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Planet of originEarth
ProfessionJanitor at Planet Express
First appearance"A Fishful of Dollars" (1ACV06)
Voiced by[[David Herman|David Herman]][[Category:Characters voiced by David Herman|Scruffy]]

Scruffy is the janitor at Planet Express and is the only person working for Planet Express who isn't a primary character, he reads pornography and believes in his company which somehow got him to own 40,000 shares of Planet Express while everyone else had 10,000. The other members of staff only see him occasionally, and rarely recognize him when they do. Sometimes he doesn't recognize them, either. Scruffy has indicated that he's been to prison.

Additional Info


Scruffy's first appearance
  • The first time he appeared, he didn't speak, and his moustache and hat colors were reversed.
  • Scruffy puts cameras up in every room as seen in Futurama Returns
  • A comment made by Fry in The Luck of the Fryrish ("I didn't reveal the clover's location to anyone. Not even to Scruffy!") suggests that the two may have become close friends. But this is more likely to be a pun on the fact that everyone always seem not to know who Scruffy is.
  • The Sting suggests he might be Scottish.
  • He had a career at Le Spa.
  • He also worked as a roadie for the Beastie Boys.
  • His hair turned gray prior to (or during) Anthology of Interest I, this is also when his name and job were confirmed. The hair and hat colour alternates between old and new during that episode.
  • Scruffy is regularly seen with adult magazines, he reads the articles.
  • Has yet to complete his masters in Theoretical Janitorial Science.
  • Scruffy's character is based on Billy Bob Thorton's character (Karl Childers) in the movie Sling Blade
  • The october page of the Furutama wall calender confirms his last name is "Scruffington".


  • Scruffy: I'm Scruffy... the Janitor.
  • Hermes: I don't even know who this guy is!
  • Scruffy: Boy, I've never seen him so down. Or ever before.
  • Scruffy: Scruffy's gonna die the way he lived. *turns page of Zero-G Juggs magazine*
  • Scruffy: Oh, Marmalade!