I frequently hear people say that all of the Bender-centered episodes are sub-par, (like comments on 30% Iron Chef, it was good for a Bender episode.)
However I recently re-watched "Bender Gets Made," and found it to be an extremely entertaining episode. I'm afraid it may have gotten lumped together with other Bender episodes such as Bendless Love and Bendin' in the wind. On the reviews it got an 83%, mostly because there were 6 reviews and one of them was a 1, and the rest were 5's and one 4. The review that gave it a 1: "FRY,I FEEL SORRY FOR THIS EPISODE. THIS MAFIA EPISODE STINKS MORE THAN DOG POO." Very insightful synopsis.
Anyway, the jokes, gags, and slapstick had me laughing the whole way through, and the plot was interesting as well. I really liked how the mafia decide to steal from the PE ship, so Bender turns his accent to British, then beats himself up while reading a magazine.
Some other funny parts:Bender:
Wow, I'm finally going to see my favorite chef, TV's Elzar! Aww, this is the greatest nanosecond of my life! No, this one is! No, this one! Wait! That one was slightly worse. So far so good on this one. (lights turn off
I don't like the looks of this doctor. I bet I've lost more patients than he's even treated!Doctor:
What does this look like to you?Leela:
A greyish blob?Doctor:
Right, and this one?Leela:
Umm, a greyish blob?Doctor:
Not.. as right that time. It looks like you might have some mild corneal irritation.Zoidberg:
Nice try, little boy! You may have your textbook knowledge, and your real diploma, but I have more skill in my little claw than you have in your whole carapace! (Makes menacing warbling noise and snaps his claws at the doctor
You seem a bit tense. Here, try these.Zoidberg:
Sure, butter me up with candy. Well it won't work sonny! (scarfs up pills, eyes dilate, then in a serene voice
) Why always the fighting?Bender:
Oh my god! I'm so excited I wish I could wet myself!Hermes:
) It's the biggest Jamaican platter I've ever seen! Jerk chicken, jerk beef, jerk pork; is there any meat this man can't jerk?Zoidberg:
The king crab is to die for! Look, a tiny edible crown!Amy:
What's it made of?Zoidberg:
(takes a bite of it, then proclaims happily
He's making a break for it! Get 'im!Fry:
No, no, I was just picking my nose!Officer:
He's pickin his nose, get 'im!Leela:
(with nibbler leading her
) I'm here and I'm getting along just fine thank you. My to work just took a little bit longer than usual. Nibbler took me through the Zoo for some reason. (Nibbler then burps up a 4-foot long rack of antlers
Better yet, I'll build
someone to fill in for you! Some kind of gamma-powered mechanical monster, with freeway onramps for arms, and a heart as black as coal...Bender:
Well if that new guy can't handle things, give me a call.Tinny Tim:
You flatter me, kind goon, but I'm only programmed to sell oil-ade, and write in cute backwards letters like on the sign here.Robot:
Donbot, I beg you! I can't make this week's loan payment! Look into your hard drive and open your mercy file!Donbot:
File not found. (His goons reach inside their compartments, pull out tommyguns, and perforate the robot for a full 10 seconds. The robot falls to the ground
Let that be a warning to ya.Robot:
) Thank you, Donbot.
Then there's Bender eating the money he got...
What do you think?