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After delivering an enormous sandstone to Osiris 4, Fry, Leela and Bender are forced to work as slaves assisting the construction of the great Pharaoh Hamenthotep's tomb -- a pyramid. When Bender experiences an identity crisis because he has never been an over-achiever, he becomes extremely motivated, working harder and faster than anyone for the completion of the tomb. While the Pharaoh acknowledges the crew's diligence, Bender's efforts accidentally kill him, and Bender proceeds to the throne.
Sunday March 10th, 2002
voiced Philip J. Fry, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Dr. John Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Leo Wong, Various
voiced Bender Bending Rodriguez (Bending Unit 22), Various
voiced Hermes Conrad, Lionel Preacherbot, Various
David Herman (1)
voiced Mayor Poopenmayer, Professor Ogden Wernstrum, Scruffy, Turanga Morris, Larry, Dwayne, Various
Opening theme promotion: PSST... BIG PARTY AT YOUR HOUSE AFTER THE SHOW
Opening theme cartoon: Unknown
Alien code: When the priests go to look at the ancient markings, you can see Alien Code #1 written within the symbols. When translated they read: "Rock On! Eddie Rosas 22." Eddie Rosas appears in the final credits as a "Character Layout Artist". The "22" appears because Bender is a "Bender Unit 22."
LOOK HARD: Signs:At the haven:
Slave Chess Club
Don't be slave to credit - consolidate your bills
Loose weight now - ask me how!
Billboard in New New York:
Dolphin: the other white meat
LIBERTY MEADOWS: slave quarters
Bender: Afterlife? If I thought I had to go through a whole 'nother life, I'd kill myself right now.
Slave: It hurts when I breathe!
Bender: Then what do you think you should stop doing?
Fry: You know the worst part about being a slave; you gotta work all day, they won't pay you or let you go.
Leela: That's the only thing about being a slave!
Egyptian MythologyOsiris 4 is named after Osiris, the Egyptian God of the underworld and judge of the dead;
There are several references to Egyptian Mythology throughout this episode:
The Priests look like Thoth the Ibis God, the God of wisdom;
The slave drivers look like Anubis the Jackal God, conductor of the dead to judgment and son of Osiris;
The Sphinx's nose gag.