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The timeline below displays the events that happened in Futurama's media.

Early HistoryEdit

  • Unknown 
    • Yivo, a planet-sized alien from another universe, dwells alone in the emptiness of space.[1]
  • 17 years before the Big Bang 
  • ca. 500 million years ago
    • An Earth fish crawls onto land (in one reality it is immediately killed by a previous universe's version of Bender).[3]
  • 65.5 million years ago
  • 29,000,000 years ago
    • Nimbala became the emperor of Suben 5.[4]
  • ca. 40,000 years ago to 1783 A.D.
    • The previous versions of Fry, Bender and Professor Farnsworth watch primitive hominids in North America be killed by Paleo-Indians (in one reality, they do not watch this).[3]
  • 30,000 years ago
    • Homo sapiens drive the Neanderthals from the Neander Valley. Neanderthals settle in a nearby glacier along with several prehistoric creatures.[5]
  • 3500 B.C.
    • Cats from Thuban 9 arrive in Egypt where they are worshipped like deities. They make the Egyptians build the Great Pyramid of Giza as a giant energy transfer device.[6]
  • 1351 B.C.
    • Bender steals a sarcophagus from Egyptians.[7]
  • ca. 1000 B.C.
    • The people of Osiris 4 visit Ancient Egypt and learn how to build pyramids, travel through space, and how to prepare their dead so as to scare Abbott and Costello.[8]
  • 1500s
    • Leonardo from Planet Vinci visits Earth and though considered stupid in his home world, he becomes a genius on Earth. Before he finishes painting the Mona Lisa, it is stolen by a time travelling Bender. Eventually leaves Earth again for his home planet.[9]
  • 1600s
    • The previous versions of Fry, Bender and the Professor watch (in one reality) the pilgrims arrive in America and get taken over by the British.[3]
  • 1700s
    • The Professor, Bender, Fry and Leela, all go back in time to Revolutionary War Era America, to clear the Farnsworth name. Fry grabs one of the lanterns from the Old North Church while in Boston and briefly changes the course of history. In the British dominated 31st century, the four once again travel back in time and reset the future.[10]
    • The Professor, Fry and Bender watch as the American Revolutionaries fight the British, from their time machine.[3]

20th CenturyEdit

  • July 1947
    • The Planet Express Ship crash-lands in Roswell, NM, due to an onboard accident involving the ship's microwave.[11]
    • Fry attempts to protect his grandfather but winds up killing him by accident. He proceeds to sleep with his grandmother, becoming his own grandfather, this causes a genetic mutation, removing his delta brain wave. Yancy Fry, Sr. is conceived.[11]
    • The crew is also forced to leave Bender behind.[11]
  • January 4, 1948
    • Yancy Fry Sr. (Fry's father and simultaneously his son) is born.
  • May 2, 1950
    • Mrs. Fry (Fry's mother and simultaneously his daughter-in-law) is born
  • 1971
    • Yancy Fry Jr. (Fry's brother and simultaneously his grandson) is born.
  • August 9, 1974
    • Phillip J. Fry is born.
  • 1999
    • Phillip J. Fry deposits 93 cents into his bank account. It is invested at an interest rate of 2.25% per year.
    • Nibbler is assigned to planet Vergon 6.[12]
    • December 31: While delivering a pizza to Applied Cryogenics, Phillip J. Fry falls into a cryogenic machine and is cryogenically frozen for 1000 years.[13]

21st CenturyEdit

  • 2000
    • Fry returns to the past, and moves into an apartment above Panucci's Pizza.[7]
    • New York and New Jersey are overran with piles of garbage, cities sent them to the ocean for 52 years.[14]
  • 2003
    • Lucy Liu is named People's Sexiest Woman of the Year.[15]
    • Lars Fillmore goes to work with Leelu at the New New York Aquarium.[7]
    • April 21: Philip J. Fry (Fry's nephew) is born. He is destined to be the 1st man on Mars and one of the 21st century's greatest celebrities.[16]
  • 2008
    • A Suicide Booth is built in New York.[13]
  • 2010
    • Leelu is released back into the sea. Depressed, Lars Fillmore hires Leroy's fishing boat to take him to the North Pole to find her.[7]
  • 2019
    • The most evil car is built using many evil mechanics such as Hitler's steering wheel.[17]
    • The Were-Car virus is first transmitted, with Calculon being its first victim.[17]
  • 2038
    • Earth's petroleum reserves run dry, and the people of Earth are forced to switch to alternative fuel sources such as whale oil.[18]
  • 2052
    • New York City blasts its garbage into space with a rocket, "never to be seen again".[14]

22nd CenturyEdit

23rd CenturyEdit

  • 2200
    • The anchovies become extinct.[19]
  • 2208
    • Scientists change the speed of light so that spaceships can achieve faster than light speeds.[20]

24th CenturyEdit

  • 2308
    • Bender travels back in time from 3007, to steal the Nobel Peace Prize and check. The Swedes attack him and with the exception of several buildings such as Applied Cryogenics and the Empire State Building, New York is leveled.[7]
    • This event leads to the second medieval age that lasts throughout the 24th century.[13]

25th CenturyEdit

  • 2400
    • American Express ceases to exist.[19]

26th CenturyEdit

  • 2500
    • Visas cease to exist.[19]

27th CenturyEdit

29th CenturyEdit

30th CenturyEdit

  • 2900
  • 2912
    • April 6: the Land Titanic, the world's only ever street-going vessel, sets sail on its first and only "voyage" from 5th Avenue, New New York.[23]
    • April 10: four days after setting sail, the Land Titnic hits a mailbox near 32nd Street and "sinks" into the sewer.[23]
  • 2931
    • After an argument over the future of Q.T. McWhiskers, Professor Farnsworth and Mom break up.[25]
  • December 31, 2999
    • Phillip J. Fry comes out of the cryogenic machine. He meets Leela, Bender, and Hubert Farnsworth, Fry's great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great nephew.[13]

31st CenturyEdit

  • January 1, 3000
    • Phillip J. Fry, Turanga Leela and Bender Rodriguez become Hubert Farnsworth's new delivery crew.[13]
  • March 3000
    • Old New York's garbage ball is on a collision course with earth. The Planet Express Crew is chosen to blow it up before it enters Earth's orbit. This is unsuccessful. Fry then comes up with the plan, of making another garbage ball, to bump the 1st. This works and the Earth is saved.
  • 3002
    • The Crew returns to Roswell (or where it was) to retrieve Bender, who has been buried for more than 1000 years.
  • 3010
    • The Planet Express Crew makes their 100th delivery.
  • 3017
    • November: The soap opera "All My Circuits" is brought back as an audio only podcast.
  • 3030
  • 3050
    • Alternative Timeline
      • Planet Express has become a huge corporation because of the absence of Fry, Bender and the Professor.[3]
      • Leela finds out the real reason Fry was late for her birthday in 3010.[3]

Far FutureEdit

  • 10,000
    • Apes take over the world.[3]
    • Birds take over the world, presumably after the apes.[3]
    • Cows take over the world, also presumed to have happened after the birds took over.[3]
    • Creatures resembling slugs take over the world, presumably after the cows and eventually died out, or at least left New New York.[3]
  • 105,105
    • Earth goes through its third Ice Age.[3]
  • 252,525
    • The third medieval age in Earth history. Knights ride ostriches instead of horses.[3]
  • 351,120
    • Much of the Earth is underwater, and fish have evolved to the point that there is a kind of shrimp which predates on humans by using a Merman as a lure.[3]
  • 1,000,000½
    • The fourth known "medieval" age in the history of Earth.[3]
    • Humankind is enslaved by giraffes.[3]
  • 5,000,000
    • The human race is split into two kinds: one small and intelligent, the other big and stupid. [3]
  • 5,000,005
    • The Dumblocks defeat the more intelligent half of the human race.[3]
  • 10,000,000
    • Giant human-sized robots, which were created to make the lives of humanity easier, rebel and declare that they won't stop until every human on Earth is dead.[3]
  • 50,000,000
    • Only women seem to exist with any males (young or old) being highly prized presumably for reasons of procreation. [3]
    • Backwards time travel is invented.[3]
  • 500,003,010
    • Alternative Timeline
      • Bender re-enters Earth with petroleum oil he obtained after waiting for 500 million years.[27]
  • 1,000,000,000
  • 10 E 50
    • The end of the universe/original timeline.[3]

Notes and referencesEdit

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