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Futurama: Bendin' in the Wind

Bender no longer lives up to his name after an unfortunate accident, but instead makes a new name for himself when rock star Beck offers him an opportunity to live out his folk-rock dream. As a result, Bender's attempt to showcase his humanistic endeavors fails when he's faced with a bittersweet realization. Meanwhile, the rest of the crew gets a taste of the '60s.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x13
Production Number: 3ACV13
Airdate: Sunday April 22nd, 2001

Director: Ron Hughart
Writer: Eric Horsted

Alternate Airdates:

IE (3e) Jun 23, 2013

  • Currently 6.3/10
6.3/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
voiced Himself
Main Cast
Katey Sagal
voiced Turanga Leela, Various
Billy West
voiced Philip J. Fry, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Dr. John Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Leo Wong, Various
John DiMaggio
voiced Bender Bending Rodriguez (Bending Unit 22), Various
Lauren Tom
voiced Amy Wong, Inez Wong, Various
Tress MacNeille
voiced Mom, Linda the Newscaster, Various
Frank Welker
voiced Nibbler, Various
Phil LaMarr
voiced Hermes Conrad, Lionel Preacherbot, Various
Maurice LaMarche
voiced Kif Kroker, Morbo, Walt, Raoul, Various
David Herman (1)
voiced Mayor Poopenmayer, Professor Ogden Wernstrum, Scruffy, Turanga Morris, Larry, Dwayne, Various
Kath Soucie
voiced Cubert Farnsworth, Various
Episode Notes
Alien code: While following the bus on its way to San Francisco, they past through several states with odd names. One of them is written in Alien Code #1. Instead of staying named Utah, Utah has been changed to: "Human Farm." If you look hard in both The Simpsons and in Futurama, the crew takes many shots (at least 2) at Utah every season in both shows.

LOOK HARD: States on the U.S. Map:

New New York
Penn Republic
Washington A.C.
West Virginia
East West Virginia
User ID: aho
24-Bit Colorado
Nukevada (with skull and bones next to it)

This was the lowest-rated episode for Season Three.

The Geek letter of omega is in fact the symbol used for OHM's (SI unit for electical resistance)
so it's not Wy(omega)ing which just sounds stupid. it's Wy(OHM)ing. Isn't that much more clever?

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
BeckWhere It's At 
Simon & GarfunkelScarborough Fair 

Episode Quotes
Beck: When I get mad, I write a song about it. Like when I wrote "Devil's Haircut", I was thinking...wait, what was that song about again?

Other Episode Crew

Director Of Computer GraphicsScott Vanzo
3d DirectorScott Vanzo
Warning: Futurama season 3 episode 13 guide may contain spoilers
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