Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

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?

  • Kif: As long as Amy is with me in my heart I will have the strength of two. Apparently Amy hasn't been working out much lately.

  • Kif: Behold! The sacred ancestral birthing grounds of my family. Zapp: Smells like a jockstrap!

  • Bender: Hey, what's this fat ugly thing? A frog? A toad? Or your momma!

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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.

  • Leela has a 'pair' of glasses with one lens laying on the book next to her bed. Leela was seen with a 'pair' of glasses when she was younger and had braces.

  • Fry speaks only three times in this episode.

  • Atilla calls Zap's ship a 'space canoe', but canoes didn't exist in ancient Rome or the Germanic territories.

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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.

  • The Angry Dome
    Seeing the Angry Dome was a tribute to the "Cone Of Silence" from Get Smart.

  • You Only Live Twice
    The way that the Planet Express Ship is taken onboard the Nimbus is very similar to the way the space-crafts are taken in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice. Many fans have mistaken the reference for another Bond film... Moonraker.

  • Alien
    Leela and Nibbler hibernating in her bedroom looks like Ripley in stasis with her cat in Alien

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