It’s no secret that TV series are sometimes forced to make changes to their characters to appease audiences, casts and network execs, and one of the biggest switcheroos in TV history was Waylon Smithers' skin color. Here's the explanation for it from Matt Groening.
There were a lot of great bits that happened during the Simpsons/Futurama crossover this past Sunday, and the creative team waited until almost the very end to drop one of the wackiest reveals in the show’s history.
To be expected for an episode with characters from two different millennia, the “Simpsorama” plot was delightfully convoluted and extremely free with the logic. In that sense, it felt closer to a “Treehouse of Horror” special than a standard episode. While it wasn’t exactly a pitch perfect crossover, there was more than enough humor to go around, and here are the ten best moments from the episode.
This weekend Futurama is getting resurrected once again. It will be the Planet Express crew's shortest comeback but they will be back for “Simpsorama,” the sixth episode of the twenty-sixth season of The Simpsons and the long-awaited crossover of Matt Groening's animated series. However, The Simpsons have been spotted on Futurama many times before. Here are twelve especially clever references...
Earlier today, we got to see a few sneak peeks at what Fox’s upcoming Simpsons/Futurama crossover will look like, and now Fox has released the “Simpsorama” couch gag, and it is hedonistically glorious! Watch it now!
This weekend, two of the greatest TV shows in existence will meet up episodically for the first time, as Futurama’s Planet Express crew heads to The Simpsons for a partially out of this world crossover episode called “Simpsoroma.” It’s a dream come true for fans like myself, and Fox has released a few stills from the episode to embiggen fans’ excitement.
Here at Cinema Blend, we're tipping out hats and raising our straight blades to the 25 most masculine mustaches that have ever graced our television screens. As any man will tell you, it's not just about how big and thick it is -- Wilford Brimley would like to run counterpoint on that -- but it's also a combination of the performer and what they're representing.
It’s not uncommon for popular TV shows to have to go to court every once and a while. Shows get sued by disgruntled employees, they get sued for copyright infringement, they get sued for on-set injuries, but I’m not sure I’ve ever heard of a lawsuit that is more ludicrous than the one Fox and The Simpsons is currently having to deal with.
Al Jean has been with The Simpsons for as long as the animated comedy has been around, signing on as one of the show’s first writers in 1989. In the years since, he’s also served as an executive producer and showrunner on the series. The man has experience with the show and recently spoke out to give us the ending he hopes Fox’s animated series will have.
In honor of tonight's "Treehouse of Horror XXV," we thought it would be a fun time to look back and celebrate some of the best movie parodies that The Simpsons has given us over the years with its “Treehouse of Horror” episodes, from The Fly to A Nightmare on Elm Street.
The perfect mash-up special needs a lot of things going in the right direction, and while the Family Guy/Simpsons crossover isn’t a flawless hour of television by any means, it met or surpassed the expectations I had going into it. It’s fun, it’s surprisingly grounded, and it lets us watch the rarity of the Simpson family earning true moral superiority.
The Simpsons invaded the Hollywood Bowl this weekend for a fun night of jokes, music and more. The night was filled with celebrity guest appearances, but Conan O’Brien’s performance of “The Monorail Song” was among the night’s best.
We’re eagerly anticipating Bender and Bart going head to head for the Futurama crossover, and we can’t wait to see the Griffins hit Springfield on Family Guy. But now Matt Groening and his cohorts are pitting the Simpsons against their strangest foes yet: themselves.
Did you think that your days of enjoying The Simpsons in marathon form were over? Guess again. In an effort to make audiences even more aware of the series’ 25th Anniversary spectacular The Simpsons Take the Bowl, FXX will be airing a mini-marathon featuring episodes whose musical numbers will be showcased at the live event.
We are getting close to crunch time for The Simpsons/Family Guy one-hour crossover episode, which is rolling with the title The Simpsons Guy (the animators have even created a new logo for the episode, above). The crossover will premiere on Fox on Sunday, September 28 and to celebrate the big premiere, this week Fox released a slew of photos related to the event episode.