This is an excellent vehicle for a number of sci-fi references that were bound to fall under the ever-satyrical eyes of Futurama writers eventually. Planet Express ship is well voiced and I'll never forget "her" waking Fry up while looking for Bender. All the 2001 references you'll ever need and a hundred other jokes make this one of the best Valentine's Day episodes of any show I've ever seen.
Dr. Zoidberg's monologue at the very end of the episode is keenly reminiscent of the end of a Shel Silverstein poem about a child who lists the plethora of reasons keeping her from going to school until... "What's that you say? Today is Saturday? Goodbye, I'm going out to play." Maybe I've just been exposed to too much media and it's all blending together, or perhaps it was intentional. The world may never know.