"Hey, the blues! The tragic sound of other people's suffering! That's kind of a pick-me-up." - Bender.Airdate: April 22nd, 2001
Written By: Eric Horsted
Plot: An accident involving a can opener and whale oil leaves Bender disabled below his neck. While in hospital, he comes across Beck, who not only convinces him to take up being a washboard player (with the power of his mind), but also encourages him to join his jam band. Thus, he and the PlanEx crew go out onto the road!
Review:Well, this episode is more interesting than "Route of All Evil". And that's not a stab at the fact that a test pattern would be more interesting than "Route of All Evil". It revolves around an interesting character and, albeit not atypical of shows that dabble in a certain story structure, explores how his fatal flaw can be interfered by being brought down to his knees.
Metaphorically speaking, of course, since this episode actually disables him for a bit.