Futurama (1999–2013)

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Fry, a pizza guy is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999.

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Top 250 TV #125 | Won 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 24 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
 Philip J. Fry / ... (124 episodes, 1999-2013)
 Turanga Leela / ... (124 episodes, 1999-2013)
 Bender / ... (124 episodes, 1999-2013)
 Linda / ... (122 episodes, 1999-2013)
 Hermes Conrad / ... (117 episodes, 1999-2013)
 Amy Wong / ... (115 episodes, 1999-2013)
 Morbo / ... (114 episodes, 1999-2013)
 Scruffy / ... (107 episodes, 1999-2013)


Phillip Fry is a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy whose life is going nowhere. When he accidentally freezes himself on December 31, 1999, he wakes up 1,000 years in the future and has a chance to make a fresh start. He goes to work for the Planet Express Corporation, a futuristic delivery service that transports packages to all five quadrants of the universe. His companions include the delivery ship's captain, Leela, a beautiful one-eyed female alien who kicks some serious butt, and Bender, a robot with very human flaws. Written by Ronos

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Release Date:

28 March 1999 (USA)  »

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Aloha Mars!  »

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Originally aired on Fox, and canceled in season 5. The last episode aired August 2003. In June 2009, Comedy Central announced that it will revive the show with new episodes. The first episode of season 6 then aired in June 2010. See more »


In several episodes the heads in the jars are fed (Spock is fed with what looks like Goldfish food) but they have no way of digesting this. See more »


Fry: [after waking up from a dream] What a weird dream! I'll never get back to sleep...
[Fry goes back to sleep and snores]
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Crazy Credits

During the opening, old 1930's cartoons are played on a giant monitor and are different each time. In the episode "Roswell That Ends Well", the cartoon featured in the opening was played in the episode on a small TV. Also when the title appears, a new message appears every time. See more »


Followed by Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007) See more »


Words and Music by C. W. McCall, Bill Fries, and Chip Davis
Performed by C. W. McCall
Episode: {"Parasites Lost" (2001) (ep. #3.4)}
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Grade A Hilarity
28 February 2003 | by (Albion, New York) – See all my reviews

I disagree with those who hate Futurama with a passion. On the contrary, I find the show so completely funny and original. Let me explain what I mean:

The plot of having a crude, broke pizza delivery-kid wander into a cryogenics lab and fall into a freezer shell for a thousand years is so creative...I'll expand further; He befriends a very well voiced "cyclops" mutant named Leela (Katey Sagal), a trash talking robot named Bender, his great, great,great (etc.) nephew Prof. Farnsworth, an alien-crab that sounds remarkably Jewish, Dr. Zoidberg, the list of imaginative characters and plot situations just doesn't stop! The humor is just awesome. I have never sat through Futurama once without laughing until I cried about something. I find it incredible that one could hold such disdain for the comedy. It really is so entertaining. But to each his own, I say.

Fry: Wait you're the only friend I have... Bender: You really want a robot for a friend? Fry: Yeah ever since I was six. Bender: Well, ok but I don't want people thinking we're robosexuals, so if anyone asks, you're my debugger.

Leela: Hey, he stole my ring! Bender: Sorry. Well, that solves the mystery of the missing ring. This calls for a drink.

Farnsworth: Let me show you around. That's my lab table and this is my work-stool. And over there is my intergalactic spaceship. And here's where I keep assorted lengths of wire. Fry: Whoa! A real live spaceship! Farnsworth: I designed it myself, let me show you some of the different lengths of wire I used.

Just a sampling of the amusing lines in the show. Thanks all!

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