Trivia

  • The jobs Mr. Turner had were the same ones the other parents from the beginning of the episode had.
  • Apparently the Dimmsdale Space Station loses a lot of cool dads when they choose to stay with their family over going on a space trip after the dads learn that their children are happy with what their fathers are even if they don't have a cool job.
  • Crusher returns in Mr. Right.
  • Mr. Turner screaming like a girl has one of its biggest roles yet.
  • People actually looked up Cooljobs.wand, actually believing it to be a real website.
  • Mr. Turner screamed like a girl at the beginning of this episode and he screamed in a similar way to how he screamed in Dream Goat.
  • Mr. Turner's age is revealed, he is 42.

Allusions

  • Apple Inc. - Mr. Turner's laptop has a pear symbol on it, which is a parody of that multinational corporation.
  • Looney Tunes - Crusher McPerson is a parody of The Crusher from the Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show.

Running Gags

  • Timmy's friends laughing at Mr. Turner.
  • Whenever Mr. Turner gets hurt, he is seen with casts or bandages.
  • Every time someone uses the built-in toilet in the astronaut suit, it beeps like a ringtone.
  • Characters using a joke by talking about Uranus being an actual planet. This may also be treated as a double entendre.
  • Crusher breaking pencils in the flashback.

Goofs

  • As soon as Timmy's dad was about to touch the finish line then stopped, the next scene he was much further away.
  • If you look closely at the student to Crusher's right, the student didn't pick up his/her pencil at all in the flashback of Crusher.

Quotes

Wanda: Oh no! those kids made your dad cry!
Cosmo: Yeah. Usually, it takes a monkey or a bowl of pudding to do that!

Mr. Turner: I'm going to Uranus. It's a planet, who knew?

Mr. Turner: Besides, it's not like they were laughing at me.
Kids: [outside the window, laughing at Dad]

Mr. Turner: [to kids in the audience] Hi kids! My name is Timmy's dad.

Wanda: [in computer] You have chosen (voice changes to male announcer voice) "racecar driver" (voice reverts back to normal) as your next cool job!

Mr. Turner: Pencils, why have you betrayed me?!

Mr. Turner: [screams like a little girl]

Production Notes

  • Although this episode premiered in 2003, it was produced in 2002 according to the credits.

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