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Futurama: The Farnsworth Parabox

When the Professor conducts an experiment so hideous that he wants his apparatus destroyed in the thermonuclear inferno of the sun, he has Leela guard the two-foot cubic box overnight so that no one opens it and sets it off. Fry and Bender try their best to sneak a peek but it is Leela who finally gives in and opens the box. Drawn into the power of the box, Leela is thrown into a parallel universe, which has duplicates of the Planet Express gang - including Leela.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x10
Production Number: 4ACV15
Airdate: Sunday June 08th, 2003

Director: Ron Hughart
Writer: Bill Odenkirk

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Jul 29, 2011

  • Currently 7.8/10
7.8/10 (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
Phil LaMarr
voiced Hermes Conrad, Lionel Preacherbot, Various
Episode Notes
Opening theme promotion: BEATS A HARD KICK IN THE FACE

Opening theme cartoon: Unknown

Universes seen:

Universe 25 (people-with-no-eyes universe),
Universe 1729 (bobblehead universe),
Universe 31 (blocky robot universe),
Universe XVII (Greek universe),
Universe 420 (hippy universe).



Episode Quotes
Leela A: Well I got through the night and no one looked in the box, Not even me, the person that gave up her whole evening to watch it, a whole evening of TV Gone. This is a mockery of Justice that I cant take a little tiny peek. Ugh I need coffee. (Pause) (Leela goes to coffee machine and gets ready to put in a coin) Ok heads I look, tails I don't. (She flips the coin, it comes up heads) Oh, yeah! Oh, Yeah! Heads! I meant alright then. (She walks back to the box) No I have a duty not to look.Well then again i promised the coin I would. (She opens the box and looks in) Oh its deep, deeper than a small box should be (She falls in the box) Ah...Ouch, my lawyer will hear about this.
Fry 1: Leela what have you done?
Leela A: Nothing, What do you mean why was I looking in the box?

Farnsworth: Let's recap what's happened so far. As you can see I accidentally created a box containing your universe.
Farnsworth 2: While I, in a simultaineous blunder created a box containing your universe.
Leela: This is getting confusing. Why don't we call our universe "Universe A" and this universe "Universe B"?
Bender B: Hey, why can't we be universe A?
Fry B: Yeah!
Amy B: Yeah!
Zoidberg B: We want the best letter!
Fry: We called it first. Besides, this place kinda feels like a "B" y'know?
Leela B: Alright, you can be crummy universe A. And we'll be universe 1!
Fry B: Or "The Mongooses," that's a cool team name. The Fighting Mongooses!

Farnsworth: Good news everyone, I'm still technically alive! Yes! But I need to you to dispose of this crazy ass experiment that almost killed me. You'll have to throw it into the sun itself, for only the thermonuclear inferno of the sun has enough energy to ensure its total destruction!
Bender: I can hit it with a shovel!
Farnsworth: That's not good enough.
Bender: This one time I pounded a guy into the ground like a stake with a shovel!
Farnsworth: Yes yes!



Other Episode Crew

Director Of Computer GraphicsScott Vanzo
3d DirectorScott Vanzo
 
Warning: Futurama season 5 episode 10 guide may contain spoilers
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