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Futurama Episode Capsule


[3ACV09] The Cyber House Rules


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General Episode Data
Title: The Cyber House Rules
First aired: 04/01/01
Production Code: 3ACV09
Written by Lewis Morton
Directed by Susie Dietter
Opening theme promotion: PLEASE RISE FOR THE FUTURAMA THEME SONG
Opening theme cartoon: Warner Brothers - "Box Car Blues" - 1930". The little fellow doing the "splits" on top of the boxcar is our hero, Bosko!



Synopsis
When Leela rushes to the reunion of the Orphanarium where she grew up, she reunites with Adlai, a plastic surgeon who can give her the appearance of two eyes. With terrible childhood memories of her strange Cyclops look fresh in mind, Leela is convinced to undergo the surgery, while Adlai is convinced that Leela is the only one for him. Meanwhile, Bender petitions to adopt 12 orphans in order to receive a government stipend for which he has big plans. Daddy Bender and Leela see things in a new light.


Voice Credits
Starring
  • Billy West (Fry, Dr. Zoidberg, Professor Farnsworth, Cop)
  • Katey Sagal (Leela)
  • John DiMaggio (Bender, Elzar)
  • Tress MacNeille (Fembot at bar, Woman at orphanarium, Basket voice)
Guest Starring
  • Phil Lamarr (Hermes Conrad)
  • Lauren Tom (Amy Wong)
  • David Herman
  • Tom Kenny
  • Kath Soucie
  • Nicole St. John
Also Starring
  • Maurice LaMarche (Morbo)



Did You Notice...
  • There's a small newspaper clipping taped to the sliding door to Bender's kids' bedroom. It has the headline "Primitive Human Found in Cryo-Tube" and a small picture of Fry. {JE}
  • mother and the news crew in the orphanage pictures? {JK}
  • when in his pajamas, the rear of the boy that's inside Bender can be shown? {JK}
  • Bender is about 6'3" tall (with antenna)? {MW}
  • Nina costs $499 while the girl with 3 ears is sold "as is"? {MW}
  • Bender spends money on bunny-rabbit wallpaper, but the walls in the bedroom of the children is a dull greenish color. {MN}
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External references
  • Good Morning America
    • Good morning Earth show with Morbo and Linda {JK}
  • I, Robot (Isaac Asimov)
    • The shop where Leela gets her glasses is called "Eye Robot" {MW}
  • Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)
    • The song playing after Leela got her glasses {MW}
  • Star Trek (TV series)
    • Phaser eye surgery {AH}
  • Taco Bell (fast food)
    • Adley works in the Taco Bellevue Hospital. {JK}
    • The "NORMAL HEALTHY BABY? SUPER-SIZE IT FOR 49c" is a reference to the fast food restaurant promotions. {M}
  • The Banana Boat Song (Day-o)
    • Hermes mentions "Tally me day banana". {JK}
  • The Cider House Rules (movie)
    • Episode Title {M}
    • Bender's little goodnight monologue that was interrupted by Smitty and URL was from this movie {MZ}
  • Twilight Zone - Eye of the Beholder
    • Dramatic unveiling of plastic surgery patient, including first-person shot of bandages being removed. {AH}
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Futurama references
  • 1ACV01 - Space Pilot 3000
    • O'ZORGNAX'S PUB reappears {M}
  • 1ACV03 - I, Roommate
    • "Tape recorder" and swimsuit posters reappear. {M*}
  • 1ACV09 - Hell Is Other Robots
    • First sight of Elzar's Fine Cousine. {MN}
  • 2ACV08 - Raging Bender
    • First reference to Leela growing up at an orphanarium. {MN}
  • 2ACV13 - Bender Gets Made
    • Taco Bellevue Hospital is seen the first time {M}
  • 3ACV08 - That's Lobstertainment!
    • Zoidberg has an ink pouch. {MN}
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Freeze Frame Fun
Invitation Card & Sign:
 
   COOKIEVILLE
 MINIMUM-SECURITY
   ORPHANARIUM
Sign in Gym:
 
 PLEASE ABANDON COATS IN LOBBY
Sign outside the Hospital:
 
          TACO
        BELLEVUE
        HOSPITAL
  NORMAL, HEALTHY BABY?
 SUPER-SIZE IT FOR 49c!
Glasses shop:
 
 EYE ROBOT
Shop in AL1:
 
   Humane
 Human Traps
  O'ZORGNAX'S PUB
 Your St. Rodman's Day
   Headquarters!
Name of the park:
 
 MUNICIPAL ARBORETUM
In the park:
 
 Altairean Bouquet Tree
Honest Bender's Stolen
   Car Parts Boutigue
    and Orphanarium
Bender B. Rodriguez
    Orphanarium



Animation, continuity, and other goofs...
  • There are way too few pieces on the table to finish the puzzle Leela and Adley are busy with. {MW}
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    Contributors
    {AH} Alan Hamilton
    {JE} Jordan Eisenberg
    {JK} Joe Klemm
    {M} Me
    {M*} M5438
    {MN} Michael Nissen
    {MW} Marc Wichterich
    {MZ} Mike Zaite

    Original Capsule Author: Me whose name I prefer not to mention


     

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