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Futurama, Vol. 1 (1999)

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Animation, Comedy, and Science Fiction & Fantasy movie

Set in the year 3000,Futuramais the acme of sci-fi animated sitcom fromSimpsonscreator Matt Groening. While not as universally popular asThe Simpsons,Futuramais equally hip and hilarious, thanks to its zippy lateral-thinking contemporary pop cultural … see full wiki

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1 review about Futurama, Vol. 1 (1999)

Celebration of BENDER!!

  • Feb 24, 2005
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+4
Was it ever really fair to compare this show to THE SIMPSONS? When it came on the air, SIMPSONS had several years of maturity behind it. THE SIMPSONS was in its stride, big time. And we all loved the characters, and were capable of being moved by them from time to time.

But remember how awkward they were in their first year or two? FUTURAMA actually never really went through such a time. It had its identity pretty firm right off the bat.

The characters were never meant to really touch us. The show is fast paced, deliberately cynical and more directly satirical. Hence, it doesn't warm the cockles of your heart like the SIMPSONS can.

But it sure was FUNNY! And some of the characters are up to snuff with the greatest of all time. Zach Brannigan, the clueless captain, is a joy whenever he made his cameo appearances.

And Bender is one of the funniest ever. His voice is hysterical, and certainly his attitude is priceless. His line about "gaydar" became an instant classic.

If you've never discovered FUTURAMA, but you like THE SIMPSONS or KING OF THE HILL, then you owe it to yourself to try these guys out. And if you remember the show with fondness, a revisit through these well-done DVDs is worthwhile.

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