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.
The future is here!
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Did You Know?
named Turanga Leela after Louise Jameson
's character on Doctor Who
(1963). Coincidentally, "lila" (pronounced "lila") means "purple" in Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, and Hungarian (pronounced "leela"). See more
In several episodes the heads in the jars are fed (Spock is fed with what looks like Goldfish food) but they have no way of digesting this. See more
Professor Hubert Farnsworth
Let us bow our heads in prayer. Oh, mighty Isis...
In syndication, the 30th Century Fox logo made for the show is typically followed by a regular "20th Century Fox Television" logo. See more
Cartoon Network has censored the Professor's favorite expletive, "Sweet Zombie Jesus" on at least two occasions, removing the Jesus. See more