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Futurama: Parasites Lost

When Fry eats an egg-salad sandwich from a vending machine at a gas station, he begins to have strange side-effects -- he becomes stronger and smarter. Professor Farnsworth makes a diagnosis and concludes that Fry had ingested "intelligent worms" that have set up shop in his body. Because these worms are so smart, the regular means of flushing them out will not work. The Planet Express crew must shrink themselves to microscopic form and enter Fry's body to fight off the intruders. Meanwhile Leela is left to divert Fry's attention, but finds herself more and more attracted to the new man Fry has become.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x4
Production Number: 3ACV02
Airdate: Sunday January 21st, 2001

Director: Peter Avanzino
Writer: Eric Kaplan

Alternate Airdates:

IE (3e) Jun 16, 2013

  • Currently 6.8/10
6.8/10 (4 Votes cast)
Main Cast
Katey Sagal
voiced Turanga Leela, Various
Billy West
voiced Philip J. Fry, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Dr. John Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Leo Wong, Various
John DiMaggio
voiced Bender Bending Rodriguez (Bending Unit 22), Various
Lauren Tom
voiced Amy Wong, Inez Wong, Various
Tress MacNeille
voiced Mom, Linda the Newscaster, Various
Frank Welker
voiced Nibbler, Various
Phil LaMarr
voiced Hermes Conrad, Lionel Preacherbot, Various
Maurice LaMarche
voiced Kif Kroker, Morbo, Walt, Raoul, Various
David Herman (1)
voiced Mayor Poopenmayer, Professor Ogden Wernstrum, Scruffy, Turanga Morris, Larry, Dwayne, Various
Kath Soucie
voiced Cubert Farnsworth, Various
Episode Notes

Opening theme cartoon: "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp" by Ub Iwerks studio (1934)

Alien code: In the opening sequence of convoy trucks going by, one of the trucks has Alien Code #1 written on it. When translated it says: "Human Milk."

Alien code: When Fry walks into the truck-stop bathroom, there is a ton of Alien Code #1 written on the wall. While most of it is just single letters, there is one phrase you can read on the calendar. It says: "For A Good Time Call..."

Alien code: Alien Code #1 makes another appearance when Fry and Leela are walking down the block and run into Sal from the truck-stop. It says: "Watch For Falling Humans."

Alien code: In the season 3 DVD, there is a section where you can learn how to draw Fry. The background is from the truck-stop bathroom. On the wall we see Alien Code #1. When translated it says "For a moderately good time call 555-1972!"

Episode Quotes
Hermes: He'll be as strong and flexible as Gumby and Hercules combined!
Zoidberg: Gumbercules? I love that guy!

Episode References
When Leela and Fry are sitting at the cafe table, she says, "Fry, let me axe you something." The idea of her using axe instead of ask comes from the episode "Xmas Story" where Leela says that the word Christmas mus be an old form of the word Xmas just like some people say axe instead of ask.

Other Episode Crew

Director Of Computer GraphicsScott Vanzo
3d DirectorScott Vanzo
Warning: Futurama season 3 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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