An anthology of three "what if" stories: what if Bender was human, what if life was more like a video game, and what if Leela found her true home.



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Episode credited cast:
Turanga Leela (voice)
Bender / Q*bert / Robot from Berzerk / Evil Brain-Bot / Igner (voice)
Nd-Nd / Who-Ask Machine / Mom (voice)
Narrator / Lrrr / Donkey Kong / Mario / Walt (voice)
Hermes Conrad / Soldier (voice)
Dr. Ogden Wernstrom / General Colin Pac-Man / Scruffy / Larry (voice)
Amy Wong / Ms. Pac-Man (voice)
Nibbler / Toaster-Raccoon (voice)
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An anthology of three "what if" stories: what if Bender was human, what if life was more like a video game, and what if Leela found her true home.

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6 January 2002 (USA)  »

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$1,300,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


After Bender is turned human, he is dressed in the same outfit as Homer J. Simpson from The Simpsons. Another show also created by Matt Groening. See more »


Many of the characters in the "if life were like a video game" segment are referred to as "Nintendians", a reference to the video game manufacturer Nintendo. However, very few of these characters are actually from games by Nintendo. See more »


Bender: So this is what a human body feels like. Hey, where's my antenna? Oh, here it is. It just moved. But I'm not getting any reception. Maybe if I wiggle it a little...
Fry: Bender, no! You'll make God cry!
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Crazy Credits

Opening Subtitle: Hey, TiVo! Suggest THIS! See more »


Spoofs Donkey Kong (1981) See more »


Tom Sawyer
Written by Geddy Lee, Neil Peart and Alex Lifeson
Performed by Rush
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The One With The Alternate Reality Machine, Part II...
1 May 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I really love this episode. And all the Anthology of Interest episodes. They remind me of the Treehouse Of Horror that The Simpsons have every Halloween. Of course not as frequent or at the same time on each season, this and the rest of the Anthology episodes are quite funny.

In this episode, the crew returns to the machine that lets them see alternate realities. In the first one, we find out what would happen if Bender were human. And the result is hilarious and then heartbreaking. The second one, we see what would happen if like were more like video games, which doesn't end well for anyone. And in the third and final one we see what would happen if Leela found her true home.

Overall, I give this episode a 9 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Amazing.

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