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|name=Dr. Ogden Wernstrom
 
|name=Dr. Ogden Wernstrom
|catname=Wernstrom, Ogden
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|catname=Ogden Wernstrom
 
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|image=[[File:Wernstrom.jpg|225px]]
 
|image=[[File:Wernstrom.jpg|225px]]
 
|image text=Dr. Wernstrom with his [[Killbots|killbot]].
 
|image text=Dr. Wernstrom with his [[Killbots|killbot]].
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|gender=Male
 
|species=[[Human]]
 
|species=[[Human]]
 
|family=''See [[#Family|Family]] section''
 
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|age=~{{age|2880}}
 
|age=~{{age|2880}}
 
|birth date= Around [[2880]]
 
|birth date= Around [[2880]]
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|job= Surgeon General of [[Earth]]<br>Scientific advisor to [[Mayor C. Randall Poopenmeyer]]<br>Professor at [[Mars University (place)|Mars University]]
 
|voiced by=David Herman
 
|voiced by=David Herman
 
|first appear={{e|1ACV08}}
 
|first appear={{e|1ACV08}}
 
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'''Dr. Ogden Wernstrom''' is [[Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth|Professor Farnsworth]]'s nemesis and formerly one of his best students at [[Mars University (Place)|Mars University]] slightly over 100 years ago.  
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'''Dr. Ogden Wernstrom''' is [[Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth|Professor Farnsworth]]'s nemesis and formerly one of his best students at [[Mars University (place)|Mars University]] in the early [[2900s]].
  
 
== Personality ==
 
== Personality ==
Dr Wernstrom is an old enemy of Professor Farnsworth and was determined to get back at him for something as trivial as getting an A minus in an exam. His obsession with avenging himself against Farnsworth caused him to promise that he'd get back at him even if it took a hundred years. Approximately a hundred years later, he made the promise a second time, despite the fact that he most likely wouldn't live to be over two hundred. Wernstrom frequently sneers at Farnsworth whenever the elder scientist makes blunders. He has also been described as being a jackass, not just to Farnsworth but to pretty much anybody.  
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Dr. Wernstrom is an old rival of Professor Farnsworth and was determined to get back at him for something as trivial as getting an A minus in an exam. His obsession with avenging himself against Farnsworth caused him to promise that he'd get back at him even if it took a hundred years. Approximately a hundred years later, he made the promise a second time {{et|1ACV08}}, despite the fact that he most likely wouldn't live to be over two hundred. Wernstrom frequently sneers at Farnsworth whenever the elder scientist makes blunders. He has also been described as being a jackass (1ACV08), not just to Farnsworth, but to pretty much anybody.  
  
Wernstrom is a clever scientist, possibly the equal of Farnsworth. However Wernstrom seems to be biased against robots, claiming that he had suspected they were responsible for global warming after this was confirmed by Farnsworth.
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Wernstrom is a clever scientist, possibly the equal of Farnsworth. However, Wernstrom seems to be biased against [[robots]], claiming that he had suspected they were responsible for [[global warming]] after this was confirmed by Farnsworth {{et|4ACV08}}.
  
Wernstrom's rivalry with Farnsworth has softened over the years and they have even worked together from time to time.
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Wernstrom's rivalry with Farnsworth has softened over the years and they have even worked together from time to time. [[Koalas]]
  
 
== Biography ==
 
== Biography ==
After one fateful pop quiz which Farnsworth graded an A-minus on account of Wernstrom's sloppy handwriting, Wernstrom swore that he would get his revenge even if it took a hundred years. He briefly succeeded in this at the [[Academy of Inventors]] annual symposioum in 3000 when he won the Academy Prize and got to grade Farnsworth's contribution, the [[Smell-O-Scope]] concept, an A-minus-''minus''. However, the Academy Prize was taken away from him again after the events concerning a giant ball of garbage headed straight for [[New New York]] and his revenge was thus foiled, yet he swore he would get Farnsworth for this even if it took another hundred years.
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After one fateful pop quiz which Farnsworth graded an A-minus on account of Wernstrom's sloppy handwriting, Wernstrom swore that he would get his revenge even if it took a hundred years. He briefly succeeded in this at the [[Academy of Inventors]] annual symposioum in 3000 when he won the Academy Prize and got to grade Farnsworth's contribution, the [[Smell-O-Scope]] concept, an A-minus-''minus''. However, the Academy Prize was taken away from him again after the events concerning a [[giant ball of garbage]] headed straight for [[New New York]] and his revenge was thus foiled, yet he swore he would get Farnsworth for this even if it took another hundred years.
  
 
He was [[Mom]]'s husband and possibly fathered [[Walt]] and [[Larry]] in the [[2970s]], but they divorced. They later got back together when the Professor discovered that [[Dark Matter]] could be used as a fuel. After reuniting, they broke up again sometime before the year 3000.
 
He was [[Mom]]'s husband and possibly fathered [[Walt]] and [[Larry]] in the [[2970s]], but they divorced. They later got back together when the Professor discovered that [[Dark Matter]] could be used as a fuel. After reuniting, they broke up again sometime before the year 3000.
  
Dr. Wernstrom is a member of the University Council of [[Mars University (Place)|Mars University]]. Among other things, he is manufacturing and constructing [[Killbots]], which brings him into competition with Professor Farnsworth once again: They got into a fist fight at the "Roboticon 3003" over it. He briefly worked for Earth's government during the [[global warming]] crisis of 3003 and attempted to kill all robots on Earth with a great {{w|electromagnetic pulse}} (EMP).
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Dr. Wernstrom is a member of the University Council of [[Mars University (Place)|Mars University]]. Among other things, he is manufacturing and constructing [[Killbots]], which brings him into competition with Professor Farnsworth once again: They got into a fist fight at the "Roboticon 3003" over it. He briefly worked for Earth's government during the global warming crisis of 3003 and attempted to kill all robots on Earth with a great {{w|electromagnetic pulse}} (EMP).
  
 
Their rivalry appears to have softened over the years, and have even managed to collaborate with one another every once in a while, though they do periodically bicker every now and then. Wernstrom also appears to respect some of Farnsworth's decisions if he himself believes them to be right as well.
 
Their rivalry appears to have softened over the years, and have even managed to collaborate with one another every once in a while, though they do periodically bicker every now and then. Wernstrom also appears to respect some of Farnsworth's decisions if he himself believes them to be right as well.
  
== Character Description ==
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== Character description ==
 
=== Family ===
 
=== Family ===
 
* [[Mom]], wife / ex-wife.
 
* [[Mom]], wife / ex-wife.
 
* [[Walt]] and [[Larry]], possibly sons.
 
* [[Walt]] and [[Larry]], possibly sons.
  
== Dr. Wernstrom's Creations ==
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== Creations ==
 
*[[Reverse Scuba Suit]]
 
*[[Reverse Scuba Suit]]
 
*A variety of [[Killbots]]
 
*A variety of [[Killbots]]
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== Production ==
 
== Production ==
As explained in the [[Commentary:Obsoletely Fabulous|commentary]] of "[[Obsoletely Fabulous]]", Wernstrom was created as a one-time character, only appearing in "[[A Big Piece of Garbage]]", but they find him "too good" and made him reappear.
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As explained in the [[Commentary:Obsoletely Fabulous|commentary]] of "[[Obsoletely Fabulous]]", Wernstrom was created as a one-time character, only appearing in "[[A Big Piece of Garbage]]", but they find him "too good" and made him reappear.  He is partially based on the title character played by {{w|Peter Sellers}} in ''{{w|Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb}}''.
  
 
== Additional Info ==
 
== Additional Info ==
===Trivia===  
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=== Trivia ===  
*He is referred to by [[Professor Morris Katz]] as "Professor Ogden Wernstrom".
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*He is referred to by [[Al Gore's head]] and [[Professor Morris Katz]] as "Professor Ogden Wernstrom".
  
 
=== Quotes ===
 
=== Quotes ===
 
{{q|
 
{{q|
 
<poem>'''[[Professor Farnsworth|Farnsworth]]''': ''Wern''strom!</poem>
 
<poem>'''[[Professor Farnsworth|Farnsworth]]''': ''Wern''strom!</poem>
<poem>'''Wernstrom''': ''Au revoir'', suckers!</poem>
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<poem>'''Poopenmeyer''': Dr. Wernstrom, can you save my city?
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'''Wernstrom''': Of course. But it'll cost you. First I'll need tenure.
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'''Poopenmeyer''': Done.
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'''Wernstrom''': And a big research grant.
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'''Poopenmeyer''': You got it.
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'''Wernstrom''': Also, access to a lab and five graduate students, at least three of them Chinese.
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'''Poopenmeyer''': Um, alright done. What's your plan?
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'''Wernstrom''': What plan? I'm set for life! ''Au revoir'', suckers!</poem>
 
<poem>'''Wernstrom''': It's time you left science to the 120-year-olds!</poem>
 
<poem>'''Wernstrom''': It's time you left science to the 120-year-olds!</poem>
 
<poem>'''Wernstrom''': You've been played, Farnsworth. Played like an old {{w|harpsichord}}.</poem>
 
<poem>'''Wernstrom''': You've been played, Farnsworth. Played like an old {{w|harpsichord}}.</poem>
 
<poem>'''Wernstrom''': No-one calls me that! I'm having at you!</poem>
 
<poem>'''Wernstrom''': No-one calls me that! I'm having at you!</poem>
<poem>'''Farnsworth''': [[Wernstrom's team|Your squad]] sucks bosons! [[Planet Express crew|My team]] is twice as qualified and three times as expendable.
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<poem>'''Farnsworth''': Your squad sucks bosons! [[Planet Express crew|My team]] is twice as qualified and three times as expendable.
 
'''Wernstrom''': Oh, tough talk for someone with only one {{w|Fields Medal}}.
 
'''Wernstrom''': Oh, tough talk for someone with only one {{w|Fields Medal}}.
 
'''Crowd''': Ooh!
 
'''Crowd''': Ooh!
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*{{e|6ACV07}} {{cameo|link=no}}
 
*{{e|6ACV08}}
 
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*{{e|6ACV24}}
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*{{e|6ACV26}} {{cameo|link=no|"[[Action Delivery Force]]"}}{{disputed canon}}
 
*{{clink|US#005|Who's Dying to Be a Gazillionaire?}}
 
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*{{clink|US#009|Freaky Fry-day}}
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*{{clink|US#052|Ro-Botox!}}
 
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*{{cmlink|US#054-mini|Captain Zapp Brannigan in Rank Call!|How Much is that Mutant in the Window?#Special Features}}
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*{{clink|US#065|The Sun Also Raises!}}
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*{{clink|US#069|Don't Go Taking my Heart!}}
 
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*{{cmlink|US#054-mini|Captain Zapp Brannigan in Rank Call!|How Much is that Mutant in the Window?#Special Features}}
 
{{appear-end}}
 
{{appear-end}}
  
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[[Category:Humans]]
 
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[[Category:Scientists]]

Revision as of 17:57, 26 October 2013

Secondary character
Dr. Ogden Wernstrom
Wernstrom.jpg
Dr. Wernstrom with his killbot.
Age~134
Date of birthAround 2880
GenderMale
SpeciesHuman
Planet of originEarth
ProfessionSurgeon General of Earth
Scientific advisor to Mayor C. Randall Poopenmeyer
Professor at Mars University
RelativesSee Family section
First appearance"A Big Piece of Garbage" (1ACV08)
Episode
Voiced byDavid Herman

Dr. Ogden Wernstrom is Professor Farnsworth's nemesis and formerly one of his best students at Mars University in the early 2900s.

Personality

Dr. Wernstrom is an old rival of Professor Farnsworth and was determined to get back at him for something as trivial as getting an A minus in an exam. His obsession with avenging himself against Farnsworth caused him to promise that he'd get back at him even if it took a hundred years. Approximately a hundred years later, he made the promise a second time (1ACV08), despite the fact that he most likely wouldn't live to be over two hundred. Wernstrom frequently sneers at Farnsworth whenever the elder scientist makes blunders. He has also been described as being a jackass (1ACV08), not just to Farnsworth, but to pretty much anybody.

Wernstrom is a clever scientist, possibly the equal of Farnsworth. However, Wernstrom seems to be biased against robots, claiming that he had suspected they were responsible for global warming after this was confirmed by Farnsworth (4ACV08).

Wernstrom's rivalry with Farnsworth has softened over the years and they have even worked together from time to time. Koalas

Biography

After one fateful pop quiz which Farnsworth graded an A-minus on account of Wernstrom's sloppy handwriting, Wernstrom swore that he would get his revenge even if it took a hundred years. He briefly succeeded in this at the Academy of Inventors annual symposioum in 3000 when he won the Academy Prize and got to grade Farnsworth's contribution, the Smell-O-Scope concept, an A-minus-minus. However, the Academy Prize was taken away from him again after the events concerning a giant ball of garbage headed straight for New New York and his revenge was thus foiled, yet he swore he would get Farnsworth for this even if it took another hundred years.

He was Mom's husband and possibly fathered Walt and Larry in the 2970s, but they divorced. They later got back together when the Professor discovered that Dark Matter could be used as a fuel. After reuniting, they broke up again sometime before the year 3000.

Dr. Wernstrom is a member of the University Council of Mars University. Among other things, he is manufacturing and constructing Killbots, which brings him into competition with Professor Farnsworth once again: They got into a fist fight at the "Roboticon 3003" over it. He briefly worked for Earth's government during the global warming crisis of 3003 and attempted to kill all robots on Earth with a great electromagnetic pulse (EMP).

Their rivalry appears to have softened over the years, and have even managed to collaborate with one another every once in a while, though they do periodically bicker every now and then. Wernstrom also appears to respect some of Farnsworth's decisions if he himself believes them to be right as well.

Character description

Family

Creations

Production

As explained in the commentary of "Obsoletely Fabulous", Wernstrom was created as a one-time character, only appearing in "A Big Piece of Garbage", but they find him "too good" and made him reappear. He is partially based on the title character played by Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

Additional Info

Trivia

Quotes

    Farnsworth: Wernstrom!

    Poopenmeyer: Dr. Wernstrom, can you save my city?
    Wernstrom: Of course. But it'll cost you. First I'll need tenure.
    Poopenmeyer: Done.
    Wernstrom: And a big research grant.
    Poopenmeyer: You got it.
    Wernstrom: Also, access to a lab and five graduate students, at least three of them Chinese.
    Poopenmeyer: Um, alright done. What's your plan?
    Wernstrom: What plan? I'm set for life! Au revoir, suckers!

    Wernstrom: It's time you left science to the 120-year-olds!

    Wernstrom: You've been played, Farnsworth. Played like an old harpsichord.

    Wernstrom: No-one calls me that! I'm having at you!

    Farnsworth: Your squad sucks bosons! My team is twice as qualified and three times as expendable.
    Wernstrom: Oh, tough talk for someone with only one Fields Medal.
    Crowd: Ooh!
    Stephen Hawking: Ooh!

Appearances