Sunday, June 14, 2009

IGN top 25 Futurama Episodes

On June 9 it was confirmed that Futurama would be taken out of cancellation and given new life on a new station. Comedy Central has ordered 26 new episodes, to begin airing in mid-2010.

Much like recent television programming with the same situation (Terminator: TSSC, Pushing Daisies, etc.), critical acclaim and a cult-like following could not save Futurama from being cancelled early. Even though Futurama lasted five seasons, Matt Groening and co. have been able to produce 20 seasons of The Simpsons - and it seems as though it will never end. With that in mind, five shorter seasons of, let's face it, Groening's smarter, edgier, and dare I say... funnier animated program doesn't seem fair.

As a way of celebrating the news of the resurrection of one our favorite shows, we have arduously watched the entire series and compiled a list of the best episodes from their first run. So without further ado, here is a list of our 25 favorite episodes.


25: A Fishful of Dollars
24: The Sting
23: Leela's Homeworld
22: The birdbot of Ice-Catraz
21: Mars University
20: The Why of Fry
19: Episode Two: The Series Has Landed
18: The Day the Earth Stood Stupid
17: The Farnworth Parabox
16: The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings
15: Time Keeps On Slipping
14: Space Pilot 3000
13: Anthology of Interest I
12: Anthology of Interest II
11: The Problem With Popplers
10: Where No Fan Has Gone Before
9: The Luck of the Fryish
8: Jurassic Bark
7: War Is The H-Word
6: Roswell That Ends Well
5: Brannigan Begin Again
4: Parasites Lost
3: Fry & The Slurm Factory
2: Love's Labors Lost In Space
1: Amazon Women In The Mood

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