Probably the best Futurama
episode, with the only real contender being the introduction of Zap Brannigan
. The plot: An accident in a mine causes titanium
prices to skyrocket. Bender's body is mostly titanium, so he pawns it for a big fat wad of cash
. Richard Nixon
's head gets ahold of Bender's body and runs for President of Earth, winning. It all comes to a classic end-the-episode-in-style ending, in which Richard Nixon
's head, atop a gigantic mecha
-robot, smashes his way into the White House
while "Hail to the Chief
" plays. There's also a great moment when Bender
is selling his body in the pawnshop
, and Fry asks "how much for my body?" "Fifty dollars," says the man. "Fifty dollars?!
Fry, "My *clothes* are worth fifty dollars!" In the next scene, Fry is naked
Other classy quotes:
(Fry and Leela are scaling the Watergate Hotel, Bender's head is slung over Fry's back.)
BENDER: (Through hotel window) "Woah, mama! Get a room, you two."
MAN: "We're in a room!"
BENDER: Well, then, lose some weight."
(after selling his body, Bender's head is tossed out into the street, his mouth holding a fat stack of money)
BENDER: "Game over, losers! I have *all* the money! Compare your lives to mine and then kill yourselves!"
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