Futurama: Season 5 (2002 - 2003)

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Season 5
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Episodes

Air date: Nov 10, 2002

When Earth is jeopardized by global warming, Al Gore hosts a conference in Kyoto but Richard Nixon's head decides to destroy all robots on the planet - including Bender.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2002

Bender grows jealous when Fry attempts to clone his beloved fossilised dog.

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Air date: Dec 8, 2002

The Planet Express faces competition from a rival company started up by Dwight and Cubert. Meanwhile, Bender has something potent brewing.

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Air date: Dec 22, 2002

In celebration of Freedom Day, Dr Zoidberg eats the Earth flag, for which he is sentenced to death. In retaliation, the Decapodians enslave the entire world.

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Air date: Jan 12, 2003

When Kif gets pregnant, Amy questions his readiness to become a parent.

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Air date: Mar 2, 2003

When Fry and Leela discover a mysterious cream that gives them unusual powers, they form a Superhero team along with Bender.

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Air date: Mar 30, 2003

The Planet Express crew is exposed to a substance that causes everyone to behave like teenagers... and the Professor's attempt to correct the problem only makes things worse.

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Air date: Apr 6, 2003

Nibbler enlists Fry in a mission to blow up evil brains bent on destroying the universe; Fry time travels into the past to prevent himself from being cryogenically frozen.

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Air date: Jun 1, 2003

Leela has a strange experience after being stung by killer bees while on a mission to collect ordinary honey.

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Air date: Jun 8, 2003

The Planet Express crew goes to a parallel universe made accessible by Professor Farnsworth's latest experiment.

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Series 5 continues the adventures Fry (voice of Billy West), Leela (voice of Katey Sagal), Bender (voice of John DiMaggio), and the entire Planet Express crew. These include bringing Fry's fossilized dog back to life, creating a superhero group called the New Justice Team, collecting honey from deadly space bees, traveling to a parallel universe and Bender participating in the 3004 Earth Olympics.

Critic Reviews for Futurama Season 5

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

When Futurama is good, it's really, really good, and "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings" is one of those "really good" episodes.

Apr 19, 2018 | Full Review…

And as far as codas go, it doesn't get much better than Fry's squeaky, beginner-level holophoner sendoff, which I'll always at least partly consider Futurama's final bow.

Apr 19, 2018 | Full Review…

In its final moment, Fry plays for Leela with his own hands, at her request: the result is a story told clumsily and not always well, but with passion and love. I can't think of a better note to end on.

Apr 19, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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Still, a stream of nerdy randomness makes up for the wobbles, and at its best, it's as sharp as the day it left us.

Apr 19, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

To this day, the final image of a crudely drawn Fry and Leela walking hand-in-hand into the sunset remains perhaps one of the most heartwarming images in television history.

Apr 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Futurama's first series finale is still its best, demonstrating the show's deft balance of absurdist, gag-heavy comedy and unexpected poignancy.

Apr 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Though there were some shaky moments early on, the new episodes of Futurama ultimately reminded us why we wanted the series back so badly in the first place.

Apr 19, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Futurama: Season 5

  • May 15, 2015
    Season 5 is a compilation of all the Futurama films, some were good, some were bad, overall it shouldn't be classified as a season per se.
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  • Apr 04, 2015
    Incredibly hilarious, Futurama enters into its fifth season as sharp and clever as ever. The satire gets especially topical, dealing with current controversial issues such as global warming, violence on T.V., and flag burning. But the show handles it all in stride, bringing a unique comedic edge that's free of political agenda. Irreverent and hard hitting, the humor delivers non-stop laughs. Additionally, there are some nice character moments, with Fry finding his long lost dog, Leela getting a second chance at a childhood, and Zoidberg embracing Earth as his new home. Yet unfortunately the voyages of the Planet Express Ship came to an end in Season 5 of Futurama, when the series was abruptly cancelled by Fox.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 07, 2018
    This season Futurama created "Jurassic Bark," one of the most devastating episodes of television, resolved the long-running backstory of Leela, answered the pilot mystery, and finished with a musical number involving the Robot Devil. Solid season.
  • Mar 17, 2015
    Season 5 continues to take Futurama to places that combine sincere sentiment, exuberant animation and a universe of lovable characters. The show strikes gold again!
  • Dec 14, 2014
    Fry's dog, man!! I cried! What cartoon show ever made you cry? Masterful!
  • May 30, 2014
    Futurama goes high-concept with this likely final outing and though a few episodes (most notably the finale) are fun, a lot are sort of adult swim-style nonsense with little funny.

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