|Relatives||Bender (Possibly) and other Sport-Utility Robots|
|First appearance||Crimes of the Hot|
The Sport-Utility Robot was a robot created by Professor Farnsworth in 2928. The robot, suggested to be the first robot to run on alcohol (Possibly being an ancestor of Bender) was unable to meet emissions standards. Mom decided to classify the robot as a "sport utility robot" so it could be built (a reference to sport utility vehicles, which rarely have to meet fuel or emissions standards). Although the Professor didn't like the idea, he was in love with Mom and didn't argue with the decision. All robots are descended from the Sport Utility Bot, although it appears to be most closely related to Bender. Like Bender, the robot burps flames due to the alcohol content. This robot is also implied to be the first useful robot.
- The Sport-Utility robot looks similar to Bender so it is possible that Bending Units were based along these lines.