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Topics of Discussion
- They had to make some changes to the episode due to the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
- Michael Rowe was originally going to be credited as "Mike Rowe", but his wife convinced him otherwise.
- The commenters discuss whether there are commentaries for horror movies or not.
- This episode was the second time Unbendable girders were bended, the first time being in Bendless Love.
- Michael tells the story of how the story for this episode came about; he was pitching stories to David X. Cohen and Ken Keeler, but they were unexcited. The last story he pitched to them simply said "Bender gets a sex change operation."
- David joked that they perked up at this suggestion because they heard the word 'sex'.
- Keeler was instrumental in this episode.
- The writers wanted to do an episode centered on Barbados Slim, but they couldn't think of one.
- The writers had wanted to do an episode involving the Olympics for a long time.
- Whenever David sees a shot in slow motion, he feels sorry for the animators.
- Michael was not a big sci-fi fan, so it was hard for him to write an episode of Futurama.
- Originally, Bender was going to be impersonating a woman's voice in Act 1, but the writers soon realized that this would mean three acts of Bender impersonating a woman's voice.
- There is another movie about a man who pretends to be retarded to be in the Special Olympics; the commenters wonder if they got the plot idea from this episode.
- Billy West jokes about suing them.
- The commenters wonder why they designed female robots, kid robots, ect.
- Bender retains his love for himself even after he becomes Coilette.
- David asks John DiMaggio if he had to dig deep for the Coilette voice. He says no.
- David was worried about the response to Bender getting a sex change.
- The commenters think the barbecuing pirate in the All My Circuits episode is odd.
- Rowe has kids, who he hopes will become Futurama fans when they're older.
- The commenters all jokingly say 'hi' to their kids.
- They also joke about their kids bringing the Futurama DVDs in for show-and-tell, but no one would know how to play DVDs anymore.
- Later in the commentary, Mike jokes that his kids were adopted.
- James Purdum thinks David designed the spinning robot hands, but David says he was thinking of the stripper robot in The Lesser of Two Evils.
- The spinning hands were relatively hard to animate.
- John wonders why Coilette's breasts aren't bigger; James jokes that they went by John's breast size.
- Mike tells a story he calls 'The Gay Guy and the Ghost' about his gay roommate from some time ago that had a romantic interest in him. He didn't know the guy was gay until years later. This story was apparently a big influence on the episode.
- The writers joke about making the story into a sitcom.
- They also joke about what they would do if they found a ghost in their house.
- The writers weren't sure how physical Coilette's relationship with Calculon should be.
- Maurice LaMarche claims that Calculon sounds nothing like the Transition Announcer.