I figured that I'd start giving the series a rewatch, since I haven't watched many of the episodes in ages. IIRC, the first episode I saw was the second one, and that on a TV where I was having to carefully manipulate rabbit ears to be able to get a signal that wasn't incredibly fuzzy. Two minutes into the first episode I noticed something that I don't think they ever referenced again in the series. When Fry's frozen, we see an alien spaceship vaporize NYC. Later on in the series, we find out that it was Bender flying that ship. Not long after that, we see NYC rebuilt as a medieval-style city, which promptly gets vaporized by alien spacecraft again. I don't think that they ever made reference to that part in later episodes. Also, nothing about his dog. Oooh, holographic displays over a keyboard that looks like a Commodore Vic 20! The automatic doors don't seem to understand that there's a person in the way of them closing. It's at this point I need to point out my dad was an automatic door salesman and that doors had such technology back in the mid-80s. Reference to Blinky from the Simpsons. There's some kind of crappy SF novel written in the 80s by an author with a Russian name that had a blurb by Douglas Adams which featured suicide booths. I bought it because Adams praised it, and found the book to be terrible. Don't know if this is where they got the idea, but I always think of it when I see this scene. Oh, so Leela's boss is Indian. Yeah, that probably wouldn't work today. What with him being voice by Billy West. Bender's bothered by the idea that the girders he was bending were for suicide booths. Doesn't fit with what we know about him later on. Into the head museum. Some police brutality and Bender saying that he's limited by his programming. And they head into the sewers! Wait, no, it's old NYC. And we have a bonding moment between Leela and Fry. Bender drops a hint as to his selfish nature we'll see in later episodes when he says that Fry has no friends. Now Leela pulls out her chip. And Bender steals her ring. Now we get Dick Clark's head. Pre-stroke, I might add. Now the place is surrounded by the police. The Robot cop says, "If they try to take off, give them an ass full of laser." Leela blasts the ship off just as there's a whole bunch of fireworks. The Professor offers them jobs and dumps out the career chips from the previous crew from an envelope marked "Space Wasp's Stomach." Fry's excited to find out that he's a delivery boy.