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- Hermes mentions Star Trek, which is forbidden in the 31st century. 
- DOOP is explicitly compared to the United Federation of Planets from the Star Trek Universe even though later episodes have established that mentioning Star Trek in the future is considered taboo. Also, the "neutral zone" in which its headquarters are located may be a reference to the neutral zone between the Romulans and the Federation, or to politically neutral countries such as Switzerland.
- Antagonist: Zapp Brannigan
- The woman in the car who wants Kif Kroker to get into her car is Hattie McDoogal, Fry and Bender's landlady, who is also a common background character. 
Finnegan Begin AgainEdit
The title quotes a common phrase from "Finnegans Wake" by James Joyce, and refers to a 1985 HBO original film called Finnegan Begin Again. It is also a repeated line in the children's song "Michael Finnigan".
The game Fry and Bender play at the beginning of the episode is a parody of Dejarik, the game played by R2-D2 and Chewbacca in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
Star Trek: Deep Space NineEdit
When the Planet Express ship comes into the new station, a riff on the theme of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine can be heard.
The laser Zapp uses to cut the ribbon has settings of "Stun", "Kill" and "Hyperdeath™", a reference to phasers from the Star Trek universe.
Motto: Live Free or DieEdit
The slogan on the neutral planet "Live Free or Don't" is a paraphrase of New Hampshire's state motto "Live Free or Die".
The sequence where Zapp attempts to make a living as a gigolo is taken from Midnight Cowboy, including the film's theme, "Everybody's Talkin'" by Harry Nilsson.
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