It's just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus. All year long the grasshopper kept burying acorns for winter while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched TV. Then the winter came, and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all his acorns and also he got a racecar. Is any of this getting through to you?
Bender: Oh, I'm sorry, Fry. She's dead. Fry: All Leela ever wanted to do was help me, but I was too proud and stupid to accept it. I wish I had died instead of her. Leela: What are you talking about? Fry: You're alive! Leela: Of course I'm alive. Bender: I told Fry you were dead so he would cry out the Emperor but you had to go and wreck it by surviving.