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
1000 years in the making!
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In 3000 New New York, owls have replaced rats and pigeons as the most visible animal pest. This is never really fully explained, but it's grounded in logic. The show creators posited that sometime between 2000 and 3000, with the rat and pigeon problem in New York growing out of control, a great number of owls - rats' and pigeons' natural predator - were brought in to help curb the population. While they were successful, soon the owls themselves had replaced their prey as the city's most prolific animal nuisance. As a result, anywhere in the show you would expect to see rats, mice, pigeons, or other common scavenger animals, owls are usually find instead. See more
Leela's biological father is a mutant; one of his traits is that when he speaks his mouth appears to run vertically and open horizontally, whereas it is the opposite for a "normal" person. The problem with this is that he goes back to having a normal, human-looking mouth when not speaking. See more
You just corralled a bunch of stiffs at the bus station and pocketed our money!
Bender Bending Rodriguez
True. But in the end, isn't that what Valentine's day is really all about?
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