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Futurama: Bender Should Not Be Allowed on Television

When a young star of the hit robot soap opera "All My Circuits" literally falls to pieces, Bender seizes his chance for stardom. Along with Fry and Leela, Bender sabotages the auditions and secures a spot on the show. As a result of Bender's misbehavior, the Nielsen numbers rise, making Bender a star. When a new group, Fathers Against Rude Television (or F.A.R.T.) plans a Million Dad March to protest his character, Bender realizes his effect on kids.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x15
Production Number: 4ACV06
Airdate: Sunday August 03rd, 2003

Director: Ron Hughart
Writer: Lewis Morton

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Sep 02, 2011

  • Currently 8.2/10
8.2/10 (5 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Bumper RobinsonBumper Robinson
voiced Dwight Conrad/Various
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
Episode Notes
Opening theme promotion: Controlling you through a chip in your butt since 1999

Opening theme cartoon: Unknown

This episode was planned by FOX to be the last ever aired episode (which is why they kept postponing it). However, the producers intervened and managed to get FOX to air the intended series finale, "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings" as the series finale. The fact that FOX wanted this episode to air last seems to suggest that they think Bender (and Fry, Leela, Farnsworth and the others) "should not be allowed on TV".

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Black FlagT.V. Party 

Other Episode Crew

Director Of Computer GraphicsScott Vanzo
3d DirectorScott Vanzo
Warning: Futurama season 5 episode 15 guide may contain spoilers
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