Co-executive producer Ken Keeler, Co-executive producer Eric Horsted, Producer Lewis Morton, Producer J. Stewart Burns, Producer Patric M. Verrone, Co-producer Alex Johns, Co-producer Mili Smythe, Consulting producers Tom Gammill & Max Pross, Consulting producer Richard Raynis, Producer Brian J. Cowan, Produced by Jason Grode, Produced by Claudia Katz, Supervising directors Rich Moore, Gregg Vanzo
#1 Space Pilot 3000: Aired Sunday, March 28, 1999
Fry, a miserable pizza delivery-boy, is accidently cryogenically frozen, and wakes up on December 31st, 2999. He meets Bender, a suicidal alcoholic robot, and is hunted by Leela, who ends up defecting and escaping the job police with Fry. He and his two new friends become the new crew for a space-ship developed by Fry's nephew many times removed.
Leela gets made captain of the Planet Express ship, and the team's first delivery is to the amusement park on the moon. Fry wants to see the real moon, and on an excursion he and Leela end up stuck in the original moon landing vehicle, where Leela finally sees the moon in the romantic way that Fry does. Bender finds romance with a farmer's daughter robot. Amy Wong learns to pilot the ship after losing the keys in a mechanical claw prize game.
Fry moves into Bender's tiny robot apartment, but it's too small for a human to live in. The two friends move into a larger apartment, but Bender gets kicked out because he ruins TV reception for all the apartments on their floor. Bender cuts off his antenna in order to live with Fry, but then Fry feels badly so he moves back to Bender's old place... which turns out to have a huge sunny closet that's perfect for Fry.
Bender, Fry, and Leela have to deliver a package to a planet inhabited by human-hating robots, and Bender decides to stay there and enjoy his new-found fame until the elder robots threaten to kill his human friends.
Fry checks his old bank account, and realizes that with the interest accumulated over a thousand years, he is now a billionaire. Not only can he afford to bail Bender out of jail for shop-lifting, but he spends millions re-creating the twentieth century, including buying the last can of anchovies on earth for 50 million dollars.
Bender becomes the ship's cook, but his main ingredient is salt. Fry becomes king of an alien planet after accidentally drinking their liquid ruler, and Leela has to come to his rescue when he becomes the target of an assassination plot.
With the professor's new invention, the Smell-o-scope, Fry discovers a huge smelly ball of garbage from the 21st century hurtling through space towards earth. Fry must teaches everyone in now-clean New New York to make more garbage to launch another ball that should deflect the first ball.
Bender starts abusing electricity, and in order to save himself he finds religion. Leela and Fry hate the new religious Bender, and so take him to Atlantic City and tempt him back to women, smoking and drinking. Bender ends up in Robot Hell for his sins and Leela and Fry must save him. Guest starring The Beastie Boys.