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.
The future is here!
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Did You Know?
The concept of having a celebrity's head in a jar was originally used in The Simpsons: Bart Gets Famous
(1994). Bart sees himself in the future on the TV show Match Game in which Bart is special guest as the boy who said "I didn't do it". The regular guest Kitty Carlisle
appears as a head in a jar. See more
Some of the heads (in jars) are not anchored down, generally these should float. See more
Lies, lies and slander!
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
Cartoon Network has censored the Professor's favorite expletive, "Sweet Zombie Jesus" on at least two occasions, removing the Jesus. See more