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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 {{date|20 July}} [[2013]], at {{w|San Diego Comic-Con International|Comic-Con}}, by ''Simpsons'' executive producer {{s|Al Jean}}.
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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 {{date|20 July}} [[2013]], at {{w|San Diego Comic-Con International|Comic-Con}}, by ''Simpsons'' {{cat|executive producer}} {{s|Al Jean}}.
  
The episode was written by ''Futurama'' and ''Simpsons'' writer [[J. Stewart Burns]]. It was initially scheduled to be recorded in {{August}} 2013, <ref name="Entertainment Weekly"/> but it appears to have actually been recorded in {{September}}. <ref>{{cite web|url=https://twitter.com/TheJohnDiMaggio/status/380740400413024256|title=TheJohnDiMaggio|author=John DiMaggio|date=2013-9-19|site=Twitter|accessdate=2013-9-19}}</ref> It will air on [[Fox Broadcasting Company|Fox]], as the {{s|season 25|season-25}} finale, in {{May}} [[2014]]. <ref name="Entertainment Weekly"/>
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The episode was [[writers and directors|written]] by ''Futurama''-and-{{s|list of writers|''Simpsons'' writer}} [[J. Stewart Burns]]. It was initially scheduled to be recorded in {{August}} 2013, <ref name="Entertainment Weekly"/> but it appears to have actually been recorded in {{September}}. <ref>{{cite web|url=https://twitter.com/TheJohnDiMaggio/status/380740400413024256|title=TheJohnDiMaggio|author=John DiMaggio|date=2013-9-19|site=Twitter|accessdate=2013-9-19}}</ref> It will air on [[Fox Broadcasting Company|Fox]], in fall [[2014]]. <ref name="March"/>
  
 
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{{quote|''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. <ref name="Entertainment Weekly">{{cite web|url=http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/07/20/the-simpsons-futurama-crossover-epsidoe/|title='The Simpsons' to join forces with 'Futurama' for crossover episode|author=Dan Snierson|date=2013-7-20|site=''{{w|Entertainment Weekly}}''|accessdate=2013-7-24}}</ref>}}
 
{{quote|''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. <ref name="Entertainment Weekly">{{cite web|url=http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/07/20/the-simpsons-futurama-crossover-epsidoe/|title='The Simpsons' to join forces with 'Futurama' for crossover episode|author=Dan Snierson|date=2013-7-20|site=''{{w|Entertainment Weekly}}''|accessdate=2013-7-24}}</ref>}}
  
On 19 September 2013, [[John DiMaggio]] posted a picture of the episode's [[production]] script on his {{w|Twitter}} page, <ref name="script">{{cite web|url=https://twitter.com/TheJohnDiMaggio/status/380741524847202304/photo/1|title=TheJohnDiMaggio|author=John DiMaggio|date=2013-9-19|site=Twitter|accessdate=2013-9-19}}</ref> revealing the episode's title.
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On {{date|19 September}} 2013, [[John DiMaggio]] posted a picture of the episode's [[production]] script on his [[Twitter]] page, <ref name="script">{{cite web|url=https://twitter.com/TheJohnDiMaggio/status/380741524847202304/photo/1|title=TheJohnDiMaggio|author=John DiMaggio|date=2013-9-19|site=Twitter|accessdate=2013-9-19}}</ref> revealing the episode's title.
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On 17 {{December}}, [[David X. Cohen]] said that the episode was being animated. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.nerdist.com/2013/12/david-x-cohen-reflects-on-the-end-of-futurama/|title=David X. Cohen Reflects on the End of FUTURAMA|author=[http://www.nerdist.com/author/kyle-anderson/ Kyle Anderson]|date=2013-12-17|site={{w|Nerdist Industries|Nerdist.com}}|accessdate=2013-12-18}}</ref>
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On {{date|4 March}}, it was revealed that the episode would air in the fall. <ref name="March">{{cite web|url=http://www.givememyremote.com/remote/2014/03/04/the-simpsons-al-jean-previews-the-upcoming-lego-episode-the-return-of-sideshow-bob-guest-spots-by-daniel-radcliffe-zach-galifianakis-and-more/|title=THE SIMPSONS: Al Jean Previews the Upcoming LEGO Episode, the Return of Sideshow Bob, Guest Spots by Daniel Radcliffe, Zach Galifianakis, and More|author=Marisa Roffman|date=2014-3-4|site={{w|Give Me My Remote}}|accessdate=2014-4-5}}</ref> At the time, the episode was expected to air in {{May}}, as the {{s|season 25|season-25}} finale. <ref name="Entertainment Weekly"/> <ref name="October">{{cite web|url=http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/10/11/simpsons-which-character-dies/|title='Simpsons' producer on mystery death: Even the actor doesn't know yet {{!}} Inside TV|author=Dan Snierson|date=2013-10-11|site=''Entertainment Weekly''|accessdate=2013-11-12}}</ref> It was also revealed that [[Maurice LaMarche]], who {{s|Maurice LaMarche#Characters voiced|often}} [[special guest|guest-stars]] on ''The Simpsons'', would be in the episode.
  
 
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* A crossover episode for ''The Simpsons'' and ''[[Family Guy]]'', titled "{{s|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>
 
* A crossover episode for ''The Simpsons'' and ''[[Family Guy]]'', titled "{{s|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]].
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* 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}}". <br> DiMaggio also voiced Bender in ''{{s|The Simpsons Game}}'', and [[Billy West]] voiced {{Zoidberg}}.
 
* 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}}". <br> DiMaggio also voiced Bender in ''{{s|The Simpsons Game}}'', and [[Billy West]] voiced {{Zoidberg}}.
  
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* The episode's plot seems to be based on that of the ''[[Star Trek]]'' episode "{{st|The City on the Edge of Forever (episode)|The City on the Edge of Forever}}", the writer of which, {{w|Harlan Ellison}}, was credited for the synopsis by Al Jean after the episode's announcement. <ref name="Entertainment Weekly"/>
 
* The episode's plot seems to be based on that of the ''[[Star Trek]]'' episode "{{st|The City on the Edge of Forever (episode)|The City on the Edge of Forever}}", the writer of which, {{w|Harlan Ellison}}, was credited for the synopsis by Al Jean after the episode's announcement. <ref name="Entertainment Weekly"/>
** Coincidentally, Ellison will guest-star in a season-25 episode of ''The Simpsons''. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://file770.com?p=12111|title=Ellison Coming To The Simpsons|author=[http://file770.com/?author=1 "Mike"]|date=2013-3-22|site=''{{w|File 770}}''|accessdate=2013-7-24}}</ref>
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** Coincidentally, Ellison guest-starred in the season-25 episode of ''The Simpsons'' "{{s|Married to the Blob}}", which aired in the same year as this episode is scheduled to air.
  
[[File:Simpsorama script.jpg|thumb|175px|A picture of the episode's [[production]] script, posted by [[John DiMaggio]] on his {{w|Twitter}} page. <ref name="script"/> It is signed by, among others, [[Billy West]], [[Tress MacNeille]], [[Lauren Tom]], and [[Matt Groening]].]]
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The Simpsons episode
Simpsorama
Written byJ. Stewart Burns [1]
First air dateFall 2014 [2]
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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 initially scheduled to be recorded in August 2013, [1] but it appears to have actually been recorded in September. [3] It will air on Fox, in fall 2014. [2]

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, John DiMaggio posted a picture of the episode's production script on his Twitter page, [4] revealing the episode's title.

On 17 December, David X. Cohen said that the episode was being animated. [5]

On 4 March, it was revealed that the episode would air in the fall. [2] At the time, the episode was expected to air in May, as the season-25 finale. [1] [6] It was also revealed that Maurice LaMarche, who often guest-stars on The Simpsons, would be in the episode.

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 guest-starred in the season-25 episode of The Simpsons "Married to the Blob", which aired in the same year as this episode is scheduled to air.
A picture of the episode's production script, posted by John DiMaggio on his Twitter page. [4] It is signed by, among others, Billy West, Tress MacNeille, Lauren Tom, and Matt Groening.

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. ^ a b c Marisa Roffman (04 March 2014). THE SIMPSONS: Al Jean Previews the Upcoming LEGO Episode, the Return of Sideshow Bob, Guest Spots by Daniel Radcliffe, Zach Galifianakis, and More. (Give Me My Remote.) Retrieved on 05 April 2014.
  3. ^ John DiMaggio (19 September 2013). TheJohnDiMaggio. (Twitter.) Retrieved on 19 September 2013.
  4. ^ a b John DiMaggio (19 September 2013). TheJohnDiMaggio. (Twitter.) Retrieved on 19 September 2013.
  5. ^ Kyle Anderson (17 December 2013). David X. Cohen Reflects on the End of FUTURAMA. (Nerdist.com.) Retrieved on 18 December 2013.
  6. ^ Dan Snierson (11 October 2013). 'Simpsons' producer on mystery death: Even the actor doesn't know yet | Inside TV. (Entertainment Weekly.) Retrieved on 12 November 2013.
  7. ^ Dan Snierson (18 July 2013). 'The Simpsons,' 'Family Guy' doing crossover episode. (Entertainment Weekly.) Retrieved on 24 July 2013.

See also