Commentary:Less than Hero
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Topics of Discussion
- Episode mostly written in London (but not the one in England).
- Episode written in 2003 during a surge in popularity of superheros, due to a large number of comic book movies released in that period.
- User assembled furniture.
- There was a survey during production among the staff to see if the pieces missing joke was universal, all had experienced it.
- Andrew (originally Hector) is similar to an abandoned character called Pocket Pal a minature robot that was so cute he drove Bender crazy
- The AL1 text on the back of the cream
- Fry's 1990s phrases are rubbing off on Leela.
- Susie Dietter's 15 year old niece did the layout on one shot of Bender.
- She also had to answer phones while there.
- Scene on the roof is possibly inspired by Dark Angel
- One of the singers of the theme also sang in Michael Jackson's Thriller.
- A plot involving a bumper sticker was removed.
- The team can't fly, but can jump high.
- Dave Herman's process of warming up his voice.
- Bender's line about a "big fat hen" was one of several nonsensical ones for that scene.
- The giant ant is normal sized for those in the future.
- Patric M. Verrone has recordings of all presidents' voices that have been recorded.
- It is not possible for Leela to run down the steps faster than Fry fell.
- This information is spoken in a Bugs Bunny cartoon "which may never see the light of day" written by David, story boarded by Susie and voiced by Billy.
- The story about the Turanga family grounded the episode.
- Leela's logo.
- A mutant conversation about fishing and an interrupted phone call of the professor's were cut.
Highlights / Quotes
- Ron Weiner: Much of this episode was written on location in London.
David X. Cohen: Is that true? I didn't know that.
Ron Weiner: You didn't?
David X. Cohen: You're fired!
- David X. Cohen [quoting assembly instructions]: When assembling Skuvnar, it is best to be two people.