Commentary:War Is the H-Word

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Commentary for
War Is the H-Word
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Production number2ACV17
On DVDSeason 2
Disc 4
Additional
Transcript
Participants
Matt Groening
Creator
David X. Cohen
Executive producer
Rich Moore
Supervising director
Eric Horsted
Writer
Ron Hughart
Director
John DiMaggio
Actor (Bender, etc.)

Topics of Discussion[edit]

  • They mention this was the season premier of broadcast season 3
  • Why they spend time coming up with names for the gum
  • The animators spent lots of money for the army poster that appears briefly
  • They debated on what the professor says about brains was too insane
  • They have made Zapp's skirt more female over time
  • Billy's impression of Nixon is very funny
    • Where the growl came from
  • They joke about how obvious it is that Lee Lemon is Leela
  • The original Lee Lemon had a ZZ Top like beard
  • Zapp tends to use an extra syllable in his words
  • Bender originally has a long speech about what men are like
  • They praise the 3D department for the animation of the balls
  • John does the voice of the southern soldier
  • If the bomb is one of the balls or a weapon
  • They say Moe's impression of Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce is great
  • This is the one time in the show that Kif shouts
  • Many people don't notice iHawk has the glass attached to him
  • A part of the episode was influenced by Starship Troopers and another part by M*A*S*H
  • They are concerned that Zapp and Nixon are oblivious to the explosions outside
  • This is the first time Fry sings I'm Walking on Sunshine
  • This was originally shown at Comic-Con
  • The writers just tried to find a funny ball joke for two days
  • The list of Bender's most used words was hard to make
  • The Brain Balls' HQ looks like the Epcot ball
  • Bender says all the words on his list within a minute
  • The bomb ticks even though it doesn't have a timer
  • The original newspaper headline said Earth Licks Balls, but was changed
  • The supposed bomb explosion was added last minute

Highlights / Quotes[edit]

  • David X. Cohen: It appears for like one billionth of a second.
  • Matt Groening: It seems we spend loads of time coming up with goofy little names for things.
  • David X. Cohen: So at what point do you the viewers figure out whats going on. We should keep it a secret until the end.
    Rich Moore?:Can I say it now?
    David X. Cohen: Sure.
    Rich Moore?: Its Leela.
    David X. Cohen: What? I must have misunderstood the story.
  • Unknown: Oh My God.
  • Matt Groening: Its coming up... wait.
  • David X. Cohen: Eric only wrote one joke and moved it about five times.
  • John DiMaggio: Hippidy Hop or Hoppedy Hip.