Futurama

Bendless Love

Season 3, Ep 6, Aired 2/11/01
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  • Episode Description
  • When a sleep-walking, Bender causes havoc at Planet Express by indiscriminately bending things in the middle of the night. Professor Farnsworth becomes bent out of shape and sends him off to the Bending Factory where his uncontrollable need to bend becomes controlled. There, he is re-united with Flexo and meets Anglelyne, a curvaceous fembot, and sparks begin to fly!

  • Cast & Crew
  • Katey Sagal

    Turanga Leela

  • Billy West

    Philip J. Fry / Professor Hubert Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / Striking Bending Units / Bartenderbot

  • Lauren Tom

    Amy Wong

  • Phil LaMarr

    Hermes Conrad

  • Maurice LaMarche

    Donbot / Clamps / Autopilot

  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • Too forgettable.

    By that70sguy92, Jun 15, 2009

  • funny episode

    By Blind_Legend, Jun 24, 2008

  • Great!

    By casabonita83, Apr 25, 2009

  • Bender causes mayhem and finds love.

    By stitch069917, Jun 26, 2008

  • I never really fell in love with this episode from the start.

    By Iverson82094, Feb 09, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (57)

    • Fry: Professor, we're all sick of your upbeat attitude. Amy: I'll say. Zoidberg: Believe it. Farnsworth: Nonsense. It's just like in the song I wrote: We all need a new angle on life, You gotta bend away all your trouble and your strife, Leela: Bender, you've gotta help us. Bender: I try to get out but they keep pulling me back in. Farnsworth: You gotta dangle, Have a new angle, Wangle a new dangle on life, Bender bends Farnsworth right over backwards Amy: No, Bender! The other way. Bender: I like him better this way. Farnsworth: I'm sad now. Leela: Eh, it's fine.

    • Leela: So Flexo and Angleyne had sex right there on the factory floor? Well, at least you got bending out of your system. Bender: Yes. I won't be up to bending again for a long, long time. Farnsworth: Perhaps it's your outlook that needs a good bend. A 90-degree bend to a place where happiness is perpendicular to wonderment.

    • Angleyne: I'll always remember this, Bender. Bender: Me too. Me too... Jerk.

    • Flexo: Thanks, buddy. Another year under that and I'd have been a goner.

    • Bender: I'm saying I've got an unbendable girder to bend. Angleyne: You can't bend that girder. It's unbendable! Bender: Well I don't know anything about lifting, so that just leaves us the one option.

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    Notes (2)

    • The design of Angelyne was originally going to be based around Audrey Hepburn.

    • This is the first appearance of Flexo since "Lesser of Two Evils".

    Trivia (14)

    • The song "Bend me shape me" by American Breeds was playing during the factory scene with Bender and Anglelyne falling in love.

    • The way in which Bender and Flexo fight is the same from "The Lesser of Two Evils", eg, as in they both punch with opposite fists, so they keep hitting the others fist.

    • Another French phrase slips in, when Zoidberg says "J'Accuse", even though it is supposed to be a totally dead language.

    • Opening theme promotion: TORN FROM TOMORROW'S HEADLINES

    • The sign outside Elzar's restaurant changes from 'Blackened Leftovers' to 'Blackened Blackened Leftovers' in between the commercial break.

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    Allusions (10)

    • J'accuse: Once it becomes evident that Bender is the one who has been bending everything around Planet Express, Zoidberg shouts, "J'accuse!" This is an allusion to an article written by French author Emile Zola in 1898 and addressed to the French president of the time accusing the government of anti-Semitism over the Dreyfus Affair.

    • Law and Order: The opening title promotion "Torn from Tomorrow's Headlines" is very similar to the advertising tagline for the show Law and Order, "Ripped from the Headlines".

    • Scooby Doo Zoidberg: Well, gang, it looks as though we have another mystery on our hands. This was said almost every episode by Freddie in the original Scooby Doo mysteries. Frank Welker (original voice of Freddie) coincidentally voices Nibbler and other Futurama voices.

    • The "L-unit" in the beginning is made of "340 pounds of Tonka-tough steel" , which is a reference to the popular Tonka toy trucks.

    • In order to bend the unbendable girder Bender applies "Bendgay" a reference to Bengay.

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