The first photo and details are out from “Simpsorama,” an upcoming episode of “The Simpsons” featuring the various characters from creator Matt Groening’s other famous and now finished animated series “Futurama”.
“Simpsons” executive producer Al Jean tells EW: “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.”
The crossover episode will include all the core members of the “Futurama” cast: Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr, Tress MacNeille, and Maurice LaMarch. There’s also a storyline:
“A complex, ‘Terminator’-esque story that involves Bart blowing his nose on a sandwich that he places in a time capsule. When that mixes with Milhouse’s rabbit’s foot and some radioactive ooze, it creates a global catastrophe in the future, prompting Bender to travel back in time to kill Bart and prevent this mega-mess.”
Jean confirms the episode will be full of Easter eggs and references to both shows. Check out the first official photo from the episode here.
The news follows the twelve-day marathon of “The Simpsons” on the cable network FXX . The marathon pushed the network’s ratings up 658% over its previous primetime average in the adults 18-49 demo and took the top spot among basic cable networks. The twelve-day primetime average was 841,000 key demo viewers.