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.
1000 years in the making!
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Other titles thought of for the show were "Aloha Mars!" and "Doomsville". See more
In many episodes the Earth's knowledge of things that have happened in the past is lacking, due to an apparent loss of historical documents throughout time (for example, in Season 1 Episode 2 "The Series Has Landed" it is made clear humans don't know the exact details of the first moon landing, or in Season 5 Episode 2 "Jurassic Bark" it is unclear how a 20th century pizzeria operated,) yet many people from Fry's time period are still alive, such as Richard Nixon or Leonard Nimoy's head. Also, even though characters do not know the details of important events in or before the 20th century, many characters make references to popular songs of the past (William Shatner in Season 4 Episode 12 "Where No Fan Has Gone Before", Kif in Season 3 Episode 5 "Amazon Women In The Mood".) See more
Professor Hubert Farnsworth
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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
The series was cancelled after season 5, but was revived several years later on a different network. First, the 4 direct-to-DVD movies that had been made following the cancellation were split into 4 episodes each and shown as 16 episodes forming season 6. The "season 6" listed here was shown as season 7, and the "season 7" listed here was shown as season 8.
After that, in syndication and some streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, the split-up movies were still labelled as season 6, but the following 2 seasons were themselves split into 4 seasons of 13 episodes each, and called seasons 7 through 10.
Each of the 4 parts split from a single movie had its own credits with unique features, such as the 1930s cartoon and the slogan at the end of the opening credits, were new and different for each episode. See more