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* KingOfTheDinosaurs: The ''T. rex'', "humblest of all God's creatures", stops an alien invasion in an episode of ''[[ShowWithinAShow The Scary Door]]''.



* TyrannosaurusRex: The "humblest of all God's creatures", which stops an alien invasion in an episode of ''[[ShowWithinAShow The Scary Door]]''.

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** The destruction Derby’s contestants include Creator/ScottBakula piloting a replica of [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the Enterprise-B]], while Creator/GeorgeTakei pilots a replica of [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise the Enterprise-A]]. Veers into TakeThat.
-->'''Takei''': Way to kill the franchise, Bakula.

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* FridgeBrilliance: Why is the Anti-Backwards Crystal a d12? Because it's the dual polyhedron of a d20, like the single non-local metaparticle


* TheBusCameBack: Rich Little's Head does the commentary for the truck rally.

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* TheBusCameBack: Rich Little's Creator/RichLittle's Head does the commentary for the truck rally.


* DemotedToExtra: Weirdly, Bender, despite being the title character. He's a significant character in the first half, but once they enter his fantasy, he does very little and is more or less just there for gags. (Even odder, his fantasy persona in the "real world" seemed to be a KnightInShiningArmor, but once they're inside the fantasy proper, he becomes much more like a traditional Bender.)

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* DemotedToExtra: Weirdly, Bender, despite being the title character. He's a significant character in the first half, but once they enter his fantasy, he does very little and is more or less just there for gags. (Even odder, his fantasy persona in the "real world" seemed to be a KnightInShiningArmor, but once they're inside the fantasy proper, he becomes much more like he's essentially just Bender in a traditional Bender.fantasy world.)


** The scene described under DistractedByTheSexy is a reference to Film/AnimalHouse.

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** The scene described under DistractedByTheSexy is a reference to Film/AnimalHouse.''Film/AnimalHouse''.


* DemotedToExtra: Weirdly, Bender, despite being the title character. He's a significant character in the first half, but once they enter his fantasy, he does very little and is more or less just there for gags. (Even odder, his fantasy persona in the "real world" seemed to be a KnightInShiningArmor, but once they're inside the fantasy proper, he becomes much more like a traditional Bender.

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* DemotedToExtra: Weirdly, Bender, despite being the title character. He's a significant character in the first half, but once they enter his fantasy, he does very little and is more or less just there for gags. (Even odder, his fantasy persona in the "real world" seemed to be a KnightInShiningArmor, but once they're inside the fantasy proper, he becomes much more like a traditional Bender.)

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* DemotedToExtra: Weirdly, Bender, despite being the title character. He's a significant character in the first half, but once they enter his fantasy, he does very little and is more or less just there for gags. (Even odder, his fantasy persona in the "real world" seemed to be a KnightInShiningArmor, but once they're inside the fantasy proper, he becomes much more like a traditional Bender.

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--> '''Gynecaladriel:''' The deed is done.
--> '''Titanius:''' HOOOOOO!!!


-->'''Robot:''' Maintenance shaft seven, service-\\

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-->'''Robot:''' --->'''Robot:''' Maintenance shaft seven, service-\\



** The title is one to ''Literature/EndersGame''

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** The title is one to ''Literature/EndersGame''''Literature/EndersGame''.
** Bender's subplot in the first act - Bender trying out a fantasy roleplaying game and [[SanitySlippage going mad]] with [[CannotTellFictionFromReality the delusion that it is all real]] - is similar to the plot of the [[MadeForTVMovie Made-for-TV]] scare-flick ''Film/MazesAndMonsters''. When Farnsworth finds out about it, he tries convincing Fry to talk him out of it, remarking about an "after school special" based around the topic, so this reference may have been deliberate.


** To "Mother's Day". The Professor handwaves his working for Mom in the flashback by mentioning he'd gone back to her after realizing she was evil. [[IgnoreEpiphany Twice]], in fact.

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** To "Mother's Day". The Professor handwaves his working for Mom in the flashback by mentioning he'd gone back to her after realizing she was evil. [[IgnoreEpiphany [[IgnoredEpiphany Twice]], in fact.


** "When will people learn playing Dungeons & Dragons won't make you cool?"

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** "When will people learn playing Dungeons & Dragons won't make you cool?"cool?" Though given the movie is also dedicated to the recently passed creator of ''D&D'' Creator/GaryGygax, it's more like a friendly jab than an actual insult.


* AbusiveParents: Mom, surprise surprise. A flashback shows her using toddler Walt and Larry as human shields, then yelling at them to shut up when they cry. She also apparently flipped a coin at Igner's birth on whether to keep him or the afterbirth, and had no problem telling people this at Igner's graduation.



* BodyHorror: What's left of the Dixie Chicks after their horrific matter-transporter accident, a deformed blob of flesh with their heads sticking out, in constant and horrible pain. It's also capable of absorbing other people.
* BrickJoke:
** At the beginning, when the ship breaks down, a punk steals the Planet Express ship's hood ornament, causing Bender to angrily declare no-one will know they have the LX Package. Sure enough, this is what Sal taunts them about at the truckstop.
** The Professor mentions he only created the Dark Matter crystals in an experiment to make a more durable harpsichord wax. When he's fired by Mom, Wernstrom taunts him that he's been "played like a cheap harpsichord".
* TheBusCameBack: Rich Little's Head does the commentary for the truck rally.
* TheCaligula: The King of Wipe Castle, being Roberto's counterpart, is even more insane than he. Apparently he declared war on the scallops, tied his ''entire army'' to a single boulder and pushed it into the sea, killing them all.
* CallBack:
** To the third episode, explaining just how Vergon-6 got filled with all that Dark Matter to begin with, and why Nibbler was on a planet about to explode to begin with.
** To "Mother's Day". The Professor handwaves his working for Mom in the flashback by mentioning he'd gone back to her after realizing she was evil. [[IgnoreEpiphany Twice]], in fact.



* ChekhovsGun: The Dark Matter Bender takes from Nibbler's litter box during his D&D insanity.
* DelayedReaction: It takes Nibbler a moment to realize the Planet Express crew aren't surprised to find he can talk.



* TheDogBitesBack: Igner, after years of being mistreated by Mom, helps the Planet Express crew sabotage Mom's scheme when he learns his parentage.



* HehHehYouSaidX: When the Professor declares he's embarrassed just to be in the same ''genus'' as Mom's kids, the kids behind him chuckle at his choice of phrasing.



* LukeYouAreMyFather: It turns out that Igner is Professor Farnsworth's son.
* MartialPacifist: The centaur people are extremely precise, artistic archers who will not only not join the quest but declare that if violence be their intent, they will not be allowed to pass through the valley. It quickly becomes clear that in the face of someone like Leela/Leegola, they apparently have ''absolutely'' no way to enforce this. (Later, Leegola it's implied that Leegola leads them into war by physically beating their existing leader in what was put forward as "tedious debate".)
* MookDepletion: Despite her son wanting to leave a small group of guards behind, Momon ''angrily'' demanded that ''all'' her forces be sent to invade Wipe Castle. Not only does it leave the Geysers of Gygax defenseless for Fry to sneak in, but thanks to a surprise attack by the centaurs, Momon's entire army was massacred.

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* IronicEchoCut: Having knocked Bender out, Fry is assured by Zoidberg that he'll be fine with some help. Since this is Zoidberg we're talking about, it cuts to Bender screaming for help in the robot loony bin.
* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: An over-active robot imagination mixed with dark matter creates an entire universe.
* KickTheDog: Leela straight-up kills a service robot for no reason whatsoever.
* LukeYouAreMyFather: It turns out that Igner is Professor Farnsworth's son.
son. Later on, Ignus revealing this to Grayfarb directly parodies the original version.
* {{Macguffin}}: The Dark Matter Crystals.
* MartialPacifist: The centaur people are extremely precise, artistic archers who will not only not join the quest but declare that if violence be their intent, they will not be allowed to pass through the valley. It quickly becomes clear that in the face of someone like Leela/Leegola, they apparently have ''absolutely'' no way to enforce this. (Later, Leegola it's implied that Leegola leads them into war by physically beating their existing leader in what was put forward as "tedious debate".)
* MookDepletion: Despite her son wanting to leave a small group of guards behind, Momon ''angrily'' demanded demands that ''all'' her forces be sent to invade Wipe Castle. Not only does it leave the Geysers of Gygax defenseless for Fry to sneak in, but thanks to a surprise attack by the centaurs, Momon's entire army was massacred.is massacred.
* NeverMyFault: Following on from the example mentioned in Poor Communication Kills, Greyfarb berates Igner for starting a fight, even though ''he's'' the one who attacked first - Ignus is just defending himself.



* TheReveal: Igner is the Professor's son. Also, Walt and Larry are Wernstorm's kids.



** On seeing Mom's sons bungling about, Fry declares they're hilarious. Amy and Leela think he's talking about ''Series/TheThreeStooges'' (they prefer ''Series/SexAndTheCity'').
** Entering Mom's factory, the gang encounter a robot voiced in imitation of Scatman Crothers. It then turns into a parody of the ''Film/{{Shaft}}'' theme song.
-->'''Robot:''' Maintenance shaft seven, service-\\
'''Professor:''' Shut yo mouth!\\
'''Robot:''' I'm just talkin' 'bout the shaft!



** After getting fixated on the die, Fry's slowly turns into an obvious [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gollum]] parody.

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** After getting fixated on the die, Fry's slowly Fry turns into an obvious a [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gollum]] parody.



* SkewedPriorities: When Fry tries murdering Titanius in his sleep, Titanius is distracted by the fact Fry's knife is made of stag horn (and not the cheaper manticore horn).
* TakeThat:
** "When will people learn playing Dungeons & Dragons won't make you cool?"
** In the Cave of the Tunnelling Horror, the first threat the party encounters is a party of Morcs, which they violently slaughter. Fry asks if they might just go away if "we don't laugh at them" but Titanius assures him they won't.
** Wipe Castle is a shot at the fast food chain White Castle. Gynecaladriel exclaims you can eat as much food as you want there, and not gain any weight "because of all the diarrhea".



'''Greyfarn:''' Six, seven, eight. Not six. Eight!

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'''Greyfarn:''' Six, seven, eight. Not six. Eight!Eight! I'll kill you, you imbecile!
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Watching Peaches the Troll practice his nunchucking, Igner declares it's cool, but that he doesn't like what's going to come next - namely, Peaches beating them upside the head.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Zoidberg has never exactly been a staggering example of intelligence to begin with, but he's ''amazingly'' stupid and irritating in this film, trying to cut Leela's head open to get her skull out, and using a fork to clean himself of parasites at the dinner table.


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-->'''Gary Gygax:''' Anyone wanna play ''Dungeons & Dragons'' for the next quadrillion years?


** Fry, after his GrowingMuscleSequences convinces him the dice is too good to ignore.

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** Fry, after his GrowingMuscleSequences GrowingMusclesSequence convinces him the dice die is too good to ignore.

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