Commentary:A Bicyclops Built for Two

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Commentary for
A Bicyclops Built for Two
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Production number2ACV09
On DVDSeason 2
Disc 2
Additional
Transcript
Participants
Matt Groening
Executive producer
David X. Cohen
Executive producer
Rich Moore
Supervising director
Eric Kaplan
Writer
Susan Dietter
Director
John DiMaggio
Actor (Bender, etc.)
Billy West
Actor (Fry, etc.)

Topics of Discussion[edit]

  • This episode won Bari Kumar an Emmy for outstanding colour direction.
    • Slight disappointment expressed in regards to the can of corn's lack of colour.
  • Internet sequence used green colourings to look "computery"
    • The 3D cityscape and clouds were kept for possible reuse.
  • This episode features the first use of Alien Language Two (possibly Beta Crypt 3)
  • Writers Ken Keeler, Eric Kaplan and David X. Cohen were the basis for the designs of three nerds on the internet. Groening was originally going to be included, but told the animators "no".
  • The game sequence was difficult to storyboard.
  • The actors realise that they don't have to work as hard as the animators.
  • Dancing arcade games.
  • Commercials.
  • The design of the Cyclopia ruins is inspired by Greek, Roman, Aztec and Asian ruins.
  • Stealing is more casual in this show than others.
  • Possum design
  • Leela's butt crack was shown; however they've done that before.
  • The Forbidden, Permitted and Required Valleys form a Deontic Logic joke; forbidden, permitted and required are the operators.
  • Al, his lounge room, Leela's new outfit and the scene in which they are introduced parody Married with Children
  • There had been a lengthy discussion about how to show Fry in his cage, it was decided to never show the view from his perspective, in order to dehumanise him. His view is later seen when he "gets heroic".
  • It is noted that Pig reappears in episode "3 21" ("Future Stock")
  • A revisit of the relationship between Rat Man and his girlfriend is suggested for season 40. Although the couple does later have a cameo in season 5, they are not talked about or to.
  • The door crushing Fry's foot is a call-back to the pilot.
  • Preacherbot is willing to perform weddings for anyone, anywhere.
  • One of Alcazar's brides is based on an H.P. Lovecraft elder from "The Shadow Out of Time".
  • A single line, regarding the price of a tux that changes shape, is used to explain away many issues.