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PEE Poll: The Best Bendercentric Episode EVER!!!
Hell Is Other Robots   -22 (40%)
Raging Bender   -3 (5.5%)
Bender Gets Made   -4 (7.3%)
The Honking   -5 (9.1%)
Bendless Love   -0 (0%)
Bendin' In The Wind   -3 (5.5%)
A Pharoah To Remember   -3 (5.5%)
Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV   -9 (16.4%)
Bend Her   -2 (3.6%)
Obsoletely Fabulous   -4 (7.3%)
Total Voters: 55

Mouse On Venus

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« on: 02-27-2004 18:33 »

...excluding Godfellas, that is. Let's be honest, if I put that in the poll it would just be a one horse race.  hmpf
 
 So besides Godfellas, what is your favourite Bender-centric episode and why? For this poll, I've tried to pick the episodes that focus the most on Bender, and I couldn't quite squeeze The 30% Iron Chef in there. But meh.

 Anyways, I'm undecided between Bender Gets Made, The Honking and Obsoletely Fabulous right now, so I'll vote later.
 
ooy

Professor
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« Reply #1 on: 02-27-2004 18:55 »

i hadda vote bend her. the wedding scene was da bomb! amy-body else with me?
DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #2 on: 02-27-2004 18:59 »

Hmmm...this poll is making me realize more then usual just how relatively weaker Bender episodes tended to be, compared to episodes based around Fry, Leela, or the whole crew.

I'll say Bender Should Not Be Allowed on Television though.  I really thought it was a hilarious and wonderful episode.  I was suprised how negative the response was.

Love and Rocket was also great, although I can see why its not included (since it also has the Fry/Leela story going).
missBender

Bending Unit
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« Reply #3 on: 02-27-2004 19:00 »

I love Obsoletely Fabulous coz bender cracks me up wen he's stone cold sober!haha!Its dead funny when he thinks those chicks are walking beer cans, and when he tries to make yam schnapps!!!He rules I LOVE BENDER!!!
Mouse On Venus

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #4 on: 02-27-2004 19:07 »

I think I'm gonna go for Obsoletely Fabulous too. It was another episode where an isolated Bender has to find ways to keep himself occupied and I personally really enjoy those situations: it's a more monologue-ish style of comedy that Futurama didn't employ enough in my opinion, particularly with the other characters. The animation was some of the most beautiful of the series, too. Big up to Dwayne Carey-Hill.  smile
FishyJoe

Honorary German
Urban Legend
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« Reply #5 on: 02-27-2004 19:14 »

Raging Bender is a classic. I'll vote that.

But I still say Pharoah and Bend Her are underrated. The stories are nothing to write home about, and they both end on kind of a weak note, but they both have some hilarious moments.
Spineless

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #6 on: 02-27-2004 19:17 »

I agree with FishyJoe.

But my favorite is Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV.  Especially because of Hypnotoad.  HILARIOUS!

Still, Bender Gets Made and Raging Bender are great episodes.  I don't know if I've seen Obsoletely Fabulous, however.  I may have...
davierocks

Professor
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« Reply #7 on: 02-27-2004 19:17 »

I voted for The Honking because it is my favorite episode in that list.
Mouse On Venus

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #8 on: 02-27-2004 19:20 »

 
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Originally posted by Spineless:I don't know if I've seen Obsoletely Fabulous, however.  I may have...

It's the one where Bender goes to a desert island and becomes a wooden robot.
Roddney

Bending Unit
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« Reply #9 on: 02-27-2004 19:43 »

Im afraid im a non voter, simply becuse i like all of the bender orientated episodes. ive never come across a charachter like him in any tv show.

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Professor
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« Reply #10 on: 02-27-2004 19:59 »

I went for the Honking, It was the beginning of the t.v airing of season 3 and I thought that the show was really getting much funnier so it gave me high hopes. 
Obsletley fabolous a close 2nd however.
iron chef would be 3rd.

But yeah there all behind Godfellas
oh and I'd say Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV
is the worst of the lot possibly worst ever.
Dr. Morberg

Professor
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« Reply #11 on: 02-27-2004 20:20 »

"Hell is Other Robots", closely followed by "A Pharoah to Remember". They are both great episodes, but HIOR gets my vote if because of the Beastie Boys and the robot devil's song.
PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #12 on: 02-27-2004 20:21 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
Hmmm...this poll is making me realize more then usual just how relatively weaker Bender episodes tended to be, compared to episodes based around Fry, Leela, or the whole crew.

I agree with that, to an extent.  The best Bender episodes were during the first two seasons, when the show did it's best comedy.  The weaker ones tend to be in the later two seasons, where there was a lot more emphasis on character relationships.  The exception is Godfellas which doesn't easily fit into either of the two categories.

On that note, I voted for Hell is Other Robots.  The Robot Hell song MAKES that episode!
SlackJawedMoron

Urban Legend
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« Reply #13 on: 02-27-2004 23:42 »

Bender gets made, for the episode itself, not Bender antics specificaly (though his robot/king segement was great!)

Oh God...  I'm coming DOWN!!
ActionLaPointe

Starship Captain
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« Reply #14 on: 02-27-2004 23:44 »

REMEMBER MMMEEEE!
DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #15 on: 02-27-2004 23:50 »

PCC Fred, I'm not really sure I agree with that.  I mostly find later seasons to be funnier (more inconsistant in 4ACV, but otherwise better overall).

To me (this goes in direct contradiction to what Mouse was saying) the main problem may be that some of the later Bender episodes tried to put him "on his own" and forget about the characters.  Bender's hilarious, but truth be told he's not the greatest at carrying a whole story, especcially when he's excluded from other characters (which is what happened in Obsolutely Fabulous and Pharaoh in many scenes for instance).  It becomes too dull and monotonous, especcially for a character who's best humor normally comes from his interactions from the other characters.

Agreed about Godfellas though.  Best Bender episode ever, easily.  In fact oddly enough that one does exclude him from other characters for a while, but thankfully it has him interacting with the mini-beings and "God" through most of the episode (and the stuff in the first act where its just Bender's wacky antics in space are well written enough to be funny for that short period of time).
DanMan4040

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #16 on: 02-27-2004 23:59 »

I chose Bendin' in the Wind because I really like Beck and the music in that episode was awesom.  Also the story is nice and its really funny.  "Someone fat get under meeeeeeee!"
M0le

Space Pope
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« Reply #17 on: 02-28-2004 04:30 »

I liked Obsoletely Fabulous, there were some good moments in that episode I really liked, particularily Robertos appearance.
And I liked Lisa:
Lisa: I for example, need to keep refilling my waterwheel or I'll power down forever. (Waterwheel stops) OH GOD! I'll never make it this time! This is the end!

Otis P Jivefunk

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #18 on: 02-28-2004 05:38 »

For me it's got to be 'Bender Gets Made'. A criminally underrated ep, and features the unforgettable debut of the Robot Mafia, classic!
nerdlingus

Professor
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« Reply #19 on: 02-28-2004 06:36 »

Ooo, hard choice, Its either Raging bender, Bendin' in the wind or Bender should not be allowed on tv, they all have that silly ability of making me laugh out loud (espicially after some beers)   laff

I'm gonna give it to 'Bender should not be allowed on tv'.

"Try this at home kids!"  laff
Bushmeister

Professor
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« Reply #20 on: 02-28-2004 06:49 »

Out of all those episodes, 'Hell is Other Robots' is by far my favourite.
krokerjoker

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #21 on: 02-28-2004 08:15 »

Bending in the wind! what could be better than seeing bender finally become a folk singer?
Iron Chef
Bending Unit
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« Reply #22 on: 02-28-2004 09:13 »

Hell is Other Robots does stand head and shoulders above the rest of these options, but this is probably due to the appearance of Beelzebot rather than Bender
Mouse On Venus

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #23 on: 02-28-2004 09:49 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by DotheBartman:
To me (this goes in direct contradiction to what Mouse was saying) the main problem may be that some of the later Bender episodes tried to put him "on his own" and forget about the characters.  Bender's hilarious, but truth be told he's not the greatest at carrying a whole story, especcially when he's excluded from other characters (which is what happened in Obsolutely Fabulous and Pharaoh in many scenes for instance).  It becomes too dull and monotonous, especcially for a character who's best humor normally comes from his interactions from the other characters.

I didn't think that about Ob Fab. There were many different aspects to Bender being on the island - trying to get help, running out of booze, finding the outdated robots and learning the evils of technology, trying to destory his enemy Robot 1-X and putting his friends lives in danger, trying to save them etc. etc. I thought it was a far broader Bender palette than Pharoah which is just 21 minutes of Bender cramming his desire to be remembered down everyone's throat or Bender's somewhat chauvanistic attitude to being a woman in Bend Her.  mad
Shadowstar

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #24 on: 02-28-2004 10:09 »

Gotta go with "The Honking." Very very VERY great episode. I'd say the weakest ep up there is "Bendin' in the Wind." Besides the song, this episode really wasn't that great, and it wasn't funny.
Woodbot 2.0

Starship Captain
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« Reply #25 on: 02-28-2004 10:47 »

I say:Bender Should Not Be Allowed on T.V.
VoVat

Bending Unit
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« Reply #26 on: 02-28-2004 11:13 »

I say "Bender Gets Made."  The Robot Mafia was hilarious.  I haven't seen BSNBAOTV, though, so I'm not sure how that would compare.
El Scorcho

Bending Unit
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« Reply #27 on: 02-28-2004 11:19 »

I think I'm gonna have to flip a coin between Bender gets Made, and Hell is other Robots...

Tails, Bender gets made
Spineless

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #28 on: 02-28-2004 11:39 »

Oh so that one's Obsolutely Fabulous, eh?  laff

Yeah that was a good one.  But it still falls against the greatest Bender line ever:

"Have you ever tried turning off the TV, sitting down with your children, and hitting them?"

At least I'm pretty sure that's how it goes.  laff
Y_L_B

Professor
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« Reply #29 on: 02-28-2004 12:18 »

HIOR for sure! It's one of my favorite episodes anyway. I loved the song, and the whole "religious Bender" thing cracked me up.  laff

If that wasn't up there, I'd vote BSNBAOTV. That one had me laughing the whole way through.

But if Godfellas was up there, I'd vote that. It was such a sweet episode. Sweet meaning cute. In a good way.
David A

Urban Legend
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« Reply #30 on: 02-28-2004 13:37 »

*Points at avatar.*
BNLbum

Bending Unit
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« Reply #31 on: 02-28-2004 14:26 »

Hell is Other Robots. Beastie Boys, Robot Devil, the Robot Hell song... I mean, they even had robotic Baptists. You can't mess with the classics... Fry and Leela -centric episodes may have greatly increased in quality as the seasons passed, but Bender episodes generally stayed the same level of quality(not that that's a bad thing)... Still, Hell is Other Robots is a notable exception, standing apart from the rest.
Coilette

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #32 on: 02-28-2004 14:34 »

1st  - Hell is other Robots
2nd  - Bender Gets Made
3rd  - A Pharoah to Remember

that's my list.........

  'Cheese it!!'
Pikka Bird

Space Pope
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« Reply #33 on: 02-28-2004 14:44 »

BSNBAOTV because it mocks soap acting. And has good and funny lines. I watch it quite often.
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #34 on: 02-28-2004 18:16 »

For me, it's a tie between "Bendin' in the Wind" and "Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV".
In BITW, Bender actually appears to have a moral concience. He tries to help hopeless robots, even though it all ends up blowing up in his face. I must admit that the final scene of the episode, Bender sticking a magnet to his head so he can live his dream out one more time, is actually a touching Bender moment.
As for BSNBAOTV, it was just hilarious.
alexvilagosh

Goose Patrol
Space Pope
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« Reply #35 on: 02-28-2004 19:27 »

Bendin' In The Wind. It's great, one of my favourite episodes.
Dolcelannah

Bending Unit
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« Reply #36 on: 02-28-2004 22:29 »

I'm going to have to say Hell Is Other Robots - The song was hilarious:

Fry: I don't feel well...
Leela: It's up to us to rescue him!
Fry: Maybe he likes it here in Hell...
Leela: It's us who tempted him to sin!
Fry: Maybe he's back at the motel...
Leela: Come on Fry, don't be scared! I'm sure at least one of us will be spared. So just sit back and enjoy the ride -
Fry: My ass has blisters from the slide!

That bit always cracks me up, and I also love it when Bender's hugging Fry at Elzar's: mmmmmmm... mmm.... mmmmm... Fry, you're my friend...  laff

So yeah, Hell Is Other Robots, for sure. Although BSNBAOTV was pretty funny, and in my opinion, very much underrated.

KittinGas

Bending Unit
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« Reply #37 on: 02-29-2004 05:51 »

I'm gonna have to vote for BSNBAOTV. It Rocks.
evan

Urban Legend
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« Reply #38 on: 02-29-2004 19:39 »

"Hell is Other Robots." Most of these Bender-centric episodes are moderate to weak at best. Bender episodes, in season 4, generally weren't that great.
fryfanSpyOrama

Urban Legend
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« Reply #39 on: 03-02-2004 12:24 »

How come you don't have GodFellas?
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