Father Changstein El-Gamal

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Secondary character
Father Changstein El-Gamal
Father Changstein El-Gamal at the First Amalgamated Church, in 3002. [3ACV20]
Planet of originEarth
First appearance"Godfellas"
Voiced byDavid Herman

Father Changstein El-Gamal is the leader of the First Amalgamated Church, or of its New New York branch. His religion and his own name are created from the merging of major 20th Century religions - Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism - and agnosticism.

In 3002, he had a conversation with Fry. [3ACV20]

In 3004, Leela dreamed that he had presided over Fry's funeral. [4ACV12]

In 3007, he presided over Leela and Lars' wedding. [BBS]

In 3009, he attended the ceremony for the implosion of the violet dwarf star. [ItWGY]

Additional Info


  • His name consists of the Chinese surname "Chang", the Jewish suffix "-stein", and the Arabic name "El-Gamal".


    Fry: So that's my story, Father Changstein El-Gamal. Is there anything religion can do to help me find my friend?
    Father Changstein El-Gamal: Well, we could join together in prayer.
    Fry: Uh-huh. But is there anything useful we can do?
    Father Changstein El-Gamal: No.

    Father Changstein El-Gamal: I barely knew Philip, but as a clergyman, I have no trouble telling his most intimate friends all about him.
    [General sobbing.]
    Hermes: Soothe us with sweet lies...
    Father Changstein El-Gamal: It may comfort you to know Fry's death took only 15 seconds. Yet the pain was so intense that it felt to him like 15 years. And it goes without saying it caused him to empty his bowels.

    Father Changstein El-Gamal: Dearly liked, we stand here before one or more gods, or fewer; to join this couple in pretty good matrimony. If anyone objects to this union, may they speak now, or forever hold their peace; or do something else.


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