* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** Is Linda really blissfully unaware of what Morbo says when he goes on to threaten the human race? She's been working with the guy for years, and since his people still haven't done anything to Earth she could well view his tirades as big talk. Although a later episode revealed she's a hardcore [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] which may have something to do with her reactions.
** Considering his general amorality, it's not hard to believe that Hubert's charming and harmless-seeming senility is just a very good act to get away with endangering people.
** Is [[TheMole Nibbler]] a [[BecomingTheMask bit too committed]] to his dumb animal act, or is he shrewdly exploiting it to get away with being a {{Jerkass}} to everyone? It helps the person his misbehaviour most irritates tends to be [[{{Jerkass}} Bender]], [[SitcomArchNemesis who hates him]].
** Lars Fillmore could be seen as [[spoiler:a version of Fry who straightened out his life, learned some valuable lessons about relationships and maturity, and knew what Leela was really looking for in a man better than Fry himself]] or an opportunist who almost stole [[spoiler:his less mature self's]] chance at happiness just because he saw a potential advantage without any regard for how Fry felt ([[spoiler:which is something he'd be well aware of in doing so, because of who he is]]).
* AngstWhatAngst:
** Fry brushes of all attempts to make him cry "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E7MyThreeSuns My Three Suns]]" in spite of the fact that he needs to to save his life because he's "too macho" until they tell him Leela's hurt. When that doesn't work [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown they beat him)]].
** Fry and Leela don't seem too bothered by the idea that [[spoiler:everything in the universe is frozen in place besides them]] in the series finale. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Well, they did have each other.]]
** PlayedForLaughs in "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E1SpacePilot3000 Space Pilot 3000]]", where Fry actually expresses joy for leaving his old time period, though a later episode suggests that he just convinced himself that his past was horrible because he knew he could never go back.
* {{Anvilicious}}:
** "[[Recap/FuturamaM4IntoTheWildGreenYonder Into the Wild Green Yonder]]", with heavily pro-feminist and pro-environment messages, can come across as this. Alternatively [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]] or [[DoubleSubversion double-subverted]], as the eco-feminists come off half the time as well-intentioned heroes, and the other half as disorganized, overzealous morons.
** "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E9HellIsOtherRobots Hell is Other Robots]]" has anti-religious overtones (specifically how Bender takes up a religion and becomes a genuinely better person. It's especially heavy-handed that [[WeWantOurJerkBack his friends don't like his newfound faith and character]] and persuade him to leave his religion and cheat to save him from the punishment his religion doles out).
** "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E3Decision3012 Decision 3012]]" is basically 20-odd minutes of "Birthers are bigoted morons". Made especially painful by the fact that the whole controversy had died down immensely by the time the episode aired.
** A lot of post-revival episodes can be seen as this, making their episode topics about various current events such as the latest iphone, media censorship, or GMO products, often wish very little else aside from trying to teach heavyhanded lessons on various topics that can come across as forced.
* AssPull: The reveal that [[spoiler: Igner is Professor Farnsworth's son]]. First, "[[Recap/FuturamaS2E14MothersDay Mother's Day]]" revealed that Farnsworth's affair with Mom took place long before he could have been born. Second, unless Mom managed to cover it up, [[spoiler: Igner]] didn't show up as one of Fry's living relatives in the pilot. It doesn't help that after the reveal, it pretty much never came up again in the series.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ha1odu94eA A Moment of Caffeine Transcendence.]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_UdZ_j2uXw The opening theme song]] is also a big example.
** Even better is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8moY5KktQ28 the extended 2.5 minute remix]].
** Or even [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jRM45yO9Rg the original 5 minute remix]].
* BaseBreakingCharacter:
** Zapp Brannigan. Depending on who you ask, he's either hilarious or the worst character on the show.
** Kif in later seasons. Some fans don't mind his relationship with Amy, while others didn't like how his personality changed from a DeadpanSnarker to an ExtremeDoormat.
** Zoidberg. Despite his large fanbase, many people hate him just as much as the other characters do.
* BetterOnDVD: The original run was broadcast out of order and at erratic intervals (to the point that there are actually five broadcast seasons made up of four production seasons). The [=DVD=]s and Netflix streaming allow you to watch the series as it was originally intended.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Seen all over the place. Most notably in the episode The Sting where 60% of the episode are these. Also subverted a number of times.
* BizarroEpisode:
** The "Anthology of Interest" episodes are two sets of three WhatIf shorts.
** "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E13TheFuturamaHolidaySpectacular The Futurama Holiday Spectacular]]" is a pastiche of holiday specials.
** "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E26Reincarnation Reincarnation]]" imagines the cast of the show in three different animation styles: old-time "rubber hose" cartoons from TheThirties, early 1980s video game pixel art, and badly-dubbed, stiffly-animated Japanimation from the 1970s.
** "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E19SaturdayMorningFunPit Saturday Morning Fun Pit]]" is one big TakeThat against Saturday morning cartoons (the popular American ones like ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'', and ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero G.I. Joe]]'') wrapped in a ThreeShorts package with a framing device of UsefulNotes/RichardNixon's head trying to deal with angry MoralGuardian protesters.
** "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E13Naturama Naturama]]" reimagines the characters as wildlife and is structured like an episode of ''Series/MutualOfOmahasWildKingdom''.
* BrokenBase: The made-for-DVD movies and the Comedy Central episodes. Either they're just as good as the FOX episodes or they're an inferior copy of the infinitely better FOX run. Ditto the first couple of episodes, where the voice acting was kinda off (especially for Bender), everyone's characterizations weren't fully developed, and most people thought the show was SoOkayItsAverage (or dismissed it as "''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in space").
* CaptainObviousAesop: Parodied:
-->'''Jack Johnson''': It's time that someone had the courage to stand up and say: "I'm against those things that everybody hates!"
-->'''John Jackson''': I respect my opponent. He's a good man. But frankly, I agree with everything he just said!
* CargoShip: Scruffy owns a robotic Washbucket with a female voice. In one episode, Amy gets her brain switched with the Washbucket, and Washbucket declares her love for Scruffy. Scruffy declares his love back, but turns her down because she's a robot even in Amy's body. She leaves the room, and he curls up and cries.
* CrossesTheLineTwice:
** Fry's repeated deaths in "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E26Meanwhile Meanwhile]]". At first it's gruesome and horrifying, but after the fourth or fifth time, it becomes gruesome and ''hilarious''.
** Robot Santa's entire existence is based solely on this trope.
** Any time that Fry casually mentions domestic abuse is ''far'' funnier than it has any right to be.
*** From "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E2TheSeriesHasLanded The Series Has Landed]]":
--->'''Fry:''' [[Series/TheHoneymooners He]] wasn't an astronaut, he was a TV comedian! [[ItMakesSenseInContext And he was just using space travel as a metaphor for beating his wife!]]
*** From "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E12TheSting The Sting]]":
--->'''Leela:''' Remember: bees communicate by dancing.\\
'''Fry:''' Hey, just like my parents! ''({{beat}})'' No, wait... That was "hitting".
** The "Lovey Bears" from "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E3LoveAndRocket Love and Rocket]]". A set of adorable stuff-animal toys, made by genetically engineering super-adorable little bears, raising them in a cutesy, loving environment, and then on their first birthday, finding the cutest, murdering them and stuffing them full of fire-retardant fluff. Even Bender actually looks unnerved by that one.
** Bender tapdancing on the recently dead body of a young girl with a heart condition, after stating that he couldn't wait to dance on her grave. What saves is that, a) she was a manipulative BitchInSheepsClothing who tried to sabotage his performance earlier, and b), the tap dancing ends up resuscitating her.
** Bender telling the Scammers, he can figure out how to stealthy steal the doomsday device handcuffed to the Professor's hand, himself, only cut to him holding ''a bloody saw with the device still cuffed to his severed hand''. Somehow topped afterwards, when a flashback reveals the saw was ''dull and it took several minutes to work'' and the Professor was '''still asleep the whole time.'''
** Yet another one for Bender, when he goes to the Robot Devil for some help. All Bender needs to do is to bring his first born son. The scene is set up for a seemingly heart warming reunion between estranged father and son... and then Bender promptly punts his child into a ''vat of magma''. It is both cruel and hilarious. Even the Robot Devil [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] how messed up it was.
-->'''Robot Devil:''' Wow, that was pretty brutal even by ''my'' standards.
* DesignatedVillain: There's the parody example of the Ball aliens that Earth went to war with on "[[Recap/FuturamaS2E17WarIsTheHWord War Is The H-Word]]". As it turns out, it was the ''Earthican'' forces that were the invaders, the Ball people were just harmless aliens that only wanted to bounce. When Fry realizes this, he's understandably confused.
* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: From "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E6BenderShouldNotBeAllowedOnTelevision Bender Should Not Be Allowed on Television]]":
-->Bender: You're watching Futurama, the show that does not advocate the really cool crime of robbery!
* EarWorm:
** "Weeeee're whalers on the Moon..." Repeated many times within the episode, and the characters are clearly sick of it.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWquINsgSPg "Call Robo-Rooter when you flush a towel! And we can also help with an impacted bowel. Robo-Rooter!"]]
** "Pop a Poppler in your mouth/When you come to Fishy Joe's!/What they're made of is a mystery/Where they come from no one knows!/You can pick 'em, you can lick 'em/You can chew 'em, you can stick 'em/If you promise not to sue us/You can shove one up your nose!"
** Also the Robot Hell song.
** "Freedom, freedom, freedom, oy! Freedom, freedom, freedom, oy!"
** This toy shop's goin' to war!
** The four-beat melody from "Game of Tones".
** "He wants a brain!" "He wants a Robit Brain!"
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** "MORBO OF DEMANDS RECOGNITION OF HIS POPULARITY!"
** "All glory to the hypno-toad!"
** [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Also Zoidberg!]]
** Calculon and his [[PunctuatedForEmphasis UNGODLY! ACTING! TALENT!!!]]
** Scruffy was a popular character during the interim when Futurama was not producing new episodes. He only made a few appearances in the original run, and was mostly noteworthy for his extreme apathy. Since the revival, Scruffy has had a much larger role, frequently appearing alongside the main cast, almost solely due to his popularity on the Internet.
** "That Guy" from "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E21FutureStock Future Stock]]" is fairly popular and frequently quoted despite only being in one episode (one that he dies at the end of, no less) and not even having a name in the episode proper (according to WordOfGod, his name is Steve Castle).
** Fatbot was fairly well-liked in his [[Recap/FuturamaS1E11MarsUniversity debut episode]], to the point where he made numerous appearances in later episodes.
** Fry's dog Seymour, who managed to deliver one of the [[TearJerker saddest endings of all time]] in his debut episode. To date, he's only appeared in five episodes, including "[[Recap/FuturamaM1BendersBigScore Bender's Big Score]]".
* FaceOfTheBand: While Fry and Leela are the main characters and get the most focus in plots, Bender is considered the face of the show and the most recognizable character, much like Stewie on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and Cartman on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
* FanficFuel: One issue of the comic books indicates that foiling [[spoiler: and then assisting]] the Zookeeper was not the only adventure that Fry, Leela, and Bender had as the New Justice Team. Who knows what other adventures they had with their superpowers?
* FunnyAneurysmMoment:
** In "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E15IDatedARobot I Dated A Robot]]" we see a video about how humans dating robots will destroy the world. Then we get "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E4PropositionInfinity Proposition Infinity]]" and discover {{robosexual}}s are both common and repressed. Bonus awkward for the original tape being a high school health class video approved by The Space Pope.
** In "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E1SpacePilot3000 Space Pilot 3000]]", the line about the Stop & Drop Suicide booths being "Americans' favorite suicide booth since 2008" becomes a bit wince-worthy in light of 2008's economic meltdown and the invention of an actual suicide machine in the same year.
** Fry's delighted reaction to realizing that everybody and everything he knew in the 20th century has gone (since he thought they didn't seem to like, care, or even respect him) seems much harsher when subsequent episodes such as "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E4LuckOfTheFryish Luck of the Fryish]]", "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E24ColdWarriors Cold Warriors]]" and "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E23GameOfTones Game of Tones]]" have shown that his family actually did love him and were worried about him when he went missing.
** One of the stations in the New New York tubeway system is given as "J.F.K., Jr. Airport". After the real-life John F. Kennedy, Jr. died when his private plane crashed, the line was replaced with "Radio City Mutant Hall" (though the original line can still be heard on the full-episode animatic that appears on ''Futurama'' volume one DVD).
** In "[[Recap/FuturamaS2E6TheLesserOfTwoEvils The Lesser of Two Evils]]", the main characters visit a theme park modeled on 2000s New York. There's a brief scene where the stock market drops from about 11,000 to 7,200, similar numbers to the real-life 2008 crash. (Fortunately, it jumps right back up to 11,000, and all the stock brokers who jumped to their apparent deaths float back up into the building via jetpack). Considering that the scene was supposed to be a "distorted history" take on the crash that started the Great Depression, that makes this a sort of bizarre case of life imitating art imitating life.
** The plot of "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E20Calculon2Point0 Calculon 2.0]]" (about Bender and Fry plotting to return Calculon to life so he can return to ''[[ShowWithinAShow All My Circuits]]'') has become this, as by the time it aired the show had been cancelled again.
*** Incidentally, that very episode contains the line: "This must be a hard time for those who confuse TV actors with real-life friends." The episode aired right around Cory Montieth's death (although the writers couldn't have possibly known about it), making it a shockingly relevant line at the time.
** "[[Recap/FuturamaS2E15TheProblemWithPopplers The Problem With Popplers]]" features an AnimalWrongsGroup protesting meat consumption, with Leela pointing out that animals eat other animals and then shown a lion who was taught to eat tofu... with the lion in a very, very malnourished state. The 2010's brings us the disturbing trend of [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/24/kitten-vegan-diet-nearly-dies_n_3644213.html vegan pet owners forcing their pets onto vegan diets]].
** Remember in "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E8ThatsLobstertainment That's Lobstertainment!]]" when Creator/JoanRivers' head joked she had her face lifted so many times they finally cut it off her body? It becomes a lot less funny after the real Joan Rivers died during plastic surgery.
** In "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E3AttackOfTheKillerApp Attack of the Killer App]]", Sal's friend Hoschel remarks that the video of Fry diving into alien goat vomit and diarrhea is "disgusting and inspiring, like Jared from Subway". As of 2015, Jared Fogle has been fired by Subway after he confessed to owning child pornography and having sex with minors.
* GeniusBonus:
** A lot of jokes, references, and continuity errors are more understandable if you know anything about college-level math and science.
** The series has a number of particularly extreme examples in which complicated jokes (possibly made in a fictional language) are hidden in the background and can [[FreezeFrameBonus only be seen for a split-second]], requiring a very devoted fan to pause and get the absolute most out of episodes.
** Everything's playing at the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleph_number Aleph-Null-Plex]]!
* HarsherInHindsight: The electronics disposal scene in "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E3AttackOfTheKillerApp Attack of the Killer App]]" can be somewhat disquieting for actual New Yorkers. In 2015, It became illegal to submit most electronics for curbside garbage disposal in New York State.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** The unnamed couple's clear, plastic tarps with strategically-placed black tape from "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E1SpacePilot3000 Space Pilot 3000]]", the futuristic club clothes everyone wears at The Hip Joint on "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E4LovesLaborsLostInSpace Love's Labors Lost in Space]]" and Leela's costume on "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E13BendHer Bend Her]]" can now be identified as styles associated with Music/LadyGaga, Music/NickiMinaj, or Music/{{Kesha}}.
** The CouchGag from the final original series episode? [[UnCanceled "See you on]] [[ChannelHop some other channel."]] Doubly hilarious, considering that ''Futurama'' went from being rerun on Creator/CartoonNetwork's Creator/AdultSwim block to rerun (and revived) on Comedy Central, and triply hilarious now that Comedy Central canceled it and there's a lot of rumors that the show will once again be revived somewhere else.
** In "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E13BendHer Bend Her]]", when Bender asks Farnsworth to make a woman out of him, Farnsworth misunderstands and says they should "[[IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship just remain friends]]". We later find out that he actually has had experience with {{Robosexual}} relationships in "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E4PropositionInfinity Proposition Infinity]]".
*** The idea of Bender getting a sex change operation after winning some Olympic gold medals and marrying a rich TV personality is very similar to the story of Caitlyn Jenner. The fact that Bender only cares about himself during all this mirrors the controversies that Jenner is not a good transgender role model.
** In "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E25Overclockwise Overclockwise]]" Mom spies on Bender and Cubert using the X-Cube 360's camera. Two years later, Kinect 2 on the Xbox One was announced to be mandatory and still listening even when left on standby, making people paranoid that Microsoft was trying to spy on them (though it would later turn out that the Kinnect would not listen during standby).
** In "[[Recap/FuturamaS2E19TheCryonicWoman The Cryonic Woman]]", a man who was unfrozen claims he did so because he wanted to meet Shakespeare, his reasoning being "I figured time was cyclical". Although Fry's response is "Nope, straight line", [[spoiler:"[[Recap/FuturamaS6E7TheLatePhillipJFry The Late Phillip J. Fry]]" shows that ultimately, due to the universe repeating eternally, time ''is'' cyclical after all]].
** In "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E2AFarwellToArms A Farewell to Arms]]" Amy mentions the end of the world prophecy tells of ''Film/{{Shark|nado}}splosions''.
** The second segment of "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E18AnthologyOfInterestII Anthology of Interest II]]" features the Earth being invaded by classic 1980's arcade game characters. Years later this winds up being the basis for ''Film/{{Pixels}}''.
** In the fourth film, "[[Recap/FuturamaM4IntoTheWildGreenYonder Into the Wild Green Yonder]]", StrawFeminist Frida Waterfall has a quirk of feminizing and masculineizing words ("I will fem-unicate your man-formation"). Cut to present day and the rise in popularity of terms such as 'mansplain' and 'manspread'.
*** Similarly, Yivo's bizarre pronouns in "[[Recap/FuturamaM2TheBeastWithABillionBacks The Beast with a Billion Backs]]" are similar to terms used by advocates from the multigender movement.
** One of the animals on the list in "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E4LovesLaborsLostInSpace Love's Labors Lost in Space]]" is a Film/{{Sharktopus}}.
** In 2001, the episode "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E15IDatedARobot I Dated A Robot]]" aired and showed an AlternateUniverse in which everyone is a cowboy. In 2004, [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Steel Ball Run]] came out and is basically the same thing.
** At the end of "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E16ThreeHundredBigBoys Three Hundred Big Boys]]", Dwight invests Hermes's last penny from his tax refund in five shares of Amazon. As of the time of this edit, fourteen years after that episode's airing, one share of Amazon is valued at $852.60, more than twice the entire refund.
** In "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E6AFishfulOfDollars A Fishful of Dollars]]", Creator/PamelaAnderson's Head mentions ''Series/{{Baywatch}}: The Movie'', which [[Film/{{Baywatch}} would eventually be released]] in 2017. Bonus points for Walt saying that movie "hasn't been made ''yet''", almost as if the writer of that episode somehow knew it would be made at some point or another. Sadly, it was ''not'' filmed entirely in slow motion like Pamela Anderson's head claimed in the episode.
* InformedWrongness: Bender in "[[Recap/FuturamaS2E1ISecondThatEmotion I Second That Emotion]]". His reason for lashing out at Nibbler was because an unattended can-opener nearly killed him, and as he implied, killed his father in the past. While Bender's behavior later was uncalled for, that can-opener was pretty much a deathtrap for robots.
* ItWasHisSled: Leela's origins and parentage were a big twist when "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E2LeelasHomeworld Leela's Homeworld]]" first aired, but it's unlikely any viewers make it to that episode without knowing ahead of time these days.
* MagnificentBastard: God, also the Robot Devil when he gets serious.
* MemeticMutation: [[{{Memes/Futurama}} A page full of them!]]
* MoralEventHorizon: Zapp Brannigan is a grade-A {{Jerkass}}, putting himself above others and commanding suicide missions. However, some may argue that he crossed the line in "[[Recap/FuturamaM2TheBeastWithABillionBacks The Beast with a Billion Backs]]". Kif dies as a result of Zapp making him try to go through the dimensional portal to attack Yivo. After hiding in a shack with Amy and Leela, Zapp begins "reminiscing" about Kif. Zapp then SLEEPS WITH AMY. So, yeah, the jerk used a widow's husband's death, one that he caused no less... to get laid.
** If he didn't cross it then, Zapp ''definitely'' crossed it in "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E2InAGaddaDaLeela In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela]]". Leela and Zapp crash on an unknown planet, alone and without supplies. Leela is trapped under a fallen tree, and delirious from lack of water, [[EarthShatteringKaboom and the Earth has apparently been destroyed]]. Through the episode, Zapp appears to [[PetTheDog be helping Leela get better]]. Then we find out that the planet they crashed on is Earth, and Zapp has not only been using their current predicament for an AdamAndEvePlot-style seduction, but ''placed'' the hazards there so that he'd have a better shot at sleeping with Leela (again). The writers themselves seem to know that what Zapp did was unforgivable: they originally planned for Zapp [[KarmaHoudini to get off scot-free]], but changed it to Leela punishing him [[BlackComedyRape in a rather fitting manner]].
* MostAnnoyingSound: Leela's boil singing "A-MAAAA-ZING GRAAAAACE!"
* MostWonderfulSound:
** Creator/JohnDiMaggio has stated he thinks this of the sound effect used when Mom slaps all three of her sons at once.
** The sound of the Hypnotoad doing its thing.
* {{Narm}}: An in-story example:
--> '''Fry''': "Bone-itis"? That's a funny name for a horrible disease.
* NauseaFuel:
** Fry drinking a tub of beer that others have spat out in "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E8FunOnABun Fun on a Bun]]".
** Fry drinking bathtub eggnog that turns out to be scented bathwater for Zoidberg in "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E3ATaleOfTwoSantas A Tale of Two Santas]]".
** Bender drinking the alcohol-flavored water Professor Farnsworth was bathing in and commenting on the flavor being a fine cognac with a hint of aged scrotum in "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E17Benderama Benderama]]".
** Bender as a morbidly obese human in "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E18AnthologyOfInterestII Anthology of Interest II]]".
** The tub full of alien goat vomit and diarrhea that Fry and Bender make a bet over who has to dive in it in "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E3AttackOfTheKillerApp Attack of the Killer App]]".
** "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E24MurderOnThePlanetExpress Murder on the Planet Express]]" manages to best them all, with Leela [[spoiler: eating Fry's kidney. Made even worse when you consider that at this point, they're dating]].
* NeverLiveItDown: Leela's one night stand with Zapp in "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E4LovesLaborsLostInSpace Love's Labors Lost in Space]]". Mostly because he references it every single time they share a scene, though the later episodes don't mention it at all.
* SugarWiki/NoProblemWithLicensedGames: ''Game of Drones'', a puzzle game based on the show, has excellent animation and [[EarWorm catchy music]]. It's also at a good difficulty level - it's not so hard that it's frustrating, but it's not so easy that it's boring.
* OlderThanTheyThink: The "Do you remember [X]? Pepperidge Farm remembers." joke had been done in "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E6AFishfulOfDollars A Fishful of Dollars]]", seven years before ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' did it in "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS5E3HellComesToQuahog Hell Comes to Quahog]]".
* PainfulRhyme: In "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E13FryAndTheSlurmFactory Fry and the Slurm Factory]]", the Grunka-Lunkas use terribly forced rhymes in their songs.
-->Grunka lunka dunkity-dingredient\\
You should not ask about the secret ingredient!
** Lampshaded:
--->Grunka Lunkas: "Grunka lunka, dunkity-darmed guards..."
--->Bender '''''"Shut the hell up!"'''''
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Opinions on ''Futurama: The Game'' vary. While it's not a terrible game, is an uninspired ThirdPersonShooter, merely SoOkayItsAverage by most fans' standards. While the graphics do look rather nice and the character designs translate well into 3D, its main saving grace is its hilarious story, which was penned by the actual writers and performed by the voice actors of the show. Not only does it manage to lampshade a few aspects of the show, but it makes fun of a few video game clichés as well. Luckily, all of the cutscenes (and some filmed gameplay) were strung together and released as an unofficial episode, which is available as a special feature on the second [[TheMovie film]] release, ''The Beast With a Billion Backs''.
* TheScrappy:
** The "Susan" butt boil is quickly getting a lot of this for various reasons, such as it being an already outdated joke in an already topical-heavy episode, for having a really annoying voice, and for adding an unnecessary {{squick}} factor to Leela.
** Leela's parents, Morris and Munda, are also rather disliked by fans. A lot of it comes from the fact that they separated for silly reasons just to get an episode's plot going, and they tend to be shoehorned into every episode they appear.
** Ndnd, the wife of Lrrr is hated as well as she basically does nothing but nag her husband around and downright abuses him verbally while in one episode, she hits him over the head with a frying pan and kicks him out of their house all because he got her a gift she didn't really like.
** Yivo, despite being the main antagonist of ''[[Recap/FuturamaM2TheBeastWithABillionBacks The Beast with a Billion Backs]]'' is not really villainous or evil but he is hated for forcing almost everyone in the universe into a relationship with him, meaning that he forcibly put his tentacles into peoples necks and was revealed to be "mating" with those people through those tentacles meaning that Yivo was technically raping these people and he got away with all that and was EasilyForgiven for it despite how serious his crimes were. He was also an invincible villain due to be entirely composed of electromatter and was also a KarmaHoudini.
* SeasonalRot: The Creator/ComedyCentral episodes and made-for-DVD movies are viewed by some as inferior to the earlier FOX episodes.
* SpiritualAdaptation: Its down-to-earth and humorous portrayal of complex scientific concepts, and its depiction of such things as "the big bang" and "the heat death of the universe" makes it one for Creator/ItaloCalvino's Literature/{{Cosmicomics}}, this is especially true of the episode "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E13Naturama Naturama]]".
* StrawmanHasAPoint: A spritz from Zoidberg's empathy bladder actually *does* sound relaxing, if a bit gross.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The main theme, to both Pierre Henry's original [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOqfWj0HqNE "Psyché Rock"]] and the Music/FatboySlim [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQWkitvfncc remix]] thereof; the influence of the latter is especially obvious in the extended version.
* SweetDreamsFuel: Surprisingly enough, despite it's [[NightmareFuel/{{Futurama}} occasionally horrifying moments]], there's an [[https://www.reddit.com/r/Futurama_Sleepers/ entire subreddit]] dedicated to falling asleep to the show.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter:
** After it was revealed that [[spoiler: Igner was Farnsworth's son]], that gave the show potential for story ideas after it was UnCanceled. However, after the reveal, [[spoiler: Igner]] stayed a side character and it was never brought up again.
** To some, Nibbler, as they didn't really do anything with him once the crew found out he could talk. In fact, he only appeared in about 4-5 episodes of the Comedy Central run, in which he spoke in only about 3 episodes.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E4PropositionInfinity Proposition Infinity]]" was an allegory for legalizing/delegalizing gay marriage at the time. The episode could have provided insightful commentary on the issue, but instead ended up reducing an important social issue to BlackAndWhiteMorality. In particular, Farnsworth was given a very generic FreudianExcuse for opposing robosexual marriage, when his opposition could have instead been out of genuine concern for society and/or the Planet Express crew, thus making his change of heart far more valuable than it was.
* UnintentionallySympathetic: Leonardo Da Vinci in "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E5TheDuhVinciCode The-Duh-Vinci-Code]]". The fact that he built a device [[spoiler: solely to kill the rest of the population of his planet]] is supposed to be seen as some sort of great MoralEventHorizon and is even lampshaded by Fry's horrified reaction. However, he comes off as much more tragic due to the fact that the rest of his race were complete and utter jerkasses who bullied him, mocked him, belittled him, and harassed him all his life just because he wasn't as smart as the rest of his population. Given how several people in real life can be severely traumatized from excessive bullying from just a few days and how he had to put up with being bullied [[FridgeHorror for several millennia due to their advanced lifespans]], he comes of more of a would-be WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds than anything else. And his race showing pity for Da Vinci after [[spoiler: his death]] comes off as more hypocritical of them than anything else.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Fry in "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E23GameOfTones Game of Tones]]". His desire to spend time with a dream simulation of his deceased mother is totally understandable... except that by doing so, he's willfully ignoring his mission and jeopardizing every actual living person on Earth.
* UnpopularPopularCharacter: Zoidberg is the InUniverse Scrappy to the other characters, but he's very popular amongst fans.
* ValuesDissonance: As funny (and somewhat heartwarming) as it is, the episode "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E13BendHer Bend Her]]" (first aired in 2003) can come off as offensive to transgender people and women these days, as it shows Bender dominating in the Olympics over the fembots and getting a sex change to trick the judges (and Calculon). There's also Farnsworth's sexist remarks about women being swayed by their emotions (though Leela does slap him for saying that) and Bender (as "Coilette") acting slutty as a means to be attractive to Calculon.
* WereStillRelevantDammit: The Comedy Central series is a lot more prone to referencing topical events that end up being yesterday's news not long after the episode airs. "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E3AttackOfTheKillerApp Attack of the Killer App]]" alone has [=iPhones=], Twitter, Susan Boyle, and references to Jared from the Subway adverts at the same time. This episode aired in mid-2010, well after many of these topics stopped being topical (or at least edgy). The only good thing to come from this is the fact that the topical events that become irrelevant or passe here aren't as painful and in-your-face as it is on the latter-day episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (unless you're watching the episode "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E3Decision3012 Decision 3012]]", which was nothing but a thinly-veiled reference to the "birthers" who think Barack Obama doesn't have a birth certificate and isn't legally a U.S. citizen, though that episode was considered bad because of its [[{{Anvilicious}} heavy-handed politics]], not because of dated references).
* WhatAnIdiot: Dan [=McMasters=] from "[[Recap/FuturamaS7E24MurderOnThePlanetExpress Murder on the Planet Express]]". [[spoiler: After terrifying the crew and making them overly paranoid of a potential shape-shifting monster, he then has the "bright" idea of trying to calm Fry and Bender down even though they're both now scared out of their minds, and he does so without bringing the rest of the still-alive Planet Express crew with him to prove that he's telling the truth. All things considered, he probably deserved what happened to him.]]
* TheWoobie:
** Fry. He's a fish out of water who was transported into the future, and though he doesn't usually admit it, he ''does'' get homesick at times and does miss his family and friends from home.
** Zoidberg, due to being the butt of everyone's jokes and being poor. He usually gets the short end of the stick but otherwise seems like a mostly decent (of somewhat annoying and awkward) guy.
** Kif Kroker is arguably a woobie, due to working at a job that makes him miserable and being painfully shy and unassertive. His boss and his fiance's parents think little of him.