3x12 Insane in the Mainframe
First Aired: Apr. 08, 2001 on Comedy Central
Summary: When Fry and Bender are mistaken as bank robbers, they are sentenced to time in an insane asylum for robots. Bender, of course, sees it as a vacation, but Fry begins to crack under the pressure of mechanical examinations and a diet consisting of motor oil. Fry soon becomes convinced that he…
Main Characters in this Episode
Unit 2013: Well, he's supposed to, but he has multiple personalities. All of them Lincoln.
Abraham Lincoln Robot: I was born in 200 log cabins.
Fry: The side that kicks your twisted, metal ass.
- Bender has a human heart in his compartment. This could be a reference to _"Futurama" Anthology of Interest II (2002)_ where Bender tells the group that he needs a human heart to pump blood out of his basement.
- In keeping with the idea of artificial intelligence having the capacity for insanity, the subtle reference to the movie 2001 is the fact that the robot nut-house is called the "HAL institute."