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  • Bender calls the store owner Squidward Scissorhands, a cross reference between the SpongeBob SquarePants character of the same name and Edward Scissorhands.
  • The Planet Express crew try on various classic science fiction costumes while in the fitting room. First, everyone tries on Dune stillsuits; then Leela wears Jane Fonda's Barbarella costume, Amy is a Pan Am stewardess from 2001: A Space Odyessy, Fry sports a Star Trek 'redshirt' uniform, and Zoidberg tries on Star Wars Stormtrooper armour. The Professor finds Sean Connery's Zardoz costume to his liking.
  • The episode's title is a reference to 20th Century Fox, which produces Futurama and The Simpsons as well as the fact that Futurama is currently set in the 31st century.
  • While taking the road to the fox hunt, the ship passes an electronic informational sign which reads, "Highway jammed with broken heroes on a last-chance power drive", a line from the classic Bruce Springsteen song Born To Run.
  • The Huntmaster's horse is named Seagasket, a reference to the famous racehorse Seabiscuit.
  • The rescued fox is attacked by the crew, and half its facial skin is torn off, Terminator style.
  • The Professor's line, "Missed it by that much!" references the Get Smart! TV series
  • During a scene the Hunt Master says, "We are hunting the most dangerous game," a reference to the short story The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell.
  • Bender has a packet of "Newmar's Own" catnip, referencing Julie Newmar's Catwoman character on Batman, as well as Paul Newman's "Newman's Own" line of products.
  • The episode may also be a reference to Resident Evil 4's first chapters, where a forest is littered with trip wires and bear traps. After Bender rescues a fox, it comes back to aid him during peril much like Leon does with a dog. Though this may simply be mere coincidence, the dogs use the same sound effects in the game itself, especially during the scenes where they hunt Bender.

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