Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth is Fry' distant nephew, an amazing scientist, and founder of Planet Express.  He is over one hundred and sixty years old.

The professor is voiced by Billy West.

Professor Farnsworth Quotes

Farnsworth: (on the phone) Oh, how awful. Did he at least die painlessly? To shreds, you say. Well, how is his wife holding up? To shreds, you say. Very well then. (hangs up) Sad, sad, terrible, gruesome news about my colleague, Dr. Mobutu.
Leela: Was his apartment rent-controlled?

Leela: Can't we get away in the ship?
Prof. Farnsworth: I suppose it is technically possible. Though I am already in my pyjamas.

Futurama Quotes

Leela: Hey Fry, I know something you could lay bare.
Fry: Leela! Shhh! I'm trying to listen to a Physics lecture.

It's just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus. All year long the grasshopper kept burying acorns for winter while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched TV. Then the winter came, and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all his acorns and also he got a racecar. Is any of this getting through to you?

Fry