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This article is about the real-world TV series. For other uses, see Futurama (disambiguation).

Futurama is an animated science-fiction comedy show, that was also created by Matt Groening. Numerous references have been made to the show throughout the run of The Simpsons as well as Futurama making references to The Simpsons. Many people have compared the Futurama main and minor characters with The Simpsons main and secondary characters such as Bender Rodríguez is Futurama's Homer Simpson, Cubert Farnsworth is Futurama's Bart Simpson or Dwight Conrad is Futurama's Milhouse Van Houten.

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.

A crossover episode between Futurama and The Simpsons has been hinted for the upcoming episode entitled "Simpsorama", that will air on Fall 2014 as the Season 26 season premiere.[1]

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[edit] Futurama in The Simpsons

[edit] Episodes

Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
Burns' head.jpg 5 85 "Rosebud" In Burns's dream about the future, he appears as a head in a jar (with robotic body). This episode aired approximately 5 and a half years before Futurama started.
Nerdlinger.jpg 86 "Homer Goes to College" The first use of the word "Nerdlinger" occurs when Homer is watching School of Hard Knockers and sees the same-named character (on the right in the picture). This episode aired 5 and a half years before Futurama started.
Kitty Carlisle.png 93 "Bart Gets Famous" Kitty Carlisle's head in a jar is in Bart's dream about his future. This episode aired exactly 5 and a half years before Futurama started.
THOHIX Futurama reference.png 10 207 "Treehouse of Horror IX" David X. Cohen's pseudonym is David "Watch Futurama" Cohen.
Mayored to the Mob Futurama.png 212 "Mayored to the Mob" Üter wears a Futurama T-shirt at the "Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con". This episode aired three months before Futurama started.
Missionary Impossible Bender.png 11 241 "Missionary: Impossible" Bender appears in a FOX telethon.
HOMR - couch gag.png 12 257 "HOMЯ" In the couch gag, the Simpsons come out from tubes are deposited onto the couch via tubes Marge, Homer, Lisa, Maggie and Fry come out but Fry is sucked up, with Bart put down in Fry's place.
Pikachu and Bender Cameo (Bart vs. Lisa vs. Third Grade).png 14 294 "Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade" Bender is one of the TV characters Bart hallucinates and sees the kids turns into.
Helter Shelter PE Ship.png 296 "Helter Shelter" A model of the Planet Express Ship can be seen on Comic Book Guy's shelf. A Bender figurine can also be seen.
D'oh Bot Bender reference.png 15 322 "I, (Annoyed Grunt)-bot" Bender's name appears on a videotape fighting Killhammad Aieee.
Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con - Matt Groening with fans.png 330 "My Big Fat Geek Wedding" Matt Groening appears as himself at the Comic Book convention, billed as the creator of Futurama.
Catch 'Em if You Can - Futurama reference.png 331 "Catch 'Em If You Can" In the video store, there's a poster for Futurama in the background.
Fraudcast News - Futurama reference.png 335 "Fraudcast News" Squeaky-voiced teen yells: "Why did they have to cancel Futurama?!" before jumping off Geezer Rock.
16 350 "Future-Drama" The episode's title is a reference to Futurama.
Bender in Future-Drama.png Bender appears when Homer and Bart pass through the tunnel.John DiMaggio guest stars as the voice of Bender.
Moe's clone was made out of Moe's back fat, just like how Cubert was made.
Mel eating US flag.png 18 394 "Homerazzi" Sideshow Mel eats the American Flag just as Dr. Zoidberg did in "A Taste of Freedom".
19 411 "That '90s Show" Homer says that Matt Groening created Futurama at the time.
Somber String.png 20 424 "Treehouse of Horror XIX" Bart, when looking for a present for Lisa, picks up a bottle of Somber String with a picture of Fry being hanged on the front of it.
Hubert Wong.png 21 445 "Treehouse of Horror XX" Hubert Wong, a reference to Hubert Farnsworth and Amy Wong, is seen.
Love is a Many-Strangled Thing - title screen.png 22 481 "Love Is a Many-Strangled Thing" The title screen gag does a parody of the Futurama opening sequence where the Planet Express ship flies across the screen while a small piece of music from the Futurama opening theme is played before The Simpsons theme takes over.
Popular Robotics.png 23 490 "Replaceable You" Bender appears on an issue of Popular Robotics.
Iron Cook.png 491 "The Food Wife" Iron Cook is the name of a cooking show in the Futurama episode "The 30% Iron Chef".
New New York Teleport.png 495 "Holidays of Future Passed" A passenger travels to New New York via teleport at Heathrow Teleport.
Ultranet.png The Ultranet is very similar to and may draw inspiration from Futurama's Internet.
Beware My Cheating Bart Futurama reference.png 504 "Beware My Cheating Bart" Fry and Leela are on a distant planet.
Stranded07.png The writing on the wall during the show Stranded is the alien language from Futurama. It translates to: "WATCH FUTURAMA THURSDAYS AT 10".
Slurm.png 24 513 "A Tree Grows in Springfield" A box with the Slurm logo is seen. Slurm is a soft drinks brand from Futurama.
Hubert Wong.png 522 Black-Eyed, Please Hubert Wong is seen again.
Hypnotoad.png 25 532 "Treehouse of Horror XXIV" The Hypnotoad appears in the opening sequence.
Futurama Blob and Hypnotoad.png 536 "The Kid is All Right" The Hypnotoad and a Blob appear in the audience of Decision 2056.
Homer's head.png 548 "Days of Future Future" Homer becomes a disembodied head, similar to the heads in jars from Futurama, except he doesn't need to be in a jar to survive as it's his consciousness in a robotic head. His head can also be placed on a robotic body, similar to Richard Nixon's head, which sometimes goes on a robotic body.

[edit] Games

Picture Game Reference
Futurama in The Simpsons Wrestling.png The Simpsons Wrestling Leela and Bender are among the public in Kang and Kodos spaceship.
Futurama - The Simpsons Game.png The Simpsons Game Bender and Zoidberg appear as enemies in the level "Five Characters in Search of an Author". One of the achievements for the game is called "Back to the Futurama" with Bender as the picture.
Tapped Out Soylent Green and Slurm CBG.png The Simpsons: Tapped Out Comic Book Guy mentions Soylent Green and Slurm.
Tapped Out Bender Icon.png The Simpsons: Tapped Out During the "Clash of Clones" update, Bender turns up after hearing his name (though actually referring to a drinking bender).

[edit] Books

Picture Book Reference
Comic Book Guy's Book of Pop Culture Comic Book Guy is shown to have a "Bender blender" in his kitchen. "Bite my shiny metal ass!" also appears as one of the quotes listed in "CBG's Greatest Quotes of All Time!" section.
In "The Springfield Police Department's Evidence Locker!" section, one of the items seen is a TV playing cheap knock-off DVDs. The DVD playing is called "Future Guy" and shows Brian as Nibbler and Peter Griffin as Zoidberg.

[edit] Comics

Picture Comic issue Story name Reference
Bart Simpson 14 Futurama reference.png Bart Simpson #14 N/A There is an advertisement featuring Fry on the back cover of the comic book Homer is reading.
Everything's Bartchie Futurama.png Simpsons Comics #183 Everything's Bartchie! Barchie was chased away from Memory Lane by Bender for he has looked too much into the future.
Walt.png Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror #5 Apu on Rigel 7 Walt is seen in a jar similar to the Head jars in Futurama.
Simpsons Comics #50 "Wall or Nothing" In the two-page picture of the town (where Rainer Wolfcastle is saying, "Because Lower Springfield is sucking!") on the Lower Springfield side of the wall, Phillip J. Fry can be seen running in the background.
Simpsons Comics #99 "Marge Simpson Living" Bender can be seen eating and drinking wine at Rainer Wolfcastle's six hundred people party.
"Kiss Me, Bart Simpson!" Groundskeeper Willie says "Me, Scots-manwich!", referencing Hermes Conrad's catchphrase "My manwich!"

[edit] The Simpsons in Futurama

[edit] Episodes

Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
Blinky in Futurama.png 1 1 "Space Pilot 3000" When Fry passes through an underwater tube, Blinky briefly appears in the water below him. Also, in an early storyboard of this episode, Fry is watching The Simpsons.
Futurama - Homer on Bender's sash.png 7 "My Three Suns" One of Bender's badges at the bottom of his sash has a profile of Homer.
Futurama - Bart Simpson dolls.png 8 "A Big Piece of Garbage" On the trash asteroid, a pile of Bart Simpson dolls can be seen. Bender picks up one and hears Bart say his catchprase, "Eat my shorts". Bender complies and eat them and mimics Homer in saying "Mmm... shorts". Nancy Cartwright voiced the Bart Simpson doll.
Futurama - HS 4 MB.png 9 "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).
Futurama - Coney Island College prizes.png 11 "Mars University" Homer and Bart toys appear as prizes at the "Coney Island College".
Futurama - Making Face opening sequence.png 13 "Fry and the Slurm Factory" Bart, Lisa, and Maggie appear in the opening sequence on the TV screen in one the Tracey Ullman short, "Making Faces".
Futurama - opening subtitle reference.png 2 18 "Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?" The opening subtitle is "From the network that brought you 'The Simpsons'."
Futurama - Bart's head.png 3 36 "The Luck of the Fryrish" Bart's head appears on the shelf.
Futurama - human Bender.png 50 "Anthology of Interest II" Bender's human alter-ego bears a striking resemblance to Homer.
Futurama - Bart on a hot air balloon.png 4 56 "Leela's Homeworld" Bart is a part of the hot air balloon the main characters use to escape the sewers.
Futurama - miniature windmill.png 61 "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 mini golf windmill.
Bender's Big Score Apu and Manjula's heads appear in the head museum.
Futurama - similar credits.png The Beast with a Billion Backs The end credits show the actor's name, together with an array of pictures of the characters they voiced. This is similar to The Simpsons Movie.
6 90 "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela" Bender mentions that a censor chip canceled shows like "The Pimpsons".
99 "Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences" Bender asks Matt Groening's head when the second Simpsons Movie is coming out, and after being shot, he shouts "D'oh!", one of Homer Simpson's catchphrases.
Futurama - Simpsons jaundice.png 106 "The Tip of the Zoidberg" Fry develops a condition called "Simpsons jaundice", which turns his skin yellow. He then says "Ay carumba!", one of Bart Simpson's catchphrases.
T. The Terrestrial Futurama Blinky.png 7 130 "T.: The Terrestrial" Blinky is seen in a fish bowl in Jrrr's room.

[edit] Comics

Picture Comic issue Reference
Futurama Conquers The Universe In Leela & Amy in Hostile Makeover, the wig Amy puts on Leela about halfway through the comic is the same style as Marge's.
Secret Santa In Secret Santa, while the Planet Express crew are browsing the internet, an image of Bart can be seen.

  • 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 one thousand seasons.[citation needed]

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