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
1000 years in the making!
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Did You Know?
Futurama was the name of the famous General Motors exhibit at the 1939 New York World's Fair that depicted a futuristic landscape. 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
[Futurama in-show commercials
Planet Express - Our crew is replaceable, your package isn't.
Futurama is brought to you by: Glagnar's Human Rinds - It's a buncha, muncha, cruncha... human.
Lightspeed Briefs - Style and comfort for the discriminating crotch.
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