Kevin: So you know, Futurama is getting canceled again.
Me: What the hell? Why?
Kevin: I don’t know. It’s a real shame.
Me: That’s horrible news. Why don’t more people watch Futurama? What the hell is wrong them?
Kevin: Beats me but to be honest I never watch the new episodes when they air. I just catch the repeats.
That snippet of our conversation perfectly captures the plight of Futurama, a beloved science fiction comedy program doomed to be forever underappreciated and neglected by network executives. Alas, despite a miraculous comeback, we are being forced to say goodbye to it once again. I don’t want to live on this planet any more!