Futurama (1999–2013)
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I Second That Emotion 

Mender flushes Nibbler down the toilet in a fit of jealous? Which prompts Professor Farnsworth to implant in him a chip that will allow him to feel empathy.




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Episode cast overview:
Philip J. Fry / Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / Additional Voices (voice)
Turanga Leela (voice)
Bender / Additional Voices (voice)
Vyolet / Linda / Additional Voices (voice)
Inglis Raoul / Calculon / Additional Voices (voice)
Hermes Conrad / Additional Voices (voice)
Dwayne / Vet Jeffrey Grant (voice) (as Dave Herman)
Amy Wong / Additional Voices (voice)
Nibbler / El Chupanibre / Jaguar (voice)


When Bender flushes Leela's pet, Prof. Farnsworth affixes an emotional transponder so he can feel what Leela is feeling. Trying to make Leela feel better so he can feel better, Bender, Fry and Leela descend into the bowels of New New York to find her pet. Written by Jeff Lindstrom

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Release Date:

21 November 1999 (USA)  »

Box Office


$1,300,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bender whistles "Sweet Georgia Brown" several times during this episode. It is the signature song of the Harlem Globetrotters. In Futurama: Time Keeps on Slipping (2001), you learn that Bender is a big fan of Bubblegum Tate and dreams of joining the Globetrotters. See more »


The 'Alpha' and 'Omega' symbols are reversed on the nuclear warhead in the mutant's church. See more »


Fry: [in the sewer] This display of sweetness is making me nauseous. Or maybe it's whatever that is.
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Edited into Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow (2017) See more »


The Ballad of El Chupanibre
Music by Christopher Tyng
Lyrics by Patric M. Verrone
Performed by David Herman
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The One Where Bender Flushes Nibbler Down The Toilet...
1 May 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I really like this episode. It's cute, it's funny and it warms your heart a little.

In this episode, Bender is fed up with Nibbler, Leela's pet, so he flushes him down the toilet. Everyone is so upset at him because of that and because he has not emotions towards anything. So Professor Farnsworth makes him an emotional transponder so he can feel what Leela is feeling. Bender is actually very devastated when he realizes how much he hurt Leela. So to try and make her feel better, he, Fry and Leela all go down into the ruins of Old New York to find him.

Fun Fact: Nibbler actually bites Bender's shiny metal ass.

Title Screen Gag: Made from meat by-products.

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

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