Pretty much one of the best cartoon television series marketed to an older audience in existence. Created by David X. Cohen and Matt Groening (also the creator of The Simpsons), Futurama is a sci-fi themed comedy about Fry, a lovable, average-Joe and simpleton from the 20th century, being frozen for 1000 years and waking up in a 30th century version of New York, called New New York.

Under strange circumstances he befriends Leela, a one-eyed mutant woman who is stuck-up and opinionated but knows how to kick the living crap out of nearly anyone, and Bender, a sassy, street-wise, trash talking, chain-smoking robot who runs on alcohol. Together, they deliver packages throughout the universe for Planet Express, a delivery company run by Hubert Farnsworth, Fry's only relative in the 30th century, and an elderly, eccentric professor.

The show has tons of laughs, awesome characters, great plots with a surprising amount of continuity for a show of its type. The art and voice talent are also great. The show's characters and setting allows for endless plot opportunities. Its science-fiction but you don't really have to be a fan of the genre to enjoy it.

The show had a decent run, from 1999 to 2003, but most fans can agree that this is not long enough. The show was canceled by Fox, but reruns can be seen on The Cartoon Network in the US and Teletoon in Canada. Fortunately, in a similar fashion to Family Guy, its DVD sales popularity has resurrected the series; Cartoon Network has picked it up and we can look forward to seeing new episodes hopefully in early-to-mid 2008.
PersonA: "If we can hit that bull's-eye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards...Checkmate."

PersonB: One of Zapp Brannigan's best lines! Man I love Futurama.
by Dave April 19, 2007
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the best TV program ever created. Evily canceled by fox.
Futurama - "comming soon to another channel"
by tranquil_demon August 18, 2003
A television show created by Matt Groening that is a lot funnier than The Simpsons
Turn off The Simpsons, I want to watch Futurama.
by Matt Groening June 05, 2003
A great mature animated show, jerked around by FOX, pre-empted most weeks, then cancelled for "lack of ratings". FOX have now culled their cash cows down to The Simpsons which is a sad shadow of its former self, and World's Blankiest Blank...
...well she is wearing the World's Shortiest Skirt
by Archie2K April 12, 2004
REALLY FUNNY animated series by Fox, featuring an intergalactic delivery crew in the year 3000. Look for it on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, because Fox cancelled it... :(
If you looked this up you probably love Futurama.
by Matt I September 10, 2004
the funniest fuckin show ever created
by Anonymous March 10, 2003
An excellent animated comedy based in an off-the-wall future world. Created by Matt Groening, the legendary creator of The Simpsons. Better than Family Guy, and DEFINITELY better than King Of The Hill.
"Today was a great day, because my Futurama Season 2 Box Set arrived in the post"
by Your worst nightmare November 14, 2003
Best animated series of all time.
Hermes: He'll be as strong and flexible as Gumby and Herculies combined!

Zoidberg: Gumberculies? I love that guy!
by impuLse April 16, 2004

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