Commentary:A Fishful of Dollars

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Commentary for
A Fishful of Dollars
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Production number1ACV06
On DVDSeason 1
Disc 2
Matt Groening
David X. Cohen
Executive producer
Rich Moore
Supervising director
Patric M. Verrone
Gregg Vanzo
Co-director, supervising director
John DiMaggio
Actor (Bender, etc.)

Topics of Discussion

  • The dream Fry has is similar to ones most kids have without the Lightspeed Briefs
  • The Fry action figure comes with a pair of lightspeed briefs
  • The title is a reference to the Clint Eastwood movie A Fistfull of Dollars
  • This episode is the first time Bender shoplifts
  • They considered changing the currency from dollars to something else
  • Billy West and Dave Herman each do lines for one character
  • The introduction of Mom
  • Two of the show's writers hold PhDs in Mathematics
  • This marks the first appearance of Scruffy, although he doesn't work for Planet Express
  • Argument of whether anchovies are nice or bad
  • The anchovies come with the Fry action figure and Mom's oil comes with Bender
  • The future has many animal fights: both squid and apes
  • Richard Nixon's Head was originally meant to help Mom's sons convince Fry he's in the year 2000
  • The Atomic Super men mentioned by the Professor appear in "Time Keeps on Slippin'"

Highlights / Quotes

    Matt Groening: So Gregg do you want to talk about this Opening Sequence? [Pauses for answer.] I guess not.

    Patric M. Verrone: He said adverts on bananas which ABC threatened to do!

    Gregg Vanzo: Fry was meant to buy another robot friend called Deluxor.

    David X. Cohen: We have the largest number a gasps than any show in TV history.