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Crichton's reason for living really is Aeryn.
Jool is feeling isolated from the crew, but considers D'Argo a friend.
Chiana is still having premonitions, something that began in the earlier episode "Losing Time".
Crichton mentions to cartoon D'Argo that Dr. Chuck Jones wrote the book on these kinds of situations. Chuck Jones was one of the early pioneers of animated cartoons, he was an animator, director, producer, etc. who died almost exactly six months after this episode first aired.
Harvey the Neural Clone: (Harvey the Neural Clone is presiding over Crichton's funeral in his head): Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to pay our final respects and to say farewell to our dear friend Commander John Crichton....a schmuck. Mule headed, reckless and probably brain dead before I met him. Alas, his death...is mine also.
Crichton: You really want revenge?
Looney Tunes Harvey: Yes!
Crichton: Okay. (a 1000 ton weight drops on Harvey) Revenge... but only for you.
D'Argo: We have a code- aggression against an ally entitles retribution.
Crichton: D'Argo, look at me. There's nothing that would ever make me take revenge on you.
Jool: Ew! Why do I get the cellar and you guys get the catwalk? This place smells horrible!
Chiana: Guaranteed by your arrival, shliznat!
Chiana: What do you want, D'Argo? What, should I bottle it up and become a Luxan?
Harvey: Do you know what's happening?
Crichton: Yeah. I'm dying.
Harvey: Lets see what's left in the old fuel tank.
Crichton: Go away and let me do what I gotta do.
Harvey: What, find a reason to live?
Crichton: I've got plenty of reasons.
Harvey: Then give me the Letterman list.
Crichton: (quickly) Earth, dad, pizza, sex, cold beer, fast cars, sex, Aeryn, love.
Chiana: Hey princess
Jool: We're gonna die, aren't we?
Chiana: Eventually. You got the mivonks to push the date back? Help D`Argo in the transport hangar. When he's sick of you, find me.
Crichton: I don't want to be like other people. I don't want to be like you. I don't want to stoop that low. Kirk wouldn't stoop that low.
Harvey: That was a television show, John. And he made Priceline commercials. But if you insist, then look to Kirk the way he really was, savage when he had to be.
Crichton: He's fiction, Harv. I know the difference. I'm real. I have to live with what I do.
Harvey: You can no more deny your biologic heritage than change your grandparents' birthplace. These primitive animal urges you think you must resist they're not relics from an uncivilized time. They are in you for a reason because you need them.
Crichton: You're very wise.
Pilot: I don't get out much, so I read.
Chiana: What is your problem?
Jool: I did it.
Chiana: You usually do.
D'Argo: I am not Ancient Luxan, I do not speak Ancient Luxan and I do not read Ancient Luxan, because I am not Ancient Luxan!
Chiana: (with less than an arn before the ship explodes) And not likely to become one, either...
Aeryn: D'Argo! D'Argo, could you just leave young Johnny alone, please?
D'Argo: Ummm... no!
Aeryn: Run Forrest! Run!
Aeryn: (as Madonna) Hey Johnny, like a virgin?
The episode's animation was done by Gross-EMTV, a company founded by the father of the show's composer Guy Gross.
Paul Goddard is credited but does not appear. Lani Tupu is credited twice, once in the opening credits which refers to his character Crais, who does not appear, and in the closing credits, where he's listed as voicing Pilot, which he does do. Jonathan Hardy is also credited with voicing Rygel, but Rygel takes no part in the episode, either.
This was an episode for the Moya crew, but they asked Claudia if she was willing to participate, even though she was with the Talyn crew. She said okay. When they filmed the animated Aeryn, she came on set to help Ben Browder give a frame of reference. According to Ben, she wore a "stunning outfit."
This is Farscape's first story to contain cell-drawn animation.
When John runs into a cartoon Aeryn in the hallway, the second drawn version of her is meant to be like Jessica Rabbit, the wife of Roger Rabbit in the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
D'Argo's cartoon technology bears the brand name "Ozme", which is a nod to the Looney Tunes brand "Acme" which Wile E. Coyote uses in his infinite plans to catch the Roadrunner. It's also a reference to Australia, which is where the series is filmed- Australia is lovingly known as Oz by its inhabitants.
Scorpius: Then give me the Letterman List.
David Letterman is a late night comedian who is famous for his "Top 10" lists, where he lists progressively funnier quips about a given subject. Scorpius asking Crichton to give him the Letterman list therefore is him asking for a list of ten reasons he wanted to live. Crichton, however, only lists nine items, and of those nine, "sex" was listed twice.
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