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Simpsorama (The Simpsons)

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Simpsorama
Simpsorama Title Screen.PNG
"A show out of ideas teams up with a show out of episodes", as mentioned in the title screen.
Series: The Simpsons
Part of Season: 26
Episode Number: 6
Air Date: November 9, 2014
Writer: J. Stewart Burns
Director: Bob Anderson
Previous episode: Opposites A-Frack
Next episode: Blazed and Confused


Simpsorama is the sixth episode of the twenty-sixth season of The Simpsons, and is a crossover with Futurama.

Plot

When a time capsule containing a sandwich with Bart's snot, Milhouse's lucky rabbit foot and radioactive ooze causes a major catastrophe in the year 3014, Bender of the Planet Express crew travels back in time in order to prevent it from happening. However, trouble begins brewing when it turns out that Bender was actually sent back not to kill Homer, as he'd originally believed, but Bart...

Why It Rocks

A picture of Homer meeting the Futurama characters.
  1. This episode manages to be an enjoyable crossover between The Simpsons and Futurama.
  2. It was nice to see the Futurama universe again, since this aired after the show ended.
  3. Everyone is true to their character here, since the way the Simpsons characters and Futurama characters interact with each other is how you'd expect them to react whenever meeting each other.
  4. Plenty of funny moments, such as:
    • Homer using Bart as bait to lure Bender out.
    • Bart and Lisa commenting on how similar Bender looks to Homer.
    • "Kill all humans..." "Start with Flanders..."
    • Marge and Leela's awkward conversation about the former's hair and the latter's eye.
    • Professor Farnsworth's atheist prayer.
    • Bender taking Maggie to a horse race, and then disintegrating the horse he bet on when it starts losing.
  5. This exchange:
    • Homer: "What happens to Homer Simpson in the future?"
      Bender: "I don't know, you die?"
      Homer: "Oh! My! God! He's telling the truth!"
  6. Homer singing his own lyrics to the Futurama theme song during the credits is nothing short of hilarious.
  7. Seeing Seymour Asses was a sad scene, despite it being out of place.
  8. The ending is heartwarming where Bender just waits for himself to reach his time.
    • He appears in future episodes onwards after that as well as a reference to this.

Bad Qualities

  1. There are many plot-holes in this crossover. For example, Seymour Asses and Panucci's Pizza are located in Springfield for some reason, despite them both clearly being in New York (on the other hand, Springfield's location is ambiguous...)
  2. Scruffy blowing his own head off after his mustache is eaten by the Bart-gremlins is extremely dark.
    • In fact, that scene was cut when it aired on Channel 4 in the UK.

Reception

While the episode received mixed reviews from critics, it was generally well-received from fans of both The Simpsons and Futurama. It currently sits at a 7.9 rating on IMDb.

Trivia

  • After this episode, Bender can still occasionally be seen in the Simpsons' basement; an example is Season 27's "Cue Detective", where Marge takes money out of Bender's compartment and asks Homer to buy a new washing machine.

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