The Route of All Evil

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (45)

  • Bender: Hey, chumps, I heard you were on the ass-end of an ass-kicking so I figured you could use a couple these little babies. (hands everyone a beer)

  • Horrible Gelatinous Blob: Aww. Tell you what, I'll accept their apology when they kiss my ass! Which I don't have!

  • Bender: (singing) Hush, little brewski, Don't you leak, Daddy wants to drink for at least a week.

  • (Cubert and Dwight have taken over Planet Express) Hermes (angry): You rotten kids! (nice) Will you be hiring? Dwight: No. Hermes: (angry) You rotten kids!

  • Leela: You know how much an apartment that big would cost on the Sun?

  • Farnsworth (shouting): I'm blowing you a kiss. (He blows it and Cubert screams) Cubert: Take evasive action! Farnsworth: (shouting) It's closing in! You can't avoid it! It's a cheek-seeker. And ... gotcha! Cubert: (screaming) Nooo!

  • Farnsworth: Goodness, there must be 50 papers in that bundle! That's a big number, 50. Cubert: Yeah, if you're an idiot!

  • Cubert: Uh, there's a crack in the hull here. That could cause explosive decompression. Dwight: Put a sticker on it.

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Notes (6)

  • According to the commentary on the Season 3 DVD for this episode, the Futurama writers brewed beer whilst writing the episodes.

  • When the slime guy throws the lunch boxes into the miniature black hole, Conrad says "My Manwich" which is what Hermes says in The Deep South twice.

  • The label that the crew put on their beer is roughly the same that writter Dan Vebber used to put on his family's real beer they used to brew.

  • This episode was originally made to be aired during Season 3 (two seasons ago), but was put on the shelf for all this time by FOX. It was also going to be the 5th Season Premiere, but FOX changed it at the last minute.

  • Although Amy is seen in this episode, Lauren Tom does not provide any voices in this episode. Neither does Dave Herman.

  • Cubert was first introduced back in Season 2 with A Clone of My Own and although this is the first real episode featuring Dwight Conrad, he did make his first appearance back in Season 4's Anthology of Interest 2, and then again in A Leela of Her Own.

Trivia (15)

  • The flower bouquet offered by Horrible Gelatinous Blob appears identical to the bouquet Kif brought to his date with Amy on the episode "Amazon Women in The Mood" from the third season. (Though the two were produced together.)

  • Bender gives "birth" to a 5 gallon 6 ounce Ale

  • When the beer that Bender is brewing is finally ready, Bender calls it "Benderbra├╝ and the label shows Bender with a comic balloon that reads: "Get Drunk!"

  • This episode's Taco Bellevue Hospital sign reads: Urine samples in collectible NASCAR cups.

  • The 7-11 sign reads: The cashier does not have the keys to a successfull marriage.

  • Opening theme promotion: DISCLAIMER: ANY RESEMBLANCE TO ACTUAL ROBOTS WOULD BE REALLY COOL.

  • In the 7-11, we see that Samuel Adams beer still exists, but its been changed to Sam Adam's Head.

  • Bender is seen looking through a magazine called Victoria's Circut.

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Allusions (11)

  • Klein Bottle The second beer shown in the opening sequence is "Klein's beer", and is presented in Klein bottles. Klein bottles are 4-dimensional surfaces observed in mathematics.

  • Fortran, Olde English 800: The beer brand Olde Fortran is reference to the both the Fortran programming language (Which is pretty old) and the actual beer Olde English 800 which has a similar looking bottle.

  • Lightning Bolt The lightning bolt symbol on the "Dwight Lightning" coverpage is similar to the symbol of "Static Shock." Phil LaMarr also voiced the main character in "Static."

  • Paperboy While Dwight and Cubert are first delivering papers, they are chased by a dog, they break a window with a paper, and they find themselves on the front page of the local paper (on a very slow news day). All the while, music that is similar to that of "Paperboy" plays in the background. "Paperboy" was a video game for the Nintendo game console. The object of the game was to deliver papers while overcoming obstacles and minimizing mistakes. This is exactly what Dwight and Cubert were doing.

  • Sticker that reads: "Mom's Moron Oil for Dumb Robots" This is a parody of Wacky Packages, a highly successful line of stickers that spoof popular products

  • Farnsworth: "Accusing Gentle Bender of a misdeed?" Gentle Ben was a TV series that lasted from 1967-1969 and starred Clint Howard, director Ron Howard's little brother.

  • Hermes sings the lyrics "Stuff it, file it, oh yeah, send it overnight" to the tune of Bob Marley's "Get up, Stand up."

  • Hermes' neighborhood is exactly identical to the Cosbys'.

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