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Futurama - Series of the 90s

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Futurama - Series of the 90s


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Another one that barely makes this list due to its release date but still because of its big popularity and influence on the audience must be included. Created by Matt Groening, and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen for the Fox Broadcasting Company it aired originally from March 28, 1999 to August 10, 2003 on Fox. Then it ceased production being aired in reruns, on Adult Swim and Cartoon Network until 2007, when the network's contract expired. In 2007 it was brought back with 4 straight-to-DVD films. Then Comedy Central made an agreement with 20th Century Fox to syndicate the existing episodes and air the films as 16 new, half-hour episodes. The sixth season, began airing on Comedy Central on June 24, 2010, consisting of 26 episodes.

The story began on December 31st, 1999, when a New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, is accidentally cryogenically frozen for a thousand years, waking up in the 31st century; finding employment at Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery company, run by his distant nephew in the future, Professor Hubert Farnsworth.

The show is essentially a workplace comedy, focusing on immature Fry; Bender Bending Rodríguez, a heavy-drinking,  cigar-smoking, bad-mannered, egocentric robot, but still Fry's best friend; Turanga Leela, the one-eyed young girl and captain of the Planet Express Ship as well as Fry's primary love interest; Professor Hubert Farnsworth, a mad scientist, founder of Planet Express Inc and also Fry's nephew. There are also other characters including Dr. John A. Zoidberg, Amy Wong and Hermes Conrad among others.

Futurama is mainly set in New New York City, a city built over the ruins of current New York City, and it is a retro-futuristic show, in which in spite of the technological wonders of the 31st century, most of the episodes are somewhat related to the 20th and 21st centuries, our current society and our current issues, ranging from global warming to politics and celebrities among other.

The success of the series led the Guiness World Record to declare it the Current Most Critically-Acclaimed Animated Series in 2010. It also was nominated for 13 Annie Awards and 4 Emmy Awards, winning 5 of the former and 2 of the latter. This is one of those symbolic TV shows full of merchandise products, including a tie-in comic book series, clothes, calendars, figurines and a video game.

Most millennials spent much of their adolescence or early adulthood watching this series, making it worth a place in this list.

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