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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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Matt Groening modeled the look of Bender after the robot Necron 99/Peace from the 1977 Ralph Bakshi animated post-apocalyptic fantasy film Wizards (1977). See more »


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


[repeated line]
Dr. Zoidberg: Hooray!
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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 »


Referenced in Gilmore Girls: Scene in a Mall (2004) See more »


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The best cartoon series on TV ever
13 October 2004 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

I loved Futurama when it was TV and I always find myself watching it on my DVD player ( I have all 4 series ). I think the thing that carries it above other cartoons ( and it's not like I don't like the Simpsons or Family Guy ) is the wonderful mix of characters. Dimwitted Phillip J. Fry, who has trouble constructing a coherent sentence and whenever he attempts to say something profound it invariably ends up flying back in his face. Turanga Leela, a outcast amongst outcasts, who when not brushing off Fry is captaining the ship between planets while wondering about her own origins. Bender, a wisecracking, gambling chain-smoking robot that is on the crew of the ship for no apparent reason apart from bumming around. Dr Zoidberg, a penniless joke of a medical practionioner that has no friends and seems to ignite hostility for just being him. Hermes Conrad, a Rastafarian bureaucrat who when not limboing for his nation is filing and shredding with an obsessive fever. Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth, whose wonderous inventions are perhaps only eclipsed by his seemingly growing amorality towards almost all living things. Amy Wong, the daughter of the rich Wong family and as such finds herself slightly naive about things that are deeper than hair gel and nail polish. Add to this the military hijinks of Zapp Brannigan and his long-suffering lieutenant Kif Croker as well as thespian robot Calculon, Warlord alien Lur and President Nixon as well as others and I think you have a group of characters that all have their own quirks and flaws to add to a very funny show.

I only hope that they have enough sense to put it back on again.

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