Raging Bender

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

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.

  • Little: I've not seen a spectacle of this nature in all my years impersonating a sportscaster. Foreman: It sure was some fight. Interesting side note: As a head without a body, I envy the dead. Little: No argument here.

  • Fnog: You were an excellent student. Too bad I was a lousy teacher

  • Leela: You didn't train Destructor. You're just controlling him like a puppet. I mean, cheating in a fake fight. That's low! Fnog: Better than being a girl. Like you. You're a girl!

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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.

  • Bender was made by Mom's Friendly Robot Factory in Mexico.

  • The satellite dish controlling the Destructor doesn't appear until Leela spots it.

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.

  • Title: Raging Bender

    This is a reference to the Martin Scorsese film Raging Bull (1980), starring Robert DeNiro. It is the story of professional boxer, Jake LaMotta.

  • Ultimate Robot Fighting League The robots that Bender faced are all based on the Old School WWE and Old School WCW wrestlers: The Clear Cutter is based on Big Josh the wrestling lumberjack because of the tree-cutting tools he has. Billionaire Bot is based on Million Dollarman Ted Dibiase. The Foreigner is based on The Iron Sheik. The Chain Smoker is based on The Brooklyn Brawler. And Destructor is based on all the mighty giant in wrestling such as Andre The Giant, Big John Studd, El Gigante and Kevin Nash.

  • The movie theater sign: Loew's ào-Plex
    In Set Theory, the symbol ào (Aleph-0; Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet) is used to denote the cardinality (number of elements in the set) of a countably infinite set. An example of such a set is that of the natural numbers, N = {0,1,2,3,…}. All this to say that the movie theater has an infinite number of rooms.

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