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Recap / Futurama S 2 E 13 Bender Gets Made

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Bender gets the job of a lifetime—working for the Robot Mafia. His loyalties are tested when their next heist is robbing a crate of expense cigars from Planet Express.


  • Ace Pilot: Fry actually manages to fly the Planet Express ship better than Leela, while at the same time having a gunfight with the Robot Mafia. Using string.
  • Acting for Two: In-universe with Bender in this episode
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Bender tries scamming Donbot, and as Joey Mousepad and Clamps advance, Donbot laughs, impressed by Bender's ball-bearings.
  • Ax-Crazy: Clamps is a bit weird about clamps.
  • Bait-and-Switch: When aksed to help out with the heist, Bender stares off into the distance, declaring "it's funny, until now I always wanted to be a gangster..." and then says he'll help.
  • Blind Mistake: Once blinded, Leela makes a few of these... which would be hilarious, if they didn't continue while she was piloting.
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  • Bowdlerization: Once again, Cartoon Network and TBS cut out one of the professor's lines. This time, it's "Holy Zombie Jesus!" after he sees the restaurant bill. And similar to "The Deep South," Cartoon Network muted out the "Jesus" part while TBS just cut the entire line while the DVDs, Netflix, the original FOX version (if anyone managed to see it), and Comedy Central has it uncut.
  • Captain Obvious: Joey Mousepad, on seeing Leela flying toward the Robot Mafia's car.
    Joey: They's headed toward our general proximity! Maybe you should give 'em the clamps, Clamps!
    Clamps: Gee, ya think? Ya think I should use these clamps, that I use every day, at every opportunity? Yer a freaking genius, ya idiot!
  • Comically Missing the Point: Bender goes to the door and finds Tinny Tim waiting. He believes the Robot Mafia has sent a helpless child to finish him off, and kicks the kid's leg off. Tim's just there to deliver his cut from the heist.
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  • Covert Group with Mundane Front: The robot mafia operate out of a freezer of a local butcher shop.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Joey declares that the heist "may involve some death killin'".
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Poor Fry.
    Smitty: He's making a break for it! Get 'im.
    Fry: No, no, I was just picking my nose.
    Smitty: He's picking his nose! Get 'im.
  • Multiple Gunshot Death: Subverted. The poor robot that couldn't afford the week's payment gets riddled with bullets but survives because he's a robot.
  • Police Brutality: Smitty and URL give Fry a good beating for no reason and pull Bender over for an "illegal search".
  • Eye Scream: Leela gets spice weasel spice in her eye, blinding her for days.
  • Kick the Dog: After Leela inadvertently destroys the roof of the Planet Express building, Hermes looks at the damage, then turns to Zoidberg and says "That's coming out of your pay!", reducing Zoidberg to tears.
  • Kill It with Fire: Donbot's idea to deal with Planet Express after stealing the cigars: Burn down the ship and burn down the crew.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: The poor sap who can't pay his rent gets shot full of holes as a warning. And then walks away. Justified because he's a robot.
  • Oddly Small Organization: "We're the Robot Mafia. The entire Robot Mafia."
  • Paper-Thin Disguise / Newspaper-Thin Disguise: Smitty and Url hanging out on a street corner in plain clothes over their normal uniforms, reading Non-Cops News.
  • Shaped Like Itself: The Donbot tells Bender that they'll be committing "crimes that may be illegal".
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Bender's king accent doesn't change his vocal patterns, resulting in "I say, get the hell off."
  • Spit Take: Bender spits his oil soup when he sees the Planet Express ship out of the window.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Leela, on being blinded.
  • Work Off the Debt: Even though it was supposed to be as restitution for blinding Leela, Elzar charges the PE gang a small fortune for the meal, with Bender volunteering to work it off.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Averted. "You flatter me, kind goon."


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