Commentary:A Big Piece of Garbage

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A Big Piece of Garbage
A Big Piece of Garbage.jpg
Production number1ACV08
On DVDSeason 1
Disc 2
Additional
Transcript
Participants
Matt Groening
Creator
David X. Cohen
Executive producer
Rich Moore
Supervising director
Lewis Morton
Writer
Susan Dietter
Director
John DiMaggio
Actor (Bender, etc.)

Topics of Discussion[edit]

  • David Herman's great performance as Wernstrom
  • The young professor has red hair proving he's related to Fry
  • Ron Popeil sold them 80,000 dollars to appear on the show
  • Wernstrom's fish, Cinnamon, is named after David's cat
  • Secrets include:
    • The coffee stain is the animation studio's logo
  • The episode was nominated for an Emmys but was beaten by King of the Hill
  • The writer can't make a joke about Uranus as its now named Urectum
  • Matt and David wanted to include a documentary in each season
  • The character of Cubert Farnsworth was supposed to first appear in this episode
  • The public still don't know what the really filthy country was
  • The characters of Morbo and Linda
  • That the episode reflects the movie Armageddon
  • The ending song is from Dr. Strangelove

Highlights / Quotes[edit]

    Lewis Morton: That, I think, was the only joke used that year with the word "symposia" in it.

    David X. Cohen: The fish is named Cinnamon after my cat Cinnamon, that I had when I was a young child.

    David X. Cohen: How did we ever get permission to use that footage?!

    Susie Dietter Where'd you get the name 'Ogden'?
    Lewis Morton: I don't know.
    David X. Cohen: Good answer.