Commentary:Hell Is Other Robots

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Commentary for
Hell Is Other Robots
Hell is Other Robots.jpg
Production number1ACV09
On DVDSeason 1
Disc 2
Additional
Animatic commentaryTranscript
Participants
Matt Groening
Creator
David X. Cohen
Executive producer
Rich Moore
Supervising director
Eric Kaplan
Writer
Gregg Vanzo
Supervising director
John DiMaggio
Actor (Bender, misc.)

Topics of Discussion[edit]

  • Only two of the Beastie Boys (Ad-Rock and Mike D.) could record their voices (MCA had schedule conflicts)
  • Who came up with the idea for jacking on
  • The superb animation when Bender is on drugs
  • They knew they couldn't get away with a character taking drugs unless it was a robot
  • That Hermes is so mean to Dr. Zoidberg
  • The Coalsack nebula that's mentioned is a real nebula; it was originally going to be the Van Allen Belt (which is also real) but they didn't know how to animate it
  • The scene when Bender is electrocuted was originally meant to be on the Empire State
  • How cool Fry's afro is
  • There were complaints about the Church of Robotology
  • Bender's pupils were meant to be larger when he found religion
  • They mention Lucy Liu appearing in a future episode
  • A religious person on the crew refused to work on this episode
  • Also they discuss why Bender wears a towel when he is always naked anyway
  • The first musical number appears in this episode
  • John DiMaggio found it difficult to sing the lower harmony of the song in Bender's voice
  • There was another verse to the Robot Hell song
  • It was hard to animate the robot devil's face
  • The Devil has very girly falsetto screams for such an evil robot

Highlights / Quotes[edit]

    Rich Moore: I'd love to direct anything with 'hell' in the title

    David X. Cohen: I'm a huge Beastie Boys fan so this was exciting for me

    John DiMaggio: Bender talking to Fender, me talking to me

    John DiMaggio: No throat rubbing there

    David X. Cohen: John DiMaggio and I both from New Jersey

    David X. Cohen: There was another verse to this, Eric do you know what was cut
    Eric Kaplan: Seduction by a Nun Machine I think