Helium miners

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Tertiary characters
Helium miners
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Bender with fourteen of fifteen helium miners that were trapped in the solar helium mine, in 3013. [7ACV18] The fifteenth miner (helium miner #4) is inside his chest cabinet.
First appearance"The Inhuman Torch" (7ACV18)
Helium miner #1David Herman
Helium miner #2Billy West
Helium miner #3Unknown
Miners singingBilly West
Helium miner #4Billy West

The helium miners are people who work at the solar helium mine. In 3013, fifteen of them were trapped in the mine, after a collapse caused by Zapp Brannigan, but they found safe haven in the mine's doom chamber. [7ACV18] Fry, Leela, and Bender were sent there, and kept laughing at their voices, which, due to the helium, were very high-pitched. Bender managed to rescue all the miners, and Mayor Poopenmeyer later awarded a medal to him.


The helium miners first appeared in a preview clip for 7ACV18, released nine days before the episode aired. [1]

Additional information


    Helium miner #1: Stop! That's the force field hold'n' the mine open!

    Leela: Attention, helium miners. Can you hear me?
    Helium miner #2: For God's sake, help us!
    Helium miner #3: We're in agonising pain!
    [Leela, Fry, and Bender laugh.]
    Leela: [to Fry and Bender, whispering] Stop laughing! [to the miners, screaming] Help is on the way!
    Bender: In the meantime, you should sing a song, to keep your spirits up. How about... "Camptown Races"!
    Helium miners: [singing] Camptown ladies sing this song.
    Doodah. Doodah.

    Helium miner #4: Thank you. Thank you, sir. You're a true hero.



  1. ^ Comedy Central (01 July 2013). Helium Mine - Video Clip. Retrieved on 13 July 2013.