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.
The future is here!
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The show was cancelled in May of 2002. The last first-run episode of the show aired on August 10, 2003. In 2006, Billy West
announced on his website that twenty-six new episodes had been ordered, but then later retracted the announcement, stating that series co-creator David X. Cohen
had corrected him "with a hammer". Instead, four feature-length direct-to-DVD releases were produced. Comedy Central later brought the show back in June of 2010. 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In many episodes the Earth's knowledge of things that have happened in the past is lacking, due to an apparent loss of historical documents throughout time (for example, in Season 1 Episode 2 "The Series Has Landed" it is made clear humans don't know the exact details of the first moon landing, or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
Bite my shiny metal ass!
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
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