Commentary:Bendless Love

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Commentary for
Bendless Love
Bendless Love.jpg
Production number3ACV06
On DVDSeason 3
Disc 1
Additional
Transcript
Participants
Matt Groening
Creator
David X. Cohen
Executive producer
Eric Horsted
Co-executive producer, writer
Swinton O. Scott III
Director
John DiMaggio
Actor (Bender, misc.)
Billy West
Actor (Fry, Professor Farnsworth, misc.)

Topics of Discussion

  • The 'O' in Swinton O. Scott III is O'Neill.
  • This episode is an attempt to remember Bender's roots.
  • Sound effects.
  • Security camera behaves like a real one, unlike in other shows where they move on their own.
  • Bender's age decided in this episode.
  • John does a lot of voices in this episode.
    • He won an Annie for this episode; Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Television Production, 2001.
  • Eric wrote both Flexo episodes.
  • Swinton's first episode.
  • Design of Angleyne.
  • Benefits of a montage.
  • Fry has a bonsai tree shaped like the Planet Express ship.
  • The producers wanted 'Clamp clamp ka-bamp!' to become a cereal name.
  • Bender overcompensates when impersonating Flexo, despite them sounding identical.
  • Magnets don't affect Bender if used on the chin.
  • Robots dancing and losing parts was an idea that was developed early in development.
  • It took two days writing to decide why Bender didn't just lift the unbendable girder.

Highlights / Quotes

  • David X. Cohen: This episode really is a John DiMaggio festival.
    John: Was this the. Wait, this is the one where that I uh...
    David: Your throat exploded?