If there’s any series that invites viewers to create thought-out and well-crafted fan theories, it’s Futurama. The series has long been held up as a bastion of narrative storytelling, with plot threads that go on for years and tie into different franchises. One character that figures into many of these Futurama fan theories is Bender, the beer-guzzling robot who’s the most lovable scum bag you’ll ever meet.
Bender fan theories cover everything from why he’s such a ne'er-do-well to what he got up to during the 1,000 years he was supposedly trapped in the Nevada Desert. The theories are all fairly comprehensive, and if you’re doing a Futurama rewatch soon, you should keep them in mind.