I'll Be Watching This Futurama And The Simpsons Crossover

Watch the Futurama intro sequence remade with Simpsons characters

Futurama and The Simpsons have crossed paths before, but this? This is on a whole complete different level. This is the intro to Simpsorama, a complete crossover between The Simpsons and Futurama. A crossover that just aired in the US and makes zero sense, but still probably makes more sense than that Simpsons/Family Guy crossover that should never have happened. But that's another story...

This one makes more sense because... a) The Simpsons and Futurama have a creator in common. b) Have an art style in common. c) Have a far closer style of humour in common.

Also, the Family Guy/Simpsons crossover always bugged me because — in my opinion — the legacy and cultural impact of The Simpsons (regardless of how mediocre it is now) is such that a crossover with Family Guy just sort of besmirches The Simpsons. Family Guy just isn't on that level.

Futurama? Well, that's a different ball game. I always thought that the first four seasons of Futurama are about as good as any animated show in TV history. I'll be watching this crossover for sure.

Via Gizmodo


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    I watched this on channel BT.

    Set your expectations low. Both of these shows have long since passed their peaks and it felt like they were retreading old jokes more than anything else.

      i enjoyed it but feel it should of been the hour long episode with the family guy episode being the half hour instead

      Futurama does not advocate the cool crime of piracy.

      I felt like the new episodes of Futurama definitely had something to offer. The episode where they were all switching bodies was one of the funniest ones.

    Family Guy is on such a lower level than the Simpsons, that's why it's (FG) better in every conceivable way ;)

    "Simpsorama: A show outof ideas crossed with a Show out of Episodes"

    I loved it. Laughed out loud quite a few times.

    I didn't watch Simpsons/Family Guy. FG is just... Terrible.

      Honestly that was a much better cross over than Futurama & The Simpsons were in my opinion & I personally don't like Family Guy, but loved The Simpsons & Futurama when I was younger..

    It was ok. It needed to be longer though.

    My understanding is that Seymour is in this, and I just don't know if I could handle that heartache.

    Last edited 11/11/14 1:44 pm

      Eh, they ruined Seymours backstory with those stupid inbetween season movies.

        Wut. Bender's Big Score was the bessssst with Seymour!

          No it's not, it undermines the original episode by suggesting Seymour and Frys family didn't wait around wondering what happened to him. Which means his nephew being named Phillip makes no sense.

            Futurama has never overly concerned itself with a canon or such. Bender, for example, has multiple birth narratives across the seasons.

            There are plenty of story lines that flat-out contradict previous episodes. That's what makes it so awesome.

            I disagree. Benders big score was awesome and I loved that they filled in the years of Seymour spending time with fry... The other movies were average as though.

        The movies were sensibly designed as the ending to Futurama, so they dicked around with everything a bit. Seymour's story might've been 'ruined,' but so did all the drama with Fry's family. Made things a tad awkward in the last season where there's a episode or two with Fry's mother & father.

        EDIT: Ah, you already addressed that. I still stand though that considering the limbo futurama was in they could afford to say 'fuck it.'

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    They had a tad more fun with this than family guy. I think.

    *shrugs* I would've loved to have seen them attempt a more personal plot instead of fan service. The best episodes from both series are the most emotionally charged, after all.

      The episodes you enjoyed the most from both series are the most emotionally charged, after all.

        Fair enough, the most memorable episodes were the emotionally charged ones.

        I'm curious now though, which ones did you think were the 'best?'

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          Not a game I could play really. I wouldn't even be willing to pick a favourite. We have all of Futurama on DVD. Not many days go by where my wife and I don't watch an episode. There are a few episodes in there that don't quite hit the mark for me, but there are no episodes that I won't happily sit down and watch.

          Simpsons: You Only Move Twice
          Futurama: The Devils Hands are Idle Playthings

          I actually don't think I could negotiate on either of those.

    they just keep rubbing futuramas cancellation right into our faces....

      Cancellations.

      On the plus side, it meant that Futurama got damned good at endings.

    3 shows that are passed their prime and need to die

    This was so much better than the FG/Simpsons Crossover. I do love both shows, it just felt so forced and tired that it made me wonder why they did it in the first place. Just catch-phrases and tropes bandied around for an hour instead of actual plot. The only good bit was Meg being good at the Sax then having Peter bin it before they left Springfield hahaha.

    As for this Crossover, had a lot more laughs than the FG crossover but it got a little tired pretty quickly. It definitely took advantage of many more in-jokes too, like bender/homer design, the professors etc which seemed to fit better than "I DO THIS AND YOU DO THIS, WE IS CARTOONS HUR HUR." Still didn't deliver enough properly funny moments though. Oh well...

      not delivering enought funny moments, id put that down to the the fact that i was only a half hour episode, it would of been better as an hour long episode or dare i say it... movie length feature

    I can't help but think all of these shows are made by incredibly smart funny people who are ACUTELY self aware of every good and bad facet of what they are making. (I also can't help but think the FG guys and gals are just generally having more fun doing it, and it shows.)

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