Futurama Comics Issue #11 In this issue there is story titled The Cure for the Common Clod in which Fry is exposed to the common cold virus while on a gangster planet. He then brings it back to earth where it wreaks havoc on the populace of New New York. While the effects of the cold are different in both stories the basic premise is essentially the same.
Obama appeared to work at Panucci's Pizza before Fry.
It is revealed that Zoidberg is allergic to Amy Wong's sweaty feet and that his nasal system is located in his four tentacles, which are covering his mouth.
The scene where Manhattan is covered in a dome, cut out and removed from Earth is reminescent of a book "Manhattan Transfer" by John Stith.