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Futurama 

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Philip J. Fry, a pizza delivery boy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out on New Year's Eve 2999.
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Won 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 24 wins & 56 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Billy West ...  Philip J. Fry / ... 139 episodes, 1999-2013
John DiMaggio ...  Bender / ... 139 episodes, 1999-2013
Katey Sagal ...  Turanga Leela / ... 139 episodes, 1999-2013
Tress MacNeille ...  Linda / ... 137 episodes, 1999-2013
Phil LaMarr ...  Hermes Conrad / ... 132 episodes, 1999-2013
Maurice LaMarche ...  Morbo / ... 129 episodes, 1999-2013
Lauren Tom ...  Amy Wong / ... 130 episodes, 1999-2013
David Herman ...  Scruffy / ... 121 episodes, 1999-2013
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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. Written by Ronos

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The future is here! See more »


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Nicole Sullivan was originally cast as Leela. See more »

Goofs

Leela's biological father is a mutant; one of his traits is that when he speaks his mouth appears to run vertically and open horizontally, whereas it is the opposite for a "normal" person. The problem with this is that he goes back to having a normal, human-looking mouth when not speaking. See more »

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[repeated line]
Professor Hubert Farnsworth: Good news everyone!
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Crazy Credits

In syndication, the 30th Century Fox logo made for the show is typically followed by a regular "20th Century Fox Television" logo. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Smart Ass Cartoon Characters (2015) See more »

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All hail, the NEW king of animated series.
20 September 2000 | by Covey-3See all my reviews

While the later episodes of The Simpson's have suffered, Futurama has matured, far more quickly than the Simpson's did, into a fantastic work of animation.

The similarities between the Simpson's are obvious and not to be ignored. A show as good as The Simpson's was is ripe for theft and Futurama, the brainchild of Matt Groening, borrows well from the former show. Bender is the Homer Simpson, devoid of responsibility, yet, as this lack of responsibility is placed in a robot, we do not have to feel anger at his wayward ways.

Leela is the far less annoying Marge. Less annoying for the simple facts. A) She has something resembling a personality, something that Marge definitely suffered from. and B) You can listen to her speak without wanting to kill yourself.

Fry however grounds the show with the emotional base that made the Simpson's great. A Pizza delivery boy from the 20th century transported forwards in time 1000 years into a world that he knows nothing about. While our imaginations might find it a little too easy coming to terms with the future and all the few new inventions that go with it (Perhaps a nod to how poor an inventor Farnsworth is that there seems nothing overly unusual about this future), we forgive this minor blip and embrace Groening new world vision.

As with The Simpson's, Groening has given us a host of superb background characters. Zoidberg the lobster Doctor, Amy daughter of money, Hermes the Jamaican limbo champion who keeps the business together and of course Zap Brannigan, the genius of lacklustre. All of these characters are easily the match of Chief Wiggum, Smithers, Krusty, Frink, etc.

Groening, clearly by taking the best writers from the Simpson's with him when he jumped ship, has done the impossible and found an animated series that is superior to the unsurpassable Simpson's. Groening's world is a good one. And so is his show.


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USA

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English

Release Date:

28 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doomsville See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Dolby | Dolby Digital (seasons 6-)

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1.78 : 1
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