Season 1 Episode 1

Space Pilot 3000

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 28, 1999 on Comedy Central



  • Allusions

    • Monkey Fracas Jr.
      Fry is playing a video game called 'Monkey Fracas Jr.' at the pizza place, during the start of the episode. The game starts out as a space shooter similar to Asteroids or Defender. At the end of the level, the ship approaches a saturn-like planet, at which point, the planet breaks in half, and an ape resembling Donkey Kong emerges. The ape throws barrels at the spaceship and destroys it. The game's name itself, and the Donkey throwing barrels are parodies of the game Donkey Kong, Jr.