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 3000 New New York City, owls have replaced rats and pigeons as the most visible animal pest. This is never really fully explained, but it's grounded in logic. The show creators posited that sometime between 2000 and 3000, with the rat and pigeon problem in New York City growing out of control, a great number of owls - rats' and pigeons' natural predator - were brought in to help curb the population. While they were successful, soon the owls had replaced their prey as the city's most prolific animal nuisance. As a result, anywhere in the show you would expect to see rats, mice, pigeons, or other common scavenger animals, owls are usually found instead. 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
Professor Hubert Farnsworth
Hermes! Don't push that button!
[long bureaucratic pause
Occasionally, before the opening credit sequence begins, the show will be "sponsored" by a futuristic sponsor advertisement. For example, "Futurama is brought to you by Glagnar's Human Rinds." The show always begins with a parody of the "Transmitted in SAP" type of show disclaimers when the title "Futurama" appears. For example, "As Seen on TV" or "Present in BC (Brain Control) Where Available". See more
Cartoon Network has censored the Professor's favorite expletive, "Sweet Zombie Jesus" on at least two occasions, removing the Jesus. See more