Free Will Hunting
Episode 9 of 25 within Season Nine : Comedy Central. Item 127 of 145 overall.
Production number 7ACV09.
David X. Cohen - Writer
Frank Marino - Director
3 votes

Enrolling in college on a whim, Bender gets a questionable student loan from the Robot Mafia and falls in with a bad crowd. He then promptly drops out of college, gets addicted to robot drug "Spark," does dubious acts for Hedonismbot, and ultimately attempts to rob girl scouts (only for them to turn the tables on him) to earn money.

His downward spiral leads to his arrest and trial, but his lawyer argues that as a robot, he lacks free will and it was his programming that led to the sequence of events. The judge rules Bender not guilty, much to Bender's dismay.

original airdate--August 08,2012  rating--1.009 million

network--Comedy Central 

music--"Theme from Futurama" by Christopher Tyng


Title caption--Warning: Do Not Show To Horses

Title reference--The 1997 film Good Will Hunting

Goof--In this story, they can't charge Bender, because as a robot he doesn't have free will, but this has never been brought up before, when he or any other robot is on trial.

Trivia--Bender delivers a package to Mr. 147573952589676412927 — which is equal to 267 − 1, and is a reference to mathematician Frank Nelson Cole.

  • The tattooist's back tattoo reads 10011101, which converts to the number 157 in decimal or the extended ASCII code for ¥ (Yen). This and the picture of a screw above "NOSd3" ("EPSON" upside down) may indicate the robot is of Japanese origin.


"Pizza delivery boy and major underachieving loser, Philip J. Fry, is cryogenically frozen by accident on New Year's Eve, 1999 and re-awakened 1000 years later in the 31st century".

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regional titles

Gratis Will Hunting
Free Will Hunting
Will Hunting gratuit
Freier Wille Jagd
Saor Will Hunting
Caccia Libero Arbitrio
Caza de la libre voluntad