History WesternAnimation / Futurama

23rd Mar '16 11:19:10 AM nombretomado
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The show's original run on Creator/{{Fox}} lasted from 1999 to 2003; the network cited disappointing ratings as the reason for its cancellation, but the creative staff cited its [[FridayNightDeathSlot poor timeslot]]. After years of being kept on life support by Creator/AdultSwim, the show returned with four direct-to-DVD movies released between 2007 and 2009 (later syndicated as a sixteen-episode "fifth season,") then ComedyCentral properly {{Uncanceled}} the series in 2010 after ratings improved in syndication. [[note]]So, references to "Season 6" on this page refer to the 2010 season, even though the DVD releases and Netflix label it "Season 5."[[/note]]

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The show's original run on Creator/{{Fox}} lasted from 1999 to 2003; the network cited disappointing ratings as the reason for its cancellation, but the creative staff cited its [[FridayNightDeathSlot poor timeslot]]. After years of being kept on life support by Creator/AdultSwim, the show returned with four direct-to-DVD movies released between 2007 and 2009 (later syndicated as a sixteen-episode "fifth season,") then ComedyCentral Creator/ComedyCentral properly {{Uncanceled}} the series in 2010 after ratings improved in syndication. [[note]]So, references to "Season 6" on this page refer to the 2010 season, even though the DVD releases and Netflix label it "Season 5."[[/note]]
18th Mar '16 10:07:04 PM Hossmeister
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5th Mar '16 8:41:04 PM dysphere
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''Futurama'' has a well-established {{canon}} -- which plays into numerous episodes at times -- and the occasional dramatic moment hidden amidst the comedy. Episodes notable for such moments include "RoswellThatEndsWell," "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E10TheWhyOfFry The Why of Fry]]," "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E12TheSting The Sting]]," "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E4LuckOfTheFryish Luck of the Fryrish]]," "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E7JurassicBark Jurassic Bark]]" (whose DownerEnding had the producers getting hate mail from viewers who had cried), and "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E10ThePrisonerOfBenda The Prisoner of Benda]]" (which invented ''a new mathematical theorem for brain switching'').

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''Futurama'' has a well-established {{canon}} -- which plays into numerous episodes at times -- and the occasional dramatic moment hidden amidst the comedy. Episodes notable for such moments include "RoswellThatEndsWell," "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E19RoswellThatEndsWell Roswell That Ends Well]]," "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E10TheWhyOfFry The Why of Fry]]," "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E12TheSting The Sting]]," "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E4LuckOfTheFryish Luck of the Fryrish]]," "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E7JurassicBark Jurassic Bark]]" (whose DownerEnding had the producers getting hate mail from viewers who had cried), and "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E10ThePrisonerOfBenda The Prisoner of Benda]]" (which invented ''a new mathematical theorem for brain switching'').
27th Feb '16 9:54:50 AM DracMonster
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!!I, trope-putor, sentence you to DEATH ("Gasp!") ...by {{TROPE OVERDOSE|d}} ("Yes!")

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!!I, trope-putor, Troputer, sentence you to DEATH ("Gasp!") ...''("Gasp!")'' ...by {{TROPE OVERDOSE|d}} ("Yes!")
''("Yes!")''
27th Feb '16 9:52:29 AM DracMonster
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!!''Futurama'' contains [[TropeOverdosed hundreds of examples of various tropes]]. To keep this page short, we've split off the tropes into separate pages:

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\n!!''Futurama'' contains [[TropeOverdosed hundreds of examples of various tropes]]. To keep this page short, we've split off the tropes into separate pages:\n!!I, trope-putor, sentence you to DEATH ("Gasp!") ...by {{TROPE OVERDOSE|d}} ("Yes!")
31st Dec '15 4:03:38 PM elmosteyn
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7th Oct '15 1:47:31 PM CoolTom1337
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This FantasticComedy of an AnimatedSeries follows the life of Philip J. Fry: Right as the clock strikes midnight on December 31, 1999, Fry -- a pizza delivery boy in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity -- falls into a cryogenic tank and gets frozen for a thousand years. He emerges from his cryo-nap on the eve of New Year's Day 3000 to find a world of space travel, robots, aliens, mutants, and a buttload of new technology. After making friends with a suicidal hedonistic robot and a buxom one-eyed alien, Fry tracks down his distant relative -- Professor Farnsworth, a physically-older MadScientist great-great-something-nephew -- and becomes a delivery boy for Farnsworth's package delivery business, which allows him to have all kinds of adventures.

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This FantasticComedy of an AnimatedSeries follows the life of Philip J. Fry: Right as the clock strikes midnight on December 31, 1999, Fry -- a pizza delivery boy in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity -- falls into a cryogenic tank and gets frozen for a thousand years. He emerges from his cryo-nap on in the eve morning of New Year's Day 3000 December 31, 2999 to find a world of space travel, robots, aliens, mutants, and a buttload of new technology. After making friends with a suicidal hedonistic robot and a buxom one-eyed alien, Fry tracks down his distant relative -- Professor Farnsworth, a physically-older MadScientist great-great-something-nephew -- and becomes a delivery boy for Farnsworth's package delivery business, which allows him to have all kinds of adventures.
4th Sep '15 11:53:45 AM themisterfree
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Upon its release, many people expected "''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' [[RecycledInSpace in SPACE!]]" but the show proved those fears unfounded soon enough. It also started as a FishOutOfTemporalWater series, but as Fry got used to everything (which didn't take long,) it became an ensemble comedy set in the future. (Fry still regularly [[TheWatson needs strange futuristic concepts explained to him]], though.)

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Upon its release, many people expected "''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' [[RecycledInSpace in SPACE!]]" but the show proved those fears unfounded soon enough. It also started as a FishOutOfTemporalWater series, but as Fry got used to everything (which didn't take long,) long), it became an ensemble comedy set in the future. (Fry still regularly [[TheWatson needs strange futuristic concepts explained to him]], though.)
8th Jul '15 6:59:53 PM johnnyfog
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[[FunnyAneurysmMoment As time passes, Futurama begins to look less like a joke, and more like reality with a thin layer of satire.]]
23rd Feb '15 11:31:54 AM rodneyAnonymous
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''Futurama'' has a well-established {{canon}} -- which plays into numerous episodes at times -- and the occasional dramatic moment hidden amidst the comedy. Episodes notable for such moments include "RoswellThatEndsWell," "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E10TheWhyOfFry The Why of Fry]]," "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E12TheSting The Sting]]," "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E4LuckOfTheFryish Luck of the Fryrish]]," "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E7JurassicBark Jurassic Bark]]" (whose DownerEnding had the producers getting hate mail from viewers who had cried,) and "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E10ThePrisonerOfBenda The Prisoner of Benda]]" (which invented ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome a new mathematical theorem for brain switching]]''.)

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''Futurama'' has a well-established {{canon}} -- which plays into numerous episodes at times -- and the occasional dramatic moment hidden amidst the comedy. Episodes notable for such moments include "RoswellThatEndsWell," "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E10TheWhyOfFry The Why of Fry]]," "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E12TheSting The Sting]]," "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E4LuckOfTheFryish Luck of the Fryrish]]," "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E7JurassicBark Jurassic Bark]]" (whose DownerEnding had the producers getting hate mail from viewers who had cried,) cried), and "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E10ThePrisonerOfBenda The Prisoner of Benda]]" (which invented ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome a ''a new mathematical theorem for brain switching]]''.)
switching'').
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