Season 4

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Season 4
Original run10 February, 2002 —
10 August, 2003
No. of episodes18
Special guestsSee here
On DVD(s)Volume Four
← Season 3 Season 5 →
Episode listing
  1. Season 1
  2. Season 2
  3. Season 3
  4. Season 4
  5. Season 5 (films)
  6. Season 6
  7. Season 7
  8. Season 8

Production Season 4 was the fourth and last season of the first run of Futurama. It consisted of 18 episodes, and ended with what became a 'series finale'. It was not until 23 March, 2008, that a new episode of Futurama would air on television again.

Production season 4 was broadcast as both season 4 and 5. Fortunately, the last episode, "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings" aired as the last episode of the first run of Futurama.

Plot development

This season continues on the relationship between Amy Wong and Kif Kroker, but also continues story arcs for Turanga Leela and Philip J. Fry, revealing that Leela is not an alien, but a mutant, and exploring Fry's destiny.


The people at FOX Network told the writers and producers that this season might be the last thing they were ever going to do. But there was a 50-50 chance that the show might get picked up again. The writers, specifically Ken Keeler, wrote the season finale, which turned out later to be the series finale, as a closure episode, but without wrapping everything up.


This is considered by many fans to be the best season of Futurama. "Jurassic Bark", The Sting, and "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings" are often considered to be the most moving episodes. "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles", The Why of Fry, and "The Farnsworth Parabox" are also favorites among fans.


Title Original airdate
Production code TV Broadcast #
Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch 12 January, 2003 4ACV01 S05E05 55
Leela's Homeworld 17 February, 2002 4ACV02 S04E05 56
Love and Rocket 10 February, 2002 4ACV03 S04E04 57
Less than Hero 2 March, 2003 4ACV04 S05E06 58
A Taste of Freedom 22 December, 2002 4ACV05 S05E04 59
Bender Should Not Be Allowed on Television 3 August, 2003 4ACV06 S05E15 60
Jurassic Bark 17 November, 2002 4ACV07 S05E02 61
Crimes of the Hot 10 November, 2002 4ACV08 S05E01 62
Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles 17 November, 2003 4ACV09 S05E07 63
The Why of Fry 6 April, 2003 4ACV10 S05E08 64
Where No Fan Has Gone Before 21 April, 2002 4ACV11 S04E12 65
The Sting 1 June, 2003 4ACV12 S05E09 66
Bend Her 20 July, 2003 4ACV13 S05E13 67
Obsoletely Fabulous 27 July, 2003 4ACV14 S05E14 68
The Farnsworth Parabox 8 June, 2003 4ACV15 S05E10 69
Three Hundred Big Boys 15 June, 2003 4ACV16 S05E11 70
Spanish Fry 13 July, 2003 4ACV17 S05E12 71
The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings 10 August, 2003 4ACV18 S05E16 72

Additional Info


  • Mirsky is credited as a staff writer in all of the season's episodes.