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Bendless Love

The Birdbot of Ice-CatrazThe Day the Earth Stood Stupid
Production number3ACV06
Reviews written2
Overall rating55%
Voice actor performance100%
Guest actor performance90%
Animation quality80%
Music/sound quality90%

Written by cyber_turnip on 11 July 2010.

Overall rating:5
Voice actor performance:10
Guest actor performance:8

This is an interesting episode. It's one of the weaker entries in a generally superb season, but it's not without it's good points.

The plot isn't too interesting by Futurama's standards and the humour's a cut below the usual for the show, but Jan Hooks is excellent as Angleyne and the robot mafia have a reprisal -and they're always good. It's also nice to see Flexo again.

The ending to this episode does bug me somewhat with Bender 'knowing nothing about lifting' being one of the few examples of lazy writing in the show's history, but it makes for a funny gag and doesn't really hurt the overall plot.

On the plus side, the subplot involving the professor is absolutely hilarious and one of my favourite side-stories in the show's run.

An entertaining episode but nothing special.

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Written by Aki on 27 July 2010.

Overall rating:6
Voice actor performance:10
Guest actor performance:10
Animation quality:8
Music/sound quality:9

This episode is funny and interesting but oh so strange. Why? It's simply not Futurama. The plot could be taken from any regular sitcom - sure, having an evil twin (kind of) is meant as a parody, but the rest of the idea is not parody, it's more of a plagiarization. The episode starts out great with Bender having an urge to bend things, but it all slows down and some jokes fall flat, which would be okay if the story was interesting - problem is that it's not. It's predictable and we constantly know exactly what will happen, and not even Flexo and Don-Bot in the same episode can change that.

There are some parts of this episode, however, that are extraordinary, and confuse me. I love the first act, the bending urge. I love Jan Hooks as Angleyne. I love the sideplot with the Professor getting a new outlook on life after being bent (though it should definitely have been expanded with more jokes, act two could have used that).

Overall, this episode is a nice watch with some hilarious moments, but overall it's easily forgettable and it could just as well have been any sitcom.

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