Parents' Guide to

Futurama

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

The Jetsons meet The Simpsons.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 48 parent reviews

age 14+

TV-14.

For 14 and up like High school and up.
age 13+

very violent series finale

Futurama's series finally (season 10 episode 13) had the main character Fry falling of a tall building several times and it was graphic. But as a viewer who has watched every episode of the show, no other episode was that violent.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (48 ):
Kids say (275 ):

Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, is also the mind behind this series, so you never really know where this show is going, but you can expect a great ride. Though his involvement with Futurama wasn't as consistent as it was with The Simpsons, Groening's influence is undeniably felt. Homer and Bart fans will enjoy seeing characters with familiar features; also familiar are the quick wit and unique plot lines.

The characters have a lot of character, which can make watching this series very entertaining. Jokes are funny, ironies are ironic, and all of the peripheral details offer bonus laughs -- even book covers, signs, newspaper headlines, and other bits of media featured in the background carry witticisms. But parents should watch out: Anything and everything can happen, and the series' unpredictable nature results in a broad range of potential red flags.

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