17 GIFs of Things 'Futurama' Did Better Than Anyone Else
Of course, what "Futurama" is best known for is coming back from the dead. There have already been three series finales — at the end of the Fox run ("The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings"), the end of the direct-to-DVD movie series "Into the Wild Green Yonder," and Wednesday's "Overclockwise". And there's even talk of a future movie or another direct-to-DVD release. But here are 17 things that can be rendered in GIF form.
1. The Best "Fish Out of Water" Metaphor
You'd think shooting a guy 1,000 years into the future would be the ultimate "fish out of water" story. Until the writers sent Fry to a robot mental hospital. Just remember that as bad as your day may be, it could always get worse.
2. The Best Suck-up
The term "yes men" is so '80s, and "sycophant" sounds like a dying pachyderm. We suggest a new term: "zoidberg." Because up is never going to get sucked more than Zoidberg kissing the feet of alternate-universe Zoidberg holding a box containing our universe.
3. The Best Expression of Rampant Consumerism
It's is already a well-known meme on the Internet, but this one moves!
4. The Best All-Purpose Critique