This marks the first time Hermes meets scruffy, the janitor. Almost every time a main character meets him, the conversation goes the same: Main character "who are you?" Scruffy "I'm Scruffy, the janitor."
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This marks the first of three occasions that the Planet Express ship is given a new paint job. The second and third times both occur in the episode "The Inhuman Torch" (2013). In that episode, as in this one, the ship is once again painted (fire engine) red, after briefly painted gold with Professor Farnsworth's fireproof paint.