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Netflix’s decision to remove some seasons of Futurama came as a blow to members of a subreddit called r/Futurama_sleepers, a community of thousands of people who use the show as sleep-inducing white noise. “For the last decade or so, I’ve gotten into the habit of falling asleep watching Futurama,” Jason Koebler writes. You know the anxiety that wakes you up in a dark pool of your failings? The uncertainty in which you live? This technique helps: You switch on Netflix. You choose a show you’ve already seen. You know the ending. You can rest.
Dear Futurama_sleepers, you have options! As a Netflix denizen and lifelong insomniac, I’ve snared sleep using Fawlty Towers, Arrested Development, Golden Girls, The Office, Seinfeld, A Bit of Frye and Laurie, That Mitchell and Webb Look, and a long-running favorite: Peep Show.
But the clear winner — when it comes to Sleep TV — is Frasier.