Robot Clowns killing Basil
I didn't remember the scene clearly when I was writing those first few sentences. It's pretty obvious Basil was killed after being sliced by the Robot Clowns like that. Although, as a robot, there's a change he could have been rebuilt days after the duel. That's what I was going for. Fan Futurama 14.26, 21 August 2010 (CEST)
Yeah, but I think they completely damaged him, even his backup copy. I thought he was killed permanently because everyone in the show seems to have forgotten about how robots can continue to live on just as long as they have a backup copy of their programming to put into a new body after the old one has been destroyed.
BenderZombie 16:42, 21 August 2010 (CEST)
You're right. I think the duel must have served as a "stopping" for Basil, the main villain of the episode. So the writers really wanted him dead. However, it's never said what happens to the Princess. This could have been done on purpose. It's possible they wanted both Basil and Flavia to return in some other episode. But it's unlikely, though, as they are just The Prisoner of Zenda references. Therefore, we shoud assume he was killed, otherwise the whole UN fight would have been pointless.
BASIL STATUS: TERMINATED Fan Futurama 18:31, 21 August 2010 (CEST)