When the Planet Express ship gets a selectable personality upgrade, Bender chooses one and falls in love... but too briefly.

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Philip J. Fry / Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / Sheldon / Dummy #2 (voice)
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Turanga Leela (voice)
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Bender / Dummy #1 / Elzar (voice)
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Gwen / Fembots / Nd-Nd (voice)
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Male Planet Express Ship / Lrrr / Omicronian Guard (voice)
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Lucy Liu's Head (voice)
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Hermes Conrad (voice)
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Amy Wong (voice)
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Lovey Bears / Lion / Howler Mummies / Tapirs (voice)
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When the Planet Express ship gets a selectable personality upgrade, Bender chooses one and falls in love... but too briefly.

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The scene where Fry, Bender, and Leela are standing in the shower, formulating their plan, and the ships computer says "I wish I learned to read lips" is another nod to 2001: A Space Odyssey - specifically the scene where Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) and Dave Bowman (Keira Dullea) are in the work pod working out how to handle HAL's aberrant behavior. See more »

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When Bender dumps the Planet Express ship, the PE ship comes to a screeching halt, as seen from the outside of the ship, but when the scene goes back inside the ship, the stars are still moving outside the window. See more »

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Philip J. Fry: Wow! Letters like 'U' and 'R' can stand for words, like 'you' and 'are.'
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References Shields and Yarnell (1977) See more »

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Two Princes
Written by Mark White, Spin Doctors, Eric Schenkman, Chris Barron, Aaron Comess
Performed by Spin Doctors
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Bender falls in love... with the ship!
25 June 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As the episode opens Bender is having an argument with the ship because it doesn't approve of his taste in 'art'. After getting the contract to deliver goods for Romanticorp the professor pays to have certain upgrades to the ship; this includes giving it a new adjustable personality. When a female personality is selected it isn't long before Bender and the ship are in love. At first this is just an annoyance to the others but when Bender decides it is time to move on it becomes positively dangerous when the ship can't get over it and will do whatever it takes to become one with Bender... even flying into a quasar so that they can become a singularity! While this is all going on the crew have to deliver a shipment of candy hearts to Omicron Persei 8 to show how much the people of Earth like (and fear) them; it does not go quite as planned as the concept of 'Wuv' confuses and annoys them!

This was a fun St. Valentines special. The numerous spoofs of 2001 were very funny although I suspect some of them wouldn't work as well if you've not seen that film. You don't need to have seen anything to find the scenes at Romanticorp hilarious; Leela getting poked with a cattle prod whenever she wasn't romantic enough and the cute cuddly toys being made by stuffing cute little animals were laugh out loud funny! This episode is notably for the guest appearance from Sigourney Weaver; she does a fine job providing the voice for the Planet Express ship. Given how the ship had only been used as a mode of transport before it was a bit of a surprise to learn that it had a personality... no doubt after the way it ended we won't be hearing any more of its personality in later episodes. If you think Bender dumping the ship is hardly the thing for the Valentine's episode; Fry does something for Leela which could certainly be considered romantic; as is the result of Leela dumping the candy hearts.


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