The new Planet Express crew receives their first mission: a delivery to an amusement park on the Moon. Fry is enthusiastic about the idea of going to the Moon, but is disappointed that people only go there for the amusement park and wants to see the "real Moon." He hijacks one of the rides with Leela, but gets them both stranded on the Moon's surface. Low on oxygen, they take refuge in a hydroponic farm, but Bender, who was kicked out of the amusement park, makes advances on one of the farmer's robot daughters, forcing the three to flee from the angry farmer. Fry and Leela find and take shelter in the Apollo 11 lander until all three are rescued by Planet Express intern Amy Wong.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

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A Trip To The Moon

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This Movie is referred to by The Series Has Landed part of Futurama Season 1
Crater Face, the Lunar Park mascot, is a reference to the moon from the 1902 French silent film A Trip to the Moon. Bender also impales Crater Face in the eye with his beer bottle after Crater Face attempts to confiscate his alcohol, which is another reference to the film as the astronomers' capsule (which resembles a bottle) hitting the moon's eye when it crashes.
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It shows these video games...

Pitfall!

This Video Game is shown on The Series Has Landed part of Futurama Season 1
The alligators on the moon jumping up to try and bite the lunar rover is a reference to this 1980's video game.
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It refers to these video game series...

Pac-Man

This Video Game Series is referred to by The Series Has Landed part of Futurama Season 1
During the sequence where Bender attempts to retrieve the keys for the Planet Express Ship from the vending machine, an arcade game titled Gender-Neutral Pac-Person can be seen in the background, a reference to the Namco arcade games Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man.
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It refers to these television series...

The Honeymooners

This Television Series is referred to by The Series Has Landed part of Futurama Season 1
The character from The Honeymooners, Ralph Kramden, is credited with the idea of going to the moon. In the moon museum we hear is catchphrase, "One of these days, Alice. Bang! Straight to the moon."
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Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

Futurama Season 1

# Title Air Date
Futurama
1:1 Space Pilot 3000 Mar 28, 1999
1:2 The Series Has Landed Apr 4, 1999
1:3 I, Roommate Apr 6, 1999
1:4 Love's Labours Lost in Space Apr 13, 1999
1:5 Fear of a Bot Planet Apr 20, 1999
1:6 A Fishful of Dollars Apr 27, 1999
1:7 My Three Suns May 4, 1999
1:8 A Big Piece of Garbage May 11, 1999
1:9 Hell Is Other Robots May 18, 1999

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