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Futurama
Futurama
Genre Science-Fiction, Animation, Comedy, Sitcom, Satire
Created By Matt Groening
Developed By Matt Groening, David X. Cohen
Voices of Ad-Rock
Al Gore
Beatrice Arthur
Beck
Billy West
Bob Barker
Bob Odenkirk
Bob Uecker
Brittany Murphy
Bumper Robinson
Buzz Aldrin
Chris Elliott
Claudia Schiffer
Conan O'Brien
Coolio
Craig Ferguson
Dan Castellaneta
Dan Vebber
Danik Thomas
David Cross
David Herman
David X. Cohen
Dawnn Lewis
Dick Clark
Donovan
Donovan Leitch
Frank Welker
Gary Gygax
George Takei
Hank Aaron
Hank Azaria
Jan Hooks
Jeff Cesario
John DiMaggio
John Goodman
Jonathan Frakes
Katee Sackhoff
Katey Sagal
Kath Soucie
Lauren Tom
Leonard Nimoy
Lucy Liu
Mark Hamill
Mark Mothersbaugh
Matt Groening
Maurice LaMarche
Mike D
Nancy Cartwright
Nichelle Nichols
Nicole St. John
Nora Dunn
Pamela Anderson
Parker Posey
Patrick Stewart
Patton Oswalt
Paul D. Calder
Pauly Shore
Penn Jillette
Phil Hendrie
Phil LaMarr
Rich Little
Ron Popeil
Roseanne Barr
Sarah Silverman
Sergio Aragonés
Sigourney Weaver
Snoop Dogg
Stephen Hawking
Synthesiser
Todd Susman
Tom Kenny
Tress MacNeille
Walter Koenig
Wanda Sykes
William Shatner
Theme music composer Christopher Tyng
Opening Theme "Futurama Theme"
Composers(s) Christopher Tyng
Country of Origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of Seasons 6
No. of episodes 101
Production
Executive Producer(s) Matt Groening

David X. Cohen Ken Keeler

Running Time 22 minutes
Production Company The Curiosity Company

20th Century Fox Television

Broadcast
Original Channel FOX
Sky
Channel 4
Comedy Central
Picture Format SD: 480i/576i (1999–2003)

HD: 1080p (2007–2013)

Audio Format Dolby Surround (1999–2003)

Dolby Digital 5.1 (2007–2013)

Original Run March 28, 1999 (1999-03-28) – August 10, 2003 (2003-08-10)

March 23, 2008 (2008-03-23) – 2013

Website

Futurama is an animated science-fiction comedy show, which was also created by Matt Groening. Numerous references have been made to the show throughout the run in The Simpsons as well as Futurama making references to The Simpsons. Many people have compared the Futurama main characters with the main Simpsons characters such as Bender is Futurama's Homer. A running joke is that on The Simpsons, Futurama is a fictional cartoon show. On Futurama, however, it is The Simpsons that is a fictional cartoon show. The show originally aired new episodes on Fox until cancellation, but moved to Comedy Central (as well as reruns) when it was un-cancelled. However, it was canceled again.

Futurama in The Simpsons Edit

  • "Mayored to the Mob": Üter wears a Futurama T-shirt at the "Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con". This episode aired three months before Futurama premiered.
  • "HOMЯ": In the couch gag, The Simpsons come out from tubes, like in Futurama, and a yellow Fry comes from one of them.
  • "Future-Drama": Bender appears when Homer and Bart pass through the tunnel with John DiMaggio reprising his role. The episode's title is a reference to Futurama itself.
  • "Treehouse of Horror XIX": Bart, when looking for a present for Lisa, picks up a bottle with a crude picture of Fry hung on the side of it.
  • "Bart Simpsons comics": In an issue, Bart has taken over Comic Book Guy's stall at the comic book convention. Suddenly the doors open and  thousands of kids rush towards Bart's booth, asking him to trade their comics with him (since the stall was a kinda Comic trade center). One of them being a kid who wants to trade his Futurama comic which his cat "peed on".
  • At Comic-Con 2013, an official Simpsons/Futurama crossover was announced, in which Bender will come back in time to try to kill Bart in order to prevent him from making the future look bad. The episode will either be the season 25 finale or the season 26 premiere.

The Simpsons in Futurama Edit

In return, there have been a few references to The Simpsons on Futurama.

  • "Space Pilot 3000": when Fry passes through an underwater tube, Blinky briefly appears (albeit differently coloured)  in the water below him. Also, in an early storyboard of this episode, Fry is watching The Simpsons.
  • "My Three Suns": one of Bender's badges at the bottom of his sash has a profile of Homer.
  • "Hell Is Other Robots": when Fry and Leela open the door to the Robot Hell, a heart with an arrow through reads "H.S. 4 M.B.". This means "Homer Simpson for Marge Bouvier" (later Simpson).
  • "Leela's Homeworld": Bart's face appears in as part of the hot air balloon the main characters use to escape the sewers.
  • "Jurassic Bark": the hole of the miniature windmill is closed until further notice due to someone being inconsiderate and creating an unsanitary condition. This this is a reference to "Natural Born Kissers" in which Homer and Marge have sex at a minigolf windmill.
  • In reference to the longevity of the show, it was stated that in the year 3000 The Simpsons are still on the air and keep producing original episodes even over 1000 seasons.
  • "Hostile Makeover": The wig Amy puts on Leela about halfway through the comic is the same style as Marge's from the simpsons.
  • "Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences": Matt Groening's head appears at the comic con giving a sneak preview of a show he created called Futurella (a self-parody of Futurama, right down to the opening credits and the fact that it was cancelled before its time). Bender asks Matt Groening when he is going to make a second Simpsons movie, and Groening responds by shooting at Bender.

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