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Commentary for
Production number3ACV20
On DVDSeason 3
Disc 4
Matt Groening
Executive Producer
David X. Cohen
Executive Producer
Ken Keeler
Susan Dietter
John DiMaggio
Actor (Bender, miscellaneous)
Billy West
Actor (Fry, the Professor, miscellaneous)

Topics of Discussion

  • There was a scene removed from this episode and "The Honking" with Bender having a dream about being a rock star, which he selects from a drop down menu.
  • Ken Keeler plays the piano music (Chopin's Polonaise in C Minor) attributed to Bender.
  • All nebulas are based on Hubble photos.
  • Animatic contains a scene with a prince on an asteroid shooting at Bender.
  • Cohen's drawing of Bender with his neck bent was put on display as a "comedy prop" in the animation studio.
  • Censors requested a change from Godweiser to Lordweiser.
  • The sherpa's name is Namgyal, the given name of Tenzing Norgay, one of the first people to climb Mount Everest.
  • The monastery is based on an actual one in Myanmar.
  • Whether the Galactic Entity was god, and if they could actually say it was god.
  • Hanging a lantern - pointing out something that's unlikely to happen to show that it was intentional.

Highlights / Quotes

    Matt Groening: We should do an episode with the narrator reading over the credits.

    Ken Keeler: In the future, limbs will not be as important as they are now.

    Susan Dietter: [During the closing credits] Can we go home now?