While there are many, many things that we hope are in Santa’s metaphorical bag of goodies this holiday season, getting Futurama back on the air would be the best good news ever, everyone. And according to the show’s stars, there’s still a chance that the hilarity may continue one day.
We tracked down twelve especially clever times the former managed to show up on the latter. But why stop there when the science-fiction series has also made many appearances on their sister-show set in Springfield? Here are twelve Futurama easter eggs from The Simpsons...
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.
Animation fans have spent much of the summer buzzing about the upcoming Simpsons and Family Guy mash-up, but it turns out there’s actually another crossover between two beloved franchises brewing: The Simpsons and Futurama.
July 4th is a great time of year to celebrate the birth of our great nation, appreciate Independence, democracy and our troops whilst filling our stomachs with barbecued goodies and feasting our eyes on fireworks displays. Or we can stay inside and watch non-stop The Walking Dead episodes back to back to back!
Forget fictional anniversaries, Futurama turns fifteen today, so let’s all wish Matt Groening’s animated series a happy birthday! Well, as happy as an off-air birthday can be. But good news everybody, whether or not they find another network, the Planet Express crew will be back at least once more thanks to the cross-over with The Simpsons. And hey, at least it never overstayed its welcome.
Last night was (once again) the final episode of Matt Groening and David X Cohen's Futurama and it couldn't have gone out with a better installment than "Meanwhile." Well, except maybe "The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings," the original finale when Fox dropped the multi-Emmy award winning animated series after four hilarious and impeccably crafted seasons. But this was pretty good too. And sad. No, that's not a tear.
First of all, the final few episodes of Futurama clearly aren't being broadcast in the production order since the title-card for "Stench and Stenchibility" was probably supposed to recall the installment that immediately preceded it not the one that aired two weeks ago. It also makes sense that the creatives would want it to follow "Game of Tones" since the latter's title is a play on last night's guest star Emilia Clarke's regular series. Game of Thrones. You might have heard of it.
Not to sound like a broken record, however, it's important to stress that there a very few new episodes of Futurama remaining. And that's not just this season, it's (maybe) forever. To be honest, Season 7B has been a bit of a struggle and even had dedicated fans questioning whether it was time for the Emmy winning animated series to stop but with it still delivering clever parodies like "Murder on the Planet Express," perhaps we questioned too soon? Not that it matters, Futurama's still doomed. Dooooomed!
Not counting next year's cross-over with The Simpsons, there are only three episodes of Futurama left after last night’s nostalgic ”Game of Tones.” And with the animated series coming to an end (again), it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the writers wanted to bring back Seymour, Fry’s too-loyal dog and one of the most memorable guest stars from one of the show's most celebrated installments.
It’s probably prudent to address the falsity floating around the internet about last night’s Futurama being a crossover episode with Pendleton Ward’s Adventure Time. It’s not. Sorry. An image from ”Leela and the Genestalk” surfaced showing Bender stumble across Jake and Finn making everyone jump to the conclusion that the Emmy award winning series were coming together when it was really nothing more than a glorified cartoon cameo.
Last week’s "Calculon 2.0" was a welcome return to form for Futurama but it still doesn’t make up for just how spotty the second half of the seventh season has been so far. And now that “Assie Come Home" has aired, you can count the number of remaining episodes of the animated comedy on one hand. Because there’s five. Let’s hope they saved the five best for last.