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Jaswahhihi

Starship Captain
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« on: 10-12-2004 14:38 »

I searched for this and couldn't find one so here goes.
I was wondering just how did Bender get stuck with the name 'Bender'? I mean was he the first made or is it just a common name between all the bending units? Or is his name a one he decided too make up and use himself because i doubt his mother gave him one?
laroquettespine

Bending Unit
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« Reply #1 on: 10-12-2004 16:54 »

His full name is "Bender Bending Rodriguez" and/or "Bending Unit 22".  Plus, he has a six- or seven-digit serial number that differentiates him from the other bending units (like Flexo).
TheLampIncident

Urban Legend
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« Reply #2 on: 10-12-2004 20:38 »

And remember one thing about bending units...their serial numbers are all expressible by the sum of two cubes.
Gwan101

Bending Unit
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« Reply #3 on: 10-12-2004 20:49 »

In the 70's (or around there), "bender" meant getting drunk/hammered.

I think that fits him quite well.
Bender-is-Great

Bending Unit
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« Reply #4 on: 10-12-2004 20:49 »
« Last Edit on: 10-14-2004 00:00 »

I remember in the audio commentaries that Matt and company said that they initially wanted all robots to be named after their primary function, hence Bender for a bending unit.  I guess that went the way of the poodle and primitive notions of modesty!  Calculon doesn't exactly sound like he would have been named after something to do with acting (of if you want to get technical when he was working as an automated arm on Project Satan)  And what about Fatbot?  I doubt his primary function would have been eating (especially the Dean's model ships!)   big grin
hobojobo

Bending Unit
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« Reply #5 on: 10-12-2004 22:39 »

I think that they decided to give robots names that made them sound cooler, rather than their primary function. As for bender, I don't know why he is named after his primary function while all the other bender robots have random names.
laroquettespine

Bending Unit
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« Reply #6 on: 10-12-2004 23:43 »

When you think about it, it's often the way things/people are named.  Tarzan called his adopted son "Boy", certain Indian tribes call themselves "People" (in their language), an orange is orange, and a fly flies.
M0le

Space Pope
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« Reply #7 on: 10-13-2004 02:08 »

It's probably just a nickname he came up with. Although how Flexo came up with a nickname that sounded nothing like his actual function...unless he was actually a Flexing Robot?
jerkberg

Starship Captain
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« Reply #8 on: 10-13-2004 09:19 »

courtesy of jerkberg
bender's serial number is
2716057
and flexo's is
3370318
VoVat

Bending Unit
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« Reply #9 on: 10-13-2004 19:21 »

Um, "flex" is a synonym for "bend."  We do see robots whose names don't match their functions (Roberto, for instance, unless there's a joke there I'm missing), but Flexo isn't one of them.
Unknown

Starship Captain
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« Reply #10 on: 10-14-2004 00:22 »

ROBerto...he's a robbery unit or something like that?
Bender-is-Great

Bending Unit
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« Reply #11 on: 10-14-2004 00:36 »
« Last Edit on: 10-14-2004 00:36 »

Never thought of it that way!  Although who would design a robot specifically for robbing?  Hmm, I guess it could happen however remote the possibility.   big grin
Hedonism Bot

Bending Unit
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« Reply #12 on: 10-14-2004 14:51 »
« Last Edit on: 10-14-2004 14:51 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
And remember one thing about bending units...their serial numbers are all expressible by the sum of two cubes.

Yes, all both of them that we have seen. There are probably lots of bending unit serial numbers which don't have that property, othrewise it would not have facilitated a high-three.

The three bending units we have seen are Bender, Flexo and Angeline - all bendy names. I imagine that most labourers are named after their jobs, or at east have a generic ****-bot title. It makes them easier to find in the phone book. They may have separate names by which their nearest and dearest know them.

Fatbot could be a nickname.


Where do we learn that Bender is known as Bending Unit 22?
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Oh sure, blame the wizards...
laroquettespine

Bending Unit
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« Reply #13 on: 10-14-2004 22:11 »

We find that out when Bender is recalled, in "Put your Head on my Shoulders".
Yuki_in_space

Bending Unit
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« Reply #14 on: 10-15-2004 01:43 »

Also, I think the giant check Mayor Poopenmyer gives Bender in "The Deep South" is made out to "Bending Unit 22". I might be mistaken, though.
M0le

Space Pope
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« Reply #15 on: 10-15-2004 03:16 »

 
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Originally posted by VoVat:
Um, "flex" is a synonym for "bend."
What I meant was considering that there's probably thousands of Bending Robots, who are all called Bending Units, what exactly is the odds that only one of them decides that his nickname is going to be 'Bender' and all of the others come up with pun-names or synonyms for bending? The one who decided to call himself Bender wasn't even first off the assembly line of Bending Units.
Hedonism Bot

Bending Unit
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« Reply #16 on: 10-15-2004 07:09 »

Well, there could be Deformer, Twisty, Curvatron, Corner-Bot...

Not to mention the variations on one word: Bendlinger, Bendoid, Bend-Bot, Bend-O-Matic, Bendarino, Benderama, Bendotron, The Bendicator, Bendor, ‹berBend, Bendex...

Bending units probably have a Synonym Chip which enables them to think up original nicknames.
Idan_Aharoni

Professor
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« Reply #17 on: 10-15-2004 12:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Bender-is-Great:
Although who would design a robot specifically for robbing? 

The same people who designed guns for killing people? or it could just be mom.
starone

Starship Captain
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« Reply #18 on: 10-21-2004 11:03 »

I think Bending Unit 22 is his official name. Bender Bending Rodriguez is his self-choosen name.
VoVat

Bending Unit
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« Reply #19 on: 10-21-2004 20:40 »

Maybe Rodriguez was the manager of the factory, or something like that.
soultaker69

Poppler
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« Reply #20 on: 10-22-2004 11:40 »

does anyone know what benders full name is
Corvette

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #21 on: 10-22-2004 11:44 »

Just said it, Bender Bending Rodriguez.
Unknown

Starship Captain
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« Reply #22 on: 10-22-2004 21:09 »

I can't seem to find two cubes that total 2716057.
MorboMcFly

Crustacean
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« Reply #23 on: 10-29-2004 06:20 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by VoVat:
Um, "flex" is a synonym for "bend."  We do see robots whose names don't match their functions (Roberto, for instance, unless there's a joke there I'm missing), but Flexo isn't one of them.

Andrew also sticks out in my mind... The tiny handbot that can rob people for you?
Nes

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #24 on: 10-29-2004 14:07 »

Well it's probably quite the math-problem. I think they said something about a few of the show's people being math-geeks so I'm pretty sure it's right.

Probably some really dumb math joke  roll eyes

Nes.
mint

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #25 on: 10-29-2004 16:06 »
« Last Edit on: 10-29-2004 16:06 »

He is designed to be a bending robot; I remember there is an episode where he got his name from. Maybe itís 'Bendless Love', correct me if I am wrong, after all I only saw it once.


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