The Deep South

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (59)

  • Fry: She had a tube top, and a BEAUTIFUL scaly tail, and I think she had hair extensions

  • Fry: These last twenty-four hours have been the happiest days of my life

  • Bender: In the event of an emergency my ass can be used as a flotation device.

  • Umbriel: What the hell is that? Fry: Yeah I'm a little confused too. How do I... y'know... with the tail and all? Umbriel: I'm not your first am I? I mean, I-I lay my eggs and leave and you release your fertiliser.

  • Umbriel: Oh, Fry! I want you to make a mer-woman outta mer-me.

  • Zoidberg: Well, I guess this is goodbye for me as well. Leela: Whatever. Amy: Later. Farnsworth: Bye.

  • Zoidberg: You know, Fry, I've got a little place just outside town. You could come visit, maybe? Fry: Sorry, Zoidberg. I'm trying to join the country club.

  • Farnsworth: Fry, you half-mad, half-insane maniac, be reasonable. Don't you realise that if you stay at this depth your body will permanently adapt to the pressure? Fry: Realise it? I don't even understand it!

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Notes (2)

  • When played on TBS, instead of the word "Jesus" being blanked out, the entire "Sweet Zombie Jesus!" line was cut from the episode.

  • In Adult Swim's showing of this episode, Farnsworth's line "Sweet Zombie Jesus" was edited out so Jesus was muted out of the phrase. As a result, he says "Sweet Zombie [Blank]". Adult Swim had a similar editing problem with the Special Rejected, which may never air because of this phrase. However, the full phrase was restored when it aired on Comedy Central.

Trivia (17)

  • When the ship is being pulled under, Hermes gets into the ship and closes the door, yet when it is completely submerged, his speedo floats to the top of the water.

  • Zoidberg claimed he was going to die with his friends when the ship was being pulled under, yet he is a sea creature so he could survive under the water as witnessed when Leela caught him with her fishing line when he was under the water eating a boot.

  • When Bender says everyone put in five bucks, Fry doesn't give him anything and Zoidberg searches himself and cannot find anything.

  • When Farnsworth accidentally sprays himself with the fish spray, 8 fish attach to him but you only hear 7 splats.

  • Among the fish seen are Giant Squid, Sperm Whale, Colossal Mouth Bass, Colecanth, Eletric Eel, Seahorse, and an Angler.

  • Zoidberg, Bender, and Fry leave the sunken Planet Express ship to search for food. In a subsequent scene, inside the ship, Bender is shown wearing a cook's outfit, along with presumably cooked and eaten food, and, apparently, nobody complaining about it. Yet, in other Futurama episodes, most notably 30% Iron Chef, we are told that he can't cook!

  • While trapped on the Planet Express ship at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, Bender is shown reading the "Atlantic Monthly", an actual magazine.

  • In the flashback of Atlanta's sinking, a sign reads, "SeaNN", a parody of the Cable News Network, "CNN".

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Allusions (16)

  • Star Trek The noise that is heard when "The Colonel" switches the tourist information screen on is one of the many sound effects used in Star Trek: The Original Series (1966).

  • Bender: In the event of an emergency, my ass can be used as a flotation device. In the ninth Star Trek film, Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), Lieutenant Commander Data says "In the event of a water landing, I have been designed to serve as a flotation device" after he, Captain Picard and Anij jump into the river after discovering the holo-ship.

  • Title: "The Deep South" referred to the states of the most southern part of the eastern side of America (Florida, Georgia, Mississippi,etc.) In the show it is referred as being south of the U.S. and deep underwater.

  • The water pipes breaking, the glass shattering, the creaking of the ship and Leela counting off the depths are all a parody of the movie Das Boot.

  • "Atlantis" by Donovan: The original song, "Atlantis", refers to the people who left the fabled city as, "The Poet, The Physician, The Farmer, The Scientist, The Magician, and the other so-called gods of our legends. Though gods they were." The Futurama, "Atlanta", version refers to (and shows onscreen) those who left the sinking city of Atlanta, Georgia, as follows: "Ted Turner, Hank Aaron, Jeff Foxworthy, The guy who invented Coca-Cola, The Magician and the other so-called gods of our legends. Though gods they were."

  • Hunt's Manwich: Throughout the show, Hermes exclaims, "My Manwich!", which is a reference to the Hunt's product of ground beef and tomato sauce, typically put on a hamburger bun.

  • Fry: Oh, why couldn't she be the other kind of mermaid, with the fish part on the top and the lady part on the bottom? This a reference to an episode of Night Gallery called Lindemann's Catch, about a fisherman who catches a mermaid and falls in love with her. The problem is that she can't breath on the surface and is dying and he wishes for her to lose her tail and gain legs, thus being able to breath. But his wish backfires because her lower half becomes her human half and her human half becomes the fish half.

  • The Bible: One of the few references to the book in the series. When the golden statue of Ted Turner is placed on the island of Atlanta, it starts to sink, which is a parody of the biblical story of the Golden Calf. Also, Fry being swallowed by the monstrous bass is a parody of the biblical story of Jonah and the whale.

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