The BEST Episodes of Futurama

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021

Network: Comedy Central

A late 20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand years, finds employment at Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery company in the 31st century.

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#1 - Meanwhile

Season 7 - Episode 26 - Aired Sep 4, 2013

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

star 8.42
2,827 votes
Directors: Peter Avanzino
Writers: Ken Keeler
The Luck of the Fryrish

#2 - The Luck of the Fryrish

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 11, 2001

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.

star 8.17
2,369 votes
Directors: Chris Louden
Writers: Ron Weiner
The Farnsworth Parabox

#3 - The Farnsworth Parabox

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 8, 2003

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.

star 8.08
2,390 votes
Directors: Ron Hughart
Writers: Bill Odenkirk
Jurassic Bark

#4 - Jurassic Bark

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 17, 2002

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.

star 8.06
2,596 votes
Writers: Eric Kaplan
The Late Philip J. Fry

#5 - The Late Philip J. Fry

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 29, 2010

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.

star 8.06
5,900 votes
Directors: Peter Avanzino
Writers: Lewis Morton
Space Pilot 3000

#6 - Space Pilot 3000

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 28, 1999

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.

star 8.06
4,703 votes
Writers: David X. Cohen, Matt Groening
The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings

#7 - The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Aug 10, 2003

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.

star 8.00
2,222 votes
Directors: Rich Moore
Writers: Ken Keeler
Where No Fan Has Gone Before

#8 - Where No Fan Has Gone Before

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 21, 2002

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.

star 7.99
2,153 votes
Directors: Pat Shinagawa
Writers: David A. Goodman
The Sting

#9 - The Sting

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 1, 2003

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.

star 7.94
2,372 votes
Directors: Brian Sheesley
Writers: Patric M. Verrone

#10 - Overclockwise

Season 6 - Episode 25 - Aired Sep 1, 2011

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

star 7.93
3,306 votes
Directors: Raymie Muzquiz
Writers: Ken Keeler
Parasites Lost

#11 - Parasites Lost

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 21, 2001

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.

star 7.90
2,856 votes
Directors: Peter Avanzino
Writers: Eric Kaplan
Fry and Leela's Big Fling

#12 - Fry and Leela's Big Fling

Season 7 - Episode 15 - Aired Jun 19, 2013

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

star 7.86
2,613 votes
Directors: Edmund Fong
Writers: Eric Rogers
Murder on the Planet Express

#13 - Murder on the Planet Express

Season 7 - Episode 24 - Aired Aug 21, 2013

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

star 7.86
2,372 votes
Directors: Frank Marino
Writers: Lewis Morton
Time Keeps on Slipping

#14 - Time Keeps on Slipping

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired May 6, 2001

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.

star 7.86
2,392 votes
Directors: Chris Louden
Writers: Ken Keeler
Game of Tones

#15 - Game of Tones

Season 7 - Episode 23 - Aired Aug 14, 2013

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

star 7.85
2,436 votes
Directors: Edmund Fong
Writers: Michael Rowe
The Why of Fry

#16 - The Why of Fry

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 6, 2003

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.

star 7.84
2,338 votes
Directors: Wesley Archer
Writers: David X. Cohen
Stench and Stenchibility

#17 - Stench and Stenchibility

Season 7 - Episode 25 - Aired Aug 28, 2013

A flower stand owner falls in love with Doctor Zoidberg, unable to smell his unpleasant odor due to being born without a sense of smell. Their budding romance is challenged when Zoidberg has the opportunity to give her a nose transplant and restore her sense of smell.

star 7.84
2,227 votes
Directors: Crystal Chesney
Writers: Eric Horsted
Amazon Women in the Mood

#18 - Amazon Women in the Mood

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 4, 2001

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".

star 7.83
2,365 votes
Directors: Brian Sheesley
Writers: Lewis Morton
Attack of the Killer App!

#19 - Attack of the Killer App!

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 1, 2010

The latest trend in social networking and having no life takes over Earth!

star 7.82
5,572 votes
Writers: Patric M. Verrone
Three Hundred Big Boys

#20 - Three Hundred Big Boys

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 15, 2003

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

star 7.79
2,285 votes
Writers: Eric Kaplan
Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles

#21 - Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 30, 2003

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.

star 7.79
2,314 votes
Directors: Bret Haaland
Writers: Jeff Westbrook

#22 - Godfellas

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 17, 2002

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.

star 7.77
2,660 votes
Directors: Susie Dietter
Writers: Ken Keeler
Anthology of Interest I

#23 - Anthology of Interest I

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired May 21, 2000

The Professor's "What-If" machine simulates Bender, Leela and Fry's wishes. Bender discovers what it would be like if he were 500 feet tall, Leela discovers what it would be like if she were more impulsive, and Fry discovers what would happen if he never came to the future.

star 7.75
2,137 votes
Writers: David X. Cohen, Eric Rogers, Ken Keeler
The Day the Earth Stood Stupid

#24 - The Day the Earth Stood Stupid

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 18, 2001

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.

star 7.74
2,640 votes
Directors: Mark Ervin
Writers: Jeff Westbrook
Leela's Homeworld

#25 - Leela's Homeworld

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 17, 2002

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.

star 7.74
2,540 votes
Directors: Mark Ervin
Writers: Kristin Gore