In the episode "I of Newton", Sam is a math professor who, in a moment of frustration, offers to sell his soul to the Devil in exchange for the solution to an equation. The Devil appears and Sam must figure out how to save his soul from eternal damnation. Written by
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'I of Newton''s storyline had to be reworked: the original short story included a puzzling math equation that had since been solved. After a UCLA math professor pointed this out to producers, they then asked the professor for a newer equation that hadn't been solved. He gave them one, and that's what appeared in the episode. See more
[having inadvertently summoned the Devil
Did I say "soul?" Sorry. Slip of the tongue. You're a busy man. I'm a busy man. We're both busy men. Let's go somewhere and find a place to be busy.
[Sam attempts to leave the room, but he's blocked by an invisible wall
It was just a idle comment, for God's sake! You don't go after every poor jerk that makes a careless remark, do you?
[the Devil regards Sam silently
Okay, maybe you do.