The Lesser of Two Evils
Episode 11 of 20 within Season Two : FOX. Item 20 of 145 overall.
Production number 2ACV06.
Eric Horsted - Writer
Chris Suave - Director
64 votes

The Professor hires Flexo -- a new robot who, despite a goatee, is an exact duplicate of Bender -- as extra security when the crew is asked to take a valuable jeweled tiara to the Miss Universe Contest. When the tiara turns up missing, Fry suspects Flexo and starts a cat-and-mouse chase throughout the pageant with Bob Barker guest starring as himself.

original airdate--February 20,2000    rating--4.4 million


music--"Theme from Futurama" by Christopher Tyng


Title caption--The show that watches back

Opening cartoon--Felix the Cat Trifles with Time (1925)

Alienese--The signs in Alienese say, "Laser Tentacle Surgery" and "Way to go, Dexter!".

Goofs-- When they are looking for the stolen atomic tiara, Fry is looking through Leela's drawers. At first the panty on top is pink. When it cuts it's blue.

  • When Bender and Flexo are fighting, Leela fires a shot at the roof and some bulbs fall down. The bulb's positions change between the shots.
  • As Fry is looking for the atomic tiara he's in Leela's room. Before he goes through the drawers there are three of them, but when it cuts there are two drawers.
  • Why do they assume that Flexo took the Jumbonium? By now they should know that Bender is the thief and likes stealing valuable stuff. 


related items

Previous episode :
019 Put Your Head on My Shoulder
Next episode :
021 Raging Bender
Related to this story :
035 Bendless Love
  Futurama, Season Three

regional titles

The Lesser of Two Evils
Le moins pire des deux
Die Wahl zur Miss Universum
Il male minore
El Menor de dos Malos