Futurama

The Route of All Evil

Season 5, Ep 3, Aired 12/8/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Due to inappropriate behavior, Cubert Farnsworth and Dwight Conrad are suspended from school. They start hanging around Planet Express all day and generally annoying everyone, and their fathers tell them to get jobs. The boys get a paper route, and when Cubert spots an ad for a make-your-own-spaceship, he and Dwight order it and use it for their rounds. They soon start up Awesome Express Delivery Company, which competes with Planet Express and starts taking their customers away. Cubert and Dwight take over Planet Express, offering Fry, Leela and Bender jobs with Awesome Express and acquiring the Planet Express ship. But when things start to go wrong, only Hermes and Farnsworth can help their sons.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Herman

    Mayor Poopenmayer, Professor Ogden Wernstrum, Scruffy, Toronga Morris, Larry, Dwayne, Various

  • Katey Sagal

    Turanga Leela, Various

  • Billy West

    Philip J. Fry, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Dr. John Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Leo Wong, Various

  • Lauren Tom

    Amy Wong, Inez Wong, Various

  • Tress MacNeille

    Mom, Linda the Newscaster, Various

  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • the clones make there own buisness selling papers

    By Blind_Legend, Jul 02, 2008

  • Another great episode that reminds me why I watch this series!!!!

    By Iverson82094, Feb 19, 2008

  • Cubert and Dwight take over Planet Express

    By mataletea, Feb 04, 2007

  • mmmmm...Beer...... oh and the kids take over the company too

    By PSUShortStuff, Jul 20, 2006

  • This is a sweet episode.

    By ian_ralph12345, Jul 05, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (45)

    • Bender: Hey, chumps, I heard you were on the ass-end of an ass-kicking so I figured you could use a couple these little babies. (hands everyone a beer)

    • Horrible Gelatinous Blob: Aww. Tell you what, I'll accept their apology when they kiss my ass! Which I don't have!

    • Bender: (singing) Hush, little brewski, Don't you leak, Daddy wants to drink for at least a week.

    • (Cubert and Dwight have taken over Planet Express) Hermes (angry): You rotten kids! (nice) Will you be hiring? Dwight: No. Hermes: (angry) You rotten kids!

    • Leela: You know how much an apartment that big would cost on the Sun?

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    Notes (6)

    • According to the commentary on the Season 3 DVD for this episode, the Futurama writers brewed beer whilst writing the episodes.

    • When the slime guy throws the lunch boxes into the miniature black hole, Conrad says "My Manwich" which is what Hermes says in The Deep South twice.

    • The label that the crew put on their beer is roughly the same that writter Dan Vebber used to put on his family's real beer they used to brew.

    • This episode was originally made to be aired during Season 3 (two seasons ago), but was put on the shelf for all this time by FOX. It was also going to be the 5th Season Premiere, but FOX changed it at the last minute.

    • Although Amy is seen in this episode, Lauren Tom does not provide any voices in this episode. Neither does Dave Herman.

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    Trivia (15)

    • The flower bouquet offered by Horrible Gelatinous Blob appears identical to the bouquet Kif brought to his date with Amy on the episode "Amazon Women in The Mood" from the third season. (Though the two were produced together.)

    • Bender gives "birth" to a 5 gallon 6 ounce Ale

    • When the beer that Bender is brewing is finally ready, Bender calls it "Benderbra├╝ and the label shows Bender with a comic balloon that reads: "Get Drunk!"

    • This episode's Taco Bellevue Hospital sign reads: Urine samples in collectible NASCAR cups.

    • The 7-11 sign reads: The cashier does not have the keys to a successfull marriage.

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    Allusions (11)

    • Klein Bottle The second beer shown in the opening sequence is "Klein's beer", and is presented in Klein bottles. Klein bottles are 4-dimensional surfaces observed in mathematics.

    • Fortran, Olde English 800: The beer brand Olde Fortran is reference to the both the Fortran programming language (Which is pretty old) and the actual beer Olde English 800 which has a similar looking bottle.

    • Lightning Bolt The lightning bolt symbol on the "Dwight Lightning" coverpage is similar to the symbol of "Static Shock." Phil LaMarr also voiced the main character in "Static."

    • Paperboy While Dwight and Cubert are first delivering papers, they are chased by a dog, they break a window with a paper, and they find themselves on the front page of the local paper (on a very slow news day). All the while, music that is similar to that of "Paperboy" plays in the background. "Paperboy" was a video game for the Nintendo game console. The object of the game was to deliver papers while overcoming obstacles and minimizing mistakes. This is exactly what Dwight and Cubert were doing.

    • Sticker that reads: "Mom's Moron Oil for Dumb Robots" This is a parody of Wacky Packages, a highly successful line of stickers that spoof popular products

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