Futurama

Godfellas

Season 4, Ep 8, Aired 3/17/02
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  • Episode Description
  • When the Planet Express Ship is attacked by space pirates, Bender, sleeping in a torpedo tube, gets launched into space. He speeds through an asteroid field and accidentally accumulates a microscopic civilization on his stomach, who declare him God, and worship him despite his constant inability to provide for their needs.

  • 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 (17)
  • One of the best Futurama episodes

    By gpph, Dec 28, 2013

  • Array

    By hrtonslv, Aug 15, 2008

  • hillarious

    By Blind_Legend, Jun 24, 2008

  • BENDER ALMIGHTY!

    By chovez, May 02, 2008

  • Another great episode from this great seaosn!

    By Iverson82094, Feb 19, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (55)

    • Space Pirate: Too Late, I realize, that me children are me only real treasures. (Spaceship blows up)

    • Bender: Fat chance! You can't count on God for jack. He pretty much told me so Himself.

    • Bender: Guys, you'll never believe what happened. First I was God, then I met God! Fry: We climbed a mountain and locked up some monks.

    • Leela: This is, by a wide margin, the least likely thing that has ever happened.

    • Fry: Hello? Has anyone out there seen Bender? Lrrr: No! Quit asking.

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    Notes (4)

    • To clear things up, Billy West (doing his best impression of Vic Perrin, the Control Voice from the Outer Limits) is the voice of God.

    • The coin Bender gives to the Shrimpkins has Coolio on the side. A quick shout-out to him for doing the voice of Kwanzabot in A Tale Of Two Santas.

    • The writer of this episode, Ken Keeler, won the 55th Annual Writers Guild Awards (WGA) on March 9th 2003. He won for "Outstanding achievement in Writing".

    • Originally scheduled to air January 13, 2002.

    Trivia (21)

    • There is no sound in space, so Bender would not have been able to hear the notes of the piano he was playing.

    • Nitpick: Bender has no atmosphere, yet on him there are living organisms such as the tiny people and plants. Although it's possible that they can survive in the space vacuum, there can also be seen some planes and other aircraft flying around Bender, and some explosions on him too.

    • After a few shots, the carving on Bender's chest disappears with no explanation.

    • Whilst flying through space, Bender puts a Rolex watch on his wrist, but in the next shot, it's gone and isn't seen again.

    • Bender says that he only knows enough binary to ask where the bathroom is. A funny line, but why would there be such a phrase in binary at all, since it's been established that robots don't go to the bathroom. Also, in I, Roommate, Bender doesn't even know what a bathroom is. Re: However, in Bender's Big Score, for the first time ever, Bender does use the bathroom.

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    Allusions (14)

    • Bender: "I only know enough binary to ask where the bathroom is." Many non-spanish speaking people in the south west only know enough spanish to ask for the bathroom.

    • The etching Bender carves on his body is very similar to the plaques attached to the real NASA Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecrafts.

    • Bender's line "Ask not for whom the bone bones, it bones for thee!" is a rewrite of a line from the 17th century poem "Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions" by John Donne, which was also used by Ernest Hemingway in his book, "For Whom the Bell Tolls": "Ask not for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee".

    • LordWeiser: The beer that the Shrimpkins create on Bender is called LordWeiser. This is based on the popular beer Budweiser.

    • Title: Goodfellas
      The title of the episode, Godfellas, is an allusion to the mafia movie Goodfellas.

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