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Bender attempts to become a chef, and is quickly rejected by the Planet Express crew. He then turns to the chef that inspired him, Elzar who also rejects him. Bender soon makes friends with some space hobos and, coincidently, one of them is Helmut Spargel, formerly the world's greatest chef. Helmut takes Bender under his wing and trains him to be a master chef by giving him a secret weapon -- a crystal vile containing "the pure essence of flavor". A now confident Bender challenges Elzar to a competition in the televised kitchen coliseum known as the "Iron Cook" show.
Opening theme promotion: IF ACCIDENTALLY WATCHED, INDUCE VOMITING
Opening theme cartoon: Unknown
Alien code: After Bender runs away and is walking down the street, you see a sign with Alien Code #1 written on it. When translated it reads: "Used Human Probes."
Alien code: When watching Iron cook, the title of the show keep appearing written in both English and in Alien Code #2. As usual, it reads: "Iron Cook."
By the end of the series, Bender claims to be 30% iron, 40% titanium, and 40% dolemite.
Zoidberg's first name is John.