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prankster235

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« on: 02-24-2008 23:28 »

did you like bender as a fembot,cause i didnt.
Xanfor

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« Reply #1 on: 02-25-2008 08:59 »


La Belle Leela

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« Reply #2 on: 02-25-2008 10:48 »

 
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"And there it is!"  big grin
Nicky boy

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« Reply #3 on: 02-25-2008 11:19 »

it was funney when he was a fembot!
NastyInThePasty

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« Reply #4 on: 02-25-2008 13:03 »

No way, Josebot!
THM

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« Reply #5 on: 02-25-2008 13:39 »

It was an interesting episode, and Bender as a fembot was pretty funny. It probably wouldn't have worked if he'd changed permanently, but then that, on the part of both the character and the writers, was never the plan.

I guess if they ever did an episode where the crew runs into their selves from a gender-reversed universe (a la Red Dwarf), it'd be neat to have 'Coilette' make a reappearance. Otherwise, that's that.  smile

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FordMustang

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« Reply #6 on: 02-25-2008 20:34 »

I thought he made a rather convincing fembot in an athletic, tomboy sort of way.  What I thought was most interesting about the episode is that Bender interpreted females from a very male chauvenist perspective, so he created the ideal woman based on what  he thinks men want women to be like.  It was not at all what actual women want, as we saw how disgusted Amy and Leela were by his behavior since it was not at all an accurate portrayal of most  women and fembots... and yet  male robots were attracted to him because he fit their fantasy ideal of how fembots were supposed to be.  It did bring some interesting ideas on how popular stereotypes unfortunately play a big role in how men see women and vice versa 
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #7 on: 02-25-2008 20:50 »

Bender as Coilette was awesome. i love Bender just the way he is though but His portrayal of the his ideal woman was funny. If he met a gril like that I have no clue what he'd do.
Frisco17

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« Reply #8 on: 02-25-2008 21:22 »

Angleyne was kinda like that.
NastyInThePasty

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« Reply #9 on: 02-25-2008 22:57 »

The funniest bit in that ep is John DiMaggio's delivery of the line "Men really like it when ya GLAWB IT ON!"

Oh, and the hilarious "Gay Guy & The Ghost" story on the commentary track.  big grin
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #10 on: 02-26-2008 06:40 »

Kinda but not totally. Well, I thought Coilette was funny as hell. That would be a great character for them to meet in like a parabox so that everyone meets them selves as the opposite sex, like THM said.
Turanga, A

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« Reply #11 on: 03-09-2008 23:06 »

 
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Originally posted by NastyInThePasty:

Oh, and the hilarious "Gay Guy & The Ghost" story on the commentary track.   big grin

That was one of the best things on any of the commentaries and I agree that it could make a great sit-com
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #12 on: 03-26-2008 01:20 »

we all know that ep was sooo wrong on so many levels but anyone who loves futurama has a dirty mind. we all love these episodes and we know it.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #13 on: 04-09-2008 00:56 »

I object.  I love Futurama, and I don't have a dirty mind...that I know about.

Bender is a hoot as Coilette.  "Robonia, Robonia, a Country I Didn't Make Up!"
Seymour_My_Hero

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« Reply #14 on: 04-18-2008 16:56 »

 
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Originally posted by seattlejohn01:
I object.  I love Futurama, and I don't have a dirty mind...that I know about.

Bender is a hoot as Coilette.  "Robonia, Robonia, a Country I Didn't Make Up!"

Sorry to correct you but it's:

Hail, Hail, Robonia
A Land I Didn't Make Up   smile
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #15 on: 04-18-2008 19:53 »

I stand corrected...
Seymour_My_Hero

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« Reply #16 on: 04-18-2008 20:03 »

 
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I stand corrected...

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Bolt: Stay back! If I stare at the lock really hard, it'll burst into flames and melt.
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seattlejohn01

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« Reply #17 on: 04-18-2008 20:05 »

That's the score at the bottom of the 1st.  What really matters is at the end of the game...
Seymour_My_Hero

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« Reply #18 on: 04-18-2008 20:08 »

A good globetrotter always saves the good algebra for the final minutes!


Mittens: What are you doing?
Bolt: Stay back! If I stare at the lock really hard, it'll burst into flames and melt.
Mittens: Now I'm concerned on a number of levels.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #19 on: 04-18-2008 21:48 »

Don't try to confuse me with all your raz-a-matazz & whang-dang-doodle...   smile
Seymour_My_Hero

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« Reply #20 on: 04-18-2008 22:20 »

 
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Originally posted by seattlejohn01:
Don't try to confuse me with all your raz-a-matazz & whang-dang-doodle...    smile

Fine I won't...for now   evil laugh

Mittens: What are you doing?
Bolt: Stay back! If I stare at the lock really hard, it'll burst into flames and melt.
Mittens: Now I'm concerned on a number of levels.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #21 on: 04-27-2008 04:03 »

Bravely spoken...  tongue
hobbitboy

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« Reply #22 on: 04-28-2008 10:07 »

    What, in
Futurama terms, is a fembot anyway?

I'm assuming that both of the following are essential:
  • Shape is approximately humanoid and incorporates several of the secondary sexual characteristics of human females
  • Stereotypicaly 'female' persona (emotions, attitudes, outlook, etc).
I.e. Monique (Calculon's TV wife) is presumably a fembot (though she is never referred to as such, as far as I am aware) while The Crushinator is not. Nor, I'm guessing, is the robot that gives Fry a lapdance, pink feather boa notwithstanding.

That can't be the whole picture though because in Bend Her a simple oil change seems capable of permanently transforming Bender into a fembot (even though he was only faking a feminine appearance, so technically didn't qualify for one of the points above) and yet in Fry and the Slurm Factory he is appalled when the Zee-ray reveals that he took to be a fembot was NOT what it appeared (even though it seemed to qualify for both of the points above).

Is this one of those things, like race, which everyone understands but can't actually be defined in technically precise way?

Or does the application of the term change to suit the needs of the story?

Or am I over fantasizingthinking all this?

What do you guys/gals think?

Hey! That's a neat idea for a poll: Who is the sexiest robot in Futurama?

- Hobbitboy

Cat: Well, I think in all probability, Wilma Flintstone is the most desirable woman that ever lived.
Lister: That's good. I thought I was goin' strange.

Xanfor

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« Reply #23 on: 04-28-2008 11:08 »

The key difference between manbots and fembots is that fembots are capable of being upgraded into one of these, after which her companion manbot can contribute his source code to the design plans. Note that fembots should not be confused with feminist bots. Feministbots are the ones who have been trying to eliminate the role of the manbot in the installation processes of the newly constructed, as a result of which more and more manbots are adopting the independent Playbot mode, thus destroying the integrity of the nuclear family plants, which will probably suffer meltdown in the near future and drive the automaton model into extinction.

KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #24 on: 04-28-2008 12:06 »

It was funny when Bender was a fembot!  Coilette was just like Bender is he really was a fembot!  Conniving, scheming, and everything else that Bender is!   
SpaceCase

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« Reply #25 on: 04-28-2008 13:14 »

 
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Originally posted by KurtPikachu2001:
It was funny when Bender was a fembot!  Coilette was just like Bender is he really was a fembot!  Conniving, scheming, and everything else that Bender is!
At risk of starting a "Gender War;"

Bender changed his sex (and one might argue his gender started to change too), he did not change his core personality!
Coilette was, as you say, conniving, schemeing, etc, - and was taking Calculon for everything he was worth - until...
'Bender' did not suddenly grow a conscience.
'Coilette', evidently, hadn't the heart to so greviously hurt Calculon - presumably as an unforseen (by Bender, at least) consequence of the sex-change.

Coilette was Bender.

If anyone needs me, I'll be in the shop putting a fresh coat of 'dusty-rose' laquer on my digits...  roll eyes
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #26 on: 04-29-2008 12:00 »

Bender is scheming & devious.  Bender as Coilette was scheming & devious, but in a "gold digging" way.  Bender didn't change, he just changed the manner in which he was looking to take advantage & steal from others...
Kifz

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« Reply #27 on: 06-26-2008 22:40 »

Bender as Coilette is hilarious. He was himself even when in a fembot body, and gave a "sleazy guy's" insight into how guys like women to be, like that lipstick thing. Still, I'm glad he was a fembot only in one ep. That's pretty much enough.
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #28 on: 08-18-2008 06:22 »

It's really simply this: Coilette (Bender in female version) is a god digger while Bender, the guy, is a player. Does that make enough sense?
SpaceCase

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« Reply #29 on: 08-18-2008 12:37 »

 
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Originally posted by x.Bianca.x:
Coilette... is a god digger...
I presume you meant 'gold-digger' and mistakenly left out the 'l'?
Bender, however, was a "God-digger," of sorts, in HiOR.  wink
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #30 on: 09-04-2008 13:03 »

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Originally posted by x.Bianca.x:
Coilette... is a god digger...
I presume you meant 'gold-digger' and mistakenly left out the 'l'?
Bender, however, was a "God-digger," of sorts, in HiOR.  wink

I really hate when I do that, and I hate it even more when people point out my selling errrs!
SpaceCase

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« Reply #31 on: 09-04-2008 16:35 »

I really hate when I do that, and I hate it even more when people point out my selling errrs!
Not to worry; it's just that nasty anal-retentive streak in me...
The one that's a millimeter wide, and a mile deep! wink

Besides; If anyone cared enough to point out all my 'errrs' - they wouldn't live long enough to finish! laff
If anyone needs me, I'll be under my rock...
ALequalsGREAT

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« Reply #32 on: 09-04-2008 18:50 »

I am a little late to this party...but I loved the whole Bend Her episode. I thought it was awesome when Bender started dressed like a central-European woman (complete with Babushka xD), and the transformation was even funnier. There is an almost constant stream of gender humor throughout the episode, culminating in the best wedding ever (except perhaps when Homer dressed as Ganesh..."you're just going to get more wrath!").
As mentioned by Mustang, the episode does a great job of bringing the status quo under scrutiny (and in a very funny way).

Also- I can't seem to make a post without an error, which is why 85%-90% of my posts get edited. I wouldn't stress out about it, Bianca big grin
Rolandk73

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« Reply #33 on: 09-10-2008 23:49 »

I thought it was funny. They should have made Coilette his girlfriend.
Curious Gorge

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« Reply #34 on: 09-11-2008 00:47 »

Bend Her is probably my least favourite episode...it wasn't bad (there's no Futurama episode that I don't at least like a bit) but it just wasn't anywhere as good as the majority of others.

That said there were some hilarious bits...namely the ridiculously contrived "Soap Tragedy" scene at the end. Fry as Congo Jack was inspired.
no.9 man

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« Reply #35 on: 09-24-2008 20:37 »

It was funny but it was a one time laugh. NEVER AGAIN!!!!
Bigboysdontcry

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« Reply #36 on: 10-23-2008 23:37 »

I know this girl that looks like Bender as a fembot, maybe she is a transexual fembot, be careful there all around us
hobbitboy

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« Reply #37 on: 10-24-2008 11:34 »

Check her out with F-rays. That should clear up any confusion right there.

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
Your Standard BendingUnit

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« Reply #38 on: 10-30-2008 05:17 »

I didnt really like it. It just felt wrong. Kinda like if ur friend started frosting his tips and watching Lifetime
Turanga Joe
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« Reply #39 on: 11-27-2008 22:36 »

It just seemed wrong, I thought it was kinda jumping the shark, you know?
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