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First Look: ‘The Simpsons’ / ‘Futurama’ crossover!

First Look: ‘The Simpsons’ / ‘Futurama’ crossover!
November 7, 2014 JEREMY FEIST
The Simpsons and Futurama

The Simpsons and Futurama

So about a month back, FOX tried its hand at a Simpsons / Family Guy crossover, which … I’m sure did very well ratings wise, but left me with a bitter taste in my mouth. Well, the good news is that they’re getting back on the horse and trying again with a different, albeit more closely related pairing of The Simpsons and Futurama. Considering that Matt Groening is responsible for both, and that the humor and emotional aspects of each series more closely align with one another, I’m cautiously optimistic that this one will work out better than the one which we will not mention ever again. Via EW

How did this fusion of Matt Groening’s two shows come about? “They were going off the air, so I thought people would really love it if we had one more chance to see those characters,” Simpsons exec producer Al Jean told EW this summer. “We’re always looking for things that are compatible with us, and I thought, ‘Well, what’s more compatible?’ We do a joke, actually, about how similar Bender and Homer look. Like, they just erased Homer’s hair.”

You can also take a look at a brief clip from the episode, which we would embed here except apparently that option is off the table. Oh well, point is you get a chance to see Homer and Bender use Bart as a human tetherball. Not bad for a Friday, right?