Futurama

Raging Bender

Season 2, Ep 12, Aired 2/27/00
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  • Episode Description
  • While at the movies, Bender accidentally knocks out a champion of the Ultimate Robot Fighting League. He then enters the world of pro wrestling, discovering that the competition is rigged and the most popular robot always wins. Bender's career soars until he is asked to lose his next fight to an up-and-coming robot.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Herman

    Master Fnog / Bill / The Foreigner

  • Katey Sagal

    Turanga Leela

  • Billy West

    Philip J. Fry / Professor Hubert Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / Zapp Brannigan / Richard Nixon's Head

  • Lauren Tom

    Amy Wong

  • Tress MacNeille

    Monique / Hattie / Flabby / Fembots

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • superb

    By futuramarama, Jul 31, 2011

  • Odd...

    By that70sguy92, May 10, 2009

  • hillarious episode

    By Blind_Legend, Jun 22, 2008

  • Bender becomes a robot fighter.

    By stitch069917, Jun 17, 2008

  • An odd, but Hialrious episode to say the absolute least.

    By Iverson82094, Feb 03, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (52)

    • Robot: I'm gonna open a file of whup-ass on you!

    • Leela: Ready Bender? Bender: I was built ready. Gimmee the bell! Gimmee the bell! (Bell rings) Did you hear a noise?

    • Little: And so ends the chronicle of one of the greatest ever to play the sport. Foreman: And he didn't look half bad in the tutu. Little: That he did surely not. Foreman: What?

    • Doubledeal: Great job, kid. You lost and you made it look almost half real. I want you to have this card good for 10% off at Bed Bath & Beyond.

    • Leela: I'm proud of you, Bender. Sure, you lost. You lost bad. But the important thing is I beat up someone who hurt my feelings in high school.

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    Notes (2)

    • One of the movies playing is "When a Man Loves a Smizmar." Also, in Bender's first fighting bout, the announcer calls out to the crowd "Ladies and Gentlemen and Smizmar!" This is one of the little cookies that Groening & Co. liked to put in early episodes, for payoff in later ones, as we learn just what a "Smizmar" is, years later in Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch.

    • A slight reference to the previous episode, as we see a news broadcast about Miss Universe (crowned last episode).

    Trivia (7)

    • The audience in the background, is for the most part all humans (if not all) which is odd considering that robots compete. Also the audience for the most part doesn't move, and stays in place. In the background we see an occasional flash to give the illusion of a photographer.

    • In this episode we learn that Bender weighs 525 pounds.

    • The teenage robot at the popcorn counter had acne in the form of Red LEDs.

    • Opening theme promotion: NOMINATED FOR THREE GLEMMYS

    • "The Foreigner" has a New New York accent.

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    Allusions (13)

    • The Karate Kid Bender's crane stance just before he's flattened by the Destructor is taken from the final fight scene in The Karate Kid.

    • Planet of the Apes The movie "Planet of the Clams" is a parody of the classic film starring Charleton Heston.

    • James Bond The opening title to All My Circuits: The Movie is a parody of the trademark opening titles by the late Maurice Binder, famous for his work in fourteen of the James Bond films. His distinctive formula incorporated images of silhouetted nude women jumping and leaping off massive pistols, dancing amidst explosions, and firing weapons - in the case of Futurama, the women are now robots. Furthermore, the movie's theme music bears similarities to the James Bond theme.

    • Bender: Float like a float-bot, sting like an automatic stinging machine. Is an homage to Muhammad Ali who famously said he'd "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" when referring to the fighting style he'd use in the fight against George Foreman nicknamed The Rumble in the Jungle.

    • The Muppets
      The "flabby" robot kisses like Miss Piggy, saying, "moi." A quick and cheap reference to the Muppets.

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