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[4ACV01] Kif Gets Knocked Up A Notch

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General Episode Data
Title: Kif Gets Knocked Up A Notch
First aired: 01/12/03
Production Code: 4ACV01
Written by Bill Odenkirk
Directed by Wes Archer
Opening theme promotion: BIGFOOT'S CHOICE
Opening theme cartoon: Van Beuren Studio, "It's a Greek Life", 1936. {DD}

Amy's romance with Kif Kroker takes a twist when an unexpected pregnancy occurs -- he being the pregnant one. As Amy questions her commitment to the squishy green alien, Kif must return to his ancient, mysterious homeworld to give birth in the same muddy swamp where he was born.

Voice Credits
  • Billy West (Fry, Dr. Zoidberg, Farnsworth)
  • Katey Sagal (Leela)
  • John DiMaggio (Bender)
  • Tress MacNeille
Guest Starring
  • Lauren Tom (Amy)
  • Phil LaMarr
  • David Herman
  • Frank Welker
Also Starring
  • Maurice LaMarche (Kif)

Did You Notice...
  • Leela has a one-lensed reading glass on her nightstand? {AH}
  • That Amy's mom says that she wants Kif to call her grandma not mom? {L}
  • several of Kif's tadpole-type young have only one eye like Leela? {a}
  • In Kif's room, there are pics of Amy...and Amy with Zoidberg! On one, Zoidberg seems to give her bunny ears... {A}
  • Zap has a toupee? {A}
  • Two of the tadpoles collide, suggesting some of them inherited Amy's "klutzy" DNA {R}
  • There is a sword in Fry's room, as well as the helmet from "When Aliens Attack"? {JS}
  • Abraham Lincoln appears again on the Nimbus after being sucked out into space? {a*}
  • There are two identical Zoidy-Amy photos, look at the wall just after Zapp's line about the flush, when Amy tries to cheer Kif up. {T}
  • The holo-shed programs are written entirely in Basic? {MN}
  • The calendar program knows exactly what Thursday Amy is talking about, even though she didn't give a date? {MN}
  • Zoidberg wasn't invited to the baby-shower? {MN}
  • When they all were in Kif's room, Bender was in the locker? {We}
  • Bender cooked the food for the baby-shower? {a*}
  • Bender offered Zoidberg some food, not a Bender like thing to do? {a*}
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External references
  • Abraham Lincoln
    • The evil, virtual version of the 16th American president is materialized in the holo-shed {MW}
  • Alien - The 8th Passenger (movie)
    • Leela and Nibbler hibernating looked like Ripley in stasis with her cat. {MN}
  • Attila the Hun
    • 395-453, King of the Huns. {A}
  • Casper the Friendly Ghost
    • Zapp watches a Casper cartoon. {AH}
  • Centerfuge Rides
    • The "maternifuge" resembles a theme park centerfuge ride, complete with floor that drops. {R}
  • Emeril Lagasse
    • It was changed to "Knock it up a notch!" for Elzar, Futurama's parody of Emeril. {AH}
    • The title references Emeril's catch phrase, "Kick it up a notch!" {AH}
  • Jack the Ripper
    • The 1888 murderer of five turns up in the holo-shed. {MW}
  • Sherlock Holmes (novel)
    • A series of novels and stories by Conan Arthur Doyle published betweren 1887 and 1927. Detective Holme's arch-enemy Professor Moriarty turns up in the holo-shed. {MW}
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
    • "The Quickening" is a DS9 episode. In this episode the quickening was used about the final stage of a fatal disease called Teplan blight. {MN}
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation
    • The holo-shed parodied TNG's oft-malfunctioning holodeck. One malfunction did give Moriarty control of the Enterprise. {AH}
    • Technobabble as observed in the scene with Zapp and the holograms was an important part of many Trek episodes. Most widely used in TNG. {MN}
    • The Nimbus has a low-tech glass-window, where the Enterprise have a main screen, byt both are used for the same thing. {MN}
    • The Borg have a hive mind as mentioned by the professor, they first appeared in TNG. {a**}
  • Star Trek: The Original Series
    • Nigel VII sounds like Rigel VII. {AH}
    • The doctor in sick bay is reminiscent of Dr. McCoy. {AH}
    • The silicon Horta starred in the TOS episode "Devil in the Dark." It burned people to cinders with acid. {AH}
    • Zapp says Kif's toilet has "stun" and "kill" settings, like Star Trek's phasers. {AH}
    • When changing scenes on the holo-shed, the sound of beaming is used {A}
    • "It's a spaceship, damnit! Not a prom limousine" Farnsworth is copying Dr. McCoy's famous catchphrase. {MN}
    • Abraham Lincoln apears in one episode. {a}
  • Star Wars
    • Zapp says he "feels a very sensual disturbance in the force". {MN*}
  • You Only Live Twice
    • The way that the PE Ship is taken onboard the Nimbus is very similar to the way the space-crafts are taken in the film. {a**}
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Futurama references
  • 1ACV01 - Space Pilot 3000
    • O'ZORGNAK'S PUB {x}
  • 1ACV04 - Love's Labour's Lost In Space
    • Zapp and Leela had their "encounter". Too many references to list them all. {MN}
  • 2ACV08 - Raging Bender
    • Ring Announcer/Referee: "Ladies and gentlemen and smizmars!" {TR}
  • 3ACV01 - Amazon Women in the Mood
    • Kif has the ability to walk on walls and ceilings. {MN}
  • 3ACV12 - The Route Of All Evil
    • "Explosive decompression" {R}
  • 3ACV16 - A Leela of Her Own
    • Bender says "Neat" and takes a snapshot {L}
  • 3ACV17 - A Pharaoh To Remember
    • Bender has an Egyptian artifact from his time as pharaoh. {J}
  • 4ACV05 - A Taste Of Freedom
    • Bender says "Neat" and takes a snapshot {L}
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Freeze Frame Fun
Book Leela is reading:
 We believe any I.D.
Amy's Schedule:
 * Free
 * Bimonthly dimple rotation
 * Yoga Rave
 * Girlicure
 * Drop/Baby Shower
 * Shop
 * Lunch with Molly
 * Trash Molly with Tina
 * Trash Tina with Molly
 * Pony Aerobics
 * Cuteness Trainer
 * Recharge Bra
 * Extreme Aromatherapy
 * Finish Thesis, Buy Stocks
 * Adopt all Puppies
 * Pity Party for the less popular
 * Green Shirt day
 * New
 * Hang with Walter Koening
 * Tolstoy Seminar
 * Free
 * Neutron Croquet
 * Search couch for spare millions
 * Do something for myself
 * Hair-? Olympics
 * Benefit for divorced princesses
 * Snub all Dark-Haired Boys
 * Free
 * Rearrange Teddy Bears, Promote Mr. Fluffy

Animation, continuity, and other goofs...
  • The Angry Dome disappears (or is retractable). {AH}
  • They suspect Fry as one of the "man-moms" but if you put slow motion on in the scene where Kif is about be sucked into space you can see that he never actually touches Fry's hand. {J}
  • How did Leela get the basket she was left in at the orphanarium? In "Leela's Homeworld" warden Vogel just tossed the basket in a big pile of other baskets. It would be very hard to find the right one. Maybe Leela is just in denial about this. {MN}
  • Kif can walk on ceilings, even when wearing boots and gloves? Either a goof, or he has special issued clothes. {MN}
  • Kif's quarters now has a light panel in the ceiling. Previously, it was bare. {AH}
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Comments and other Observations...
  • Despite having been explosively decompressed into the void, Evil Lincoln is back onboard the Nimbus for a Bender-type "lean-in" later in the episode. {TR}
  • Perhaps when Zapp goes back into the Holoshed for "relaxation" it goes on the fritz again which would explain Evil Lincoln's return. {CE}
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{A} ArtiAC
{AH} Alan Hamilton
{CE} Chris Edwards
{DD} Dr. Dave
{J} Jamie
{JS} Jon S
{L} LB
{MN} Michael Nissen
{MN*} Magnus Nordlander
{MW} Marc Wichterich
{R} RandomEngy
{T} TF
{TR} Timo Reger
{We} What ever
{a} alex
{a*} awol
{a**} aslate
{x} xmpel


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