Steve Castle

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Secondary character
Deceased character
Steve Castle
(That Guy)
That Guy.png
GenderMale
SpeciesHuman
Planet of originEarth
First appearance"Future Stock" (3ACV21)
Episode
Voiced byDavid Herman

Steve Castle, though only ever referred to as That Guy, is a stock broker from the 1980s who had a fatal disease called boneitis. There being no cure at the time, he froze himself until a cure was found.

After being unfrozen in 3002, he met Philip J. Fry at a support group meeting for defrostees. Castle, being a former stock broker, was looking for a new beginning in the future. Together with Fry, he became the new CEO of Planet Express at their stockholder meeting. Steve Castle completely changed Planet Express' way of working, by focusing on appearances rather than actual work force, a trick he had learnt from his days in the 1980s.

Steve Castle wanted to beat Mom's Friendly Delivery Company, and found himself in a negotiation meeting with Mom. But contrary to what Fry had believed in him, he ended up selling Planet Express to Mom. At the Intergalactic Stock Exchange, PlanEx (his new name for Planet Express) was to be taken over by Mom. And with the stocks he bought from Dr. Zoidberg, he had majority control of the company, so the sale went ahead. Although initially opposed to the sale, the rest of the Planet Express crew quickly became supporters of it once they learned that the value of their stock had skyrocketed upon news of the merger.

Unfortunately, during the sale, his fatal disease, boneitis, began its final stages and killed him while he was on the stage. Fry, as vice-chairman of the company, took over the company and his stock. He immediately moved to cancel the deal, but was stopped by the rest of the crew who were more interested in being rich than continuing to work with each other. Fry began an address to viewers of the merger expressing his feelings, which caused the value of Planet Express stock to plummet. The value reached .03 dollars a share upon Fry revealing that a nightgown-clad Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth was to be the new head of the company. Once aware of this fact, Fry triumphantly cancelled the merger.

Additional Info

Trivia

  • This character's name as listed in the script is Steve Castle, but he is only ever called "That Guy" in the show.
  • In The Beast with a Billion Backs, Steve Castle can be seen in the "Space Farm" insurance building, during the beginning of Yivo's invasion, even though he died during Season 3. Whether this is a goof or he was revived is unknown, but given lack of information, a goof is a likely suggestion.
  • In The Late Phillip J. Fry, he can be seen when Fry, Bender, and the Professor are fast-forwarding time in the second universe.

Quotes

    Steve Castle: Awesome. Awesome to the max!

    Steve Castle: My only regret is... that I have... boneitis!

    Steve Castle: Fry, I'm an 80's guy. Friendship to me means that for 2 bucks I'd beat you with a pool cue until you got detached retinas.

Appearances