Futurama Speed Dating

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 16:51

Welcome Futurama fans, future Futurama fans, and family members who we'll be spamming with this post!

Only got a minute but want to get caught up to speed (see what we did there?) on the goings on of Futurama? Never fear, SYFY is here to introduce you to the eclectic cast of characters fast and furious style...through gifs! Without further ado, we present: The Planet Express team (and guests) in all their animated glory!

Philip J. Fry

A transplant from a different century, Fry, as his friends call him, may be a little **ahem** slow on the uptake compared to his futuristic pals. But he brings a fresh and immature (but we love it), perspective to his new crew.


Turanga Leela

Strong, stubborn, and sassy, Leela is the badass mutant captain of the Planet Express.  Her take-no-prisoners attitude may not always make her the most popular amonst the crew, but they always thank their lucky stars for her, when she's bailing their butts out of trouble.



Drinking, smoking, cursing and stealing. He's not bad, he's just coded that way.  Looking for empathy? You've come to the wrong automaton.  


Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth

Founder of Planet Express Inc. and Fry's distant nephew, the Professor is an aging evil scientist.  At roughly 160 years old, the Professor is oftentimes forgetful and cranky. But without him, the entire crew would be out of work. 


Dr. John A. Zoidberg

A lobster-like alien from the planet Decapod 10, Dr. Zoidberg is the Planet Express staff physician. While he's supposedly an expert on humans and all extraterrestrial creatures, his diagnoses are usually (read: always) innacurate. Also? His bizarre habits and proclivity for garbage sometimes alienate him from the rest of the crew-- because  duh and eww.


Amy Wong

Amy is the ditzy intern at Planet Express and heiress to the western hemisphere of Mars. Amy is an astrophysics student at Mars University and can often be heard cursing in a combination of Cantonese and 31st-century slang. #impressive


Mom is the owner of MomCorp, the largest robot manufacturing company of the 31st century.  While she puts on a loving and nurturing facade, she's actually extremely crude and prone to verbally harassing her three incompetent sons: Walt, Larry, and Igner. We (heart) mom.
Kif Kroker
4th Lieutenant/personal assistant/confidant to Zapp Brannigan, Kif Kroker is consistently taken advantage of. Jaded after years of working under his moronic boss, Kif's storyline takes an unexpected turn for the adorable when he starts dating Amy.

Zapp Brannigan
Captain Zapp Brannigan is the idiotic and narcissistic leader of the DOOP starship Nimbus. Zapp relentlessly pursues Leela even though she consistently thwarts his advances...well, except for that one time...
Hermes Conrad
Hermes is the Jamaican Rastafarian administrative staff member at Planet Express Inc. If you ever need something collated or stamped, he's your guy!
Scruffy is the oft-forgotten Planet Express janitor.  He can often be found ignoring his janitorial duties in favor of reading pornographic magazines and muttering philosophical musings, as one does.

So, new friends, we hope you enjoyed getting to know our Futurama friends. Now go watch some Futurama here on and then be sure to tune in to SYFY, the new home of Futurama, every Monday and Tuesday night at 8/7c to see episodes for the first time in HD. What joy!