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Miolnir
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« on: 06-12-2000 02:08 »

Is Bender Gay? I don't really believe this myself with all the hooker-bots etc he's got around but it makes you think. I give 3 reasons for this suggestion
1. It is generally thought gay people can often point out other gay people. Well in "Loves Labours...." Bender has what he calls "gay-dar" which detects gay people.
2. In "Lesser Than Two Evils" Bender is wearing those scarfs which Fry actually refers to as "that other fruity number you had on before"
3. Finally (and the more convincing of the three) In "Loves Labours...." on the planet each member is capturing certain species of animal. Bender is going after a purple fruit snake. However, when he finds it the 'fruit snake' eats him. Now why would a 'fruit snake' eat Bender unless he was a fruit?
Miolnir
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« Reply #1 on: 06-13-2000 07:32 »

Aww c'mon isn't someone gonna comment on this?

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« Reply #2 on: 06-14-2000 05:36 »

..Nah hang on, in "A Flight to Remember" he hooked up with some posh chick robot, yes? Or was he just pulling an Elton John.

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« Reply #3 on: 06-14-2000 17:18 »

Do we really care? My answer: No. Reminds me of that whole conspiricy with the gay teletubby, don`t we have better ways to spend out free time rather than deliberating over which cartoon characters are gay?

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« Reply #4 on: 06-14-2000 21:46 »

Geeeez
You certainly sounded like you took offence to that one Marissa.
I just thought it might be funny and get you thinking. Lighten up a bit.

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Fry: Because you're too ugly to be a wart.
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« Reply #5 on: 06-15-2000 01:58 »

#3 was funny but I don't think Bender is gay and if it matters... I don't even get the concept of Robots having genders... doesn't make sense to me, just for comedy I guess.
Miolnir
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« Reply #6 on: 06-15-2000 03:27 »

Yeah I was really only going on #3 but I had to pad it out and build it up a bit to make it seem a bit more humourous
Obviously didn't work.
I'm pretty sure he's not gay and would have even more women around if it wasn't for those "stupid anti-pimping laws"

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Fry: Because you're too ugly to be a wart.
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« Reply #7 on: 12-04-2011 13:51 »

just on this old subject, i read through and couldnt find the main points i thought he might be gay.... 1. his name is bender - gender bender. 2. he lives in the closet
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« Reply #8 on: 12-04-2011 14:09 »

gender bender

Don't forget he actually becomes the Gender Bender in Raging Bender. wink
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« Reply #9 on: 12-04-2011 14:52 »

Bender dates Calculon too, admittedly as a Fembot, but still...
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« Reply #10 on: 12-04-2011 15:03 »

Yeah but wasn't he after the money and the fame?
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« Reply #11 on: 12-04-2011 15:13 »

No, she was after the money and the fame tongue...
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« Reply #12 on: 12-04-2011 15:20 »

Bender takes offense when he thinks he's being called a "romo" (robot homo) in The 30% Iron Chef.

He might just be a highly sexual individual who will, if boredom drives him that far, have sex with anything. I mean, he has fucked the occasional spaceship. His deranged lust knows no bounds!

Or maybe it's co-incidence.
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« Reply #13 on: 12-04-2011 15:26 »

I mean, he has fucked the occasional spaceship.

And a probulator!
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« Reply #14 on: 12-04-2011 16:36 »

I think some of that stuff is used for mere contradiction: Use the most macho character to play effeminated and/or gay jokes upon. (As long as it is not overdone).
E.g. they used Bender as the most unexpected character to do some bitching aimed at Leela (which would have been rather Amy's field):
E.g. telling her that a woman in a lime green tanktop should not talk about taste, or -regarding Leela's remark she does not want to die the age of 25- "Honey, unless we hit a time warp, I would not worry about that".
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« Reply #15 on: 12-04-2011 18:12 »

Bender isn't gay, he's had a ridiculous amount of girlfriends/hooker bots and never seen with a malebot.

Amy, Countess, Femputer, Crushinator etc etc.
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« Reply #16 on: 12-04-2011 18:27 »

Bender is camp, not robogay. That being said, why do robots need sexual characteristics at all?
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« Reply #17 on: 12-04-2011 19:19 »

why do robots need sexual characteristics at all?

So that people can build gigantic business empires from things like robot strip parlours and robot brothels.
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« Reply #18 on: 12-04-2011 20:48 »

Bender is just like Barney Stinson.
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« Reply #19 on: 12-04-2011 22:47 »

Straight, but the actor that plays him is gay?
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« Reply #20 on: 12-04-2011 22:47 »

John DiMaggio gay? Please... Did you see those pics he posted on Twitter of him next to that chick's boobs? He posted like 3.
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« Reply #21 on: 12-04-2011 22:58 »

Who dare bump a thread older than me? shifty

Regardless, this thread belongs in the Human Resource Department, where it is going thusly! Huzzah!

I'm pretty sure he's not gay. He and the fembot in Amazon Women in the Mood, he and Planet Express Ship...I think he has more of a kink for human females than anything else, like Lucy Liu's head and Amy...actually it might be human Asian females. I don't think that would make him gay, just interspecial perhaps...
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« Reply #22 on: 12-04-2011 22:58 »

John DiMaggio gay? Please... Did you see those pics he posted on Twitter of him next to that chick's boobs? He posted like 3.

I hope he also said "BeepBeepBeepBeep" as to be expected in Futurama....big grin
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« Reply #23 on: 12-04-2011 23:33 »

Sadly not... frown
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« Reply #24 on: 12-04-2011 23:35 »

Straight, but the actor that plays him is gay?

Barney Stinson is a womaniser, but does pretty metrosexual stuff.
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« Reply #25 on: 12-05-2011 00:36 »

Who dare bump a thread older than me? shifty

FRYWORTH, it says further up the page tongue...
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« Reply #26 on: 12-05-2011 02:54 »

Every time I read this thread's title I think of Bengay.

On an actual note, no, I'm pretty sure Bender is not gay. Miolner's post was cute, but the actual evidence that suggests he's not gay refute it quite easily.
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« Reply #27 on: 12-05-2011 05:42 »

I don't think Bender does much metrosexual stuff - in fact, I think he's quite a "manly" character whatever that means. He drinks, he burps, he fights. He enjoys the odd bit of style and such, but then so do most "lads" these days with their hair gel and nice-smelling deodorant, etc.

John DiMaggio gay? Please... Did you see those pics he posted on Twitter of him next to that chick's boobs? He posted like 3.

It was a Neil Patrick Harris-themed joke.
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« Reply #28 on: 12-05-2011 11:31 »

Which is why it is further amusing that Wayne Brady is Barney Stinson's gay brother.
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« Reply #29 on: 12-05-2011 19:34 »
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I never figured Bender as being gay.  He can be very camp when he wants to be, as he has a very flamboyant and dramatic personality, but most of the time its the actions of a childish and bratty id personality, rather then a stereotypical homosexual (if you want a better example of someone who manages to be both, see Roger from American dad)

The only moment that made me even consider the possibility was when Fry and Bender were really drunk and were bumping their asses together, and giving each other a very funny look that almost looked like the "come to bed eyes", whilst Leela looks on and sighs: "I may not have a man...".  I just call it "Fry and Bender's Random Gay Moment" since it feels EXTREMELY random to me, in that thats the only time something like that has ever appeared, and I doubt it will again.  

So no I don't think Bender's gay, even when he is being incredibly demanding and possessive of Fry, but it always felt like another aspect of Bender treating his friends like his own personal property then his friends, rather then someone being very clingy to their boyfriend.

Plus if Bender wants to do something, he does it, and doesn't give a ***t about what other people think.  He rarely lets threats of death or dismemberment get in the way of seducing whatever current fembot takes his liking (Fanny, Bella and The Crushinator), and despite being disgusted by robosexuality at first, he soon ends up dating Lucy Liu and Amy.  If Bender actually found guys attractive and actually wanted to sleep with one, I think we would have seen it by now, since he does whatever the fuck he wants.   If Bender wanted Fry's ass, he would have had it by now.
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« Reply #30 on: 12-05-2011 21:12 »

He did get ass implants. Just sayin' tongue
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« Reply #31 on: 12-05-2011 22:22 »

Plus if Bender wants to do something, he does it, and doesn't give a ***t about what other people think.
Swear properly, you goddamn sweaty flange. Besides everybody knowing what you mean already (the word was meant to be cunt, right? tongue ), it's the worst sort of hypocrisy to self-censor. If the word or idiom is that offensive to you or you think it'll be offensive to others, then choose a different one. If you care. Which, if you're throwing profanity around, you really oughtn't. Swear like a man (even if you're a woman) and have the courage of your convictions or don't fucking swear at all.

That sort of thing really pisses me off. It's like taking a hate-shit on somebody's coffee table, then attempting to pass it off as an accident. It's weak and wobbly, it's cowardly and craven, and it's above all just pointless.

Furthermore, I don't see how this this thread has managed to remain open for a decade. Normally this level of facepalm-worthy speculation is locked before it reaches four posts.
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« Reply #32 on: 12-05-2011 22:51 »

Its a family board.  Stop fucking swearing, you shitbreathed scrote.
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« Reply #33 on: 12-06-2011 02:57 »

It's not a family board, assbrain. It's a board that's rateg PG-13 in general. This means that we get as many references to sex, drugs, cusswords and rock-and-roll as they can pack into the show. There's not really much about Futurama that's "family friendly". Hell, I sure hope most of the fans don't breed. This world's full enough of complete and utter cuntbuckets as it is.
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« Reply #34 on: 12-06-2011 03:48 »

How about I slap you round the face with my droopy old lady labia and then strangle you with my hideous, ropelike nipples?
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« Reply #35 on: 12-06-2011 03:54 »

Young lady, if I want that kind of thing, I'll go visit a nursing home.
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« Reply #36 on: 12-06-2011 03:55 »

You really should.  Agnes and Hortense really know how to swing it.   Not as much as Gladys though, but she died last week.
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« Reply #37 on: 12-06-2011 08:39 »


Ahh, I've enjoyed Spacefish's colourful turns of phrase ever since she arrived on scene, but in the back of my mind I've always felt that she was holding back a little.

Ever hear the low, smooth "burble-burble-burble" of a 12-cylinder turbo-supercharged Rolls Royce Merlin at idle?  Followed by the intricate and amazing audible transformations as the throttle is slowly inched forward?  And your anticipation builds up to an incredible pitch and the hair on the back of your neck stands up?  And you know that you're about to experience the overwhelming, lung shaking roar as that engine revs up to 30+ inches of manifold pressure and the Spitfire screams down the runway like an unstoppable force of nature?  Heh.

tnuk, you're very creative and resourceful in the art of colourful, profane cursing.  But I suspect that you may have met your match. smile



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« Reply #38 on: 12-06-2011 09:19 »

Bender is a raging queen. It couldn't be more blatant.

What a fag.
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« Reply #39 on: 12-06-2011 09:23 »

Ever hear the low, smooth "burble-burble-burble" of a 12-cylinder turbo-supercharged Rolls Royce Merlin at idle?  Followed by the intricate and amazing audible transformations as the throttle is slowly inched forward?  And your anticipation builds up to an incredible pitch and the hair on the back of your neck stands up?  And you know that you're about to experience the overwhelming, lung shaking roar as that engine revs up to 30+ inches of manifold pressure and the Spitfire screams down the runway like an unstoppable force of nature?  Heh.

Yes, actually. big grin

tnuk, you're very creative and resourceful in the art of colourful, profane cursing.  But I suspect that you may have met your match. smile

Strangely enough, I don't give a withered pubic hair whether somebody can curse a bluer streak than I. What I object to is when people do this:

doesn't give a ***t about what other people

It speaks of a fundamental cowardice and hypocrisy to deliberately choose an idiom that contains profanity, then to censor it (especially whilst making it rather obvious what the censored word is meant to be). It galls and enrages me to the point where I'd quite like to be able to paste a large sheet of paper over the windows of that person's house bearing nothing but the word or phrase they've censored in bright purple letters on a yellow background.

If somebody else can sling piss and vinegar in the same manner as me, that's good for them. I know there are plenty who are better at it. I've never been under any illusion as to having been the best or anything. I'm not going to enter an e-Penis contest with SpaceGoldy (not right now anyway). I just wanted to tell her to swear properly since I hate to see self-censorship (especially on a forum where almost any form of verbal expression will be tolerated as long as it comes correctly spelled, punctuated, capitalised, and spoiler-tagged where necessary).
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