Then they reference Ally McBeal.
And they did so awesomely.
"Single female lawyer
Fighting for her clients
Wearing sexy miniskirts
And being self-reliant."
Add that to the first appearance of the Omnicronians and Zoidberg being hilarious just by saying "Gracias" and you've got one of my favourite episodes.
I love season 1. Not as fast paced and zany as later seasons, but still wonderful.