Originally posted by Dumbness_Inc:
He sold his ASS. Futurama was forever changed after that
I think thats just a short term change, like after "Why Must I Be A Crustacean in Love?" Fry lost his arm, legs, and something else that sounded blunt when it hit the floor. Same thing with Leela being def (sp?) Everything would go back to normal if they created another eppisode.
But I think Bender is almost like Data from StarTrek (until he was obliterated) it the way that Bender had definate life changing moments in his life, interacting with the PE crew.