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Mars University

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Buddy13 FW16.png I was thinking maybe this one should be called "Mars University" to conform to the other episodes' standards, and the other should be called "Mars University (place)" ??

[Gopher]: I dunno, I think this was the way to go (globviously, I did it); As long as we make sure all links point to the right page the only time it comes up is if someone searches for one of them; this way they go to the redirect, which imo is the easiest way all-around for them to find what they want. This way is also a bit safer if people do bad links (forgeting to specify which they want), and makes it easier to find and fix those links, just by viewing "What links here" for Mars University. But that's just one opinion; Jensor, Whaler, what do you two think?

Buddy13 FW16.png Yes, I guess it's easier all around this way. You're right about the links. People will probably make a few links to Mars University, which is fine, cuz the redirect will help. And we can always search out the faulty links and point them in the right direction.

[Gopher]: ow, Philip J. Fry is a different matter - Fry himself definately gets the name "Philip J. Fry" and his brother can be "Philip J. Fry II" or something. IMO in this instance a redirect is pointless - if the redirect is "Philip J. Fry (Redirect)" who would EVER link to that page? And there shouldn't be that many links to PJF II, just "Luck of the Fryrish", "PJF", and "Seven-Leaf Clover", "Mars", and "Orbiting Meadows"

Buddy13 FW16.png I think you mean Fry's nephew. And he should also be listed on Fry's page, since he's the one that continued the family line after Fry was gone. But yes, His name is technically Philip J. Fry, II, and should be listed as such. This way, if they meant the "Original Martian", the link will be on the Philip J. Fry that they'll end up at.

[Gopher]: er, yes, I meant nephew, I was just being a dumb-ass. And I listed Fry's page, just as PJF because I was tired of typing "Philip J. Fry" :)

The Paper Chase

Looks like there is an error on this page -- the 20th Century Lecturer is certainly not modeled after Walter Mondale, but rather on Charles W. Kingsfield Jr., the fictional stuffy professor played by John Houseman in The Paper Chase. This seems so obvious that I'm boldly going to revise the page -- someone revert me if I'm breaking InfoSphere etiquette (I'm new here). LandruBek 19:40, 10 March 2010 (CET)

You're only breaking etiquette here if you light the rug on fire. We're not as anal as Wikipedia. --Buddy 19:53, 10 March 2010 (CET)
I found this. I've never seen the movie, but that's what google turned up. --Buddy 00:54, 11 March 2010 (CET)


I don't think there's a commentary for this episode--Bender is Great 11:35, 11 February 2008 (PST)

Nope, the article has yet to be created for this and many episodes. - Quolnok 17:50, 11 February 2008 (PST)
No, I mean I couldn't find any commentary on the disc for this episode. Like, none was made. Am I wrong?--Bender is Great 17:53, 11 February 2008 (PST)
There definitely is one. - Quolnok 18:46, 11 February 2008 (PST)
I'll look again, then. --Bender is Great 21:41, 13 February 2008 (PST)


The regatta is sort of a triple-ripoff:

  • Futurama, in the middle of doing an homage to Animal House and Revenge of the Nerds, lifted its snooty-kids-vs.-nerds regatta subplot (and many of the details) from 1984's Oxford Blues.
  • Oxford Blues, in the middle of doing a remake of 1938's A Yank at Oxford, lifted its snooty-kids-vs.-nerds regatta subplot (and many of the details) from 1938's Freshman Love.
  • Freshman Love, in the middle of doing a readaptation of 1915's The College Widow, lifted its snooty-kids-vs.-nerds regatta subplot (and many of the details) from 1927's College (the Buster Keaton one, not the other movie with the same title from around the same time).

I don't think the writers knew the pedigree, they just vaguely remembered the regatta plot from some late-70s-to-mid-80s college movie and slotted it in (they couldn't even remember which movie in the DVD commentary), but it's pretty funny. -- 09:10, 27 July 2017 (CEST)