|Format||Sitcom / Animated series|
|Created by||Matt Groening|
|Developed by||Matt Groening
David X. Cohen
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||88 (List of episodes)|
|Running time||22 minutes approx.|
|Original channel||Fox (1999–2003)
Comedy Central (2008–)
|Original run||March 28, 1999 – August 10, 2003 & March 23, 2008 – present|
Futurama is an American animated sitcom. It was created by Matt Groening (creator of The Simpsons) and David X. Cohen (also a writer for The Simpsons). It is in New New York City during the 31st century. The shows were first shown on Fox Network on March 28, 1999, until August 10, 2003. Old episodes are now seen on Adult Swim (a part of Cartoon Network) and Too Funny To Sleep (a part of TBS) in the United States, on Teletoon in Canada, on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom plus Sky One, Sky Two, Sky Three and TV6 in the UK and Republic of Ireland, on Fox8 and Network Ten in Australia, on Pro 7 in Germany and on Canal Fox in Latin America, including Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, etc. In 2008 Comedy Central began airing episodes. Also, 4 DVD movies were made. Comedy Central has aired these movies.
Plot summary[change | edit source]
The series is about Philip J. Fry (Billy West), a lazy New York City pizza delivery boy, who froze himself by mistake on New Year's Eve, 1999. He wakes up one thousand years later on New Year's Eve, 2999, and finds himself in New New York City. Fry wants to get a new job, though in the end he is forced to be a delivery boy. Fry tries to escape from his job and afterwards goes to Planet Express, a small delivery company that goes around the galaxy owned by his distant nephew, where he becomes a delivery boy. The series then describes the adventures of Fry and the other workers as they go around the universe making deliveries.
Characters[change | edit source]
- Turanga Leela (Katey Sagal)– a cyclops (a creature with only one eye) who is one of Fry's friends
- Bender Bending Rodriguez (John DiMaggio) – a bending robot who is Fry's best friend
- Professor Hubert Farnsworth (Billy West) – an inventor and head of Planet Express
- Dr. John Zoidberg (Billy West) – a crustacean-like creature from another planet and worker at Planet Express
- Hermes Conrad (Phil LaMarr) – a Jamaican accountant and worker at Planet Express
- Amy Wong (Lauren Tom) – a young girl whose family lives on Mars and is a worker at Planet Express
Setting[change | edit source]
The first episode begins in the year 3000, a time where there are many technological advancements, as well as a place where 21st century problems are treated as everyday situations. In a jab at segregation, for example, the series depicts the human prejudice against mutants as being so great that the latter have been forced to live underground in the sewers. The characters' home on Earth is the city of New New York, built over the ruins of present-day New York City, referred to as "Old New York".