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Featured.png Bender Bending Rodriguez appeared on the Infosphere's Main Page as the featured article for Week 12, 2006. This article (or a previous version of it) has been identified as one of the best produced by the Infosphere community. If you can update or improve it, please do.

Buddy13 FW16.png Way too many alternate forms. I propose we remove ones that aren't actual, physical changes.

Vote?

Whotmsig.jpg[Whaler on the Moon] Seems appropriate, although most of his modifications are indeed physical. But we can rule out clothing, for example.

Buddy13 FW16.png I think we can rule out "Safe Bender" and similar. Objects added to his anatomy for a gag shouldn't count, either. Or we'd have to add all kinds of stuff like the plug Bending College was uploaded into, the port his harddrive/brain is in, and just about every odd thing that was in his chest cabinet.

I think we should add iObey bender. I put them in <!--these symbols--> for somebody to add them if necessary.--Zoidberg 22:01, 17 January 2008 (PST)


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  2. Whotmsig.jpg[Whaler on the Moon]
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Description, where?[edit]

I feel that the way the article looks now is a problem. Cause the description (which I have saved keeps a lot of good information), therefore I am pondering if we should make a section called "biography" or "overview" or something else and put that information in there. And then rename the current "biography" section to "story". --SvipTalk 02:37, 6 February 2008 (PST)

You may be right there, the biography is huge (as it should be) and the lead-in is minute. - Quolnok 03:17, 6 February 2008 (PST)

Bender Tattoo?[edit]

Anyone suggest a good episode (and time index, if you have it) to get a screencap of a nice Bender pose to be t'too'd upon one self? I've been wanting one for a while now, but I can't think of what sort of thing to do. Preferably just Bender, without his accoutrements. I.E., no beer or cigar. Although, I did have one idea of having him have a beer in one hand, a cigar in his mouth, and a laser-pistol in the other hand, and headlining it "ATF" (as in the US government bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms), but I probably won't do that one. I could do the one from the sketch on this page, but the pose is sorta bland/lifeless. But yeah. *jiggles away* --Buddy 19:51, 10 May 2008 (PDT)

Two things. Maybe use the bend over pose that is used in Parasites Lost when they bend over to look at the small Planet Express Ship. And secondly, in Futurama it is "Bureau of Tobacco, Firearms and Soft Drinks", tsk tsk. Haven't you watched Fry and the Slurm Factory? --SvipTalk 04:14, 11 May 2008 (PDT)
Hmm, not a fan of tattoos myself. How much real estate shall he be taking up? I guess a shot of him raising a fist in anger or possibly even the "I'm unstoppable" pose from the pilot. Though the time code tattoo shouldn't be counted out. Admittedly they can't do the tiny binary code... - Quolnok 08:15, 11 May 2008 (PDT)
I'm not big on tattoos, either. It's taken me this long to finally find something that I like enough to have permanently embedded in my flesh. And I'm still not 100% sure. The real estate would be the upper right arm. If I did the time code tattoo, it'd have to be on my ass, and I'd rather be able to show off my tattoo without getting arrested. ;) --Buddy 13:34, 11 May 2008 (PDT)
What? Mooning is illegal in America? And you call yourself the land of the free?! I fart in your general direction! --SvipTalk 14:01, 11 May 2008 (PDT)
Land of the free, so long as you don't offend our puritan ideals. America is a country of prudes. Seriously. --Buddy 08:23, 12 May 2008 (PDT)

Bender's Age[edit]

I know the comics aren't totally canon, but they're close enough, so long as they don't disagree with show canon, right? Anyway, in the latest comic, they specify Bender's age (using carbon dating). A carny tries to guess his age, and nails it. Or would have nailed it if there wasn't time travel involved (he cheated, reading the manufacture date off of Bender's "butt-plate"), but then the Professor explains the time travel and uses carbon dating (but because that's not quick enough, changes to carbon speed-dating). He determines that Bender is 27,000 years old. I can't remember the exact number, because I forgot to bring the comic with me. Anyway, then they decide that he's way past retirement age, and then the robot death squads come to take him to the near-death star (the first robot ever taken there) but later he's rescued. Anyway, after that, they upload his memories into a new Bender unit, effectively resetting his physical age. So we could either list the age of his mind (27,000+ years) or the age of his body (<1 year). Eh? --Buddy 22:01, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

Some of our fans are not going to consider it entirely canon. Not because it contradicts with the show, but I can make up plenty o' facts about Futurama that wouldn't contradict any of it, but no fans would believe in. My point is, we still have to take caution, it is worthy to list. Maybe a section for his age.
On a side note, "carbon dating" cannot be used on items from after the 1940s, since nuclear testing messed up it up. Wikipedia has the facts, but that should be listed as a goof. --SvipTalk 22:28, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
Read it already, I didn't put it there both because I haven't got around to it and more importantly the canon issues. Isn't Into the Wild Green Yonder supposed to involve him becoming a liquid? That can only happen when his body is really, really old. Even so, some mention in this article (not in the infobox) is needed. Also in one recent comic, the part of Bender's brain that makes him sing near magnets (inhibition unit or just the desire isn't clear) is removed; not necessarily a permanent change in that case, especially due to this new body most likely having one anyway (if one is canon, both would probably be).
Also, I think that number seems a bit low; unlike the comic estimate on Hermes' age, which we use. - Quolnok 00:50, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
It does seem low. He went at least a thousand years back on each trip, and there were way more than twenty-seven Benders that started exploding. I'd say a few million is probably closer. --Buddy 03:17, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
I wrote the age section. Opinions? --SvipTalk 01:39, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
One of the few new things on the wiki I can read. I made a few minor tweaks, but it looks good. Should the fact that his legs were replaced in Hell Is Other Robots be mentioned? - Quolnok 10:16, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
Isn't Bender the only robot without a backup copy? It does contradict with the canon.-Anonymous
How do we know that he is the only one? --Sviptalk 13:31, 7 March 2012 (CET)
In that episode, Mom tried to kill him because he was defective. Assuming only Hermes cared ( remember, he spared Bender) and other owners did not, Mom would have destroyed other defectives. Also, it's s a one in a million chance the inspector would pass by a defect just before death.- Futurama God, AKA Anonymous

Rodriguez[edit]

This discussion have been moved to Infosphere talk:Infinite Wisdom™#Rodriguez, please continue the debate there.

The inspiration for Bender?[edit]

Really? Chris of the Futurama 2 [ discuss | contribute ]

These seems highly speculative, and I find it hard to believe that a single cover of some comic book may on the off chance have been read by Matt Groening or even known. Bender is in my mind, a general old fashioned concept of a robot, sort of the same principle the robot on that cover is based on. But if you really think there is a relation, then you are trying too hard to make two unrelated pieces fit together. --SvipTalk 01:05, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Bender's original personality.[edit]

After checking both this page and the Space Pilot 3000 page, I've found no reference to the light bulb Bender ran into in the Head Museum closet. For those who don't recall, Bender refused to bend the bars on the window, his antenna broke the light bulb, a jolt of electricity passed through his system, and then he turned and bent the bars on the window. It would seem to me that this indicates a change in Bender's personality caused by the power surge. The fact that Flexo seems to have none of Bender's vices would appear to support this. I believe this may be worth at least noting. Legionaireb 06:03, 13 September 2010 (CEST)

I see it more as a simple joke. He got a kick and decided to do it after all, much like the more old-fashioned "snap out of it!" smack in the head. I don't think it was more complicated than that. But you may noting it, as long as you don't claim it to be fact but rather a theory. :) Aki 10:53, 13 September 2010 (CEST)

Small Concern about Benders Head[edit]

I was looking on Benders page on this site, and it says the head is 1055 older than its body, which is true until "Where No Fan Has Gone Before" because his head blew up at the end of the episode. So maybe you could say his Mouth Piece is 1055 years older than his head and body? :-/ What do you think? Maybe his head blowing up wasn't canon?

NOTE: I'm not talking about War is the H Word. Actually to clear things up, At the end of that episode was non-canon, because the bomb would have destroyed the entire earth.

Thanks, FuturamaRULEStalk

Arrangement of Functions, attachments and accessories[edit]

Could we get a new arrangement for this section, either in alphabetical order or in order of which appeared first? Because it feels random and a bit confusing in the way it's currently arranged.