Futurama: Season 5, Episode 13

Bend Her (20 Jul. 2003)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 945 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Bender enters the Olympics as a Fembot and has modifications to maintain the illusion, leading to a romantic encumbrance with a soap opera star.



(created by), (developed by), 2 more credits »
0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video


IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10000 titles
created 27 Feb 2011
a list of 20 titles
created 21 Jul 2011
a list of 98 titles
created 25 Aug 2012
a list of 3257 titles
created 16 Apr 2013
a list of 1630 titles
created 02 Jan 2014

Related Items

Search for "Bend Her" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Bend Her (20 Jul 2003)

Bend Her (20 Jul 2003) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Futurama.
« Previous Episode | 69 of 124 Episodes | Next Episode »




Episode cast overview:
Turanga Leela (voice)
Bender / Coilette / Barbados Slim / Elzar (voice)
Female Announcer (voice)
Calculon / Hedonismbot (voice)
Amy Wong (voice)


Bender enters the Olympics as a Fembot and has modifications to maintain the illusion, leading to a romantic encumbrance with a soap opera star.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




Release Date:

20 July 2003 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


In the episode Mother's Day, all robots had an antenna so she could reach them with a controller. But in "Bend Her", Bender's antenna was a sign of manhood and had to be removed for him to become a female robot. See more »


Calculon: [On TV, reenacting the wedding] Coilette, your death fills me with sorrow... anger, fear. Every emotion an actor can dislay.
Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth: [to everyone watching TV] Turn off that crap-o-rama! One mistake now, and Bender will be trapped forever between the already ill-defined robot sexes.
[Uses a hammer and a chisel on Bender]
Bender: Oh! Ooh! Ow! Ooh!
Philip J. Fry: Well, Bender, I hope this has taught you a lesson about changing your sex to win five gold medals.
Bender: [Soft voice] It truly has. My romance with Calculon has shown me a lot ...
See more »


Features Naughty But Mice (1947) See more »


She's A Lady
Written by Paul Anka
Performed by Tom Jones
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Bender nearly marries Calculon!
22 July 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As Bender waits for the robot bending competition to begin at the Olympics he is confident that he could out-bend the competitors; at least he is until he sees them in action; then his dreams are shattered. Then he sees the fembot benders in action and comes up with a plan; he disguises himself as a fembot and enters the competition. Everything seems to be going well till he learns that he will have to undergo a gender test or give up his five gold medals! Against the advice of the others the Professor carries out the procedure with the intention of changing him back after the test. Bender decides to stay female a little bit longer when he is first invited to appear on a TV chat show then longer still when he attracts the attentions of Calculon. After a whirlwind romance they end up engaged; the others will have to think up something suitably melodramatic if they are to stop the wedding without hurting Calculon.

This episode started well; I particularly liked the subplot involving Hermes coming out of retirement to limbo for Jamaica; his special fat redistribution suit was very funny. The various bending events Bender took part in during the Olympics were an inventive twist on real event; I especially liked the bending high dive. Things got a bit weaker in the second half though as the female Bender, who went by the name Coilette; isn't anything like ordinary women; in typical Bender style she is the sort of over the top obnoxious woman only seen on certain trashy daytime talk shows... of course some may find this hilarious; it just didn't quite work for me. Thankfully the 'wedding scene' was so over the top it was quite funny. Overall I though this was a weaker than average episode but even lesser Futurama episodes are worth watching.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why Does The Netflix Rating Have One Star? wearetheborg-1
So I guess I'm the only one who liked the final Episode? IndyRS
Bachelor Chow and Slurm scorpiointhesun
Ripping on New Jersey Polygraph
I was surprised how much I enjoyed the final season... Kaz_Mega
IMDB only shows seven seasons groush
Discuss Bend Her (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: