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Absolutely worst thing Bender has ever done on Futurama

By Brian Boone / .13. September 2019 2:24 p.m. EDT

After creating The simpsons, As one of the most popular and funniest animated shows of all time, expectations were high when Matt Groening announced that he would bring a second show to the Fox network. Fears were allayed when it turned out to be a series Futurama, An ambitious science fiction comedy from the early 3000s. A pizza delivery boy named Fry accidentally gets cryogenically frozen and wakes up in this 'world of tomorrow'. He quickly finds work at his distant descendant's delivery company / think tank and becomes best friends and roommates with the most haunting characters of any television: a bending unit called Bender Bending Rodriguez.

Of course there will be a show in the future on Robots, but no science fiction entertainment ever featured someone like Bender (voiced by John DiMaggio), a sentient automaton capable of some really nasty (but funny) acts. Bender has done a lot of terrible things over the course of FuturamaThere's lots of seasons and movies, but the following has to be the absolute worst.

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Bender stole from the needy

The 1999 Futurama The episode 'Xmas Story' presents the incredibly dark version of the Christmas future. In the year 3000, Santa Claus is real, but he's a flawed robot who believes that all humans are on the naughty list. That's why he spends Christmas Eve hunting and killing people who are stupid enough to leave their homes. Released from Santa's attacks, New York City's robots can do whatever they want over Christmas. For Bender, it means they go to the local robot soup kitchen, which has a free bowl of alcohol for homeless and unhappy bots. (Robot on Futurama running with alcohol; it's their food or their power source.)

Bender informs the Planet Express crew that he is volunteering at the shelter, but when spectators see him arrive, he disguises himself as a needy robot (smeared with dirt and wearing a moth-eaten wool hat) and tells the robot minister in charge is one of those 'lazy homeless people' who want a 'free alcohol'. After taking the equivalent of food from the mouths of essentially starving robots (at least eight bowls), he persuades several other homeless robots to help him ransack and rob the town's shops unsupervised because everyone is at home hide from Santa Claus. Merry Christmas from Bender, everyone.

Bender cheated at the Olympics

In a move that is offensive to women (as mentioned by Leela and Amy) in 2003 Futurama In the episode 'Bend Her', Bender poses as a robot - and then undergoes surgery to become a permanent fembot - to commit a series of scams. As Bender watches the 3004 Earth Olympics (where Hermes competes as a last-minute replacement for the Jamaican limbo team), he sees the robot bending events begin. So the arrogant bending unit theorises: 'Something tells me I could easily beat these trained professionals!'

After seeing a giant robot spin two 'UNBENDABLE' carriers, he is devastated that his groundbreaking dream of Olympic glory has been shattered until he comes up with the idea of ​​playing the competition by playing the female Entering the robot bending field. He puts on a dress and calls himself 'Coilette', which comes from the Grand Duchy of Robonia. Coilette gets perfect results and wins five gold medals ... but panic if he has to undergo an 'engine oil sex check' to make sure no male robot winners are being cheated by impersonating fembots. To keep his medals, Bender asks Professor Farnsworth to have sex reassignment surgery. He goes through it, passes the test, and Bender uses his newly acquired feminine tricks to seduce the celebrity robot Calculon into getting him out of expensive gifts, and then marry him so that he can divorce the man and get half his own Can acquire wealth.

Bender enslaved a planet

FuturamaThe 2002 episode 'A Pharaoh to Remember' is all about Bender, who acts in big, life-ruining ways if he doesn't get the attention he deserves for his criminal acts: robbing a city pool and himself one Pay homage to graffiti. He gets a chance to leave a legacy when the crew is taken as a slave after delivering a giant block to an ancient Egyptian planet.

Later, after the planet's cruel pharaoh is put down, the Wall of Prophecy designates Bender as the new leader (thanks to Bender for manipulating the Wall of Prophecy). He quickly takes on his new role and uses extreme cruelty to force an army of slaves to build a 284,000 mile high statue in his own image. But then Bender fears the statue will overshadow him and orders the slaves to tear it down and build a newer, smaller one ... resulting in a revolt. Bender is thrown into a grave and left for dead. His only request: that Fry and Leela die with him.

Bender blushed Nibbler

It's not hard to call Bender a narcissist. He almost always acts in his own interest and laughs at the misfortunes of others. While he says he wants to 'kill all men', he would likely prefer to be worshiped (as his time as dictatorial pharaoh has proven). He just can't handle the fact that too much positive attention is given to others - because then he becomes violently jealous. In the 1999 episode 'I Second That Emotion', the Planet Express gang forces Bender to install an 'empathy chip' after his horrific treatment of Leela's cute pet, Nibbler.

Leela accidentally leaves the giant can opener she needs to step into a keg of Kibbles 'N' Snouts for nibblers, and its strong magnet sucks in Bender. When Bender discovers that a can opener killed his father, he sticks his finger in Nibbler's face and calls him a 'stupid animal'. After threatening to strangle the animal, Nibbler makes up for Bender's constant implication of biting his shiny metal a ** but breaking off a catch. A trip to the vet brings Nibbler sympathy, which annoys Bender, as does the birthday party the little guy gets when the vet speculates that Nibbler is five years old. Bender reciprocates The by making a 'Bender is Great' cake ... which the voracious nibbler devours instantly. That's the last straw - Bender flushes nibblers down the toilet.

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Bender told aliens to castrate his best friend

Bender may never have fulfilled his wish to 'kill all people', but in the 2003 episode 'Spanish Fry' he almost made a human lose his genitals. During a camping trip with Planet Express, Fry goes on a hunt for Bigfoot (his favorite star) and is kidnapped by aliens. The next morning he stumbles back to the campsite, only his nose is completely gone. (Bender arrogantly believes that Fry chopped off his nose to resemble the noseless Bender.) A news report soon reveals the reason for the recent surge in alien abductions: poachers hunt and chop their noses off, or human horns 'to sell as aphrodisiacs on distant worlds. The gang track down Fry's nose - it was bought by recurring villain Lrr, ruler of Omicron Persei 8, to rekindle the spark in his marriage to Ndnd with this future equivalent of Viagra.

And then Fry's nose replies, and Leela laser reattach it, and it seems like whatever ends well ... until Bender opens his big mouth. 'Why would you use a man's nose for an aphrodisiac instead of his wing dang doodle?' he asks Lrr, who was thinking of the human nose was the phallus of a human. Bender corrects him and tells Lrr to catch Fry to 'reap the lower horn'.

He will ultimately be spared when Lrr and Ndnd emotionally reconnect, but nonetheless, Bender has almost casually cut off his best friend's manhood.

Bender made Zoidberg homeless again

While doctors are generally well compensated for their expertise, Planet Express associate John Zoidberg is not so lucky. This humanoid alien with shellfish is constantly broke and starving. Essentially homeless, he's crouching in various areas around the Planet Express building, usually in his dumpster. In the 2000 episode 'The Deep South' he takes a happy break and borders on a miracle. After a series of comical incidents in which the Planet Express ship and its crew are stuck on the ocean floor, Zoidberg goes on a voyage of discovery and discovers a large, luxurious seashell. He decides that this will be his new home and that he will start life under the sea.

Towards the end of the episode, the crew prepares for departure while the ship is working. Zoidberg says goodbye (he has a characteristic ambivalence) only to find that his beautiful shell has burned down. It's still smoldering and smoking when he rhetorically asks: 'How did that happen?' Bender is how it happened. The robot approaches the wreck and jokes, 'I left my cigar there.' He takes the still-lit cigar and takes a drag with a grin. His negligence ruined his colleague's future, although it is not clear how he managed to burn down an underwater grenade.

Bender broke the heart of the Planet Express ship

After a profitable period in business, Professor Farnsworth pays for some upgrades to the Planet Express ship in 'Love and Rocket' from 2002, including the addition of a flirtatious AI with a female voice. Bender quickly falls in love with the ship, she falls in love with him even more, and then Bender almost immediately gets bored with the relationship and cheats on the ship with a bunch of 'cheap floozies by the side' (and the preserved head of Lucy) Liu ). The ship becomes jealous and clingy when Bender lies about his affairs and stays away. Not only does Bender treat the AI ​​badly, he drops it and puts it in an emotional breakdown ... during an omicronic fleet attack on the delivery ship and its crew.

This puts the ship in both physical and emotional free fall. However, Bender is no worse for the wear and tear as he barely noticed the firefight and sang, 'Bender is great!' to himself in his quarters. When Fry angrily points out that Bender 'could have chosen a better time to unload the ship,' the robot replies, 'Call me old-fashioned, but I like it when a drop is as memorable as it is devastating.'

Bender posted nude photos of his friend on the Internet

Professor Farnsworth announces that after several years of trying, his dial-up connection to AOL has finally been established. He equips the crew with his 'mesh suits', gloves and helmets with which they can go online. This is a virtual world for the crew to walk around and explore. The gang is, of course, heading for the internet equivalent of a red light district, which is where all of the adult content is kept.

While some 'Sardines on Mackerel' attracts Zoidberg, Bender, Leela, and Amy walk past a series of doors advertising horny treats until they come to a door marked 'Amy Wong Naked'. Virtual Amy literally pokes her head in the door yelling, 'Hey, that's me!'

"No, it isn't," Bender replies quickly. 'I just took a few pictures of your face and pasted them on someone else's body.'

Then Leela pokes her head in and says, 'Hey!' This means that the naked body that supports Amy's head is Leelas. All of this suggests that Bender was engaging in a shoddy, if not illegal, activity: he either secretly photographed Leela naked or stole pictures of her and then posted her online, but not before treating her to invade Amy's privacy , to.

Bender made copies of himself that almost led to the end of his life

In 2011, 'Benderama' almost saw how the evil Bender fulfilled his often casually stated mission statement of 'killing all people'. It all went down completely by accident, however, just the end result of an entirely different unfortunate act by the Futurama Robot.

Professor Farnsworth invents a duplicating machine that makes two perfect, albeit smaller, copies of an object. The older it gets, the colder and smaller it becomes. He uses the device to create two smaller sweaters that he can wear at the same time. The professor asks Bender to fold these new sweaters, and the robot does, but not without whining. Trying to get out of extremely smaller tasks, Bender uses the copier to create two tiny Benders and commands you fold the sweaters. Of course, they don't do that, but accompany Bender in his daily life of nihilism on a low level.

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Later, when asked to do a small task, the small benders will behave like big benders and decline and create clones of themselves to do it for them. After all, all clones duplicate and add up and get smaller and smaller with each generation. Robots need alcohol for fuel, however, and after the many benders have consumed all of the world's alcohol supply, microscopic bender clones go to work converting water molecules into alcohol ... which absolutely pounds the entire world of living things. Everything is fine in the end, but Bender's reluctance to fold a sweater almost caused a mass death.

Bender is a bad influence

Bender is obviously not a role model. Nobody should imitate the things they do; He is a selfish, callous, calculating madman who manipulates his friends and the world alike to serve his various destructive whims. But he's also funny, arguably the most memorable and original person Futurama, a show full of unforgettable and original characters. Is there a risk of putting someone like Bender on the television podium? Will people naturally imitate and emulate everyone they see on TV just because they like them for some reason? That's the rationale behind the 2003 episode, 'Bender Shouldn't Be Allowed on TV'.

Bender plays a role in his favorite robotic soap opera All of my circuits and quickly becomes a breakout star by essentially playing himself: a singing, liquor-eating, cigar-smoking little thief. The show is growing in popularity, especially as more and more kids watch them get banned by Bender. As if hypnotized by a hypnotoad, almost all of the recurring child characters in the series start breaking things, abusing people, taking off their mouths and smoking, just like Bender. Dwight Conrad, Cubert Farnsworth and Tinny Tim eventually decide that the way to be Bender-like is to rob someone ... so they rob Bender and lead him to start a crusade to get him self from the television.

Bender blinded Leela

Yes, yes, "Bender is great," but he's not great at everything. The bad mouthed sociopathic robot desperately wants to be an accomplished cook, but every time he tries to prepare a meal for the Planet Express crew it goes horribly and he serves up something inedible at best and disgusting at worst. (All of this probably has something to do with his lack of human taste buds.) Even so, it persists and harbors a cross-border obsession with four-armed restaurateur and celebrity chef Elzar (an obvious parody of Emeril Lagasse).

In the 2000 episode, 'Bender Gets Mate', the robot, Fry and Leela are allowed to take part in a recording of Elzar's cooking show. Bender is so amused that he acts disgusting and repeatedly pauses the show by calling the man he calls his 'god'. While making Down-Home's Neptune-style gumbo, Elzar decides to step up a step with a shot of his Spice Weasel, a kitchen appliance that's just a spice-laden weasel.Bender bullies Elzar for giving the soup another flavor boost, but he wants to save the moment forever. Just as Elzar is turning the weasel, Bender shouts: 'Hey, Elzar, think quickly!' The flash from the lightbulb confuses the cook and he loses control of the spice weasel and delivers an explosion of spices right in Leela’s eye. Thanks to Bender's gross actions, she is blind to the rest of the episode.