Trivia Edit

  • The title of the episode is a parody of the 1999 movie The Cider House Rules, which itself is based on the book. The movie features a boy raised in an orphanage who becomes a doctor, much like Adlai in this episode.
  • Leela's bandage-unwrapping is reminiscent of the Twilight Zone episode, "The Eye of the Beholder."
  • Leela buys sunglasses at Eye Robot, a parody of I, Robot.
  • Antagonist: Adlai Atkins
  • Bender's line "Goodnight, you princes of Maine, you kings of New New England" is also a reference to the book.

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