Lesser of Two Evils

Season 2, Ep 11, Aired 2/20/00
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  • Episode Description
  • Fry, Leela, and Bender go to "Past-O-rama", While there, Fry runs over Flexo, a robot that looks exactly like Bender, except for his goatee. When a expensive jewel goes missing, Fry suspects it is Flexo who stole it.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Herman

    Announcer #1 / Cowboy / Albert Einstein / Mugger / Tudor / Robot Bouncer

  • Katey Sagal

    Turanga Leela

  • Billy West

    Philip J. Fry / Professor Hubert Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / Zapp Brannigan / Smitty / Beatboxing Miss Universe Contestant's Whi

  • Lauren Tom

    Amy Wong

  • Tress MacNeille

    Centipede Alien’s Wife / Woman / Stripperbot / Amazonian

  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • 2sd parody

    By bldmhbldmh, Jun 22, 2014

  • Bender's TWIN!

    By that70sguy92, May 04, 2009

  • one of the funniest episodes

    By Blind_Legend, Jun 22, 2008

  • Bender has a twin?

    By stitch069917, Jun 16, 2008

  • Lesser of two evils.

    By ShikaShAdOw, Mar 10, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (46)

    • Fry: Well, you guys might both be losers but I just made out with that radiator woman from the radiator planet. Leela: Fry, that's a radiator. Fry: Oh. Is there a burn ward within 10 feet of here?

    • Leela: It figures. Who else but Zapp Brannigan would be judging the most chauvinistic, degrading, dehumanising- Zapp: Huh? Leela? Leela: Wait, you're making a- Ooh! Look at that. I feel like a princess! Zapp: Wait. What are you people? Idiots? I'm still going mano a mano with this envelope. And the winner is: Miss Vega 4. There it is, Miss Universe. There it is, looking weird. Leela: I almost had that tiara. Bender: Me too.

    • URL: Is this the guy? Barker: Huh? Oh, yeah, that looks like him. Whatever. Flexo: Wait, but I- Barker: Take him away.

    • Fry: I'm so confused. The Bender I liked turn out to be evil and the Bender I hated was good. How can I live my life when I can't tell good from evil? Bender: Eh, they're both fine choices. Whatever floats your boat.

    • Leela: I'm sorry we suspected you, Flexo. It's just, what with the beard and all- Flexo: Don't even bother. You people sicken me. I put my life on the line to guard that atom and this is how you repay me? Well you can go rot for all I care. Nah, I'm just kidding, you guys are alright.

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    Notes (3)

    • First appearance of Flexo.

    • Alien code: In the Subway of Past-O-Rama, there is a sign written in Alien Code #1. It reads "Laser Tentacle Surgery".

    • Alien code: During the Miss Universe ceremony, one of the girls is wearing a sash with Alien Code #1 on it. It reads: "Way To Go, "Dexter"!" Later in the credits you see a Character Layout Designer whose name is "Dexter Reed." Apparently he is the one responsible for designing most of the women in the scene. Additionally, Hermes' original name was going to be "Dexter".

    Trivia (12)

    • The shot of Fry squinting his eyes has become a popular meme on the internet. The meme is known as "Not Sure If". An example includes captions reading, "Not sure if slow internet or pixelated image." The first suggestion (take "slow internet") is at the top, and then the second suggestion (take pixelated image") will be at the bottom. Normally written in white. This makes it look as if Fry is not sure about something.

    • In the line of contestants you see a being that has a sash that says Miss Heaven next to Miss Vega 4 but when they announce the winner there is no Miss Heaven.

    • In the talent show competition, the "gangster" song that one of the contestants is performing sounds like "Insane in the brain" by Cypress Hill.

    • The 'chlorine' gas that Flexo sprayed on Fry was not chlorine. First and foremost, chlorine gas has a greenish tint, and was later portrayed as such in the episode Crimes of the Hot. Secondly, chlorine is exceptionally poisonous in humans, so much so that a trace amount is lethal.

    • In this episode, Bender mistakes a telephone booth for a suicide booth. In the pilot, Fry mistakes a suicide booth for a telephone booth.

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    Allusions (9)

    • The slogan of Past-o-Rama is "It's Da Boom!", referring to a FOX advertising slogan used during Futurama's first season.

    • The Simpsons After the atom goes missing, the crew immediately blame Flexo, thinking he is the 'evil twin', however it turns out that Bender is in fact the evil one. This is similar to The Simpsons episode "Treehouse of Horror VII", in which Bart's supposedly 'evil' twin, Hugo, turns out to be the good one of the two, and Bart is the in fact the evil twin.

    • Jimi Hendrix The title of the robot strip club is Electric Ladyland, a direct spoof of the Jimi Hendrix Experience album "Electric Ladyland."

    • Virginia Slims: Bender's line on seeing primitive robots, "We've come a long way, baby" is very similar to cigarette-maker Virginia Slims' first slogan, "You've come a long way, baby."

    • Star Wars On a theater marquee in Past-O-Rama: Star Wars 9 -- Yoda's Bar Mitzvah

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