The Cryonic Woman

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (65)

  • Bender: That's L.A. for you. Fry: But the air is green and there's no sign of civilisation whatsoever. Bender: He just won't stop with the social commentary. Fry: And the people are all phoneys. No one reads. Everything has cilantro on it...

  • Fry: That's it. I've had it with women. From now on, I'm concentrating on my career. Can I have my old job back? Farnsworth: Why, I've forgotten why I even fired you. Bender: 'Cause he destroyed your business, your home and all your possessions. Farnsworth: Oh, that's right. Get lost!

  • Farnsworth: You were in Pauly Shore's tube and they were delivering it to his movie screening. Leela: But, when they noticed you weren't him, they chucked you in a ditch.

  • Fry: Leela? What are you guys doing here in the year 4000? Leela: It's not the year 4000. Bender: You were only frozen for two days. Uh, by the way, I broke your bed.

  • Michelle: Quit standing up for yourself, Fry. When we get back to the hole we are going to have a long, boring talk about our relationship!

  • Fry: I find this post-apocalyptic wasteland very confusing. Seriously, I'm weirded out. Michelle: That's because you're a loser. You were a loser in the year 2000 and you're a loser in the year 4000.

  • Butch's Girlfriend: Hey, Butch, your mom's here. Butch: Aw, man. Butch's Mom: Come on, kids. You're late for Hebrew school. Orowheat: I don't wanna go. Butch's Girlfriend: Every Monday and Wednesday's the same thing.

  • Fry: I won! I'm the new chief! I'm the tallest and I weigh the most!

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Notes (3)

  • Kath Soucie originally voiced Michelle in the pilot. Kath returns in this episode, but voices various boys, and Sarah Silverman plays Michelle.

  • When Butch and Fry are about to start the race, Butch's girl is counting "1,2,3" in Hebrew.

  • This episode features many references to past episodes: Michelle, the cryogenics lab and the I.C. Wiener joke from Space Pilot 3000; the unbreakable rope from The Deep South; and the brains from War is the H-Word.

Trivia (25)

  • This episode and 'Space Pilot 3000' are the only two times throughout the entire series, including the movies, where the career chips are mentioned and/or used. Actually, career chips are mentioned in the fourth movie, Into The Wild Green Yonder, when the Professor removes both Zoidberg's and Hermes' chips, thinking that the company can't work without Leela, Bender, and Fry. He also re-implants them after receiving a delivery request from Leo Wong.

  • When the Planet Express Ship lands outside the theatre, several people run to get out of its path, including the nudist couple from 'Space Pilot 3000'

  • In this episode, Michelle says that her boyfriend's name was Charles. But in Bender's Big Score, his name is Constantine.

  • Hermes says "Like in your Star Trek program" but in "Where No Fan Has Gone Before" you can't say Star Trek or you'll get arrested.

  • In the future Los Angeles as seen in this episode, the famous "HOLLYWOOD" sign now says "HOOD".


  • Michelle set the cryogenic tube for 1000 years, and we learn that they were thrown into a ditch and only frozen for two days. But when they exit the tube, we hear the "ding", as if the 1000 years is up.

  • According to his mug, Fry is the universe's #4307697 delivery boy.

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Allusions (6)

  • Pauly Shore's line "Tis better to have loved and lost" is part of a line written by English poet Lord Tennyson. The full quote is: "'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all"

  • The Fly (1958): Bender's Fly costume is just like in the original film version of The Fly.

  • The Bionic Woman

    Not just the title of the episode, but a number of jokes within the show all refer to the classic 70's show The Bionic Woman.

  • Superman III

    When Superman is turned "evil" by a corrupted form of Kryptonite, he pulls the prank of straightening the Leaning Tower of Pisa. At the end of the movie, after his heroic qualities are restored, he sets it back to normal. The additional joke is that an Italian souvenir vendor fumes each time Superman visits, smashing shelfs of his no-longer-accurate miniature replicas of the tower.

  • Fantasy Island

    Fantasy Planet is based off the television show Fantasy Island.

  • Mad Max

    The entire apocalyptic LA scene is a play on the Mad Max series of movies, starring Mel Gibson.