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Philip J. Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999.
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Series cast summary:
Billy West ...  Philip J. Fry / ... 124 episodes, 1999-2013
Katey Sagal ...  Turanga Leela / ... 124 episodes, 1999-2013
John DiMaggio ...  Bender / ... 124 episodes, 1999-2013
Tress MacNeille ...  Linda / ... 124 episodes, 1999-2013
Phil LaMarr ...  Hermes Conrad / ... 117 episodes, 1999-2013
Lauren Tom ...  Amy Wong / ... 115 episodes, 1999-2013
Maurice LaMarche ...  Morbo / ... 114 episodes, 1999-2013
David Herman ...  Scruffy / ... 107 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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USA

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English

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28 March 1999 (USA) See more »

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Doomsville See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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This show was cancelled after its fifth season because of poor ratings, and its weak storylines during the current season. However, the fandom remained strong and Comedy Central picked it up again seven years later for another two seasons. It is said that these two seasons cancelled out the poor quality of the previous five, and made this show a timeless classic. See more »

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Can be watched till the end of time..
30 September 2004 | by grimdodgerSee all my reviews

Futurama is the second series by Matt Groening. Now when I was watching The Simpsons one idea was that why we can't see this guy more, why he is only behind a widely known TV series while poking some other people. But with Futurama I say he is (OK, was) unleashed.

Futurama deals with moron pizza delivery boy Fry being accidentally frozen and wake up 1000 years after into a whole new world. Strangely this is not the story of the Fry's adaptation, because he is not. He is still the same stupid guy back in 20th century.. Maybe a little improvement but that's all.. Then we meet Leela, who is the only cyclops alien in the whole galaxy (as far as she knows), orphan, different from others. Last but not least the main cast includes Bending Unit Bender which is a robot. Nice thing about him is that the general idea of a robot is that they are always serving and helping and supporting, but Bender does not. He lies, cheats, steals...

Then the supporting cast has the cute and horny Chinese (or Japanese?) Amy, Fry's great^20 nephew professor Farnsworth with crazy inventions but an unstable mind, doctor Zoidberg that mastered on human medical but not a human itself, Jamaican manager who is a qualified limbo master and denying machine...

I like Futurama because it creates an unexpected, yet tempting future and combines it with cunning references and a strange comedy style. It's range of poking is 'wider'..

Futurama can turn any depressed mood to a happy mood if just the watcher accepts the fact that show does not require a deep concentration for the whole concept, but likes to catch it slowly by using trivial extras and nicely planted sci-fi references.

This show was one of the best. Ever. It's a pity that it was canceled an I pity the fool who canceled it. Such things should continue till the end of time.. Thanks to the makers of DVD, they partially do.

Futurama is mandatory for all sci-fi and comedy lovers, and highly recommended for everyone else.


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