two characters in the episode, have appeared in Star Trek episodes. Lincoln, in Star Trek's The Savage Curtain, and Moriarty in The Next Generation's Elementary, Dear Data as well as Ship in a Bottle.

    • Medical Sign:... And Horta Burn Ward The Horta was a villain from the original Star Trek that would burn you with an acid spit.

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