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Futurama: A Head in the Polls

Election day is drawing nearer, but Fry and Bender are unmoved by politics. While Leela convinces Fry to register to vote, Bender sees something on TV that does interest him. He learns that a titanium mine collapsed, causing the price of titanium to increase. Bender sees this as an opportunity to make some cash by selling his body, firmly convinced that life without a body is worth it for the money. He visits the Head Museum but starts to miss his body when Nixon reminisces about his own. Determined to reunite with his body, Bender sets out to buy it back. He is startled to discover that it has already been sold. He's even more surprised when he sees Nixon on TV announcing his candidacy, using Bender's body as his own!

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x7
Production Number: 2ACV03
Airdate: Sunday December 12th, 1999

Guest Stars
Claudia SchifferClaudia Schiffer
voiced Herself
Main Cast
Katey SagalKatey Sagal
voiced Turanga Leela, Various
Billy WestBilly West
voiced Philip J. Fry, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Dr. John Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Leo Wong, Various
John DiMaggioJohn DiMaggio
voiced Bender Bending Rodriguez (Bending Unit 22), Various
Lauren TomLauren Tom
voiced Amy Wong, Inez Wong, Various
Tress MacNeilleTress MacNeille
voiced Mom, Linda the Newscaster, Various
Frank WelkerFrank Welker
voiced Nibbler, Various
Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
voiced Hermes Conrad, Lionel Preacherbot, Various
Maurice LaMarcheMaurice LaMarche
voiced Kif Kroker, Morbo, Walt, Raoul, Various
David Herman (1)David Herman (1)
voiced Mayor Poopenmayer, Professor Ogden Wernstrum, Scruffy, Turanga Morris, Larry, Dwayne, Various
Kath SoucieKath Soucie
voiced Cubert Farnsworth, Various
Episode Notes
Opening title: From the makers of Futurama

Opening theme cartoon: "Koko's Earth Control"

LOOK HARD: Heads in the Head Museum:
  • MOVIE STARS: Charlie Chaplin, Jack Nicholson, Clint Eastwood, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone
  • B-MOVIE STARS: John Turturro, Eric Stoltz, Mimi Rogers, Martin Lawwrence, Elvis, Sarah Michelle Gellar
  • PORN STARS: Long D. Silver, Ron Jeremy, Traci Lords, Jill Big Breasts, Samual Genitals
  • TV STARS: Jerry Seinfeld, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Lucille Ball, Tim Allen, Katey Sagal
  • SUPERMODELS: Heidi Klum, Kate Moss, Rebecca Romijn, Laetitia Casta, Claudia Schiffer, Cathy Crawford

  • When Bender is sleeping, he dreams in Binary. After frame by frame study, there is an actual sentence inside the dream. In the final frame when the screen fills with numbers, just before the bigger numbers appear, the binary can be translated into the sentence "Get A Life." Bender wakes up when you see a 2 in the code.

    Episode Quotes
    Leela: There's a political debate on! Quick, change the channel!
    Bender: Hey, that's what Fry said when we turned on the debate!

    Fry: What party do you belong to, Bender?
    Bender: Eh, I'm not allowed to vote.
    Fry: 'Cause you're a robot?
    Bender: No, convicted felon.

    (approaching the Voter Apathy Party booth)
    Fry: Now, here's a party I can get excited about. Sign me up!
    Man: Sorry, not with that attitude.
    Fry: OK then, screw it.
    Man: Welcome aboard, brother!
    Fry: All right!
    Man: You're out.

    Fry: (to Clinton) Hey, I remember you. I was gonna vote for you one time. But voting isn't cool, so I stayed home alone and got trashed on Listerine.
    Gerald Ford: Frankly, I've never felt voting to be all that essential to the process.
    Richard Nixon: No kidding, Ford.

    Fry: Bender, what is it?
    Bender: Whoa, what an awful dream. Ones and zeros everywhere! (shudders) And I thought I saw a two.
    Fry: It was just a dream, Bender. There's no such thing as two.

    (after seeing Nixon on TV)
    Leela: Bender, he's got your body!
    Bender: That dirty, double-crossing bastard! How dare he run off with Richard Nixon!

    Nixon: Hello, Morbo. How's the family?
    Morbo: Belligerent and numerous.

    Fry: Why would Nixon stay at the Watergate?
    Leela: They give you a discount if you've been here before.

    Leela: The jig's up, Nixon. We'll trade you the tape for the body.
    Nixon: Oh, expletive deleted! You've got a deal.

    Nixon: Nixon's back!
    Professor: I can't believe it. He won by a single vote.
    Bender: Well, it ain't my fault. I'm a non-voting felon, thank you.
    Fry: Well, it's not my fault either 'cause I forgot to vote.
    Leela: Oh, crud. I knew there was something I meant to do today.

    Other Episode Crew

    Director Of Computer GraphicsScott Vanzo
    3d DirectorScott Vanzo
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