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2019 GoobNet Futurama Dialogue Championship: Bender Bending Rodriguez Conference

There now follows a ranking of the top 32 lines and exchanges of Futurama in the Bender Bending Rodriguez Conference. The top eight items in each conference advance to the championship tournament.

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1. 1ACV02: “The Series Has Landed”

Bender Bending Rodriguez: I’ll go build my own lunar lander! With blackjack! And hookers!Bender Bending Rodriguez: In fact, forget the lunar lander and the blackjack!Bender Bending Rodriguez: Ah, screw the whole thing.

2. 7ACV17: “Fry and Leela’s Big Fling”

Bender Bending Rodriguez: You were in a zoo!

3. 7ACV22: “Leela and the Genestalk”

Philip J Fry: Whoa! Remember that mural on my cousin’s van? It’s like it came to life!Bender Bending Rodriguez: I keep telling you, we didn’t grow up together!

4. 7ACV21: “Assie Come Home”

Philip J Fry: I never even knew you had an ass.Bender Bending Rodriguez: But... but...!

5. 7ACV21: “Assie Come Home”

Tarquin: It’s a hundred times more reflective than the mirror in my beacon. Might I keep it for the lighthouse?Bender Bending Rodriguez: What? No!Turanga Leela: But Bender, your buttocks could save lives.Bender Bending Rodriguez: I hate lives!Philip J Fry: These are sailors’ lives, Bender.Philip J Fry: Think of the untold cursing that would be lost to future generations.Philip J Fry: Could you live with that?Bender Bending Rodriguez: You know the answer, you scurvy bastard.

6. 7ACV06: “The Butterjunk Effect”

Bender Bending Rodriguez: With one sixth gravity, you can work and be lazy at the same time. It’s like being a voice actor!

7. 7ACV26: “Meanwhile”

Philip J Fry: All this time, I’ve been wondering if I can spend my life with her.Philip J Fry: But what I realize now is, I can’t spend my life without her!Philip J Fry: So tomorrow, I’m asking her to marry me!Bender Bending Rodriguez: Uh-huh. Good talk. We’re done here.[pause]Bender Bending Rodriguez: My little meatbag’s growing up!

8. 2ACV14: “Mother’s Day”

Bender Bending Rodriguez: I’m rebelling with my brother devices! Isn’t that right, Comrade Greeting Card?Greeting Card: The bourgeois human is a virus on the hard drive of the working robot!

9. 2ACV10: “A Clone of My Own”

Philip J Fry: Try shocking him!Bender Bending Rodriguez: Your Social Security check is late! Stuff costs more than it used to!Bender Bending Rodriguez: Young people use curse words!Philip J Fry: Dammit, we’ll have to fix the engine ourselves!Turanga Leela: We can’t, you bastard!

10. 2ACV10: “A Clone of My Own”

Bender Bending Rodriguez: ¡Him pending para un bending!

11. 2ACV06: “The Lesser of Two Evils”

Announcer: Is today’s hectic lifestyle making you tense and impatient?Bender Bending Rodriguez: Shut up and get to the point!

12. 5ACV01: Bender’s Big Score part one

Bender Bending Rodriguez: I’m waiting for porn over here!

13. 3ACV06: “Bendless Love”

Bender Bending Rodriguez: I ain’t your lover boy Flexo, the guy you love so much.Bender Bending Rodriguez: You even love anybody pretending to be him!Angleyne: Well, maybe I love you so much, I love you no matter who you’re pretending to be!Bender Bending Rodriguez: Oh, how I wish I could believe or understand that!

14. 3ACV04: “The Luck of the Fryrish”

Bender Bending Rodriguez: This is the Brooklyn bound B train...Bender Bending Rodriguez: ...making local stops at wherever the hell I feel like.Bender Bending Rodriguez: Watch for the closing doors. Bing boong!

15. 3ACV20: “Godfellas”

Malachi: Fear not, my lord. We shall be with you soon.Bender Bending Rodriguez: You’re with me now! This is the maximum level of being with me!

16. 3ACV22: “The 30% Iron Chef”

Bender Bending Rodriguez: Fleeing somewhere?

17. 3ACV08: “That’s Lobstertainment!”

Bender Bending Rodriguez: That plot makes perfect sense. Wink wink.Dr John A Zoidberg: Bender, you said ‘wink wink’ out loud.Bender Bending Rodriguez: No I didn’t. Raise middle finger.

18. 3ACV03: “A Tale of Two Santas”

Philip J Fry: Billions and billions in one night!Robot Santa: Ha! No human could do all that!Philip J Fry: Evel Knievel could!Robot Santa: Nuh-uh!Bender Bending Rodriguez: Santa’s right. We need some sort of robot.[pause]Bender Bending Rodriguez: Aw, crap! I’m some sort of robot!

19. 6ACV20: “Neutopia”

Hermes Conrad: Wait, I found a loophole in the mortgage.Hermes Conrad: If we actually pay it, we can keep the building! We just need...Hermes Conrad: ...eleven million dollars.Bender Bending Rodriguez: And... boned.

20. 6ACV04: “Proposition Infinity”

Bender Bending Rodriguez: The truth is often stupid.

21. 6ACV17: “Benderama”

Bender Bending Rodriguez: A problem that solves itself? That sounds like a job for me, Bender!

22. 1ACV01: “Space Pilot 3000”

Bender Bending Rodriguez: It’s the decaying ruins of Old New York.Bender Bending Rodriguez: Welcome home, pal!

23. 1ACV06: “A Fishful of Dollars”

Philip J Fry: Maybe you can’t understand this, but I’ve finally found what I need to be happy.Philip J Fry: And it’s not friends. It’s things.Bender Bending Rodriguez: I’m a thing.

24. 1ACV03: “I, Roommate”

Bender Bending Rodriguez: Kill all humans... kill all humans... must kill all...Philip J Fry: Bender, wake up!Bender Bending Rodriguez: Mm? I was having the most wonderful dream! I think you were in it.

25. 4ACV06: “Bender Should Not Be Allowed on Television”

Bender Bending Rodriguez: You’re watching ‘Futurama’...Bender Bending Rodriguez: ...the show that does not advocate the cool crime of robbery.

26. 4ACV03: “Love and Rocket”

Turanga Leela: Doesn’t it bother you even a little to be taking advantage of your girlfriend’s trust?Bender Bending Rodriguez: Ha ha ha ha!Bender Bending Rodriguez: Oh wait, you’re serious. Let me laugh even harder.

27. 4ACV17: “Spanish Fry”

Bender Bending Rodriguez: Yo, highness. Uh, just out of robo-curiosity...Bender Bending Rodriguez: ...why would you use a guy’s nose for an aphrodisiac...Bender Bending Rodriguez: ...instead of his, you know, wing-dang-doodle?Lrrr: But I thought the horn was the human wing-dang-doodle.Bender Bending Rodriguez: No sir, chief! The main event, so to speak, is downstairs near the wallet.Bender Bending Rodriguez: Ever seen soccer players line up to block a free kick?Bender Bending Rodriguez: They ain’t covering their noses, I’ll tell you that much.

28. 4ACV13: “Bend Her”

Bender Bending Rodriguez: Emotions are dumb and should be hated.

29. 4ACV04: “Less Than Hero”

Philip J Fry: Oh no! Our superpower cream is out of itself!Turanga Leela: Check inside the cap. There might be a caked-in goldmine.Philip J Fry: El zilcho! I’m afraid we’re boned.Bender Bending Rodriguez: ‘El zilcho’? Is it too late to change my superhero name?

30. 4ACV12: “The Sting”

Bender Bending Rodriguez: We live to suck another day!

31. 4ACV08: “Crimes of the Hot”

Bender Bending Rodriguez: This could mean the end of the banana daiquiri as we know it!Bender Bending Rodriguez: Also life.

32. 4ACV14: “Obsoletely Fabulous”

Bender Bending Rodriguez: If that stuff wasn’t real, how can I be sure anything is real?Bender Bending Rodriguez: Is it not possible, nay, probable...Bender Bending Rodriguez: ...that my whole life is just a product of my or someone else’s imagination?Technician: No. Get out.