I’ve been doing these for a long time, and I have even longer to go. Fun.
Welcome to Futurama Fridays, a celebration of one of the most interesting and, at times, insightful shows ever animated. To start us off, let’s watch the pilot from the magical year of 1999. Much like Prince told us it would be, it was a year of much celebration, and this series was a worthy impetus for at least some of it.
Just up front: I’m going to go by DVD order, not broadcast order, just like I did with Firefly.
Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and the gorilla starts throwing barrels at you.
The show starts on December 31, 1999 with pizza delivery boy Philip J. Fry (Billy West) getting what is later revealed to be the all-time low score on the videogame “Monkey Fracas, Jr.” The audience is quickly shown that Fry is a loser as…
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