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The Professor wearing the fing-longer, as shown by the What-If Machine in 3001. [2ACV16]
InventorProfessor Farnsworth
Owner(s)Professor Farnsworth
First appearance"Anthology of Interest I" (2ACV16)
Current statusStill in use by the Professor

The fing-longer is a glove with an extended index finger. By the beginning of the 31st century, Professor Farnsworth had always dreamed of inventing this glove. In 3001, he used the What-If Machine to ponder what would happen if he, in fact, invented it. [2ACV16] The Professor did not actually invent the fing-longer until the following year, when he used it as a pointer on a hologram. [3ACV05] He reused it as a pointer in 3007, [BBS] and to uncover the secret behind Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper, [6ACV05] as well as to wake up Lrrr, [6ACV11] in 3010. He used it while telling the crew about the solar helium mine, in 3013. [7ACV18]

Additional Info


  • The name "fing-longer" refers to the fact that it is a "long finger".
  • The fing-longer was discovered by the Simpson family in a crossover.
  • The Netflix subtitles may be correct in calling this device the "thing-longer", due to similarity of pronunciation