Futurama is set to return on Hulu after the series wrapped almost a full decade ago, meaning there is no time like the present to revisit its many classic episodes.
Though the show was adept in the art of poking fun at the many absurdities of the distant future, a lot of fans kept tuning in for the interpersonal dynamics between its core cast.
Able to make us cry just about as often as it made us laugh, this show was an all-timer for fans of comedy with a bittersweet kick to it.
Season 6, Episode 7 – “The Late Philip J. Fry”
When Leela is disappointed by Fry’s constant missing of dates, he vows to make it up to her but ends up getting lost in the timestream instead.
Season 7, Episode 13 – “Naturama”
A short anthology of stories celebrating the natural world sponsored by a corporation that ultimately destroys it, this episode is one of the more unusual on this list.
“The Beast With A Billion Backs”
Zooming in on the different kinds of love that can sometimes be neglected in favor of romantic love in our society, the friendship between Bender and Fry becomes the driving factor of the story as Fry experiences troubled love affairs.
Season 5, Episode 7 – “Jurassic Bark”
This is considered to be one of the best episodes not just of this series but of animated TV in its entirety, and if any Futurama moment made you cry, it very likely happened here.
Season 4, Episode 12 – “The Sting”
The crew is given the mission of collecting honey from a hive of space bees. Trying to depart quickly, Bender causes a ruckus and it leads to Leela and Fry both being stabbed by an enormous stinger.