The Farnsworth Parabox
Episode 10 of 16 within Season Five : FOX. Item 66 of 145 overall.
Production number 4ACV15.
Bill Odenkirk - Writer
Ron Hughart - Director
67 votes

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.

original airdate--June 08,2003    rating--4.8 million


music--"Theme from Futurama" by Christopher Tyng


opening caption--"Beats a hard kick to the face"

opening cartoon--The Queen was in the Parlor (1932)

Goofs--When all of the cast is jumping into the box for universe gamma, Professor-A enters the box feet first, but exits headfirst.


"Pizza delivery boy and major underachieving loser, Philip J. Fry, is cryogenically frozen by accident on New Year's Eve, 1999 and re-awakened 1000 years later in the 31st century".

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regional titles

Het Farnsworth Parabox
The Farnsworth Parabox
Le bon, la bote et l'ahuri
Die Farnsworth-Parabox
An Parabox Farnsworth
Dossi e paradossi
La Paracaja de Farnsworth