Raging Bender
Episode 12 of 20 within Season Two : FOX. Item 21 of 145 overall.
Production number 2ACV08.
Lewis Morton - Writer
Ron Hughart - Director
66 votes

When Bender goes to the movies, he ends up wrestling around to get a better view. While brawling, he gets discovered and signs on as the featured attraction in the brutal Ultimate Robot Fighting League -- with some knock-out results.

However, his glory is short-lived when he is instructed to intentionally lose his next match. Leela vows to lead Bender to victory, in an effort to show up her unsupportive martial arts teacher.

original airdate: February 27,2000  rating--5.0 million


music--"Theme from Futurama" by Christopher Tyng

  1. "James Bond Theme" by music composed by Monty Norman.


opening subtitle--Nominated for three Glemmys

opening cartoon--"Hollywood Capers"

Title reference--The 1980 film Raging Bull.

Trivia--Leela uses Rust-O-Leum to prepare Bender for his first fight.

  • First appearance of the Chain Smoker.
  • "James Bond Theme" by music composed by Monty Norman.

Goofs--The appearance of Bender's eyes after he's been flattened by Destructo changes between shots.


"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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020 The Lesser of Two Evils
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022 A Bicyclops Built for Two

regional titles

Razende Bender
Raging Bender
Raging Bender
Wie ein wilder Bender
raging Bender
Il Bender furioso
Bender Embravecido