Futurama

Bend Her

Season 5, Ep 13, Aired 7/20/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Bender faces his greatest challenge when he tricks his way into the 3004 Earth Olympian and wins several events, but he must endure the final and most revealing test to receive his medals. When Bender has a date with a major robot celebrity, Calculon, he sees this as an opportunity to be wined and dined like never before. When Bender realizes there's an inequity of feelings, he enlists Fry's and Leela's help to stage a "soap opera death".moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Herman

    Mayor Poopenmayer, Professor Ogden Wernstrum, Scruffy, Toronga Morris, Larry, Dwayne, Various

  • Katey Sagal

    Turanga Leela, Various

  • Billy West

    Philip J. Fry, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Dr. John Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Leo Wong, Various

  • Lauren Tom

    Amy Wong, Inez Wong, Various

  • Tress MacNeille

    Mom, Linda the Newscaster, Various

  • Fan Reviews (13)
  • funny episode

    By Blind_Legend, Jul 02, 2008

  • A wierd episode: a sex change!!!!!

    By Iverson82094, Feb 19, 2008

  • bender was buff!!!

    By Kas_dude, Jun 10, 2007

  • it was good

    By chu_chu_12, Apr 10, 2007

  • Bender bends his gender!

    By kitty_girl_123, Feb 28, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (32)

    • Coilette: Hail, Hail, Robonia. A land I didn't make up.

    • Fry: So who should I root for America or one of those countries I learned about at the food court? Amy: How about those guys? Leela: No, They are from the republic of French sterotypes everybody hates them

    • Bender: Goodnight Calculon. Leela: What did you say? Bender: I said you two don't dress trampy enough.

    • Fry: C'mon Bender let's go. This chick flick is getting me all barfy. Bender: Yeah. Emotions are dumb and should be hated.

    • Fry: Yay my buddy's home! And his respect for women is back to normal. Leela: I kind of hope this whole experience would have left you a little more open to your sensitive side. Bender: Yeah you'd think but what you gonna do?

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    Notes (1)

    • Several scenes were deleted from this episode, including a few that didn't even make it to animation. Most were about terrorism at the Olympics, which were taken out after 9/11/01. The few animated ones can be found on the Season 4 DVD.

    Trivia (18)

    • The banner the crew holds up in support of Hermes reads, "You the Mon!"

    • The song that plays during Coilette's date with Calculon is Tom Jones' She's a Lady.

    • We learn that, prior to being married to Hermes, LaBarbara was married to Barbados Slim.

    • Opening theme promotion: TOO HOT FOR RADIO

    • Amongst the countries represented at the 3004 Olympics are Cyberia (with robots in parkas), Nation of Joe (a guy with a flag), Devil's Island (famous for the movie Papillon), and The Republic of French Stereotypes (a bunch of people in striped shirts and berets).

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    Allusions (7)

    • Stella Walsh Bender competing at the 3004 Olympics as a female is a callback to Stella Walsh, the Polish athlete, who won gold at the 1932 Olympics and came in second at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. A well renowned athlete and record holder, upon her death, an autopsy revealed that she had ambiguous genitalia.

    • Hedonism-Bot is a play on Dom Deluise's Ceasar (from Mel Brooks' History of the World, pt.1), the fat, always eating and drinking emperor of Rome. That's what's with the grapes.

    • Brandi Chastain
      Bender taking off his shirt and dancing is also in reference to Brandi Chastain's celebration after winning the World Cup.

    • Late Show, Tonight Show & Arsenio
      The title of humorbot 5.0's show was a copy of David Letterman's Late Show. But the set is clearly from Jay Leno's Tonight Show. Not to mention Bender taking off his top similar to Drew Barrymore's topless birthday dance on Letterman. The rotating wrists of the robots in the audience is like the trademark Arsenio "Whoop Whoop."

    • Gender testing
      Gender testing has actually been a reality to women competing in the olympics, although it was banned in the early 21st century.

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