Mom buying Planet Express
|Mom buying Planet Express|
|Celebrated when||3001 and 3003|
|Celebrated by||Mom and Planet Express|
|First appearance||"Who's Dying to Be a Gazillionaire?" (US#005)|
Mom has tried to buy Planet Express on three separate ocassions, one of which is definitely canon and two of which are of disputed canon: The first one ocurred in 3001 after the IRS needed Professor Farnsworth to pay a million dollars in back-taxes, and he did not have the money (US#005). The second one ocurred in 3003 after That Guy became the CEO (3ACV21). The third one ocurred in 3003 after the company had been losing money (FVG).
Leela: What's the problem, Professor?
Professor Farnsworth: They discovered that I'm 160 instead of 150, ten years older than the age I've been putting down on my tax returns.
Fry: Then they should cut you a break! In my day, old people had it easy, senior discount at the movies, senior discount at Denny's, the CBS network...
Professor Farnsworth: It's not that simple, Fry. The IRS says that since those ten years are unaccounted for, I have to pay back-taxes!
Hermes: How much?
Professor Farnsworth: One million dollars! And if I don't come up with the money, I have to declare bankruptcy and sell Planet Express!
Steve Castle: [On screen.] Everyone's fired and we're out of business.
Amy: Oh, no!
Steve Castle: [On screen.] I'm gonna sell Planet Express to Mom so she can gut the company and eliminate us as competitors.
Mom: [On screen.] Don't let the door hit you on the way out, 'cause I don't want ass prints on my new door!
Professor Farnsworth: Good news, everyone. I've sold Planet Express to Mom!
[Fry and Leela gasp, Bender stutters.]
Bender: Also, why are you wearing that funky hat?
Professor Farnsworth: Whu? Oh, this? No reason. [He throws it away.]
Fry: Hmm. That was odd. Mighty odd.
Leela: Are you off your nut, Professor? How could you sell the company to Mom?
Professor Farnsworth: I had to. We've been losing money. Perhaps my strategy of using a giant space ship to deliver one package at a time wasn't as clever as I thought. Plus, you three never actually charged anyone!
Fry: Yeah, sorry about that.
Leela: [Simultaneously.] Sorry.