- Angst? What Angst?: Fry takes all of five seconds to get over the fact that he's a thousand years in the future and all the people he knew are long since dead ("I'll never see any of them again... YAHOO!"). While entirely justified by both his previous life sucking hard and him being a crazy buffoon, him agonising about it in a few episodes makes it weird when it goes away after awhile.
- "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
- The line about the Stop & Drop Suicide booths being "Americans' favorite suicide booth since 2008" becomes a bit wince-worthy in light of 2008's economic meltdown and the invention of an actual suicide machine in the same year.
- Fry's delighted reaction to realizing that everybody and everything he knew in the 20th century has gone (since he thought they didn't seem to like, care, or even respect him) seems much harsher when subsequent episodes such as "Luck of the Fryish", "Cold Warriors" and "Game of Tones" have shown that his family actually did love him and were worried about him when he went missing.
- One of the stations in the New New York tubeway system is given as "J.F.K., Jr. Airport". After the real-life John F. Kennedy, Jr. died when his private plane crashed, the line was replaced with "Radio City Mutant Hall" (though the original line can still be heard on the full-episode animatic that appears on Futurama volume one DVD).
YMMV / Futurama S 1 E 1 "Space Pilot 3000"