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"Good news, everyone!" - Professor Hubert Farnsworth!
Genre: Animated sitcom
Comic science fiction
Running Time: 21-23 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: March 28, 1999 - August 10, 2003 (FOX Run)
June 24, 2010 - September 4, 2013 (Comedy Central Revival Run)
July 24, 2023 - present (Hulu Revival Run)
Network(s): FOX (1999-2003, US)
Adult Swim (2003-2007 & 2021-present, US)
Comedy Central (2007-2013, US)
Sky One (1999-2021, UK)
Sky Max (2021-present, UK)
Channel 4 (2000-2004, UK)
Seven Network (1999-2004, Australia)
Network Ten (2005-2011, Australia)
Eleven (2011-17, Australia)
Channel 4 (2004-present; UK syndication)
Disney+ (Worldwide streaming)
Hulu (2023-present, US)
Created by: Matt Groening
Distributed by: 20th Television (on behalf of Disney-ABC Domestic Television)
Starring: Billy West
Katey Sagal
John DiMaggio
Tress MacNeille
Maurice LaMarche
Phil LaMarr
Lauren Tom
David Herman
Seasons: 8
Episodes: 150

Futurama is an American animated science fiction comedy series created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. It was envisioned by Groening in the mid-1990s while working on The Simpsons; he later brought David X. Cohen aboard to develop storylines and characters to pitch the show to Fox.


Philip J. Fry, a late-20th century New York City pizza delivery boy, is cryogenically frozen for 1,000 years; after he's unfrozen, he finds employment at Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery company in the retro-futuristic 31st century, and goes on wacky adventures with its crew.

Why It Rocks, Everyone!

  1. Amazing animation by Rough Draft Studios and Digital eMation as it has a great mix of 2D and CGI animation, which gets improved throughout the series.
  2. Lots of unforgettable, hilarious, emotional, and enjoyable episodes, including:
  3. Likable and memorable characters such as Fry, Turanga Leela, Bender Rodriguez, Amy Wong, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, and Doctor John Zoidberg.
  4. Clever humor based on parodies and references to sci-fi movies and TV shows. This ranges from subtle ones like using the same sound effects of the doors from Star Trek to Captain Zapp Brannigan, who is a full-on parody of Captain James T. Kirk from the same series.
  5. The voice acting is great, featuring talented voice actors like Billy West (Stimpy from The Ren & Stimpy Show), John DiMaggio (Marcus Fenix from Gears of War), Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr (The titular character of Samurai Jack), Katey Sagal, Lauren Tom, and Tress MacNeille.
  6. It received a great licensed tie-in video game in 2003.
  7. It has some amount of heartwarming and tear-jerking moments as well, most notably "Jurassic Bark", the episode where Fry finds the fossilized remains of his pet dog.
  8. Iconic and funny catchphrases such as: "Bite my shiny metal ass" and "Good news everyone".
  9. Countless pop-culture references have done well.
  10. Amazing character development, best demonstrated with Fry's being more mature throughout the series; he went from being repulsed by Leela's body putting on dozens of pounds (after Amy took control of it) in "The Prisoner of Benda" to giving a heartwarming speech about how he'll never stop loving Leela no matter how much her looks will change in "Leela and the Genestalk".
  11. It managed to get revived twice, first by Comedy Central in 2010 and second by Hulu in 2023.

Bad Qualities, Everyone!

  1. There are a few bad or mediocre episodes, mostly notable:
  2. Some episodes can be quite mean-spirited, as the show sometimes goes too far with the torment and bullying of some characters such as Zoidberg and Kif Kroker.
  3. The show does not take some concerning issues such as rape, incest, and suicide seriously, as it makes some disturbing and unfunny jokes about them, which ended up getting these jokes removed in international airings, mostly Southeast Asia, Kenya, and MENA countries.
  4. The 2010 Comedy Central revival has a shortened intro which removes the running gag of rubberhose animation that would show on the big TV on each episode; luckily, this has been restored in the 2023 Hulu revival.


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  • Kif and Zapp's relationship was based on the question "What if Spock hated Kirk?".
  • In "Attack of the Killer App", there was a scene where Fry said "Shut up and take my money!", which became an internet meme.
  • Most of the Futurama writers have PhD in various degrees whether it's physics or math.
  • An actual real-life mathematical theorem called The Futurama Theorem was invented by Futurama writer Ken Keeler (who holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics), purely for use in the Season 6 episode "The Prisoner of Benda".
  • A scene in Matt Groening's third animated show Disenchantment has a scene where Fry, Professor Farnsworth, and Bender are seen in the forward time machine, which is not only a reference to the episode "The Late Philip J Fry", but also makes both shows part of the same timeline.
  • On June 24, 2010, the show was revived by Comedy Central
    • As of July 24, 2023, the show was revived yet again by Hulu.




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