When Fry eats an egg-salad sandwich from a vending machine at a gas station, he begins to have strange side-effects -- he becomes stronger and smarter. Professor Farnsworth makes a diagnosis and concludes that Fry had ingested "intelligent worms" that have set up shop in his body. Because these worms are so smart, the regular means of flushing them out will not work. The Planet Express crew makes miniature robotic versions of themselves and enter Fry's body to fight off the intruders. Meanwhile Leela is left to divert Fry's attention, but finds herself more and more attracted to the new man Fry has become. Leela ends up loving Fry, or at least what he has become. In the end Fry makes the worms leave, and Leela leaves him, because he turns back into the old Fry.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these books...

Foundation and Empire
written by
part of Foundation

This Book is referred to by Parasites Lost part of Futurama Season 3
The holophoner from Futurama is based on the visi-sonor from Foundation and Empire.

Paradise Lost
written by

This Book is referred to by Parasites Lost part of Futurama Season 3
This episode's title is a reference to the epic poem, "Paradise Lost" by Milton.

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

Futurama Season 3

# Title Air Date
3:1 The Honking Nov 5, 2000
3:2 War is the H-Word Nov 26, 2000
3:3 The Cryonic Woman Dec 3, 2000
3:4 Parasites Lost Jan 21, 2001
3:5 Amazon Women in the Mood Feb 4, 2001
3:6 Bendless Love Feb 11, 2001
3:7 The Day the Earth Stood Stupid Feb 18, 2001
3:8 That's Lobstertainment! Feb 25, 2001
3:9 The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz Mar 4, 2001
3:10 The Luck of the Fryrish Mar 11, 2001
3:10 The Cyber House Rules Apr 1, 2001
3:12 Insane in the Mainframe Apr 8, 2001
3:13 Bendin' in the Wind Apr 22, 2001
3:14 Time Keeps On Slippin' May 6, 2001
3:15 I Dated a Robot May 13, 2001