|First appearance||"Fear of a Bot Planet" (1ACV05)|
The Robot Elders who rule the robotic population of Chapek 9 are, like most governments, extremely corrupt. They are well aware that humans are no threat to their way of life. Nonetheless, they spread anti-human rumors and propaganda constantly as a means of distracting people from the planet's real problems (such as a crippling lug nut shortage and the fact the planet is run by a government of corrupt, incompetent Robot Elders).
The Elders are four centuries old and were carved from meteorites by the Robot Founders.
The one with yellow eyes is named "Jimmy."
Fry: Stop! Take one more step and I'll breathe fire on you!
Leela: He'll do it! He's crazy!
Yellow Elder: Can they really breathe fire or did we make that up?
Blue Elder: Gee, I can't remember any more.
Bender: Humans are no threat to us. They're stupid, putrid cowards!
Fry: Damn right!
Bender: The fact is, humans are completely harmless!
Blue Elder: We're well aware of that.
Bender: You are?
Blue Elder: Of course, but they're useful to us as a scapegoat to distract the public from their real problems.
Green Elder: Like our crippling lug nut shortage!
Orange Elder: And a corrupt government of incompetent Robot Elders!
Yellow Elder: Duh, that's for sure!
Blue Elder: Quiet, Jimmy!