The Cryonic Woman
Episode 3 of 15 within Season Three : FOX. Item 32 of 145 overall.
Production number 2ACV19.
J. Stewart Burns - Writer
Mark Ervin - Director
68 votes

When Leela accidentally leaves the keys in the ignition of the Planet Express, Fry and Bender decide that it's the perfect opportunity to go joy-riding. This decision, unfortunately costs the entire crew their jobs -- and Fry and Bender lay blame on Leela. She decides to return to her former job at the cryonic lab, but before doing so accidentally implants her job chip into Fry and his chip into her.

Now Fry is in charge of assigning jobs to the recently thawed and Leela is one of the best-looking pizza delivery girls in New New York. Fry's first assignment on the job brings him a big surprise -- he unthaws Michelle, his former girlfriend from 1999, who voluntarily froze herself after Fry's disappearance.

original airdate--December 03,2000  rating--4.3 million


music--"Theme from Futurama" by Christopher Tyng


opening subtitle-- Not a Substitute for Human Interaction

opening cartoon--"Up to Mars" (1930)

Goofs: After destroying the toy spaceship Bender place the hammer on the ground in front of him. When it cuts the hammer has changed position.

Trivia: In this episode, one revived cryogenic patient tells Fry he froze himself because he wanted to meet Shakespeare and assumed time was cyclical. Fry tells him it only moves in a straight line. However, in "Futurama" (1999) {The Late Philip J. Fry (#6.7)}, this assumption is proven wrong, as Fry, the Professor and Bender accidently overshoot while testing a new time machine, and have to travel through all of human existence to get home.


"Pizza delivery boy and major underachieving loser, Philip J. Fry, is cryogenically frozen by accident on New Year's Eve, 1999 and re-awakened 1000 years later in the 31st century".

related items

Previous episode :
031 War is the H-Word
Next episode :
033 Parasites Lost
Related to this story :
001 Space Pilot 3000
  Futurama, Season One
074 Bender's Big Score (II)
  Futurama, Season Six
089 Bender's Big Score
  Futurama, Direct-to-DVD Movies

regional titles

The Cryonic Woman
La femme cryonique
Die Frau, die aus der Kälte kam
An Woman Cryonic
Un amore sbucato dal passato
Mujer Crionica