Talk:New New York v. Bender (3001)

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Ownership of Bender[edit]

"...Planet Express, which actually owns Bender."
Do they? Yes Farnsworth has claimed to own him on one occassion, but he is also very senile and, at the time, he was also being boastful. At all other times he is treated as an employee. - Quolnok 12:42, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Also, as per "Bendin' in the Wind" : "I'm sorry, you'll have to get a new one." I may be wrong, and I'm open for a debate, but I feel like he is actually property. And in BwaBB, he says you can get a new one for ten dollars. We could have a vote, maybe? --Buddy 12:49, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
I think we are in a grey area here. The writers will, when needed, treat him as an employee or otherwise as an asset. In general, robots, when not entirely related to humans, are perceived as lower-class citizens. While when related to humans, they are often perceived as items and things you can own. My thought is that he is owned by PE, but they give him a lot of free leash. I suppose, when it comes to legal affairs, such as a trial, I bet he is owned. --SvipTalk 13:15, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
I see "pay the man" as Bender shirking his responsibilities, "you'll have to get a new one" as a condolence phrase; directed at the Professor only because he is the type of person who would own a bending unit and Bender's comment about price was self pity. Bender also receives a pay check, and has been fired before. - Quolnok 13:53, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
Silence! I concur with Quolnok. If Bender was hired by Farnsworth, he's apart of the crew. Robot 1-X was bought therefore property. He did not deliver packages he worked for the PE crew. If 1-X did something like pimping Leela would have to pay because she was a representative for PE and they own 1-X. If we say PE owns Bender we could also say that PE owns Zoidberg or Amy. — Chris of the Futurama 2 [ discuss | contribute ] 14:28, 17 July 2009 (UTC)