The BEST Episodes of Futurama
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 23, 2020
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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!
#19 - 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".
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - 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.