I, Roommate

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 4/6/99
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  • Episode Description
  • Fry gets kicked out of the Planet Express facilities and has to look for a new place to live. With the help of Bender they find a new apartment to live. But they run into trouble when Bender's antenna causes interference to the building's satellite TV signal.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Katey Sagal

    Turanga Leela

  • Billy West

    Philip J. Fry/Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth/Dr. Zoidberg/Smitty

  • Lauren Tom

    Amy Wong

  • Tress MacNeille

    Commercial Announcer/Monique/Hattie/Fatass

  • Phil LaMarr

    Hermes Conrad/Suspiciously Fantastic Apartment Landlord

  • Fan Reviews (22)
  • New roommate

    By gopink, Oct 22, 2007

  • It was OK.

    By spongedude49, Jun 11, 2006

  • Bender and Fry are roommates.

    By fenway98, Aug 23, 2010

  • great

    By futuramarama, Mar 06, 2010

  • Fry and Bender... room mates!

    By BreezyLad, May 10, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (44)

    • Fry: What up?

    • Voiceover: All My Circuits is brought to you by Robo Fresh. Designed by a robot for a robot.

    • (upon viewing the M.C. Escher apartment) Fry: I don't know, I don't want to pay for an extra dimension we're not going to use.

    • Voiceover: Bachelor Chow, now with flavor!

    • Bender: Nothing. I guess I'm just going to have to get used to being half a robot. Fry: Aw, this isn't right. Listen, Bender, if we found your antenna could they still reattach it? Bender: Maybe. If we get it on ice right away.

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    Notes (5)

    • The 1st instance of Hermes' distaste for Zoidberg (He spits out some claws after learning that Zoidberg made them himself)

    • It is revealed in this episode that, instead of pigeons or rats, owls are the new city pests.

    • Amy only has 3 lines in this episode.

    • The tune Bender whistles at one point in this episode is the same one he whistles in his fantasy at the end of 'Obsoletely Fabulous.'

    • First appearance of Calculon, Monique, Boxy Robot, Hattie and Randy.

    Trivia (22)

    • When Fry goes into the chemical shower early in the episode, the lights are in order with green on top and red on bottom; but when Bender comes back to Planet Express later in the episode, the positions have changed.

    • Deleted Scene: When Fry was taking a shower in the Chemical Burn Shower Amy comes up with what appears to be burns over her clothes and her arms. She then says hurry up and Fry walks out (with a towel on of course).

    • Opening theme promotion: AS SEEN ON TV. Opening theme cartoon: Baby Bottleneck (1946) (Warner Bros.)

    • In Bender's closet, there is a half-open door noticeable on the right wall. It seems to be a sliding door, possibly an automatic one, that looks like the entrance to a small closet. Why is there a closet in the closet? There's no real reason for this if the room is intended to be a closet.

    • Fry mentions that Bender had carpeting installed, yet there is none seen within the closet at the end of the episode.

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    Allusions (13)

    • WWE Monstertruck wrestling announcer sounded suspiciously like Vince McMahon from the World Wrestling Federation WWE.

    • Red Dwarf In the UK Sci-Fi television series Red Dwarf, the episode 'Kryten,' is about the robot Kryten, a sanitation droid who only finds happiness in cleaning dishes and washing clothes, except his secret passion is watching the robot soap opera 'Androids.' It is a lot like 'All My Circuits' in the way that it is a parody of a real, 20th century soap opera ('Androids' being a parody of Australian soap 'Neighbours') and the way that all the plots are similar to 20th century soap operas except they are given a robot twist.

    • Flight of the Phoenix Hermes: As this shocking graph indicates, our water consumption has tripled in the last month. This quote is a direct reference to the original film Flight of the Phoenix.

    • Bruce Springsteen Fry says "40,000 channels and only 150 of them have anything good on." This is a reference to the Bruce Springsteen song 57 Channels (and Nothin' On).

    • The Lost Weekend The scene of Bender wandering the town in a 'sober' state and passing all the neon signs is a parody of a similar scene from the Billy Wilder film The Lost Weekend.

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