Futurama is an American animated comedy. It was broadcast on Fox from 1999 to 2003. It was cancelled and then revived, first in a series of Direct-to-DVD movies and then on Comedy Central before being cancelled again in 2013. It was co-created by Matt Groening, executive producer of The Simpsons.
The show centers on Fry, a pizza delivery man who is cryogenically frozen and awakens 1000 years in the future. He befriends an alcoholic robot and an attractive cyclops, and they all go to work at his distant relative's delivery company.
- In Season 2, Episode 12 "Raging Bender", Fry and his friends go to a movie theater. Silhouettes resembling Crow and Tom Servo tell them not to talk during the movie.
- Much of the original cast of Star Trek (William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, and Walter Koenig) voiced themselves in Season 4 Episode 12 "Where No Fan Has Gone Before". Takei and Nichols provided voices in other episodes as well.
- Mark Hamill voiced the character Hanukah Zombie in the DVD feature "Bender's Big Score".
- Patton Oswalt voiced a hideous giant in Season 6 Episode 15 "Benderama".
- Like Mystery Science Theater 3000, Futurama is one of the few shows in the history of television to be cancelled and then go back into production on another network (see also Arrested Development).
- Both series feature characters that were cryogenically frozen and revived in the far future (Fry and Pearl Forrester).