Talk:Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth

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Buddy13 FW16.png Could use episode links on catchphrase variations, just like on Bender. He also needs more variations, but I can't remember any at the moment.

Also could someone comment about the catchphrase But im already in my pjamas, that was dropped. (Gouranga 10:43, 21 April 2007 (PDT))

As far as I know, he only says that in the very first episode. Thus we are to believe that he spends the majority of his time in his pajamas. --Buddy 13:36, 22 April 2007 (PDT)
He does also use it in the second episode, where he spots Fry and Leela "trapped" on the moon, and considers rescuing them, but decides against it because he is "already in his pyjamas." --SvipTalk 13:42, 22 April 2007 (PDT)
"Off you go" is another almost catchphrase, only used thrice. - Quolnok 09:06, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
So is "oh my, no/yes. Not sure how many times. I'll look them up later. — Chris of the Futurama 2 [ discuss | contribute ]


Where'd the oxygen pills go? Did they disappear? --Buddy 18:53, 6 June 2007 (PDT)

I think I removed them because I couldn't remember or find on google what episode they came from. --Robo puppy girl 18:13, 7 June 2007 (PDT)
The Deep South --Buddy 15:15, 9 June 2007 (PDT)
Ah yes, the huge unsinkable pills. Image:Oxygen pill.png Sorry for the low resolution. You may reupload a higher version. --SvipTalk 15:20, 9 June 2007 (PDT)

They came from the Deep South they were the suppository pills to keep the crew aliveSir Mr. Dr. Professor FutureFan 00:28, 13 May 2010 (CEST)

Same Blood Type as Amy

In The Series Has Landed, the Professor stated he has the same blood type as Amy. Doesn't this mean they're related? --Go Bender Kid 00:23, 11 July 2008 (CEST)

No, not at all. Blood types are often inherited, yes, but unrelated people can share them. They can be compared to hair or eye colours (to an extent). How many brown haired people do you know? Are they all related? ... I thought not. - Quolnok 05:33, 11 July 2008 (CEST)

Age question.

His infobox says 166, his birthday says 167 and Bender's Game says 165. Do we assume that the spa treatment from Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurtles knocked him back two years? -Mini-Me 02:00, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

Oh, that's a toss up. He is declared 160 in about 3001 in the show. That would make him at least 168 or perhaps 167 in 3008 (which Bender's Game supposedly takes place in). My best guess is that Farnsworth either don't remember correctly or that he just simplifies his age as with time. Or perhaps it's a goof on the writer's action. Also, Mini-Me, can we keep the revealing of "things" till the film is released on Monday? --SvipTalk 10:26, 31 October 2008 (UTC)
Oh, very well. I'll just keep the tabs open until the release, then submit? -Mini-Me 14:03, 31 October 2008 (UTC)
If you can keep your Firefox running for 4 days. --SvipTalk 15:31, 31 October 2008 (UTC)
Is that a shot? I've kept it open for a couple of days in the past. I'm saved it in the notepad to be sure though. ;) -Mini-Me 19:42, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

"Good News" compilation video

I don't know if it should be mentioned (I usually hate online videos of shows), but here's this thing I found. It's sorta like that old Homer Simpson "D'oh!" compilation sound file. Anyway, I don't remember "Good news, anyone." Which ep is that from? If you think this video should be mentioned (probably near the catch-phrase section), shove it in there. I'm neutral on the subject... can't decide how to feel about it. But I was mildly amused at its existence. --Buddy 06:06, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

This a-one. Probably not mention it, also that's not even all of them. - Quolnok 07:50, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Needs work, badly.

Okay, kind of a roundabout way of getting to this, but hey. So I was reading the In popular culture page, which lists the Homestar Runner cartoon, and links to their wiki. So I head over there and see that they've linked to the Wikipedia versions of both Futurama and Hubert J. Farnsworth. So, I was going to ask them if it was cool if I changed the links to our wiki (specialized info, rather than generalized, methinks is superior). I have asked other wikis to link to ours in the past, especially if the links are reciprocal, such as But then I clicked onto the Farnsworth wikipedia page. For a "General" encyclopedia with a strict rule on minutiae and cruft, they've outstripped us. Bad. Come on, Nerdlingers, we must do better than this. I suggest following their header organization, but not so much their text (not because it's bad, but because we should be able to create our own content). We can do this, right? All of our pages should beat the everloving crap out of Wikipedia, and not just because they're general and we're specific. Also because I don't like them and their silly rules and bureaucracy and "original research" rules (if you get a picture of a bigfoot, you can't use it because it's original research, even though it's proof... idiots.). Okay, I think I'll head off to the angrydome. --Buddy 01:26, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

This has been on my to do list for a while now, with Hermes (and previously Amy), I'll probably get to it during fortnight 9. - Quolnok 07:14, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
I did an update to it, I feel it is in better shape now, but still not entirely done. I loosely based the sections on Wikipedia's. But only very loosely. --SvipTalk 10:22, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
I've made some updates. --JoeyMousepad 04:17, 5 May 2009 (UTC)


He's mentioned Satan a few times, iirc, and his experiments are admittedly against God's will. Well... he is a scientist... Also, his Universe B counterpart said "After consulting the scriptures, it turns out that none of you are evil. The Bible... that's the real "Good news"...". Since that universe was a mirror of "ours", Farnsworth B must believe in God then?

He appears to pray to whichever deity he thinks will help him out; Satan, Zeus, Buddha, God, Atheismo or Zombie Jesus. If he is religious at all, it is something mainstream, like Oprahism or Vodou, possibly the First Amalgamated Church - which fits the multiple deities but does not exclude the non-religious option. Additionally, the other universe isn't exactly a mirror; only coin-flip decisions are the opposite, if religion wasn't and those weren't the two options it wouldn't be the case either. For example, we know that Zoidberg's decision to come to Earth wasn't a coin-flip because both are present. - Quolnok 15:34, 23 May 2010 (CEST)
Maybe there are no coins on Decapod? - Kaylabaraonda
Well there must be some equivalent form of chance-based decision making that is equally opposite in both universes, else he would also be red. Something that had an opposite result in Universe 1 made him blue. --Buddy 11:45, 29 May 2011 (CEST)
A coinflip by God? - Kailabaraonda — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:35, 11 June 2011 (CEST)

Is the professor an alien?

In the episode The 'Tip of the Zoidberg' professor states that Dr. Zoidberg is an excellent alien doctor and his incompetence is the crew's fault for being human. However, at the end for the episode Dr. Zoidberg diagnoses and treats the professors disease with great competence.