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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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Release Date:

28 March 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Did You Know?


According to Matt Groening, viewers were able to decipher the alien language that is sometimes seen in the background the same night as the pilot episode aired. The only primer for the code in that episode was a sign that read "Drink Slurm". The sign appeared once with the word "Drink" written in the alien code and once in plain English. This resulted in the producers creating a second, more complex alien code to be seen in the background of later episodes. 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 »


Professor Hubert Farnsworth: [about Hermes' grandmother] Your granny can go to hell!
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Crazy Credits

Occasionally, before the opening credit sequence begins, the show will be "sponsored" by a futuristic sponsor advertisement. For example, "Futurama is brought to you by Glagnar's Human Rinds." The show always begins with a parody of the "Transmitted in SAP" type of show disclaimers when the title "Futurama" appears. For example, "As Seen on TV" or "Present in BC (Brain Control) Where Available". See more »


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I actually like it better than The Simpsons
10 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Don't get me wrong, I like the Simpsons, but there is just something about Futurama that I like more. It irks me to see people who hate this show and are glad it is cancelled. If you don't like a show just don't watch it...to many shows have gotten a premature axe these days mainly cause television networks haven't realized no show is going to have the ratings of shows from the past. I am sure to all those who hated the show, there have been shows you liked that have been cancelled as well. This one about a pizza boy frozen and waking up in the future was for me quite enjoyable. Which is the kiss of death right there, because if I like a show, it usually does get cancelled and it usually does have a pretty good following, but for some reason the networks still somehow think all shows should average 20 or more million viewers or its a failure.

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