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Futurama 

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Philip J. Fry, a pizza delivery boy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out on New Year's Eve 2999.
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Won 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 24 wins & 57 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Billy West ...  Philip J. Fry / ... 140 episodes, 1999-2013
Katey Sagal ...  Turanga Leela / ... 140 episodes, 1999-2013
John DiMaggio ...  Bender / ... 140 episodes, 1999-2013
Tress MacNeille ...  Linda / ... 138 episodes, 1999-2013
Phil LaMarr ...  Hermes Conrad / ... 133 episodes, 1999-2013
Maurice LaMarche ...  Morbo / ... 130 episodes, 1999-2013
Lauren Tom ...  Amy Wong / ... 131 episodes, 1999-2013
David Herman ...  Scruffy / ... 122 episodes, 1999-2013
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Storyline

Philip J. Fry is a twenty-five-year-old pizza delivery boy whose life is going nowhere. When he accidentally freezes himself on December 31, 1999, he wakes up one thousand 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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1000 years in the making! See more »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When he started working on this show, David S. Cohen joined the Writer's Guild. Since there was already a David S. Cohen in the Writer's Guild, he changed the "S" to an "X", because he felt it was more "sci-fi-ish". See more »

Goofs

In Season 4 Episode 12 "Where No Fan Has Gone Before" Fry mentions the Star Trek films attracts negative attention because the show was banned long before then, and apparently saying the show's name is forbidden. In Season 3 Episode 8 "That's Lobstertainment!" at an Oscar awards ceremony a featured film is titled "Star Trek: The Pepsi Generation" and no mention of Star Trek being forbidden is made. See more »

Quotes

Niblonian 1: I fear we are cute.
Niblonian 2: Oh, niggle-snoosh!
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Crazy Credits

During the opening, old 1930's cartoons are played on a giant monitor and are different each time. In the episode "Roswell That Ends Well", the cartoon featured in the opening was played in the episode on a small TV. Also when the title appears, a new message appears every time. See more »

Alternate Versions

Originally, one episode had a scene where Fry pulls down his pants and moons the business magnate Mom (of Mom's Friendly Robots). Her original dialogue was, "You call that an anus?", but it only appeared in closed captioning and was redubbed with "You call that a pressed ham?". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Honest Game Trailers: Team Fortress 2 (2014) See more »

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"Another science fiction show cancelled before it's time."
6 June 2003 | by GarethJThomasSee all my reviews

It's such a shame that Futurama has been cancelled, for I feel the producers and cast had a lot more episodes planned and a lot more stories to tell.

I don't know why FOX cancelled Futurama, other than:

1) It's funny - much funnier than most other programmes on the network.

2) It's intelligent - the science fiction references for instance (some of the writers have PhDs!).

3) You care about the characters, each one is different and interesting in their own ways. Unlike many other cartoons, there has been a lot of character development.

4) There is a sense of continuity (the characters age, unusual in a cartoon, and there are various stories that spread out throughout different episodes, such as the Fry/Nibbler one).

5) The show has something for everyone - comedy, drama, romance, sci-fi, farce.

6) It is entirely original.

7) The animation is amazing.

8) IT'S FUNNY!

Yep, I can see why FOX cancelled it.

Start watching Futurama and you'll be hooked. Episodes to look out for in particual are the pilot, "Space Pilot 3000"; "Luck Of The Ftyrish", "Roswell That Ends Well" (this one won an Emmy!), "The Why Of Fry", "Anthology Of Interest I" and "Xmas Story".


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doomsville See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Dolby | Dolby Digital (seasons 6-)

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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