Season 5 Episode 5

Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jan 12, 2003 on Comedy Central
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Episode Summary

Amy's romance with Kif takes a twist when he gets pregnant. As Amy questions her commitment to Kif, he must return to his ancient, mysterious homeworld to give birth in the same muddy swamp where he was born.

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  • Kif gets pregnant.

    I was loving the way Kif didn't know who the babys father (if that's what you can call it) was because of the crazy alien way in which he becomes pregnant. But besides that, this instalment doesn't have much going for it at all.

    Any funny parts are in the first half where Kiff first gets knocked up a notch and then the episode feels like it has to drag this idea out to full length, forgetting it's supposed to be funny along the way.

    It's a shame that zap Brannigan and Bender are both here through the whole thing but just aren't raising a chuckle. Plus, there's way too much unfunny talk from some alien helping with the birth in the later parts.moreless
  • Pretty Good

    In this episode, Kif is pregnant, because it is his species that gives birth, not the woman. But Amy does not know if she is ready to be a mother so she runs away. Kif gives birth in the end, and it is revealed that the babies will not be able to walk on land for a few years, and Amy promises she will be ready to be a mother when that time comes.

    A good episode, some of it near the end was pretty gross, like when Kif gave birth, but overall a good, funny episode. Overall grade: Amoreless
  • funny episode

    Kif getting pregnant is hilarious. He's eager to have the baby, Amy's parent's are eager. Amy's about to freak out with the talk of commitment. I was tricked when Amy stormed out on Kif when her parents converted her party board into an ironing board and we hear crying. I figured Kif's baby just dropped out of Kif on the floor. But, that cut to Zoidberg bawling was hilarious.My favorite line is when Brannigan tells Leela that their love has had to deal with her costant hatred, and now this (referring to Kif's pregnancy.) That's pretty hilarious.All the pictures in Kif's cabin were kind of creepy. I would definetely run away from someone who did that. :pmoreless
  • Just not one of the epiasodes that really made me starting laughing so hard that I almost died like this series usually does.

    Amy is unhappy with her long-distance relationship with Kif and wants to see him in person again. When the crew is sent to deliver a giant pill to a planet near where Kif is stationed, Amy stows away onboard the Planet Express Ship. While the crew is asleep, Amy changes course to meet with Kif. When Zapp Brannigan sees the ship, the Planet Express crew joins him on the Nimbus. On the Nimbus, Kif shows Amy the HoloShed to show her what life would be like with him. In one of the environments, Kif tries to literally pluck the moon from the sky and give it to Amy, but only succeeds in dislodging it before he falls into a lake. Soon, however, the shed malfunctions and the holograms that invade-Attila the Hun, Professor Moriarty, Jack the Ripper, and an evil version of Abraham Lincoln-become real. When the holograms reach the bridge, Zapp Brannigan threatens them with a laser cannon, despite a rather accurate warning from Attila-"No shoot fire stick in space canoe. Cause explosive decompression!" Zapp blasts a hole in the ship, which sucks out history's greatest villains. Everyone else on the bridge is also sucked towards the hole, but they manage to survive by hanging on to each others' hands (until the moon from the Holoshed plugs the hole). In sickbay later, the doctor looks at everyone and deduces that everyone survived despite minor injuries, and also reveals the unlikely news that Kif is pregnant.

    It is initially believed that Amy is the mother since Kif's race reproduces through touch, due to the fact that their skin is a semi-permeable membrane. Kif's race is thus able to conceive whenever they are in love through direct physical contact with another being. Fry points out that everyone on the ship's bridge touched Kif and it is unclear who the mother is. Professor Farnsworth uses an invention of his, the Maternifuge, to determine who is the real mother and discovers it is Leela. Amy is instead the "smizmar" (person whose love inspired the conception) of Kif's children, which nevertheless makes her the "real" mother by Kif's species' standards.

    Later on, at Fry and Bender's apartment for the pre-birth celebrations, Amy decides she can't go through with this and runs away, leaving Kif just as his babies are about to be born.

    The crew takes Kif to Amphibios 9, his homeworld. They escort him through the jungle after they land. A poisonous Froad (cross between a frog and a toad) begins to eat Bender; but he is saved by Kif, who inflates his head in a manner similar to that of a blowfish and scares the Froad away. Just as Kif is about to give birth, Amy appears saying she wants to be with him despite not being ready for motherhood. After Kif gives birth, the babies, in a tadpole-like state, hop towards the swampy planet's water, nearly attacked by deadly predators that Amy and Leela fend off. The kids are left to swim about until they are able to live out of water, which Kif reveals won't actually happen for twenty years; Amy is thus satisfied that she will be ready to help raise them when the time comes.moreless
  • Kif gets pregnant.

    While on a delivery mission Amy stowaways onboard the ship so that she can meet up with her boyfriend Kif. Amy is suprised to discover that Kif is pregnant and that she is about to become a mother.

    Although Amy is the 'smizmar' the person who induced the state required to conceive she may not actually be the person who contributed the DNA. Anybody who has touched kif may be the actual parent.

    There is a really cool scene of the characters spinning around inside the professors machine and being spat out one after the other when it determines they are not the parent.

    Kif's relieved look when Zapp is spat out is only offset when Amy is also spat out leaving only Leela the parent inside.moreless
David Herman

David Herman

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

Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal

Turanga Leela, Various

Billy West

Billy West

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

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Amy Wong, Inez Wong, Various

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Mom, Linda the Newscaster, Various

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Nibbler, Various

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (22)

    • In this and the future episode "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles," it is implied that Bender grew from an infant to an adult, however we know from the Season 3 episode "Bendless Love" that Bender was built in adult form.

    • One of Kif's babies has one eye, probably caused by Leela's dna.

      Actually, if you look closely or pause the show while the tadpoles first start heading toward the ocean, you will notice that several of them have only one eye.

    • It is revealed that Zapp either wears a hairpiece or a really bad comb over.

    • Kif's home planet is revealed to be 'Amphibious 9.'

    • Kif has several pictures on his wall of Zoidberg giving Amy 'rabbit ears' with one claw.

    • Leela has a 'pair' of glasses with one lens laying on the book next to her bed. Leela was seen with a 'pair' of glasses when she was younger and had braces.

    • Fry speaks only three times in this episode.

    • Atilla calls Zap's ship a 'space canoe', but canoes didn't exist in ancient Rome or the Germanic territories.

    • In a side of the big jar containing the Tea of the New Life, there was a tea bag.

    • Pub Name: O' ZORGNAX'S PUB; We believe any I.D.

    • Leela's Book: GREAT MACHETE BATTLES.

    • Two of the tadpoles collide, suggesting some of them inherited Amy's "klutzy" DNA from Amy grabbing Kif's face during the fiasco. We also see a one-eyed tadpole from Leela's DNA.

    • Amy's Calander:
      1-Mon – Bimonthly Dimple Rotation, 2-Tues – Yoga Rave, 3-Weds – Girlicure, 4-Thurs – Baby Shower, 5-Fri – Shop, 6-Sat – Drop, 7-Sun – Lunch with Molly, 8-Mon – Trash Molly with Tina, 9-Tues – Trash Tina with Molly, 10-Weds – Find New Friends, 11-Thurs – Pony Aerobics, 12-Fri – Cuteness Trainer, 13-Sat - 10 (unknown) Wang (unknown), 14-Sun – Recharge Bra, 15-Mon – Extreme Aromatherapy, 16-Tues – Finish Thesis Buy Stocks, 17-Weds – Adopt All Puppies, 18-Thurs – Pity Party for the Less Popular, 19-Fri – Green Shirt Day, 20-Sat – New (unknown) Announced Today, 21-Sun – Hang with Walter Koenig, 22-Mon – Tolstoy Seminar, 23-Tues – (blank), 24-Weds – Neutron Croquet, 25-Thurs – Search Couch for Spare Millions, 26-Fri – Do Something for Myself, 27-Sat – Hair-(unknown) Olympics, 28-Sun – Benefit for Divorced Princesses, 29-Mon – Snub All Dark-Haired Boys, 30-Tues – (blank), 31-Weds – Rearrange Teddy Bears. Promote Mr. Fluffy

    • Opening theme promotion: BIGFOOT'S CHOICE.

    • Zoidberg flies out of the chamber, but we never saw him inside to begin with.

    • Kif can walk on ceilings, even when wearing boots and gloves? Either a goof, or he has special issued clothes.

    • They suspect Fry as one of the "man-moms" but if you put slow motion on in the scene where Kif is about be sucked into space you can see that he never actually touched Fry, only his pants.

    • Where the hell did we get the Angry Dome, and where does it go? Is it retractable?

    • Kif says that he got pregnant because he was in love and his skin became a membrane which allowed DNA to be absorbed through. However, Amy and Kif have kissed and touched several times, almost all of which he said he was in love (the one possible exception is when they first kiss onboard the Titanic). If that's the case, why has Kif only gotten pregnant now?

    • In the scene after Zapp blasts a hole in the hull of the Nimbus, where everyone is in the medical wing, Kif's glove that was pulled off in the previous scene, reappears and disappears repeatedly from shot to shot.

    • Evil Lincoln is sucked out the hole and is seen in the next shot with the others.

    • Leela gives Kif the basket she was abandoned in at the orphanage. However in Leela's Homeworld, Warden Vogel just threw the basket on a pile of other, identical baskets, so how could Leela know which one was hers?

  • QUOTES (42)

    • Kif: Oh it's a picnic basket.
      Leela: That basket is very special to me, it's the one I was left in at the orphinarium
      Hermes: You can use it for a picnic basket!

    • Zapp: Spare me your space age techno babble Atilla the Hun!

    • Zapp: Lieutenant, some things came off me and clogged the drain and... oh what do we have here? (looking at Leela in the monitor)
      Leela: What was that, you're breaking up?

    • Bender: Way to go, squishy!

    • Grand Midwife: Now turn ye to and gaze deeply into each other's eyes.
      (Kif looks at Bender)
      Bender: What are you looking at?

    • Kif: As long as Amy is with me in my heart I will have the strength of two. Apparently Amy hasn't been working out much lately.

    • Kif: Behold! The sacred ancestral birthing grounds of my family.
      Zapp: Smells like a jockstrap!

    • Bender: Hey, what's this fat ugly thing? A frog? A toad? Or your momma!

    • Kif: I must now embark on a perilous journey to give birth in precisely the same swamp in which I was born.
      Leela: If it's so dangerous, I'd better go with you. A gal has to protect her DNA.

    • Kif: You all brought such wonderful gifts. But the greatest gift...
      Bender: Mine!

    • Bender: It's my booties from when I was a kid.
      Amy: Uh, they're already bronzed.
      Bender: They are bronze.

    • Fry: Check it out, y'all. Everyone we invited is here.
      Zoidberg: Also Zoidberg!

    • Fry: You know, my face was stuck in a pizza.

    • Zapp: Ah, my home away from home. By the way, Kif, your flush seemed to be set on stun, not kill.

    • Fry: Dude, hold up. Remember when Zapp blew a hole in the ship?
      Evil Lincoln: Indeed.

    • Kif: Imagine you stowing away and stealing a licensed starship! Oh, it's so romantic it gives me the shivers!

    • Amy: I don't care how much trouble I get in. I needed to feel my lips pressed against your lipless beak.

    • Zapp: Kif, I'm sensing a very sensual disturbance in the force. Prepare for ship-to-ship intimacy!

    • Amy: Why didn't you just leave a message, sweetie?
      Kif (on screen): Well, um, I've left hundreds of messages with your answering machine but you never seem to get them.
      Amy (shouting): Bender!
      Bender: Not my fault if you don't check me!

    • Amy: Kif?
      Kif: (on screen) Ooh, Amy, you're back. Another hour and I would have thought about hanging up.

    • Kif: Well we've given them a great start Amy. And in 20 years they'll sprout legs and crawl back onto land as children.
      Amy: And I'll be ready then.

    • Leela: There goes my DNA. What a disgusting and beautiful process.
      Fry: That's birth for you.

    • Kif: Amy! Is it you or have I gone crazy with lonliness?
      Bender: Both.

    • Midwife: As the tea boils please join hands with your beloved smizmar... Oh right sorry, but I memorised the ceremony by heart and it mentions her a lot.
      Kif: I'll try to endure.
      Midwife: Good 'cause I'm not changing it.

    • Midwife: As it is written and both shall lift the jug together. Where is your smizmar?
      Kif: She's not with me.
      Midwife: Oh the sorrow. Oh the shame. I'm sorry I'm probably just making you feel worse.

    • Kif: And soon, the quivvering mass of life within me will depend on us both. Even now I can sense it feeding, squirming, searching, questing and shortly, it will wren my loins into way and pull us down, down, down into the deep dark waters of commitment.
      Zoidberg: That's so beautiful!

    • Kif: Please captain. I thank Leela for the DNA she gave me but in my species, the true parent is the one that inspired the initial feeling of love. We call that person the smizmar. And my smizmar is Amy.
      Zapp: So the toilet seat is like the uncle or something?

    • Kif: Leela must have impregnated me when she grabbed my ungloved hand. That explains the poster in hygiene class: No Glove, No Love.

    • Farnsworth: Good. Fry's ejection indicates that he is not the man-mom. Nor is Captain Brannigan.
      Kif: Oh thank you merciful God!

    • Farnsworth: Even I laughed at me when I built this alien cross species genetic analyser but I guess I showed myself! Subjects, please enter the chamber... Now to take a DNA sample. When I pull this switch the maternifuge will spin at 10,000 RPM, seperating out everyone who isn't the mother... father... whatever.

    • Zapp: Look, I'm sure we're all a little unclear on how anyone gets pregnant. So Kif, pray explain. And don't spare the dirty words where appropriate.
      Kif: Well it's quite simple really. When one of my species experiences deep feelings of love we enter a so called "receptive state."
      Zapp: You disgust me! Go on.

    • Kif: The Holo-Shed's on the fritz again, the characters turned real!
      Zapp: Damn. The last time that happened I got slapped with three paternity suits.

    • Kif: Amy, isn't it wonderful? I'm pregnant!
      Amy: Yes it's...great. A great miracle.
      Leela: And not one of those bogus everyday miracles like a sunrise. Aren't you a male?
      Bender: Yeah what's the deal? Just when I thought I'd figured out you biological creatures, its something else! Lemme at 'im!

    • Doctor: Well, except for a few broken bones, some internal hemoraging and a partially barfed up heart, everyone appears fine. Oh and Kif is preganant.

    • Kif: And there's Professor Moriarty, Jack The Ripper, Evil Lincoln!
      Moriarty: Right-o gents it's another simulation gone mad so murder and mayhem, standard procedure!
      Jack The Ripper: Rampage!!
      Evil Lincoln: Real hologram simulated Evil Lincoln is back!!

    • Amy: Spirit! Kif! That's the pony I always wanted but my parents said I had too many ponies already!

    • Kif: This is the Holo-Shed. It can simulate anything you desire, and nothing can hurt you. Except when it malfunctions and the holograms become real.

    • Zapp: How 'bout I help you finish that dream you were having about me?
      Leela: OK, I was just at this part: Heyya!
      She punches him and he falls off the bed.
      Zapp: Uh, let's try that a little lower and a lot softer!

    • Amy: You're going to Nigel 7? Kif's on patrol near there! You could drop me off on the way!
      Farnsworth: We could but we won't! It's a spaceship dammit not a prom limousine! If anyone needs me I'll be in the Angry Dome.

    • Kif: I can't believe Amy left me! When will women take responsibility for the life they help create?!?

    • Amy: Mom, Dad, I know this is weird but -
      Mrs Wong: Yeah yeah, we don't care how squishy alien get pregnant. All we care is we have grandchild now.
      Kif: You're very open-minded Mrs Wong.
      Mr Wong: Hey! You call her grandma now!
      Mrs Wong: Call me grandma like crazy! All the time!

    • Zapp: (After The Holoshed incident) After all that I could use some relaxation. I'll be in the HoloShed.

  • NOTES (5)

    • The doctor on the Nimbus, who is reminiscent of Dr. Bones McCoy from Star Trek, is named Veins, according to one of the deleted scenes available on the DVD.

    • This is the first episode of Production Season 4.

    • The third act of the show was DRAMATICALLY cut down. Several scenes were deleted from the script, and even more were deleted from the animatic. The scenes that made it to animation but were deleted can be found on the Season 4 DVD.

    • It took staff members 40+ hours to find footage from the cartoon Casper of someone jumping out of their pants to match Zapp's line.

    • There was a shot of Kif's babies between his legs that never made it to air in the Fox broadcast. Adult Swim's broadcast shows this shot. There was a more disgusting shot, but it never made it to animation.

  • ALLUSIONS (10)