Bender Bending Rodríguez is a robot who is a character in the animated television series Futurama. Designated in-universe as Bending Unit 22, he fulfills a comic, anti-hero-type role in Futurama and is described by Leela as an "alcoholic, whore-mongering, chain-smoking gambler". He was made in Tijuana, Mexico in 2997. Bender drinks copious amounts of alcohol to recharge his fuel cells, while displaying symptoms similar to intoxication when he stops. When he burps, fire comes out of his mouth. He gambles, smokes cigars, consorts with hookerbots, had, at one point 50 terabytes of porn on his hard drive, and is constantly trying to gain attention to boost his already over-inflated ego. He is equipped with a gaydar, though it ultimately claims everyone is gay. He currently lives with Fry in his closet-sized apartment, fully equipped with an apartment-sized closet. He hates his self-destruct sequence and has an affinity for turtles (as they both can't get off their back), penguins, and Napoleon Bonaparte.
Bender also is fascinated with cooking, though he is shown to have little sense of actual human taste, often creating dishes that can kill plant life. He also thinks that humans eat rocks. His strangest trait is that magnets, when attached to his head, mess up his inner inhibition unit, causing him to act like a folk singer.
Appearances in Christmas specials
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