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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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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The concept of having a celebrities head in a jar was originally used in The Simpsons: Bart Gets Famous (1994). Bart sees himself in the future on TV show Match Game in which Bart is special guest as the boy who said "I didn't do it". Regular guest Kitty Carlisle appears as a head in a jar. See more »


In many episodes the Earth's knowledge of things that have happened in the past is lacking, due to an apparent loss of historical documents throughout time (for example, in Season 1 Episode 2 "The Series Has Landed" it is made clear humans don't know the exact details of the first moon landing, or in Season 5 Episode 2 "Jurassic Bark" it is unclear how a 20th century pizzeria operated,) yet many people from Fry's time period are still alive, such as Richard Nixon or Leonard Nimoy's head. Also, even though characters do not know the details of important events in or before the 20th century, many characters make references to popular songs of the past (William Shatner in Season 4 Episode 12 "Where No Fan Has Gone Before", Kif in Season 3 Episode 5 "Amazon Women In The Mood".) See more »


Bender: But going through a divorce together, you can't pretend that didn't bring us closer together.
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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 »


Referenced in Eureka: Do You See What I See (2011) See more »


Written by Enrique Elías García
Performed by Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine
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A Misunderstood Series
29 September 2004 | by (San Jose, Ca) – See all my reviews

Futurama is the whipping boy of modern prime time cartoons. Since it was made by the creator of the Simpsons it was expected to be exactly like it. Futurama had its own brand of comedic flair, which is absolutely hilarious. Bender, Fry, Leela, Hermes, Zoidberg, all of these characters are well thought out and work incredibly well together, on top of the fact that situations and anecdotes from previous episodes are brought up all the time, adding continuity to an already excellent series. I'll admit that I too was among the people crying foul when Futurama first came out, I didn't grow to truly appreciate it until it was put in syndication on adult swim, and more so later as I bought all the episodes on DVD. I don't think the world was ready for what futurama had to offer when it first came out, and everyone should give it another shot through adult swim or by DVD rental. It has solid entertainment value, and a unique comedic style.

4.5 out of 5 stars

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