The Best Episodes of Futurama


#1 - Meanwhile 8.73

Season 7 - Episode 26

Professor Farnsworth invents a button that can take a person 10 seconds back in time, inadvertently causing major consequences.

Directors: Peter Avanzino
Jurassic Bark

#2 - Jurassic Bark 8.55

Season 5 - Episode 2

Fry discovers his dog Seymour is being exhibited in a museum as a fossil, and takes it to Professor Farnsworth's lab to be revived. However, Bender is displeased with the lack of attention he has been receiving and becomes increasingly jealous of Seymour's fossil.

Directors: Swinton O. Scott III
The Late Philip J. Fry

#3 - The Late Philip J. Fry 8.48

Season 6 - Episode 7

The Professor invents a one-way time machine. He, Fry and Bender go forward 1,000 years accidentally, and keep traveling forward in time until a backwards time machine has been invented.

Directors: Peter Avanzino
The Luck of the Fryrish

#4 - The Luck of the Fryrish 8.43

Season 3 - Episode 10

After a string of bad luck, Fry ventures into the decaying ruins of Old New York to regain his lucky seven-leaf clover from his childhood, only to find that his brother Yancy Fry had stolen not only the clover, but Fry's identity as well. Fry sets out to exhume his brother's body, but discovers the startling truth about Yancy instead.

Directors: Chris Louden
The Farnsworth Parabox

#5 - The Farnsworth Parabox 8.37

Season 5 - Episode 10

Professor Farnsworth forbids the crew to look inside a mysterious box. Leela can't resist taking a peek, discovering the box to be a gateway to a parallel universe.

Directors: Ron Hughart
The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings

#6 - The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings 8.32

Season 5 - Episode 16

Desperate to learn how to play the holophonor in order to impress Leela, Fry swaps hands with the Robot Devil. He goes on to become a skilled holophonor player, winning Leela's heart and penning an opera about her life story, but the Robot Devil still has a trick or two up his sleeve.

Directors: Rich Moore
The Sting

#7 - The Sting 8.32

Season 5 - Episode 9

A mission to collect honey from deadly space bees apparently leads to Fry's sting-induced death. Leela is wracked with remorse, until Fry visits her in her dreams. As Leela's hallucinations intensify, she begins to suspect that she might be going crazy.

Directors: Brian Sheesley

#8 - Godfellas 8.31

Season 4 - Episode 8

Bender is accidentally shot out of the ship's torpedo tube and becomes lost in space. Floating through the ethereal darkness, Bender becomes inhabited with tiny alien life forms, but has trouble playing God to their unyielding prayers.

Directors: Susie Dietter

#9 - Overclockwise 8.27

Season 6 - Episode 25

Bender is overclocked, gradually becoming more powerful in computing ability, until eventually becoming omniscient and able to foresee events in the future.

Directors: Raymie Muzquiz
Parasites Lost

#10 - Parasites Lost 8.23

Season 3 - Episode 4

When Fry becomes infested with parasitic worms that make him stronger and smarter, he finally finds the perfect way to profess his feelings to Leela. Meanwhile, the rest of the crew goes on a journey into Fry's body to eradicate the worms.

Directors: Peter Avanzino
Space Pilot 3000

#11 - Space Pilot 3000 8.23

Season 1 - Episode 1

Fry, a 20th-century New-York pizza delivery boy receives a prank call and is frozen in a capsule and wakes up in year 2999. He meets an alien named Leela that wants to assign his permanent career... delivery boy. Fry refuses, so he escapes. He then meets Bender, a robot who likes to drink and has suicidal tendencies. Together, they start running away from Leela, arriving to the ruins of old New York. Leela finds them, but instead of inserting the permanent chip on Fry, she removes her own. All three go to Prof. Hubert Farnsworth's house, Fry's only living relative, becoming his new space crew.

Directors: Rich Moore, Gregg Vanzo
The Why of Fry

#12 - The Why of Fry 8.18

Season 5 - Episode 8

Still unable to impress Leela, Fry sadly suspects that he has no importance in life - until Nibbler takes him on a mission to prevent the brains from destroying the universe. In the process, Fry learns what really happened when he was cryogenically frozen on December 31, 1999.

Directors: Wesley Archer
Fun on a Bun

#13 - Fun on a Bun 8.16

Season 7 - Episode 8

Fry is the victim of a sausage-making accident during the crew's visit to Oktoberfest.

Directors: Stephen Sandoval
Game of Tones

#14 - Game of Tones 8.16

Season 7 - Episode 23

The Planet Express crew journeys into Fry's dreams to pull off a mission in the year 1999.

Directors: Edmund Fong
Leela's Homeworld

#15 - Leela's Homeworld 8.15

Season 4 - Episode 5

When Bender disposes nuclear waste in the sewers, the angry mutants drag him, Fry, and Leela down to the depths to be mutated. As they attempt to escape, Leela makes an incredible discovery about her true heritage, finally meeting her parents for the first time.

Directors: Mark Ervin
Roswell That Ends Well

#16 - Roswell That Ends Well 8.14

Season 4 - Episode 1

The combined explosions of a supernova and Fry putting metal in the microwave hurtle the Planet Express crew back in time to 1947. They land at Roswell, New Mexico, where a shattered Bender is mistaken for UFO debris, Zoidberg is taken in for an alien autopsy, and Fry accidentally kills his grandfather, Enis, in a nuclear explosion.

Directors: Rich Moore
Murder on the Planet Express

#17 - Murder on the Planet Express 8.13

Season 7 - Episode 24

During a team-building exercise, the crew get trapped aboard the Planet Express ship with a horrific alien creature.

Directors: Frank Marino
Time Keeps On Slipping

#18 - Time Keeps On Slipping 8.13

Season 3 - Episode 14

While creating a team of mutants to play the Harlem Globetrotters, the Professor accidentally causes a disruption in time that threatens the existence of the universe. Meanwhile, Fry tries to win an unreceptive Leela's heart.

Directors: Chris Louden
Fry and Leela's Big Fling

#19 - Fry and Leela's Big Fling 8.10

Season 7 - Episode 15

Fry and Leela's romantic getaway goes awry when their vacation spot turns out to be an alien zoo.

Directors: Edmund Fong
Cold Warriors

#20 - Cold Warriors 8.09

Season 6 - Episode 24

Fry inadvertently reintroduces the common cold to the 31st century.

Directors: Crystal Chesney-Thompson
Amazon Women in the Mood

#21 - Amazon Women in the Mood 8.08

Season 3 - Episode 5

A double-date for Kif, Amy, Zapp, and Leela ends in disaster when their orbiting restaurant crashes on planet Amazonia. The hulking female inhabitants of the planet take their male captives to the omniscient Femputer, who orders Fry, Zapp, and Kif to death by "snu-snu".

Directors: Brian Sheesley
The Day the Earth Stood Stupid

#22 - The Day the Earth Stood Stupid 8.08

Season 3 - Episode 7

Earth is invaded by super-intelligent flying brains, who sap the Earth's populace of their intelligence. Leela is taken to Nibbler's home planet Eternia, where the Nibblonians explain that only one human is immune to the brains' powers - Fry.

Directors: Mark Ervin
Three Hundred Big Boys

#23 - Three Hundred Big Boys 8.08

Season 5 - Episode 11

A $300 refund for all taxpayers results in a series of interconnected stories, following the Planet Express crew's endeavors to spend their money.

Directors: Swinton O. Scott III
Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles

#24 - Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles 8.08

Season 5 - Episode 7

The crew's attempts to de-age Professor Farnsworth result in everyone returning to their more youthful stages. While Farnsworth seeks out a way to re-age the crew, the newly-teenaged Leela takes the opportunity to experience the parental childhood she never had.

Directors: Bret Haaland
Where No Fan Has Gone Before

#25 - Where No Fan Has Gone Before 8.07

Season 4 - Episode 12

Fry leads the crew on a quest across the galaxy to regain the forbidden 79 episodes of "Star Trek: The Original Series", where they encounter the original cast of the show - as well as their captor, an obsessive energy being named Melllvar.

Directors: Pat Shinagawa