The WORST 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.

Saturday Morning Fun Pit

#1 - Saturday Morning Fun Pit

Season 7 - Episode 19 - Aired Jul 17, 2013

The Futurama gang stars in a trio of craptastic morning cartoons.

star 6.75
2,399 votes
Writers: Patric M. Verrone
The Futurama Holiday Spectacular

#2 - The Futurama Holiday Spectacular

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 21, 2010

An episode describing the three winter holidays of the future: X-Mas, Robonica, and Kwanzaa.

star 7.14
3,784 votes
That's Lobstertainment!

#3 - That's Lobstertainment!

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 25, 2001

Dr. Zoidberg reunites with his uncle, silent hologram star Harold Zoid, and the two of them set out to make a movie together. They cast the temperamental Calculon in the lead role, who demands an Oscar for his performance, but the movie doesn't go over well with audiences.

star 7.16
2,207 votes
Directors: Bret Haaland
Writers: Patric M. Verrone
Yo Leela Leela

#4 - Yo Leela Leela

Season 6 - Episode 19 - Aired Jul 21, 2011

Leela becomes a Hollywood Big Shot after creating a hit children's television series.

star 7.17
3,433 votes
Directors: Frank Marino
Writers: Eric Horsted
Forty Percent Leadbelly

#5 - Forty Percent Leadbelly

Season 7 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 3, 2013

Bender meets his hero, a famous folksinger who has been in jail 30 times, and wants to duplicate his success. This means duplicating his guitar too, which he tries to steal from a maximum-security prison, but fails, so instead resorts to 3D-printing technology to duplicate the guitar — again resulting in horrible consequences.

star 7.26
2,240 votes
Writers: Ken Keeler
A Bicyclops Built for Two

#6 - A Bicyclops Built for Two

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 19, 2000

Leela meets Alkazar, who claims to be the only other remaining cyclops in the universe. But when Alkazar invites Leela back to his home planet and treats her like a slave, Fry suspects that something is amiss.

star 7.31
2,170 votes
Directors: Susie Dietter
Writers: Eric Kaplan
A Leela of Her Own

#7 - A Leela of Her Own

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 7, 2002

Leela endeavors to become the first female blernsball player, but her lack of depth perception hinders her skills. Nevertheless, she becomes the pitcher for the New New York Mets, purely for her novelty value.

star 7.31
1,972 votes
Writers: Patric M. Verrone
Zapp Dingbat

#8 - Zapp Dingbat

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 11, 2012

Zapp Brannigan loses interest in Leela and instead turns his attentions towards her mother, Turanga Munda.

star 7.33
3,778 votes
Directors: Frank Marino
Writers: Eric Rogers
The Route of All Evil

#9 - The Route of All Evil

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 8, 2002

Farnsworth's clone Cubert teams up with Hermes' son Dwight to launch a newspaper delivery business. Farnsworth and Hermes scoff at the kids' efforts - until the delivery boys accumulate enough capital to buy out Planet Express. Meanwhile, Fry and Leela use Bender to brew their own homemade beer.

star 7.33
1,928 votes
Directors: Brian Sheesley
Writers: Dan Vebber
Where the Buggalo Roam

#10 - Where the Buggalo Roam

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 3, 2002

When Amy's parents' ranch is hit by a dust storm that blows away their herd of buggalo, Kif sets out to prove his masculinity by rounding up the herd, only to become entangled with the native Martians.

star 7.34
2,063 votes
Directors: Pat Shinagawa
Writers: J. Stewert Burns
A Clone of My Own

#11 - A Clone of My Own

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 9, 2000

Professor Farnsworth unveils his clone, Cubert Farnsworth, whom he plans to leave everything to upon his retirement. But Cubert wants no part of Farnsworth's lifestyle, prompting the professor into a premature retirement on the Near-Death Star.

star 7.35
2,269 votes
Directors: Rich Moore
Writers: Patric M. Verrone
That Darn Katz!

#12 - That Darn Katz!

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 5, 2010

Earth is invaded by a race of intelligent cats.

star 7.35
5,301 votes
Directors: Frank Marino
Writers: Josh Weinstein
How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back

#13 - How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 2, 2000

When Hermes takes a stress-relieving vacation, replacement bureaucrat Morgan Proctor becomes infatuated with Fry. Bender threatens to publicize their affair, but Morgan removes Bender's memory and hides it within the cavernous Central Bureaucracy.

star 7.37
2,437 votes
Directors: Mark Ervin
Writers: Bill Odenkirk

#14 - Naturama

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 29, 2012

A triptych episode parodying nature documentaries. The crew are reincarnated as animals, trying to carve out an existence in the wild.

star 7.37
3,270 votes
Writers: Eric Rogers, Michael Saikin, Neil Mukhopadhyay
Brannigan, Begin Again

#15 - Brannigan, Begin Again

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 28, 1999

Upon destroying the new DOOP headquarters, Zapp Brannigan and Kif find themselves court-martialed and dishonorably discharged. They take up jobs at Planet Express, where Kif learns what respect feels like and Zapp incites a mutiny against Leela.

star 7.38
2,695 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Lynch
Writers: Lewis Morton
Bendin' in the Wind

#16 - Bendin' in the Wind

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 22, 2001

When Bender is paralyzed in a tragic can opener accident, he discovers his musical washboard skills and goes on tour as a member of Beck's folk-rock band, acting as a voice for broken robots everywhere. Fry, Leela, Amy, and Zoidberg tag along in Fry's antique 1960s VW Van.

star 7.39
2,255 votes
Directors: Ron Hughart
Writers: Eric Horsted
A Tale of Two Santas

#17 - A Tale of Two Santas

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 23, 2001

A Planet Express mission to Robot Santa's colony on Neptune leaves the murderous robot trapped in the frozen sea, and Bender takes over as Santa, vowing to bring peace and goodwill to Xmas again. But when Bender is mistaken for the real Robot Santa, he is arrested and sentenced to death.

star 7.40
2,159 votes
Directors: Ron Hughart
Writers: Bill Odenkirk
Lesser of Two Evils

#18 - Lesser of Two Evils

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 20, 2000

Fry suspects Bender's new buddy, a bending unit named Flexo who looks almost exactly like Bender, of being pure evil. When a valuable atom of Jumbonium goes missing, Fry suspects Flexo, but can't tell which robot is which.

star 7.42
2,466 votes
Directors: Chris Suave
Writers: Eric Horsted
I Dated a Robot

#19 - I Dated a Robot

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired May 13, 2001

Fry discovers the ability to download any celebrity onto a blank robot, and chooses to download Lucy Liu, with whom he falls madly in love. Repulsed by this disgusting display of human/robot love, Leela, Bender, and Zoidberg set out to shut down and put an end to illegal celebrity downloads forever.

star 7.42
2,225 votes
Directors: James Purdum
Writers: Eric Kaplan
Leela and the Genestalk

#20 - Leela and the Genestalk

Season 7 - Episode 22 - Aired Aug 7, 2013

Leela grows tentacles due to a rare condition, and stumbles upon a secret genetic engineering lab.

star 7.43
2,306 votes
Directors: Lance Kramer
Writers: Eric Horsted
Bendless Love

#21 - Bendless Love

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 11, 2001

Bender's urge to bend prompts Professor Farnsworth to send him on a rehabilitation visit to a steel factory, where he falls in love with a shapely fem-bot named Angleyne. But Bender's old rival Flexo and the intrusion of the Robot Mafia threaten to throw a wrench into the proceedings.

star 7.43
1,985 votes
Writers: Eric Horsted
Proposition Infinity

#22 - Proposition Infinity

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 8, 2010

Bender leads a campaign to make robosexual marriage between humans and robots legal on Earth.

star 7.43
5,042 votes
Writers: Michael Rowe
The Birdbot of Ice Catraz

#23 - The Birdbot of Ice Catraz

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 4, 2001

A sober Bender crashes a dark matter tanker on Pluto, threatening the penguin reserve nearby. Leela helps out in the clean-up, but when the penguins begin mating out of control, drastic action must be taken to thin the herd.

star 7.44
2,135 votes
Directors: James Purdum
Writers: Dan Vebber
Bender Gets Made

#24 - Bender Gets Made

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 30, 2000

Bender takes a new job in the Robot Mafia, but his loyalty is tested when he goes along on the robotic gangster's efforts to rob the Planet Express ship.

star 7.44
2,115 votes
Directors: Peter Avanzino
Writers: Eric Horsted
Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV

#25 - Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Aug 3, 2003

"All My Circuits" holds an audition to replace the part of Calculon's son, and Bender lands the part. Soon, Bender's uninhibited behavior proves to be a bad influence on children, and an outraged Bender leads a protest group to get himself banned from the airwaves.

star 7.45
1,898 votes
Directors: Ron Hughart
Writers: Lewis Morton