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  • After Fry finds the VW, he takes the blue headband from one of the hippy skeletons inside, and wears it for the rest of the episode.
  • The title is a play on the Bob Dylan song "Blowin' in the Wind". This is the second episode of a series created by Matt Groening to parody this song, the first one being The Simpsons episode "D'oh-in In The Wind".
  • At one point the score of Bender's song is shown. It is actually the theme from Beethoven's 5th Symphony in C minor, although it is shown in the key of D minor.
  • While playing "Where It's At", Bender sings a mock-up of the line "I got two turntables and a microphone" by singing "Got a washboard stomach and a microphone." Also, instead of singing "That was a good drum break", Beck sings the line, "That was a washboard break."
  • The chase scene at the end is inspired by the 1968 movie Bullitt, and the part of the chase in Chinatown could refer to a scene in the video for Beck's Devil's Haircut. The green Volkswagen New Beetle that is seen throughout the chase is a reference to the green Beetle seen throughout the chase scene in Bullitt.
  • When Bender discovers that he is no longer broken he says that he can't sing about being broken if he's not and he then says "It's just like Christina Aguilera singing in Spanish" this is a reference to Christina Aguilera singing many songs in Spanish despite her first language being English, and not being able to actually converse in Spanish.
  • "Exporting Komedy" on Patchcord Adams' laptop is a reference to the KDE Desktop.
  • When the Bus is dug up, Bender asks if it is one of "Those Led Zeppelins I've heard so much about." Leela later asks if it is a Jefferson Starship.
  • The concert Bend-Aid is a reference to the famine relief effort Band Aid, and, obviously, Bender's name.
  • Bender lands at "Fisherman's Worf", renamed after the Star Trek: The Next Generation character Worf.
  • The Robot "Patch Cord Adams" is a portmanteau and reference to both Patch Adams and the use of an electrical or optical cable, or patch cord, to 'patch in' two electrical devices.
  • The name of the whale oil used is Mobil Dick, a portmanteau and reference to both Mobil Oil and Moby Dick.
  • The robot whose head exploded in the episode A Fishful of Dollars ("Original Cosmic Ray", the Pizza Cook) can be seen in the crowd of broken robots. Malfunctioning Eddie is also present.
  • Bender holding the microphone upside down, is a reference to the microphone handling styles of various performers including Freddie Mercury of Queen and Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit.
  • Cylon and Garfunkel sing the lyrics to "Scarborough Fair", originally performed by Simon and Garfunkel. Cylons are the robotic nemesis in the series "Battlestar Galactica".

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