Rewatched Bender/Illmac again today. Probably going to be the battle I use to introduce people to this shit now, Illmaculate's writing is genuinely incredible throughout, even better than I remembered, and Bender had some ridiculous lines too.
Still crack up at 'If Corey Charron ain't hit her with a porno load then he lied to my face', but that whole scheme was fire. 'British mistress/spread you out in a second flat' was ridiculous, and his Illmac impression was pure gold (make it look easy cause it iiiiis). 'Turning a prophet/profit', insane. If he was up against anyone else, I think Bender would have won that.
"Let's just get this title shit out the way
I told him a title's an idle thing its the mind that's behind the name
and promise the tides would change
Y'all saw the decline in weight, he went to being less chubby but seeming less hungry that's not an unlikely trade
Now brainstorming the past may warrant me asking if I should blame four minute abs for the loss of his title chain
I know he ain't morbidly fat, its not the topic that I would take
but either way he should've made more of a splash when he flopped and got his title waived"
First time I heard that section, I was convinced the battle was over. How did he outshine them in the 2nd and 3rd? That title waived/tidal wave shit was unreal. The Hattari Hanzo scheme and the end 'run up on Big Ben and start cleaning out his clock' parts were ridiculous. Bender was great but he never had a chance. I had it 3-0 Mac on first viewing, and god knows how many later, I still do. I wish that Illmac was still around.