5 Best 'Futurama' Episodes
Children and adults alike will love the 5 best “Futurama” episodes. The cartoon brainchild of “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening, “Futurama” provides witty dialogue and plotlines that appeal to all age groups. The series follows the adventures of a delivery company in the year 3000, and every episode is packed with sci-fi laughs.
- “Jurassic Bark” (Season 4): Although “Futurama” is a comedy, there are some comparatively somber moments within the show. This 2002 entry is the most touching on the list of the five best “Futurama” episodes, focusing on delivery boy Fry and Seymour, his beloved pet dog. Fry finds Seymour’s fossilized remains at a museum exhibit, and he must decide whether or not to attempt to have Seymour cloned.
- “Amazon Women in the Mood” (Season 3): This 2001 “Futurama” episode is memorable for poking fun at modern male-female viewpoints on sex. After crash-landing on an alien planet inhabited solely by giant tribal women, the male members of the Planet Express crew are enslaved and forced to make love to the Amazonian women, much to the males’ delight.
- “Roswell That Ends Well” (Season 3): An Emmy Award winner, this 2001 “Futurama” episode deals with time travel and resulting paradoxes. While witnessing a supernova, the crew is sent back in time to the year 1947, where they meet Fry’s grandfather at a military base in Roswell. Fry must baby-sit his accident-prone grandfather and ensure he meets and falls in love with his future grandmother.
- “Fry and the Slurm Factory” (Season 1): “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” is the victim of hazing in this 1999 “Futurama” episode. It follows the plotline of the movie, with Fry finding a winning bottle cap inside a can of Slurm. With this bottle cap, he is allowed to take a trip inside the Slurm factory, where he learns a dark secret about the ingredients of his favorite beverage.
- “A Fishful Of Dollars” (Season 1): Perhaps the most memorable of the five best “Futurama” episodes, this 1999 entry offers a humorous take on the opulence of the rich. When Fry discovers that his bank account has been gaining interest for 1000 years, he’s surprised to learn he’s now a billionaire. Fry spends most of his newfound wealth on a single item: a can of anchovies. This purchase sets in motion a hilarious chain of events that make Fry the target of corporate wrath.