3x13 Bendin' in the Wind
First Aired: Apr. 22, 2001 on Comedy Central
Summary: Bender no longer lives up to his name after an unfortunate accident, but instead makes a new name for himself when rock star Beck offers him an opportunity to live out his folk-rock dream. As a result, Bender's attempt to showcase his humanistic endeavors fails when he's faced with a…
Main Characters in this Episode
|Dr. Zoidberg ||voiced by Billy West (II)|
|Hick ||voiced by Billy West (II)|
|Bender ||voiced by John DiMaggio|
|Sal ||voiced by John DiMaggio|
|Bend-Aid Announcer ||voiced by John DiMaggio|
|Hippie #2 ||voiced by John DiMaggio|
|Broken Robot #4 ||voiced by John DiMaggio|
|Hippie #1 ||voiced by Tress MacNeille|
Beck: [during a concert] That song doesn't usually last three hours, but we got into a serious thing... and then I forgot how it ended.
Bender: I was a hero to broken robots 'cause I was one of them, but how can I sing about being damaged if I'm not? That's like Christina Aguilera singing Spanish. Ooh, wait! That's it! I'll fake it!
Bender: So can I keep the check?
Art Garfunkel's Descendant: Over my dead career.
- The episode title "Bendin' in the Wind" is a reference to the song, "Blowin' in the Wind" by the famous American Folk singer, Bob Dylan.
- When Bender is writing a song, he's seen holding a piece of sheet music with the title "Nº5, by Bender". If you look at it closely, it reads the first part of Beethoven's Fifth symphony, note for note.
- For his guest appearance in this episode, Beck actually requested the writers add more jokes poking fun at him.
- The cast is chased through the streets of San Francisco. During the chase, a green Volkswagen-esqe hovercar keeps appearing. This is a sly reference to Bullitt in which a green Volkswagen shows up several times during the famous car chase. Also, the Camper-van the characters drive loses a hubcap which re-appears in the next scene, just like Det. Lt. Bullitt's car which loses a total of six hub-caps in the car chase. See also: Goofs for the movie Bullitt