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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Did You Know?
In one episode, it is said that they can translate the second alien language, but only into beta crypt 3, a language so complex, that it is even less likely to understand, this is an inside joke, because the second alien language is in fact beta crypt 2, with symbols replacing the initial alphabet. See more
Fry is frozen in New York; 1000 years later he is unfrozen above ground despite old New York being built over. See more
My fabulous body! It's ruined! What happened to my parasol?
I don't know. It wasn't here when I took your umbrella.
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
Cartoon Network has censored the Professor's favorite expletive, "Sweet Zombie Jesus" on at least two occasions, removing the Jesus. See more