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Frysgal77

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« on: 07-04-2003 13:09 »

Okay, in the episode "The Sting", when Fry died, Bender said, "Who will make Bender waffles just the way he likes them now?" Why did he say that? He doesn't eat? Does he? Please, somebody explain this to me.
mazaite

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« Reply #1 on: 07-04-2003 13:12 »

He probably just goes around taunting the homeless with them or something.
Frysgal77

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« Reply #2 on: 07-04-2003 13:13 »

Heheheh....yea...probably.
Xmpel

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« Reply #3 on: 07-04-2003 14:23 »
« Last Edit on: 07-04-2003 14:23 »

He eats, for unknown reasons although he can't like the waffles cause he dosen't have a sense of taste.
M Jackson
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« Reply #4 on: 07-04-2003 15:37 »

He does in some episodes.
In Bender gets made he loves the food at Elzars. Although he could just be pretending to enjoy the food to fit in. Or if he does have a sense of taste he loses it in some episodes due to the fact that he's constantly erasing his memory and reseting his modes etc.
See, there's an explanation for everything.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #5 on: 07-04-2003 15:46 »

Also, even though I don't think this is what he meant, he could be saying "Bender waffles" meaning his own type of certain waffles.  Meaning Bender won't have anyone to try his Bender waffles that like them like Fry does, if that makes any sense.
Beamer

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« Reply #6 on: 07-04-2003 20:37 »

Keep in mind that line was just from a dream anyway.
SamuelXDiamond

Rectum Favourist
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« Reply #7 on: 07-05-2003 17:18 »

I like M Jackson's explanation, but another point to bear in mind is that the meal Bender gets in "Bender Gets Made" isn't human food, it's a 'Sturno nisuasse' (sp?) - robot food that perhaps registers on a different level to taste. Fry tasting it was just funny  :)
Coop

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« Reply #8 on: 07-05-2003 17:49 »

I agree with Futurama_Hil
Teral

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« Reply #9 on: 07-06-2003 08:31 »

In "The 30% Iron Chef" Benders lack of taste is an important part of the plot. Well, okay, maybe not, but it is the reason why Helmut Spargle agrees to teach him.

The pie he eats in that episode also goes through without getting harmed.

In "A Fishfull Of Dollars" he has to observe how the other react to the anchovi-pizza before he decides to spit it out.

I guess Bender just wants to fit in, and have a systemt hat allows him to analyze the foodcomponents. When he compares it with a (very limited) databank he can tell what taste humans will experience. Since it's not an essential thing for robots the databank only covers very basic stuff, such as sterno-something, icecream, coffee, etc., not extinct animals and complex gourmet cooking.
Beamer

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« Reply #10 on: 07-06-2003 20:29 »

On the audio commentary for A Fishful Of Dollars, they say that at the time, they were unsure whether or not Bender would be able to taste anything, but they made their mind up in the next episode that he wouldn't - apparentally he only spat out the pizza to fit in.
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #11 on: 07-06-2003 20:43 »

Yeah, I think he's just trying to fit in. Just like he said in "Fry And The Slurm Factory" when he jumped in to the dirty slurm with Fry and Leela, "Everybody was doing it, I just wanted to be popular."
SQFreak

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« Reply #12 on: 07-06-2003 22:51 »

At Elzar's, Bender is eating flaming liquor I think. Though that would destroy all the ethanol...
Frysgal77

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« Reply #13 on: 07-07-2003 00:13 »

I agree with the whole fitting in thing. That seems to be the explenation that seems most logical. Thanks, guys.
Guy

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« Reply #14 on: 07-07-2003 03:20 »

Maybe "the way he likes them" implies that the waffles are made as pobot food or something.
Frysgal77

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« Reply #15 on: 07-07-2003 10:49 »

Such a mystery...
One can only wonder it...
Answer...we do not.
Killbot Bot Jnr
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« Reply #16 on: 07-07-2003 19:26 »

Maybe Bender waffles look like Benders face or are filled with booze or are wrapped around a beer bottle or something.
Frysgal77

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« Reply #17 on: 07-08-2003 15:07 »

That may be likely,
Figure out the mystery,
We shall, over time.
Nefnar

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« Reply #18 on: 07-08-2003 16:13 »

Thats why he cooks coocks so bad.
Bones

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« Reply #19 on: 07-08-2003 19:48 »

I think it was just a sentimental joke... nah thats too obvious... a wizard did it?
Cube_166

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« Reply #20 on: 07-09-2003 08:17 »

 
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Originally posted by Bones:
I think it was just a sentimental joke... nah thats too obvious... a wizard did it?

Always blaming the wizards. What did we ever do to you?!   :(
Nefnar

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« Reply #21 on: 07-09-2003 17:37 »
« Last Edit on: 07-09-2003 17:37 »

He drinks beer.
If he drinks maybe he can eat.
aussie dude

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« Reply #22 on: 07-10-2003 02:47 »

yeah but in the episode A Flight To Remember fry says 'thats the last time i ever go to a planet called Canibalon' and bender says "me too great food though' so how could that be he wasnt trying to fit in there was he??
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #23 on: 07-10-2003 07:44 »

well, robots eat like robot stuff, right?  i don't know what they're called, but in one episode the crew are at Elzars and Bender gets some kind of robot stuff.
DanceCommander

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« Reply #24 on: 07-10-2003 10:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Futurama_Hil:
Also, even though I don't think this is what he meant, he could be saying "Bender waffles" meaning his own type of certain waffles.  Meaning Bender won't have anyone to try his Bender waffles that like them like Fry does, if that makes any sense.

I think that this is the best explanation or close to what I think it as anyhoo.
It seems to me that Bender was implying that Fry makes 'bender waffles' just the way he likes them, because bender makes them soo poorly. It would make sence (30% iron chef), although Bender does make a fabulous cake in "I Second That Emotion"

Either that, or it really was the Wizards fault...
Sil

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« Reply #25 on: 07-12-2003 05:33 »

 
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Originally posted by aussie dude:
yeah but in the episode A Flight To Remember fry says 'thats the last time i ever go to a planet called Canibalon' and bender says "me too great food though' so how could that be he wasnt trying to fit in there was he??

Well Bender's always going on about "Kill all humans" so it seems sorta reasonable to me that he would be in favour of eating them.  Anyone?
canned eggs

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« Reply #26 on: 07-12-2003 22:57 »

Look, Bender's got no sense of taste (officially) but we've seen him eat, and he's got to have some way of evaluating what he eats.  I know a guy with almost no sense of taste, and he can still tell whether he likes particular food or not.  He judges by texture, presentation, etc.  So Bender has presumably got some internal standards by which he judges the food he eats, even though he doesn't have a sense of taste and doesn't need to eat. 

The Cannibalon joke was great.  It might have made more sense technically coming from a human with a sense of taste, but since we all know Bender's character, it's much funnier when he says it.  And in the end, plausibility will have to be bent around whatever is funniest. 
Frysgal77

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« Reply #27 on: 07-14-2003 19:30 »

I agree with Sil,
But canned eggs has a good point,
I am still confused.
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #28 on: 07-14-2003 23:44 »

Stop posting in Haiku, dammit!
Frysgal77

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« Reply #29 on: 07-15-2003 19:32 »

Wow! How cool it is,
For someone to notice me,
And even shout loud.
bendingunit5292

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« Reply #30 on: 07-15-2003 22:07 »

 http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/buddielist.cgi
El Zilcho

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« Reply #31 on: 07-15-2003 23:03 »

^ That has nothing to do with anything.

Try this one: "Who will make 'Bender waffles' just the way he likes them now?" Meaning Bender made the recipe and Fry cooks them just the way he (Fry) likes them. Bender would be upset, since no one else would eat the "Bender waffles".

And as for the "can he taste" question, see canned eggs explanation.
canned eggs

Space Pope
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« Reply #32 on: 07-15-2003 23:15 »
« Last Edit on: 07-15-2003 23:15 »

Yeah, there's a structural ambiguity in the phrase "make Bender waffles" where it could mean "make waffles for Bender" or "make a certain type of waffles, i.e. Bender waffles."  I think this has been hinted at before, by Futurama_Hil.

Hey, maybe the visual symmetry of waffles appeals to Bender's logical robot brain.
aussie dude

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« Reply #33 on: 07-16-2003 23:15 »

my question is if bender is constantly goinog on about 'kill all humans' then how come when we first meet bender he wanted to commit suicide after he finds out his bending job was making suicide booths, surely that is whay he wants??
canned eggs

Space Pope
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« Reply #34 on: 07-16-2003 23:39 »

Suicide booths kill robots, too.  Otherwise, why would he be trying to use one?
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #35 on: 07-17-2003 04:15 »

 
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Originally posted by canned eggs:
Suicide booths kill robots, too.  Otherwise, why would he be trying to use one?

Here's a better question: why didn't he just self-destruct when he found out he was making suicide booths? He seemed to not like the idea of the booths in general, that's why he decided to commit suicide. Why bother with a booth if you can just blow yourself to smithereens anytime you want?
aussie dude

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« Reply #36 on: 07-17-2003 04:46 »

does he have a self destruct mechanism?? i know he has an on/off switch
Xmpel

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« Reply #37 on: 07-17-2003 05:20 »
« Last Edit on: 07-17-2003 05:20 »

he has a self-destruct button on his body.
[Edit] He also has a self-destruct sequence witch can be heard in "Where no fan has gone before"
aussie dude

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« Reply #38 on: 07-17-2003 05:39 »
« Last Edit on: 07-17-2003 05:39 »

over here we havent had that episode yet. in which episode was there mention of his self destruct button

Yeah i remember now thanks mercapto
Mercapto

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« Reply #39 on: 07-17-2003 06:45 »

From "A head in the polls":

Bender bemoans the loss of his body:
Bender: How could I let this happen? I can't go through the rest of my life like this.
Farnsworth: Don't you have a self-destruct button?
Bender: Yea, but it's on my body!
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