• This episode is mainly about a futuristic setting of Oktoberfest, which has become a high class sophisticated event.
  • This episode includes two original compositions by Brave Combo, a Denton-based nuclear polka band, as well as the famously known Chicken Dance.
  • Leela's visit to the forgettery salon parodies the setting of the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, where the character Clementime (played by Kate Winslet) visits a clinic named Lacuna Inc. to erase memories of her relationship with the character Joel (played by Jim Carrey).
  • The message which Bender receives from a raven refers to the popular series Game of Thrones, with Scruffy playing the role of the Maester of the Citadel.
  • Hermes refers to the mammoths as 'hairy elephantes', a reference to singer Harry Belafonte.
  • The name of the episode is a reference to a comment made by Bender in "I, Roommate".
  • The Neanderthal people speak English (albeit brokenly); this is common on Futurama, and many other science fiction shows, where all alien races also speak English.

References Edit

  • During his celebration of Oktoberfest, Fry mentions several German-like phrases, including Fahrvergnügen (a word coined by Volkswagen to advertise its vehicles) and Kaiser Permanente (a healthcare organization based in Oakland, California).
  • The Countess von Luftballon is a reference to Nena's 1995 pop hit, 99 Luftballons.
  • The History Kiosk refers to the wooly mammoth as Snuffleupagus, a character on Sesame Street.

Allusions Edit

  • The Flintstones: At the Oktoberfest celebration after the war with the Neanderthals, a large rack of mammoth ribs are placed on the table, causing it to tip over from the weight. This mimics the scene during the opening credits where the Flintstones visit a drive-in theater and their order of ribs is heavy enough to tip their car over (a related gag in both is that the person delivering the meal is able to carry it effortlessly - though Bender, as a robot, is capable of carrying heavy loads with ease).

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