Futurama timeline

Now including all of season 7B. This may be the final significant update of the Futurama timeline. It's been an emotional day for me.

Notes

  • The Futurama universe is assumed to be exactly identical to ours except where the show explicitly diverges from reality.

  • Several episodes' dates are formed based on projections which may prove unreliable. For example, "Put Your Head On My Shoulder" can be firmly dated to 14th February only if Valentine's Day doesn't get moved over the next thousand years, and "That's Lobstertainment!" features the 1074th Academy Awards, which places it in 3002 only if no Oscar ceremonies are cancelled.

  • Except where stated (and where direct contradictions arise), it is assumed that production order of episodes is the same as chronological order.

  • The events of the episodes "The Why Of Fry", "Bender's Big Score", "All The Presidents' Heads" and "Decision 3012" resulted in changes to the Futurama timeline. This timeline deals solely with the final timeline to date. There are other timelines in which events played out differently, which no longer apply to current Futurama continuity.

  • "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular", "Reincarnation", "Naturama" and "Saturday Morning Fun Pit" are not canon.

The Timeline

A question mark indicates that a date is probable, but not known for definite. A tilde (~) indicates that the date is approximate.

Date Event Episode
17 years before the Big Bang Nibblonian civilisation is born on planet Eternium. (3ACV07) The Day The Earth Stood Stupid
~13,700,000,000 BCE The Big Bang occurs, causing the entire physical universe as we know it to come into existence. Date is taken from scientific record. (3ACV07) The Day The Earth Stood Stupid
One millisecond later The evil brainspawn arise. (3ACV07) The Day The Earth Stood Stupid
Aeons ago

Green, life-giving chi spreads across the universe, catalysing the evolution of all life everywhere.

On a distant planet, two species evolve: the Dark Ones, who are evil and set out to exterminate all other life, and the Encyclopods, who defend all life from the Dark Ones and store the DNA of all endangered species for future reference in case they become extinct.

Eventually the chi recedes and the Dark Ones exterminate the majority of the universe's biodiversity, including the Encyclopods. Only one Encyclopod egg is left behind, in the form of a violet dwarf star.

(5ACV13-16) Into The Wild Green Yonder
~999,996,988 BCE Flamo, a being of pure solar energy living in the Sun, attempts to overthrow the democractically elected alderman of his district, but is captured and imprisoned for a billion years. (7ACV18) The Inhuman Torch
~65,500,000 BCE A gigantic evil brain, later to become the central information repository of the brainspawn's Infosphere, wipes out the dinosaurs. Date is taken from scientific record of this event, which is commonly called the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction and generally attributed to an asteroid impact in Mexico. (4ACV10) The Why Of Fry
~28,997,000 BCE or earlier Emperor Nimbala ruled Zuben 5 "over twenty-nine million years go". He will be seen in the year 3000 as a mummy in a tiny sarcophagus. Zuben will later become famous for its fine cigars. (1ACV03) I, Roommate
996,992 BCE The native Martians abandon Mars, according to Number Nine ("A million years ago" in 3009). He is incorrect, see 3004 for this actual event. (5ACV13-16) Into The Wild Green Yonder
26,987 BCE An isolated valley filled with neanderthal humans is covered with a roof of ice and remains perfectly preserved until 3012. Mammoths from this era are also frozen and turn up occasionally in the meantime. ("Exactly thirty thousand years or so") (7ACV08) Fun On A Bun
23rd October 4004 BCE The Earth and all life on it is created, according to the chronology of Archbishop James Ussher, to which creationists will cling well into the 31st century. (6ACV09) A Clockwork Origin
3500 BCE Cat aliens arrive from Thuban 9 and use their hypnotic cuteness powers to become gods to the ancient Egyptians. (6ACV08) That Darn Katz!
2560 BCE The Great Pyramid of Giza is completed (date is from historical record). The cats intend to use it to drain Earth's angular momentum and transmit it to their gradually decelerating homeworld, restarting its spin. Unfortunately the cats have become domesticated, lazy and stupid and the plan is abandoned. (6ACV08) That Darn Katz!
1351 BCE

Travelling back in time from 3007, Bender steals the sarcophagus and death mask of the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III, then hides in the limestone cavern underneath the future location of the Planet Express building until 3007.

Wikipedia makes the intended identity of the deceased pharaoh in this episode fairly easy to determine. The actual location of Amenhotep III's burial treasures is, as far as I am aware, unknown, so Bender's actions may fulfill established history in the Futurama universe, or they may not, in which case the paradox is seamlessly resolved by the Time Code.

(5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
27 BCE The Pantheon is constructed in Rome. (6ACV05) The Duh-Vinci Code
1410 CE Banking industry regulations originate around this time, according to Gary, a banking industry regulator, Amy's date in this episode. (2ACV07) Put Your Head On My Shoulder
15th April 1452 to 2nd May 1519 These are the dates of Leonardo da Vinci. In reality he is an alien from the planet Vinci who returned to his homeworld at the time of his supposed death. (6ACV05) The Duh-Vinci Code
from 1495 to 1498 Leonardo da Vinci paints The Last Supper. Date is from historical record. (5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
from 1502 and 1519

Leonardo da Vinci paints the Mona Lisa. Bender, travelling back in time from 3007, steals it while it is unfinished, then hides in the limestone cavern underneath the future location of the Planet Express building until 3007. However, this paradox is resolved by the Time Code and the duplicate Mona Lisa is eventually destroyed.

Date is from historical record. Bender remarks facetiously that da Vinci is "unlikely to get as far as The Last Supper", but, as seen above, it is actually already completed.

(5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
17 April 1775

Travelling back in time from 3011, Fry, Leela, Bender and Farnsworth successfully avert the actions of the latter's colonial counterfeiter ancestor David Farnsworth, preserving the Farnsworth family's historical good name and otherwise preserving the outcome of the American War of Independence.

Disappointingly, these events occur offscreen in this episode. The first (botched) attempt occurs in a timeline which is later erased.

(6ACV23) All The Presidents' Heads
1776 The United States of America are founded. Date is from historical record. (2ACV07) Put Your Head On My Shoulder
1788 Steamboat invented. Date is from historical record. (1ACV08) A Big Piece Of Garbage
1793 Cotton gin invented. Date is from historical record. (1ACV08) A Big Piece Of Garbage
19th century Light bulb, steamboat and cotton gin invented, according to Leela. "Those are all from the nineteenth century!" Note that she's wrong on two of the three counts; the steamboat and the cotton gin are both from the 18th century, above. (1ACV08) A Big Piece Of Garbage
1810 "Oktoberfest: Lulling Other Nations Into a False Sense of Security Since 1810!" (7ACV08) Fun On A Bun
1820 to 1887 Golden Age Of Muttonchops (2ACV03) A Head In The Polls
1833 to 1896

Dates of Alfred Nobel, who instituted the Nobel Prizes.

3012 Presidential candidate Chris Travers won a Nobel Prize (in an unspecified field and year), which is seen on screen in this episode, showing (as with real Nobel prizes) Alfred Nobel in profile and the years of his birth and death. The death year shown is correct, "MDCCCXCVI", but the birth year shown is clearly "MOOCCXXI", a meaningless number in Roman numerals. The correct birth year would be "MDCCCXXXIII".

This is presumed to be an animation error, rather than an indication that Alfred Nobel's birth year is something different in the Futurama universe.

(7ACV03) Decision 3012
1874 Light bulb invented. Date is from historical record. (1ACV08) A Big Piece Of Garbage
1900s Gwen's family starts making candy hearts from bone meal and earwig honey. (4ACV03) Love & Rocket
20th century?

The Stupid Ages.

Fry's era is referred to as the Stupid Ages more than once in the series. No dates are given, but the 20th century seems stupid enough to me.

(4ACV07) Jurassic Bark
19 August 1906 to 11 March 1971 Dates of Philo Farnsworth, inventor of the television and ancestor of Hubert Farnsworth. (6ACV23) All The Presidents' Heads
between 1929 and 1933

Travelling back in time from 3011, Leela, Hermes, Fry and Bender briefly arrive in the speakeasy of Dutch Schultz.

This visit must occur during the presidency of Herbert Hoover.

(6ACV23) All The Presidents' Heads
30th October 1938 Orson Welles narrates the brilliant radio broadcast, The War Of The Worlds. (6ACV11) Lrreconcilable Ndndifferences
30 April 1939 to 31 October 1940 The 1939-40 New York World's Fair takes place, featuring (among others) the Futurama exhibit, which would eventually provide this television show's name. (7ACV18) The Inhuman Torch
9th July 1947 Emerging from a time-warp from the year 3002, the Planet Express ship crash-lands near Roswell, New Mexico. (3ACV19) Roswell That Ends Well
night of 9th July 1947

Philip J. Fry sleeps with his maternal grandmother Mildred, and inadvertently conceives his own father, Yancy Fry.

This fact is surmised by the Professor onscreen, but not explicitly confirmed until "The Why Of Fry". For a discussion of Fry's genetic makeup, see here.

(3ACV19) Roswell That Ends Well
10th July 1947 The Planet Express crew return through the time-warp to 3002, leaving behind Bender's head. Bender's head will remain buried near Roswell for the next 1045 years. (3ACV19) Roswell That Ends Well
~April 1948 Yancy Fry is born to Mildred, assuming a standard 9-month pregnancy. (3ACV19) Roswell That Ends Well
1951 Pete's TVs: "letting people watch news reports in our window since 1951" (1ACV08) A Big Piece Of Garbage
9th August 1960 David Duchovny is supposedly born. This date is taken from Duchovny's IMDb page. In the Futurama universe, David Duchovny is in fact the individual who will later be known as Calculon; his birth date might be a lie. (2ACV18) The Honking
1960 The 1960 Presidential elections are fixed by Kennedy, according to Nixon. (2ACV17) War Is The H-Word
1962 "Three thousand and ten is exactly the same as nineteen sixty-two" according to the opening song of this episode. (5ACV13-16) Into The Wild Green Yonder
8th September 1966 to 3rd June 1969 The original series of Star Trek airs. (4ACV11) Where No Fan Has Gone Before
26th December 1966 to 1st January 1967 Kwanzaa is celebrated for the first time. (6ACV13) The Futurama Holiday Spectacular
between 1963 and 1968

Farnsworth, Zoidberg and Amy momentarily arrive in the 1960s from 3011, where they run into Andy Warhol. Zoidberg inspires a painting by Warhol, "Unwelcome Guest".

The painting is completed in 1968, but may have been begun earlier. The visit must also postdate Warhol's 1962 painting of Campbell's Soup Cans, and occur during the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963 to 1969.

(6ACV23) All The Presidents' Heads
1969 Shea Stadium: "Home of the 1969 & 1986 World Champion [New York] Mets" (2ACV16) Anthology Of Interest
20th July 1969 Neil Armstrong and Edwin A. "Buzz" Aldrin land on the Moon. The original landing site will have been lost for centuries by the year 3000. (1ACV02) The Series Has Landed
1973 Computers in 3000 are twice as fast as they were in 1973 according to Richard Nixon. (2ACV03) A Head In The Polls
1973 Muhammed Ali faces an 80ft-tall mechanical Joe Frazier. The entire Earth is destroyed. (2ACV08) Raging Bender
14th August 1974

The New York Mets win this baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, at the exact same instant that Philip J. Fry is born. His father is Yancy Fry; his mother's maiden name was Gleisner but her forename has not been mentioned onscreen.

In "Space Pilot 3000", Fry's age is given as 25 on a computer screen on 31st December 2999, which gives us his birth year of 1974. (Chronologically he is 1025 years old at this point, of course, but it is established in "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles" that in the future there are handheld detectors which can tell you your biological age.) However, only sporting references during Fry's birth scene in "Luck Of The Fryrish" narrow down the exact day.

Note: Fry's birth date is given as August 9th, 1974 on the script for "Space Pilot 3000", which can be found on the Volume 1 DVD; while widely quoted, this source is not canonical.

(3ACV04) Luck Of The Fryrish
1975 In Leela's dream, the Yellow Brick Road is renamed MLK Boulevard. (3ACV18) Anthology Of Interest 2
~1980 Fry has wished he had a robot for a friend "ever since I was six!" (1ACV01) Space Pilot 3000
1980s Zap Brannigan's favourite musical era. "For me, there are only one Eighties." (5ACV13-16) Into The Wild Green Yonder
1984 or later

Stricken with incurable boneitis, "that guy" (Steve Castle) is cryogenically frozen until a cure can be found.

He's from the 1980s, but also has certainly seen Apple's "1984" advert. His name is revealed on the DVD commentary track for this episode.

(3ACV21) Futurestock
1985? Commercials for the McDonald's Lettuce and Tomato with the slogan "Keep the hot side hot, and the cool side cool" begin circulating. (6ACV08) That Darn Katz!
1986 Shea Stadium: "Home of the 1969 & 1986 World Champion [New York] Mets". Since this sign appears in the year 3000+, note the oblique implication that the Mets won't win the World Championship again for over a thousand years. (2ACV16) Anthology Of Interest
1988 What Hermes will later describe as a "legendary Jamaican bobsled team" first competes in the Winter Olympics. This is historical fact, which is not to be confused with the slightly fictionalised account given in the movie Cool Runnings. (2ACV04) Xmas Story
1988 As part of Nerd Search '88, NASA accepts Josh Gedgie's sample of the common cold and launches it into space on the Space Shuttle. (6ACV24) Cold Warriors
1989 The film Ghostbusters II is released, tarnishing the previously well-regarded Ghostbusters franchise. ("This number has been lame since 1989") (6ACV19) Ghost In The Machines
between 1990 and 1996 Applied Cryogenics experiences their penultimate power failure. (1ACV01) Space Pilot 3000
6th August 1991 Tim Berners-Lee announces the World Wide Web project. According to Bender its purpose from the very beginning is the invasion of others' privacy. (6ACV03) Attack Of The Killer App
1992 Date of manufacture of the green Latura in the Past-O-Rama exhibit. (2ACV06) Lesser Of Two Evils
~1994 Fry scrawls a picture of himself on a rocket. He signs it "Fry, age 20". (3ACV04) Luck Of The Fryrish
~1995 to ~1998 Fry is unemployed. "I haven't had time off since I was twenty-one through twenty-four!" (1ACV10) A Flight To Remember
1997 HAL 9000, the subject of Calculon's one-man show HAL 9000, comes online in Urbana, Illinois. (7ACV20) Calculon 2.0
~1997 Fry's future pet dog, "Seymour Asses", is born. Seymour was flash-fossilised in 2012 at the ripe old age of 15 years. (4ACV07) Jurassic Bark
1997 "Applied Cryogenics: No power failures since 1997". Despite this failure and the previous one, Applied Cryogenics will actually maintain continuous power - or at least avoid critical outages - through war, barbarism and alien invasions for the next 1003 years. (1ACV01) Space Pilot 3000
circa 1997 Date on the last existing can of anchovies ("Angry Norwegian Anchovies" brand) in the year 3000. (1ACV06) A Fishful Of Dollars
August, 1997 Fry meets his dog, Seymour. (4ACV07) Jurassic Bark
1998 The top-secret military satellite Flying Destiny is launched into space by the United States Air Force. The top-secret TV censorship satellite V-Chip is launched into space by the FCC. Shortly after launch the satellites collide, forming the V-Giny death sphere which begins destroying planets. (6ACV02) In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela
July, 1998 The summer from "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer". Seymour swims in toppings. (4ACV07) Jurassic Bark
1999 or earlier Nibbler is assigned as Supreme Fuzzler for a Nibblonian scientific outpost on the planet Vergon VI, where he will remain assigned for a further thousand years. Over the following centuries, Nibblonians consume many of the planet's animal inhabitants and gradually fill the planet's core with dark matter. (5ACV09-12) Bender's Game
1999 or earlier

The evil brains begin constructing the Infosphere. The Nibblonians forsee its completion and realise their need to cryogenically freeze Fry so that he can ultimately defeat them.

(4ACV10) The Why Of Fry
1999 Fry spills a can of beer on a TV transmission tower, disrupting the transmission of the series finale of Single Female Lawyer. (1ACV12) When Aliens Attack
9:00am, Friday 31st December 1999 Fry wakes up. (7ACV23) Game Of Tones
10:00pm, 31st December 1999

After dinner, Fry leaves his family's house for work at Panucci's.

Fry wasn't at his house after 10:00pm according to Farnsworth in this episode.

(7ACV23) Game Of Tones
evening of 31st December 1999 Nibbler orders a pizza to be delivered to Applied Cryogenics, using the pseudonym I. C. Weiner. (4ACV10) The Why Of Fry
11:35pm, 31st December 1999 Fry leaves Panucci's to deliver Nibbler's pizza, leaving Seymour to wait for him outside. This scene occurs in more than one episode, but "Jurassic Bark" is the first time a clock is visible. (4ACV07) Jurassic Bark
11:??pm, 31st December 1999 Nibbler's chauffeur, Digby, lands them on the roof of Applied Cryogenics. (7ACV23) Game Of Tones
slightly before midnight, 31st December 1999

Nibbler hides underneath the desk that Fry will sit at as the new millennium rolls in, intending to deliberately make Fry fall in the cryogenics tube, so that in the future (specifically, the episode "The Why Of Fry") he can defeat the evil brains on behalf of all intelligent life.

An alternate version of Fry arrives from an alternate future in which he failed to defeat the brains. He delivers to Nibbler the dire warning, "Scootie-Puff Junior sucks!" before disappearing. The alternate Fry's interference has no lasting effect on the timeline until the events of "The Why Of Fry" in 3002 or so.

(4ACV10) The Why Of Fry
11:58pm, 31st December 1999 Two minutes to midnight, Fry boards the elevator to the Applied Cryogenics floor. (7ACV23) Game Of Tones
Midnight, 1st January 2000 Nibbler's plan proceeds: Fry falls backwards into a cryogenic chamber. At that exact instant, Digby (who is also in the room) remembers that he left his spacecraft on the roof unlocked, and locks it remotely using his key fob. These four musical tones and the response from the ship are the last things Fry hears before being frozen. (7ACV23) Game Of Tones
12:00:0?am, 1st January 2000

Philip J. Fry is frozen for a thousand years.

You can actually count forwards a few seconds after the new year begins before Fry is frozen.

(1ACV01) Space Pilot 3000
12:28:00am, 1st January 2000 A version of Bender whom we shall call "Bender-B" arrives from 13th December 3007, with the mission of killing Fry when he arrives in a few moments' time. (5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
12:28:31am, 1st January 2000

An alternate Bender whom we shall dub "Bender-A" arrives from 19 seconds in the future in an alternate timeline. He tells his alternate self, Bender-B, to cover for him while he, Bender-A, visits the bathroom. Bender-A is the original and Bender-B is a duplicate.

By interacting with his past self in this way, Bender-A alters history and creates a new timeline. However, this paradox is resolved by the Time Code and Bender-B is later destroyed.

The precise seconds are based on the passage of time in the actual scene, which is very close to what is displayed on the screen.

(5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
12:29am, 1st January 2000 Yet another Bender arrives from "way at the end" (1st January 3008) and pastes the Time Code tattoo onto Fry's backside. He then leaves and hides in the limestone cavern underneath the future location of the Planet Express building until 1st January 3008. (5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
12:30am, 1st January 2000

A version of Fry whom we shall call "Fry-B" arrives from 13th December 2007, escaping death at the hands of the scammers - however, as established above, Bender-B has arrived first and is lying in wait for him. Bender-B threatens to kill Fry-B, then, because of his internal conflict, unsatisfied need to urinate and "doomed time paradox duplicate" status, begins to self-destruct.

Bender-A is still on the lavatory at this point.

(5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
12:31am, 1st January 2000

An alternate version of Fry, whom we shall dub "Fry-A", arrives from 1:31am in an alternate future, in order to retrieve free lukewarm pizza.

Fry-A arrives just in time to see Fry-B kick the self-destructing Bender-B into a spare cryogenic tube and set the timer for a million years. Fry-A is the original and Fry-B is the duplicate.

Fry-B briefly interacts with Fry-A before leaving the cryogenics lab, delaying Fry-B's departure and creating a time paradox. However, this paradox is resolved by the Time Code and Fry-B is eventually killed.

Fry-B leaves the cryogenics building just as Bender-A returns from the bathroom, thus evading him.

(5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
12:32am, 1st January 2000 Fry-A falls into the cryogenic tube alongside his frozen self and is again frozen for a thousand years. (5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
1:01am, 1st January 2000 Fry-B returns to Panucci's pizza, and is allowed to move into the room upstairs. (5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
~2:00am, 1st January 2000

Bender bursts in on Fry's former girlfriend Michelle as she is in bed with her latest boyfriend, Constantine. He leaves and continues to stalk Fry.

Michelle, as we know from "Space Pilot 3000", just threw all of Fry's stuff out on the sidewalk. In this episode she says this happened roughly two hours ago.

Amazingly, this does not create a paradox. Presumably, Michelle and Constantine both assume Bender is some guy in a New Year's costume.

(5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
morning of 1st January 2000 Digby and Nibbler, now drunk, lose their keys and are forced to take a taxi back to Vergon 6, leaving their spaceship parked on the Applied Cryogenics roof. (7ACV23) Game Of Tones
lunchtime, 1st January 2000 Fry enjoys lunch with his family. (In the original timeline, Fry's father Yancy and dog Seymour spend the whole afternoon searching for Fry but fail to find him.) (5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
1st January 2000 Wisconsin wins the Rose Bowl, 17-9. This is Fry's mother's strongest memory of this day. (7ACV23) Game Of Tones
2000 Past-O-Rama is "like stepping back into the year 2000!" (2ACV06) Lesser Of Two Evils
2000 Great Garbage Crisis in New York City. The city's excess of garbage is eventually put on a gigantic barge which is then pushed out to circle the world's seas for the next 50 years. (1ACV08) A Big Piece Of Garbage
2000 "Jury Duty II: Trouble On The Hubble" is released. Its 1000th anniversary screening will be in the year 3000. (2ACV19) The Cryonic Woman
November 8, 2000

During the controversial recount of Florida votes in the United States presidential election of 2000, Bender attacks one of Al Gore's staff members who happens to be called Phil Fry, and destroys a large number of Gore's vote ballots, winning the election for George W Bush.

This does not create a paradox, since Bender is fulfilling established history.

(5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
2003 Lucy Liu is named People Magazine's sexiest woman of the year. (3ACV15) I Dated A Robot
2003 Sick of moping after Leela, Fry-B decides to move on with his life. He takes a job as keeper of a narwhal named Leeloo at the New York Aquarium. (5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
between ~2005 and 2007?

Philip J. Fry's nephew, also named Philip Fry honour of his uncle, is born to Yancy Fry and his wife. (Philip Fry Jr appears to be roughly five to seven years old when Bender accosts him in 2012.)

In the original timeline, Philip Fry Jr is named because the original Philip Fry disappeared in 2000 and Yancy Fry misses him. In the current revision of the timeline, this is no longer true, but this paradox is seamlessly resolved by the Time Code.

(5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
2006 Wearing a sink plunger on his head as a horn, Fry-B duels with Leeloo. (5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
2007 "Charlie's Angels III: The Legend Of Charlie's Gold" is released in cinemas. (3ACV15) I Dated A Robot
26th February 2008 Svalbard Global Seed Vault is established. Only the year is stated in the episode; the precise date is from Wikipedia. (6ACV13) The Futurama Holiday Spectacular
2008 Stop 'n' Drop becomes America's favourite suicide booth. (1ACV01) Space Pilot 3000
2008 Fry-B plays with Leeloo on a rubber raft in her tank, which she punctures. (5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
2008 Creation of the "infinitely priceless thousand-year-old brandy" involved in Bender's initiation ceremony into the League of Robots. (5ACV05-08) The Beast With A Billion Backs
2012 or earlier Fry's ex-girlfriend Michelle cryogenically stores herself until the year 2266 or so. This is originally mentioned in "The Cryonic Woman" but actual dates are only provided in "Bender's Big Score". (5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
2010 By this time, Fry-B is Assistant Director of the New York Aquarium. Leeloo is finally released back into the wild, which Fry-B takes badly; he abandons his job and sets out to the North Pole on a whaling boat to recapture Leeloo. (5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
2012

Fry-B finally recaptures Leeloo, but she has found a mate in the wild, so he sadly releases her a second time. Fry-B returns to Panucci's Pizza, where Seymour is still waiting for him.

Bender blows up the building with Fry-B inside, flash-fossilising Seymour. Fry-B escapes alive, his appearance and voice altered, and realises that he is, in fact, the man he knew as "Lars Fillmore" from the 31st century. He hides inside Michelle's cryogenic tube, resetting the timer for the year 3002.

His mission apparently successful, Bender then hides in the limestone cavern underneath the future location of Planet Express until 13th December 3007.

(5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
2012 War of 2012. Conan O'Brien loses his freakishly long legs. (2ACV04) Xmas Story
21st century

Cyborgs enslave humanity.

Although this event can theoretically be placed anywhere in this century, it would seem foolish to place it anywhere but here in 2012 where it can coincide with Conan O'Brien's "War of 2012". Conjecturally, this war could also be the origin of the advanced technology that would be required to transfer David (Calculon) Duchovny's mind into a robot arm (below), and possibly even mark the birth of robotkind as an independent race from humanity on Earth.

(1ACV04) Love's Labor's Lost In Space
2019 Calculon is a robot arm working on Project Satan, the world's evilest car. (2ACV18) The Honking
2038 Petroleum reserves run dry. (3ACV13) Bendin' In The Wind
2052

New York City obtains a rocket with which to launch the garbage into outer space.

(1ACV08) A Big Piece Of Garbage
2063 Lucy Liu is again named People Magazine's sexiest woman of the year. (3ACV15) I Dated A Robot
2063

Humanity starts dropping ice cubes into the ocean to counteract global warming.

Note that in "Xmas Story", Leela apparently contradicts this, saying that global warming did happen, but "nuclear winter canceled it out", but these two facts do not necessarily contradict each other; there will probably be plenty of global warming to go around over the next thousand years!

(4ACV08) Crimes Of The Hot
2113 All space junk in orbit around Earth, including the preserved common cold sample of Josh Gedgie, is swept up and dumped on Saturn's moon Enceladus. (6ACV24) Cold Warriors
2158 Central Bureacracy is established. (2ACV11) How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back
2150 to 2200? The Fifty-Year Squirts. Dates are uncertain but presumably bracket the extinction of the pine tree, below. (6ACV13) The Futurama Holiday Spectacular
2200 Pine trees become extinct, having been chopped down to provide toilet paper. (2ACV04) Xmas Story
~2202? Lucy Liu is captured and held prisoner by kidnappster.com. (3ACV15) I Dated A Robot
2208 or earlier The League of Robots kills its last human for over eight hundred years, a very sick Girl Scout. (5ACV05-8) The Beast With A Billion Backs
2208

To get around relativity, scientists increase the speed of light.

Note that all existing light continues to move at its original slow pace (otherwise the plot of "When Aliens Attack" falls apart, if nothing else), and that it is never explicitly stated that the scientists in question are from Earth.

This is the reason why intergalactic travel is possible in the Futurama universe. Thus, this event probably marks the beginning of real interstellar travel on the part of humanity - and, conjecturally, every other species in the Futurama universe. As a result, first contact between humans and extraterrestrials is quite likely to have occurred almost immediately after this. Read on.

Intergalactic travel by any species before this date has not been depicted onscreen. "Roswell That Ends Well" may provide a counterexample but maybe the 1947 end of the temporal wormhole opened up very near to Earth, who knows?

(2ACV10) A Clone Of My Own
2200s

The Decapodians arrive on Earth.

I hypothesise that this occurred shortly after the lightspeed increase in 2208, at which point humanity was probably contacted by every other spacefaring race in the universe more or less simultaneously. Certainly, this is the earliest given example of official contact between humans and aliens ("Roswell That Ends Well" and Nibbler's presence on Earth in "The Why Of Fry" notwithstanding).

(1ACV06) A Fishful Of Dollars
2200s The anchovy becomes extinct. This is as a direct result of the Decapodians' arrival above, but could have taken months to decades. (1ACV06) A Fishful Of Dollars
23rd century

By this time, Star Trek has become a religion.

I think this came about largely as a result of 1) "FTL" travel suddenly proving possible and 2) the universe revealing itself to be crammed with other sentient species. Star Trek was right all along!

(4ACV11) Where No Fan Has Gone Before
2200s The Star Trek cast do some musical reunions, but the guy who plays Scotty has trouble yodelling so he is replaced by Welshy. (4ACV11) Where No Fan Has Gone Before
2256 Date on a spear seen in a museum of weaponry. This spear may not be from Earth. (4ACV05) A Taste Of Freedom
2265 to 2270

Time period in which the original series of Star Trek is set. ("It's set eight hundred years in the past!")

(4ACV11) Where No Fan Has Gone Before
~2266

Fry's ex-girlfriend Michelle is originally scheduled to be unfrozen this year.

In 2012, Lars uses Michelle's cryogenic tube to get back to the 31st century; the timer reads "254 years".

(5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
2275 The Fairness In Hell Act is passed, requiring the Robot Devil to release a soul (and a solid gold fiddle) from hell if someone can beat him in a fiddle contest. (1ACV09) Hell Is Other Robots
~2302? Dschubba monks begin using a radio telescope to search the skies for God. (3ACV20) Godfellas
2308

Travelling back in time from 3007, Bender steals the 2308 Nobel Peace Prize and he and his fleet of decoy flying saucers demolish the city of New York with lasers. Humanity is partially reduced to barbarism. Bender then hides in the limestone cavern underneath the future location of the Planet Express building until 3007.

This is first seen through the window during the thousand-year-sleep montage in "Space Pilot 3000", but the actual events are not revealed until "Bender's Big Score". Bender is fulfilling established history so no paradox is caused by his actions.

Note that the Applied Cryogenics building remains intact, with its cryogenically stored occupants still preserved, throughout this period.

(1ACV01) Space Pilot 3000
24th century

A medieval civilisation arises on the site of old New York. It will later be destroyed by flying saucers.

This is first seen during "Space Pilot 3000". No date is explicitly given, but a cop later in the episode suggests "going 24th century" on somebody's "ass". The connection is clear. Note that New New York City was hence built after this time.

(1ACV01) Space Pilot 3000
2310? Princess Flavia of Robo-Hungary begins an affair with her fiance Nikolai's cousin Basil. (6ACV10) The Prisoner Of Benda
2354 Kwanzaabot begins giving out "What the hell is Kwanza?" books. (3ACV03) A Tale Of Two Santas
~2400 American Express ceases to exist. (1ACV06) A Fishful Of Dollars
2443 Second coming of Jesus. Most, but not all, 20th century-era videotapes are damaged. (1ACV12) When Aliens Attack
2475 Washington DC is rededicated to Washington the Sweathog. (4ACV05) A Taste Of Freedom
~2500 Visa ceases to exist. (1ACV06) A Fishful Of Dollars
~2500? New New York City becomes garbage-free according to Mayor Poopenmeyer. Note that New New York City was hence built before this. (1ACV08) A Big Piece Of Garbage
~2511? The common cold dies out, and the human race loses all resistance to it. (6ACV24) Cold Warriors
2600s

New Yorkers elect a supervillain governor, who steals most of the world's monuments and puts them on Monument Beach.

Several of the monuments seen in this episode, such as the White House and the Leaning Tower Of Pisa, are also seen in their traditional locations in other episodes. This is presumably because they have been rebuilt.

(1ACV12) When Aliens Attack
2600?

Unsuccessful daily human hunts begin on the robot planet of Capek 9.

The events of "Fear Of A Bot Planet" mark the 146,000th unsuccessful daily human hunt in a row. Assuming that episode takes place between April 14, 3000 ("Love's Labors Lost In Space") and August 31, 3000 ("When Aliens Attack"), the first hunt is between July 20, 2600 and December 6, 2600.

We don't know how many earlier successful hunts may have been performed, but we do know from the robot elders later in the episode that Capek 9 was founded "over four centuries ago".

(1ACV05) Fear Of A Bot Planet
2620 To end that stupid joke once and for all, Uranus is renamed... to "Urectum". (1ACV08) A Big Piece Of Garbage
2636 Mars University is founded. (1ACV11) Mars University
~2702 The original cast of Star Trek leaves Earth behind. (4ACV11) Where No Fan Has Gone Before
2790 Bender's Uncle Vladimir is constructed. (2ACV18) The Honking
2790 Ava Porter is born. This date is seen on her locker in the Near-Death Star. Note that we have no idea who this person is; she is never seen or mentioned anywhere else. (2ACV10) A Clone Of My Own
2800 or earlier Voter turnout in world presidential elections dips below 6%, and will stay that low for centuries. (2ACV03) A Head In The Polls
2801 or earlier The last ghost at Bender's Uncle Vladimir's castle dies. (2ACV18) The Honking
2801 Robot Santa is built. His build date is seen on his gravestone in this episode. (2ACV04) Xmas Story
9th April 2841 Hubert J. Farnsworth is born to Ned and Velma Farnsworth (in prison, according to "Overclockwise"). Farnsworth lies that he is ten years younger than he actually is; see below. (2ACV10) A Clone Of My Own
2849 Farnsworth learns to read at the age of 8. (2ACV10) A Clone Of My Own
9th April 2851 Professor Hubert Farnsworth claims to have been born. This is the date given in a biographical movie made by Leela. (2ACV10) A Clone Of My Own
2855 Farnsworth is accepted to MIT at the age of 14, but his parents deny him the opportunity and move him to a peaceful farm instead. Because he is showing symptoms of becoming a mad scientist, they later commit him to a mental institution. (7ACV10) Near-Death Wish
2856 Eloise Porter is born. Again, this is a prisoner of the Near-Death Star about whom we have no information apart from her birth year. (2ACV10) A Clone Of My Own
2865 Sith invasion of Earth. More than 98,000,000 people are killed. (6ACV06) Lethal Inspection
2873 A fog monster attacks New Orleans. This location and era is the setting for Fanny's Gearotica act. (5ACV13-16) Into The Wild Green Yonder
2880 or earlier Farnsworth is released from the mental institution ("I was out within twenty-five years"). (7ACV10) Near-Death Wish
2880?

Ogden Wernstrom is born.

He is 120 at the time of this episode.

(1ACV08) A Big Piece Of Garbage
2881?

Farnsworth begins work as a researcher for Mom's Friendly Robot Company. ("Fifty years" and he quit in 2931) Among his inventions is the first robot capable of qualifying for a boat loan.

Farnsworth's 43-year robosexual relationship with a female robot named Unit 47 probably began around now.

(2ACV10) A Clone Of My Own
2890 Staadgi & Staadgi auctioneers are established. (1ACV06) A Fishful Of Dollars
2901?

Ogden Wernstrom, Professor Farnsworth's most promising student (presumably at Mars University), is disgusted to be awarded an A-minus in one of his classes, for poor penmanship, and swears revenge. ("Slightly over 99 years" ago)

Farnsworth's day job at Momcorp evidently didn't interfere with his academic work.

(1ACV08) A Big Piece Of Garbage
10th April 2912

The Land Titanic is launched from New New York City.

(6ACV12) The Mutants Are Revolting
14th April 2912

Four days into its maiden voyage, the Land Titanic strikes a mailbox and sinks into the New New York City sewers.

(6ACV12) The Mutants Are Revolting
2922 The classic Harold Zoid silent hologram "A Close Shaving" is filmed. (3ACV08) That's Lobstertainment
2923 or 2924? Bigfoot is born. Seen on the cover of the Nosy Enquirer in 3003 or 3004: "Bigfoot turns 80!" (4ACV15) The Farnsworth Parabox
2924?

After 43 happy years, Farnsworth catches his beloved Unit 47 in bed with another robot (who is, ironically, the boat loan robot he himself invented). They separate.

Farnsworth hooks up with Mom instead.

(6ACV04) Proposition Infinity
2927 The heads of the Yankees from this year will be put in a jar in a Blernsball museum. (3ACV16) A Leela Of Her Own
1:54pm, 17th October ~2927?

While 14 geese fly outside the window, Farnsworth invents the modern highly pollutant robot design. ("Seventy-five long years". Since Farnsworth is still with Mom, this event must take place between 2924, above, and 2931, below.)

(4ACV08) Crimes Of The Hot
2927 While working for Momcorp, Farnsworth meets John Zoidberg for the first time. Farnsworth contracts what is believed to be dormant, incurable, fatal Tritonian hypermalaria. Zoidberg makes a pact to stay with Farnsworth for as many decades as necessary, in order to mercy-kill him when the hypermalaria symptoms return. (6ACV18) The Tip Of The Zoidberg
13th May 2931?

Farnsworth walks out on Mom for the first of three times. ("Seventy years")

(2ACV14) Mother's Day
~2952

The invention of Smellovision coincides with the beginning of Harold Zoid's decline from stardom. ("Fifty years")

(3ACV08) That's Lobstertainment
~2960? Slurms MacKenzie's babes join him. ("Forty years") (1ACV13) Fry & The Slurm Factory
2960? Mars University professor Fischer-Price Schpiekenschpell (sp?) proves that The Cow Says Moo. He coasts on this achievement for the next fifty years. (6ACV08) That Darn Katz!
2950? Lando Tucker's son is born. He's 61 by the time of this episode. (6ACV15) Möbius Dick
2961?

Planet Express is founded by Hubert Farnsworth, a "shipping and receiving emporium" intended to fund his research (according to "Space Pilot 3000"). His original crew - Candy, Lifter and Lando Tucker - go missing in space on their first delivery, absorbed into the belly of a four-dimensional whale. Only Zoidberg returns alive from this mission.

"It's been fifty years since they disappeared" according to the Professor in what is presumably 3011.

(6ACV15) Möbius Dick
2962 The Bigfoot video is made. (4ACV17) Spanish Fry
~2968 Melllvar is born. He is 34 at the time of "Where No Fan Has Gone Before", which takes place in 3002. (4ACV11) Where No Fan Has Gone Before
2968 Future Root Two News hovercopter traffic reporter Jim is born. (6ACV04) Proposition Infinity
2971? Turanga Morris marries Munda. Forty years prior to "Zapp Dingbat". (7ACV05) Zapp Dingbat
2972? or earlier

Farnsworth is working for Mom Corp. for the third time, having twice before quit and vowed never to work there again (though only one such period is recorded above). A freak accident results in the creation of two metaparticles which transmute all dark matter everywhere into a potent superfuel. Farnsworth is fired but takes one of the metaparticles with him, Mom gets back together with Ogden Wernstrom (her ex-husband), and Mom Corp creates an energy company based on the dark matter. (Farnsworth describes this as "Thirty-odd years ago" in around 3008, which places this event around 2978, but it must also precede the mining of Vergon VI which occurs below, and I trust Nibbler's timekeeping more than Farnsworth's.)

Mom only has two children at this time, Walt and Larry, presumably fathered by Wernstrom. But she is secretly pregnant with a third child, Igner, fathered by Farnsworth.

(5ACV09-12) Bender's Game
2972?

("Thirty-six years ago... now") DOOP ships under the control of Mom Corp arrive on planet Vergon VI and begin mining the planet's core for dark matter. Mom starts Mom's Friendly Robot Company to manufacture robots for this enterprise.

This contradicts "Crimes Of The Hot" (see 2927), where Mom Corp already appears to manufacture robots.

(5ACV09-12) Bender's Game
2972? Sheldon and Gwen get married, also start running Romanticorp. ("Thirty years") (4ACV03) Love & Rocket
2973 or 2974

Calculon claims to have been born.

Calculon is 27 according to his bio, though he is actually over a thousand years old - see "9th August 1960".

(2ACV18) The Honking
29th July 2975?

Turanga Leela is born. Her parents are Turanga Morris and Turanga Munda, both sewer mutants.

Leela wails, "I don't wanna die at the age of twenty-five!" in "Brannigan Begin Again". Note: Bender is sceptical at this, responding: "Honey, unless we hit a time warp, I wouldn't worry about it!" Note also that at this point Leela has not yet met her true parents, so she cannot know her own birth date or age with much certainty. Most likely she is counting from the date she was abandoned on the doorstep of the Orphanarium, which may post-date her actual birth by as much as a few months.

The precise date is revealed during "The Late Philip J. Fry".

(2ACV02) Brannigan Begin Again
2975?

RobotMania is held for the first time.

Bender will compete in RobotMania XXVII - see 3001.

(2ACV08) Raging Bender
2976 Camp Rectifier: "Praying On The Weak Since 2976" (6ACV04) Proposition Infinity
2980

At the 2980 Summer Olympic Games, Hermes Conrad witnesses a kid die while attempting to imitate him in the limbo event. Hermes quits competitive limboing.

Note: this directly contradicts "Bend Her" - see 2984.

(1ACV10) A Flight To Remember
2981? Time when Fry should have filed a request to receive Bender's brain back from Central Bureacracy. ("I want him back right now!" "Then you should have filed a request twenty years ago.") (2ACV11) How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back
2983? The tradition of Claw-plach is instituted on Decapod 10. ("A recent tradition, only eighteen years old") (2ACV05) Why Must I Be A Crustacean In Love?
2984 Future teen singer Wendy is born. (3ACV14) Time Keeps On Slippin'
2984

Hermes is beaten in every Olympic limbo event by Barbados Slim.

"Twenty years ago". Note: this contradicts the events described in "A Flight To Remember" - see 2980.

(4ACV16) Three Hundred Big Boys
2984 or earlier Fry's Holophonor teacher, Mrs. Mellinger, starts taking the joy out of music. ("Over twenty years") (4ACV18) The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings
2989

Cubert is cloned from skin cells scraped from a shapely growth on Farnsworth's back.

This was twelve years ago, according to Farnsworth. Note that this means that despite nearly sharing a birthdate, Cubert is biologically around nine months younger than Dwight (below).

(2ACV10) A Clone Of My Own
2989 Dwight Conrad is born to Hermes and LeBarbara Conrad. Dwight and Cubert's birthdays fall in the same week. (4ACV06) Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV
2991 or 2992? Leela gets her green jacket. ("Ten years") (3ACV05) The Birdbot Of Ice-Catraz
2992? Zoidberg joins Planet Express. ("Ten years") (3ACV11) Insane In The Mainframe
2992 Amy Wong is Planet Express's Employee Of The Year. (6ACV10) The Prisoner Of Benda
?

Construction of Bender Bending Rodriguez begins in Tijuana, Mexico. Bender originally resembles a baby. Hermes Conrad, currently an inspector at Mom's Friendly Robot Company, inspects Bender when he first rolls off the production line and approves him despite his lack of a wireless backup unit.

Later in his "construction" Bender passes through many juvenile stages in his life, as seen (in reverse) during the events of "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles". These events take several years, during which time Hermes quits MomCorp and joins Planet Express.

(6ACV06) Lethal Inspection
2993 Hermes Conrad is Planet Express's Employee Of The Year. (6ACV10) The Prisoner Of Benda
2993? Sean acquires his saxophone reed. "I've had that reed for twenty years!" (7ACV17) Fry And Leela's Big Fling
2994 Hermes Conrad is again Planet Express's Employee Of The Year. (6ACV10) The Prisoner Of Benda
2995?

Nibbler is initially presumed to have been born.

That is, if he's anything like a tree. Nibbler is at least a thousand years old; he was seen alive in the year 1999.

(2ACV01) I Second That Emotion
2995 Langdon Cobb stars in the movie Bagheart. (7ACV04) The Thief Of Baghead
2995 Scruffy is Planet Express's Employee Of The Year. (6ACV10) The Prisoner Of Benda
2996 A coin with Coolio's profile and "Liberty 2996" written around its edge is minted. (3ACV20) Godfellas
8th November 2996 McNeal is elected or re-elected President of Earth. He remains President until his death during the events of "When Aliens Attack", which takes place in 2000. (1ACV12) When Aliens Attack
2996 Hermes Conrad is again Planet Express's Employee Of The Year. (6ACV10) The Prisoner Of Benda
2996

Bender Bending Rodriguez's construction is completed in Tijuana, Mexico.

Although his construction has taken several years, Bender's earliest memory is of this moment, when he emerges fully-constructed from the plant and receiving his original bending robot programming. Bender spends the next few months bending around Europe.

The date is shown at Bender's funeral in "Forty Percent Leadbelly".

(3ACV06) Bendless Love
2997 Fronty's Meat Market: "Not a front since 2997" (2ACV13) Bender Gets Made
2997 Langdon Cobb stars in the movie The Greatest Bag On Earth. (7ACV04) The Thief Of Baghead
2997 Amy Wong is again Planet Express's Employee Of The Year. (6ACV10) The Prisoner Of Benda
2998? Amy Wong begins working on her Ph.D. thesis. ("You've been my grad student for twelve years!") (6ACV08) That Darn Katz!
2998 Hermes Conrad is again Planet Express's Employee Of The Year. (6ACV10) The Prisoner Of Benda
2999? Farnsworth presents his Death Clock at the science symposium. (1ACV08) A Big Piece Of Garbage
2999? Farnsworth builds the smelloscope. (1ACV08) A Big Piece Of Garbage
2999? Farnsworth declares himself dead as a tax dodge. ("Three years ago") (3ACV12) The Route Of All Evil
2999? Bender becomes obsolete, presumably due to the release of a new bending unit model. ("My circuitry's 12 years out of date") (6ACV25) Overclockwise
31st December 2999

Philip J. Fry is unfrozen. The second, unseen Philip J. Fry, frozen along with him (see 12:32am, 1st January 2000), freezes himself for a further 7.95 years.

Bender correctly notes later in the episode that it is a Tuesday. Note: Fry was not frozen for a full thousand years. He was woken up roughly twelve hours early. There are a number of possible explanations for this: a slightly fast timer on the cryogenics chamber or a slight change in the length of the Earth's day due to events similar to those in "Crimes Of The Hot" are the two most obvious.

(1ACV01) Space Pilot 3000
12:00am, 1st January 3000

Leela and Fry first blast into space aboard the Planet Express ship.

(1ACV01) Space Pilot 3000
? Farnsworth accepts Bender's license agreement. (6ACV25) Overclockwise
2nd February 3000?

Events of "The Series Has Landed".

This episode is named "Episode Two: The Series Has Landed" on the DVD box set. The Super Bowl takes place during this episode. These usually occur on the first Sunday in February.

During this episode, Bender briefly romances the Crushinator. Some time after this, the Crushinator instead marries Billy West (an identical bending unit to Bender) and they raise a child, both later seen in "The Silence Of The Clamps".

(1ACV02) The Series Has Landed
February 3000 Events of "I, Roommate". Fry has "been here for a month" (1ACV03) I, Roommate
13th April 3000

Events of "Love's Labor's Lost In Space". Zap Brannigan claims the stardate is "3000.3" (0.3 of a year is about four and a half months) and then April 13th "point two" (0.2 of a day is just under five hours).

With the planet Vergon VI having been mined to the point of implosion, all Nibblonians evacuate, leaving only Nibbler behind. Nibbler is observed dumping new dark matter by Mom, who (unbeknownst to Nibbler or the rest of his race) captures the evacuating Nibblonian ship and enslaves them. By 3008, if this wasn't already the case, the Nibblonian battery farm is the only ready source of dark matter in the universe and Mom has an energy monopoly.

Finally the Planet Express crew acquire Nibbler from Vergon VI, shortly before it implodes.

(1ACV04) Love's Labor's Lost In Space
3000? Events of "Fear Of A Bot Planet". (1ACV05) Fear Of A Bot Planet
3000 Events of "A Fishful Of Dollars". Fry remarks "Here in the year 3000" during this episode. (1ACV06) A Fishful Of Dollars
3000? Events of "My Three Suns". (1ACV07) My Three Suns
3000? Events of "A Big Piece Of Garbage". Farnsworth is aged 149 in this episode, which places it between 9th April 3000 and 8th April 3001. (1ACV08) A Big Piece Of Garbage
3000? Events of "Hell Is Other Robots". (1ACV09) Hell Is Other Robots
3000? Events of "A Flight To Remember". (1ACV10) A Flight To Remember
3000? Events of "Mars University". (1ACV11) Mars University
1st September 3000 Events of "When Aliens Attack". Labor Day (the first Monday in September) occurs during this episode, which also clearly precedes Nixon's election in November 3000. Earth President MacNeal is killed during this episode, and presumably replaced by his Vice-President. (1ACV12) When Aliens Attack
3000? Events of "Fry & The Slurm Factory". (1ACV13) Fry & The Slurm Factory
3000? Events of "I Second That Emotion". (2ACV01) I Second That Emotion
3000? Events of "Brannigan Begin Again". (2ACV02) Brannigan Begin Again
4th November 3000

Events of "A Head In The Polls". The 3000 world presidential elections take place in this episode. Richard Nixon is the victor. Note: This is, according to a reporter, Nixon's third term as president, which technically violates the Constitution. This in turn means that the whole of Earth is now using the same constitution that America started out with in the 1700s, which in turn means that (in the Futurama universe), sometime between 2000 and 3000, America attacked and conquered the entire world!

Nixon's Vice-President, not revealed until "Crimes Of The Hot", is the headless body of Spiro Agnew.

An electronic vote-rigging machine from this election will be seen in "Attack Of The Killer App" in 3009ish, by which time it has become outdated and useless.

(2ACV03) A Head In The Polls
24th December 3000 Events of "Xmas Story". This is Fry's first Xmas away from home according to somebody (Leela?). (2ACV04) Xmas Story
3rd January 3001 Trash pickup resumes outside the Planet Express building. (2ACV04) Xmas Story
3001 Roberto is built. (7ACV07) The Six Million Dollar Mon
3001? Events of "Why Must I Be A Crustacean In Love?" Decapodian mating season on Decapod 10. (2ACV05) Why Must I Be A Crustacean In Love?
3001? Events of "Lesser Of Two Evils". (2ACV06) Lesser Of Two Evils
14th February 3001 Events of "Put Your Head On My Shoulder". Abraham Lincoln refers to the 1776 founding of America as having happened "four score and eleven hundred and forty-five years ago". Valentine's Day also occurs during this episode. (2ACV07) Put Your Head On My Shoulder
3001? Events of "Raging Bender". RobotMania XXVII is held. (2ACV08) Raging Bender
3001? Events of "A Bicyclops Built For Two". (2ACV09) A Bicyclops Built For Two
9th April 3001 Events of "A Clone Of My Own". Farnsworth celebrates his supposed 150th birthday in this episode. Cubert is also decanted from his cloning vat, having been cloned some twelve years ago. (2ACV10) A Clone Of My Own
3001 Events of "How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back". Leela is "over a year late for work at this point", having last showed up for work on December 31, 2999. (2ACV11) How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back
3001?

Cryogenicists from Applied Cryogenics begin weekly prank pizza delivery phone calls to Fry. ("Every week for ten years?!") This event is placed here because this is probably the first time Fry met these characters socially.

(6ACV16) Law And Oracle
3001? Events of "The Deep South". (2ACV12) The Deep South
3001? Events of "Bender Gets Made". (2ACV13) Bender Gets Made
10th May 3001? Events of "Mother's Day". This episode occurs on Mother's Day, which is the second Sunday in May in the United States. (2ACV14) Mother's Day
12th June 3001? Events of "The Problem With Popplers". Omicron Persei 8 invades Earth. This is also placed 247 days before "Love & Rocket". (2ACV15) The Problem With Popplers
3001? Events of "Anthology Of Interest". (2ACV16) Anthology Of Interest
3001? Events of "War Is The H-Word". (2ACV17) War Is The H-Word
3000

Events of "The Cryonic Woman". Fry discovers his ex-girlfriend Michelle inside a cryogenic tube set to open in 3002 (see 2012) and unfreezes her early. Lars Fillmore, who is hiding inside the same tube, freezes himself for a further two years.

Fry gives the year as 3000 in this episode, putting it out of sequence. However, he also refers to his life "in the year 2000", which is fallacious since he was frozen after only a few seconds of 2000 had elapsed. It's possible that he and Michelle are speaking in general terms.

(2ACV19) The Cryonic Woman
3001 Events of "The Honking". Date is from Bender's recently-deceased Uncle Vladimir's gravestone. (2ACV18) The Honking
3001? Events of "Amazon Women In The Mood". The Titanic disaster ("A Flight To Remember") was "a year ago". (3ACV01) Amazon Women In The Mood
3001? Events of "Parasites Lost" (3ACV02) Parasites Lost
24th December 3001 Events of "A Tale Of Two Santas". The events of "Xmas Story" are referred to as "last year". (3ACV03) A Tale Of Two Santas
3002

Lars Fillmore is unfrozen, and takes a job at the New New York City Head Museum.

Lars shared a cryogenic tube with Fry's ex-girlfriend Michelle, who, as seen above, was unfrozen separately in 3000.

(5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
3002?

Events of "Luck Of The Fryrish".

In this episode Leela says to Fry "You guys never had a nuclear war", apparently contradicting herself in "Xmas Story" where she refers to nuclear winter cancelling out global warming. However, when she says "You guys" she is probably referring to the U.S.A. specifically. Certainly (New) New York City was never hit by a nuclear bomb during the 1000-year gap.

(3ACV04) Luck Of The Fryrish
3002? Events of "The Birdbot Of Ice-Catraz" (3ACV05) The Birdbot Of Ice-Catraz
3000 Events of "Bendless Love". (Bender was born in 2996, which in this episode is given as being "only four years ago".) (3ACV06) Bendless Love
3002? Events of "The Day The Earth Stood Stupid" (3ACV07) The Day The Earth Stood Stupid
March? 3002 Events of "That's Lobstertainment!" The 1074th Academy Awards take place in this episode. The Oscars are usually awarded in March but this is variable. (3ACV08) That's Lobstertainment
3002? Events of "The Cyber House Rules" (3ACV09) The Cyber House Rules
3004 Events of "Where The Buggalo Roam". The native Martians leave Mars (this happened "five years ago" according to Fry in "Into The Wild Green Yonder"). (3ACV10) Where The Buggalo Roam
3002? Events of "Insane In The Mainframe". This is Roberto's first appearance. (3ACV11) Insane In The Mainframe
3002? Events of "The Route Of All Evil". Cubert is still 12 years old in this episode. (3ACV12) The Route Of All Evil
3002? Events of "Bendin' In The Wind" (3ACV13) Bendin' In The Wind
3002 Events of "Time Keeps On Slippin'". News reports show this as the death date of teen singer Wendy. Note: Major temporal kerjiggers go on in this episode, but since the universe seems to be approximately back to normal at the end of it, we can place a year on it. (3ACV14) Time Keeps On Slippin'
3002? Events of "I Dated A Robot". Fry calls this "the year three thousand or so", which is consistent with the temporal confusion caused by the previous episode. (3ACV15) I Dated A Robot
3002 Events of "A Leela Of Her Own". Leela joins the 3002 Mets. A Major League Baseball season normally lasts from the beginning of April to the end of September. (3ACV16) A Leela Of Her Own
3002? Events of "A Pharaoh To Remember" (3ACV17) A Pharaoh To Remember
3002? Events of "Anthology Of Interest 2" (3ACV18) Anthology Of Interest 2
21st September 3002

Events of "Roswell That Ends Well". The Planet Express Ship enters a time warp back to 1947. The date is seen on the wall inside the Planet Express ship.

Up until this point the chronological order of episodes is almost exactly the same as the production order. However, episode dates beyond this point are largely indeterminate.

(3ACV19) Roswell That Ends Well
? Events of "Godfellas" (3ACV20) Godfellas
? Events of "Futurestock" (3ACV21) Futurestock
? Events of "30% Iron Chef" (3ACV22) 30% Iron Chef
? Events of "Kif Gets Knocked Up A Notch" (4ACV01) Kif Gets Knocked Up A Notch
? Events of "Leela's Homeworld" (4ACV02) Leela's Homeworld
14th February 3002?

Events of "Love & Rocket". Valentine's Day, probably 3002 - see 12th June 3001.

Connecting this episode with "The Problem With Popplers" 247 days ago puts this episode out of sequence with the rest of season four.

(4ACV03) Love & Rocket
? Events of "Less Than Hero" (4ACV04) Less Than Hero
? Events of "A Taste Of Freedom" (4ACV05) A Taste Of Freedom
3002

Events of "Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV". Cubert turns 13 in this episode, having been born in 2989. This is measured from the time Farnsworth scraped some cells from the growth on his back, meaning biologically he is probably closer to 12. Dwight Conrad also turns 13. These facts put the episode out of sequence.

(4ACV06) Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV
? Events of "Jurassic Bark" (4ACV07) Jurassic Bark
? Events of "Crimes Of The Hot". Note that Earth's orbit is increased in radius slightly in this episode, simultaneously easing the effects of global warming and lengthening the year by one week - namely, Robot Party Week. (4ACV08) Crimes Of The Hot
?

Events of "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles". Farnsworth is 161 in this episode, placing it between 9th April 3002 and 8th April 3003.

The entire Planet Express crew (Fry, Leela, Amy, Bender, Farnsworth, Hermes and Zoidberg) gets rejuvenated substantially in this episode, explaining their apparently constant ages for at least the next 5-10 years.

(4ACV09) Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles
? Events of "The Why Of Fry". Fry is sent by the Nibblonians into the evil brainspawn's InfoSphere so that he can destroy it. Thanks to the warning from 31st December 1999, the Nibblonians provide Fry with a Scootie-Puff Senior with which he escapes the InfoSphere before its implosion. (4ACV10) The Why Of Fry
3002 Events of "Where No Fan Has Gone Before". Melllvar hosts Trekfest 3002 on Omega 3. Once again, the specific date in this episode most likely places it out of sequence. It basically looks like the Futurama universe looped through the year 3002 twice. (4ACV11) Where No Fan Has Gone Before
? Events of "The Sting". The Cygnoids from "A Leela Of Her Own" appear very briefly at the funeral in this episode, which places it in 3002 or later. (4ACV12) The Sting
Summer 3004 Events of "Bend Her". The 3004 Olympic Games occur in this episode. (4ACV13) Bend Her
3003 Events of "Obsoletely Fabulous". Roboticon 3003 is held during this episode. At MomCorp, the future of robotics arrives, for the seventeenth year running. Again, out of order. (4ACV14) Obsoletely Fabulous
? Events of "The Farnsworth Parabox". (4ACV15) The Farnsworth Parabox
? Events of "Three Hundred Big Boys". (4ACV16) Three Hundred Big Boys
? Events of "Spanish Fry". (4ACV17) Spanish Fry
3004? Events of "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings". This is clearly chronologically the last Futurama episode before its non-fatal cancellation, and preceding episodes have been dated 3004. (4ACV18) The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings
6th November 3004 Nixon again wins the world presidential election. This is not referred to onscreen, but Nixon is still President in episodes taking place from 3007 onwards. The headless body of Spiro Agnew is likewise re-elected as Vice-President. (5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
3004? Farnsworth deems Amy's Ph.D. studies complete but neglects to inform her. ("You were ready six years ago!") (6ACV08) That Darn Katz!
3005 The Planet Express Delivery Service is "cancelled" by the Box Delivery Network, though nobody informs the Planet Express crew about this for two years. (5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
3007? Tonya is born. (She is six years old in this episode.) (7ACV25) Stench And Stenchibility
26th November 3007 or earlier Bender travels back in time from late 3007 to collect a healthy body for Hermes Conrad. He then hides in the limestone cavern underneath the Planet Express building until the "present day". This creates a time paradox which is seamlessly resolved by the Time Code. The duplicate body is eventually destroyed. (5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
27th November 3007

Events of "Bender's Big Score". This feature-length episode takes place (mainly) in late 3007; it seems logical to assume that its events begin on 27th November 3007, precisely 1000 years after the real-life US release of the "Bender's Big Score" DVD.

During this episode, Bender travels back to 1351 BCE, 1509 CE, 2308 CE, and many other eras, retrieving priceless treasures and bringing them to the present day. Many of his trips (e.g. acquiring the sarcophagus of pharaoh Amenhotep III and the 2308 Nobel Peace Prize) fulfill established history because the treasures in question are lost to history; however, equally many (the Mona Lisa, Vincent van Gogh's Self-portrait of Autumn 1887) result in the creation of doomed time paradox duplicates of the artifacts in question. All these duplicates are destroyed by the end of the episode, however, resolving the paradoxes. Bender's head is already 1045 years older than his body due to the events of "Roswell That Ends Well", but during this episode his head and body both accrue a grand total of more than a hundred thousand years of additional age.

(5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
13th December 3007

Having used the Time Code to return to 12:30am, 1st January 2000, Fry is reported dead. However, having frozen himself for a thousand years by accident a second time (12:32am) and then frozen himself for another 7.95 years (31st December 2999), Fry returns to the future and interrupts his own funeral. The Time Code is erased from his butt at this point.

(5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
24th December 3007

By this time the Planet Express crew is destitute and living on the street.

(5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
4:00pm, 27th December 3007 Leela's marriage to Lars is set for this date. Hermes' time-paradox duplicate body is destroyed. Lars realises that he, too is a doomed time-paradox duplicate and calls off the wedding. (5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
1st January 3008

Nudar, the last surviving scammer, threatens Leela, Fry and Lars in the cryogenics laboratory. To protect Leela, Lars unfreezes Bender-B (see 12:31am, January 1, 2000) and blows himself up along with Nudar. At Lars' funeral, Bender, now in funeral wear, extracts the Time Code tattoo from Lars' butt cheek and travels back to January 1, 2000 one final to paste it onto Fry's ass, completing the Time Code causal loop. Finally, due to overuse of the Time Code, spacetime rips open over Earth.

(5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
31st January 3008

Events of "The Beast With A Billion Backs". It's day 31 since space ripped open.

According to Zap, 3008 is the Year of the Tiger. In the Chinese calendar the first month or two of 3008 are the year of the Hare and the remainder is the year of the Dragon.

(5ACV05-08) The Beast With A Billion Backs
3008?

Events of "Bender's Game". Cubert still appears to be physically identical to when he was first seen in 3001, and Dwight Conrad also appears not to have aged. Leela says she first met her parents "a few years ago".

Farnsworth brings the second dark matter metaparticle ("anti-backwards crystal") back into contact with the first, neutralising all dark matter in the universe and making it useless as an energy source. As seen in the next movie, whale oil is used as a substitute from now on.

(5ACV09-12) Bender's Game
3008 Bender robs Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at gunpoint. ("Last year") (5ACV13-16) Into The Wild Green Yonder
8th November 3008 Nixon again wins the World Presidency. (5ACV13-16) Into The Wild Green Yonder
3008 Langdon Cobb is a guest on Tea With Titans to discuss the bag he wears on his head. (7ACV04) The Thief Of Baghead
3009? The aforementioned McDLT advertisement (see 1985) finally arrives on Thuban 9. ("We just got that commercial last year.") (6ACV08) That Darn Katz!
3009? Zoidberg starts video-dating Zindy. ("For the last four years") (7ACV25) Stench And Stenchibility
3009

Events of "Into The Wild Green Yonder". 3009 is the year of the poker tournament in this episode. The green, lifegiving chi returns to the universe, emanating from a point in deepest space and catalysing great biodiversity in the nearby violet dwarf star system. A single new Encyclopod is born.

The Encyclopod exterminates the last remaining Dark One (a Martian muck leech), resurrects all extinct animals in the universe, and mysteriously stores the DNA of the human race.

(5ACV13-16) Into The Wild Green Yonder
3009 Events of "Rebirth". This episode picks up just seconds after "Into The Wild Green Yonder" left off. (6ACV01) Rebirth
3009? Events of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela". (6ACV02) In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela
3009 Events of "Attack Of The Killer App". While passing this event for the second time in "The Late Philip J. Fry", which takes place in 3010, Farnsworth remarks "one year to go" which places this episode in 3009. (6ACV03) Attack Of The Killer App
3010 "Three thousand and ten is exactly the same as nineteen sixty-two" according to the opening song of this episode. (5ACV13-16) Into The Wild Green Yonder
1st July 3010 Events of "Proposition Infinity". The year number is from Jim's epitaph, the date is Canadian Independence Day according to Amy's calendar. (6ACV04) Proposition Infinity
3010? Events of "The Duh-Vinci Code". The events of this episode last at least six weeks: two weeks with Fry in hospital, another month with him and Farnsworth in transit to planet Vinci, and probably another month for their return journey. (6ACV05) The Duh-Vinci Code
3010? Events of "Lethal Inspection". Bender claims he was "in Italy last week" referring to the events of "The Duh-Vinci Code". Presumably he hung around waiting for Fry and Farnsworth to return. (6ACV06) Lethal Inspection
11:50am, 29th July 3010

Fry wakes up late for work (a little curious since this is a Sunday), having overslept due to Bender having noisy robot sex in the next room. He also arrives late for Leela's (35th?) birthday lunch at Elzar's. He promises to meet Leela for dinner at the Cavern On The Green instead.

Cubert inexplicably still looks 13 in this episode, despite having been originally cloned in 2989.

(6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
10:05pm, 29th July 3010

Fry and Bender are roped into testing Farnsworth's new forwards time machine. While Fry records a birthday video greeting for Leela, the machine malfunctions, flinging all three of them into the distant future. Fry drops his greetings card into the timestream.

(6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
10:06pm, 29th July 3010

Fry, Bender and Farnsworth were supposed to arrive here.

However, they do not. Leela is again stood up and assumes that Fry joined Farnsworth and Bender at Hedonismbot's bachelor party. Since the party tragically ended in a nuclear explosion, Farnsworth, Bender and Fry are all assumed dead.

Leela seizes control of the Planet Express corporation and immediately lays Zoidberg off.

(6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
3030 Leela, now 55 years old, has turned Planet Express into a thriving business... and is making eyes at Cubert, who is now 41. (6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
3050

Planet Express is a huge and successful corporation. Leela, now 75 years old, has married and then divorced Cubert, who is now seeing Amy.

Fry's card falls out of the timestream and Leela discovers the true fates of Fry, Farnsworth and Bender. She visits the (now abandoned) Cavern On The Green and writes a message in pores in the roof of the cave. Over millions of years, the dripping pores will form stalagmites, which Leela hopes Fry will one day return to read.

(6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
4:55am, 3rd December 10,000

Fry, Bender and Farnsworth arrive here instead. By this time, human civilisation has fallen, as have the ape, bird, cow and slug civilisations which followed it. The former site of New New York City is a desolate wasteland.

The three time travellers decide to continue into the future in search of a backwards time machine that can bring them home. They visit all of the following future eras:

(6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
105105 Earth is an icy wasteland ruled by hostile walrus-riding laser Inuit. (6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
252525 Earth is mediaeval, its sole inhabitant apparently being the ostrich-riding knight from Joust. (6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
351120 Earth is flooded, and its ocean contains enormous bloodthirsty shrimps. (6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
1,000,000½ Humankind is enslaved by giraffe. (6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
5,000,000 Earth resembles the future of H. G. Wells' The Time Machine, with society consisting of hyper-advanced elflike beings and moronic Dumblocks. Fry, Bender and Farnsworth visit this era and are promised a backwards time machine within five years. (6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
5,000,005 Dumblocks have taken over Earth and there is no backwards time machine. (6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
10,000,000 Earth resembles the future of the "Terminator" movies, a grim dystopia with humanity at war with genocidal machines of its own creation. (6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
50,000,000 Earth is a utopian, advanced society populated by gorgeous females. (6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
8:05am, 3rd December 1,000,000,000

All life on Earth is extinct and there is no backwards time machine.

Fry finally returns to the Cavern On The Green, 999,996,990 years late for his dinner date with Leela. He discovers her message written in stalagmites on the ground, then returns to Farnsworth and Bender and they continue on to the end of the universe.

(6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
~1040

Earth has been destroyed, all stars in the universe have exploded and the last protons in the universe have decayed leaving nothing but vast, eternal emptiness.









































A second Big Bang exactly identical to the first occurs, and an entirely new universe exactly identical to the first arises. This entire timeline repeats itself in every detail from start to finish, with the following addition:

(6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
1940 or so Farnsworth briefly exits the time machine and assassinates Adolf Hitler, although this seems to have had no lasting effect on the timeline by the 31st century. (6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
3009 Fry, Farnsworth and Bender attempt to guide in their time machine for a landing. "One year to go!" (6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
January 3010 "Six months!" (6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
June 3010 "One month!" (6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
15th July 3010 "Two weeks!" (6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
9:05pm, 29th July 3010 "One hour!" (6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
10:04:30pm, 29th July 3010

"Thirty seconds!"

Farnsworth falls on the machine and he, Fry and Bender are again plunged into the incomprehensibly distant future.

(6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
10:05pm, 29th July 3010 Offscreen, and unseen, the Farnsworth, Fry and Bender from iteration 2 of the universe begin their own independent journey to circumnavigate the entirety of history. (6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
~10,000

Farnsworth, Fry and Bender from iteration 1 land here. They then set off into the future again.

The entire timeline repeats itself a third time. Iteration 2 of the universe comes to an end...









































...and is replaced with iteration 3, which is again exactly like iteration 1 but with the following addition:

(6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
1940 or so

Offscreen, and unseen, Farnsworth from iteration 2 briefly exits the time machine and assassinates Adolf Hitler.

Meanwhile, Farnsworth from iteration 1 attempts the same assassination, but accidentally kills Eleanor Roosevelt instead. Neither of these have any effect on the future.

(6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
10:04:30pm, 29th July 3010

Offscreen, and unseen, Fry, Bender and Farnsworth from iteration 2 try and fail to land where they originally took off from, and are plunged into the future.

(6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
10:05pm, 29th July 3010

Farnsworth, Fry and Bender from iteration 1 of the universe re-emerge into reality and land on top of Farnsworth, Fry and Bender from iteration 3, killing them all instantly and assuming their identities

Fry from iteration 1 makes it to his date with Leela from iteration 3 on time. Meanwhile, Bender buries the bodies.

(6ACV07) The Late Philip J. Fry
3010? Events of "That Darn Katz!" Amy obtains her Ph.D. and becomes Doctor Amy Wong. Also, the rotation of the Earth is reversed, now rotating from west to east. (6ACV08) That Darn Katz!
3010? Events of "A Clockwork Origin". (6ACV09) A Clockwork Origin
3010?

Events of "The Prisoner Of Benda".

Farnsworth is a man "enter[ing] his eighteenth decade" i.e. soon to turn 170 years old. That places this episode between 9th April 3010 and 8th April 3011.

(6ACV10) The Prisoner Of Benda
3010

Events of "Lrreconcilable Ndndifferences".

The 3010 San Diego Comic-Con takes place during this episode.

(6ACV11) Lrreconcilable Ndndifferences
3010?

Events of "The Mutants Are Revolting".

The Planet Express crew are called upon to make their 100th delivery, which is "almost 10 per year" according to Hermes, meaning that Planet Express has taken just over 10 years to deliver this many packages. Hermes is almost certainly counting from the year 3000.

Planet Express was actually founded in 2961 but it is entirely conceivable that the organisation made no successful deliveries until Fry, Leela and Bender joined the crew, and Hermes is counting from their first successful delivery (to the Moon in "The Series Has Landed", set early in 3000).

(6ACV12) The Mutants Are Revolting
3010 Leela lends Amy some earrings, which she retrieves during this episode. (7ACV26) Meanwhile
3011? Events of "The Silence Of The Clamps". (6ACV14) The Silence Of The Clamps
3011? Events of "Möbius Dick". (6ACV15) Möbius Dick
8th August 3011? Events of "Law And Oracle". This episode obviously covers a span of at least a few weeks, but Bender's Maltese Liquor heist takes place "next Thursday 8th" according to the calendar seen on the screen. A year and month aren't specified, but assuming the year is 3011, that can only be 8th August. (6ACV16) Law And Oracle
3011? Events of "Benderama". (6ACV17) Benderama
3011? Events of "The Tip Of The Zoidberg". Farnsworth's Tritonian hypermalaria symptoms reappear, but it turns out to be yetiism, which Zoidberg is able to cure. (6ACV18) The Tip Of The Zoidberg
3011? Events of "Ghost In The Machines". (6ACV19) Ghost In The Machines
3011

Events of "Neutopia". The current year is visible on Victor's wristwatch.

It's "five years from now" on Acapulsar, but that's a zoneinfo concern, not one of this timeline.

(6ACV20) Neutopia
3011? Events of "Yo Leela Leela". (6ACV21) Yo Leela Leela
3011? Events of "Fry Am The Egg Man". (6ACV22) Fry Am The Egg Man
3011? Events of "All The Presidents' Heads". Drinking crushed opal fluid, Planet Express employees visit the 1960s, the Prohibition, and finally the colonial era, making slight modifications to history. (6ACV23) All The Presidents' Heads
3011? Events of "Cold Warriors". (6ACV24) Cold Warriors
3011?

Events of "Overclockwise".

Cubert is still inexplicably 12 years old, despite having turned 13 in "Bender Should Not Be Allowed On Television".

(6ACV25) Overclockwise
3011? Farnsworth promises the Planet Express crew new uniforms. (7ACV12) 31st Century Fox
3012? Events of "The Bots And The Bees". College registration day (September) happens during this episode, which covers at least 14 days of real of time. (7ACV01) The Bots And The Bees
3012 Events of "A Farewell To Arms". "That's the year that's this year!" A month passes while Fry and Leela's clone arms grow. (7ACV02) A Farewell To Arms
29 September 3012

Chris Zaxxar Travers is born in Nairobi, Kenya. Although the events (and dystopic possible future) seen in this episode are largely undone by time travel, this birth still happens.

(7ACV03) Decision 3012
3 November 3012

Events of "Decision 3012". Richard Nixon is again elected President of Earth, having run unopposed.

(7ACV03) Decision 3012
3012 Events of "The Thief Of Baghead". "Calculon 2.0" takes place in 3013, exactly one year after this episode. (7ACV03) The Thief Of Baghead
3011 to 3012?

Events of "Zapp Dingbat".

"Mutants weren't allowed to leave the sewers until last year", referring to the events of "The Mutants Are Revolting", starting this episode off in 3011, but then Fry, Bender and Morris go surfing at Rose Bowl Halftime (1 January), the Rio Carnival (Lent) and St. Patrick's Day (17 March), all presumably in 3012.

(7ACV05) Zapp Dingbat
3012? Events of "The Butterjunk Effect". (7ACV06) The Butterjunk Effect
3012 Events of "The Six Million Dollar Mon". Roberto's grave reads "3001-3012". A box marked "Kitchen Records June-August 3012" appears in this episode, presumably placing it in September or later. (7ACV07) The Six Million Dollar Mon
July to October 3012? Events of "Fun On A Bun". "It's July, right? Let's wait three months and go to Oktoberfest!" (7ACV08) Fun On A Bun
3012? Events of "Free Will Hunting". (7ACV09) Free Will Hunting
3012? Events of "Near-Death Wish". (7ACV10) Near-Death Wish
3012? Events of "Viva Mars Vegas". (7ACV11) Viva Mars Vegas
3012? Events of "31st Century Fox". (7ACV12) 31st Century Fox
December 3012? Fry visits his Gram-Gram and Shabadoo in the Near-Death Star. (7ACV10) Near-Death Wish
3013 Events of "Forty Percent Leadbelly". Date is seen at Bender's funeral. (7ACV14) Forty Percent Leadbelly
3013? Events of "2-D Blacktop". (7ACV15) 2-D Blacktop
3013? Events of "T.: The Terrestrial". (7ACV16) T.: The Terrestrial
3013? Events of "Fry And Leela's Big Fling". (7ACV17) Fry And Leela's Big Fling
3013? Events of "The Inhuman Torch". (7ACV18) The Inhuman Torch
3013 Events of "Calculon 2.0". Date is revealed at Calculon's funeral. (7ACV20) Calculon 2.0
3013? Events of "Assie Come Home". (7ACV21) Assie Come Home
3013? Events of "Leela And The Genestalk". (7ACV22) Leela And The Genestalk
24 Flomuary 3013 Digby, searching for his ship lost on 31 December 2999, arrives at planet Z-7 and bombards it with the ship's key fob melody from a spare set of keys. (7ACV23) Game Of Tones
39 Flomuary 3013 Digby continues to bombard Z-7, which shows cracks. (7ACV23) Game Of Tones
2 March 3013 Digby destroys Z-7 and sets course for Earth. (7ACV23) Game Of Tones
30 April 3013?

Arbor Day. Digby comes within broadcast range of Earth, continuing to broadcast the same deafening tones. In the United States, Arbor Day is observed on the last Friday in April.

(7ACV23) Game Of Tones
13 May 3013 Two weeks later, Digby finally arrives at Earth. Fry is able to remember and send the correct response tones, allowing Digby to land. The missing spacecraft is recovered. (7ACV23) Game Of Tones
3013? Events of "Murder On The Planet Express". (7ACV24) Murder On The Planet Express
3013? Events of "Stench And Stenchibility". (7ACV25) Stench And Stenchibility
3013 Events of "Meanwhile". "This is all so sudden! After thirteen years." (7ACV26) Meanwhile
3022? Kif's babies sprout legs and crawl back onto land as children. ("Twenty years") (4ACV01) Kif Gets Knocked Up A Notch
3026 Teleporters are invented, according to "that guy from the future", presumably a man of this era who travelled back to 3011. (6ACV20) Neutopia
3059 Time when Hermes, Farnsworth, Leela, Fry, Amy and Zoidberg finish digging up one-sixth of the planet Mars each, having started in 3009, according to Hermes' estimate ("Fifty years") (5ACV13-16) Into The Wild Green Yonder
3059 Time when Leela, Amy, and the rest of the Feministas would be released from prison if they served their full fifty-year sentence. (5ACV13-16) Into The Wild Green Yonder
3300 Trapped robots on the universe's last titanium mine on Titan are expected to all be dead by now. (2ACV03) A Head In The Polls
3313 After a 300-year sentence, Dr. Brutalov is unfrozen from carbonite and released from Fort 11-Worth Variable Security Prison. (7ACV14) Forty Percent Leadbelly
4000 The year Fry and his girlfriend would have woken up if they'd stayed frozen for another thousand years. (2ACV19) The Cryonic Woman
4000

Setting for the futuristic animated television show "Futurella".

(6ACV11) Lrreconcilable Ndndifferences
c. 4972 "A Brief History Of Time Travel", a copy of which will find its way back to 3007, is published. Note that even the title font resembles that of "A Brief History Of Time". The author may conceivably be Stephen Hawking. (5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
1,002,000 Bender-B would be unfrozen in this year, if he hadn't been unfrozen in 3007. (5ACV01-4) Bender's Big Score
8,003,011 The big rock alien on the planet Neutopia has plans for this time. ("I've got nothing to do for the next eight million years") (6ACV20) Neutopia
1,000,003,010? By now, Bender is dead thanks to his fatal construction defect. ("How much time do I have?" "Between a minute and a billion years") (6ACV06) Lethal Inspection
1,000,003,013? Bender intended to trap Flamo in the Arctic Ocean "for the next billion years". (7ACV18) The Inhuman Torch
1,000,000,003,011? "You may find your victory pyrrhic / when you're subject to this lyric / for a trillion years or so" (6ACV19) Ghost In The Machines
1,000,000,000,002,000 Al Gore, Fry, Deep Blue, Stephen Hawking, Nichelle Nicholls and Gary Gygax finish playing Dungeons & Dragons. "Who wants to play Dungeons and Dragons for the next quadrillion years?" (2ACV16) Anthology Of Interest

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Discussion (20)

2010-08-11 22:34:37 by Joe:

Wow..

2010-08-11 22:37:20 by JeremyBowers:

Rock on.

2010-08-12 01:00:15 by Lamp:

That's awesome.
I just have one small issue.
I don't think that the events in the episodes: "Anthology of Interest I" and "Anthology of Interest II" should be included, especially the last entry in the timeline. Events in these episodes are hypothetical events that are displayed on the Professor's "What-If Machine." As such, these events do not take place in the actual Futurama Universe or timeline, and should not be included.

2010-08-12 02:45:27 by eneekmot:

"Never put more effort into analysing a creative work than its creator(s) put into creating it."

Looks like you did a good job there, Sam. No, seriously, Futurama is remarkably consistent.

Most of these contradictions can be attributed to people not being exact when they're referring to dates. For example, "twenty years" may actually be "twenty-five years", but who's counting?

Oh, right.

2010-08-13 05:18:49 by Mitchell:

Interestingly enough, in Season 6 Episode 8 i beleive, there are several dozen new events starting at the year 3010~(or whatever we are upto) and continueing all the way upto the the end of entropy of the universe. Twice. Upon which the universe apparently is being reborn exactly the same each time. I will see if i can find it to list a few of the events in a moment:

2010-08-13 05:59:14 by Mitchell:

I feel silly, as you have s6 e7 information listed already and i just spent 30 minutes rewatching the episode to write down all of that information >.<

2010-08-16 05:26:26 by Harry:

Great work; congratulations. But I don't agree that we have a reliable date for Melllvar's birth. Your claim that he was born in about 2968 assumes either that his mother was using earth years when she said he was 34 (and there's no obvious reason why she would) or that the the year of his home planet is equal in length to the earth year (which seems unlikely). All we really know about Melllvar's age is that he's old enough to be considered an adult by the standards of energy beings.

2010-09-22 07:31:17 by Samuel:

I love when random references (all of which i remember) come up in the middle of events. Also, good work.

2010-09-22 19:33:32 by Libby:

No mention of the last alien invasion (within the professor's lifetime), when, according to him, they forced all the most intelligent people on Earth to breed continuously for several years? Can't remember exactly what episode that was from, think it was a fairly early one.

2010-09-22 19:34:43 by Sam:

There was no date for that reference.

2010-10-01 21:53:26 by Document:

One date of interest I might've included is the earliest real-world death date of a person later seen as a preserved head. Not sure who that would be; maybe one of the US Presidents.

2010-10-01 21:57:14 by Document:

Also, first contact with onion men made circa 1969, according to Nixon in Bender's Big Score.

2011-03-20 05:02:33 by Caleb:

TVTropes informs us: "The Movie Bender's Game practically canonises Walt, Larry and Igner's ages when Nibbler says "It was 36 years ago... now" when Mom started drilling for Dark Matter with the intention of selling it. With their ages being only a couple of years apart and Igner being unborn and only just concieved at the time (Mom didn't appear pregnant in flashbacks)...Walt is approximately 39, Larry is approximately 37, and Igner is approximately 35"

2011-07-07 22:40:40 by Antoine:

The Earth wasn't actually destroyed because of the Muhammad Ali fight with the giant Fraser. I think that was a joke mocking George Foreman since he's not the brightest candle on the cake.

2011-10-18 11:21:39 by David:

Small error: on night of 9th July 1947, "maternal grandmother" should be "paternal grandmother".

2011-12-21 20:49:48 by BuddyThirteen:

Hello. Founder of theinfosphere.org here. Have you peeked at our timeline? http://theinfosphere.org/Timeline It's pretty detailed.

Anyway, I think I might add this site to my RSS feed. I got here by StumbleUpon, reading "The Difference" and then I saw you had a post about Futurama. How can I resist?

2012-05-19 12:04:29 by unclechuck:

This is amazing but it fails to explain why Fry gets into the cryogenics lab in Old New York but gets out in New New York despite Old New York being totally buried. Also we watch the whole thing through the window so he can't have been moved, it's the same building.

2014-03-20 04:20:01 by john:

@unclechuck

The building itself could have been moved, or a higher floor could have been remodeled to be the new ground-level entrance.

2014-03-28 05:01:32 by putting:

I'm sorry if this question appears obnoxious, but...what was the point of this? <br> You've done all this work, and now what? You've determined that Futurama is relatively consistent when it comes to dates. Great. But...how does it matter? <br> I'm sorry, I'm genuinely curious what the utility of this is to you.

2014-04-01 01:08:26 by chridd:

For some reason, this page seems to be listed twice in the RSS feed, and it's confusing my RSS reader slightly.