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- ok, after reading the article, apparently so. --WhiteDragon 14:01, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
Who is the headless character flying the ship with nixon and wernstrom? I vaguely remeber him but cannot recollect
- I don't recall at the moment but it is most likely the headless body of Spiro Agnew, I know there was at least one mention of that but I'm not sure if it was this episode. Stardust8212 15:29, 16 May 2007 (UTC)
As I recently brought up at the wikiproject (here) it is time we did something about the cultural references sections. I am moving all unsourced references to the talk pages for the time being in hopes of creating a better, more thoroughly sourced article. Please discuss this action at the wikiproject link above so as not to split it over 72 different talk pages. The information removed from the article follows. Stardust8212 01:22, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
- The episode title is a reference to the 1980s' play and movie Crimes of the Heart.
- One of Farnsworth’s failed robots is a parody of C-3PO from Star Wars. The same robot was crushed afterwards by a hydraulic press, like T-800 in the end of the movie The Terminator (As it is being crushed, it exclaims "Oh, dear", as C-3P0 is prone to doing).
- Farnsworth’s line “The Jedi are going to feel this one!” is a reference to the destruction of Alderaan in Star Wars: A New Hope, after which Obi-Wan Kenobi said, “I sense a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced."
- The evil wizard at the scientist meeting looks strikingly similar to Tim the Enchanter from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The line "Always blaming the wizards" is a reference to A wizard did it!.
- Leela calls a beer a “Bender Snack”, a reference to Scooby-Doo’s Scooby Snacks.
- Al Gore’s claim that he has “ridden the mighty moon worm” is a reference to Frank Herbert’s Dune universe.
- Al Gore's robotic body resembles the one of Simon Wright from the Captain Future TV anime series by Toei Animation.
- The documentary shown is titled “Global Warming, or: None Like It Hot!”. This is a parody of the 1959 Billy Wilder film Some Like It Hot starring Marilyn Monroe.
- One of the robots riding a camel through a desert resembles R.O.B.
- Kyoto and global warming, when put together, is a reference to the Kyoto Protocol.
- Fry's line, "It's so hot, I poured McDonald's coffee on my lap to cool down," might be a reference to the Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants case. The joke was also delivered in the style of former Tonight Show host Johnny Carson.
- The plot device of needing every last robot's exhaust gases to be directed upwards in order for the earth to move is a reference to Dr. Seuss's book (also an animated TV special directed by Chuck Jones) Horton Hears a Who.
- The man with a degree in homeopathic medicine is waving a diploma from Evergreen State College, Groening's alma mater. The same man is later sprayed by the Civil Defense van and killed by a string of flames.
- Farnsworth and Hermes being naked is a reference to "Xmas Story".
- Fry's line "That ice dispenser's so big, the ice crushes YOU!" is a reference to the Russian Reversal, a type of joke popularized by Yakov Smirnoff.
- Nixon's henchman "headless body of Agnew" is a headless version of Spiro Agnew who was Nixon's vice-president in his 1968 presidency. Agnew infamously resigned after being charged with tax evasion.
- Bender's unexpected reaction to the imperiled turtle in Holland is a reference to Blade Runner, in which the replicant Leon reacts strangely when told about a similarly-afflicted turtle while undergoing a Voight-Kampff Test.
Foreign language messages
- The rising thermometer shown after the news has an alien scale. The units are abbreviated with an Alien Alphabet "F". There are only two markings (also in Alien): 3, and 7.
- The “Curious Pussycat” sign in Kyoto, Japan, reads 「私は、あなたのことをあなたのお母さんより愛しています。」, which is Japanese for “I love you more than your mother does.”
- Some more "cultural references" sneaked back in, I'll leave it here for verification;
- At the conference on global warming, there is a character who resembles Tim the Enchanter from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
The reason this information isn't in the article is because either Highbeam Research or Reed Business Information screwed up and titled the article "Ratings for Nov. 11-17" when internal evidence (specifically, the Monday Night Football game referenced therein) indicates that these are really the ratings for Nov. 4-10, 2002. Cy3 (talk) 21:51, 7 March 2009 (UTC)
(Copied here from the Infosphere)
Out of curiosity, I hammered out a few numbers and found that adding a week to the Earth's orbit would increase the Earth-Sun distance by less than 2 million miles, and decrease its solar energy absorption by only 0.0376%. This doesn't seem like enough of a difference to negate the massive global warming they talk about in the episode... is it? --Lukeonia1 (talk) 07:08, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
- "Ratings watch.(table breaks down television ratings for week of Nov. 11-17)". Broadcasting & Cable (Reed Business Information). 2002-11-18. Retrieved 2009-03-07.