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Tonight is the annual inventors symposium, and the Professor is hoping that his invention is good enough to win the prize and beat Dr. Wernstrom. He presents the Smelloscope, a device that allows one to smell distant objects. Though he is laughed off the stage by his peers, the crew tests it out back at the Planet Express. Fry discovers what is believed to be the smelliest object in the universe. They learn that the object is a giant ball of garbage that was rocketed into outer space fifty years ago. Now, it's up to the Planet Express crew to figure out how to stop the garbage ball before it crashes to the earth and destroys New New York.
Opening theme promotion: Mr. Bender's Wardrobe by ROBOTANY 500
Opening theme cartoon: A Corny Concerto.
The Professor: Perhaps 149 is just too old to be a scientist.
Fry: No, Professor. Don't give up. There were plenty of times in my century when I was gonna give up, but I never did. Never! Hey, are you even listening to me? Oh, I give up!
The Professor: (pointing the Smelloscope at various planets) And now Saturn.
Fry: (smelling) Pine needles! Oh, man, this is great! Hey, as long as you don't make me smell Uranus.
Leela: I don't get it.
The Professor: I'm sorry, Fry, but astronomers renamed Uranus in 2620 to end that stupid joke once and for all.
Fry: Oh. What's it called now?
Professor: Urectum. Here, let me locate it for you.
Leela: Should we really be celebrating? I mean, what if the second garbage ball returns to Earth like the first one did?
Fry: Who cares? That won't be for hundreds of years.
Professor: Exactly! It's none of our concern.
Fry: That's the 20th century spirit!
Wernstrom: (to the Professor) I give your invention the worst grade imaginable: An A-minus-minus.
Fry: You got this from the Internet? In my day, Internet was just used to download pornography.
The Professor: No, that's still true.
Bender: There's your problem. The Professor put the counter on upside down!
Leela: That idiot! It wasn't set for 25 minutes. It was set for 52 seconds!