Commentary:I Second that Emotion

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I Second that Emotion
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Production number2ACV01
On DVDSeason 2
Disc 1
Matt Groening
David X. Cohen
Executive producer
Rich Moore
Supervising director
Patric M. Verrone
John DiMaggio
Actor (Bender, etc.)

Topics of Discussion

  • What the opening cartoon is.
  • Explanation of production season versus broadcast season.
    • There were a few episodes from the first production season left over and ended up being aired in the second broadcast season.
  • Origin of Bender's line "You killed my father and now you've come back for me!"
  • The start of Bender's rivalry with the can opener.
  • The veterinarian's name and it's origin.
  • The writers all visit the same doctor often because they catch each others colds.
  • Bender is a fan of the Harlem Globetrotters.
  • Constant hints to buy Season 3 on DVD.
  • What occupies Bender's chest cavity.
  • When SpellCheck was invented.
  • The show won the Black Lung Award for glorifying smoking (ironically, none of the characters with lungs smoke).
  • Matt describing the first time he smoked a cigar.
  • At this point in the series, Zoidberg was not poor yet, only lonely and a bad doctor.
  • The genesis of the episode was Bender feeling somebody else's feelings.
  • The models of the characters are more consistent than they were in the first season.
  • The PJs reference on the sewer cover and how The PJs reciprocated.
    • Matt establishes that The PJs and Futurama are in the same universe.
  • Matt tells a story about a problem he had with a "Let's Go Paris" guide book.
  • The first view of the mutants was very complicated because the cell count was much higher than any of the first season episodes.
  • Explaining how the sewer systems, Old New York and mutant society share the space under New New York
  • The producers wanted secrets to be hidden early on in the series which would be revealed much later on.
    • Everybody starts "dinging" when the first major secret is on screen.
  • What the name El Chupanibre is referencing.
  • Leela's ripped shirt used to be shown a little too closely.
  • John replicates Bender's shriek.
  • Bender's arms have a mind of their own, explaining how he put his own arms on in the pilot.
  • Patric is astounded that a guitar and five strings made their way down the toilet.
    • David explains "If Bender can get down a toilet, a guitar can get down a toilet."
  • Patric is confused about what the title of the episode is referencing.

Highlights / Quotes

    John DiMaggio: Since you have two titles I'm going to say I do more voices than Bender as well.
    David X. Cohen: Well I do like six other things.

    Patric M. Verrone: In the year 3000, they still use those big wire rollers as tables.
    David X. Cohen: I had one of those.
    Patric M. Verrone: I'm sure everyone had one of those.
    David X. Cohen: I think it brought its own ant farm with it, also.

    [Establishing shot of Planet Express.]
    David X. Cohen: 3-D.
    [Leela is looking at a photo of Nibbler and herself.]
    Patric M. Verrone: 2-D.
    Rich Moore: 1-D.

    Patric M. Verrone: Now the chupanibre was actually based on a legend from Mexico called the chupacabra, which is a goat-headed individual, or creature, that, uhhh... does stuff.

    Matt Groening: [El Chupanibre] is a kind of burrito, I believe. Oh, I'm thinking of Chimichanga, yeah.

    Patric M. Verrone: [just before the audio track ends] And that's all, folks.