Futurama

Season 2 Episode 7

A Head in the Polls

4
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 12, 1999 on Comedy Central
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Episode Fan Reviews (16)

8.9
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  • Nixon

    8.5
    Nixon wants to be president. he gets bender's body and soon all vote for him, making him president.

    that's about all i remember from this episode, but other small parts i remember were quite funny. i remember when i was younger the ending scared me for some reason, but it doesn't now. i find this episode to be very humorous with a good plot, a plot only Futurama could do very well. My overall grade for this episode is a B+ or so, because i feel in some places it could have been better. Still a mostly stellar episode, though
  • Quite funny...

    9.0
    A mining disaster sends titanium prices flying, so bender sells his 40% titanium body for lots of cash. Bender starts to enjoy this lifestyle of his and Richard Nixon starts telling him about life without a body. Bender goes back to get his body again, however Richard Nixon has it. Bender, Leela and Fry set off to find his body and Leela gets to remove it, but Fry wakes him. Nixon rambles on about his plans of taking over Earth... at election day he wins by one vote - he replaces Bender's Body for a giant war robot. Funny episode, superb overall.
  • A unique episode.

    10
    A unique and funny episode in the show. Richard Nixon's head was very funny, and so was a bodyless Bender. An episode definitely worth watching. It's also DEFINITELY worth watching again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again (etc.) Be sure to watch this episode whenever it is on TV.

    The price of titanium skyrockets, and this makes Bender very happy, since his body is made of mostly titanium. He sells his body to a pawn shop, leaving him with only a head. Then, he discovers that Richard Nixon's head bought his body, and is using it to run for the position of the President of the United States!
  • bender sells his body after a raise in titanium

    10
    After a mine disaster causes the price of titanium to skyrocket, Bender hocks his body to cash in on the inflated price. After living it up for some days Bender soon realises the mistake he has made and returns to buy it back only to find it has already been sold.

    Bender discovers that it was Richard Nixons head that has purcahsed his body and he is using it run for the presidency of Earth. Richard Nixon is unwilling to sell it back, he claims it has charisma and believes it will give him the support of the robot voters. So with the help of Fry and Leela they steal it back from him
  • Bender sells his body for money only to want it back.

    9.4
    There has been a disaster on a distant asteroid where robots have been mining for Titanium. Now Titanium is worth a lot of money and Bender, being forty percent titanium decides to sell his body for money. He goes to the pawn shop and hocks his body. He enjoys the good life for a while, but then realizes that he misses his body. He an Fry go back to the pawn shop to buy his body back, but someone beat them to it. Who got Bender's body? The question is soon answered as Nixon's head declares his candidacy for the President of Earth.
  • A great political episode for Futurama...

    9.7
    The election race for President of Earth is in full swing, with two clones as candidates and the Planet Express crew registers to vote. Meanwhile, a mining disaster sends the price of titanium through the roof, and Bender seizes the opportunity to make a quick buck by pawning his 40% titanium body.

    As a head with a pile of cash, Bender begins enjoying his new lifestyle. During a trip to the Hall of Presidents in the New New York Head Museum, Richard Nixon's head ruins Bender's illusions about the glamor of a life without a body. The next day Bender heads off to the pawn shop to retrieve his body, but it has been sold. Later, Nixon's head announces its candidacy for President of Earth, using Bender's body to escape a constitutional provision that "nobody can be elected more than twice".

    Fry, Leela, and Bender take off to Washington, D.C. to stop Nixon and recover Bender's body. Directly confronting Nixon fails to recover Bender's body, so the crew infiltrates Nixon's room at the Watergate Hotel. Leela successfully separates the sleeping head from the robot body, but Fry accidentally wakes Nixon. Confronting the intruders, Nixon begins ranting about his future plans for Earth. However, Bender records the conversation and knowing that the tape would ruin his election chances if released, Nixon trades the body for the tape.

    On election day, Nixon wins by a single vote. He regained the robot vote by replacing Bender's body with a giant war robot while Leela and Fry forgot to vote against him. The episode ends with Nixon on a rampage through Washington D.C., escorted by Secret Service agents into the White House.
  • giant robotic Nixon smash!

    9.9
    Bender hawks his body and comes to regret it when the treacherous head of former U.S. President buys it and runs for the presidency of earth. Having only John Jackson and Jack Johnson (totally lame clones) to contest with evil robotic Nixon is assured victory despite his obvious meglomaniacal tendencies.

    Bender begs for help in getting his body back.

    The whacky Planet Express team proceed to the Watergate Hotel (the only reason Nixon would fathom staying there is cuz they give you a discout if you stayed there before) and broke into his room to steal Bender's body back. Fry naturally blunders things up and wakes Nixon who then rants his evil plans to destroy everything he sees. Thus a new Watergate Scandal is born. They trade a recording of Nixon's rant for Bender's body back, bumper-stickers and all.

    You'd think that just being a head in a jar that robots wouldn't vote for him anymore? Heh. Only one person on the entire planet votes and Nixon wins by exactly that. Why? Another new robot body! Only this one's 50 ft tall and is built for the sole purpose of destruction.
  • another crazy situation for Bender.

    8.8
    In this Episode Bender Decides to sell his body since titanium prices went up with a wad full of cash Bender decides to live it up by buying martinis and renting a pool. he then goes to the hall of presidents, Where he loves it so much he wants to stay but george washington and the others said that he could only stay in the presidental losers hall witch is actualy the janitors closet.

    later that day Bender, Fry , and Leela are watching the presidental race and see richar nixon with benders body they decide to take matters into there own hands by stealing the body and blackmailing richard nixon to get the body and it works.
  • Bender sells his body.

    9.1
    After a mine disaster causes the price of titanium to skyrocket, Bender hocks his body to cash in on the inflated price. After living it up for some days Bender soon realises the mistake he has made and returns to buy it back only to find it has already been sold.

    Bender discovers that it was Richard Nixons head that has purcahsed his body and he is using it run for the presidency of Earth. Richard Nixon is unwilling to sell it back, he claims it has charisma and believes it will give him the support of the robot voters. So with the help of Fry and Leela they steal it back from him.
  • Richard Nixon at his best in comedy

    8.1
    Amazing. Incredible. Sorry, thinking about something else.;) Maybe because I'm not American, I found the episode a bit awkward - but the political satire is throughly universal, and Nixon really is a worthy opponent, not to mention hilariously evil ("now if you don't mind, I'm going to inch myself over to the telephone and call the police" - "Nixon, with charisma? My Gosh! I can rule the Universe!!"). A parody of an American president is always excellent - George W. Bush should be next. Well, maybe in 30 years time, like Nixon.;>
    Amazing 3D animations and well-written episode. "Robotic Nixon" is very well conceived, in both versions. If you wanna see an entertaining episode, that poses some interesting questions (about who is really controlling your fate and at what extent your reliance in society is doubtful), this is where to begin in Futurama - on the surface, it may all seem senseless, but if you really wonder... robotic or not, there ARE evil people that don't care about our bums - ruling us from the sideways.
  • I didn't fully enjoy this episode as much as some of the others, but I'm not saying it was bad.

    8.4
    To tell you the truth, I didn't fully enjoy this episode as much as some of the others, but I'm not saying it was bad. I did enjoy it a little, and I thought some of the jokes were great but I didn't really like the storyline that much, as original as it was. This sort of episode could only be done by Futurama, and, sadly, it didn't come out as well as it could've. And anyways, there was a spin-off of it on Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy where Grim sells his body. Either way, I found it pretty good, but not what I normally look for in Futurama. It was still great...just not superb.
  • Very funny episode!

    8.8
    There are some really funny moments throughout this episode.

    When Bender finds out that titanium is worth more than its every been, he sells his titanium body so he can be rich. Leaving him only with his head.

    It sounds like an extremely stupid thing to do, but Bender is so often blinded by opportunities to get rich - he'll do what ever it takes to make that happen.

    He then wanted to be in the musuem of heads, there he meets a whole bunch of presidents Including Nixon, Clinton, Washington and Ford who gets picked on by the other presidents.

    Nixon gets Benders body and runs for President. Bender gets it back off him. But Nixon becomes President because he managed to find a massive robot body.
  • Introduction of The Scary Door

    9.8
    This episode is the first Nixon-based one though he does appear briefly in the pilot, an obvious hint that he would become a recurring character on the show. Bender selling his body for "booze money" as George Washington puts it is a classic Bender scene but the main type of humour in this episode is political. That and Nixon becoming crazy over the years. The end of the episode is hilarious, Fry's excuse being "It's not my fault because I forgot to vote". Nixon's new body is really cool and you can tell that this president of Earth is going to have a cruel hold on the world.
  • Has it's moments....

    8.8
    The episode starts off in a funny way when Bender sells his body for lots of money. When bender leaves the shop he realised he cant move very well. A dog comes up and pisses on him after bender trys to bribe him not to. This is probly one of the funniest jokes in the episode. Richard Nixon then buys Bender's body and uses it to run as president of earth. There are some other comical highlights in the show, mainly about Nixon. In the end, they try to stop Nixon from winning the polls, but he comes with a massive robot body and wins by one vote because Leela forgot to vote after reminding Fry to vote.
  • Nixon's back!

    10
    Nixon's head is the funniest character on Futurama and this episode has lots of great lines from him. He threatens to sell children's organs to zoos for meat and to break into people's houses at night and wreck up the place. I lost it when he threatened to go "Cambodian" on Fry, Leela and Bender's asses.
  • The election for President of Earth, and Nixon decides he wants to enter.

    9.0
    After realising that because his body is titanium built and he can make a small fortune as a result, Bender sells his body at a pawn shop. At the time of the sale election campaigning is taking place, and after meeting Bender in the head museum, Richard Nixon buys his body and enters himself into the election.

    Undoubtedly this is a Richard Nixon-centric episode and he is the main character. A lot of the jokes come from him directly with the things he says and does acting highly in the laugh count of the episode. As well as this however jokes are of course made at his expense, and Billy West thankfully does a good job of portraying him throughout the episode.

    Being one of my favourite sub characters, I lapped up a Nixon-based episode, more so as I think he's one of the better "baddies" of the show. Elsewhere, The rest of the ex-presidents get a look in during the head museum scene, and there's even footage of a naked Fry. Again, by trying to get quick money from a fast sale.

    Love it.
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