Futurama: Every Season Ranked Worst To Best

Which was the best season for the Planet Express crew?

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Fox

The brainchild of The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, Futurama first hit audiences in 1999, and shaped up to be one of TV's best-ever animated shows.

A sci-fi comedy with all the makings of your typical sitcom, the show went from strength to strength and proved to be a massive success with young and older viewers alike.

Despite being cancelled (more than once) and switching networks, Futurama had a great run, and could have gone on for as long as The Simpsons if the studios didn't keep messing it around.

With a simple premise and a wildly inventive execution, the show had everything from time travel, aliens, space battles, insane cross-overs with other beloved franchises and some genuinely touching moments. Top that off with iconic characters such as Fry, Bender, Leela, Professor Farnsworth and Zapp Brannigan, and what you have is a show destined to keep you watching for days at a time.

All in all, the show aired seven seasons, and though some were not as successful as others, they all carried with them the same themes and solid humour that made the series such a big success.

So, with that in mind, here are all seven seasons of Futurama ranked worst to best. Some major spoilers follow.

7. Season Six

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Comedy Central

Futurama's sixth season saw an unfortunate drop in quality when compared to previous seasons. After the show was picked up by Comedy Central and season five was split into four epic, feature-length specials, season six found the show returning to its regular format under the new network's watchful eye.

Though there are some solid episodes tossed in there, including the stylish "Mobius Dick" and the hilarious mind-switch episode "The Prisoner of Benda," season six's main issue stems from how uneven and overlong it ends up being.

At twenty-six episodes, some of the ideas fall flat on-screen, with the majority of the season's latest adventures playing like a re-hash of old episodes - only without the heart and intelligence. For every "A Clockwork Origin," there's a double dose of uninspired additions to the show like "That Darn Katz!" and "Fry am the Egg Man."

There's some humorous beats here and there, and a surprisingly sweet episode exploring the long friendship of the Professor and Zoidberg, but all told season six is Futurama's most uninspired chapter.

Best episodes: Mobius Dick, The Tip of the Zoidberg, A Clockwork Origin

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