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* GoldDigger: Implied with Inez, who demands a divorce when Leo states he’ll go broke without the Buggalo.


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** Farnsworth noting that the quest to recover something is dangerous and could get somebody killed, before volunteering Fry, Leela and Bender for the task.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: When Leo asks if anyone is considering suing, Farnsworth comments that he feels hurt. When Leo states that he’s friends with every judge on Mars, Farnsworth backs off.


* TakeMeToYourLeader: Zapp says this when he Martian Chief introduces himself.

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* TakeMeToYourLeader: Zapp says this when he after the Martian Chief introduces himself.

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* HayseedName: The DJ at the Mars Day party will have you know his name's Mixmaster Festus.


* TriviallyObvious: Zapp reminds the Native Martians that "land is the stuff with sky above it."


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: As if Inez's hat wasn't bad enough, at one point in the episode several bushes of pot can be seen around the crew's campsite.


* ImmediateSelfContradiction: "I am the ManWithNoName. Zapp Brannigan at you servive."

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* ImmediateSelfContradiction: "I am the ManWithNoName. Zapp Brannigan at you your servive."



** Leo Wong, when Zoidberg informs him he fertilised the Wong's caviar. As in the caviar Leo is eating at that very moment.

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** Leo Wong, when Zoidberg informs him he fertilised the Wong's Wongs' caviar. As in the caviar Leo is eating at that very moment.



-->'''Chief:''' …Moving on...

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-->'''Chief:''' …Moving -->'''Chief:''' ...Moving on...



* WorthlessYellowRocks: Spoofed; In backstory, the Wong family got their land from the Native Martians for a single bead. At the end of the episode, it turns out that the 'bead' is actually a giant diamond big enough to crush a man under its weight. The present Native Martians assumed their ancestors were cheated because they had no idea of property and believed the diamond to be worthless. A diamond that big (and apparently flawless, judging by Bender's extatic response) probably ''really is'' worth Mars.

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* WorthlessYellowRocks: Spoofed; In backstory, the Wong family got their land from the Native Martians for a single bead. At the end of the episode, it turns out that the 'bead' is actually a giant diamond big enough to crush a man under its weight. The present Native Martians assumed their ancestors were cheated because they had no idea of property and believed the diamond to be worthless. A diamond that big (and apparently flawless, judging by Bender's extatic ecstatic response) probably ''really is'' worth Mars.

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* ImmediateSelfContradiction: "I am the ManWithNoName. Zapp Brannigan at you servive."


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* NotHelpingYourCase: If the Native Martians give Amy back, Zapp offers to carve a bunch of Earth presidents into their sacred mountain.
-->'''Martian Chief:''' You waste words.


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* TriviallyObvious: Zapp reminds the Native Martians that "land is the stuff with sky above it."


* WorthlessYellowRocks: Spoofed; In backstory, the Wong family got their land from the Native Martians for a single bead. At the end of the episode, it turns out that the 'bead' is actually a giant diamond big enough to crush a man under its weight. The present Native Martians assumed their ancestors were cheated because they had no idea of property and believed the diamond to be worthless.

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* WorthlessYellowRocks: Spoofed; In backstory, the Wong family got their land from the Native Martians for a single bead. At the end of the episode, it turns out that the 'bead' is actually a giant diamond big enough to crush a man under its weight. The present Native Martians assumed their ancestors were cheated because they had no idea of property and believed the diamond to be worthless. A diamond that big (and apparently flawless, judging by Bender's extatic response) probably ''really is'' worth Mars.

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* TakeMeToYourLeader: Zapp says this when he Martian Chief introduces himself.
-->'''Chief:''' …Moving on...


-->'''Bender:''' ...and even though the computer was off and unplugged, an image remained on the screen. It was... ''the Windows logo!''\\
'''Leela:''' Pfft! That's not scary.\\

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-->'''Bender:''' ...and even though the computer was off and unplugged, an image remained on the screen. It was... ''the ''[[FauxHorrific the Windows logo!''\\
'''Leela:'''
logo!]]''\\
'''Fry:'''
Pfft! That's not scary.\\


* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Leela admits she finds the idea of the Martians handing over the planet for a bead funny, but she's still not going to laugh about it.



* ChekhovsGun: The "bead" the Martians traded Mars for.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Zoidberg becomes convinced the Wongs are his parents.



* DamselInDistress: Halfway through the episode Amy is kidnapped by the Native Martians.

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* DamselInDistress: Halfway through the episode Amy is kidnapped by the Native Martians. When the crew eventually come to rescue her, she's not in any serious danger, and the Martians are pretty willing to hand her back over.



* TheDitz: Fry is somehow incapable of noticing Olympus Mons, the largest mountain in the entire solar system, when he's right on top of it.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: As if Inez's hat wasn't bad enough, at one point in the episode several bushes of pot can be seen around the crew's campsite.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Kif manages to successfully smoke the peace pipe, and then Zapp pats him on the back, causing Kif to choke.
* OhCrap:
** Leo Wong, when Zoidberg informs him he fertilised the Wong's caviar. As in the caviar Leo is eating at that very moment.
** Kif, when he realises the Wongs are going to call in Zapp to help.



* RunningGag: Kif trying to inform everyone how he doesn't have bones, only for them to ignore him.



* ShoutOut: The title is based on the line "where the buffalo roam" from the song Music/HomeOnTheRange.
* WorthlessYellowRocks: Spoofed; In backstory, the Wong family got their land from the Native Martians for a single bead. At the end of the episode, it turns out that the 'bead' is actually a giant diamond big enough to crush a man under its weight. The present Native Martians assumed their ancestors were cheated because they had no idea of property and believed the diamond to be worthless.

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* ShoutOut: ScrewThisImOutOfHere: Once everything's settled, the Martian chief declares the Martians are going to leave Mars, because they hate it.
-->''We don't wanna live on this planet. It's a dump. We'll just buy a new planet, and act like it's sacred. With cash like this, who's going to argue? Nobody, that's who!''
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The title is based on the line "where the buffalo roam" from the song Music/HomeOnTheRange.
** While travelling across Mars, Bender sings a little song to the theme of ''Series/{{Bonanza}}''
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: Zoidberg, for the Wongs. He spends the entire episode breaking their property, vandalising their artworks, and just generally being a nuisance.
* WorthlessYellowRocks: Spoofed; In backstory, the Wong family got their land from the Native Martians for a single bead. At the end of the episode, it turns out that the 'bead' is actually a giant diamond big enough to crush a man under its weight. The present Native Martians assumed their ancestors were cheated because they had no idea of property and believed the diamond to be worthless.worthless.
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* ShoutOut: The title is based on the line "where the buffalo roam" from the song [[Music/HomeOnTheRange]].

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* ShoutOut: The title is based on the line "where the buffalo roam" from the song [[Music/HomeOnTheRange]].Music/HomeOnTheRange.

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: When the Martians learn that their 'bead' is actually a huge diamond, their leader says they'll buy a new planet and claim it to be sacred and says nobody will challenge the claim because they're rich.
* ShoutOut: The title is based on the line "where the buffalo roam" from the song [[Music/HomeOnTheRange]].

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* AlienLunch: The Wongs serve barbecued buggalo at their ranch. Fry gladly takes feelers, but salad gets a "Yuck!" from him.


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* DidTheEarthMoveForYouToo: Kif is about to kiss Amy when they are interrupted by a buggalo stampede. Kif thinks that means they had sex.


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* GhostStory: The gang tells them while camping at night, but Fry keeps blurting out the endings.
* ManWithNoName: Parodied. "I am the Man with No Name. Zapp Brannigan at your service."
* MundaneGhostStory: Bender's campfire story.
-->'''Bender:''' ...and even though the computer was off and unplugged, an image remained on the screen. It was... ''the Windows logo!''\\
'''Leela:''' Pfft! That's not scary.\\
'''Bender:''' It is if you're a laser printer.
* PeacePipe: The Martians would spare the gang and return the buggalo if Kif smokes a peace pipe. He chokes, and is sentenced to death.

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At the Mars Day celebration at the Wong Ranch, the Wongs' buggalo are stolen by rustlers under cover of storm. Kif Kroker sees this as the perfect chance to prove himself to Amy's parents and gets on the search, with Fry, Leela, and Bender along for the ride. Things get tricky when the rustlers turn out to be Native Martians, who aren't too happy with how their ancestors were cheated out of their land by the Wong family long ago.

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* CryingIndian: Parodied; A Native Martian cries when Zapp carelessly tosses a Slurm can on the ground, but not because of the disrespect to Mother Mars, but because a loved one once drank Slurm.
* DamselInDistress: Halfway through the episode Amy is kidnapped by the Native Martians.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The Native Martians' plight is all too similar to that of the Native Americans.
* WorthlessYellowRocks: Spoofed; In backstory, the Wong family got their land from the Native Martians for a single bead. At the end of the episode, it turns out that the 'bead' is actually a giant diamond big enough to crush a man under its weight. The present Native Martians assumed their ancestors were cheated because they had no idea of property and believed the diamond to be worthless.

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