This weekend, Futurama is getting resurrected once again. It will be the Planet Express crew's shortest comeback, and they have to share the screen-time with their yellow-skinned ancestors (of sorts), but they will be back. The sixth episode of the twenty-sixth season of The Simpsons, aptly titled “Simpsorama”, is the long-awaited crossover of Matt Groening's two animated series. It's the hottest ticket since The Flintstones Meet The Jetsons.

However, The Simpsons has actually been spotted on Futurama many times before. There have been a ton Springfieldian easter eggs since Groening's sci-fi series premiered fifteen years ago. Here are twelve especially clever references...

12. Blinky And You'll Miss It
It doesn't take long for The Simpsons to show up on Futurama with “Space Pilot 3000” (the latter's series premiere) containing a few nods to the the former. The one that stands out from the pack is Blinky's brief appearance as Fry travels though an underwater section of the tube-way. It's a 'blink' and you'll miss it moment (sorry) but also quite special since the three-eyed fish, a product of Springfield's Nuclear Power Plant, first showed up in the third episode of The Simpsons before becoming a main plot point in the second season's "Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish" when Mr. Burns loses a gubernatorial race after being unable to eat one. Blinky's been in at least ten episodes of The Simpsons and even made another appearance on Futurama in "T: The Terrestrial" as Jrrr's pet fish.

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