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.
1000 years in the making!
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Did You Know?
Lines of an unknown language, similar to hieroglyphics can be seen in varying locations throughout the intro song. According to Matt Groening
, the glyphs do mean something, and it's up to loyal viewers to figure them out. 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
The production company logo shown at the very end of the show is "30th Century Fox". See more
Cartoon Network has censored the Professor's favorite expletive, "Sweet Zombie Jesus" on at least two occasions, removing the Jesus. See more