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* AIGettingHigh: Robots in get high from electricity. They also use alcohol as fuel (although there are mentions of non-alcoholic alternatives), but ironically act drunk when sober. Bender, at least, is also a cigar smoker, although there's no sign that it has any effect on him. (He admits to only do it because [[SmokingIsCool it looks cool]].)
15th Aug '17 6:03:01 PM tyrekecorrea
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* ContentWarnings: The movies which comprise season five air on TV in episode form. Apparently, the production team wasn't counting on their airing on TV at all, because their content is somewhat more mature, garnering a TV-14 rating, rather than Futurama's customary TV-PG. Each such episode airs with a small passage of preemptive warning, and a verbal warning of "viewer discretion advised" from one of various characters.
14th Aug '17 4:04:54 PM quackytrope
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** ''Into the Wild Green Yonder'' also has what could have been a BookEnds had the show not been UnCanceled; in the first episode, Fry Bender, and later Leela are on the run. [[spoiler: Wild Green Yonder ends with them on the run again, this time with the rest of the Planet Express crew as well]].
25th Jul '17 11:01:34 AM Gosicrystal
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---> Roberto: "No Mommy! Don't weld me to the wall!"

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---> Roberto: "No '''Roberto:''' No Mommy! Don't weld me to the wall!"wall!



** Also, Mom is probably the most infamous one on the show. Despite her sons are adults, she treats them like utter crap especially Igner who seems to have "special needs". Mom admitted that she never gave them love even when they were kids.

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** Also, Mom is probably the most infamous one on the show. Despite her sons are adults, she treats them like utter crap especially Igner who seems to have "special needs". Mom admitted that she never gave them love even when they were kids.



* AdamAndEvePlot:
** Invoked in "In-A-Gadda-De-Leela."
** As well as in "A Bicyclops Built for Two."

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* %%* AdamAndEvePlot:
** %%** Invoked in "In-A-Gadda-De-Leela."
** As well as in %%** In "A Bicyclops Built for Two."



* AerithAndBob:

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* AerithAndBob:%%* AerithAndBob



** On that note, another episode ("Love and Rocket", mentioned below) was dedicated to parodying ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. It even parodied the sequence of shutting down HAL.
** Another episode, "A Flight to Remember," parodies the Titanic.
** Also, the season 6 finale, "Reincarnation", [[ArtShift reimaging]] Futurama in 3 different animation styles (30's Max Fleischer style, pixelated 80's video-games and 70's {{Anime}}), while parodying their respective tropes.

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** On that note, another episode ("Love "Love and Rocket", mentioned below) Rocket" was dedicated to parodying ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. It even parodied the sequence of shutting down HAL.
** Another episode, "A Flight to Remember," Remember" parodies the Titanic.
** Also, the The season 6 finale, "Reincarnation", [[ArtShift reimaging]] Futurama in 3 different animation styles (30's Max Fleischer style, pixelated 80's video-games and 70's {{Anime}}), while parodying their respective tropes.



* AlienAutopsy: Dr. Zoidberg [[HistoricalInJoke is revealed to have been the alien the autopsy was performed on]] in the episode "Roswell that Ends Well," but he's still alive and conscious and makes comments like, "Take [my heart], [[BizarreAlienBiology I've got four of them]]." He seems to find the whole thing bemusing, but not unpleasant.
** Until... "Don't cut that! I need that to speak!" Cue increase in speed of sawing.

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* AlienAutopsy: Dr. Zoidberg [[HistoricalInJoke is revealed to have been the alien the autopsy was performed on]] in the episode "Roswell that Ends Well," but he's still alive and conscious and makes comments like, "Take [my heart], [[BizarreAlienBiology I've got four of them]]." He seems to find the whole thing bemusing, but not unpleasant.
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unpleasant. Until... "Don't cut that! I need that to speak!" Cue increase in speed of sawing.



** Invoked again in the episode ''Mobius Dick''

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** Invoked again in the episode ''Mobius Dick''Dick'':



** Also occurs in "The Series Has Landed", when Fry and Leela get lost on the moon.

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** Also occurs Occurs in "The Series Has Landed", when Fry and Leela get lost on the moon.



** Another one features only one other parallel universe: a Cowboy universe.

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** Another one An episode features only one other parallel universe: a Cowboy universe.



--> ''"These aren't tentacles. They're [[spoiler: genticles.]]"''
** Another episode has Farnsworth, Fry, and Bender get into a time machine that only goes forward. They discover that [[spoiler: when the universe ends it is replaced by another, identical universe (except Farnsworth killing UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler). They end up returning to their correct time period in a THIRD identical universe, inadvertently killing that universe's version of themselves as well as Eleanor Roosevelt instead of Hitler.]]

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--> ---> ''"These aren't tentacles. They're [[spoiler: genticles.]]"''
** Another An episode has Farnsworth, Fry, and Bender get into a time machine that only goes forward. They discover that [[spoiler: when the universe ends it is replaced by another, identical universe (except Farnsworth killing UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler). They end up returning to their correct time period in a THIRD identical universe, inadvertently killing that universe's version of themselves as well as Eleanor Roosevelt instead of Hitler.]]



--> ''"Just as well; I think he comes from a dimension that's big on musical theatre."''

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--> ---> ''"Just as well; I think he comes from a dimension that's big on musical theatre."''



** Also in "The Cyber House Rules" with Leela and her old friend Adlai Atkins when they're at the Municipal Aboretum. He does kiss her, but it was a quick kiss. It could be an indication of his shallow level of affection for her, and/or of his general blandness.

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** Also in In "The Cyber House Rules" Rules", with Leela and her old friend Adlai Atkins when they're at the Municipal Aboretum. He does kiss her, but it was a quick kiss. It could be an indication of his shallow level of affection for her, and/or of his general blandness.



* AlternativeNumberSystem: Robots sometimes use base 2; the god of Robotology seems to be expressed as the number 2 in a prayer spoken in binary.

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* AlternativeNumberSystem: AlternativeNumberSystem:
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Robots sometimes use base 2; the god of Robotology seems to be expressed as the number 2 in a prayer spoken in binary.



* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents:
** Despite being set in the future, [[EternalEnglish stereotypes associated with American accents still apply]], even with respect to alien life forms. Amy comes from a rich family and has a ValleyGirl accent (even though her parents have stereotypically Chinese accents), while Zoidberg and his species speak with Yiddish accents and sometimes display Jewish stereotypes.
* AmericaTakesOverTheWorld: Although only Earth's world, and not any of the millions of others explored in-show.

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* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents:
AmericaTakesOverTheWorld:
** Despite being set in the future, [[EternalEnglish stereotypes associated with American accents still apply]], even with respect to alien life forms. Amy comes from a rich family and has a ValleyGirl accent (even though her parents have stereotypically Chinese accents), while Zoidberg and his species speak with Yiddish accents and sometimes display Jewish stereotypes.
* AmericaTakesOverTheWorld:
Although only Earth's world, and not any of the millions of others explored in-show.



* AmusingAlien: Lots, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg plus Zoidberg]].

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* %%* AmusingAlien: Lots, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg plus Zoidberg]].



* AnalProbing: Fry is [[AlienAbduction abducted by a flying saucer]] whose vanity plate reads "PROBE #1."

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* AnalProbing: AnalProbing:
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Fry is [[AlienAbduction abducted by a flying saucer]] whose vanity plate reads "PROBE #1."



* AndIMustScream: Though not canon, Fry, Stephen Hawking, Nichelle Nichols, Gary Gygax, Al Gore, and Deep Blue being trapped in a white void for all eternity in "Anthology of Interest I" may count, although Nichelle Nichols is the only one who shows any displeasure while the others play Dungeons and Dragons. And even then, she seems more annoyed by the fact that she's trapped for eternity ''with nerds'' than the being trapped for eternity part itself.
** We never see where they end up, but the same fate seems to be implied for [[spoiler: the Brainspawn and a parallel universe Fry]]

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* AndIMustScream: AndIMustScream:
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Though not canon, Fry, Stephen Hawking, Nichelle Nichols, Gary Gygax, Al Gore, and Deep Blue being trapped in a white void for all eternity in "Anthology of Interest I" may count, although Nichelle Nichols is the only one who shows any displeasure while the others play Dungeons and Dragons. And even then, she seems more annoyed by the fact that she's trapped for eternity ''with nerds'' than the being trapped for eternity part itself.
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itself. We never see where they end up, but the same fate seems to be implied for [[spoiler: the Brainspawn and a parallel universe Fry]]Fry]].



* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: "Naturama" casts all the characters as animals in a nature documentary.

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* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent:
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"Naturama" casts all the characters as animals in a nature documentary.



* AnimatedSeries

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----> '''Bender''': "Yeah, we're back."

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----> ---> '''Bender''': "Yeah, Yeah, we're back."



** And then there's Yivo, an [[AnotherDimension extra-dimensional]] being that had sex with every single person in the universe ''at the same time''. Except for Leela. But it isn't because Yivo doesn't try, it's that she's the only one who resisted.

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** And then there's Yivo, an [[AnotherDimension extra-dimensional]] being that had sex with every single person in the universe ''at the same time''. Except for Leela. But it isn't because Yivo doesn't try, it's that she's the only one who resisted.



** As well as Hedonism Bot, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin of course]].

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** As well as Hedonism Bot, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin of course]].



* AppliedPhlebotinum: Naturally almost every episode, especially thanks to Professor Farnsworth having an invention for every occasion.
** However, it is beautifully ''subverted'' almost as often. For example, in the 2nd-season episode ''Fry and the Slurm Factory'', the Slurm drink manufacturer runs a contest where the grand prize is won by finding one golden bottle cap hidden in a Slurm can. Fry wonders if there could be a way to find the bottlecap without having to buy millions of cans. As expected, he shortly comes into possession of the professor's "F-Ray," which can see through anything, and uses it on every can of Slurm in the city of New New York. But while this wins him lots of "minor" prizes (including a jetski!), he still doesn't find the golden bottle cap. He's so frustrated that he declares he will never look at another can of Slurm again. Of course, he immediately goes to the fridge to get another one to drink. That one's the winning can.

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* AppliedPhlebotinum: Naturally almost every episode, especially thanks to Professor Farnsworth having an invention for every occasion.
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occasion. However, it is beautifully ''subverted'' almost as often. For example, in the 2nd-season episode ''Fry and the Slurm Factory'', the Slurm drink manufacturer runs a contest where the grand prize is won by finding one golden bottle cap hidden in a Slurm can. Fry wonders if there could be a way to find the bottlecap without having to buy millions of cans. As expected, he shortly comes into possession of the professor's "F-Ray," which can see through anything, and uses it on every can of Slurm in the city of New New York. But while this wins him lots of "minor" prizes (including a jetski!), he still doesn't find the golden bottle cap. He's so frustrated that he declares he will never look at another can of Slurm again. Of course, he immediately goes to the fridge to get another one to drink. That one's the winning can.



* ArcWords: "I need you to wake up," and all its variations in "The Sting". Said by Fry to Leela and eventually revealed to be [[spoiler: an attempt at waking Leela from a coma]].

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* ArcWords: ArcWords:
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"I need you to wake up," and all its variations in "The Sting". Said by Fry to Leela and eventually revealed to be [[spoiler: an [[spoiler:an attempt at waking Leela from a coma]].



* ArsonMurderAndJayWalking: Just like in [[TheSimpsons Matt Groening's other show]]. For example, in "Neutopia", Leela lists two things she doesn't like about [[ItMakesSenseInContext being a man]], then inexplicably says, "The food at those strip clubs is terrible" as if it were a third reason.
** Again in "The Silence of the Clamps", where the Don Bot's daughter says there are three things her father hates most: being a witness, making out with his daughters, and attempts to duplicate his meatball recipe.

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* ArsonMurderAndJayWalking: Just like in [[TheSimpsons [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Matt Groening's other show]]. For example, in show]]:
** In
"Neutopia", Leela lists two things she doesn't like about [[ItMakesSenseInContext being a man]], then inexplicably says, "The food at those strip clubs is terrible" as if it were a third reason.
** Again in In "The Silence of the Clamps", where the Don Bot's daughter says there are three things her father hates most: being a witness, making out with his daughters, and attempts to duplicate his meatball recipe.



* ArtShift: The final episode of season 6 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reincarnation_%28Futurama%29 features three acts, each animated in a different style]], including [[MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer]], [[{{Retraux}} early low resolution video games]], and {{Anime|sque}}.
** And three more, to a lesser degree, for "Saturday Morning Fun Pit" in season 10.

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* ArtShift: ArtShift:
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The final episode of season 6 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reincarnation_%28Futurama%29 features three acts, each animated in a different style]], including [[MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer]], [[{{Retraux}} early low resolution video games]], and {{Anime|sque}}.
** And three more, to a lesser degree, Three for "Saturday Morning Fun Pit" in season 10.



** Also in the same episode, a quick shout out to the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/shut-up-and-take-my-money Shut Up And Take My Money]] meme. "Shut up and take my quarters!"

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** Also in The first episode of the same episode, 2012 season has a quick shout out to the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/shut-up-and-take-my-money Shut Up And Take My Money]] meme. "Shut up and take my quarters!"



** Also, dialogue in "Why Must I be a Crustacean in Love?" may imply that humans have been genetically engineered to have larger penises, or it's possibly an oblique reference to Fry being circumcised, which according to [[ArthurCClarke Arthur C. Clarke]], is illegal in the year [[Literature/TheSpaceOdysseySeries 3001]]...unless Leela and Amy are just messing with him for being in the non-coëd steam-room with them.
** And of course there are the giant Amazon women in {{Fur Bikini}}s.

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** Also, dialogue Dialogue in "Why Must I be a Crustacean in Love?" may imply that humans have been genetically engineered to have larger penises, or it's possibly an oblique reference to Fry being circumcised, which according to [[ArthurCClarke Arthur C. Clarke]], is illegal in the year [[Literature/TheSpaceOdysseySeries 3001]]...unless Leela and Amy are just messing with him for being in the non-coëd steam-room with them.
** And of course there There are the giant Amazon women in {{Fur Bikini}}s.



* AxeCrazy: Roberto, the criminally insane, psychotic stab-bot.
-->"I was built by a team of engineers tryin' to create an insane robot. [[GoneHorriblyRight But it seems... they failed!]]"
** Robot Santa as well.
** Impulsive!Leela during Anthology of Interest

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* AxeCrazy: AxeCrazy:
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Roberto, the criminally insane, psychotic stab-bot.
-->"I --->"I was built by a team of engineers tryin' to create an insane robot. [[GoneHorriblyRight But it seems... they failed!]]"
** Robot Santa as well.
** Impulsive!Leela during Anthology of InterestInterest.
%%** Robot Santa.



* TheBadGuyWins

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* TheBadGuyWinsTheBadGuyWins:



* BadSanta: Robot Santa.

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* %%* BadSanta: Robot Santa.



* BandagedFace: Parodied, natch.
* BareYourMidriff: Amy's [[LimitedWardrobe default pink tracksuit]]. And her riding outfit. And her assorted evening dresses. And her funeral gown. Generally, Amy.
** Also, [=LaBarbara=] Conrad.
* BarnRaising: Fry participates in one while on the Amish Homeworld in "Ghost in the Machines"

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* %%* BandagedFace: Parodied, natch.
Parodied.
* BareYourMidriff: BareYourMidriff:
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Amy's [[LimitedWardrobe default pink tracksuit]]. And her riding outfit. And her assorted evening dresses. And her funeral gown. Generally, Amy.
** Also, [=LaBarbara=] Conrad.
* BarnRaising: Fry participates in one while on the Amish Homeworld in "Ghost in the Machines" Machines".



** AttractiveBentGender? Or "[[EvenTheGuysWantHim Attractive gent, Bender]]?"
*** TheMindIsAPlayThingOfTheBody



* BeingGoodSucks

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* [[BigApplesauce Big Big Applesauce]].

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* [[BigApplesauce Big Big Applesauce]].%%* BigApplesauce



* BigNever

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** The newer seasons favor this trope. First Fry did this when [[spoiler: the censoring satellite V-Giny refused to censor Leela and Zapp's copulation]]. Then the Professor did one when he realized he'd lived to see the day when[[spoiler: Amy and Bender got engaged]]. And most recently [[spoiler: and more seriously]], Bender had this reaction when [[spoiler: he learned that he didn't have a back-up unit and will die one day]].
-->'''Farnsworth''':"I'm just glad I didn't live to see this day."\\
{{beat}} "Wait a minute..." (checks pulse)\\

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** The newer seasons favor this trope. First Fry did this when [[spoiler: the censoring satellite V-Giny refused to censor Leela and Zapp's copulation]]. Then the Professor did one when he realized he'd lived to see the day when[[spoiler: Amy and Bender got engaged]]. And most recently [[spoiler: and more seriously]], Bender had this reaction when [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he learned that he didn't have a back-up unit and will die one day]].
-->'''Farnsworth''':"I'm --->'''Farnsworth''': I'm just glad I didn't live to see this day."\\
{{beat}} "Wait
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''({{beat}})'' Wait
a minute..." (checks pulse)\\minute... ''(checks pulse)''\\



--> Bender: Tell me.... how much do you think it's worth? (gives pendant to Hermes, who whips out a loupe [[BrickJoke that he seems to just carry around]])
--> Hermes: It's fake, mon.
--> Bender: [[BigNo Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!]]

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--> Bender: ---> '''Bender:''' Tell me.... how much do you think it's worth? (gives pendant to Hermes, who whips out a loupe [[BrickJoke that he seems to just carry around]])
--> Hermes: ---> '''Hermes:''' It's fake, mon.
--> Bender: [[BigNo Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!]]---> '''Bender:''' Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!



* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Seen all over the place. Most notably in the episode The Sting where 60% of the episode are these. Also subverted a number of times.
* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: Bigfoot exists, as seen in the episode "Spanish Fry".
** Also provides the page quote:

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Seen all over the place. Most notably in the episode The Sting where 60% of the episode are these. Also subverted a number of times.
* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: Bigfoot exists, as seen in the episode "Spanish Fry".
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Fry". Also provides the page quote:
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** In ''The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings'', both playings of Für Elise have VideoGame/DonkeyKong throwing barrels at Beethoven and Elise from offscreen.
** In-universe, also in ''The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings''. After Fry trades hands with the Robot Devil and perfects the song "The Grumpy Snail" on his holophone, the titular snail recurs in every other song he plays short of his final opera. Particularly noteworthy is his appearance in Für Elise, in which he dances with Beethoven while VideoGame/DonkeyKong hits a jealous Elise with a barrel.
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** He also falls victim to this in a later episode, when [[spoiler:a [[EnfantTerrible "sweet" little girl]] he enters a tap-dancing contest against breaks both of his legs to force him to quit. Later on, that same girl [[LaserGuidedKarma suffers a heart attack on stage and dies,]] with Bender merrily dancing on her corpse afterwards. Much to his horror, however, [[AccidentalHero this revives her.]]]]
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* AbusiveParents: Bender, when he adopts twelve orphans for the government stipend.

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* AbusiveParents: AbusiveParents:
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Bender, when he adopts twelve orphans for the government stipend.



* AdamAndEvePlot: Invoked in "In-A-Gadda-De-Leela."

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* AdamAndEvePlot: AdamAndEvePlot:
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Invoked in "In-A-Gadda-De-Leela."



* AliensSpeakingEnglish: [[PlayingWithATrope Parodied]] in the Season 7 episode ''T: The Terrestrial'':

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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: AliensSpeakingEnglish:
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[[PlayingWithATrope Parodied]] in the Season 7 episode ''T: The Terrestrial'':



-->'''Zapp:''' We'll simply set a new course for that empty region over there, [[[[IdiotBall near that black-ish, hole-ish thing]].

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-->'''Zapp:''' We'll simply set a new course for that empty region over there, [[[[IdiotBall [[IdiotBall near that black-ish, hole-ish thing]].



** In the Elephant Seal segment of "Naturama", a "beach king" Bender seal murmers in his sleep "Kill all penguins". This likely references an episode where he once posed as a penguin on Pluto and inadvertently led them to use guns.

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** In the Elephant Seal segment of "Naturama", a "beach king" Bender seal murmers murmurs in his sleep "Kill all penguins". This likely references an episode where he once posed as a penguin on Pluto and inadvertently led them to use guns.
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** The Robot Devil apparently doesn't have this power, as much as he would ''like'' to when [[spoiler: Calculon]] dies and winds up in Robot Hell.
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** The only employees of [=MomCorp=] we ever actually see Mom interact with are her sons (and Farsnworth in flashbacks), but she's abusive to all of them.
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* AsHimself: In "Where No Fan Has Gone Before" (otherwise known as the ''Series/StarTrek'' episode), every member of [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original cast]] reprised their role, playing both themselves, AND were forced to play TOS' old characters "as themselves" during the episode. [[CharacterOutlivesActor Well,]] [[FakeShemp ALMOST]] [[RedShirt every]] [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute member...]] (Doohan was still alive at the time the episode was written, but in deteriorating health. The working title of the episode was "We Got Everyone But Scotty").

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* AsHimself: In "Where No Fan Has Gone Before" (otherwise known as the ''Series/StarTrek'' episode), every member of [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original cast]] reprised their role, playing both themselves, AND were forced to play TOS' old characters "as themselves" during the episode. [[CharacterOutlivesActor Well,]] [[FakeShemp ALMOST]] [[RedShirt every]] [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute member...]] (Doohan was still alive at the time the episode was written, but in deteriorating health. The working title of the episode was "We Got Everyone But Scotty").Scotty", which wound up not being accurate anyway, as [=DeForest=] Kelley died in 1999; Bones ''did'' appear in the episode but had no lines).
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