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Calculon

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« on: 09-02-2001 03:03 »

What's Bender's last name? 
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Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #1 on: 09-02-2001 03:32 »

either "Unit 22" or Rodriguez (spelling ?)

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sHad0w

Bending Unit
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« Reply #2 on: 09-02-2001 06:31 »

Fry: I'll need someone good at bending.. *thinks* what about you, Leela?
Bender: What?! Bending is my middle name!
Fry: Really?
Bender: Yes, in fact, my full name is Bender Bending Rodriguez!
Drippy_taco

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« Reply #3 on: 09-02-2001 13:22 »

Aaaaaaaah!!!!!! *hemorrhages*   puke

Fry: I'm going down there to get my clover back!  Now some of the tunnels have metal bars, so I'll need someone who's good at bending...Leela how about you?
Leela: Sure, I'll do it.
Bender: Like hell you will, Bending's my middle name!
Fry: It is?
Bender:Yep, my full name is Bender Bending R[roll]odr[roll]iguez.

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Nixorbo

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« Reply #4 on: 09-02-2001 13:54 »

 
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Originally posted by Drippy_taco:
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I bow to you, sir.

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sHad0w

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« Reply #5 on: 09-03-2001 10:39 »

Sorry.. I only knew half of it
futurefreak

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« Reply #6 on: 09-03-2001 16:29 »

hey welcome to PEEL, Calculon!  smile
frycutiepie

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« Reply #7 on: 05-21-2006 06:26 »

bender's last name is Rodriguez isnt it.
TriggerHappyJim

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« Reply #8 on: 05-21-2006 08:08 »

Yikes, thats a bump of 5 years!

Yes, frycutiepie, Rodriguez is the one. But we'd prefer it if you didn't dig up threads as old as this, as we consider them dead.
Zogonif

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« Reply #9 on: 05-21-2006 08:45 »

 
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Originally posted by TriggerHappyJim:
Yes, frycutiepie, Rodriguez is the one. But we'd prefer it if you didn't dig up threads as old as this, as we consider them dead.

How about locking it that may stop people from reving dead threads
Shiny

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« Reply #10 on: 05-23-2006 02:15 »

I gotta say, while this particular thread seems pretty pointlessly bumped, the widespread terror of starting a thread that already exists makes it a real dilemma as to what one should or shouldn't resurrect.

But THIS thread, yeah...kind of egregious.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #11 on: 05-23-2006 12:56 »

In the first season, it seemed to be "Unit 22" and as the series progessed, it was revealed to be "Rodriguez".  I think his last name is Rodriguez. 
Shiny

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« Reply #12 on: 05-23-2006 14:36 »

Maybe "Unit #22" is an affectionate nickname....
Benders_Fan

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« Reply #13 on: 05-23-2006 17:42 »

He said his full name was Bender Bending Rodriguez.
MarriedtoAmy

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« Reply #14 on: 05-24-2006 21:08 »

I dunno as long as it's not Uranus
Xanfor

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« Reply #15 on: 05-24-2006 21:09 »

Astronomers renamed Uranus in 2620 to end that stupid joke once and for all. Now it's called Urectum.

Fry Man

Bending Unit
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« Reply #16 on: 05-26-2006 17:50 »

Bender Vender
Zoidberg 123

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« Reply #17 on: 05-26-2006 18:03 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Fry Man:
Bender Vender


Rofl
Xanfor

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« Reply #18 on: 05-28-2006 07:49 »

What about Bender's first name? Last time I looked it up in the dictionary, it was US Slang for 'Drinking spree'.

shinyass

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« Reply #19 on: 05-31-2006 08:25 »
« Last Edit on: 05-31-2006 08:25 »

Xanfor, urectum is the same thing as an anus! My dad laughed all day because of that

bender's full name is Bender Bending Rodreguez
Xanfor

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« Reply #20 on: 05-31-2006 08:41 »

That's it... No one makes fun of my ectum...

shinyass

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« Reply #21 on: 05-31-2006 09:39 »
« Last Edit on: 05-31-2006 09:39 »

? Strange. You haven't acted this suspicious since the day i found those "ape bones" in the closet.
Xanfor

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« Reply #22 on: 05-31-2006 10:00 »
« Last Edit on: 05-31-2006 10:00 »

I offer shinyass this plate of fresh homemade Soylent Green if he doesn't tell anyone.

my man-wich!

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« Reply #23 on: 05-31-2006 19:01 »
« Last Edit on: 05-31-2006 19:01 »

@shinyass & xanfor-*OFF TOPIC*

anyway, frycutiepie, yes it is Bender Bending Rodriguez. bender unit 22 is his, well.... production rank i guess...
Xanfor

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« Reply #24 on: 05-31-2006 20:41 »

Another tidbit about Bender's first name: Not only does it mean 'Drinking spree', as well as 'Person or thing that bends', but is also supposedly a reference to the rebel character John Bender in the film 'The Breakfast Club'.

Off-topic: Incidentally, Dean Vernon in 'Mars University' was probably named after Richard Vernon, the principal and detention supervisor in the aforementioned film.

Gocad

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« Reply #25 on: 06-01-2006 04:41 »

Oh really?  roll eyes

shinyass

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« Reply #26 on: 06-01-2006 06:21 »
« Last Edit on: 06-01-2006 06:21 »

Nick name: Beer drinkin', chain smoking gamberler

EDIT (spelling)
TomAllen

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« Reply #27 on: 06-05-2006 12:04 »

Dean Vernon is....

From _Animal House_ (Dean Vernon Wormer, played by John Vernon) rather than from _The Breakfast Club_ (Principal Richard Vernon, played by Paul Gleason).

At least, that's what I understand from the commentaries.  And if that doesn't convince you, consider that much of the episode is a rip-off (sorry, homage) of _Animal House_ (as well as _Revenge of the Nerds_.  Also a little bit of that Charlie Brown summer camp boat race.  But I digress....)

However, as I think the commentaries also say, the creators were indeed inspired by the BC character John Bender (Judd Nelson) for Bender's name -- and a bit of his personality.  Judd Nelson preserved in animation -- who'd have thunk it?


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