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Space Pilot 3000 

A down-on-his-luck pizza delivery guy is accidentally frozen on New Year's Eve 1999, and wakes up in 2999.




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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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28 March 1999 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This episode is the highest rated pilot episode in the history of the Fox Broadcasting Company. See more »


When Fry goes into the Cryogenic Freezer, the timer is set for 1000 years and goes in on January 1, 2000. Fry then comes out on December 31, 2999 instead of January 1, 3000. 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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30th Century Fox Television. See more »


References Donkey Kong (1981) See more »

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Futurama: The First
5 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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