Futurama

Three Hundred Big Boys

Season 5, Ep 11, Aired 6/15/03
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  • Episode Description
  • As a result of Zapp Brannigan's victory over the Arachnid home-world, Richard Nixon's head gives everyone a $300 refund from the silk surplus. Leela, the Professor, Bender, and Fry find wacky ways to spend the money. When things gets too hot at Zapp's celebration dinner, Fry saves the day.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Herman

    Mayor Poopenmayer, Professor Ogden Wernstrum, Scruffy, Toronga Morris, Larry, Dwayne, Various

  • Katey Sagal

    Turanga Leela, Various

  • Billy West

    Philip J. Fry, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Dr. John Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Leo Wong, Various

  • Lauren Tom

    Amy Wong, Inez Wong, Various

  • Tress MacNeille

    Mom, Linda the Newscaster, Various

  • Fan Reviews (12)
  • Everyone gets a 300 dollar tax rebate from president Nixon.

    By Partdridge, Aug 30, 2010

  • Money

    By futuramarama, Jun 20, 2010

  • This episode is pure brilliance.

    By ctm723, May 30, 2009

  • freakin hillarious episode

    By Blind_Legend, Jul 02, 2008

  • $300 richer!!!

    By Iverson82094, Feb 19, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (56)

    • Morbo: (as his wife adjusts his tie) Stop it. It's fine. It's fine! I will destroy you!!

    • Bender: My story kinda petered out without me learning a lesson. (He laughs. Smitty and URL burst through a door) Smitty: There he is! (Bender panics. They grab him and bash him with their lightsabers) Bender: Oh right! Closure!

    • Whitey: Heck, you're never too rich to enjoy a free turkey dog.

    • Hobo: Ooh! This boot's got a little pudding at the bottom. (He licks it off)

    • Gus: Pardon us, gent. Might a couple of hungry, hungry hobos take a feed from that aluminum snack box?

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    Notes (6)

    • We see Morbo and Judge Whitey's wives for the first time in this episode. Judge Whitey's wife's name is "Kitty."

    • In this episode when the gang hears about their tax refund Amy remarks "I'm slightly richer". Which is very similar to when Mr. Burns exclaims "We're slightly richer", when he and the 'rich side of town' discovered some gold in the Simpsons episode A Tale of Two Springfields.

    • The idea for this episode came from George W. Bush announcing that he would give all Americans a tax refund in 2001. If you filed as a 'single' you got $300, single parents got $500 and married parents got $600. Checks were mailed out over July-September and the idea was that people would spend the money, thereby boosting economic growth. However, with the 9/11 attacks and subsequent war in Iraq, it would appear the government would have been better off keeping the $1.3 trillion that was distributed.

    • A number of scenes were deleted for time. Some of them can be found on the Volume 4 DVD.

    • The hobos that talk to Dr. Zoidberg in the alley appear to be the same hobos that Bender met in The 30% Iron Chef.

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    Trivia (17)

    • Nixon is on the 300 dollar bill in this episode, he is also on the 1000 dollar bill as seen in "Insane In The Mainframe."

    • In Futurama comic #17 we learn that the population of Earth is 985,947,635 (986 million). Since we assume that this includes robots since Bender is a taxpayer, we can assume that Nixon awarded the people of Earth $295,784,290,500 ($296 billion). Nixon therefore kept $704,215,709,500 ($704 billion) - 70% of the profit made from the plunder. This figure is obviously greater (perhaps 80-90%) since children (e.g. Dwight) and the Hobos at the end of the episode, did not get a tax rebate. Response: The Futurama comics are not canonical. Plus, I find the 986 million number absurd - the population of Earth is around 6 billion now and there are no robots!

    • What happened to Fry at the end of this episode? After he rescues everyone from the building and puts out the fire at caffeine induced speed, we don't see him anymore in the story. Fry's is notably absent when the cast is eating turkey dogs outside of the building at the end, so where did he go after rescuing everyone?

    • When Kif sheds his skin, you notice two things; he has 3 nipples and has underwear on his new skin.

    • When Bender steals Le Grand Cigar, why doesn't he use his extend-able arms, as he did in the previous episode, The Farnsworth Parabox when he stole the Parabox?

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    Allusions (18)

    • Commander Riker's Island The name of the New New York jail is a combination of Commander Riker, a character in Star Trek: TNG, and Rikers Island, the New York City's jail facility.

    • Misery Whitey: (to Bender) So I said to Kitty 'The only way to keep the butler from running away is to cut off his foot!' This seems to be an indirect reference to the Stephen King book (and subsequent movie) "Misery," in which Annie Wilkes cuts off Paul Sheldon's foot in order to keep him from escaping from her.

    • Hungry Hungry Hippos: Gus the hobo's inquiry to Zoidberg, "Might us hungry, hungry hobos take a sample from your aluminum snack box?" is an allusion to the popular children's board game "Hungry Hungry Hippos".

    • Leonardo da Vinci
      The flying bicycle that Kif and Amy ride seems to be based partially on the designs of Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian renaissance painter/inventor.

    • C. Everett Koop
      In the cigar store, one of the brands is "Royal Kooparillo", featuring a likeness of C. Everett Koop, US Surgeon General during the 80's, who was responsible for putting warning labels on all cigarette packs.

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