is an Emmy Award-winning animated sitcom created by Matt Groening, and
developed by Groening and David X. Cohen for the
Fox Network. The series follows the adventures of a former New York
City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, after he is "accidentally"
at midnight, January 1st 2000, and is revived one thousand years in the
In the United States, the series aired
from March 28 1999 to August 10 2005 on Fox before ceasing production. Futurama
was then aired on Adult Swim and Cartoon Network from 2003 to December
2007 when the network's contract expired. The series was revived in
2007 as four straight-to-DVD films that will be split into a
sixteen-episode fifth season. Comedy Central has entered into an
agreement with 20th Century Fox to
syndicate the existing episodes and air the films as new episodes in an
episodic format. Comedy Central began airing Futurama January 2, 2008."
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"Futurama is a workplace sitcom whose plot revolves
around the activities and adventures of the employees of the Planet
Express delivery company. Episodes invariably feature the central trio
of Fry, Leela, and Bender, though storylines centered on the other main
characters are common.
Philip J. Fry was a pizza delivery boy who was frozen just after
midnight on the early morning of New Year's Day, January 1, 2000,
reawakening on New Year's Eve, 2999. He gets a job at Planet Express, a
company owned by his closest living relative, Professor Hubert J.
Farnsworth, where he works as a cargo delivery boy. He is, through
actions he takes in the episode "Roswell That Ends Well", his own
Leela is the competent, one-eyed captain of the Planet Express Ship.
Abandoned at birth, she grew up in an Orphanarium believing herself to
be an alien from an unknown race. She later learns that she is a mutant
from the sewers.
Bender is a foul-mouthed, alcoholic, cigar-smoking, kleptomaniacal,
misanthropic, egocentric, ill-tempered robot originally programmed to
bend girders for suicide booths. He is Fry's best friend and roommate.
He is the ship's chef (though his cooking is terrible) and primarily
assists in delivering cargo from ship to planet.
Born April 9, 2841, Professor Hubert Farnsworth is Fry's distant
nephew. Farnsworth founded Planet Express to fund his mad
scientist-esque experiments and inventions. He clones himself to create
a successor, Cubert Farnsworth.
Zoidberg is a lobster-like alien from the planet Decapod 10, and is the
neurotic and self-conscious staff doctor of Planet Express. His
knowledge of human anatomy and physiology is woefully inadequate.
Zoidberg is basically penniless, but constantly tries to portray
himself as respected and rich.
Amy is an incredibly rich, spoiled, blunt-speaking and extremely
accident-prone intern at Planet Express. She is an engineering student
at Mars University and heiress to the western hemisphere of Mars. Born
on Mars, she is ethnically Chinese, prone to frequently cursing in
Cantonese, and overuses 31st century slang. Her parents are Leo and
Inez. Although initially portrayed as somewhat promiscuous, she
eventually developed a relationship with Kif Kroker.
Hermes is the Jamaican accountant of Planet Express. A bureaucrat and
proud of it, he is a stickler for regulation. Hermes is also a former
champion in Olympic Limbo, a sport derived from the popular dance and
similar to the track event of hurdling. He has a wife, LaBarbara, and a
12-year-old son, Dwight.
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