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Futurama Episode Capsule


[3ACV10] Where the Buggalo Roam


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General Episode Data
Title: Where the Buggalo Roam
First aired: 03/03/02
Production Code: 3ACV10
Written by J. Stewart Burns
Directed by Pat Shinagawa
Opening theme promotion: KRAFTED WITH LUV - by monsters



Synopsis
When Amy brings her most recent boyfriend, Kif, home to meet the family, trouble ensues when Amy's parents fear that Kif cannot provide many grandchildren. Amy's parents, who own half of Mars and made a fortune off raising buggalo -- an alien version of cattle -- set out to break-up the relationship. When an entire herd of buggalo suddenly disappear, Kif offers to go after the rustlers and enlists the help of Professor, Zapp Brannigan, Fry, Leela, Hermes and Bender. Back at the homestead, Amy's parents make some interesting discoveries.


Voice Credits
Starring
  • Billy West (Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Zoidberg)
  • Katey Sagal (Leela)
  • John DiMaggio (Bender)
  • Tress MacNeille
Guest Starring
  • Phil LaMarr
  • Lauren Tom
Also Starring
  • Maurice LaMarche



Did You Notice...
  • In the nighttime scene, both of Mars's moons are visible? {JK}
  • In the scene on the Nimbus, Zapp buttons up Kif's coat with the buttons and holes misaligned, and as they talk, Kif fixes it? {R}
  • The moose antlers on the wall resemble sattelite dishes? {R}
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External references
  • "Crying Indian" PSA Ads
    • Martian Indian crying at Zapp throwing away Slurm can. (see comments) {JK}
  • Bonanza (TV series)
    • Bender's singing during the cattle drive is done to the theme from Bonanza. {MN}
  • Camel (company)
    • R.J.'s friend is Joe Camel, the much criticized figure allegedly used by the cigarette producer to target the younger crowd. {JK}
  • Home on the Range (song)
    • Title refers to the line "Where the buffalo roam" in the official Kansas state song. {JK}
  • Manhatten Purchase
    • Wong family buying Mars for one bead. {JK}
  • Marlboro (company)
    • Cowboy R.J. resembles Marlboro Man and is named after the company that distributes Marlboro cigarettes. {JK}
  • Mission to Mars (movie)
    • The face and whirlwinds. {Y}
  • The Martian Chronicles (book)
    • Martian newspaper has the title of this Ray Bradbury classic. {AH}
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Futurama references
  • 1ACV02 - The Series Has Landed
    • Buggalos appeared for the first time on the ranch of the moon farmer. {MW}
  • 1ACV10 - A Flight To Remember
    • The relationship between Kif and Amy is revealed for the first time. {R}
  • 1ACV11 - Mars University
    • Visited Mars for the first time. {J}
  • 3ACV02 - Parasites Lost
    • Hermes scarfing down popcorn {R}
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Freeze Frame Fun
Wong ranch entry:
   Wong Ranch
 You've come to
 the Wong Place
Brandmark of the Wong family:
 NOT Property of Wongs
Truck loads on Happy Mars day:
 * BBQ Sauce
 * Pepto-Bismol
Ransom Note:
 We take daughter. Us want land.
Newspaper heading:
 The Martian Chronilce
      AMY WONG
     KIDNAPPED!
Mars Stone Face Nose Entry:
       MARTIAN
     RESERVATION
     Trespassers
 will be guilt-ridden



Animation, continuity, and other goofs...
  • Kif has a camouflage reflex which he says is activated when nervous. He sure was most nervous when calling Amy in "Amazon Women in the Mood" but there was no sign of his reflex then. {MW}
  • In the overhead shot, just before the group enter the nose of the Great Stoneface of Mars, Betsy is right besides Kif. In the next groundshot she is gone, and she also gone when they are inside the nose. Only when Kif needs her to rescue Amy does she appear again. {MN}
  • What is with Leo and Inez Wong? They don't like Kif in this episode, yet they were the ones who set up Amy with him on the Titanic! {M}
  • One reason why Leo and Inez liked Kif back then could be that he was a captain then. {JS}
  • In this episode Mars' surface is red, desert-like and though the air is breathable much more like Mars in reality. In "Mars University" Mars is overgrown with rainforests. How can that be when Leo and Inez claim that they own "the best hemisphere", that ought to be the most fertile one for cattle? {MF}
  • Well, this is Leo and Inez after all... Even if they don't own the best hemisphere, why would they admit that? {A}
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Comments and other Observations...
  • The public service ad "People Start Pollution, People Can Stop It" by 'Keep America Beautiful' first aired 1971 on Earth Day. It is seen as one of the most memorable campaigns in advertising history and coined the phrase "Crying Indian" for the actor Iron Eyes Cody {MW}
  • Normally when something makes a character sick, the character turns green. When Kif lights up the cigarette, he turns yellow, since he is already green. {R}
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Contributors
{A} Amber
{AH} Alan Hamilton
{J} Joe25
{JK} Joe Klemm
{JS} Jan Strojil
{M} Marty
{MF} Martin Fink
{MN} Michael Nissen
{MW} Marc Wichterich
{R} RandomEngy
{Y} Yamma

Original Capsule Author: Joe Klemm


 

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