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Futurama (1999–2013)

TV Series  |  TV-14  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
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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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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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28 March 1999 (USA)  »

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Writer/producer David X. Cohen is a Dungeons and Dragons player. References to the game have been included in the show, including a cameo by D&D creator E. Gary Gygax, and 'Al Gore' referring to himself as a "10th level vice-president". At least two D&D monsters have made appearances as well: a Rust Monster at a veterinarian's office, and a beholder appearing as a guard in the bureaucratic building. The third straight-to-DVD Futurama feature film, Futurama: Bender's Game (2008), also uses a lot of D&D references, and is, in fact, hugely based on the game. The credits tribute the film to the memory of Mr. Gygax. See more »


Some of the heads (in jars) are not anchored down, generally these should float. See more »


Turanga Leela: So long, jerkwads!
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Crazy Credits

Though the cartoons shown on the giant monitor are usually old, vintage cartoons (most likely public domain), on at least one instance a clip from a Simpsons short (from the Tracey Ullman Show) was used (Matt Groening created both Futurama and the Simpsons). See more »


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I'm Alright
Lyrics and Music by Kenny Loggins
Episode: {"Obsoletely Fabulous" (2003) (ep. #5.14)}
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Equal parts clever, hilarious, and moving, Futurama is the greatest animated series ever.
25 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

Reviews of Volume 3 and 4

Volume 3: 10/10

Futurama was even funnier than The Simpsons in its heyday (which, to my eyes, was seasons 8-10), and much of what made the series so great was perfectly exemplified by the DVD collection volume 3. There's an equal mix of cool sci-fi tales, brilliantly creative humor, and the addition of genuine heart that made this show unbeatable.

Favorite Episodes: Time Keeps on Slipping, Amazon Women in the Mood, Parasites Lost, The Luck of the Fryfish, That's Lobstertainment

Volume 4: 10/10

Probably my favorite volume, this last collection of episodes has all the humor, heart, and beautiful animation of the previous seasons. As the show wound to a close, the series satisfyingly touched on many emotional levels that most shows, animated or otherwise, wouldn't even dare approach with a ten-foot pole (most exemplified by Jurassic Bark). Special mention must definitely go out to the final episode, The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings, which is one of the series' best episodes (the only flaw being the lack of screen time given to Farnsworth), full of big laughs (Dan Castallaneta's guest role as the Robot Devil is priceless) and a strong emotional climax, capping off with a touching final scene that provides a sense of closure between the love and burgeoning romance of heroes Fry and Leela, while still keeping an open door for future possibilities. Fry, Leela, Bender, Farnsworth, Zapp, Kif, Calculon, Chicken Lawyer, Robot Devil, Morbo; I'm gonna miss you all. No doubt, it's been a great four seasons.

Favorite episodes: The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings, The Farnsworth Parabox, Where No Fan Has Gone Before, Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch

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