5x15 Bender Should Not Be Allowed on Television
First Aired: Aug. 03, 2003 on Comedy Central
Summary: When a young star of the hit robot soap opera "All My Circuits" literally falls to pieces, Bender seizes his chance for stardom. Along with Fry and Leela, Bender sabotages the auditions and secures a spot on the show. As a result of Bender's misbehavior, the Nielsen numbers rise, making…
Main Characters in this Episode
Turanga Leela: And there's that child actor who grew up and became a convenience store.
Antonio Calculon, Jr.: [parachutes through the window and lands in front of them] Father! I have discovered the shocking secret mother has kept from you for 200 years.
Monique: No. *No!*
Antonio Calculon, Jr.: Brace yourself for when I speak these words you may well suffer an attack of explosive amnesia!
- While Cubert, Dwight and Tinny Tim are stealing Bender's stuff, Bender Calls Fry on the phone, just as Dwight is walking past Fry carrying a safe labeled 'Bender's Loot.' In the next scene, it is revealed that Bender was inside this safe, which means that Bender called Fry from inside the safe as it was being stolen, but, did not mention it to him.
- The main theme music is unique in this episode, as the characters' voices vocalize along with the tune.
- In attempting to stop Bender's offensive influence on kids, Prof. Farnsworth and Hermes organize a group of like-thinking dads, calling their group to get rid of anything on TV that may be slightly over-the-top, Fathers Against Rude Television. In an acronym-obsessed world, it says enough.