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After committing a robbery at the local swimming baths Bender
enthusiastically watched the news on television awaiting his moment of
glory... then the thief is described as human! Bender is distraught
that his escapade has gone unnoticed. He sinks into a depression so his
co-workers stage a 'living funeral' for him so he can hear their
eulogies and learn how much he meant to them... he is not impressed
with what they have to say. Their next delivery takes them to the
planet Osiris IV where they find themselves enslaved and forced to
build a monument to the pharaoh. When an accident causes the death of
the pharaoh Bender sees an opportunity and manages to get himself made
the next pharaoh. His friends may have expected there time as slaves to
be over but rather than releasing then Bender orders the slaves to
build a huge monument to himself to ensure that he is never forgotten.
Once it is completed he worries that people will remember the statue
rather than him so orders that it be taken down again... at this point
his high priests decide they have had enough of him and entomb him
under his monument along with Leela and Fry; if they are to escape he
will have to destroy the monument!
This isn't the best episode in the series but it does have plenty of good laughs and we do get to see Leela in a rather fetching slave girl costume! Highlights include the demolition of a building that Bender has just defaced changing the meaning of his graffiti to make him the butt of a rather unfortunate joke, the return of The Australian Guy, last seen in 'How Hermes Requisitioned his Groove Back' and Zoidberg's rendition of 'Danny Boy'. Having a planet based on ancient Egypt could be considered a bit of a weak point but they were able to justify it without spending too long explaining it; besides it worked in 'Stargate' and that wasn't even playing it for laughs!
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