Bite my shiny metal ass
"Bite my shiny metal ass" is one of Bender Bending Rodríguez's most used catchphrases, and it is one of the most famous catchphrases on Futurama, together with the Professor's "Good news, everyone". It is commonly used by Bender as a retort to a comment at his expense. The catchphrase is also Bender's first uttered line on the show, in the pilot to Fry, where he describes his reasoning with that his ass is "shinier than [Fry's]". The other of Bender's common catchphrases is "Me, Bender".
In "War Is the H-Word", Bender was prevented from saying the 'last word' of the quote because he had a bomb inside him which would explode if he said it. It could not be removed, so the word which would blow up a planet was changed to 'antiquing', one of Bender's least said words. Surpisingly, his second most said word was revealed to be 'daffodil'.
After Bender's death in "Ghost in the Machines", Hermes shows a graph of how the usage of the catchphrase has decreased by 98 %. The remaining 2 % is shortly thereafter explained as being of Scruffy's usage.
Already in the first season of the show, the line had been uttered enough to be a joke of itself, as "When Aliens Attack" feature Bender giving a parody of it when his ass is in fact not shiny, but "red-hot glowing". In subsequent episodes, there have been many other variations of the phrase, said by both Bender and other characters. This is sometimes done as a conscious parody of the phrase, such as when Fry tells Bender to "bite [his] shiny metal hat" (ItWGY). In other variations, it is done by characters who are probably unaware of the catch phrase, for example when Princess Num Num says that Bender "sure has a shiny metal bubbledeeboop" (6ACV21).
- "Bite my red-hot glowing ass". "When Aliens Attack" (1ACV12)
- "Lick my frozen metal ass". "Xmas Story" (2ACV04)
- "Bite my colossal metal ass". "Anthology of Interest I" (2ACV16)
- "Maybe you can interface with my ass - by biting it". "Amazon Women in the Mood" (3ACV01) Femputer.
- "1947 can kiss my shiny metal-AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!". "Roswell that Ends Well" (3ACV19)
- "The modern world can bite my splintery wooden ass". "Obsoletely Fabulous" (4ACV14)
- "Bite my glorious golden ass". "The Farnsworth Parabox" (4ACV15)
- "Bite my shiny metal- OHHH NOOOOOOOO". "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings" (4ACV18)
- "Bite my shiny metal face". Bender's Game Titanius Anglesmith before he smashes his shiny metal face against the Die of Power.
- "Bite my shiny metal hat". Into the Wild Green Yonder Fry in reference to the headpiece made of aluminum foil on his head to protect him from reading other people's thoughts.
- "Is there an app for kissing my shiny metal ass?" "Attack of the Killer App" (6ACV03) eyePhone
- "That guy can bite my shiny metal clamps!". "The Silence of the Clamps" (6ACV14) Clamps, in reference to Zoidberg.
- "Bite my tiny metal ass!". "Benderama" (6ACV17) Bender duplicates.
- "As you can see, since Bender's death, requests to bite one's shiny metal ass are down 98%."- "Ghost in the Machines" (6ACV19) Hermes
- A few seconds later, Scruffy interrupts Hermes with a vacuum cleaner. When told to be quiet, he responds with "Bite my shiny metal ass."
- "Wife? What are you doing with Bender's shiny metal gas can?" "Neutopia" (6ACV20)
- "He sure has a shiny metal bubbledeeboop." "Yo Leela Leela" (6ACV21) Princess Num Num.
- "Byte my 8-bit metal ass!" to Hermes: "That's byte with a Y" "Reincarnation" (6ACV26)
- "He can bitty my shiny metal ass!" "Dummy Up!" (US#049)