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Futurama character
Bender Bending Rodríguez
Bender Bending Rodríguez
Species Robot
Planet of origin Earth (built in Tijuana, Mexico)
Job Assistant Manager of Sales of Planet Express Delivery Company
First appearance Space Pilot 3000
Voiced by John DiMaggio

Bender (full name Bender Unit #22 aka Bender Bending Rodríguez), designated Bending Unit 22, is a fictional robot character in the animated television series Futurama. He is voiced by John DiMaggio. In the series, Bender plays the role of a comic anti-hero, and is described by Leela as an "alcoholic, whore-mongering, chain-smoking gambler".[1] He was built in Mexico and other characters refer to his "swarthy Latin charm"[2], though he does not speak with a Mexican accent. He is also prejudiced against non-robots, often expressing an urge to "kill all humans".[3]

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Role

Bender serves as a member of Hubert J. Farnsworth's delivery crew, being the chef for the often long trips through space to deliver goods for Planet Express. He is one of Fry's closest friends, though the relationship is often one sided. Bender is a heavy drinker, smoker, and gambler and has been known as "pure evil". He has a mostly voluntary morality and constantly steals, ranging from the petty theft of wallets to much higher crimes like kidnapping Jay Leno's head due to their long feud and stealing Fry's blood. Bender is a robot built by Mom's Friendly Robot Company at its plant in Tijuana, Mexico.

He is a Bending-Unit 22, serial number 2716057, and chassis number 1729. He weighs about five hundred and twenty five pounds.[4] He was created for the task of bending metal girders for the construction of suicide booths. Bender attended Bending State University, where he majored in Bending and minored in Robo-American studies. He was also a member of Epsilon Rho Rho ('ΕΡΡ' is shown as 'ERR' in the episode Mars University) (a.k.a. Robot House), a robot fraternity; here he gained notoriety for one night in which he chugged ten kegs of beer, streaked across campus, and stuffed fifty-eight people into a telephone booth (many of which were children). While different creation processes have been shown, David X. Cohen stated that the viewer has only been shown Bender emerging from the machine that created him, while what happened inside the machine was not revealed.[5]

As a state-of-the-art bending unit, he has extraordinary strength and has bent some rather impressive objects. This includes enormous steel girders marked "UN-BENDABLE", the Professor's spine (both ways) and even a vertical brick wall. He has shown incredible feats of strength, such as breaking through solid concrete walls, surviving incredible amounts of gunfire, pushing the Planet Express ship's exhaust to one side, managing to survive at the very bottom of the exact center of the Atlantic Ocean, and diving into magma. He is also a technologically advanced robot, as he is able to record audio on a tape, act as a subway train on train track rails, spit fire, connect to the Internet through a port on his head, shock people with electricity and extend his arms and legs to extremely long lengths. He is also able to extend his eyes out and can have his entire body harmlessly disassembled and extend his head out and move it around freely without moving the rest of his body.

Bender is shown throughout the series as having a secret desire to be a folk musician that only manifests itself when a magnet is placed on/near his head ("Magnets screw up my inhibition unit," he explains). This desire is finally fulfilled in the episode "Bendin' in the Wind": an accident involving a giant can opener leaves Bender with a severely ripped-open chest and paralyzed from the neck down, and an encounter with Beck during his hospitalization leads to him becoming his lead washboard, and the two teaming for a musical tour that turns Bender into a folk hero for other broken robots, only for his career to end when he recovers from the damage.

Bender is also fascinated with cooking, being the Planet Express ship's chef, though he is shown to have no sense of actual human taste. In his first attempt, he creates a dinner for the crew that is so disgusting they gag, then tells them that the salt content is 10% below a lethal dose (Dr. Zoidberg remarks that he shouldn't have had seconds). In "The Problem with Popplers", he creates dinner consisting of nothing but capers and baking soda, and expresses the belief that humans eat rocks. He seems to improve his cooking skills over the series, cooking a lavish cake for Nibbler's birthday party and beating Elzar for the title of Iron Cook (though he uses a potion called "The Essence of Pure Flavor," consisting of water and a generous portion of LSD to make the judges hallucinate that his food tastes good). In Into the Wild Green Yonder he expresses his mistake of baking prison guards a cake thinking nutmeg was a natural human sleep drug.

As a robot, Bender possesses an incredible amount of patience. In the series and movies, he is shown to wait over a thousand years in sand after his head is lost during a trip back in time to 1947, and many thousands of years in subterranean caverns under New York (Although on this occasion he was also in the presence of multiple alternate versions of himself that had previously made the same 'trip'). Despite the long wait, it is suggested that Bender does not power down, apparently enjoying his own company so much that he does not consider it necessary. However, in one episode, he shows next to no patience as a one time joke.

Bender's constant drinking stems from the fact that he needs alcohol to power his fuel cells; the process generates waste gases and heat, which he often expels as a flaming belch (although it's not always a belch). Although alcohol is thus a necessity for Bender rather than a vice, he apparently drinks far more than he requires, contributing to his characterization as an alcoholic ("Hell Is Other Robots" reveals that robots can function equally well on mineral oil instead of alcohol, also contributing to the perception of Bender's alcohol use as a vice). If Bender is deprived of alcohol, for instance during periods of depression, he ceases to function properly and shows signs similar to human drunkenness, including developing a rust 5 o'clock shadow.

In addition to consuming alcohol for energy, he also has a nuclear pile, as seen in "Godfellas". When he is sufficiently frightened or sickened, bricks fall from his backside (a reference to the slang "shitting bricks"), as seen in "Space Pilot 3000", The Beast with a Billion Backs and "Bendin' in the Wind". When sufficiently fascinated by something, he may pull out a camera and snap a picture, adding the catchphrase "Neat!" In addition to drinking, Bender also has an affinity for cigars. Unlike drinking alcohol for fuel, Bender tells Fry that he smokes cigars simply because they "make (him) look cool."

Despite being a robot, Bender has been seen to show emotion on many occasions, going so far as to shed a tear in "Crimes of the Hot", to the astonishment of Fry. One of the series' running jokes revolves around Bender having emotions, while technically he should be unfeeling. In his very first appearance, he tries to commit suicide via a suicide booth out of guilt for having unknowingly participated in creating suicide booths.

In the second Anthology of Interest, Bender proclaims, "I mean, being a robot's great but we don't have emotions and sometimes that makes me very sad".[6] Bender can perform many functions that are often regarded as exclusive to humans, such as whistling, snoring, having bloodshot eyes, crying, feeling at the least physical attraction, being tickled, dreaming, and belching. Despite these anthropomorphic characteristics, he can function in the vacuum of space, in the deep sea, or while submerged in lava for a short period. Bender is a classic narcissist, as seen in "The Farnsworth Parabox" when he seemingly falls in love with an alternate gold plated version of himself, stating that he has finally found someone "as great as me". In Bender's Big Score he converses with time-duplicates of himself under New New York in a limestone cavern for thousands of years because he is so in love with himself. Despite these human characteristics, Bender has no detectable soul, as seen in "Obsoletely Fabulous" when he passes through a 'soul detector' without an alarm sounding.

Bender's family is rarely seen in the show. However, it is known that his mother was an Industrial robot. On several occasions he meets with another bending unit of the same manufacturer, Flexo, who looks and sounds exactly like him except for an arbitrary metal goatee. Flexo is later revealed to be the good twin despite the goatee, while Bender is the evil twin. Bender also claims to have an identical cousin named Buster. It is also revealed that Bender has a young son who he willingly sent to Robot Hell in exchange for a robot army provided by the Robot Devil to get Fry's attention in The Beast with a Billion Backs. He also has an Aunt Rita, a screw, however this is only mentioned in a dream-sequence of Leela's, and may not be true, and in Beast with a Billion Backs, during the Deathball sequence, Bender claims his grandmother was a bulldozer.

Bender's relationships with the crew of Planet Express vary from person to person, although he treats nearly all biological organisms with disdain. The only one of his friends who he has openly shown affection for is Fry, his best friend and roommate. "Of all the friends I've had, (he is) the first." Although he is verbally and physically abusive towards Fry and considers him to be vastly inferior to himself, he has been shown to care for him a great deal. In Jurassic Bark he states that he loves Fry "the way a human loves a dog", and in "I Second That Emotion" when Bender gets jealous of Nibbler and flushes him down the toilet, a distraught Leela asks how he would feel if she did the same to Fry, effectively describing Fry as Bender's pet (Bender responds with an apathetic "Only one way to find out."). He routinely takes advantage of his friends, framing them for crimes, robbing them, stealing Fry's blood on more than one occasion, stealing Fry's power of attorney, using Fry's body to smash open a window, stealing jewelry from Amy, and using Zoidberg in various get-rich-quick schemes, although it is probable he doesn't consider Dr. Zoidberg a friend since in "Obsoletely Fabulous" Bender begged the 1X Robot to "save (his) friends and Zoidberg" (Though it is seen that he helps Zoidbergs from time to time, as seen in "That's Lobstertainment"). He even betrays Leela to Zapp when she becomes a wanted criminal out of jealousy of her steadily growing rap sheet in Into the Wild Green Yonder, only to break her out of prison to make sure his own rap sheet is longer than hers. Although he regularly frustrates the group, they have demonstrated a certain affection for him as well; during "How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back" the entire crew travelled to the Central Bureaucracy to recover his brain after Morgan Proctor downloaded it onto a disc and sent it away, Hermes Conrad subsequently risking his bureaucratic license to locate the disc with Bender's brain on it by sorting the entire pile in just under four minutes. In this episode when Amy asked why they had to fix him, after being met with a brief period of uncertain silence, Leela responded with "Those arguments aside, we're still going."

Bender is known for his catchphrase "Bite my shiny metal ass", which he uses nearly every episode throughout the series and sometimes varying the phrase. Bender also has the catchphrases "Boned" and "Cheese it!" Also, when referring to himself, Bender frequently refers to himself in the first and third person (saying things like, "No, it's just me. Bender.")

Bender's metallurgical composition is occasionally mentioned, and he has inconsistently claimed in various instances to be some combination of 30% iron, 40% titanium, 40% lead, 40% zinc, 40% dolomite and a .04% nickel (impossibly totaling 190.04% of his composite material). His titanium composition is confirmed in "A Head in the Polls", in which he sells his body during a titanium shortage. His dolomite composition is supported in "Jurassic Bark" when he survives a swim through a pool of magma, which the Professor suggested was only possible for objects made of this mineral (In the commentary for this episode, David X. Cohen points out that since dolomite is a mineral, it could be composed of the other pure metals in his body. However, excluding the dolomite would still only bring the total composite down to 150%). In "A Pharaoh to Remember", Professor Farnsworth revealed that Bender has a .04% Nickel impurity. In further mathematically incorrect contrast to his metal components he is described as made from an osmium alloy, which would then be exceeding 40%.

Due to complications in the episode "Roswell That Ends Well", Bender's head is 1055 years older than the rest of his body, and since "Bender's Big Score"- during which multiple versions of himself travelled back in time to as far back as Ancient Egypt before waiting out the intervening centuries in the stone caverns underneath Planet Express, Bender's age is possibly many thousands of years old.

Character

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Creation

The name Bender was chosen by series creator Matt Groening as an homage to the character John Bender from The Breakfast Club.[7] The design for Bender went through multiple changes before reaching its final state. One of the decisions which Matt Groening found to be particularly difficult was whether Bender's head should be square or round. Initially he worked under the idea that all robots would have square heads in 3000; however, it was later decided that Bender's head should be round, a visual play on the idea that Bender is a "round peg in a square hole".[8] Bender's antennae, which would have been positioned in place of his ears, were also changed to give him a more streamlined appearance.[8] Groening later states in commentary for the episode "Crimes of the Hot" that the robot built by Professor Farnsworth in that episode is very similar to the original design for Bender.[9]

Casting

When casting for Futurama, Bender's voice was the most difficult to cast, in part because the show's creators had not yet decided what a robot should sound like.[10] Because of this, every voice actor who auditioned, no matter for what character, was asked to also read for Bender. After about 300 auditions, series co-creator David X. Cohen even attempted to audition after being told he sounded like a robot.[11] John DiMaggio was eventually chosen for the role after his second audition. He originally auditioned using his Bender voice for the role of Professor Farnsworth and used a different voice for Bender.[12] DiMaggio has noted that he had difficulty singing as Bender in "Hell Is Other Robots" because he was forced to sing the harmony part in a low key.[13]

Reception and cultural influence

Bender (being the show's breakout character) has made several cameos in different episodes of The Simpsons, another series by Matt Groening. Within The Simpsons, Bender has appeared in episodes "Future-Drama", "Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade", "Missionary: Impossible". He also appears as one of the enemies, along with Doctor Zoidberg, in The Simpsons Game.

In 2008, Bender took second place behind the Terminator in a poll for the "Baddest Movie Robot" on Techradar.com.[14]

A reference to Bender is made as a cameo in the 2008 release of Firefox 3.0 and subsequent releases. When about:robots is typed into the address bar, the browser displays a page showing the Firefox robot and references to various pop culture robots, the last stating: "Robots have shiny metal posteriors which should not be bitten."

Bender also appears credited with his full name on the Special Thanks section in the Contra 4 credits.[15]

The song "Bend It Like Bender!" from the Devin Townsend Project album Addicted, is a direct reference to Bender, and contains the quote, "Game's over, losers! I have all the money!"

Bender is currently nominated for the Robot Hall of Fame.

Bender appeared as resident of the rough spaceport CSSB-16 in the comic story Wreckers Finale: Part 1 by Fun Publications.

Bender appears as a welders mask in 52 as seen here. [1]

Bender has a cameo appearance in Blue Harvest in the Cantina scene in a booth.

References

  1. ^ "Crimes of the Hot"
  2. ^ http://www.futurama-madhouse.com.ar/scripts/4acv06.shtml
  3. ^ "Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV"
  4. ^ "Raging Bender"
  5. ^ Cohen, David X. (2003). Futurama season 4 DVD commentary for the episode "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles". [DVD]. 20th Century Fox. 
  6. ^ http://www.imsdb.com/transcripts/Futurama-Anthology-Of-Interest-II.html
  7. ^ "Intellectual Names". Sci-Fi Baby Names: 500 Out-of-this-world Baby Names from Anakin to Zardoz. pp. 119. 
  8. ^ a b Sterngold, James (2008-06-10). "Bringing an Alien And a Robot to Life; The Gestation of the Simpsons' Heirs". New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CEFDF173EF931A15754C0A96F958260. 
  9. ^ Groening, Matt. (2003). Futurama season 4 DVD commentary for the episode "Crimes of the Hot". [DVD]. 20th Century Fox. 
  10. ^ Cohen, David X. (2003). Futurama season 1 DVD commentary for the episode "Space Pilot 3000". [DVD]. 20th Century Fox. 
  11. ^ Cohen, David X. (2003). Futurama season 1 DVD commentary for the episode "The Series Has Landed". [DVD]. 20th Century Fox. 
  12. ^ Dimaggio, John. (2003). Futurama season 1 DVD commentary for the episode "Space Pilot 3000". [DVD]. 20th Century Fox. 
  13. ^ Dimaggio, John. (2003). Futurama season 1 DVD commentary for the episode "Hell Is Other Robots". [DVD]. 20th Century Fox. 
  14. ^ TechRadar staff (2008-06-10). "Baddest movie robot: the votes are in!". Techradar.com. http://www.techradar.com/news/world-of-tech/baddest-movie-robot-the-votes-are-in--389842. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  15. ^ http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/nds/a/contra4.htm

Template:Safesubst:
Futurama character
First appearance

"Space Pilot 3000"
Voiced by

John DiMaggio
Template:Safesubst:
Species Robot
Gender Male
Occupation Assistant Manager of Sales at Planet Express delivery company
Relatives Inspector: Hermes Conrad
Mother: Robot arm and/or Mom
Twin: Flexo
Uncle: Vladimir
Aunt: Rita
Son: Junior
Cousins: Buster, Turner
Origin

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Bender Bending Rodríguez, designated Bending Unit 22, is a fictional robot character in the animated television series Futurama. He was created by series creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen and is voiced by John DiMaggio. In the series, Bender plays the role of a comic anti-hero, and is described by Leela as an "alcoholic, whore-mongering, chain-smoking gambler".[1] He was built in Mexico and other characters refer to his "swarthy Latin charm",[2] though he does not speak with a Mexican accent or even know how to speak Spanish. He is also prejudiced against non-robots, often expressing an urge to "kill all humans", except his best friend, Fry.[3][4]

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Role in Futurama

Bender serves as a member of Professor Farnsworth's delivery crew, as the ship's cook for the Planet Express ship. He is one of Fry's closest friends, though the relationship is often one sided. Bender is a heavy drinker, smoker, and gambler and has been known as "pure evil", by other characters. Bender requires alcohol to fuel his power circuits, and enters an inebriated-like state when he does not consume enough. Bender often shows signs of sociopath-like behavior, as he is a pathological liar, and rarely shows empathy towards anyone. He has a mostly voluntary morality and constantly steals, ranging from the petty theft of wallets to much higher crimes like kidnapping Jay Leno's head due to their long feud and stealing Fry's blood. He also once stole Amy's earrings while giving her a hug.

Bender is a Bending Unit 22 model robot, with a serial number of 2716057 (an expressable of the sum of two cubes), and chassis number of 1729. He weighs approximately five hundred and twenty five pounds (235 kg).[5] Bender was built at a facility in Tijuana, Mexico by Mom's Friendly Robot Company, specifically for the task of bending metal girders for the construction of suicide booths. Bender attended Bending State University, where he majored in Bending and minored in Robo-American studies. He was also a member of Epsilon Rho Rho, a robot fraternity; here he gained notoriety for one night in which he chugged ten kegs of beer, streaked across campus, and stuffed fifty-eight people into a telephone booth. While different creation processes have been shown, David X. Cohen stated that the viewer has only been shown Bender emerging from the machine that created him, while what happened inside the machine was not revealed. In Hermes' flashback in Lethal Inspection, we can see Bender as a baby, though according to Bendless Love, he was built as an adult with memory of his birth, however a similar baby-form was shown in Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles. As Bender's memory of his birth is an adult form, it is possible what he remembered wasn't his birth, but a transfer to an adult body.[6] In "Rebirth", Bender's chassis is reconstructed from stem cells.

Character

Creation

The name Bender was chosen by series creator Matt Groening as an homage to the character John Bender from The Breakfast Club[7] (although the name was later used in reference to his job of bending girders). The design for Bender went through multiple changes before reaching its final state. One of the decisions which Matt Groening found to be particularly difficult was whether Bender's head should be square or round. Initially he worked under the idea that all robots would have square heads in 3000; however, it was later decided that Bender's head should be round, a visual play on the idea that Bender is a "round peg in a square hole".[8] Bender's antennae, which would have been positioned in place of his ears, were also changed to give him a more streamlined appearance.[8] Groening later states in commentary for the episode Crimes of the Hot that the robot built by Professor Farnsworth in that episode is very similar to the original design for Bender.[9]

Voice

When casting for Futurama, Bender's voice was the most difficult to cast, in part because the show's creators had not yet decided what a robot should sound like.[10] Because of this, every voice actor who auditioned, no matter for what character, was asked to also read for Bender. After about 300 auditions, series co-creator David X. Cohen even attempted to audition after being told he sounded like a robot.[11] John DiMaggio was eventually chosen for the role after his second audition. He originally auditioned using his Bender voice for the role of Professor Farnsworth and used a different voice for Bender.[12] He describes the voice he got the part with as a combination of a sloppy drunk, Slim Pickens and a character his college friend created named "Charlie the sausage-lover".[13] Casting directors liked that he made the character sound like a drunk, rather than an automaton. DiMaggio has noted that he had difficulty singing as Bender in "Hell Is Other Robots" because he was forced to sing the harmony part in a low key.[14]

Design

As a bending unit, Bender is shown to have extraordinary strength, even bending unconventional objects including enormous steel girders marked "UN-BENDABLE", Professor Farnsworth's spine and even a vertical brick wall. Bender is shown to be extremely durable and strong, as he is able to break through solid objects, survive gunfire and explosions, and survive underwater and in magma (Suffering minor damage). He is also portrayed as a technologically advanced robot, with numerous features superfluous to his original purpose. As such, Bender is able to record video and audio, extend his arms, legs and eyes, project imagery and create a laser light show with his head. Bender can also disassemble and reassemble his body at will, and each part can operate individually. In Bender Gets Made, Bender says he has a nose, but chooses not to wear it.

Bender's metallurgical composition is occasionally mentioned, and he has inconsistently claimed in various instances to be some combination of 30% iron, 40% titanium, 40% lead, 40% zinc, 40% dolomite, 40% chromium, 40-50% osmium, 0.04% nickel, and 60% storage space. His titanium composition is confirmed in A Head in the Polls, in which he sells his body during a titanium shortage. His dolomite composition is supported in Jurassic Bark when he survives a swim through a pool of magma, which the Professor suggested was only possible for objects made of this mineral. In A Pharaoh to Remember, Professor Farnsworth revealed that Bender has a .04% Nickel impurity. In Attack of the Killer App, Third World workers stripping Bender for scrap claim that he is 40% chromium. He is described as made from an osmium alloy, which would then be somewhere in between 40 and 50%.

Personality

Bender is shown throughout the series as having a secret desire to be a folk musician that only manifests itself when a magnet is placed on/near his head. This desire is finally fulfilled in the episode "Bendin' in the Wind": an accident involving a giant can opener leaves Bender with a severely ripped-open chest and paralyzed from the neck down, and an encounter with Beck during his hospitalization leads to him becoming his lead washboard, and the two teaming for a musical tour that turns Bender into a folk hero for other broken robots, only for his career to end when he recovers from the damage.

Bender is also fascinated with cooking, being the Planet Express ship's chef, though he is shown to have no sense of actual human taste. In his first attempt, he creates a dinner for the crew that is so disgusting they gag, then tells them that the salt content is 10% below a lethal dose (Dr. Zoidberg remarks that he "shouldn't have had seconds"). In "The Problem with Popplers", he creates dinner consisting of nothing but capers and baking soda, and expresses the belief that humans eat rocks. He seems to improve his cooking skills over the series, cooking a lavish cake for Nibbler's birthday party and beating Elzar for the title of Iron Cook (though he uses a potion called "The Essence of Pure Flavor," consisting of water and a generous portion of LSD to make the judges hallucinate that his food tastes good). In Into the Wild Green Yonder he expresses his mistake of baking prison guards a cake thinking nutmeg was a natural human sleep drug.

Bender also states, "I've always wanted to break in to gooning." in the episode, "Bender Gets Made."

As a robot, Bender possesses an incredible amount of patience. In the series and movies, he is shown to wait over a thousand years in sand after his head is lost during a trip back in time to 1947, and many thousands of years in subterranean caverns under New York (Although on this occasion he was also in the presence of multiple alternate versions of himself that had previously made the same 'trip'). Despite the long wait, it is suggested that Bender does not power down, apparently enjoying his own company so much that he does not consider it necessary. However, in one episode, he shows next to no patience as a one time joke.

Bender's constant drinking stems from the fact that he needs booze to power his fuel cells; the process generates waste gases and heat, which he often expels as a flaming belch (although it is not always a belch). Although booze is thus a necessity for Bender rather than a vice, he apparently drinks far more than he requires, contributing to his characterization as an alcoholic ("Hell Is Other Robots" reveals that robots can function equally well on mineral oil instead of alcohol, also contributing to the perception of Bender's alcohol use as a vice). If Bender is deprived of alcohol, for instance during periods of depression, he ceases to function properly and shows signs similar to human drunkenness, including developing a rust 5 o'clock shadow.

In addition to consuming alcohol for energy, he also has a nuclear pile, as seen in "Godfellas". When he is sufficiently frightened or sickened, bricks fall from his backside (a reference to the slang "shitting bricks"), as seen in "Space Pilot 3000", The Beast with a Billion Backs and "Bendin' in the Wind". When sufficiently fascinated by something, he may pull out a camera and snap a picture, adding the catchphrase "Neat!" In addition to drinking, Bender also has an affinity for cigars. Unlike drinking alcohol for fuel, Bender tells Fry that he smokes cigars simply because they "make (him) look cool."

Despite being a robot, Bender has been seen to show emotion on many occasions, going so far as to shed a tear in "Crimes of the Hot", to the astonishment of Fry. One of the series' running jokes revolves around Bender having emotions, while technically he should be unfeeling. In his very first appearance, he tries to commit suicide via a suicide booth out of guilt for having unknowingly participated in creating suicide booths. Bender has also been known to be nonchalant to the point of appearing both uncaring and incredibly brave, even when faced with life-threatening situations.

In the second Anthology of Interest, Bender proclaims, "I mean, being a robot's great but we don't have emotions and sometimes that makes me very sad".[15] Bender can perform many functions that are often regarded as exclusive to humans, such as whistling, snoring, having bloodshot eyes, crying, feeling at the least physical attraction, being tickled, dreaming, and belching. Despite these anthropomorphic characteristics, he can function in the vacuum of space, in the deep sea, or while submerged in lava for a short period. Bender is a classic narcissist, as seen in "The Farnsworth Parabox" when he seemingly falls in love with an alternate gold plated version of himself, stating that he has finally found someone "as great as me". In Bender's Big Score he converses with time-duplicates of himself under New New York in a limestone cavern for thousands of years because he is so in love with himself. Despite these human characteristics, Bender has no detectable soul, as seen in "Obsoletely Fabulous" when he passes through a 'soul detector' without an alarm sounding.

Bender's family is rarely seen in the show. However, it is known that his mother was an Industrial robot however he often refers to Mom, the owner of the company that made him as his mother. On several occasions he meets with another bending unit of the same manufacturer, Flexo, who looks and sounds exactly like him except for an arbitrary metal goatee. Flexo is later revealed to be the good twin despite the goatee, while Bender is the evil twin (an apparent twist on the classic Star Trek episode "Mirror, Mirror"). Bender also claims to have an identical cousin named Buster. It is also revealed that Bender has a young son who he willingly sent to Robot Hell in exchange for a robot army provided by the Robot Devil to get Fry's attention in The Beast with a Billion Backs. He also has an Aunt Rita, a screw, however this is only mentioned in a dream-sequence of Leela's, and may not be true, and in Beast with a Billion Backs, during the Deathball sequence, Bender claims his grandmother was a bulldozer. In That Darn Katz! Bender claims he has a cousin named Turner, who is apparently an expert in turning, hence the name.

Bender's relationships with the crew of Planet Express vary from person to person, although he treats nearly all biological organisms with disdain. The only one of his friends who he has openly shown affection for is Fry, his best friend and roommate. "Of all the friends I've had, (he is) the first." Although he is verbally and physically abusive towards Fry and considers him to be vastly inferior to himself, he has been shown to care for him a great deal. In Jurassic Bark he states that he loves Fry "the way a human loves a dog", and in "I Second That Emotion" when Bender gets jealous of Nibbler and flushes him down the toilet, a distraught Leela asks how he would feel if she did the same to Fry, effectively describing Fry as Bender's pet (Bender responds with an apathetic "Only one way to find out."). He routinely takes advantage of his friends, framing them for crimes, robbing them, stealing Fry's blood on more than one occasion, stealing Fry's power of attorney, using Fry's body to smash open a window, stealing jewelry from Amy, and using Zoidberg in various get-rich-quick schemes, although it is probable he does not consider Dr. Zoidberg a friend since in "Obsoletely Fabulous" Bender begged the 1X Robot to "save (his) friends and Zoidberg" (Though it is seen that he helps Zoidberg from time to time, as seen in "That's Lobstertainment"). He even betrays Leela to Zapp when she becomes a wanted criminal out of jealousy of her steadily growing rap sheet in Into the Wild Green Yonder, only to break her out of prison to make sure his own rap sheet is longer than hers. Although he regularly frustrates the group, they have demonstrated a certain affection for him as well; during "How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back" the entire crew travelled to the Central Bureaucracy to recover his brain after Morgan Proctor downloaded it onto a disc and sent it away, Hermes Conrad subsequently risking his bureaucratic license to locate the disc with Bender's brain on it by sorting the entire pile in just under four minutes. In this episode, when Amy asked why they had to fix him, after being met with a brief period of uncertain silence, Leela responded with "Those arguments aside, we're still going."

Despite his often criminal and immoral attitude, Bender is not free of a soft side; he can feel guilt and remorse over his actions if he goes too far, even for his patterns, indicating that he is not selfish or unkind was he appears to be. In fact, Bender intends to commit suicide in Space Pilot 3000 due to his role in the creation of suicide booths. In Bendless Love, Bender intends to get rid of Flexo in order to gain the love of a fembot (Angelyne), but when the latter gets stuck under a gigantic steel girder, Angelyne shows sorrow for him. Bender decides that her happiness is more important than his own and he ends up saving Flexo. Also in Jurassic Bark, when Bender becomes jealous of Fry's petrified dog, Seymour, he decides to throws it in magma. But when he realizes how Fry becomes deeply hurt, Bender apologizes for his misbehavior and in the finale, he saves the dog. And in Godfellas, he becomes a god of a microscopical alien race (the shrimpkins), and start to abuse of his title by causing them to produce beer for him. But when his abuse causes their death, Bender cries in mourning and remorse.

Bender is known for his catchphrase "Bite my shiny metal ass", which he uses nearly every episode throughout the series and sometimes varying the phrase. Bender also has the catchphrases "Boned" and "Cheese it!" Also, when referring to himself, Bender frequently refers to himself in the first and third person.

He also is capable of calculating split-second timing while time-traveling as seen in Bender's Big Score where he is capable of calculating the exact second when he can appear from the undergroud cave, immediately after his counterpart has left for the past.

Due to complications in the episode "Roswell That Ends Well", Bender's head is 1055 years older than the rest of his body, and since "Bender's Big Score"- during which multiple versions of himself traveled back in time to as far back as Ancient Egypt before waiting out the intervening centuries in the stone caverns underneath Planet Express, Bender's age is possibly many thousands of years old, though he does at one point indicate that he is four.

Reception and cultural influence

Bender (being the show's breakout character) has made several cameos in different episodes of The Simpsons, another series by Matt Groening. Within The Simpsons, Bender has appeared in episodes "Future-Drama", "Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade", "Missionary: Impossible". He also appears as one of the enemies, along with Doctor Zoidberg, in The Simpsons Game.

In 2008, Bender took second place behind the Terminator in a poll for the "Baddest Movie Robot" on Techradar.com.[16]

A reference to Bender is made as a cameo in the 2008 release of Firefox 3.0 and subsequent releases. When about:robots is typed into the address bar, the browser displays a page showing the Firefox robot and references to various pop culture robots, the last stating: "Robots have shiny metal posteriors which should not be bitten."

Bender also appears credited with his full name on the Special Thanks section in the Contra 4 credits.[17]

The song "Bend It Like Bender!" from the Devin Townsend Project album Addicted, is a direct reference to Bender, and contains the quote, "Game's over, losers! I have all the money!"

Bender is currently nominated for the Robot Hall of Fame.

Bender appeared as resident of the rough spaceport CSSB-16 in the comic story Wreckers Finale: Part 1 by Fun Publications.

Bender appears as a welders mask in 52 as seen here. [1]

Bender has a cameo appearance in the Family Guy episode "The Splendid Source".

On the social networking site, MyYearbook, Bender is an emote on IM. Gender Bender is also an emote on IM. For the Bender Emote, you would put "(bender)" for the Bender emote and "(genderbender)" for the Gender Bender Emote.

References

Futurama portal
  1. ^ "Crimes of the Hot"
  2. ^ http://www.futurama-madhouse.com.ar/scripts/4acv06.shtml
  3. ^ "Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV"
  4. ^ "Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs"
  5. ^ "Raging Bender"
  6. ^ Cohen, David X. (2003). Futurama season 4 DVD commentary for the episode "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles". [DVD]. 20th Century Fox. 
  7. ^ "Intellectual Names". Sci-Fi Baby Names: 500 Out-of-this-world Baby Names from Anakin to Zardoz. pp. 119. 
  8. ^ a b Sterngold, James (2008-06-10). "Bringing an Alien And a Robot to Life; The Gestation of the Simpsons' Heirs". New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CEFDF173EF931A15754C0A96F958260. 
  9. ^ Groening, Matt. (2003). Futurama season 4 DVD commentary for the episode "Crimes of the Hot". [DVD]. 20th Century Fox. 
  10. ^ Cohen, David X. (2003). Futurama season 1 DVD commentary for the episode "Space Pilot 3000". [DVD]. 20th Century Fox. 
  11. ^ Cohen, David X. (2003). Futurama season 1 DVD commentary for the episode "The Series Has Landed". [DVD]. 20th Century Fox. 
  12. ^ Dimaggio, John. (2003). Futurama season 1 DVD commentary for the episode "Space Pilot 3000". [DVD]. 20th Century Fox. 
  13. ^ Itzkoff, Dave (2010-06-24). "‘Futurama’-Rama: Welcome Back to the World of Tomorrow". The New York Times. http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/24/futurama-rama-welcome-back-to-the-world-of-tomorrow/. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  14. ^ Dimaggio, John. (2003). Futurama season 1 DVD commentary for the episode "Hell Is Other Robots". [DVD]. 20th Century Fox. 
  15. ^ http://www.imsdb.com/transcripts/Futurama-Anthology-Of-Interest-II.html
  16. ^ TechRadar staff (2008-06-10). "Baddest movie robot: the votes are in!". Techradar.com. http://www.techradar.com/news/world-of-tech/baddest-movie-robot-the-votes-are-in--389842. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  17. ^ http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/nds/a/contra4.htm


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Futurama (1999–2003, 2007-) is an animated television series created by Matt Groening and David X. Cohen. Set in the year 3000, the series follows Philip J. Fry, a 20th century human who was cryogenically frozen in the year 1999, and his friends and coworkers at the Planet Express delivery company.

Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4
Space Pilot 3000 I Second That Emotion Amazon Women in the Mood Kif Gets Knocked Up A Notch
The Series Has Landed Brannigan Begin Again Parasites Lost Leela's Homeworld
I, Roommate A Head in the Polls A Tale of Two Santas Love and Rocket
Love's Labors Lost in Space Xmas Story The Luck of the Fryrish Less Than Hero
Fear of a Bot Planet Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love? The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz A Taste of Freedom
A Fishful of Dollars Lesser of Two Evils Bendless Love Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV
My Three Suns Put Your Head on my Shoulder The Day The Earth Stood Stupid Jurassic Bark
A Big Piece of Garbage Raging Bender That's Lobstertainment Crimes of the Hot
Hell Is Other Robots A Bicyclops Built For Two The Cyber House Rules Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles
A Flight to Remember A Clone of My Own Where the Buggalo Roam The Why of Fry
Mars University How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back Insane in the Mainframe Where No Fan Has Gone Before
When Aliens Attack The Deep South The Route of All Evil The Sting
Fry and the Slurm Factory Bender Gets Made Bendin' in the Wind Bend Her
Mother's Day Time Keeps on Slippin' Obsoletely Fabulous
The Problem With Popplers I Dated a Robot The Farnsworth Parabox
Anthology of Interest I A Leela of Her Own Three Hundred Big Boys
War Is the H-Word A Pharaoh to Remember Spanish Fry
The Honking Anthology of Interest II Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings
The Cryonic Woman Roswell That Ends Well
Godfellas
Future Stock
The 30% Iron Chef

Season 1

Space Pilot 3000

Fry: Whoa…a real live robot; or is that some kind of cheesy New Year's costume?
Bender: Bite my shiny metal ass.
Fry: It doesn't look so shiny to me.
Bender: Shinier than yours, meatbag.

Fry: Why would a robot need to drink?
Bender: I don't need to drink. I can quit anytime I want!

The Series Has Landed

Leela: Fry, we have a crate to deliver.
Fry: Well, let's just dump it in the sewer and say we delivered it.
Bender: Too much work. Let's burn it and say we dumped it in the sewer.
Leela: OK, if everyone's finished being stupid—
Fry: I had more, but you go ahead.
Leela: We'll go deliver this crate like professionals, and then we'll go home.
Fry: But I've never been to the moon!
Leela: Ok, we'll go deliver this crate like professionals, and then we'll go ride the bumper cars.

Amy: Leela's gonna kill me.
Bender: No, she'll probably make me do it.

I, Roommate

[Professor Farnsworth is talking on the phone.]
Professor Farnsworth: Oh, how awful. Did he at least die painlessly? ...To shreds, you say. Well, how is his wife holding up? ...To shreds, you say!

Bender: Of all the friends I've had... you're the first.

Love's Labors Lost in Space

Zapp Brannigan: Kif, I have made it with a woman. Inform the men.

Leela: Look, last night was a mistake.
Zapp Brannigan: A sexy mistake.
Leela: No, just a regular mistake.

Fear of a Bot Planet

Robot #1: Administer the test.
Robot #2: Which of the following would you most prefer? A: a puppy, B: a pretty flower from your sweetie, or C: a large properly formatted data file?
Robot #1: Choose!
Fry: Uh, is the puppy mechanical in any way?
Robot #2: No, it is the bad kind of puppy.
Leela: Then we'll go with that data file!
Robot #2: Correct!
Robot #1: The flower would also have been acceptable.

Fry: We're rescuing ya.
Bender: I don't want to be rescued.
Fry: Say what?
Bender: I love this planet! I've got wealth, fame, and access to the depths of sleaze that those things bring.

A Fishful of Dollars

[Fry starts playing an audio tape recording of Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back."]
Leela: Fry, you can't just sit here in the dark listening to classical music.
Fry: I could if you hadn't turned on the light and shut off my stereo.

Fry: I found what I need. And it's not friends, it's things.
Bender: I'm a thing.

My Three Suns

Leela: This is my first visit to the Galaxy of Terror and I'd like it to be a pleasant one.

Fry: It's just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus. All year long, the grasshopper kept burying acorns for winter, while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched TV. But then the winter came, and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all his acorns. Also he got a race car. Is any of this getting through to you?

A Big Piece of Garbage

Professor Farnsworth: I daresay that Fry has discovered the smelliest object in the known universe!
Bender: Ooh, name it after me!

[The Planet Express crew have watched an online movie about the solution to the garbage problem in New York.]
Fry: Wow, you got that off the Internet? In my day, the Internet was only used to download pornography.
Professor Farnsworth: Actually, that's still true.
[In the movie]
Female Scientist: Now that the, uh, garbage ball is in space, Doctor, perhaps you can help me with my sexual inhibitions?
Male Scientist: With gusto.

Hell Is Other Robots

Bender: Hey, what kinda party is this? There's no booze and only one hooker.

Professor Farnsworth: Oh, why couldn't he have picked a more mainstream religion, like Oprahism, or voodoo?

A Flight to Remember

Bender: You guys go on without me! I'm going to go... look for more stuff to steal!
Fry: You're going back for the Countess, aren't you?
Bender: Oh, all right, I am. But if anything happens to me, tell them I died robbing some old man.
Fry: I'll tell them you went down prying the wedding ring off his cold, dead finger.
Bender: I love you, buddy!

Countess de LaRoca: Bender, you risked your life to save me!
Bender: And I'd do it again! And perhaps a third time! But that would be it.

Mars University

Professor Farnsworth: Oh, I always feared he might run off like this. Why, why, why didn't I break his legs?

Guenter: All I want is to be a monkey of moderate intelligence who wears a suit... that's why I'm transferring to business school!
Professor Farnsworth: Noooooo!

When Aliens Attack

Zapp Brannigan: The key to victory is discipline, and that means a well made bed. You will practice until you can make your bed in your sleep.
Fry: You mean while I'm sleeping in it?
Zapp Brannigan: You won't have time for sleeping, soldier, not with all the bed making you'll be doing.

Zapp Brannigan: The alien mothership is in orbit here. If we can hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate.

Fry and the Slurm Factory

Professor Farnsworth: Who are those horrible orange creatures over there?
Glermo: Why, those are the Grunka-Lunkas! They work here in the Slurm factory.
Professor Farnsworth: Tell them I hate them.

Glermo: You'll have all the Slurm you can drink when you're partying with Slurms McKenzie!
Fry: When will that be?
Glermo: Soon enough.
Fry: That's not soon enough!

Season 2

I Second That Emotion

Professor Farnsworth: And so we say goodbye to our beloved pet, Nibbler, who's gone to a place where I, too, hope one day to go. The toilet.

Bender: You guys realize you live in a sewer, right?
Dwayne: Perhaps, but perhaps your civilization is merely the sewer of an even greater society above you!
Leela: No. We're on the top.
Fry: Daylight and everything.
Vyolet: It must be wonderful.
Bender: Meh.

Brannigan, Begin Again

Zapp Brannigan: Throw her in the brig.
Fry: We don't have a brig.
Zapp Brannigan: Then throw her in the laundry room, which will hereafter be referred to as "the brig".

Zapp Brannigan: Oh Leela! You're the only person I could turn to; you're the only person who ever loved me.
Leela: I never loved you.
Zapp Brannigan: I meant physically. Look, perhaps you could let me work for a little food? I could clean the floors or paint a fence, or service you sexually?
Leela: You wouldn't know how to do any of those.
Zapp Brannigan: Kif might!

A Head in the Polls

Bender: Ah, yes! John Quincy Adding Machine. He struck a chord with the voters when he pledged not to go on a killing spree.
Professor Farnsworth: But, like most politicians, he promised more than he could deliver.

Morbo: Morbo will now introduce tonight's candidates... PUNY HUMAN NUMBER ONE, PUNY HUMAN NUMBER TWO, and Morbo's good friend, Richard Nixon.
Richard Nixon's Head: Hello Morbo, how's the family?
Morbo: Belligerent and numerous.
Richard Nixon's Head: Good man. Nixon's pro-war and pro-family.

Xmas Story

Professor Farnsworth: Dear God, they'll be killed on our doorstep! And there's no trash pickup until January 3rd.

Bender: I'm very generous. What about that time I gave blood?
Fry: Whose blood?
Bender: Eh, some guy's.

Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?

Dr. Zoidberg: Hmm, this love intrigues me. Teach me to fake it!

Dr. Zoidberg: Now Fry, it's been a few years since medical school, so remind me. Disemboweling in your species: fatal or non-fatal?
Fry: Fatal.
Dr. Zoidberg: [hands Bender a wad of dollar bills] Large bet on myself in round one.

Lesser of Two Evils

Voice on T.V.: Is today's hectic lifestyle making you tense and impatient?
Bender: Shut up and get to the point!

Fry: Bender?! You stole the atom.
Bender: I can explain. It's very valuable.

Put Your Head on my Shoulder

Fry: Hey, tell me something. You've got all this money. How come you always dress like you're doing your laundry?
Amy: I guess because my parents keep telling me to be more ladylike. As though!
Fry: I've been there. My folks were always on me to groom myself and wear underpants. What am I, the pope?
Amy: Yeah, and if you were the pope they'd be all, "Straighten your pope hat." And "Put on your good vestments."

Bender: Ah, computer dating. It's like pimping, but you rarely have to use the phrase "upside your head."

Raging Bender

Professor Farnsworth: Good news, everyone! I've taught the toaster to feel love!

George Foreman: As an interesting side note, as a head without a body, I envy the dead.
Rich Little: No argument here.

A Bicyclops Built For Two

Bender: Behold, the internet.
Fry: My God, it's full of ads!

[Bender is disguised as a sexy nurse, talking to a chat room participant.]
Bender: Hi, I'm a naughty nurse, and I really need someone to talk to. $9.95 a minute.
Chat room participant: Oh, you're a dollar naughtier than most.
[He hands Bender the money.]
Bender: So, how 'bout them Knicks?

A Clone of My Own

Cubert: Your explanations are pure weapons grade balognium. It's all impossible.
Professor Farnsworth: Nothing is impossible. Not if you can imagine it. That's what being a scientist is all about.
Cubert: No, that's what being a magical elf is all about.

Professor Farnsworth: Goodbye, cruel world. Goodbye, cruel lamp. Goodbye, cruel velvet drapes, lined with what would appear to be some sort of cruel muslin and the cute little pom-pom curtain pull cords. Cruel though they may be...

How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back

[Hermes is threatening to jump off a building.]
Planet Express Crew: No! Don't jump!
Bender: Do a flip!

Number 1.0: Guards! Give me the forms I need to fill out to have her taken away!

The Deep South

[Fry is presented with an egg-sized pill which will allow him to withstand the pressure underwater.]
Fry: Are you crazy? I can't swallow that.
Professor Farnsworth Well, then good news! It's a suppository.

Leela: Where's Fry?
Bender: I didn't kill him. Professor?
Professor Farnsworth: No, I've been busy.

Bender Gets Made

Supplicant: Please, Don-Bot... look into your hard drive, and open your mercy file!
Don-Bot: File not found.

Don-Bot: Alright, let's mafia things up a bit. Joey, burn down the ship. Clamps, burn down the crew.

Mother's Day

Professor Farnsworth: Good news, everyone! There's a report on TV with some very bad news!

Greeting Card: Come, Comrade Bender! We must take to the streets!
Bender: Um, is this the boring, peaceful kind of taking to the streets?
Greeting Card: No! The kind with looting and maybe starting a few fires!
Bender: Yes! In your face, Gandhi!

The Problem With Popplers

Fry: They're like sex, except I'm having them!

Professor Farnsworth: There's one way and only one way to determine if an animal is intelligent. Dissect its brain!

Anthology of Interest I

Professor Farnsworth: You've killed me! Oh, you've killed me!
Leela: Oh God, what have I done?
Professor Farnsworth: I just told you! You've killed me!

Hermes: What are you hacking off? Is it my torso?! It is! My precious torso!

War Is the H-Word

Bender: This is the worst kind of discrimination: the kind against me!

Soldier: This is the worst part. The calm before the battle.
Fry: And then the battle's not so bad?
Soldier: Oh right. I forgot about the battle. [whimpers]

The Honking

Bender: And until then, I can never die?
Fortune-Telling Robot: Who said that? SURE you can die! [pulls out big gun] You want to die?!
Bender: No! I want to live! There are still too many things I don't own!

Calculon: I was all of history's great robot actors - Acting Unit 0.8; Thespomat; David Duchovny!

The Cryonic Woman

Fry: Michelle, I don't regret this, but I both rue and lament it.

Dr. Zoidberg: For one beautiful night I knew what it was like to be a grandmother. Subjugated, yet honored.

Season 3

Amazon Women in the Mood

Fry: Goodbye, friends. I never thought I'd die like this. But I always really hoped.

Zapp Brannigan: We need rest. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is spongy and bruised.

Parasites Lost

Professor Farnsworth: Anyhoo, your net-suits will allow you to experience Fry's worm infested bowels as if you were actually wriggling through them.
Dr. Zoidberg: There's no part of that sentence I didn't like!

Fry: It's like a party in my mouth and everybody's throwing up!

A Tale of Two Santas

Bender: Isn't it true that you have been paid for your testimony?
Pramala: Yes. You gave me a dollar and some candy.
Bender: And yet you haven't said what I told you to say! How can any of us trust you?

Fry: I'm Santa Claus!
Hermes: No, I'm Santa Claus!
Amy: We're also Santa Claus!
Dr. Zoidberg: And I'm his friend Jesus.
Mayor: You guys aren't Santa! You're not even robots. How dare you lie in front of Jesus?

The Luck of the Fryrish

Young Fry: Ah, the Breakfast Club soundtrack! I can't wait til I'm old enough to feel ways about stuff!

Fry: Leela, Bender, we're going grave robbing.
Bender: I'll get my kit!

The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz

Free Waterfall Sr.: If rubbin' frozen dirt in your crotch is wrong, hey I don't wanna be right.

Hyperchicken: Son, as your lawyer, I declare y'all are in a 12-piece bucket o' trouble. But I done struck you a deal: Five hours of community service cleanin' up that ol' mess you caused.
Bender: Five hours? Aw, man! Couldn't you just got me the death penalty?

Bendless Love

Bender: That's right, baby. I ain't your loverboy Flexo, the guy you love so much. You even love anyone pretending to be him!
Angleyne: Maybe I love you so much I love you no matter who you are pretending to be.
Bender: Oh how I wish I could believe or understand that! There's only one reasonable course of action now: kill Flexo!

Professor Farnsworth (bent 90 degrees backwards): Incidentally, you have a dime up your nose.
Fry: I wish! It's a nickel.

The Day the Earth Stood Stupid

Big Brain: Foolish human race! Organizing your knowledge by category just made it easier to absorb. Dewey, you fool! Your decimal system has played right into my hands!

Morbo: Morbo can't understand his teleprompter because he forgot how you say that letter that's shaped like a man wearing a hat.
Linda: It's a 'T'. It goes 'tuh'.
Morbo: Hello, little man. I will destroy you!

That's Lobstertainment

Bender: Calculon is gonna kill us and it's all everybody else's fault!

Calculon: Nay, I respect and admire Harold Zoid too much to beat him to death with his own Oscar.

The Cyber House Rules

Amy: What are their names?
Bender: Kids have names?
Orphan: My name is Nina, this is Albert—
Bender: —And from now on you're all named Bender Jr.

Orphan: Daddy Bender, we're hungry.
Bender: What's with you kids? Every other day it's food, food, food. [pause] Alright, I'll get you some stupid food.
Orphan: Can we have Bender Burgers again?
Bender: No! The cat shelter's on to me.

Where the Buggalo Roam

Martian: I am Singing Wind, Chief of the Martians.
Zapp Brannigan: Take me to your leader!
Martian: Moving along...

Zapp Brannigan: [introducing himself] I am the man with no name, Zapp Brannigan!

Insane in the Mainframe

Leela: OK, this has gotta stop. I'm going to remind Fry of his humanity the way only a woman can.
Farnsworth: You're going to do his laundry?

Leela: Fry! Stay back! He's too powerful!
Fry: Negative, bossy meat creature!

The Route of All Evil

Bender: I guess if you want children beaten, you have to do it yourself.

Dwight: Can I use the gun?
Hermes: What kind of a father would I be if I said no?

Bendin' in the Wind

Dr. Zoidberg: It's toe-tappingly tragic!

Beck: You, minion. Lift my arm. [a stagehand lifts his arm] AFTER HIM!

Time Keeps on Slippin'

Leela: I don't know what you did, Fry, but once again, you screwed up! Now all the planets are gonna start cracking wise about our mamas.
Hermes: I'm just glad my fat, ugly mama isn't alive to see this day.
Professor Farnsworth: Enough about your promiscuous mother, Hermes! We have bigger problems.

Professor Farnsworth: Doomsday device? Ah, now the ball's in Farnsworth's court!
[Farnsworth presses a button, revealing an arsenal of doomsday weapons.]
Professor Farnsworth: I suppose I could part with one and still be feared…

I Dated a Robot

Professor Farnsworth: Oh dear! She's stuck in an infinite loop, and he's an idiot! Well, that's love for you.

Bender: Humans dating robots is sick. You people wonder why I'm still single? It's 'cause all the fine robot sisters are dating humans!
Leela: Bender, this is Fry's decision... and he made it wrong. So it's time for us to interfere in his life.

A Leela of Her Own

Bender: Hey, you add a one and two zeros to that or we walk!
Leela: How much did you make me?
Bender: One hundred dollars.

[Leela is signing autographs.]
Leela: Who am I making this out to?
Girl: Ummm…to eBay?
Leela: That's a popular name today. Little "e", big "B"?

A Pharaoh to Remember

Leela: Bender, we're trying our best.
Bender: Your best is an idiot!

Fry: You know the worst thing about being a slave? They make you work, but they don't pay you or let you go.
Leela: That's the ONLY thing about being a slave.

Anthology of Interest II

Fry: Leela, are you alright? You got wanged on the head.
Leela: I was having the most wonderful dream. Except you were there, and you were there, and you were there!

Leela: Why did you bring us here?
Dr. Zoidberg: And why did I have to take a cab?

Roswell That Ends Well

Professor Farnsworth: For example, if you killed your grandfather, you'd cease to exist!
Fry: But existing is basically all I do!

Professor Farnsworth: And remember, don't do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, for the love of God, don't not do it!

Godfellas

Bender: You know, I was God once.
God: Yes, I saw. You were doing good, until everyone died.

God: Bender, being God isn't easy. If you do too much, people get dependent on you, and if you do nothing, they lose hope. You have to use a light touch. Like a safecracker, or a pickpocket.
Bender: Or a guy who burns down a bar for the insurance money!
God: Yes, if you make it look like an electrical thing. When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.

Future Stock

Hermes: We can't compete with Mom! Her company is big and evil! Ours is small and neutral!
That Guy: Switzerland is small and neutral! We are more like Germany, ambitious and misunderstood!
Amy: Look, everyone wants to be like Germany, but do we really have the pure strength of will?

Bender: Fry! Quit doing the right thing, you jerk!

The 30% Iron Chef

[Dr. Zoidberg has broken the professor's ship-in-a-bottle.]
Dr. Zoidberg: Oh no! The professor will hit me! But if Zoidberg fixes the bottle... then perhaps gifts!

Bender: I decline the title of Iron Cook and accept the lesser title of Zinc Saucier, which I just made up. Uhh... also, comes with double prize money.

Season 4

Kif Gets Knocked Up A Notch

Attila the Hun: Stop! Don't shoot fire stick in space canoe! Cause explosive decompression!
Zapp Brannigan: Spare me your space age technobabble, Attila the Hun!

Fry: Check it out, y'all. Everyone who was invited is here.
Dr. Zoidberg: Also Zoidberg.

Leela's Homeworld

Fry: I didn't ask for a completely reasonable excuse! I asked you to get busy!

Leela: I usually try to keep my sadness pent up inside where it can fester quietly as a mental illness.
Fry: Yeah, I do that with my stupidness.

Love and Rocket

[Bender and Planet Express Ship are arguing over using public funds for controversial art.]
Bender: Would you censor the Venus de Venus just because you can see her spewers?
Planet Express Ship: Ugh, it's filthy! Why not create a National Endowment for Strip Clubs while we're at it?
Bender: Why not indeed!
Leela: Bender! Ship! Stop bickering or I'm going to come back there and change your opinions manually!

Planet Express Ship: I saw you with those two "ladies of the evening" at Elzars. Explain that.
Bender: Okay, I like a challenge.

Less Than Hero

Leela: Man, I'm sore all over. I feel like I just went ten rounds with mighty Thor.
Fry: I feel like I was mauled by Jesus.

Fry: Wow! A superpowers drug you can just rub onto your skin? You'd think it would be something you'd have to freebase.

A Taste of Freedom

Nixon's Head: In our darkest hour, we can stand erect, with proud upthrust bosoms.
Fry: Anyone who laughs is a communist!

Fry: Hey, wait, I'm having one of those things... you know, a headache with pictures.
Leela: An idea?
Fry: Mmm! Mmm hmm!
Bender: Are you familiar with the old robot term, Does not compute?

Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV

Leela: Kids don't turn rotten just from watching TV.
Fry: Yeah. Give a little credit to our public schools.

Bender: Have you ever tried just turning off the TV, sitting down with your children, and hitting them?

Jurassic Bark

Bender: Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious.

Fry: You can see how I lived before I met you.
Bender: You lived before you met me?!
Fry: Yeah, lots of people did.
Bender: Really?!

Crimes of the Hot

Al Gore: My fellow Earthicans, as I have explained in my book Earth in the Balance, and the much more popular Harry Potter and the Balance of Earth, we need to defend our planet against pollution. Also dark wizards.
Wizard in the Audience: Oh sure! Blame the wizards!

Linda: I'm sure those windmills will keep them cool.
Morbo: Windmills do not work that way! Good night!

Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles

Professor Farnsworth: I've got to find a way to escape the horrible ravages of youth. Suddenly, I'm going to the bathroom like clockwork, every three hours. And those jerks at Social Security stopped sending me checks. Now I have to pay them!

Professor Farnsworth: Oh, I don't have time for this. I have to go and buy a single piece of fruit with a coupon and then return it, making people wait behind me while I complain.

The Why of Fry

Male Nibblonian: Does he not know?
Nibbler: He does not know.
Female Nibblonian: He knows not?
Nibbler: Knows not does he.
Nibblonian: Naught he knows?
Male Nibblonian: Enough! Fry, it is my duty to inform you that the fate of humanity, the fate of our race, indeed the fate of all that exists and all that will exist rests with you. You are the single most important person in the universe.
Fry: Oh snap!

Fry: But I know you in the future. I cleaned your poop.
Nibbler: Quite possible. We live long and are celebrated poopers.

Where No Fan Has Gone Before

Leonard Nimoy: Melllvar, you have to respect your actors. When I directed Star Trek IV, I got a magnificent performance out of Bill because I respected him so much.
William Shatner: And when I directed Star Trek V, I got a magnificent performance out of me because I respected me so much.

Walter Koenig: And when we woke up, we had these bodies.
Fry: Say it in Russian!
Walter Koenig: [sigh] Ven ve voke up, ve had zese wodies.
Fry: Eeeee! Now say "nuclear wessels"!
Walter Koenig: No!

The Sting

Father Changstein: I barely knew Philip, but as a clergyman I have no problem telling his most intimate friends all about him.
Hermes: Soothe us with sweet lies.

Fry: Why am I sticky and naked? Did I miss something fun?

Bend Her

Bender: Just once I'd like to eat dinner with a celebrity who isn't bound and gagged.

Bender: Emotions are dumb and should be hated.

Obsoletely Fabulous

Bender: I'm sorry, guys. I never meant to hurt you. Just to destroy everything you ever believed in.

[The Planet Express crew is trapped under the ship, surrounded by a ring of burning fuel.]
Hermes: Bender, hurry! This fuel's expensive! [pause] Also, we're dying!
Bender: Robot 1-X, save my friends! And Zoidberg!

The Farnsworth Parabox

Professor Farnsworth: Now, now. Perfectly symmetrical violence never solved anything.

Leela: Bender, quit destroying the universe!

Three Hundred Big Boys

Hermes: With a warning label this big, you know they gotta be fun!

[Morbo's wife is adjusting his tie.]
Morbo: Stop it, stop it. It's fine. I will destroy you!

Spanish Fry

Porno-dealing Lizard: I videotape every customer that comes in here, so that I may blackmail them later.
Everyone else: Eew!
Porno-dealing Lizard: Hey! I'm a porno-dealing monster, what do I care what you think?

Ndnd: For the last time, I don't like lilacs! Your first wife was the one who liked lilacs!
Lrrr: She also liked to shut up!

The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings

Robot Devil: This opera's as lousy as it is brilliant! Your lyrics lack subtlety. You can't just have your characters announce how they feel. That makes me feel angry!

Fry: That could be my beautiful soul sitting naked on a couch. If I could just learn to play this stupid thing.
Bender: You may have to "metaphorically" make a deal with the "devil." And by "devil," I mean Robot Devil. And by "metaphorically," I mean get your coat.

Cast

See also

  • Futurama: Bender's Big Score
  • Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs
  • Futurama: Bender's Game
  • Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder

External links

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