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The timeline below displays the events that happened in Futurama.

Early HistoryEdit


  • Yivo, a planet-sized alien from another universe, dwells alone in the emptiness of space.

17 years before the Big Bang 

  • Nibblonians start appearing in our universe.

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).

65.5 million years ago

The Brain Spawn cause the extinction of Earth's dinosaurs while (in one reality, the previous versions of Fry, Bender and Professor Farnsworth watch).

29,000,000 years ago

Nimbala became the emperor of Zuban 5.

ca. 40,000 years ago to 1783 A.D.

The previous versions of Fry, Bender and Professor Farnsworth watch the Neanderthals in North America killed by Paleo-Indians (in one reality, they do not watch this).

30,000 years ago

Homo sapiens drive the Neanderthals from the Neander Valley. Neanderthals settle in a nearby glacier along with several prehistoric creatures.

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.

1351 B.C.

Bender steals a sarcophagus from Egyptians.

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.

274 B.C.

Nibbler is born.


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.


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.


The Professor, Fry, Leela, and Bender, 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.

The Professor, Fry, and Bender watch as the American Revolutionaries fight the British, from their time machine.

20th CenturyEdit

July 1947: The Planet Express Ship crash-lands in Roswell, NM. Due to an on board accident, involving the ship's microwave. While there 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. The crew is also forced to leave Bender behind.

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.

December 31, 1999: While delivering a pizza to Applied Cryogenics, Phillip J. Fry falls into a cryogenic machine and is cryogenically frozen for 1000 years.

21st CenturyEdit

2000: New York and New Jersey are overran with piles of garbage, cities sent them to the ocean for 52 years.

April 21, 2003: 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.

2008: A Suicide Booth is built in New York.

2052: Finally, New York City blasts its garbage into space with a rocket, "never to be seen again".

30th CenturyEdit

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.

January 1, 3000: Phillip J. Fry, Turanga Leela and Bender Rodriguez become Hubert Farnsworth's new delivery crew.

31st CenturyEdit

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.

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