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Friday, April 18, 2008

Tpotdomescandal’s Top 10 TV shows

#9: Futurama

You knew there would be cartoons on this list, right? Futurama, a brainchild of Matt Groening, is about a pizza delivery boy named Fry who is cryogenically preserved until he is revived in the year 3000 in New New York. In the future, he gets work as a … delivery boy, and travels the cosmos with his new companions: Bender, a drinking, smoking, cursing robot; Leela, a one-eyed mutant (yeah, but I’d still make out with her); Dr. Zoidberg, a crustacean/humanoid physician whose poverty is matched only by his loneliness; Professor Farnsworth, a 150+ year old mad scientist; Hermes, the Rastafarian accountant; and Amy, the token Asian. Is this a funny show? Is the Space Pope reptilian?

The series was consistently funny and well-written and featured likeable characters (can’t you tell by my descriptions?). Honorable mention goes to some other Adult Swim cartoons: Aqua Teen Hunger Force and the Venture Brothers.

There’s lots of smoking and drinking on the show, mostly by Bender. Bite my shiny metal ass!

Here’s a good review of the show as a work of science fiction.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The devil take this predictable colon!" --Young Professor Farnsworth

1:44 PM  

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