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.
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.