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    Smitty and URL 
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Look, a civilian jaywalking. Aw yes.

Voiced by: Billy West and John DiMaggio
Debut: "Space Pilot 3000"

The two police officers of New New York. Smitty is the human, URL (pronounced "Earl") is the robot.


  • A Day in the Limelight: URL gets a lot of focus when Smitty retires and Fry becomes a cop.
  • Catchphrase: "Awww yeah." for URL. Changes to "In-dubitably" (exact same stress and meter) in an Alternate Universe where everything's British.
  • Corrupt Cop: A good number of times, they can be easily bribed.
  • The Ditz: Smitty is very clearly the lesser intellect of the two.
  • Laser Blade: Subverted in that they act just like regular police batons.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Their idea of being undercover is wearing suits over their cop outfits, reading "Non-Cop News". Subverted, in that the person they're tailing sees right through it.
  • Police are Useless: Right from the get-go, they're generally shown to be pretty incompetent (responding to a call for back-up by declaring they'd arrive in five minutes, when they were quite literally right next to them). However, when they're called upon to arrest the crew, they're usually pretty successful.
  • Police Brutality: From the first episode, they've defaulted to using ridiculous levels of violence on people for very poor reasons.
    Smitty: He's picking his nose, get him!
  • Those Two Guys: Are they the only cops in town?
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    Calculon 
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"I've seen better acting from extras in Godzilla movies!"

Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche
Debut: "I, Roommate"

Robotic star of the hit TV show All My Circuits and Bender's hero.


  • Back from the Dead: The Planet Express crew brings him back to life in the late series episode "Calculon 2.0", only for him to die again at the end of the episode..
  • Berserk Button: Rob him of an Oscar and he will passionately threaten to kill you.
  • Big "NO!": He has this down to an art form:
    Calculon: Funny story. The script called for me to say 'Yes', but I gave it a little twist.
    NOOOO!! En-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh!!
  • Break the Haughty: He learns upon revival that people developed a low opinion of his acting abilities after he died, because everybody aside from Bender and Fry realized how little skill he had outside of being a ham. This ends up helping him learn legitimate emotion.
  • Brotherhood of Funny Hats: He was once the leader of the League of Robots, until Bender took his place.
  • Chewing the Scenery: To say that he's a terrible actor is not quite true: he's not acting. Even when he's not in front of a camera, exaggerated and ludicrous emoting is the norm.
  • Deal with the Devil: He made a deal with the Robot Devil to gain his "unholy ACTING TALENT"!
  • A Death in the Limelight: His second death in Calculon 2.0.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He was horrified that network executives would put Bender on TV acting in such a horrible manner, stating that children watch the show and Bender was a terrible role model.
  • Jerkass: Until he gets some belated Character Development in Season 7.
  • Julius Beethoven da Vinci: He claims that he's been all of history's greatest robot actors, including Thespo-Mat and David Duchovny.
  • Killed Off for Real:
    • He consumed food coloring during the World Acting Championship as a chance to win it, which is very fatal to robots, and died, presumably permanently. By the way, he didn't win.
    • He's resurrected a season later, only to be killed off again — and it looks like he's gone for good this time.
  • Large Ham: Actually called out in Calculon 2.0 as his viewers had gotten savvy to this and saw how bad an actor he actually was. Ironically he really is a good actor when he cuts this out and shows some genuine emotion.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Used to be an automatronic arm in the 21st century.
  • Oscar Bait: The reason he starred in Harold Zoid's The Magnificent Three is because he was promised an Oscar, so he could get out of that "festering rat's nest called 'television' once and for all."

    Elzar 
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BAM!!

Voiced by: John Dimaggio
Debut: "My Three Suns"

Elzar is a galactically famous chef and TV host, and a hero to the tragically taste bud-free Bender.


    Flexo 
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Voiced by: John Dimaggio
Debut: "The Lesser Of Two Evils"

Flexo is a bending unit, similar to Bender.


  • Bait-and-Switch: His way of speaking is to state one thing, then explain that he means the opposite.
  • Beard of Evil: Sports a robotic goatee, a visual cue that Flexo is Bender's evil twin, but for double negatives in effect.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Subverted.
    Flexo: You bastard! They (The prison inmates) treated me like an animal, and that's what I became! (Beat) Hahahaha! Nah I'm just kiddin' you're great!
  • Good Counterpart: To Bender. Fry initially assumes that he's Bender's Evil Counterpart but his jealousy blinds him to the fact that it's actually the other way around.
  • Jerkass: While not outright evil like Bender, Flexo's still as much of a jerk as Bender in every other way, at least where Fry's concerned, to the extent the Planet Express crew mistake Fry's complaints about him for being about Bender.
    Fry: [Flexo]'s much worse. He smokes, he drinks, and he posts naked pictures of me on the internet!
    Amy: That's Bender alright.
    Fry: I'm talking about Flexo!
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Fry originally suspects that Flexo will try to steal the crown from the Miss Universe pageant. It turns out that Bender is the one attempting to steal the crown and Flexo is actually trying to stop him.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Subverted. When Angleyne asked if he was okay when an unbendable girder was dropped on him he said "Never better. Haha! Just joshing ya, I'm dying."
  • Mistaken Identity: How he was thrown in jail.
  • Tranquil Fury: "Hahaha! I really appreciate that buddy... Nah, I'm joshin' ya, that was quite annoying."

    Hedonismbot 
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Let us cavort like the Greeks of old! You know the ones I mean.

Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche
Debut: "Crimes of the Hot"

Hedonismbot is a robot who has the concept of hedonism written right into his programming. He is extremely fond of food, wine, opera, vomiting, and orgies, among other things, and he apologizes for nothing.


  • Anything That Moves: Part and parcel of wild hedonism is flirting with anything that moves (and, going by a comment in Bender's Big Score, possibly a few things that don't.)
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: It's implied he has a low attention span, especially if what he's watching isn't sufficiently decadent enough.
    Hedonismbot: Surgery? In an opera? How repulsively decadent! And just as I was beginning to lose interest!
  • Camp Gay: While he's in favor of pleasure of any kind, it's strongly implied that heterosexuality seems old-fashioned to him.
    Hedonismbot: A man? Writing an opera about a woman? Oh, sirrah!
  • The Hedonist: It's right there in his name. He dedicates his life to excessive hedonism, which may actually be his entire purpose in the first place.
  • Large Ham: One of the reasons he became such a hit so quickly: he's the first to loudly announce that A) the pleasure has begun, B) pleasure is imminent, or C) this no longer amuses him.
  • Nice Guy: Perhaps as a side-effect of his total hedonism, he's actually a really pleasant and affable guy; he never says a harsh word to anyone and seems free of prejudices.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Unlike most robots on the show, his pupils are round rather than square.
  • Noodle Implements: Being as he is a hedonist. He seems to derive sexual pleasure from getting chocolate icing spread on his stomach during an opera. Or using butter in his orgy pits. Or having a human part stored... somewhere.
  • Robosexual: Heavily implied to be in some sort of relationship with Jhambi, his attendant.
  • Rich Idiot with No Day Job: He was built so that humans would not have to fill this essential role. It's not clear where he gets the funds for his oil-and-cream baths or frivolous one-night-only opera productions, but he seems able to afford it. It's revealed in one of the Comedy Central episodes that he's a senator. Presumably, that still pays pretty well.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: Pretty much the whole joke to his character is that somebody, somewhere, for some reason, built a robot for the purpose of eating grapes and wasting money.

    "God" 
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When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.

Voiced by: Billy West
Debut: "Godfellas"

The Galactic Entity, otherwise known as the "God" space entity, is user-friendly and thinks in binary.


  • Catchphrase: It calls the people he's interacting with "my good chum".
  • The Cameo: It makes a brief one in Bender's Game, when it shows up in one scene to summon the Time Sphere.
  • God: Possibly. The episode leaves it intentionally vague as to whether or not he really is the Almighty, and it's implied that even he doesn't know.
  • God Is Good: He's a very friendly entity who admits to feeling compassion for all living things.
  • Greater-Scope Paragon: Invoked, of all things. In His words; "If you do it right, nobody will be sure you did anything at all".
  • Instant Expert: When Bender asks if he speaks English, he responds with "I do now".
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Whether he's the actual deity figure of their universe or just a very powerful being is kept ambiguous. Bender puts forth that he's "the remains of a computerized space probe that collided with God," which the entity notes to be "probable."
  • Nice Guy: Has compassion for all life and gives Bender a pep talk when he's feeling down.
  • The Omniscient: Discussed and played with. He tells Bender that he can predict what people will do before they do it, but deviations from those predictions are unknown to him. He also doesn't know where Earth is until a satellite signal from the planet makes contact with him and he doesn't know how to speak English until he hears it from Bender (he already knew how to speak binary, though).
  • Shout-Out: His origin suggested by Bender would make him a Composite Character of two different superpowered space probes in Star Trek, namely Nomad (who collided with an alien probe) and V'ger (who's identified by thinking in binary), albeit much nicer than either.
  • Starfish Aliens: He does not appear to have a corporeal form, being essentially a giant galaxy dotted with multiple blinking lights that move whenever he speaks.
  • Time Abyss: When Bender asks who made him (initially assuming him to be a mechanical entity) he responds with "I have always been".
  • Time Master: His brief appearance in "Bender's Big Score" reveals that he's the one who makes the time portals whenever somebody reads the time code out loud.
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    Dr. Cahill 
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Voiced by: Tress MacNeille
Debut: "Bender's Big Score"

Dr. Cahill is an attractive doctor working at the Head Museum and an unnamed hospital.


  • Ascended Extra: She's introduced in the first movie and becomes a recurring character in the next seasons.
  • Brainless Beauty: Despite her insistence that her attractive nature didn't make her a bimbo, she tends to lapse into this.
  • Dumb Blonde: Zig-Zagged. She is alternating between being a competent doctor offended by dumb blonde stereotypes to... well... being a dumb blonde.
  • Gag Boobs: In "Stench And Stenchability" when she lifts her breasts with the defibrillator ("I'm a doctor, and yes. They're real. Clear!").
  • Hospital Hottie: She is a sexy young doctor. Fry just called her "Dr. Good and Sexy".
  • Ms. Fanservice: She is blonde, has a breathy voice, full sensual lips and a steaming hot body.

    Hypnotoad 
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Debut: "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid"

A frog-like creature with hypnotic eyes. He's the star of the show "Everyone loves Hypnotoad."



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