Futurama was an animated sci-fi comedy series that ran on FOX from 1999 to 2003. After its original cancellation, it was picked up and revived by Comedy Central, where it ran again from 2009 to 2013. The series was created by Matt Groening, the creator of another FOX series, The Simpsons, that ran during MWC original run on the same network.

The show revolved around Philip J. Fry, a pizza delivery boy who accidentally ends up cryogenically frozen just before New Year's Day in the year 1999. He wakes up in the year 2999 and trying to start anew, works for Planet Express, a small cargo delivery service. He ends up going on intergalactic adventures with his companions, the tough mutant Leela, the crude robot Bender, intern Amy and the lobster-like crew doctor, Dr. John Zoidberg.

Katey Sagal portrayed Leela Turanga, a one-eyed mutant who is the captain and pilot of the Planet Express Ship.


Leela, dressed as Peggy Bundy and Alcazar ("Al") as Al Bundy

The 2nd season episode, "A Bicyclops Built for Two", payed homage to Married...with Children. In that episode, Leela comes out dressed as Peggy Bundy (including the bouffant hairstyle, tacky clothing and stilettos) and walks into the living room in the same way Peggy usually did. Her husband, a cyclops named Alcazar, whom she calls "Al", resembles Al Bundy and even puts his hand down in his pants while watching TV in the same manner. They both sit on a couch with a similar design to the Bundy living room couch. In addition, an audience consisting of Alcazar's sleazy friends is there to whoop and cheer them on when they make sexually suggestive comments, similar to the MWC studio audience.

Also, Dan Castellaneta, who appeared on MWC as Pete (and also voices Homer Simpson on The Simpsons) appeared on Futurama as Robot Devil.

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