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Season 5 Episode 3

The Route of All Evil

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 08, 2002 on Comedy Central
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Episode Summary

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

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  • the clones make there own buisness selling papers

    This season 3 episode (production seasons) is the first that Dwight Conrad appears in and is a very well written one where Dwight, son of Hermes and Cubert, clone of Farnsworth start their own business and become even better than Planet Express, causing their fathers to become very angry.

    The B story of Bender brewing a drink, much in the sae way as a human female is pregnant is a very creative storyline too and the Horrible Gelatinous Blob is in this episode aswell. The ending was very funny, though not the best ending ever. Overall, the episode is entertaining and humerous.moreless
  • Another great episode that reminds me why I watch this series!!!!

    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 sonsmoreless
  • Cubert and Dwight take over Planet Express

    After being suspended from school, Cubert and Dwight are placed in the charge of the Planet Express Crew. While there the two boys cause a lot of trouble and are ordered by their parents to get jobs.

    By ordering a pedal powered space vehicle from a magazine Cubert and Dwight take on a paper route. The slowly manage to grow their business and eventually are large enough to take over Planet Express.

    When the boys hire on the Planet Express team to deliver papers, they soon discover that the boys have just been delivery the papers and have been throwing them into a crater.moreless
  • mmmmm...Beer...... oh and the kids take over the company too

    This episode is why everyone over the age of 18 should watch this show.... who else would love an episode about brewing beer! I realize that this is really just the subplot to this story but I think that's what makes it so wonderful. Brewing really is that involved and if you make it right its just like the episode, you tend to put alot of love and care into it. I think its great that they really parody everything a pregant woman would do with a child.. especially Bender exclmation of 'Ooo I think I just felt it ferment!'

    I also think they were able to catch what it really feels like to be a kid, in reality all you really want is for your parents to be proud of you, so you fight you're way to the top, even if you make a few mistakes along the way. I think the writers of futurama should do a book about being a dad, because when you get down to it, Farnsworth and hermes are pretty cool dads.moreless
  • This is a sweet episode.

    This is a really funny episode. Hermes and the professor go out of business.

    Bender, Fry and Leela decide to make beer inside of Bender. They treat the beer like a child. It's funny. Cubert and Dwight get suspended from boarding school for beating up a guy named Bert. They hang around Planet Express and annoy everyone. Finally they decide to start there own business. It's a paper route. They get 50 papers. They keep getting more and more. They get enough money to hire Leela, Fry and Bender. They soon get in trouble because there to lazy to deliver all one million paper's so they dump a them in a on the moon. They ask the professor and Hermes to help them. They agree to. The professor makes a paper gun and they deliver them all. There last one is the the guy who Dwight and Curbert beat up. Bert gets his dad to beat up the professor and Hermes. Bender's beer is done.

    I give this episode a 9.4 out of 10.moreless
David Herman

David Herman

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

Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal

Turanga Leela, Various

Billy West

Billy West

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

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Amy Wong, Inez Wong, Various

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Mom, Linda the Newscaster, Various

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Nibbler, Various

Bumper Robinson

Bumper Robinson

Dwight Conrad

Guest Star

Dawnn Lewis

Dawnn Lewis

LaBarbara Conrad

Recurring Role

Byrne Offutt

Byrne Offutt

Ultility Player

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (15)

  • 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?

    • Farnsworth (shouting): I'm blowing you a kiss.
      (He blows it and Cubert screams)
      Cubert: Take evasive action!
      Farnsworth: (shouting) It's closing in! You can't avoid it! It's a cheek-seeker. And ... gotcha!
      Cubert: (screaming) Nooo!

    • Farnsworth: Goodness, there must be 50 papers in that bundle! That's a big number, 50.
      Cubert: Yeah, if you're an idiot!

    • Cubert: Uh, there's a crack in the hull here. That could cause explosive decompression.
      Dwight: Put a sticker on it.

    • Fry: Have you thought about what to name it?
      Bender: I was thinking Benderbrau if it's an ale, or Botweiser if it's a lager.

    • Dwight: Man, the ad said to allow four to six seconds for delivery.
      (Cubert snorts)
      Cubert: More like seven!

    • Dwight: Why do they always treat us like dumb kids? We're practically old enough to find the Fox Network infantile!

    • Hermes: Welcome to the world of business!
      (He and Farnsworth kick the stand)

    • Hermes: Company? (He laughs) How cute! What will you be peddling? Lemonade? Shoe shines? Cootie insurance?
      Farnsworth: Perhaps they've constructed a teddy bear hospital!

    • Cubert: Come on Dad, shuffle faster!

    • Hermes: You jerked the words right outta my mouth. We're their fathers and it's high times we acted like it.
      (Bender rubs his hands together)
      Bender: Ooh-hoo! Here comes violence!
      Hermes: Get a job, you lazy kids!
      (Dwight and Cubert gasp and Bender groans)
      Bender: I guess if you want children beaten (He pulls out a bat) you have to do it yourself.

    • Cubert: Plus, they're making bootleg beer inside company property!
      Bender: (shouting) Lies! Lies and slander!
      Farnsworth: Accusing gentle Bender of a misdeed? That's the last straw!

    • Dwight: What's this devices marketability? Who's the target consumer?
      Farnsworth: There is no target consumer! Only targets.

    • Cubert (Farnsworth's voice): Good news, everyone! I'm a horse's butt!
      Farnsworth: I am? That's not good news at all.

    • Cubert: Hey, Dad. What useless contraption are you half-baking today?
      Farnsworth: Eh, wha? Oh! This is my latest invention, it's a device that lets anyone sound exactly like me!

    • Leela: Actually, Dwight, you're right. Alcohol is very, very bad ... for children. But once you turn 21 it becomes very, very good. So scram!

    • Bender: We're making beer. I'm the brewery.

    • Cubert: (He looks at Leela) If it isn't my old friend, stretch pants (He looks at Bender) no pants and (He looks at Fry) idiot!

    • Farnsworth: Crew, you remember Cubert? Wonderful! Then I'm sure you won't mind being their legal guardians for a month!

    • Cubert: That's it, Bret. You've compressed our lunches to a singularity for the last time!

    • Dwight: My Manwich!

    • Bret: Pretty scrawny black hole. It must be hungry.
      Cubert: Duh! Black holes don't need food.
      Bret: Neither do nerds!

    • LaBarbara: Now hold on. Everyone, cool your daiquiris!

    • Hermes: Alright, alright. What do we do when we break somebody's window?
      Dwight: Pay for it?
      Hermes: Heavens no! We apologise! With nice cheap words!

    • Dwight: Can I use the gun Dad?
      Hermes: Aw what kind of father would I be if I said no?

    • Farnsworth: Why did you boys do all this?
      Dwight: We just wanted you to be proud of us.
      Hermes: Proud of you? You ruined us with sleazy business practices and a complete disregard for human decency. But, of course we're proud of you.
      Farnsworth: Damn right we are! Now come on. Let's go do a little Father/Son weaseling out of this.

    • Cubert: Hey Leela, help me apply these flame decals I got in my cereal. They'll make the ship go faster.
      Leela: And what's your scientific basis for thinking that?
      Cubert: I'm 12.

    • Hermes: Sweet guineapig of Winnipeg! They've taken over our company!
      Farnsworth: Balderdash! I never agreed to that!
      Dwight: No. But you did declare yourself dead 3 years ago as a tax dodge.
      Farnsworth: Tax dodge nothing! You take one nap in a ditch in the park and they start declaring you this and that.

    • Hermes: Naturally, we're humiliated.
      Farnsworth: That's why we need you, our loyal crew, to make Planet Express 800% more profitable.
      Hermes: We'll start by slashing salaries. And this time I mean really slash.
      Leela: Uh guys, I don't know how to tell you this. So I'll just let Fry blurt it out thoughtlessly.
      Fry: We don't work for you anymore!

    • Dwight: Our Dads are never impressed, no matter what we do.
      Cubert: Maybe we should start a fire.
      Dwight: If we really want to impress them we'll have to crush them with strategy...Dwight Lightning!
      Cubert: Very well. But I get to name the next strategy.

    • Sal: Gets movin'! Those newspapers won'ts deliver themselveses! Only the Sunday edition can dos that.

    • Hermes: So your delivery company is just a cute harmless paper route?
      Farnsworth: Phew!
      Dwight: No. Its a serious business.
      Farnsworth: Yes its a tremendous responsibility alright! What if a paper were to land in a puddle?
      Hermes: Civilisation as we know it might get splashed!

    • Bender: Those pork dumplings sent us on a fake delivery.
      Fry: The address was on Dogdoo 8 but the universe ends right after Dogdoo 7!

    • Cubert: See? That bully started it. We couldn't fight back with brawn so we used our brains!
      Farnsworth: I've warned you not to use those things!

    • (Zoidberg comes in as Farnsworth and Hermes are yelling at Cubert and Dwight)
      Zoidberg: What's going on? Is this angry yelling or busted hearing aid yelling?
      Hermes: I'm afraid it's both.
      Farnsworth:(Shouting) What?!

    • Hermes: Cursed bacteria of Liberia. My own son suspended from boarding school.
      Dwight: It's not my fault dad.
      Farnsworth: And you Cubert. I cloned you from one of my warts and I can send you straight back in there.

    • Bender: Ah beer! So many choices! And it makes so little difference.
      Fry: How 'bout Löbrau? It has dots on it.
      Bender: Overruled. The choice of champions is Pabst Blue Robot!
      Fry: I can't drink that! The metal shavings make my throat bloody.
      Bender: Waah waah! Baby wants a Zima!
      Leela: Hey hey! We can all fight when we're drunk. Now listen: Why don't we just brew our own beer?
      Bender: You can brew your own beer?
      Leela: Sure, the kids at the orphanarium used to do it all the time.

    • Leela: If you were my kids, you'd get quite the talking to. From your father. When he got home from the senate.

    • Farnsworth: Good thing I had this net installed for catching giraffes.

    • Dwight: I heard alcohol makes you stupid.
      Fry: No I'm ... doesn't!

    • Farnsworth: He's come to finish the job! Someone toss me out the window!

  • NOTES (6)

  • 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

    • Farnsworth: "Accusing Gentle Bender of a misdeed?"

      Gentle Ben was a TV series that lasted from 1967-1969 and starred Clint Howard, director Ron Howard's little brother.

    • Hermes sings the lyrics "Stuff it, file it, oh yeah, send it overnight" to the tune of Bob Marley's "Get up, Stand up."

    • Hermes' neighborhood is exactly identical to the Cosbys'.

    • Title: it's a parody of the expresion, "THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL"

    • Star Wars
      When the Space-Dog chases the kids and gets eaten, the worm that pops out is the famous space slug the Millennium Falcon escapes from in The Empire Strikes Back.

    • The Little Prince
      The boy on the round asteroid is a character from the book "Le Petit Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. When hit by the paper and disappears into space, he exclaims "Au Revoir", which is French for "Goodbye".

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