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Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999.
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Series cast summary:
...  Philip J. Fry / ... 124 episodes, 1999-2013
...  Turanga Leela / ... 124 episodes, 1999-2013
...  Bender / ... 124 episodes, 1999-2013
...  Linda / ... 122 episodes, 1999-2013
...  Hermes Conrad / ... 117 episodes, 1999-2013
...  Amy Wong / ... 115 episodes, 1999-2013
...  Morbo / ... 114 episodes, 1999-2013
...  Scruffy / ... 107 episodes, 1999-2013
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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. Written by Ronos

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The show takes place in the same world/universe as The Simpsons (1989). See more »

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In many episodes the Earth's knowledge of things that have happened in the past is lacking, due to an apparent loss of historical documents throughout time (for example, in Season 1 Episode 2 "The Series Has Landed" it is made clear humans don't know the exact details of the first moon landing, or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 »

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Fry: [Matrix Parody] When you say the human body is the most efficient thing to use as a battery, wouldn't anything make a better battery? Like a potato? Or a battery?
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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 »

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Referenced in American Dad!: The Longest Distance Relationship (2014) See more »

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Much Better Than the Simpsons. Smart and Hilarious.
15 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

This show has always been ignored, or passed over by some old Simpson's fans, simply because it isn't the Simpsons.

Futurama and the Simpsons share little in common, aside from one thing...they are both extremely funny. Futurama however, continues to push the envelope of what is entertaining. With an extremely amusing cast of characters, plot lines, laugh out loud jokes and even some emotional moments, this show has everything. Adventure, Comedy and Romance can all be found within the cornucopia of episodes this show has to offer.

In the Simpson, the quality has gone downhill and has kept going further and further down. In Futurama it is the exact opposite. It just gets better and better and better.

Anyone can enjoy Futurama as it is full of smart laughs, slapstick humour, and great characters. I give this show ten out of ten. If you enjoy The Simpson's, Star Wars, or anything else, this show is perfect for you.


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