4x04 Love and Rocket
First Aired: Feb. 10, 2002 on Comedy Central
Summary: Love is in the air when Bender finds himself involved in a shipboard romance....with the ship. When the Professor upgrades the Planet Express spaceship's software with a sexy female voice (guest star Sigourney Weaver), Bender falls hopelessly in love. But when the ship discovers that Bender…
Main Characters in this Episode
Nd-Nd: And what is this emotion you humans call "wuv"?
Lrrr: Surely it says "love".
Nd-Nd: No, "wuv", with an Earth W. Behold.
Lrrr: This concept of wuv confuses and infuriates us!
Bender: Ah, the moment felt right. Call me old-fashioned, but I like a dump to be as memorable as it is devastating.
Bender: No one, baby. Lucy Liu is the only woman for Bender.
Lucy Liu: I love y... [Bender closes door on her]
- Goof (continuity error): When Bender dumps the Planet Express ship, the PE ship comes to a screeching halt, as seen from the outside of the ship, but when the scene goes back inside the ship, the stars are still moving outside the window.
- Goof (continuity error): When talking with the Plant Express ship, Leela is seen in her pajamas. However, when the ship became crazy and turned off the oxygen, Leela grabbed her oxygen mask. When in the shower talking with Bender and Fry about her plan, she is seen in her Valentine's uniform.
- At the end of the climactic chase that takes place within the ship's circuitry, Bender (as an electron) races through a diode against the direction marked on it and is unable to go back the way he came, cornering him where the ship can catch him. This is more or less an accurate example of how diodes work. The arrows marked on diodes (and their representations on schematic diagrams) actually point *in the opposite* direction to how the electrons move as the people who originally devised the symbols for electronic components were mistaken about which way electricity flowed. This convention held even after scientists learned the electricity moves from negative to positive, and not positive to negative as originally thought, and today, schematic diagrams still depict the electricity moving in the wrong way.