Mother's Day

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (62)

  • Slurm Machine: I've got a big, big thirst for human blood!

  • Mom: Everyone, help mom find her bra.

  • Mom: Move your freaking hoof, you goat!

  • Mom: Get out of my house, you lying scum pile. I never want to see you again. Farnsworth: But, dust cakes...

  • Amy: Way to go, Professor. The plan worked. Mom: Plan? What plan? I thought this was a spontaneous whirlwind of hot, dry sex. Farnsworth: Look, it started out as a calculated plot to rummage through your underwire. But once I got in there, I found more - much more. And now I want to shout our love from the rooftops. Perhaps I'll breed some sort of albino shouting gorilla.

  • Bender: Ooh! A six-pack of strawberry champagne. Don't mind if I help myself! Greeting Card: No, Comrade Bender! Liquor is the opiate of the human bourgeoisie. Bender: Say what? Greeting Card: In the glorious robot workers' paradise, there will be no liquor. Only efficient synthetic fuels. Bender: No liquor? Do svidaniya, comrade!

  • Bender: Alright, greeting card, I'll grab the cash, you wreck up the place. And- Huh? Mom: You, bending unit, Mommy needs that bra to end the robot rebellion. Stretch up and get it for me. Bender: Sorry, Ma, but you ordered me to rebel. And loot I shall!

  • Fry: Is anything not a robot? Lamp: I'm not a robot.

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Notes (1)

  • This episode originally aired as part of a Fox promotion called "The Mother of all Sundays", featuring episodes about mothers. The Line-up consisted of Futurama "Mother's Day" - A story about Mom, the creator of all robots. King of the Hill "Transnational Amusments Presents: Peggy's Magic Sex Feet"- A sleezy man puts Peggy's feet on the internet. Simpsons "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Marge" - Marge thinks Otto's ex-girlfriend is trying to take her place in the family. Malcolm in the Middle "Smunday" - A high fever makes Lois think Monday is actually Sunday

Trivia (20)

  • Among the robots looting under Mom's control are Chain Smoker, Clear Cutter, Crushinator, Destructor, Fatbot, Fender, Gearshift, and a Repobot.

  • Among the robots at the Mother's Day celebration are Clear Cutter, Crushinator, Fatbot, Gearshift, Officer URL, Oily, the Repobot, Reverend Lionel Preacherbot, and Tinny Tim.

  • Linda and Morbo are seen in New New york, next door to Planet Express at the beginning of the third act, but don't they reside in L.A? And the funniest thing is, it was only a short while until their news show was done in act 2.

  • In Mom's robot museum the Bender goggles identify Fry as a rube and also advise to pose as a friend, and then rob and leave in ditch.

  • Opening theme promotion: LARVA-TESTED, PUPA-APPROVED

  • The two signs being held by robots in the opening crowd at Mom's factory say 'CHR$(77)=>"MANY THINGS SHE GAVE ME"' and 'REPEAT {LOVE MOM} WHILE 1>0;'

  • LOOK HARD: Several robot rebellion posters. Mom for Overlord!, File Deletion is Murder!, Metallic is Beautiful!, You Can't Hug a Child with Human Arms!

  • Text on the Greeting Card: "You created me, Mom / so I guess you're to blame For the love that I feel / just from hearing your name. You're as tender as corned beef / and warm as pastrami ... I wuv my Mommy!"

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Allusions (10)

  • Quantum Leap, Campbell's Soup:
    Fry tries to open a soup can with his swiss army knife - the can's design is identical to Campbell's brand and the name of the soup, 'Quantum Leek' is a pun referring to the TV show Quantum Leap.

  • Hermes: Where in funkytown is the Professor? Funkytown is the name of a song by the group Lipps Inc. The song is about a place called Funkytown.

  • The robot trash can throws himself through the window of "Sal's Pizzeria", a reference to a scene in Spike Lee's film Do the Right Thing.

  • Maximum Overdrive:
    The idea of robots overthrowing humans and taking over the world is a direct parody of the 1986 film Maximum Overdrive, based on the Stephen King short-story Trucks.

  • Opening Credits: Larva tested, Pupa approved.
    This is a parody of "Kid tested, mother approved" slogan that is still used today on the Kix cereal commercials.

  • Greeting Card: No, Comrade Bender! Liquor is the opiate of the human bourgeoisie.
    The line above, and several other lines said by the Greeting card are parodied lines from the "Communist Manafesto" written by Karl Marx.

  • Bender: That's the world's greatest robot artist: Vincent Van Gobot. He was built without an ear, but then he went crazy and had one installed.
    This is an obvious reference to Vincent Van Gogh, who was a nineteenth century artist who went crazy and cut off his own ear.

  • The Twilight Zone Specifically, to the bottom two options on Mom's remote control: Serve Man (Regular)/ Serve Man (Ironic)
    . This is a reference to the classic 1962 Twilight Zone episode To Serve Man. In the episode, Aliens called Kanamits come to earth, promising to end hunger and disease on Earth, as well as providing trips to their home world, which is a paradise. At the beginning of the episode, the Kanamits give a book as a gift, but is written in the alien's language and not readily understandable, save for the book's title To Serve Man. In the last scene, as the main researcher into the alien's language boards a Kanamit ship, his colleague runs to him and explains that the book is actually a cookbook, giving a new and much more sinister meaning to the book's title and the Kanamits intentions.

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