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Lethal Inspection 

Bender discovers that he has no backup capabilities--meaning that he is mortal, and he and Hermes travel to Mexico so that he can take out his frustrations on his inspector.

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Philip J. Fry / Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / Center Square Bureaucrat / Killbot #3 / Killbot #4 / Old Man in Line (voice)
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Turanga Leela (voice)
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Bender / Darth Ithead / Man Flung Out of Cube / Killbot #2 (voice)
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Darth Sploder / Female Bureaucrat / Bureaucrascan / Mom (voice)
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Border Guard (voice)
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Amy Wong (voice)
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Hermes Conrad / Darth Stroyer / Killbot #1 / Killbot #5 (voice)
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Darth Trocious / Scruffy / Bureaucrat 74 / Mexican #1 (voice)
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Bender discovers that he has no backup capabilities--meaning that he is mortal, and he and Hermes travel to Mexico so that he can take out his frustrations on his inspector.

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This episode takes place in July 3010. See more »

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The computer on the desk in Inspector #5's house appears and disappears. See more »

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Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth: I have pain in joints I had removed years ago. Bender, could you get me my soft chair with the wheels?
Bender: You mean your wheelchair?
Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth: No, not my wheelchair. The one with the wheels.
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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Little Bird, Little Bird
Performed by Elizabeth Mitchell
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The first really strong episode of the new Futurama
23 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I agree with the previous reviewer that since Futurama returned to TV it has been floundering a little. This episode however, has everything that has made the show great- the laugh-out-loud jokes and the deep, character-affirming emotion.

Due to a critical defect, Bender finds that he has no back-up copy and is therefore mortal. With Hermes' help, he sets out to search the Central Bureaucracy for any trace of the robot inspector who missed the defect in order to get revenge.

Few episodes explore Bender's relationship with humans other than Fry, but "Lethal Inspection" shows him developing a very real friendship with Hermes. It also shows Bender learning to deal with mortality and to treasure the time he has... more than he would have if he still thought he was immortal. This episode will hold its own and stand alongside episodes like "Jurassic Bark," "Luck of the Fryrish," and "Leela's Homeworld."


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