Philip J. Fry is a twenty-five-year-old pizza delivery boy whose life is going nowhere. When he accidentally freezes himself on December 31, 1999, he wakes up one thousand years in the future, and has a chance to make a fresh start. He goes to work for the Planet Express Corporation, a futuristic delivery service that transports packages to all five quadrants of the universe. His companions include the delivery ship's Captain, Leela, a beautiful one-eyed female alien who kicks some serious butt, and Bender, a robot with very human flaws.
1000 years in the making!
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Did You Know?
It's revealed in season one, episode eight, "A Big Piece of Garbage" that Ron Popeil
(likeness and voice) appears and reveals that he invented the technology to keep disembodied human heads alive. See more
In Season 4 Episode 12 "Where No Fan Has Gone Before" Fry mentions the Star Trek films attracts negative attention because the show was banned long before then, and apparently saying the show's name is forbidden. In Season 3 Episode 8 "That's Lobstertainment!" at an Oscar awards ceremony a featured film is titled "Star Trek: The Pepsi Generation" and no mention of Star Trek being forbidden is made. See more
Bite my shiny metal ass!
In syndication, the 30th Century Fox logo made for the show is typically followed by a regular "20th Century Fox Television" logo. See more
Originally, one episode had a scene where Fry pulls down his pants and moons the business magnate Mom (of Mom's Friendly Robots). Her original dialogue was, "You call that an anus?", but it only appeared in closed captioning and was redubbed with "You call that a pressed ham?". See more
Referenced in The Simpsons: Daddicus Finch