Fry and Bender are mistakenly convicted of robbing a bank and are both sent to a robot mental institution.



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Episode cast overview:
Turanga Leela (voice)
Bender / Norm / Frankie / URL (voice)
Teller / Surveillance Camera / Nurse Ratchet / CIA Voice (voice)
The Hyper-Chicken / Bailiff / Dr. Perceptron / Victor / Horserace Commentator (voice)
Hermes Conrad / Thompson's Teeth Announcer / Unit 2013 (voice)
Amy Wong (voice)


Fry and Bender are mistakenly convicted of robbing a bank and are both sent to a robot mental institution.

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8 April 2001 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bender has a human heart in his compartment. This could be a reference to _"Futurama" Anthology of Interest II (2002)_ where Bender tells the group that he needs a human heart to pump blood out of his basement. See more »


The Pay 'n' Chew vending machine in the asylum has 25 items for sale, yet the alpha-numeric selection panel has enough codes for 72 items. See more »


Dr. Zoidberg: Fry, listen to me. Just because you say you're a robot doesn't make you a robot. Look at me. I call myself a doctor, but that doesn't make me a doctor. These fancy clothes do.
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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This Ep could've been a Film
23 December 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I admit I have not seen every single Futurama episode but I personally believe that "Insane in the Mainframe" is the BEST episode in the existence of the Futurama series,It had everything - excellent writing(very funny scenes)The character "Roberto the Robot" was hilarious ,The plot was great from start to finish and the New Setting(an Insane Asylum) made this episode in my Opinion unique from the other Futurama Episodes .The movie-lovers watching this episode may also notice as I did, a few hints of "One flew over the cuckoo's" nest and/or "Brazil/1984" . In summary, the Episodes which Fry and Bender have all the camera time are in fact my favourites.

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