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Futurama is an animated TV series based around the main protagonist Philip J. Fry, a pizza delivery boy from the 20th century who was cryogenically frozen for 1000 years, and his adventures in the future. The show was created by Matt Groening and David X. Cohen for the Fox Broadcasting Company. Besides Fry, the main cast includes Turanga Leela, Bender Bending Rodríguez, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Hermes Conrad, Doctor John A. Zoidberg and Amy Wong, with a secondary cast of Zapp Brannigan, Kif Kroker, Nibbler and Scruffy.


Futurama first aired in 1999, and stayed on Fox until 2003, when it was expunged from television until 2007 when four direct-to-DVD films were released and aired on Comedy Central as the sixth season. Comedy Central has aired seasons 7 through 9 from 2010 to 2012, and season 10 is scheduled. The series takes place on Earth in the 31st century. The show has spawned several memes (which will be listed below), most of which are based around the main character of Futurama, Philip J. Fry.


On April 22nd, 2013, Comedy Central announced that Futurama will not be renewed for another season after the airing of the series finale episode on September 4th, 2013. The news of the show's cancellation promptly spread through the entertainment news circuit and was met by varying reactions from the fans and bloggers, with many[14][15][17] expressing doubt that this will be the end of the franchise, while others[16] interpreted it as a sound decision in consideration of the declining viewership. Fan reactions were similarly divided on Reddit[18], where people shared their opinions through dozens of Futurama-themed image macros, most notably the Not Sure If X series.


2023 Reboot

On February 9th, 2022, Hulu announced that Futurama was getting rebooted for a 20-episode season, set to debut in 2023. While this initially pleased fans, they were quick to notice that John DiMaggio, the voice of Bender, was not attached to the project. It appears that DiMaggio felt lowballed by Hulu's offer to return to the show, and Hulu sent out casting calls for replacement actors prior to their announcement. The controversy caused #Bendergate to trend, as voice actors and fans voiced their support for DiMaggio.


Despite its 7pm (EST) Sunday timeslot on Fox, Futurama became quite popular from its beginnings. Futurama received a lot of praise from critics and viewers alike. Futurama has won 7 Annie Awards and 3 Emmy Awards and was given the title of "Current Most Critically Acclaimed Animated Series" in the 2010 Guinness Book of World Records.[1]

Online Presence

Like other popular animated TV shows, Futurama has gained a large fan following online over the years. Futurama's main fanbase consists of self-described nerds, most likely due to the many math, physics and computer science jokes. In fact, many of the people who work on the show have PhD degrees in the aforementioned fields. Futurama also includes a lot of Star Trek and Twilight Zone jokes and references.[2]


One of the oldest fan communities The Leela Zone[5] was created by Mark LeWald and launched on July 27th, 1999. Dedicated entirely to the character of Leela, the site was regularly updated for six months before going on an indefinite hiatus in January 2000. The site reopened under the new administrator Leandro Pardini on April 1st, 2000, after merging with another fan site called There's Something About Futurama. In the following years, The Leela Zone continued to grow into a general destination for Futurama fans and eventually changed its name to the Futurama Madhouse in August 2004. Other notable Futurama fan communities include the portal news site Can't Get Enough Futurama[3], the message board community Futurama Fan Forum[4] and the wiki-style reference site Infosphere[2] among many others.

The Leela Zone Futurama Madhouse The Oldest Living Futurama Fansite! Informatión What's New What's New? Episode Guide Episode Transcripts Comics Transcripts Character Biographies Voices on Futurama About This Site News Archive Layout Museum Webmaster Interviews Coming Soon: Season 7! Posted on June 19, 2012 by Tim Yep just a couple more days and the first two all new episodes of Season 7 will be out! And what, you might wonder, will the oldest living Futurama fansite be doing to celebrate? Well, let me」ust clue you in on that a sneak preview of coming attractions absolutely nothing!Unless, that is, one of the other long lost webmasters crawls out from under a moon rock. Because, in what must count as the longest streak of great moments in bad timing yours truly will be off line for the next few days, right when the new epps come out. This has happened at least three years running now. So anyway, everyone be sure to tune in and, if you're in the US of A anyway, make note of who sponsors the show and go buy truckloads of their quote unquote merchandise-that's how TV shows survive here in the good ole' US of A. g d rhls Site Multime And a couple of tidbits of our regular business, Rush has three new Fan Fictions. To briefly summarize all three plots Bender does unusual things and MLP is probably involved. The fics are called Legion, Shiny-O-Rama, and Bender's Shiny Adventure Desktop Themes Sound Clips Video Clips Screensavers Framegrabs And that's all I have time for tonight. Those of you that have sent stuff that hasn't appeared yet, please be patient, ll get to it early next week. See ya on the other side Benders to the rescue (or not) Posted on June 15, 2012 by Tim TM Cool Stuff Todays' theme is Bender to the rescue. Now, that might sound a little odd cause Bender isn't known for lifting a finger to help out, at least until someone greases whatever passes for his palms. But lets check some variations on a theme anyway, just for the fun ofit. First up is this Fan Art that Onuki drew, its Bender rescuing Fry from a lava pit. a bit. He sez it was drawn by request of Trenton Sands, who we'll hear a bit more from in a How to Submit Stuff Fan Fiction Fan Art Graphic Guides Doodles Crap Art! 3D Art Fan Photos Comic Reviews Ascii Art Fans' Comics Wallpapers Onuki also has a couple of new Fan Fictions. They are Do The Hustle! Romance conceptualization in which Shunsuke gets world-wide televised humiliation when Fry & Bender record him waking up in just his nderwear & getting wedgied by them. At the risk of editorializing, the thesis of this work seems to equate "romance" with wedgies. 3The other fic is I'm looking for the prisms of sunlight that slip through the gaps in my fingers which features Fry, Bender, and Zoidberg joining a circus, getting fired, and starting their own circus. It's based on a idea by Trenton Sands, who we'll hear a bit more from in a bit. By the way, did I mention Trenton Sands? He too has a new fic hot off the wire. It's called New London Calling and it tells the story of what happens when Fry, Leela, and Bender are sent to New London, a planet that is like Victorian England where humans and robots co-exist. After the delivery they want to join the others who all went to California, except Fry and Leela are kidnapped by a renegade biker gang and Bender begrudgingly teams up with a British Intelligence Agent who's based on Asheden, a try & Song Parodies novel by William Somerset Magham. This fanfic is a parody of British Literaturepretend this smiley has a monocle Futurama Animated GifsMoe readin' material Interactive Futurama Fonts Posted on June 12,2012 by Tim If there's one thing you'll find here on the Madhouse that you won't find anywhere else its Comic Transcriptsand that's mostly thanks to the hard work of Umbreon and Dinkdrinker. And I mention this, not out of some perverse randomness, laziness, or sleep deprivation; but because two of hose are res onsible or driving mbry to crank out and eventually send in he latest, com c #59 titied How To Sec de Without Really T ing. E-Cards Message Board Mahjongg PuzzlesS And the Fan Fiction mills just keep cranking them out. Onuki has two new ones: first is his next shot at longest title Fake it to look like a blue ticket but strike with the red ticket which was inspired by the episode Law & Oracle where Shunsuke, Fry-A, Fry-1, Follow GotFuturama on Twitter and Facebook! H tell a friend! Presented in BC (Brain Control) where available Can't get enough FUTURAMA www.gotfuturama.com The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2006 (The... (click for more info) At amazon: $5.60 ($8.40 off!) ㄩ 料ㄨㄖ Information Futurama News All New Episodes! Futurama News Articles Episode Guide Character Bios Encyclopedia Episode Capsules Freeze Frame Comic Capsules Futurama FAQ Futurama Staff Lists & References Merchandise TV Listings Web News Futurama Links What's Futurama Behind the Scenes Next! SEASON PREMIERE! DOUBLE EPISODE! TV Party Tonight! Well that time has finally come folks! Time for t season premiere of Futurama! Remember it's a double episode tonight, 'Bots and the Bees' followed by Farewell to Arms Make sure you tune into Comedy Central at 10pm/9c! If you miss them then they will be available on iTunes tomorrow or you can catch one of the many repeats during the week So how can you get your self ready for tonight? COMEDY 1Y81N3 Wed 20 June, 10pm/9c Comedy Central The Bots and the Bees Review it Followed by Mult Ascil Art Sounds & Quotes Fan 3D Art Animation & Video Frame Grabs Gultar Tabs Nokia Stuff Original Scans Other Sounds Promo Pics 1. How about checking out our new podcast if you haven't already? 2. Also check out the great podcast featuring Matt Groening, David X Cohen and various cast and crew! 3. Why not warm up with repeats of The Late Philip J Fry and 'A Ghost in the Machines' directly before tonight's premiere on Comedy Central?! 4. Also, I've designed 4 desktop and phone wallpapers which you can download as a set here. Hope you like them, let me know what you think Wed 20 June 10:30pm/9:30c Comedy Central Farewell to Arms Revlew it! And finally, after the premiere, come back to CGEF to rate and comment on the 2 episodes and chat about them in the PEEL forum! Futurama Board: nteractiv emPLOyee Phew, you ready?! It's gonna be fun on a bun!040 Register FAQMembers List Today's Posts Search Calendar Search Today's Posts Advertise User Name Remember Me? Futurama Fan Forum Log in Welcome to the Futurama Fan Forum. Welcome to the Futurama Fon tForum Futurama of the forum that 0 ou connot see and you ore also Unoble to replu to anyl topiCS Wa mighitInterest UOU. Reglstration iS ree ana easu and onlu tokes a minute Many people have coneidered this the friendljest forum they have been a part of so why not join today? Many thanks for stopping by, Please click anywhere on this box to be taken to the registration Welcome to the 'Futurama' forum Last Post Threads Posts FFF FAQ (5 Viewing) Find out wha the site was made by who the staffare ask questions here, give feedback to the staff and find out information about the ranks.:D Member of the Month May 2012 by Jacqui 331 6,023 FFF Information (e49) Ask the staff (1417) Member of the Month (1616) 08-06-2012 08:18 PM Feedback (2373) Good News Everyone! (1 Viewing) Please make sure this section is visited frequently as new announcements 2012 Member Choice Awards... are posted all the time and some can be more important than others. Thank by tomatobee 266 9,799 you. 15-06-2012 07:06 AM Old Announcements (9727)

In addition to online fan sites, Futurama has spawned an extensive collection of fan art illustrations, fan fiction and unofficial merchandises. As of June 2012, the digital artist community DeviantART[12] hosts more than 25,000 Futurama-themed artworks as well as a fan group[13] with 1,120 members, the fanfiction writers' community Fanfiction.net[6] hosts more than 440 stories that are based on the canon and Reddit[10] yields more than 13,000 Futurama-related search results and is home to the dedicated /r/futurama subreddit.[11]


Not Sure If X

"Not sure if X" is an Advice-Animal style image macro featuring Fry with squinting eyes, which originated from an, "I See What You Did There" derivative. The top line reads “Not sure if X”, with “or just Y” as the bottom line, and is used to represent an internal monologue. The most popular example of the meme is probably "Not sure if trolling, or just stupid".



"Hypnotoad" is a toad-like alien character from the show, notable for its mind-control. Its manipulation usually involves mentioning the Hypnotoad somewhere in a sentence, by abruptly saying "ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD". This is a popular doing on threads, comments and forums, by saying it whenever the Hypnotoad is mentioned. Hypnotoad is voiced by a turbine engine played backwards, which explains it's weird sounds. Hypnotoad first appeared in the episode "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid".

I Don't Want To Live On This Planet Anymore

"I Don't Want To Live On This Planet Anymore" is a catchphrase used originally by the character Professor Farnsworth in A Clockwork Origin. It is used to show disgust or disappointment with other people or things. The particular image is commonly used in a 2-panel comic, showing news stories and popular culture media subjects at the top, to be followed by Professor Farnsworth saying the line at the bottom.


Shut Up And Take My Money

"Shut Up And Take My Money" is a line originally said by Fry in Attack of the Killer App. It is commonly used on threads and image boards as a reply to certain ideas, implying that the poster likes the idea so much, he's willing to purchase it right at the moment.

X Is Bad And You Should Feel Bad

"X Is Bad And You Should Feel Bad" is a snowclone used in combination with an image of Dr. Zoidberg. It is used to describe the posters disagreement to the subject it's directed to. Although its possibilities are wide, it is most commonly directed towards a thread or a person's particular tastes. The picture from the meme, is from the episode "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings", when Fry gets his hands switch back from the Robot Devil's, to his own. When he starts playing again, Zoidberg makes that hilarious remark.

Why Not Zoidberg?

"Why Not Zoidberg?" is a catchphrase from the character Dr. Zoidberg, who actually has said it in many episodes. It is used as a reply to questions and problems, suggesting Zoidberg as the answer. The catchphrase is most commonly used as an Advice-Animal style image macro, showing the question or problem at the top, usually followed by "Why Not Zoidberg?" at the bottom.


X Does Not Work That Way

"X Does Not Work That Way" is a snowclone used originally by the newscaster character Morbo. It was originated from the episode “Crimes of the Hot” when Morbo says the comedic line 'WINDMILLS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY!" to his co-anchor, Linda, when she implies that a bunch of turtles will cool off because they are near a bunch of windmills. It is commonly used as a reply to statements, expressing anger or exasperation with it. Also used as an Advice-Animal style image macro, placing the subject revolving around the statement at the top, usually followed by "Do Not/Does not Work That Way".

PHYSICS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY memegenerator.net

Search Interest

Google Insights show a large spike in searches for Futurama during July 2010, just after Comedy Central aired the first episode of Futurama's seventh season, Rebirth.

External References

[1] Wikipedia – Futurama

[2] The Infosphere, the Futurama Wiki – Futurama

[3] Got Futurama – Can't Get Enough Futurama

[4] Futurama Fan Forum – Your Number 1 Futurama Community

[5] Futurama Madhouse (via Wayback Machine) – The Oldest Living Futurama Fansite

[6] Fanfiction.net – Futurama Fan Fiction

[7] Wikia – Futurama Wiki

[8] Facebook – Futurama

[9] Futuramics (via Wayback Machine) – Futurama Comics

[10] Reddit – Search Results for Futurama

[11] Reddit – /r/futurama

[12] DeviantART – Search Results for Futurama

[13] DeviantART – Futurama Forever

[14] Entertainment Weekly – 'Futurama' to end seven-season run on Sept. 4 -- EXCLUSIVE

[15] Wired – Dead Again: Futurama Canceled for the Second Time

[16] Motherboard – It's Time to Die, Futurama

[17] Slate – Futurama Canceled Again. Again

[18] Reddit – Search Results for Futurama Cancelled

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