Futurama is one of my all-time favorite shows. I started to get a little bit tired of The Simpsons in the late 90's so it was a perfect time to give Futurama a chance. So basically it was, goodbye 20th century, hello 31st century!
I enjoyed it for how well the show was written and found myself quoting lines from the show on a regular "dasis" (insert obscure Futurama reference).
I was pretty bummed when the show was canceled but when the DVD's came out, I purchased seasons 1-4 and continued to watch them from time to time and it never gets old. I'm just so amused by this eclectic bunch that make up the Planet Express delivery team from the year 3000. They have it all from a 90's guy, a robot, a one eyed mutant, a Chinese female intern and a Jamaican limbo champion bureaucrat.
So be sure to check it out, especially since it's back on the air with new episodes. Anyone who is interested in wacky humor with a number of 80's references will definitely enjoy this show.
Emmy Awards & Nominations for Futurama:
2004 Won for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour)
2003 Nominated for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour)
2002 Won for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour)
2001 Nominated for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour)
2000 Won Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation
1999 Nominated for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour)
(Note: I first wrote this for Epinions in 2003, and it didn't transfer over for some reason, so just bear with the hilarious outdating.) Well everyone, Fox has finally done it. They've gotten me to agree with the majority of tasteful people about how its programs are trash and its executives, morons. I guess it was only a matter of time. After all, in the past few years, Fox has been guilty of the following atrocities: -Letting David Duchovney walk away from The … more
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Accidentally frozen, pizza delivery guy Fry wakes up 1,000 years in the future. He is taken in by his sole descendant, an elderly and addled scientist who owns a small cargo delivery service. Among the other crew members are Capt. Leela, accountant Hermes, intern Amy, obnoxious robot Bender and lobsterlike moocher "Dr." Zoidberg.