First I read the title as "overly depressed" and was mighty confused. Then I read the thread, and was still confused, but on a higher level.
Originally posted by KurtPikachu2001:
One of the many reasons I like Futurama is because every character gets it. Fry has gotten his, as did Bender, Leela, and so forth. All the characters are treated as equals, expect maybe Zoidberg. I'm glad Leela wasn't overly repressed by the writers just because she has one eye, or Bender for being immoral, or Fry for being a little dumb.
Actually Fry, Leela and Bender each have 3-4 times as much screentime, as any other character. (semi)-proof
, yeah I know it's not statistical accurate, but it's the best there is.
But I know what you mean, the show feel pretty balanced, and I actually prefer the balanced episodes where as many characters as possible have an eqaul part to play. Casein point "Xmas Story" or "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles".