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* BrickJoke: The first thing Lamarr asks Mercer is whether or not he can drink soda on TheBridge; Mercer allows it as long as he keeps it safely below the console. When the ''Orville'' launches a few scenes later, Lamarr is drinking a soda...and keeps it safely below his console just like Mercer told him.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Look, Ed, just... just don't fuck this up, okay?]]

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* ArmorIsUseless: The Krill troopers on the surface get gunned down left and right.


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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: The Krill raiding party are all really lousy shots.


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* OnlyAFleshWound: Mercer gets shot in the shoulder, but after a bit of griping, shrugs it off.

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** Also, Alara had no eyebrows in this episode.


* OhCrap: Kelly, when Mercer catches her in bed with [[BoldlyComing a blue alien]].

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* OhCrap: Kelly, when Mercer [[PlotIncitingInfidelity catches her in bed with with]] [[BoldlyComing a blue alien]].

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* GeniusBonus: For anyone who knows what a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tardigrade tardigrade]] is.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Isaac is introduced as the science and engineering officer. Future episodes have a separate Chief Engineer, Steve Newton [[spoiler:who is later replaced by [=LaMarr=]]].

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* ThatsAnOrder: Mercer tries this when Gordon is deliberately flying the shuttle erratically, saying "I am literally ''ordering you'' to stop." It doesn't work (a near-collision seconds later does the trick, though.)


* BizarreAlienBiology: "Papa Smurf". In addition to being a RubberForeheadAlien, he also [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything squirts some kind of blue liquid from his face]] after being interrupted mid-coitus with Kelly.

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* BizarreAlienBiology: "Papa Smurf". In addition to being a RubberForeheadAlien, he also [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything squirts some kind of blue liquid from his face]] after being interrupted mid-coitus with Kelly. [[spoiler:And then it turns out that [[Recap/TheOrvilleS1E09CupidsDagger he gives off pheromones]] that may have had Kelly KissingUnderTheInfluence]].


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--> '''[=LaMarr=]:''' You see that dog in the background lickin' its balls?\\
'''Malloy:''' First thing I saw.


* BizarreAlienBiology: "Papa Smurf". In addition to being a RubberForeheadAlien, he also [[Doesthisremindyouofanything squirts some kind of blue liquid from his face]] after being interrupted mid-coitus with Kelly.

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* BizarreAlienBiology: "Papa Smurf". In addition to being a RubberForeheadAlien, he also [[Doesthisremindyouofanything [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything squirts some kind of blue liquid from his face]] after being interrupted mid-coitus with Kelly.


* BizarreAlienBiology: "Papa Smurf". In addition to being a RubberForeheadAlien, he also squirts some kind of blue liquid from his face, the nature of which is never explained.

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* BizarreAlienBiology: "Papa Smurf". In addition to being a RubberForeheadAlien, he also [[Doesthisremindyouofanything squirts some kind of blue liquid from his face, the nature of which is never explained.face]] after being interrupted mid-coitus with Kelly.


* ShoutOut: ''Franchise/{{theSmurfs}} "Papa Smurf"''

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* ShoutOut: ''Franchise/{{theSmurfs}} [[Franchise/{{theSmurfs}} "Papa Smurf"''Smurf"]]


* ShoutOut: ''Franchise/theSmurfs "Papa Smurf"''

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* ShoutOut: ''Franchise/theSmurfs ''Franchise/{{theSmurfs}} "Papa Smurf"''


* ShoutOut: [[Franchise/theSmurfs "Papa Smurf"]]

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* ShoutOut: [[Franchise/theSmurfs ''Franchise/theSmurfs "Papa Smurf"]]Smurf"''


* ShoutOut: [[WesternAnimation/theSmurfs "Papa Smurf"]]

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* ShoutOut: [[WesternAnimation/theSmurfs [[Franchise/theSmurfs "Papa Smurf"]]

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