Futurama: Season 1, Episode 1

Space Pilot 3000 (28 Mar. 1999)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
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On New Year's Eve 1999, Pizza Delivery boy Philip J. Fry accidentally falls into a cryogenic chamber and is frozen for 1,000 years. Finally unfrozen, he explores New New York, meets his new... See full summary »




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Episode cast overview:
Turanga Leela (voice)
Dick Clark (voice)
Himself (voice)
Suicide Booth (voice)
Terry / Lou / Tube User (voice) (as Dave Herman)
Michelle / Rude Boy / Head Museum Feeder (voice)


On New Year's Eve 1999, Pizza Delivery boy Philip J. Fry accidentally falls into a cryogenic chamber and is frozen for 1,000 years. Finally unfrozen, he explores New New York, meets his new best friend (a kleptomaniacal robot named Bender) and goes to work for his great-great-great-great-grand-nephew's space delivery business. Written by Jeff Lindstrom

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Did You Know?


As Fry and Leela stand next to Nixon's head on the ground, if you look in the background, you can see two heads labeled Grover Cleveland. He was both the 22nd and 24th president, and in between the heads is Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd president. See more »


The start of both the years 2000 and 3000 is heralded simultaneously across the globe. The midnights should be staggered due to time zones. See more »


[first lines]
Fry: [offscreen] Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you.
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OPENING SUBTITLE: In Color OPENING CARTOON: Little Buck Cheeser (1938) See more »


Featured in Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007) See more »

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Futurama: The First
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I think this first episode is a good starting point to the whole series. In it it explains how fry got into the past and puts together the main characters and their reasons for interaction. It also has a few hidden features in it. Like theirs a scene were Fry and Bender run into a head museum and one of the heads is the head of Matt Groening the creator of the show and The Simpsons. It also has like said in the main menu a few errors in it; were the bars Bender bends off mysteriously appear again then vanish. It was they shows first episodes they still were working out the kinks so give them a little slack. So in general its a good starting base to a great animated comedy in my opinion.

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