Commentary:Bendin' in the Wind

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Commentary for
Bendin' in the Wind
Bendin' in the Wind.jpg
Production number3ACV13
On DVDSeason 3
Disc 3
Matt Groening
David X. Cohen
Executive producer
Rich Moore
Supervising director
Eric Horsted
Co-executive producer, writer
John DiMaggio
Actor (Bender, misc.)
Billy West
Actor (Fry, the Professor, Zoidberg, misc.)

Topics of Discussion

  • The idea of the story was based on the idea from "The Series Has Landed" that Bender wanted to be a folk singer.
    • Luckily there's lots of public domain folk songs.
  • They were surprised to realise they got away with showing what, in the script, is referred to as a "crazy bottle".
  • The commentators agree that, unfortunately, Patch Adams was impossible to forget.
  • Apparently the voice work is done in the same place as the commentaries. Which is on the corner of Pico and Sepulveda.
  • Beck suggested the use of more self deprecating humour.
    • His songs were searched to find weird works.
  • Bender's song is written by Eric Horsted, Ken Keeler and Christopher Tyng.
  • The chase scene is based on one in Bullitt, where five hubcaps fall off the car, the same happens to Fry's van.
  • In the original version of the animation the blonde woman didn't sit up after Bender fell on her.
  • Discussing whether it should have been New San Francisco or some variant.

Highlights / Quotes

  • Matt Groening: What do Executive Producers do, anyway?
    Rich Moore: DVD commentaries.