Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

25 Reincartnation - Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

25 Reincartnation

Much like The Simpsons' annual "Treehouse of Horror" specials, Futurama developed its own series of anthology episodes that were usually outside Futurama's established canon. One of those episodes, "Reincarnation," is especially notable for presenting the show in three alternate animation styles: a Fleischer-inspired black-and-white cartoon, an old school video game and an anime action show. Not only are these three distinct aesthetics fun to watch, but they're also appropriated nicely for each devoted style.
24 The Sting - Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

24 The Sting

This is easily one of Futurama's darkest and most surreal episodes and delves into subject matter few animated comedies dare tread. In "The Sting," the Planet Express crew is assigned to collect honey from a giant space bee colony, but before they can escape, Fry is impaled by a bee stinger and dies. Struggling to cope, Leela finds herself racking with guilt over how the mission plays out and is soon plagued by hallucinogenic nightmares. It's trippy stuff, but "The Sting" nevertheless tells a compelling story, while still balancing a unique sense of humor. For that, it makes our list.
23 A Big Piece Of Garbage - Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

23 A Big Piece Of Garbage

Joyfully lampooning Michael Bay's Armageddon, "A Big Piece of Garbage" introduces the bitter rivalry between Professor Farnsworth and Dr. Ogden Wernstrom, as the two geezers compete to eliminate an oncoming garbage ball heading straight for Earth. In addition to including one of the Planet Express crew's more thrilling space missions, it also features an eleventh-hour scheme so ridiculous that it could only be devised by the simple-minded Fry: Why not fight garbage with garbage? (A 20th-century American's solution if I've ever heard one!)
22 The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings - Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

22 The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings

In 2003, when it first aired, "The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings" was thought to be Futurama's series finale. Of course, now, it's one of several storylines to further the epic romance of Fry and Leela. Nevertheless, this episode remains a staple in the couple's ongoing love story, thanks in part to Fry's tragic yet humorous dealings with the Robot Devil, as well as an impressive, operatic climax. ("I can't believe everybody's just ad-liiiiibbing!")
21 Fry and the Slurm Factory - Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

21 Fry and the Slurm Factory

Among Futurama's movie spoofs, "Fry and the Slurm Factory" is definitely top-shelf. As you might suspect, this episode is a loving homage to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, but with a highly addictive soda, "Slurm," in place of the chocolate. Though it hits many of the same beats from Willy Wonka, "Fry and the Slurm Factory" also puts a twist on the classic story by revealing the titular factory to be a diabolical cash cow, one that sends Fry, Leela and Bender -- and Slurms MacKenzie, "The Original Party Worm" -- on a deadly escapade.
20 Three Hundred Big Boys - Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

20 Three Hundred Big Boys

"Three Hundred Big Boys" is proof that sometimes a simple premise can be enough to fuel an entire half-hour of comedy; that premise being "What if you gave everyone on Earth an extra $300?" The results are surprisingly entertaining: Leela swims with a whale, the Professor buys de-aging stem cell cream, Fry consumes 100 cups of coffee, and Bender forgoes a $300 cigar in favor of stealing one that's $10,000 instead. While each purchase goes a long way in telling a unique, comedic storyline, what's even more impressive is how the they all interweave and resolve, as Fry's 100th cup of coffee sends him into an enlightened state that allows him to save everyone from a blazing fire in the blink of an eye.
19 The Day the Earth Stood Stupid - Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

19 The Day the Earth Stood Stupid

By and large, Futurama is a procedural TV show made up of mostly self-contained storylines. However, that isn't the case with Nibbler, Leela's adorable and seemingly brainless pet. Over the course of the series, we begin to learn that Nibbler is actually a strategic mastermind that occasionally recruits members of the Planet Express crew to ensure the safety of the universe. "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid" is the first in this series, most notably revealing that, for reasons unknown until later, Fry is immune to the attacks of an evil species called the Brain Spawn. In addition to kicking off a remarkably well-planned storyline for Fry, "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid" is also the first episode to feature Hypnotoad!
18 Naturama - Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

18 Naturama

"Naturama" is another anthology episode, this time reimagining the Planet Express crew as wild animals in a nature documentary. Again, this is told in three vignettes: "The Salmon," "The Pinta Island Tortoise" and "The Elephant Seal." Featuring inspired character redesigns and a Morgan Freeman-esque narrater, this episode is definitely one of the show's most eccentric efforts.
17 Space Pilot 3000 - Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

17 Space Pilot 3000

Hey, what's a TV show without its pilot? Aside from the fact that "Space Pilot 3000" is where it all began, this episode by itself deserves some recognition for successfully introducing us to a massive universe in just a scant 22 minutes, while also making it funny. Understandably, the concept of Futurama is a hard sell to most first-time viewers. Luckily co-creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen came up with an engaging concept, and you needn't go any further than "Space Pilot 3000" for all the basics.
16 The Farnsworth Parabox - Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

16 The Farnsworth Parabox

Not unlike "Three Hundred Big Boys," "The Farnsworth Parabox" is another example of just how far you can go with a single premise. Here, the conceit is "What if the Planet Express crew met their counterparts in a parallel universe?" Not only does this episode explore the alternate lives of Fry, Leela, Bender and the rest of the gang, but it also culminates in the discovery of numerous parallel universes, resulting in a wacky dime tour of humorous alt-worlds.
15 The Why of Fry - Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

15 The Why of Fry

Acting as a followup to "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid," this episode delves deeper into -- as the title suggests -- "The Why of Fry." As it turns out, Fry's millennium-long freezing wasn't an accident. In fact, it was Nibbler who sealed Fry's fate in the future so that Fry, the universe's only hope, could put an end to the Brain Spawn's latest threat. This episode is a pretty big game changer in the larger scope of the Futurama mythology, and it's a helluva story arc to tackle in an animated comedy series. Still, "The Why of Fry" pulls it off, and it continues to be a testament to the show's admirable sense of foresight. (This episode aired over two years after "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid.")
14 The Problem with Popplers - Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

14 The Problem with Popplers

In "The Problem with Popplers," the Planet Express crew discovers a delicious snack food, dubbed "Popplers," on a remote planet, but when Leela finds out the Popplers are actually sentient, she has a change of heart about eating them. This episode is probably best known for its memorable appearance of Lrrr, ruler of Omicron Persei 8, who in this storyline threatens to eat all of Earth's inhabitants as punishment for eating their young (the Popplers). Moreover, though, "The Problem with Popplers" does a great job of lampooning big business fast food chains.
13 The Prisoner of Benda - Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

13 The Prisoner of Benda

While "The Prisoner of Benda" is an entertaining episode with a simple idea -- that is, various crew members begin switching minds using a mind-switching machine, but can't switch back -- the real innovation here is that writer Ken Keeler developed a real-life mathematical theorem (now called the Futurama theorem) to explain the crux of the storyline. It is also the first known theorem to be created for the sole purpose of entertainment in a TV show, and for that, it makes our list. (GO MATH!)
12 Where No Fan Has Gone Before - Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

12 Where No Fan Has Gone Before

"Where No Fan Has Gone Before" is the ultimate fan service episode, which guest-stars Star Trek stars (say that three times fast) William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Walter Koenig, George Takei and Nichelle Nichols -- as themselves -- plus Next Gen's Jonathan Frakes, because why not? Containing many story elements based on the original series, "Where No Fan Has Gone Before" finds Fry encountering the re-embodied cast of Star Trek who are prisoners on the planet of a very powerful and devoted fan. Even with its countless nods and references, this episode is one that any sci-fi fan, Trekker or otherwise, can still enjoy.
11 The Luck of the Fryrish - Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

11 The Luck of the Fryrish

As any good Futurama fan will tell you, "I came for the comedy, but I stayed for the heart." Indeed, though most Futurama storylines aim for laughs, "The Luck of the Fryrish" is one of the earliest examples of how sentimental the show actually is. This is also the first episode we learn about Yancy, Fry's older brother. Here, Fry is informed that he isn't the only person named Philip J. Fry, and he suspects Yancy of stealing his name. In the end, however, Fry learns that his brother named his son in Fry's honor. It's a touching revelation for Fry, and it's made all the more tear-jerking by the best use of "Don't You (Forget About Me)" since The Breakfast Club.
10 Time Keeps On Slippin' - Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

10 Time Keeps On Slippin'

"Time Keeps On Slippin'" is based on the amusing notion that, after collecting chronitons in an attempt to beat the Globetrotters in a basketball game, the Professor accidentally causes time to start skipping forward randomly. This episode delivers some of the best sight gags in the entire series, using spontaneous jump cuts to depict all manner of unexpected events, including Fry and Leela's inexplicable marriage (and their prompt divorce). Determined to find out how he won Leela over, Fry learns only too late that he had spelled out "I Love You Leela" in the stars...
9 Meanwhile - Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

9 Meanwhile

...But it's okay! Because Fry and Leela actually get married in the series finale. Going out on a high note, this (tentative) last episode has just about everything you could want in a final sendoff. Mixing equal parts humor and syrupy sweetness -- and a dash of time travel, for good measure -- "Meanwhile" presents a heartfelt and satisfying end for its two main characters, while opening the door to even more possibilities in the future.
8 Murder on the Planet Express - Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

8 Murder on the Planet Express

As Futurama's third-to-last episode, "Murder on the Planet Express" just goes to show you that an old dog can still learn new tricks. With a plot reminiscent of Alien and The Thing, this episode tells a compelling ensemble story, with dedicated arcs for each character, and delivers consistent laughs throughout, hitting every beat and ending with a good-natured twist. Among our list of episodes, this one smacks of instant classic.
7 Jurassic Bark - Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

7 Jurassic Bark

Oh, the feels! In most fan circles, "Jurassic Bark" is considered Futurama's saddest episode ever, but it's also frequently cited as the reason why Futurama stands apart from similar animated shows. Here, the story is pretty much all about a man and his dog. When Fry uncovers the fossilized remains of his furry companion Seymour, he wants to clone him. But when the moment finally comes, Fry refuses to go through with the cloning process knowing that his dog lived a long and presumably happy life without him. The gut-wrenching twist? Seymour spent every day after Fry left waiting for his master's return. In a final flashback that would make any grown man cry, we watch as Seymour waits patiently outside Panucci's Pizza, for years and years, until he finally lays down and closes his eyes... (It's cool if you want to take a moment.)
6 Brannigan, Begin Again - Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

6 Brannigan, Begin Again

Disturbed by the lack of Zapp Brannigan episodes on this list? Fear not! In "Brannigan, Begin Again," Zapp and his subordinate Kif are forced to resign from the DOOP Army after destroying their headquarters. In distress, they join the Planet Express crew, and Zapp instigates a mutiny to take over the ship and launches a strike against the Neutral People. While Zapp by himself is a great character -- dare we say, the best? -- this episode stands out in particular because, here, he's a man out of his element. Once a prominent authority figure, Zapp has to connive and weasel his way back to the top -- and that's hilarious. It also makes for some great exchanges between him and the rest of the Planet Express crew, especially Fry and Bender.
5 War is the H-Word - Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

5 War is the H-Word

Loosely based on Starship Troopers, "War is the H-Word" demonstrates that satire of a satire isn't necessarily redundant. In this episode, Fry and Bender are recruited to join the Army and forced to go to war with the Spheroids. Leela wants to enlist, too, but Zapp Brannigan refuses to let her join due to the military's strict men-only policy. Of course, that doesn't stop her from dressing like a man and joining the ranks anyway (which in turn sexually confuses Zapp). As Futurama's empowering tribute to the well-worn war genre, "War is the H-Word" fires on all cylinders.
4 The Late Philip J. Fry - Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

4 The Late Philip J. Fry

"The Late Philip J. Fry" is perhaps the first episode in Futurama's Comedy Central revival to justify the show's return. After you've seen it, you'll know why. Here, the Professor invents a forward-only time machine that accidentally sends him, Fry and Bender 10,000 years into the future. To return, they must keep going further into the future until a time machine that goes backward has been invented. Meanwhile, Leela waits for Fry to show up for a date that he obviously never makes. Once again combining elements of humor and sentimentality, "The Late Philip J. Fry" is a beautiful story told across time, but with plenty of that Futurama zing to keep things light. When it comes to episodes with an emotional bent, this one is simply marvelous.
3 Roswell That Ends Well - Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

3 Roswell That Ends Well

"Roswell That Ends Well" is a Futurama classic, both for its hilarious examination of the 1950s and its brilliant use of paradox. As the series' first time-travel storyline, this episode is also markedly different from previous episodes in that Fry plays a direct role in his past, while the Planet Express crew inadvertently alters human history forever (or maybe fulfills its destiny, depending on how you look at it). Here, Fry's familial affair isn't so much an emotional journey as it is a comical one, but it's still just as effective. From Zoidberg's turn as the least intimidating alien that the U.S. government has ever captured to Fry literally becoming his own grandfather, "Rosewell That Ends Well" is a master class in time-travel parody and one of the most memorable Futurama episodes of all time.
2 Amazon Women in the Mood - Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

2 Amazon Women in the Mood

For the purposes of this list, "Amazon Women in the Mood" is hands down the funniest episode of Futurama. In terms of subject matter, visual imagery, character interplay -- this one has it all. When Zapp arranges a double half-date with Leela and Kif and Amy, he ends up crashing the restaurant into an uncharted planet. When Fry and Bender come to the rescue, they all soon learn that they've landed on a planet completely inhabited by giant Amazon women. Of course, the real clincher here is the unforgettable "snoo-snoo" sequence, in which the guys are sentenced to death by "pleasure" -- that is until Leela, Amy and Bender bail them out. That along with the Fem-puter twist at the end makes "Amazon Women in the Mood" one of the greats.
1 Godfellas - Top 25 Futurama episodes as suggested by IGN

1 Godfellas

In keeping with the catchphrase "Bender is great!", I have picked "Godfellas" as my all-time favorite episode. In this one, Bender sums up the story quite nicely: "First I was God, then I met God." When Bender is lost drifting through space after a battle with space pirates, an asteroid carrying tiny intelligent lifeforms crashes onto his body, and he becomes their god. But when Bender's rule goes horribly wrong, he meets a godlike entity that counsels him and sends him back to Earth.

In the end, it's a straightforward affair, but the episode carries a certain sense of enlightenment that's rarely seen in other animated series, and it offers some excellent commentary on religion and leadership. Most of all, it's a good standalone episode, even for people who have never seen the show before. Though it may not be not as iconic as "Roswell That Ends Well" or "Amazon Women in the Mood," "Godfellas" wholly encapsulates the spirit of Futurama, and that's why it's an easy pick for our number one spot.

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As always these are just a suggestion. I will be listing American Dad next so if you have any ideas let me know.