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* A crossover episode for ''The Simpsons'' and ''[[Family Guy]]'' was announced two days before this episode was. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/07/18/simpsons-family-guy-crossover-episode/|title='The Simpsons,' 'Family Guy' doing crossover episode|author=Dan Snierson|date=2013-7-18|site=''Entertainment Weekly''|accessdate=2013-7-24}}</ref>
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* A crossover episode for ''The Simpsons'' and ''[[Family Guy]]'', titled "The Simpsons Guy", was announced two days before this episode was. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/07/18/simpsons-family-guy-crossover-episode/|title='The Simpsons,' 'Family Guy' doing crossover episode|author=Dan Snierson|date=2013-7-18|site=''Entertainment Weekly''|accessdate=2013-7-24}}</ref>
 
* The writer of the episode, J. Stewart Burns, has written for both shows. Other people who have written for both shows include [[Bill Odenkirk]], [[Brian Kelley]], [[Dan Vebber]], [[David X. Cohen]], [[Eric Kaplan]], [[Jeff Westbrook]], [[Josh Weinstein]], [[Ken Keeler]], and [[Patric M. Verrone]]. Burns also wrote [[Futurama (video game)|the ''Futurama'' video game]].
 
* The writer of the episode, J. Stewart Burns, has written for both shows. Other people who have written for both shows include [[Bill Odenkirk]], [[Brian Kelley]], [[Dan Vebber]], [[David X. Cohen]], [[Eric Kaplan]], [[Jeff Westbrook]], [[Josh Weinstein]], [[Ken Keeler]], and [[Patric M. Verrone]]. Burns also wrote [[Futurama (video game)|the ''Futurama'' video game]].
 
* This is the second speaking appearance of a ''Futurama'' character in a ''Simpsons'' episode. John DiMaggio voiced Bender in the {{s|season 16|season-16}} episode "{{s|Future-Drama}}".
 
* This is the second speaking appearance of a ''Futurama'' character in a ''Simpsons'' episode. John DiMaggio voiced Bender in the {{s|season 16|season-16}} episode "{{s|Future-Drama}}".

Revision as of 23:20, 19 September 2013

The Simpsons episode
Simpsorama
Written byJ. Stewart Burns [1]
First air date2014 [1]
Additional
Commentary
(Transcript)
Transcript
Pictures
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"Simpsorama" is an upcoming episode of The Simpsons the story of which features the characters of Futurama. It was announced on 20 July 2013, at Comic-Con, by Simpsons executive producer Al Jean.

The episode was written by Futurama and Simpsons writer J. Stewart Burns. It was recorded in August 2013, and will air on Fox, as either the season-25 finale, in May 2014, or the season-26 premiere, in fall 2014. [1]

Plot

Bart Simpson does something that affects the future in a really bad way, so Bender travels back in time to kill him. [1]

Production

Al Jean said of the episode:

Futurama is such an easy fit. (...) It's really funny, and their show lends itself to any variety of plot lines. By having them on, we have a little freedom... The biggest thrill for me is that we don't have to adjust the animation style. [1]

On 19 September 2013, cast member John DiMaggio posted a picture of the episode's production script on his Twitter page, [2] revealing the episode's title.

Additional information

Trivia

Allusions

  • The episode's plot seems to be based on that of the Star Trek episode "The City on the Edge of Forever", the writer of which, Harlan Ellison, was credited for the synopsis by Al Jean after the episode's announcement. [1]
    • Coincidentally, Ellison will guest-star in a season-25 episode of The Simpsons. [4]

Characters

(In alphabetic order)

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Dan Snierson (20 July 2013). 'The Simpsons' to join forces with 'Futurama' for crossover episode. (Entertainment Weekly.) Retrieved on 24 July 2013.
  2. ^ John DiMaggio (19 September 2013). TheJohnDiMaggio: ;). (Twitter.) Retrieved on 19 September 2013.
  3. ^ Dan Snierson (18 July 2013). 'The Simpsons,' 'Family Guy' doing crossover episode. (Entertainment Weekly.) Retrieved on 24 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Mike" (22 March 2013). Ellison Coming To The Simpsons. (File 770.) Retrieved on 24 July 2013.

See also