Ingesting a bad egg-salad sandwich leads to Fry developing a colony of parasitic worms in his bowels, which set out to make him smarter and stronger.

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Turanga Leela (voice)
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Bender / Sal (voice)
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Waitress (voice)
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Sal's Friend #1 / Frankenstein's Monster (voice)
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Amy Wong (voice)
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Ingesting a bad egg-salad sandwich leads to Fry developing a colony of parasitic worms in his bowels, which set out to make him smarter and stronger.

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21 January 2001 (USA)  »

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$1,300,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Hover-vehicles among the traffic on Historic Square Route of 66 Space Highway include a tanker carrying "Human Milk" (written in Alienese), a cement truck full of "Quik-Setting DNA", and a truck driven by the Moon Hillbilly from "The Series Has Landed" (1999) carrying chickens, each with their own space helmet. The Planet Express ship passes most of these vehicles before stopping at Greasy Sue's Greasy Truck Stop. See more »

Goofs

The term parasite refers to a life-form that harms another life-form in order to survive. Technically, since the worms thrived inside Fry and improved his biologic functions to the point where he was much more intelligent and much stronger, they would not be parasites, but, rather, symbiotic with Fry. See more »

Quotes

Hermes Conrad: We gotta get someplace where he can't put his finger.
Bender: It's hopeless! Abandon ship!
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Connections

Spoofs Fantastic Voyage (1966) See more »

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Convoy
Music by Chip Davis
Lyrics by Bill Fries
Performed by Bill Fries (as C.W. McCall)
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The peak of the series
20 September 2006 | by (California, United States) – See all my reviews

Everything that happens in the first couple seasons of this series culminates to this episode. From the first episode, Space Pilot 3000, we recognize the potential of Fry and Leela, and throughout the early seasons, we see near kisses (the Titanic Episode and the X-mas episode) as well as a hint at Fry's affection (War is the H-word), but we never actually see Fry proclaim his undying love for her.

Well, this is the episode Fry-Leela fans have waited years to see. Bender fans probably won't enjoy this episode that much, but that's their loss. The episode is hilarious, but has some great romantic moments as well. The scene with the Holophonar is gorgeously animated, and the ending is moderately touching. It has it all.

This episode is the turning point in the series. Before this point, all romance between Fry and Leela is strictly taboo. After this point, it's all out in the open. It's a great episode, and possibly the most important plot point in the series.


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