|First appearance||"The Luck of the Fryrish" (3ACV04)|
The paper-hatted salesman is a salesman who wears a paper hat.
The paper-hatted salesman sold horse products at Horse d'Oeuvres in 3001, [3ACV04] worked (in a deleted scene) at the Build-A-Bot Workshop in 3010, [6ACV01] was a spokesperson on a novelty ad in 3010, [6ACV11] sold popsicles in the Planet Express hangar in 3011, [6ACV15] tried to sell live bait on a frozen lake in 3011, [6ACV24] and sold barrels near the Niagara Falls Hydroelectric Plant in 3011. [6ACV25] He has (apparently) been killed twice.
- The paper-hatted salesman is not the first character to be voiced by both Billy West and David Herman. In "A Fishful of Dollars", the Alien Overlord & Taylor clerk's first few lines are voiced by Billy, but, starting with "MasterCard hasn't existed for over 500 years", he was voiced by David. Also, Billy filled in for David as Scruffy for the Comic-Con live table read of "Futurama Returns".
- The orange part of his outfit is light blue in "Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences".
- He appeared in both the eleventh episode of the seventh broadcast season, "Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences", and the eleventh episode of the eight broadcast season, "Cold Warriors".
- The two episodes where he has (apparently) been killed, "Möbius Dick" and "Cold Warriors", were both written by Dan Vebber.
Paper-hatted salesman: Get your piping-hot horse burgers, horse fries, horse cake and shakes. We got tongue straight from the horse's mouth.
Paper-hatted salesman: Amuse your friends with real vomit!
Paper-hatted salesman: Popsicles here. Can't mourn the dead without a popsicle.
Paper-hatted salesman: Live bait!
[Time lapse. A box labelled LIVE BAIT is to the paper-hatted salesman's right. Leela, Zoidberg, and Bender are walking away from the paper-hatted salesman.]
Paper-hatted salesman: Get your live bait here. [The paper-hatted salesman turns to his right. The box is opened by three tentacles. The three tentacles grab the paper-hatted salesman and pull him inside the box, but leave his hat outside.] Whoa! [The box is closed. The paper-hatted salesman's hat falls on the box. The box is opened again.] [off camera] Fresh-killed bait!
[The paper-hatted salesman grunts. The box is closed.]
Paper-hatted salesman: Barrels here. Can't go over the Falls without a barrel.