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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Did You Know?
The concept of having a celebrity's head in a jar was originally used in The Simpsons (1989) season five, episode twelve, "Bart Gets Famous". Bart sees himself in the future on Match Game, in this show which Bart is special guest as the boy who said "I didn't do it." The regular guest Kitty Carlisle
appeared as a head in a jar. See more
In several episodes the heads in the jars are fed (Spock is fed with what looks like Goldfish food) but they have no way of digesting this. See more
Professor Hubert Farnsworth
Let us bow our heads in prayer. Oh, mighty Isis...
In syndication, the 30th Century Fox logo made for the show is typically followed by a regular "20th Century Fox Television" logo. See more
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