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Season 1

futurama Futurama [Season 1, Episode 1] Space Pilot 3000
Shown 28 Mar 99

Pizza delivery-boy Philip Fry gets cryogenically frozen, and wakes up in the year 3000.

Fry is meant to get a career-chip, to tell him what job he should do. But he wants free will, so he runs away. Leela, the purple-haired one-eyed career counsellor gives chase.

Fry befriends a robot, Bender. Together they try to find Fry's only surviving relative, The Professor. He runs an interstellar delivery firm, and offers them jobs ...

futurama Futurama [Season 1, Episode 2] The Series Has Landed
Shown 7th January 2006 [Saturday]

Fry meets the rest of the company - Hermes the rasta accountant, Amy the intern, and Zoidberg the doctor lobster. Then the team go for their first delivery mission. Their destination? The Moon!

Fry is unhappy with the was the Moon has been turned into a theme park, so he takes Leela on a joyride to see the real moon. As a result they end up on a redneck's farm.

Bender gets thrown out of the theme park for being a thieving bastard. Can Amy save the day?

futurama Futurama [Season 1, Episode 3] I, Roommate
Shown 6 Apr 99

Fry has been sleeping at the Planet Express office. The others kick him out, so he crashes with Bender.

Bender and Fry both love the robo-soap opera, All My Circuits. But their co-tenancy has problems, so Fry has to hunt for a new place.

futurama Futurama [Season 1, Episode 4] Love's Labors Lost In Space
Shown 13 Apr 99

Leela can't find herself a boyfriend.

The crew are sent to rescue animals from a planet that's about to implode. En route they are stopped by the space patrol, led by Zap Brannigan.

Leela gets herself some action. And a pet, Nibbler.

futurama Futurama [Season 1, Episode 5] Fear Of A Bot Planet
Shown 9th January 2006 [Monday]

In y3k, baseball has been replaced with Blurnsball. Played in Madison Cube gardens. But at least hot-dogs are the same.

The team take a package to a planet of human-hating robots. Fry and Leela are hunted down, but Bender fits right in.

futurama Futurama [Season 1, Episode 6] A Fishful of Dollars
Shown 27 Apr 99

Fry has a thousand years of interst in his bank account. This means he is a billionaire. He tries to live the Y2k lifestyle again.

Fry buys the only anchovies in existance. Mom wants Fry's anchovies, and will do anything to get them.

Guest-Starring Pam Anderson .

futurama Futurama [Season 1, Episode 7] My Three Suns
Shown 4 May 99

Bender's cooking. Well, everyone needs a hobby. Unlike Reese in Malcolm in the Middle, he doesn't have any natural talent at it!

Fry becomes Emperor of the liquid people.

futurama Futurama [Season 1, Episode 8] A Big Piece Of Garbage
Shown 11 May 99

The Prof's smell-o-scope detects an asteroid about to crash into New New York.

It's made of 20th century garbage, including Bart Simpson dolls! Fry, Leela and Bender are sent to blow it up.

futurama Futurama [Season 1, Episode 9] Hell Is Other Robots
Shown 18 May 99

Bender gets addicted to electricity.

To become reformed, be becomes uber-religious.

The religious Bender is worse than the evil one! The others try to corrupt him, making him vulnerable to the Robot Devil!

This is the first appearance of the Robot Devil, who becomes a central character in the final ep.

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  • Season 2

    futurama Futurama [Season 2, Episode 1] A Flight To Remember
    Shown 23rd July 2005 - Saturday

    The team get a trip on the Starship Titanic, captained by Zap Brannigan. In the inevitable parody of Titanic, Bender has a fling with an aristocratic lady-bot.

    Fry has to pretend to be boyfriend to both Amy and Leela. This foreshadows future events ...

    futurama Futurama [Season 2, Episode 2] Mars University
    Shown 3 Oct 99

    Fry wants to update his education as a college drop-out, so he enrolls at Mars Uni. His room-mate is a monkey with a special hat that makes him super-intelligent. Naturally, the 2 fight.

    Bender visits his old robot frat, and discovers it's full of robo-nerds. He makes it his mission to get them to par-tay!

    Amy's still at Uni, too. Since her parents financed most of the facility, it's hardly a surprise.

    futurama Futurama [Season 2, Episode 3] When Aliens Attack
    Shown 28th August 2001 - Tuesday

    It's a holiday, so the gang all go to the beach.

    The Earth is attacked by Alien couch-potatoes who want to watch a show called Single Female Lawyer [a nice parody of Ally McBeal].

    It's Fry's fault. And he's the only one alive who watched the show. So he has to organise the gang into re-enacting the show!

    futurama Futurama [Season 2, Episode 4] Fry & The Slurm Factory
    Shown 14 Nov 99

    Fry is addicted to Slurm, the ultimate Y3k soft drink. He manages to win a competition, and the team get a tour of the Slurm factory.

    This is the Futurama take on Willie Wonka , naturally. With giant green slugs instead of people.

    The team discover the disgusting secret of how Slurm is made. Not so surprising, really. Problem is, it's highly addictive ...

    futurama Futurama [Season 2, Episode 5] I Second That Emotion
    Shown 21 Nov 99
    Shown 4th January 2002 - Friday

    Bender is jealous of all the attention everyone gives to Leela's pet, Nibbler. He flushes the damn thing, so the others fit him with an empathy chip that makes him share whatever emotion Leela is feeling.

    Bender goes down the sewers to find Nibbler, so Leela and Fry go to look for Bender.

    Watch out for Calculon the acting robot.

    futurama Futurama [Season 2, Episode 6] Brannigan Begin Again
    Shown 28 Nov 99

    Zap is court martialled, so he joins Planet Express.

    Leela finds Zap's machismo annoying. But Kif's ass-kissing is even funnier!

    Zap leads the crew in a mutiny. His plan - to carry on his vendetta against the Neutral people.

    futurama Futurama [Season 2, Episode 7] A Head In The Polls
    Shown 12 Dec 99

    When titanium prices go up in value, Bender hocks his body.

    Nixon buys Bender's body, and enters himself into the Presidential elections. The body guarantees him the Robot vote, and since the 2 other candidates are clones with identical policies, he looks like a shoo-in.

    This is a great satire on US politics. A bit heavy-handed, perhaps, but this show isn't renowned for subtlety.

    futurama Futurama [Season 2, Episode 8] Xmas Story
    Shown 19 Dec 99

    It's Xmas time. Fry tries to cheer Leela up by getting her a present. Either one 500-dollar parrot, or 500 one-dollar stink-lizards.

    Santa Claus (John Goodman) is coming to town. Only he's an indestructable killer robot on a rampage.

    Zoidberg gets a surprising mention. Interesting foreshadowing of his part in the final ep.

    futurama Futurama [Season 2, Episode 9] Why Must I Be A Crustacean in Love
    Shown 7th August 2001 - Tuesday

    The crew take Doctor Zoidberg to his homeworld so he can fulfil his role in the breeding cycle.

    futurama Futurama [Season 2, Episode 10] Put Your Head On My Shoulder
    Shown 7th August 2001 - Tuesday

    Valentine Day again, and Fry still hasn't got a girlfriend. He and the Chinese girl find they have a lot in common, but he soon realises that hanging out and doing stuff is too close too commitment!

    Then they're in a crash, and end up with their heads on the same body.

    futurama Futurama [Season 2, Episode 11] The Lesser Of Two Evils
    Shown 14th August 2001 - Tuesday

    The crew visit a 20th Century theme park and meet Bender's twin, Flexo. The twin has a goatee beard, TV shorthand for eeeevil ...

    They are tasked with taking a valuable atom to the Miss Universe Beauty pageant, where a wide selection of alien species compete against each other. Including the Crushinator and an Amazon Woman!

    futurama Futurama [Season 2, Episode 12] Raging Bender
    Shown 25th January 2002 - Friday

    Bender accidentally KOs a robo-wrestler, and becomes an Ultimate Robot Fighter.

    Then he has to throw a fight ...

    Leela's a kick-ass babe because she learned Arcturan Kung-Fu as a kid. Her teacher was a sexist asshole, and she bears a grudge against him. Now she gets a chance to even the score!

    futurama Futurama [Season 2, Episode 13] A Bicyclops Built For Two
    Shown 21st August 2001 - Tuesday

    Leela meets another Cyclops. She plans to marry him ...

    futurama Futurama [Season 2, Episode 14] How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back
    Shown 21st August 2001 - Tuesday

    The company gets audited by a female bureaucrat.

    Hermes loses his job. But Fry, being a total slob, arouses the female bureaucrat's fetish ...

    futurama Futurama [Season 2, Episode 15] A Clone of My Own
    Shown 28th August 2001 - Tuesday

    Fry's nephew, the Professor, turns 160 and is shipped off to the Near-Death Star.

    The replacement is Hubert, a clone of the old man. An annoying wee git who points out all the illogical and unscientific things about Futurama.

    futurama Futurama [Season 2, Episode 16] The Deep South
    Shown 16 Apr 00

    The guys go on a fishing vacation. Fry thinks he sees a mermaid ( Parker Posy ).

    The crew discover the lost city of Atlanta.

    futurama Futurama [Season 2, Episode 17] Bender Gets Made (a.k.a. Bendfellas)
    Shown 4th September 2001 - Tuesday

    The guys have dinner at Elzar's.

    Bender joins the Robot Mafia, where he really belongs. He is send on a big mission, space piracy - but their target is Fry and Leela's ship!

    futurama Futurama [Season 2, Episode 18] The Problem With Popplers (a.k.a. My Problems With Popplers)
    Shown 1st February 2002 - Friday

    Leela discovers a new species that turns out to be very tasty. But after the fast-food corporations move in and mass-market the new species, Leela discovers that the creatures are actually sentient.

    She conscripts Fry and Bender into helping her. But things go from bad to worse. Luckily, help is on hand.

    Zapp Brannigan, of all people, is the only one who can save her! His plan's incredibly stupid [what do you expect?], but it's the only one available. Poor old Zapp never gets the appreciation he deserves.

    futurama Futurama [Season 2, Episode 19] Mother's Day
    Shown 14 May 00

    futurama Futurama [Season 2, Episode 20] Anthology of Interest: 1
    Shown 5th January 2002 - Saturday

    The old scientist dude develops a what-if-atron. The team use it to see what would have been if:

  • Bender were giant
  • Leela were more impulsive
  • Fry had never come to the future.

    This allows cameos by Al Gore, Stephen Hawking, Gary Gyrax and Nichelle Nichols.

  • Season 3

    futurama Futurama [Season 3, Episode 1] The Honking
    Shown 3rd November 2001 - Saturday

    Bender gets knocked over by a were-car, so every night at midnight he turns into a were-car himself and seeks out unwary victims.

    This episode gives a great parody of the film The Car , and also has humorous references to David Duchovny and Knight Rider

    futurama Futurama [Season 3, Episode 2] War is the H-Word
    Shown 6th December 2001 - Thursday

    Fry and Bender join the military in order to get 5% discount on all their purchases. However, war is declared and they are sent off to invade a remote and worthless planet. Odd how a parody of Starship Troopers can mirror current events so well.

    Leela isn't allowed to join, because the army no longer accepts female recruits. However, the crew are joined by a blue-haired fellow with sunglasses that conceal his eye[s].

    futurama Futurama [Season 3, Episode 3] The Cryonic Woman
    Shown 24th December 2001 - Monday - Xmas Eve

    Fry and Bender manage to get fired from their jobs. They wind up getting Leela's old job, as a cryogenics counsellor. Pauly Shore [ Biodome ] gets a cameo as himself.

    Fry defrosts his old girlfriend, and she can't adapt to the year 3000. Instead they step into a cryogenics pod and set the timer for Y3K!

    futurama Futurama [Season 3, Episode 4] Parasites Lost
    Shown 15th November 2001 - Thursday

    Fry eats a dodgy sandwich and becomes infested with parasitic worms. The guys create miniature robot duplicates of themselves, then send the robots on an Incredible Journey through Fry's body.

    However, these worms are super-intelligent. Also, when Leela distracts Fry by taking him on a Date she learns that the new Fry is her perfect man.

    futurama Futurama [Season 3, Episode 5] Amazon Women In The Mood
    Shown 29th December 2005 - Thursday

    Kif and Zap double-date Amy and Leela. Thanks to Zap's spoken-word filksong of Lola they crash-land on a planet. Fry and Bender come to rescue them. Everyone knews where to go, without any specific destination being mentioned.

    They are captured by Amazonian women ruled by fem-puter [Bea Arthur - Star Wars Holiday Special ]. The men are sentanced to death by snoo-snoo! Can Bender save the day?

    futurama Futurama [Season 3, Episode 6] Bendless Love
    Shown 11 Feb 01

    Bender has bending urges, and starts sleep-bending. To calm them he applies to work in a bending factory. It's subject to a stike run by the robot Mafia, so scab labour is earning ten times normal pay!

    Other scabs working at the factory include Flexo [no longer in prison] and a fembot named Angleena, who Bender falls in love with.

    Bender's relationship with Angeleena gets complicated, and the Robot Mafia hatch an evil plot.

    futurama Futurama [Season 3, Episode 7] The Day The Earth Stood Stupid
    Shown 18 Feb 01

    Earth is invaded by giant floating brains. They make everyone stupid, so they can absorb all Earth's knowledge.

    Leela discovers the truth about Nibbler.

    Only Fry can save the world! Yes, he seems so stupid the brains can't affect him.

    futurama Futurama [Season 3, Episode 8] That's Lobstertainment!
    Shown 25 Feb 01

    Zoidberg wants to get into showbusiness. Since he lacks talent, he heads to Hollywood. His Uncle, former movie star Harold Zoid, has an opportunity for them ...

    Bender cons Calculon into helping them. As ever, the deal goes bad on them.

    Fry and Leela sit most of this ep out. After watching Zoidberg's stand-up comedy, they get stuck in the La Brea tar pit and miss the Academy Awards ceremony!

    futurama Futurama [Season 3, Episode 9] The Bird-Bot of Ice-Catraz
    Shown 20th December 2001 - Thursday

    The team are hired to tow a supertanker of starship fuel [dark matter ore - nibbler's poop!] past a penguin colony on Pluto. Leela resigns in protest and joins the environmentalists, so Bender is made Captain in her place.

    Bender ends up in the penguin colony, thinking he is a penguin.

    The spill causes the penguins to over-multiply. The hippies must go on a killing spree to prevent overpopulation.

    Meanwhile, Fry and Zoidberg are left to do all the work on the delivery ship.

    futurama Futurama [Season 3, Episode 10] Luck of the Fryrish
    Shown 10th December 2005 - Saturday

    Fry has terrible luck. Cue flashbacks to his childhood, when he found a 7-leaf clover that brought him luck. And introduce Fry's jealous elder brother, Yancy.

    This is one of the most touching eps of the show.

    futurama Futurama [Season 3, Episode 11] The Cyber House Rules
    Shown 1 Apr 01

    Leela meets a surgeon who gives her a second eye, and decides to settle down with him. Fry tries to make her see that she's made the wrong decision.

    Bender adopts a bunch of brats from Leela's Orphanarium.

    futurama Futurama [Season 3, Episode 12] Insane In The Mainframe
    Shown 8 Apr 01

    Fry and Bender are wrongly arrested for bank robbery. They plead insanity, and get sent to a home for insane robots.

    Fry is cured - he is released as a perfectly sane ... robot!

    futurama Futurama [Season 4 Episode 13] Bending in the Wind
    Shown 22nd November 2001 - Thursday

    Bender gets crippled in an accident, and decides to follow his lifelong dream of being a musician. He organises a concert to raise funds for Broken Robots.

    Guest starring Beck.

    futurama Futurama [Season 3, Episode 14] Time Keeps On Slippin'
    Shown 29th November 2001 - Thursday

    The old scientist guy creates a time-warp to gather mutant basket-ball players for a match against the Harlem Globetrotters. However, this causes a rip in the space-time continuum.

    Fry manages to get Leela to fall in love with him. But due to the time-slips he doesn't know how, and when he finds out it's too late to do it again!

    futurama Futurama [Season 3, Episode 15] I Dated A Robot
    Shown 29th December 2001 - Saturday

    Fry buys an illegal copy of Lucy Liu from Nappster.

    Season 4

    futurama Futurama [Season 4, Episode 1] Roswell That Ends Well
    Shown 24th March 2002 - Sunday

    The crew manage to crash-land at Roswell in 1947. Bender's limbs get scattered around the crash site and recovered by the US military. Zoidberg gets captured ...

    Fry meets his own grandfather. Things take a turn for the worse, and Fry turns out to be more in-bred than we suspected.

    futurama Futurama [Season 4, Episode 2] A Tale Of Two Santas
    Shown 23 Dec 01

    The crew make a delivery to Santa's lair. One thing leads to another, and Bender replaces Santa.

    However, since Santa is wanted for murderous crimes, Bender gets punished instead.

    futurama Futurama [Season 4, Episode 3] Anthology of Interest 2
    Shown 7th April 2002 - Sunday

    We get another trilogy of what-if stories.

    I, Meatbag - What if Bender became human?

    What if Earth was invaded by aliens from video games, and only Fry can save the world?

    Wizzin' - What if Leela found her homeworld? Unfortunately she gets concussed, and hallucinates a Wizard of Oz parody instead.

    futurama Futurama [Season 4, Episode 4] Love And Rocket
    Shown 10 Feb 02

    Valentine's day, and Bender (last seen dating Lucy Liu ) has an affair with the ship's AI ( Sigourney Weaver ). Of course, he's a cheating git and she's a bunny-boiler ...

    futurama Futurama [Season 4, Episode 5] Leela's Homeworld
    Shown 14th April 2002 - Sunday

    Bender sets himself up as a toxic waste disposal engineer. He flushes it all down the sewers, which enrages the Sewer Mutants.

    Meanwhile, Leela tries to discover who her parents are.

    futurama Futurama [Season 4, Episode 6] Where the Buggalo Roam
    Shown 21st April 2002 - Sunday

    Amy the Chinese girl takes the team to meet her parents. The parents own half of Mars, but the buggalo on their ranch get rustled. Amy's BF Kiff must save the day.

    futurama Futurama [Season 4, Episode 7] A Pharaoh To Remember
    Shown 10 Mar 02
    Shown 7th May 2006 [Sunday]

    Bender is unhappy because he wants to be remembered after his death. But all his attempts to grab peoples' attention are ignored.

    The team deliver a sandstone block to planet Osiris IV, where they are enslaved and forced to build monuments to the pharoh.

    Naturally, Bender ends up pharoh. He has the slaves build him a mile-high statue in his likeness. But it's intended as his tomb!

    futurama Futurama [Season 4, Episode 8] Godfellas
    Shown 17 Mar 02
    Shown th May 2006 [Wednesday]

    The ship is attacked by space pirates. Unfortunately, Bender's taking a nap in the torpedo tube. He gets fired, and ends up in the middle of nowhere.

    Bender-world has a liliputian society evolve on him. He is their God, and issues the One Commandment ... God Needs Booze!

    Fry is lonely without Bender. Unfortunately, the smell-o-scope can't detect him. Only some Monks have a telescope powerful enough.

    futurama Futurama [Season 4, Episode 9] Futurestock
    Shown 31 Mar 02
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    futurama Futurama [Season 4, Episode 10] A Leela Of Her Own
    Shown on 19th May 2002 - Sunday

    Fry teaches aliens how to make good pizzas, and Leela becomes a famous player of futuristic baseball.

    Leela struggles to become NOT the worst player ever!

    futurama Futurama [Season 4, Episode 11] 30% Iron Chef
    Shown 14 Apr 02

    futurama Futurama [Season 4, Episode 12] Where No Fan Has Gone Before
    Shown 23rd June 2002 - Sunday

    Fry and the crew end up on a bleak planet ruled by an energy cloud named Melllvar. The energy cloud is an uber-Trekkie, and has captured the cast of Star Trek: The Original Series . Yes, they are voiced by the real actors!

    This must be the ultimate episode of the show, parodying not only TOS itself but also the actors and the fans. Melllvar holds Trek Con 3002, which has some marvelous events - Shatner performs a spoken-word version of Slim Shady, and Fry competes with Melllvar in a quiz to find out which one is the Ultimate Trekkie!

    Finally, there is the final battle ...

    Season 5

    futurama Futurama [Season 5, Episode 1] Crimes Of The Hot
    Shown 13th February 2006 [Monday]

    Earth is suffering from extreme Global Warming. Prez Nixon holds a scientific conference in Kyoto.

    The Prof confesses that he designed robots to be inefficient alkies [like Bender]. He was having an affair with Mom at the time, so it's no surprise.

    Nixon and Wurnstrom want to destroy all robots, with the aid of a giant space-mirror. Bender, meanwhile, pities a poor defenceless tortoise.

    futurama Futurama [Season 5, Episode 2] Jurassic Bark
    Shown 17 Nov 02

    Fry tries to clone his fossil dog. Bender gets jealous, and tries to stop him.

    Leela and Amy practise their hand-to-hand combat. Wrestling in skimpy costumes ...

    Hilarious as ever, this is also an ep with a very touching ending.

    Turns out that Bender's 40% Dolomite, which comes in useful.

    futurama Futurama [Season 5, Episode 3] The Route Of All Evil
    Shown 15th February 2006 [Wednesday]

    The Prof's clone and the Rasta's son are in trouble at school. Their punishment - they must start their own company and earn their own living.

    The kids choose the delivery company business. They start on a newspaper round, and soon expand.

    Meanwhile, Leela and Fry help Bender brew his own beer.

    futurama Futurama [Season 5, Episode 4] A Taste of Freedom
    Shown 22 Dec 02

    futurama Futurama [Season 5, Episode 5] Kif Gets Knocked Up A Notch
    Shown 12 Jan 03

    Amy takes the ship to see her alien BF, Kif. Unfortunately Kif gets pregnant.

    Amy can't handle the stress of parenthood at such an early age.

    futurama Futurama [Season 5, Episode 6] Less Than Hero
    Shown 2 Mar 03

    Leela, Fry and Bender become Superheroes - Captain Yesterday, Clobberella and Super-King!

    The local Supervillain, The Zookeeper, tries to steal a gem.

    Leela's parents visit, and she wants to impress them.

    futurama Futurama [Season 5, Episode 7] Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles
    Shown 30 Mar 03

    The Prof's pet gargoyle runs away from home. He tries to catch it, but is too old, so he is taken to be Youth-enised.

    The others accidentally reduced to teenagers, only Leela adjusts well [she lives with her Parents].

    The Prof tries to re-age them, via the fountain of aging.

    futurama Futurama [Season 5, Episode 8] The Why Of Fry
    Shown 6 Apr 03

    futurama Futurama [Season 5, Episode 9] The Sting
    Shown 1 Jun 03

    The team must try to do what their predecessors do - take on a giant Space Bee (not a wasp, as the pilot ep indicated). Fry and Leela get stung, and she realises she won't be happy without him.

    futurama Futurama [Season 5, Episode 10] The Farnsworth Parabox
    Shown 30th December 2005 [Friday]

    The Prof orders the crew to destroy a cardboard box that contains a mysterious experiment. He refuses to allow them to look ...

    Everyone ends up in a parallel universe. With not a goatee in sight!

    futurama Futurama [Season 5, Episode 11] 300 Big Boys
    Shown 10th December 2005 - Saturday

    Zap Brannigan defeats the peaceful spider-people, so President Nixon's head gives all Earthoids a 300 dollar tax rebate. Everyone wastes theirs on something trivial, except Zoidberg who can't make up his mind.

    Fry, meanwhile, becomes addicted to Coffee.

    futurama Futurama [Season 5, Episode 12] Spanish Fry
    Shown 13 Jul 03

    The team go on a camping holiday, to see Bigfoot. Unfortunately Fry gets abducted by aliens, who steal his nose!

    Turns out, Human Horn is a much sought-after aphrodisiac.

    futurama Futurama [Season 5, Episode 13] Bend Her
    Shown 2nd July 2005 - Saturday

    The crew go to the Olympics to cheer Hermes on his limbo-dancing. Bender enters the Fembot bending event, and has a gender reassignment.

    The gender-Bender ends up about to marry Calculon. The others must fake Bender's death during the wedding!

    futurama Futurama [Season 5, Episode 14] Obsoletely Fabulous
    Shown 27 Jul 03

    Planet Express gets a new Robot. Bender gets jealous, but the only way he can compete with the new rival is by getting an upgrade. Problem is, the upgrade will alter his personality!

    Bender runs away, and ends up on the Island of Lost Robots.

    futurama Futurama [Season 5, Episode 15] Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV
    Shown 3 Aug 03

    Bender cons his way into an acting role on Calculon's TV show, All My Circuits.

    Unfortunately, Bender's not a good role-model. His glamourisation of drinking, swearing and violence means that impressionable youngsters copy him.

    futurama Futurama [Season 5, Episode 16] The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings
    Shown 7th January 2006 [Saturday]

    Fry tries to play a holographic flute. Naturally, he's terrible at it. He wants to get good without practising, so he makes a deal with the Robot Devil.

    Fry ends up getting the Robot Devil's hands, musically gifted from all the fiddling contests. He writes the best Opera ever, about Leela.

    The Robot Devil wants his hands back, and pulls a nasty trick. Fry must choose between his new musical skills and his love for Leela.

    futurama Futurama [Featured Movie S5] Bender's Big Score
    Shown 27/Nov/07

    The crew get conned by an alien trio of Spammers. The monsters take over Planet Express, and start to con everyone else on Earth.

    This is sent a couple of years after the end of Season 5. Leela and Fry have evidently split up, because she gets a new BF named Lars. Hermes ends up as a head in a jar, so his wife starts to cheat on him.

    The aliens discover the secret of time travel. They send Bender back to steal everything. Fry escapes back to Y2K, and tries to pick up where his old life left off.

    futurama Futurama [Featured Movie S5] The Beast with a Billion Backs
    Shown 19/Oct/08

    Amy gets married to Kif. Fry gets a new GF, Colleen. Bender wants to join the fabled League of Robots.

    A space anomaly turns out to be a gateway to another universe. Farnsworth teams up with his arch-enemy Wurmstrom, while Stephen Hawking admits that despite writing a book on the subject he's still clueless. Zap tries to destroy the other universe, putting Kif in harm's way. Fry, upset at the state of his love life, goes exploring.

    A giant talking squid from outer space (!) invades from the other universe. It uses its tentacles in an attempt to brainwash the entire population. Fry becomes tentacle-Pope of the new religion. Leela, Amy and Zap try to escape the tentacles.

    The population of the universe must decide whether or not to accept the space-squid. Bender and the league of Robots taken on the Space-Kraken, pirate-style!

    futurama Futurama [Featured Movie S5] Bender's Game
    Shown 04/Nov/08

    The galaxy is facing a fuel shortage, because Mombil (run by the owner of Mom's friendly Robot Company) is stockpiling Dark Matter. Professor Farnsworth is developing a new fuel source.

    Meanwhile, Bender tries playing Dungeons and Dragons. Once he kick-starts his imagination, he actually BELIEVES he is his RPG character.

    When the two plot-lines collide, the crew find themselves inside Bender's imaginary world ... where instead of Sauron they must face Momon!

    futurama Futurama [Featured Movie S5] Into the Wild Green Yonder
    Shown 30/Oct/09

    The team visit Amy's dad's new construction, on the site of the old Mars Vegas. Fry gets the ability to read minds. Bender falls for the Moll of the Robot Mafia's Don.

    Amy's dad wants to build an interstellar Miniature Golf game, destroying 12% of the galaxy to do so. Leela joins the Feministas to stop him. Fry is intended for a great destiny.

    The climactic battle of good versus evil comes to a head.

    Season 6

    futurama Futurama [Season 6, Episode 1] Rebirth
    Shown 24/Jun/10

    The team get reduced to mulch, and have to be re-grown from their DNA. Leela gets revived as a robot duplicate, which leads to jealousy and confusion.

    futurama Futurama [Season 6, Episode 2] In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela
    Shown 24/Jun/10

    As in Star Trek: The Motion Picture , a giant space-probe approaches Earth.

    Leela and Zapp Brannigan must save the universe. But they end up trapped together like Adam and Eve. Will Leela fall for Zapp's charms again?

    futurama Futurama [Season 6, Episode 3] Attack of the Killer App
    Shown 01/Jul/10

    Mom-Corp releases the Eye-Phone. Fry and Bender compete to get a million followers on the Tweeter App.

    futurama Futurama [Season 6, Episode 4] Proposition Infinity
    Shown 08/Jul/10

    Kif and Amy split up, thus making a waste of the previous few Seasons. Amy shacks up with Bender instead, and they introduce Proposition Infinity to legalize Robosexual marriage.

    futurama Futurama [Season 6, Episode 5] The Duh-Vinci Code
    Shown 15/Jul/10

    The Planet Express crew discover that Leonardo Da Vinci built a wooden robot. They decide to go chasing after Da vinci's lost treasures.

    futurama Futurama [Season 6, Episode 6] Lethal Inspection
    Shown 22/Jul/10

    Bender discovers he is defective. Unlike the Cylons in BSG 2003 , he won't download to a backup drive when he dies. This technology was never mentioned til this episode, but who cares?

    Bender and Hermes go to find the Inspector who let Bender slip through the Quality Control net. The result is the show's most touching ending since Futurama [Season 3, Episode 10] Luck of the Fryrish.

    futurama Futurama [Season 6, Episode 7] The Late Philip J. Fry
    Shown 29/Jul/10

    Fry is always late for his dates with Leela. He gets pulled into helping test the Professor's Time Machine. Unfortunately, the Time Machine only goes forward, not back ...

    futurama Futurama [Season 6, Episode 8] That Darkn Katz!
    Shown 05/Aug/10

    Nibbler get replaced as the loveable pet ... by a cat. But the Cats seem to have mind-control powers (like Hypno-toad or the brain Slugs). What is their eeeevil plan?

    Nibbler talks openly to Leela in this episode. Did he forget to wipe her memory?

    futurama Futurama [Season 6, Episode 9] A Clockwork Origin
    Shown 12/Aug/10

    Professor Farnsworth proves that Evolution is fact and that Creationism is hoakum. However, the Creationists have taken over from real scientists, so he decides to go live on an asteroid instead. Then he seeds the polluted water with nanites ...

    The nanites evolve into Dino-bots, and the crew get trapped. They re-enact scenes from 1 Million Years BC . The robots evolve a humanoid civilisation, and have an Evolutionist/Creationist debate of their own. Farnsworth witnessed the Evolution, but he is also the originator of their intelligent design ...

    This is a nice take on the USA's ever-going Evolution debate. Of course, it takes the side of science - but is not overly damning of the Creationist side.

    futurama Futurama [Season 6, Episode 10] A Prisoner of Brenda
    Shown 19/Aug/10

    Would Fry and Leela still be a couple if they were not physically attracted? The Professor invents a mind-swop device. And hilarity ensues.

    futurama Futurama [Season 6, Episode 11] Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences
    Shown 26/Aug/10

    Lurr, ruler of Omicron Perseii 8, tries to invade Earth. But this is not enough to save his marriage. The Planet Express crew try to sort out his love life with their helpful advice.

    futurama Futurama [Season 6, Episode 12] The Mutants Are Revolting
    Shown 02/Sep/10

    Leela's identity as a mutant is revealed, and she is sent back to the sewers. yes, the mutants are an oppressed minority. But without them, nobody will run the sewer system ...

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    21/Nov/10
    The Futurama Holiday Spectacular 
    102    6-14      6ACV20    
    23/Jun/11
    Neutopia 
    103    6-15      6ACV17    
    23/Jun/11
    Benderama 
    104    6-16      6ACV19    
    30/Jun/11
    Ghost in the Machines 
    105    6-17      6ACV16    
    07/Jul/11
    Law and Oracle 
    106    6-18      6ACV14    
    14/Jul/11
    The Silence of the Clamps 
    107    6-19      6ACV21    
    21/Jul/11
    Yo Leela Leela 
    108    6-20      6ACV23    
    28/Jul/11
    All the Presidents' Heads 
    109    6-21      6ACV15    
    04/Aug/11
    Möbius Dick 
    110    6-22      6ACV22    
    11/Aug/11
    Fry am the Egg Man 
    111    6-23      6ACV18    
    18/Aug/11
    The Tip of the Zoidberg 
    112    6-24      6ACV24    
    25/Aug/11
    Cold Warriors 
    113    6-25      6ACV25    
    01/Sep/11
    Overclockwise 
    114    6-26      6ACV26    
    08/Sep/11
    Reincarnation 
    

    Season 7

    99     7-01      7ACV01    
    20/Jun/12
    The Bots and the Bees 
    100    7-02      7ACV02    
    20/Jun/12
    A Farewell to Arms 
    101    7-03      7ACV03    
    27/Jun/12
    Decision 3012 
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    04/Jul/12
    The Thief of Baghead 
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    11/Jul/12
    Zapp Dingbat 
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    18/Jul/12
    The Butterjunk Effect 
    105    7-07                
    25/Jul/12
    The Six Million Dollar Mon 
    106    7-08                
    01/Aug/12
    Fun on a Bun 
    107    7-09                
    08/Aug/12
    Free Will Hunting 
    108    7-10                
    15/Aug/12
    Near-Death Wish 
    109    7-11                
    22/Aug/12
    31st Century Fox 
    110    7-12                
    29/Aug/12
    Viva Mars Vegas 
    111    7-13                
    05/Sep/12
    Naturama