War Is the H-Word

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (71)

  • Zapp: (in the shower) Lower. Lower. Lower. Too low!! Lower. Fry: (scrubbing Kif's back) I'm walking on sunshine! Whoa! I'm walking on sunshine whoa, oh, oh! I'm walking on sunshine whoa!

  • Bender: So, what's the word? Hermes: We think it's better if you don't know. Bender: Oh, come on. I'm not gonna say it. Please? Ooh, is it "please"? Fry: No. Bender: Hm, words I never say. Oh, I know! "Thanks"! Leela: Bender, stop trying to destroy the world. Bender: Wait, wait, wait, wait. Is it "sorry"? No. "Fun-derful"? Uh, "non-alcoholic"? Amy: Quit it! Fry: Bender! Hermes: Stop it, mon! Zoidberg: Enough already! Bender: "Compassion"? "Shrimptoast"? "Antiquing"? Big explosion sounds Bender: I'm OK

  • Leela: We couldn't disarm the bomb so we reset the word that triggers it. Amy: It's from the list of words you almost never say. Bender: That's using your ass.

  • Bender: Hey, chumps and chumpettes. Did you get the bomb out? Can I go back to saying the word I love to say? Zoidberg: I'm sorry but we couldn't remove it. Farnsworth: It's stuck in there with glue or something, I don't know.

  • Bender: Bender's got the upper hand now. The name of the game is "Make Bender Happy Or He Blows Up The Planet". I'd rather die and take everybody with me than sit here one more minute listening to these idiots talk about bouncing! Brain Ball: Please, stay calm. There's no need to bounce of the handle. Bender: That's it, I'm saying it! "A" is for- Brain Ball: Wait, stop! We give in to all of Earth's demands. The war is over. Our home planet is yours. Fry: Alright! Hey, wait a minute! This is your home planet? We're the evil, invading aliens? Brain Ball #2: Correct. Bender: Then I guess you learned a valuable lesson: Don't mess with Earth. Brain Ball: May you bounce in peace. Bender: Get the hell off my planet.

  • Kissinger: Young man, you have the bravery of a hero and breath as fresh as a summer ham.

  • Brain Ball: We cannot condone bouncing of the seventh variety. Bender: Enough of this crap! I'm catching the next pimpmobile outta here! But before I go I have one thing to say. Bite my shiny metal- Fry: Stop! You can't say the next word. Bender: Up yours, chump, I said it 906 times before lunch.

  • Kissinger: Please, gentlemen, we must put an end to the bloodshed. We have all seen too many body bags and ball sacks.

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Notes (3)

  • This is the first time of many that we hear Fry singing "Walking on Sunshine".

  • A clip of Fry using a Lightsaber to knock down a piƱata is a reference to Luke Skywalker's training in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. This was noticed by George Lucas and included this clip on the Bonus DVD of the Star Wars Trilogy DVD Box Set. You can see it at the end of the Lightsaber Featurette during the credits.

  • During the M*A*S*H parody, Alien Code #1 is written on top of one of the tents; being translated to 'M*E*A*T.'

Trivia (10)

  • The title caption on the New New York Post newspaper at the end of the episode reads 'Balls Throughly Licked.'

  • Kif's donkey is in the hospital with Bender. You can see it for a few seconds before they pan to Zoidberg.

  • The jellyfish-like alien nurse assisting Dr. Zoidberg looks like the same species of sea alien seen arm-in-arm with Zoidberg on the deck of the Titanic in A Flight to Remember. She (or an alien who distinctly resembles her) is also seen performing a gangster rap at the Miss Universe pageant in .

  • Opening theme promotion: TOUCH EYEBALLS TO SCREEN FOR CHEAP LASER SURGERY

  • In the Cafeteria scene, Bender can be scene with wheels attached to his side, but in the next scene they are gone.

  • Why doesn't Bender know his Bottom 10? If he's a robot, wouldn't he have that stored inside him somewhere?

  • Bender's top ten: 10. Chump 09. Chumpette 08. Yours 07. Up 06. Pimp-mobile 05. Bite 04. My 03. Shiny 02. Daffodil 01. Ass

  • One of the words Bender says the least is "antiquing," this being the word in which makes him explode at the end of the episode.

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Allusions (22)

  • Dyslexia: Zapp's made up sexual learning disorder, "Sexlexia", is a play on the actual learning disorder Dyslexia.

  • Cat's Cradle: Outside the gas station, there is a poster that reads "Free Bag Of Ice-9 With Six Pack". This is a reference to the 1963 science fiction novel "Cat's Cradle", by Kurt Vonnegut. In the book, a super weapon, Ice-9, is created and is capable of freezing all the liquid in the entire world.

  • Ancient Greece Attempting to peak the interest of Lee Lemon (Leela), Zapp Brannigan wants to discuss Ancient Greece. Bisexuality was a normal and acceptable part of Ancient Greek society.

  • Rough Riders Zapp Brannigan refers to his men as "Brannigan's Rough Rangers," a reference to Roosevelt's Rough Riders, the nickname given to the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment during the Spanish-American War.

  • Nixon: Slow down there, Starsky. Starsky was one of the two main characters on 1970's police drama Starsky and Hutch.

  • Katrina and the Waves
    Fry sings Katrina and the Waves' "Walking on Sunshine" in the shower, a 1985 hit single.

  • Speedy Gonzales: Fry refers to Leela as Speedy Gonzales, a 50's-60's era Looney Tunes character who could run really fast.

  • The poster behind Leela in the cafeteria says "Round hips sink ships." This is based on a popular saying "Loose lips sink ships" and originated in WWII, warning soldiers to not reveal information during conversations, letters home or if they're captured.

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