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|caption=A [[promotional picture]] for the episode, featuring {{Fry}}, {{Bender}}, and {{Leela}} with {{s|Homer Simpson}}. <ref name="PEELpost">{{cite web|url=http://www.peelified.com/index.php?topic=24345.msg1444755#msg1444755|title=Futurama: DEFINITELY the last Futurama News Thread ever...maybe... [Warning: SPOILERS<nowiki>]</nowiki> - Page 20|author=Box Incorporated|date=2014-10-19|site=[[Planet Express Employee Lounge]]|accessdate=2014-10-19}}</ref>
 
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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"/> <ref name="October"/>
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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]], on {{date|9 November}} [[2014]]. <ref name="bestcrossoverever"/>
  
 
== Plot ==
 
== Plot ==
  
{{s|Bart Simpson}} does something that affects the future in a really bad way, so {{Bender}} [[time travel|travels back in time]] to kill him. <ref name="Entertainment Weekly"/>
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The crossover will unspool a complex ''{{w|The Terminator|Terminator}}''-esque story that involves {{s|Bart Simpson|Bart}} blowing his nose on a sandwich that he places in a time capsule. When that mixes with {{s|Milhouse Van Houten|Milhouse}}'s rabbit's foot and some radioactive ooze, it creates a [[Earth|global]] catastrophe in [[31st century|the future]], prompting {{Bender}} to [[time travel|travel back in time]] to kill Bart and prevent this mega-mess. <ref name="bestcrossoverever">{{cite web|url=http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/09/04/simpsons-futurama-simpsorama-crossover/|title=See the first image from the 'Futurama'-'Simpsons' crossover episode|author=Dan Snierson|date=2014-9-4|site=''Entertainment Weekly''|accessdate=2014-9-4}}</ref>
  
 
== Production ==
 
== Production ==
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[[File:SIMPSONS-FUTURAMA 612x381.jpg|thumb|A promotional picture for the episode, featuring Bender and Homer Simpson in {{s|Jonathan Frink|Professor Frink}}'s {{cat|laborator||y}}, released by ''{{w|Entertainment Weekly}}'', on {{date|4 September}} [[2014]]. <ref name="bestcrossoverever"/>]]
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[[File:Simpsorama crew.jpg|thumb|<ref name="PEELpost"/>]]
  
 
Al Jean said of the episode:
 
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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 {{date|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.
  
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 17 {{December}}, an interview with [[David X. Cohen]] revealed 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}}, an interview with Jean 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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On {{date|21 May}}, Jean revealed through Twitter that the episode was "scheduled to be the first episode [to air] in {{November}}", <ref name="May">{{cite web|url=https://twitter.com/AlJean/status/469144443275067392|title=AlJean|author=Al Jean|date=2014-5-21|site=Twitter|accessdate=2014-6-22}}</ref> suggesting an air date of {{date|2 November}}.
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On {{date|1 June}}, Jean revealed through Twitter that, besides Bender, the episode would feature "{{Leela}}, {{Fry}}, {{Farnsworth}}, {{Zoidberg}}, {{Hermes}}, {{Amy}}, [[Hypnotoad]], {{Nibbler}} and more". <ref name="June">{{cite web|url=https://twitter.com/AlJean/status/473276332336373760|title=AlJean|author=Al Jean|date=2014-6-1|site=Twitter|accessdate=2014-6-22}}</ref>
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On {{date|20 July}}, ''{{w|Entertainment Weekly}}'' published an online article in which the episode's air date was first confirmed. <ref name="julyew">{{cite web|url=http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/07/20/simpsons-character-will-die-in-season-26-premiere-futurama-crossover/|title='Simpsons' character will die in season 26 premiere; 'Futurama' crossover to air in November|author=Dan Snierson|date=2014-7-20|site=''Entertainment Weekly''|accessdate=2014-9-5}}</ref>
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On {{date|26 July}}, {{w|Instagram}} user "steelesaunders" uploaded a short clip of the opening titles to the episode, shot at ''The Simpsons''{{'}}s 2014 {{w|San Diego Comic-Con International}} panel. <ref name="instagram"/>
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On {{date|4 September}}, ''Entertainment Weekly'' published an online article revealing the first official image of the episode and also provided more information on the episode's plot. <ref name="bestcrossoverever"/>
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On {{date|6 September}}, Jean confirmed through Twitter that the ''Futurama'' characters would retain their normal skin tones in the crossover instead of being coloured yellow like the characters in ''The Simpsons''. <ref name="colour">{{cite web|url=https://twitter.com/AlJean/status/508261164921274369|title=Al Jean|author=Al Jean|date=2014-9-6|site=Twitter|accessdate=2014-9-6}}</ref>
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On {{date|9 September}}, {{s|Lisa Simpsons}}'s [[voice actors|voice actor]], {{s|Yeardley Smith}}, spoke about the interaction between Lisa and Bender during the crossover in an interview with Nuke the Fridge. She said: "Lisa just questions the validity of Bender being one of the most advanced [[robots]] that we have ever created. She's like, "Really? I don't think so." But that episode really focuses on Bender and {{s|Homer Simpson|Homer}}'s friendship and relationship, and the similarities, a dubious distinction if I do say so." <ref name="yeardley">{{cite web|url=http://nukethefridge.com/2014/09/09/simpsons-exclusive-yeardley-smith-lisa-vs-family-guys-meg-griffin-futuramas-bender/|title=“The Simpsons” Exclusive: Yeardley Smith on Lisa vs. Family Guy’s Meg Griffin and Futurama’s Bender!|author=Fred Topel|date=2014-9-9|site=nukethefridge.com|accessdate=2014-9-23}}</ref>
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On {{date|26 September}}, David X. Cohen, Al Jean, and [[United Kingdom|British]] author {{s|Simon Singh}} discussed Singh's {{cat|publication|book}} ''{{s|The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets}}'' at the [[London]] {{w|Science Museum, London|Science Museum}}, where a clip of Bender and Homer playing "tether boy" was shown. <ref>{{cite web|url=https://twitter.com/gotfuturama/status/515832727636287489|title=CGEF / Got Futurama|author=@gotfuturama|date=2014-9-27|site=Twitter|accessdate=2014-9-27}}</ref> {{date|27 September|text=The next day}}, Singh tweeted a photo of them watching the aforementioned clip. <ref>{{cite web|url=https://twitter.com/SLSingh/status/515772552657260544|title=Simon Singh|author=Simon Singh|date=2014-9-27|site=Twitter|accessdate=2014-9-29}}</ref>
  
 
== Additional information ==
 
== Additional information ==
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=== Trivia ===
 
=== Trivia ===
  
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* This episode highlights ''The Simpsons''{{'}} 25th anniversary (17 December 2014) and ''Futurama''{{'}}s 15th ({{date|28 March}} 2014).
 
* 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]].
 
* 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}}.
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* This is the second speaking appearance of a ''Futurama'' character in a piece of ''Simpsons'' media. 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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* "Simpsorama" is also the name of {{s|Simpsons Comics Simpsorama|a collection}} of {{s|Simpsons Comics|''Simpsons'' comics}} published in [[1990s|1996]].
  
 
=== Allusions ===
 
=== Allusions ===
  
* 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"/>
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* The episode's plot is inspired by the [[1980s|1984]] [[films in Futurama|film]] ''{{w|The Terminator}}''. It also 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 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.
 
** 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.
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* The {{w|Nikola Tesla|Tesla}} {{cat|Building}} <ref name="instagram"/> is a reference to the {{w|Chrysler Building}}, in [[Manhattan]], and {{w|Tesla Motors}}, an electric-{{cat|car}} manufacturer.
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* A billboard can be seen that reads "The eBook of Mormon", <ref name="instagram">{{cite web|url=http://instagram.com/p/q7Aq-fPEph/|title=steelesaunders' Instagram post|author=steelesaunders|date=2014-7-26|site={{w|Instagram}}|accessdate=2014-7-26}}</ref> a reference to the musical ''{{w|The Book of Mormon (musical)|The Book of Mormon}}''.
  
[[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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[[File:Simpsorama script.jpg|thumb|175px|A picture of the episode's [[production]] script, posted by [[John DiMaggio]] on his [[Twitter]] page. <ref name="script"/> It is signed by, among others, [[Billy West]], [[Tress MacNeille]], [[Lauren Tom]], and [[Matt Groening]].]]
  
=== Characters ===
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=== Alien-language sightings ===
  
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=== Appearances ===
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==== Characters ====
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* {{Amy}}
 
* {{s|Bart Simpson}}
 
* {{s|Bart Simpson}}
 
* {{Bender}}
 
* {{Bender}}
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* {{s|Cletus Spuckler}} <ref name="instagram"/>
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* {{s|Comic Book Guy}} <ref name="instagram"/>
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* {{Professor Farnsworth}}
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* {{Fry}}
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* [[Hedonismbot]] <ref name="PEELpost"/>
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* {{Hermes}}
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* {{s|Homer Simpson}} <ref name="bestcrossoverever"/>
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* The [[Hypnotoad]]
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* {{s|Jebediah Springfield}} {{small|(as {{s|statue of Jebediah Springfield|statue}})}} <ref name="instagram"/>
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* {{s|Jimbo Jones}} <ref name="instagram"/>
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* {{s|Kearney Zzyzwicz}} <ref name="instagram"/>
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* {{s|Krusty the Clown}} {{mito}} <ref name="instagram"/>
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* {{Leela}}
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* {{Linda}} <ref name="PEELpost"/>
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* {{s|Lisa Simpson}} <ref name="yeardley"/>
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* [[New New York]] {{small|(opening titles)}} <ref name="instagram"/>
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* [[Planet Express headquarters]] {{small|(opening titles)}} <ref name="instagram"/>
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* [[Planet Express ship]] <ref name="PEELpost"/>
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* The Tesla Building {{small|(opening titles)}} <ref name="instagram"/>
 
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
  
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* ''[[The Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis]]''
 
* ''[[The Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis]]''
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* [[The Cure for the Common Clod]]
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* [[Cold Warriors]]
 
* {{s|Simpsorama}} at {{s||Wikisimpsons}}
 
* {{s|Simpsorama}} at {{s||Wikisimpsons}}
  

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The Simpsons episode
Simpsorama
Simsporamahomer.jpg
A promotional picture for the episode, featuring Fry, Bender, and Leela with Homer Simpson. [1]
Written byJ. Stewart Burns [2]
First air date9 November 2014 [3]
Additional
Commentary
(Transcript)
Transcript
Pictures
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Content may change rapidly as the broadcast date draws near.

"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, [2] but it appears to have actually been recorded in September. [4] It will air on Fox, on 9 November 2014. [3]

Plot[edit]

The crossover will unspool a complex Terminator-esque story that involves Bart blowing his nose on a sandwich that he places in a time capsule. When that mixes with Milhouse's rabbit's foot and some radioactive ooze, it creates a global catastrophe in the future, prompting Bender to travel back in time to kill Bart and prevent this mega-mess. [3]

Production[edit]

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A promotional picture for the episode, featuring Bender and Homer Simpson in Professor Frink's laboratory, released by Entertainment Weekly, on 4 September 2014. [3]

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. [2]

On 19 September 2013, John DiMaggio posted a picture of the episode's production script on his Twitter page, [5] revealing the episode's title.

On 17 December, an interview with David X. Cohen revealed that the episode was being animated. [6]

On 4 March, an interview with Jean revealed that the episode would air in the fall. [7] At the time, the episode was expected to air in May, as the season-25 finale. [2] [8] It was also revealed that Maurice LaMarche, who often guest-stars on The Simpsons, would be in the episode.

On 21 May, Jean revealed through Twitter that the episode was "scheduled to be the first episode [to air] in November", [9] suggesting an air date of 2 November.

On 1 June, Jean revealed through Twitter that, besides Bender, the episode would feature "Leela, Fry, Farnsworth, Zoidberg, Hermes, Amy, Hypnotoad, Nibbler and more". [10]

On 20 July, Entertainment Weekly published an online article in which the episode's air date was first confirmed. [11]

On 26 July, Instagram user "steelesaunders" uploaded a short clip of the opening titles to the episode, shot at The Simpsons's 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International panel. [12]

On 4 September, Entertainment Weekly published an online article revealing the first official image of the episode and also provided more information on the episode's plot. [3]

On 6 September, Jean confirmed through Twitter that the Futurama characters would retain their normal skin tones in the crossover instead of being coloured yellow like the characters in The Simpsons. [13]

On 9 September, Lisa Simpsons's voice actor, Yeardley Smith, spoke about the interaction between Lisa and Bender during the crossover in an interview with Nuke the Fridge. She said: "Lisa just questions the validity of Bender being one of the most advanced robots that we have ever created. She's like, "Really? I don't think so." But that episode really focuses on Bender and Homer's friendship and relationship, and the similarities, a dubious distinction if I do say so." [14]

On 26 September, David X. Cohen, Al Jean, and British author Simon Singh discussed Singh's book The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets at the London Science Museum, where a clip of Bender and Homer playing "tether boy" was shown. [15] The next day, Singh tweeted a photo of them watching the aforementioned clip. [16]

Additional information[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Allusions[edit]

A picture of the episode's production script, posted by John DiMaggio on his Twitter page. [5] It is signed by, among others, Billy West, Tress MacNeille, Lauren Tom, and Matt Groening.

Alien-language sightings[edit]

    Time: TBA
    Location: TBA
    Language: TBA
    Translation: CONGRATULATIONS! YOU'RE A NERD. [3]

Appearances[edit]

(In alphabetic order)

Characters[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Box Incorporated (19 October 2014). Futurama: DEFINITELY the last Futurama News Thread ever...maybe... [Warning: SPOILERS] - Page 20. (Planet Express Employee Lounge.) Retrieved on 19 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e Dan Snierson (20 July 2013). 'The Simpsons' to join forces with 'Futurama' for crossover episode. (Entertainment Weekly.) Retrieved on 24 July 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Dan Snierson (04 September 2014). See the first image from the 'Futurama'-'Simpsons' crossover episode. (Entertainment Weekly.) Retrieved on 04 September 2014.
  4. ^ John DiMaggio (19 September 2013). TheJohnDiMaggio. (Twitter.) Retrieved on 19 September 2013.
  5. ^ a b John DiMaggio (19 September 2013). TheJohnDiMaggio. (Twitter.) Retrieved on 19 September 2013.
  6. ^ Kyle Anderson (17 December 2013). David X. Cohen Reflects on the End of FUTURAMA. (Nerdist.com.) Retrieved on 18 December 2013.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Al Jean (21 May 2014). AlJean. (Twitter.) Retrieved on 22 June 2014.
  10. ^ Al Jean (01 June 2014). AlJean. (Twitter.) Retrieved on 22 June 2014.
  11. ^ Dan Snierson (20 July 2014). 'Simpsons' character will die in season 26 premiere; 'Futurama' crossover to air in November. (Entertainment Weekly.) Retrieved on 05 September 2014.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p steelesaunders (26 July 2014). steelesaunders' Instagram post. (Instagram.) Retrieved on 26 July 2014.
  13. ^ Al Jean (06 September 2014). Al Jean. (Twitter.) Retrieved on 06 September 2014.
  14. ^ a b Fred Topel (09 September 2014). “The Simpsons” Exclusive: Yeardley Smith on Lisa vs. Family Guy’s Meg Griffin and Futurama’s Bender!. (nukethefridge.com.) Retrieved on 23 September 2014.
  15. ^ @gotfuturama (27 September 2014). CGEF / Got Futurama. (Twitter.) Retrieved on 27 September 2014.
  16. ^ Simon Singh (27 September 2014). Simon Singh. (Twitter.) Retrieved on 29 September 2014.
  17. ^ Dan Snierson (18 July 2013). 'The Simpsons,' 'Family Guy' doing crossover episode. (Entertainment Weekly.) Retrieved on 24 July 2013.

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