|Shipped characters||Philip J. Fry and Bender Bending Rodriguez|
|First met||"Space Pilot 3000" (1ACV01)|
|Current status||Best friends|
Fry and Bender maintain their mutual affection despite what would be seen as their mistreatment of one another, which ranges from name-calling to mutilation. Fry once insisted that Bender have his antenna (analogous to male genitalia) removed because it interferes with their apartment's TV reception. [1ACV03] Years later, Bender had Fry's kidney removed while he was sleeping, planning to sell it. [7ACV24]
Both have also performed acts of extreme loyalty. When Bender was lost in space, [3ACV20] Fry broke into a monastery to commandeer their space telescope, saying, "You guys have forever to look for God. All I'm asking is one measly lifetime to find my friend."
Bender: You really want a robot for a friend?
Fry: Yeah, ever since I was six.
Bender: Bite my shiny metal ass
[Fry looks around at the robot's ass]
Fry: It doesn't look so shiny to me.
Bender: Shinier than yours, meatbag!