The Worst Episodes of Futurama

Last Updated: May 24, 2019

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

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

star 7.01
1,127 votes
Writers: Patric M. Verrone
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The Futurama Holiday Spectacular

#2 - The Futurama Holiday Spectacular

Season 6 - Episode 13

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

star 7.31
742 votes
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Yo Leela Leela

#3 - Yo Leela Leela

Season 6 - Episode 19

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

star 7.39
718 votes
Directors: Frank Marino
Writers: Eric Horsted
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That's Lobstertainment!

#4 - That's Lobstertainment!

Season 3 - Episode 8

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 7.47
689 votes
Directors: Bret Haaland
Writers: Patric M. Verrone
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Forty Percent Leadbelly

#5 - Forty Percent Leadbelly

Season 7 - Episode 17

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 7.54
1,055 votes
Writers: Ken Keeler
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Naturama

#6 - Naturama

Season 7 - Episode 13

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

star 7.54
995 votes
Writers: Eric Rogers, Michael Saikin, Neil Mukhopadhyay
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Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV

#7 - Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV

Season 5 - Episode 15

"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 7.55
527 votes
Directors: Ron Hughart
Writers: Lewis Morton
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A Leela of Her Own

#8 - A Leela of Her Own

Season 4 - Episode 10

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 7.57
629 votes
Writers: Patric M. Verrone
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Bendin' in the Wind

#9 - Bendin' in the Wind

Season 3 - Episode 13

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 7.59
680 votes
Directors: Ron Hughart
Writers: Eric Horsted
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That Darn Katz!

#10 - That Darn Katz!

Season 6 - Episode 8

Earth is invaded by a race of intelligent cats.

star 7.60
909 votes
Directors: Frank Marino
Writers: Josh Weinstein
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Reincarnation

#11 - Reincarnation

Season 6 - Episode 26

An episode featuring 3 different segments, in the same vein as episodes such as "Anthology of Interest I" and "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular". Each segment showcases a different style of animation. The first segment will be animated in "a black-and-white Fleischer style", the second segment will be in the style of a low-resolution video game, and the third drawn in the style of anime. The episode is not be canon, and is the final episode of the sixth season of Futurama.

star 7.60
793 votes
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Proposition Infinity

#12 - Proposition Infinity

Season 6 - Episode 4

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

star 7.60
894 votes
Writers: Michael Rowe
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A Tale of Two Santas

#13 - A Tale of Two Santas

Season 4 - Episode 2

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 7.60
676 votes
Directors: Ron Hughart
Writers: Bill Odenkirk
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The Cryonic Woman

#14 - The Cryonic Woman

Season 3 - Episode 3

Fry, Leela, and Bender all lose their jobs at Planet Express, and they endeavor to return to their old jobs. Due to a mix-up of their career chips, Fry becomes a career counselor at Applied Cryogenics, where he meets up with a familiar defrostee - his girlfriend from the 20th century, Michelle.

star 7.61
801 votes
Directors: Mark Ervin
Writers: J. Stewart Burns
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Bendless Love

#15 - Bendless Love

Season 3 - Episode 6

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 7.62
709 votes
Writers: Eric Horsted
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The Route of All Evil

#16 - The Route of All Evil

Season 5 - Episode 3

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 7.62
612 votes
Directors: Brian Sheesley
Writers: Dan Vebber
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A Clone of My Own

#17 - A Clone of My Own

Season 2 - Episode 15

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 7.62
724 votes
Directors: Rich Moore
Writers: Patric M. Verrone
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Where the Buggalo Roam

#18 - Where the Buggalo Roam

Season 4 - Episode 6

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 7.63
634 votes
Directors: Pat Shinagawa
Writers: J. Stewert Burns
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The Honking

#19 - The Honking

Season 3 - Episode 1

At his late Uncle Vladimir's estate, Bender is run over by a vicious Werecar, inheriting the curse. The only way to stop Bender's fatal transformations is to seek out and destroy the original Werecar - the deadly Project Satan.

star 7.63
779 votes
Directors: Susie Dietter
Writers: Ken Keeler
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Raging Bender

#20 - Raging Bender

Season 2 - Episode 12

Bender is the featured attraction in the Ultimate Robot Fighting League, but his glory is short-lived when he is instructed to intentionally lose his next match. Leela vows to lead Bender to victory, in an effort to show up her unsupportive martial arts teacher.

star 7.64
783 votes
Directors: Ron Hughart
Writers: Lewis Morton
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Lesser of Two Evils

#21 - Lesser of Two Evils

Season 2 - Episode 11

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 7.64
774 votes
Directors: Chris Suave
Writers: Eric Horsted
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In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela

#22 - In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela

Season 6 - Episode 2

Leela and Zapp Brannigan find themselves stranded on an Eden-like planet.

star 7.64
963 votes
Writers: Carolyn Premish
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Zapp Dingbat

#23 - Zapp Dingbat

Season 7 - Episode 5

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

star 7.65
1,066 votes
Directors: Frank Marino
Writers: Eric Rogers
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31st Century Fox

#24 - 31st Century Fox

Season 7 - Episode 12

Patrick Stewart is the leader of a robot fox hunt, inspiring Bender to fight for robot fox rights.

star 7.66
939 votes
Directors: Edmund Fong
Writers: Patric M. Verrone
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Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch

#25 - Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch

Season 5 - Episode 5

Amy's romance with Kif takes a twist when he gets pregnant. As Amy questions her commitment Kif, he must return to his ancient, mysterious homeworld to give birth in the same muddy swamp where he was born.

star 7.66
581 votes
Directors: Wesley Archer
Writers: Bill Odenkirk
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