Season 4 Episode 4

Love and Rocket

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Feb 10, 2002 on Comedy Central



  • Allusions

    • Planet Express Ship: Oh. If only I could read lips.
      This is a parody of a similar scene form 2001: A Space Odyssey, where two characters plot against the ship's computer - HAL 9000 (also represented by a red-eye panel) - that went insane and homicidal. The two plotters go inside a sound proof capsule, like Fry, Leela and Bender go to the showers. However HAL, unlike the Planet Express Ship, could read lips. There are some other references to this movie: Bender singing "Daisy"; The ship's line "I'm afraid I can't do that, Leela"; The ship turning off the oxygen; The "fisheye" lens used for the computer's P.O.V; Leela turns off the ship's computer.