First Look: This Fall’s ‘Simpsons’ Crossover with ‘Futurama’

By September 5, 2014

We’ve already gotten a taste of what “Family Guy” and “The Simpsons” will be like together when the season premieres of both animated shows combine to form a one-hour crossover episode on September 28th. But now we have a tease of another big crossover coming to Springfield this fall.

Matt Groening’s other big animated series “Futurama,” which has now ended, is being brought back to life for a crossover episode with “The Simpsons” on November 9th. Fry, Leela,  Bender and more will all end up in Springfield thanks to a Terminator-style story that begins when Bart blows his nose on a sandwich that he places in a time capsule.

Flashforward to the 31st century where Bart’s mucus has mixed with Milhouse’s rabbit foot and some radioactive ooze, creating some kind of global catastrophe. And that’s where Bender comes into play, sent back in time to kill Bart and stop this madness. And as you can see above (via EW), at some point Homer will encounter Bender in his quest for Bart’s death. Appropriately, this episode is called “Simpsorama,” and it sounds like an absolute blast for fans of both shows.

The Simpsons - Futurama - Comics

This won’t be the first time “The Simpsons” and “Futurama” have crossed over though. There’s a limited series of comics that feature the two shows crossing over (as you can see above), but this is the first time the two shows have merged in a television event like this. Much like the “Family Guy” crossover, it’s certainly a gimmick, but the writers seem well aware of this fact as the episode is being billed as what happens when “a show out of ideas teams up with a show out of episodes.”

Executive producer Al Jean explains the impetus behind the crossover saying, “They were going off the air, so I thought people would really love it if we had one more chance to see those characters.” That does seem to make this crossover a little more special. Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr, Tress MacNeille, and Maurice LaMarche will all be involved, so make sure to tune in this fall to get a glimpse of the Planet Express crew on a new adventure one last time.

“The Simpsons” have been all the rage again lately since FXX has been playing every single episode of the series over a 12-day marathon, and soon enough everyone will be able to watch them on demand and in syndication all over again. What better time to catch up with everyone’s favorite yellow family and see them get caught up in some craziness with Matt Groening’s futuristic cartoon misfits?

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Ethan Anderton
Some of his favorite films include Ghostbusters, The Empire Strikes Back and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, while his favorite TV series include LOST, Mad Men, 30 Rock, Parks & Recreation, Arrested Development and Saturday Night Live.
  • Seems like this crossover between Futurama and the Simpsons is being much looked forward too. I believe it’s going to be a huge success!