Bender dresses up as a Laputa robot for Halloween

Amidst all of the Halloween horror, Bender lightens things up by playing a robot from Laputa: Castle In The Sky, although he offers his human friends something less appropriate (but tastier) than a flower. Illustration by cartoonist Boulet. » 10/26/13 5:03pm 10/26/13 5:03pm

We join Bender, and his ass, on a sentimental journey

As Futurama winds down, we take this episode to look back at all the good times it's given us. And we do it with Bender's ass as a motivation. » 8/01/13 7:00am 8/01/13 7:00am

Futurama gets a current event just right

"The Inhuman Torch" shows off how fun Futurama is when it features a great parody of current events. It stumbles, a little, when it comes to the relationships in the show — but at least it has Zapp Brannigan. » 7/11/13 6:45am 7/11/13 6:45am

Futurama makes us wish we'd stayed in prison

This week's episode, "Forty Percent Leadbelly," goes off the rails, taking us away from a story that's interesting to a story that isn't. It also proves that no show, no matter what its available talent, can survive an ironic rap sequence. » 7/04/13 7:00am 7/04/13 7:00am

Futurama finally shows us Bender's one actual ideal

Futurama's surly robot, Bender, is mostly known for not giving much of a damn about anything, and for being actively antagonistic towards anything good. In this episode, for once, we see him stand up for what matters to him. With a little help from the criminal court system. » 8/09/12 3:46pm 8/09/12 3:46pm

Futurama acknowledges a universal truth: We're obsessed with actors,…

Taking a shot at celebrity culture is so easy that it's pretty much like taking a shot at the Earth itself — it's more remarkable if you miss. Still, last night's Futurama episode The Thief of Baghead still gets in a few good shots, including some great visuals — and one character finally dies! » 7/05/12 12:00pm 7/05/12 12:00pm

How Bender Bending Rodriguez was elected head of the Washington school…

In 2010, the Washington, DC, election board set up an electronic voting system to collect absentee ballots. But a few weeks before the election, the system was flooded with votes for the hard-drinking, grave-robbing robot Bender for school board head. So who launched this plot to put a robot in charge of our… » 3/03/12 7:30am 3/03/12 7:30am

Exclusive Clip from Futurama's Season Opener!

Meet the brand new alien from Futurama's season premiere in our exclusive sneak peek of the first episode! Also, find out whether Bender's a Mac or a PC. » 6/15/11 3:00pm 6/15/11 3:00pm

How to make your own libations-accessible Bender helmet

Reddit user KillbotJosiah has made this handy diagram explaining how to masquerade as television's numero uno party machine, Bender Bending Rodríguez. And here's what the finished product looks like. » 4/20/11 5:40pm 4/20/11 5:40pm

Your favorite friendly robots, reinterpreted as 88 minimalist squares

For his final minimalist character puzzle, Fabian Glez (who previously gave superheroes and supervillains the minimalist treatment) has rendered 87 friendly robots (and Bender) as minimalist polygons. He hasn't released an answer key yet, so you're on your own here. » 12/18/10 1:00pm 12/18/10 1:00pm

Bender's Delivery Service: If Hayao Miyazaki reimagined Futurama

What if the animated show Futurama came from the brilliant brain of anime director Hayao Miyazaki? It might look a little something like this. We love an earthy Bender! But is his "body matching his brain?" [Bouletcorp via /Film] » 7/07/10 11:30am 7/07/10 11:30am

Secrets of Futurama's new season: who's dead, who's in love, and who's…

To celebrate Futurama's return, creator David X. Cohen answered all our burning Futurama questions. How scandalous will the new cable version be? What's happened with Fry and Leela, what's a "robosexual," and how will they make fun of Twitter? Spoilers. » 6/24/10 8:00am 6/24/10 8:00am

In Futurama Concept Art, Fry Gives Bender Mouth-To-Ass Resuscitation

In anticipation of the Planet Express gang's return this June, Futurama's going whole hog with new concept art and storyboards. Check out Bender dancing, the Leela-Bot, "the "Birthing Device," and Fry giving Bender mouth-to-ass like some daffy, man-on-robot human centipede. » 5/11/10 12:20pm 5/11/10 12:20pm

Bender Makes His Mark on Barcelona

Bender Bending Rodriguez insults human meatbags in his native Spanish in this Futurama-inspired graffiti spotted in Barcelona, from artists Guan, Sagüe and Foner. Apparently, he's gotten a bit more grizzled since the last Futurama film. [via Reddit] » 9/24/09 9:30am 9/24/09 9:30am

Will Futurama's Return Come Without Its Stars?

Excited about the return of Futurama to our television screens? Prepare to lose that feeling: Fox have apparently cut the original voices of Fry, Leela, Bender and many other characters from the revival and are about to recast the roles. » 7/18/09 7:00am 7/18/09 7:00am

Roll A Double 20 To Meet Centaur Leela In Futurama DVD

If you picked up the direct-to-DVD Futurama movie The Beast With A Billion Backs, like all sane sentients, you'll have noticed a trailer for the third DVD movie, Bender's Game. The Planet Express crew is diving straight into fantasy role-playing, with knights, kings, and Dungeons and Dragons (whose multi-sided dice… » 7/09/08 8:40am 7/09/08 8:40am

See Every Single Episode Of Futurama Starting Tonight

If you've been wondering what to do with yourself between now and the end of the year, you might think about tuning in to the Cartoon Network, where you can watch every single episode of Futurama starting at 11pm tonight, and running until 11:30pm December 31st. If you've got a massive hard drive attached to your DVR,… » 12/26/07 2:45pm 12/26/07 2:45pm

Futurama's Big DVD Comeback Is a Cosmic Suck

Futurama » 11/27/07 11:00am 11/27/07 11:00am was canceled by FOX four years ago, but thanks to the online agitation of its fan base, the show has been resurrected as a series of four feature-length direct-to-DVD releases. The first of these, hits the market today, and boy, does it essentially suck. OK, feature-length money plus feature-length…

Futurama Release Party Brings Out Paparazzi

Thursday night, Fox threw a redcarpet hootenanny at the Arc Light in L.A. for its first direct-to-DVD feature release of Futurama. "Bender's Big Score," which comes out November 27, marks the sporadically amusing franchise's return to grandeur. The occasion was celebrated, of course, by making voice-over artists pose… » 11/16/07 2:56pm 11/16/07 2:56pm