- Not to be confused with 2001: A Space Odyssey.
- The movie Jury Duty II: Trouble on the Hubble starring Pauly Shore released.
- Fry's ex-girlfriend Michelle leaves her husband and family behind and freezes herself for 265 years (later changed to 990 by Lars), unaware that Fry has also been frozen.
- Brain Spawn use the Infosphere to start 1000 year quest to obtain all knowledge in the universe.
Real World Production
- 21 January
- 4 February
- Episode thirty three, "Amazon Women in the Mood", is aired.
- 11 February
- Episode thirty eight, "Bendless Love", is aired.
- 18 February
- Episode thirty nine, "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid", is aired.
- 25 February
- Episode fourty, "That's Lobstertainment!", is aired.
- 4 March
- Episode thirty seven, "The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz", is aired.
- 11 March
- Episode thirty six, "The Luck of the Fryrish", is aired.
- 1 April
- Episode fourty one, "The Cyber House Rules", is aired.
- 8 April
- Episode fourty three, "Insane in the Mainframe", is aired.
- 22 April
- Episode fourty five, "Bendin' in the Wind", is aired.
- 6 May
- Episode fourty six, "Time Keeps on Slippin'", is aired.
- 13 May
- Episode fourty seven, "I Dated a Robot", is aired.
- 9 December
- Episode fifty one, "Roswell that Ends Well", is aired.
- 23 December
- Episode thirty five, "A Tale of Two Santas", is aired.
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