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Bender-is-Great

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« on: 09-25-2004 23:48 »

I'm curious if anyone out there has compiled a list of all the Futurama references/appearances on The Simpsons?  I know there was one in the episode where Mrs Krabapple and Skinner were going to get married and Milhouse asked Matt Groening to sign his Bender doll at a sci/fi con.  And I'm sure Bender made an appearance at another sci/fi or comic book convention too, but for the life of me I can't remember which ep it was.

If ignorance if bliss, you'd think more people would be happy when you tell them they're an idiot!
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #1 on: 09-26-2004 00:14 »

And there was another episode from last season when a kid commits suicide by jumping off a cliff screaming: "WHY DID THE CANCEL FUTURAMA!!!!"
evan

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« Reply #2 on: 09-26-2004 00:35 »

Bender has appeared twice, once as one of the FOX workers taking calls in the episode where Homer becomes a missionary, and again in the episode where Bart becomes addicted to the new satellite dish.
Ranadok

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« Reply #3 on: 09-26-2004 00:50 »
« Last Edit on: 09-26-2004 00:50 »

This is all I got:

Treehouse of Horror IX (AABF01)-  Halloween credit: David "watch Futurama" Cohen

Mayored to the Mob (AABF05) -  Uter wears a Futurama t-shirt at the convention

Missionary: Impossible (BABF11) - Bender appears in the pledge drive at the end.

HOMR (BABF22) -  Fry appears in the couch gag.

Bart vs. Lisa vs. 3rd Grade (DABF20) - Bender is in Bart's hallucination.

I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot (FABF04) - Bender's name is among the tapes of robot battles

My Big Fat Geek Wedding (FABF12) - Milhouse has a Bender doll and MG draws a picture of Fry at the convention

Catch 'Em If You Can (FABF14) - Futurama poster in background at video store

Fraudcast News (FABF18) - Squeaky voiced teen yells "Why did they cancel Futurama?" before jumping off the cliff

I have a list of all the Simpsons appearances on Futurama as well(not all typed out, though), as well as matching screen shots for all of them... for some reason I just decided to compile the list one day... I don't know why (that's the kind of exciting life I lead, people...).
DogDoo8

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« Reply #4 on: 09-26-2004 00:58 »
« Last Edit on: 09-26-2004 00:58 »

Dam it Ranadok beat me to it as well...  cry

well thats life.  cry
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #5 on: 09-26-2004 01:17 »
« Last Edit on: 09-26-2004 01:17 »

Let's see...

EDIT: Ranadok beat me to it. What a revoltin' development.
Futurama Nerd

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« Reply #6 on: 09-26-2004 01:26 »

Do the Simpsons comic books count? I saw a Futurama poster in the new  confused  Halloween comic on the first page.
Ranadok

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« Reply #7 on: 09-26-2004 01:27 »

I find it interesting that there have been almost as many Futurama references in the past season as there were when the show was actually on the air.  Verrry interesting indeed... Oh, and I'm going to laugh at SJM now. Ha ha ha. 

What do you mean this post was a thinly disguised excuse to gloat? I am offended, sir!
zomit

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« Reply #8 on: 09-26-2004 01:36 »

On the Simpsons episode where Homer is Pie Man, Bart says something like "They should have seen it coming, if you sign a contract with Fox you're bound to be screwed." and it reminded me of how Futurama was cancelled.
evan

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« Reply #9 on: 09-26-2004 02:36 »

Well, a lot of shows on FOX made not so inside comments about how FOX sucks.  Married...With Children did it all the time, and that was 15+ years ago.
jerkberg

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« Reply #10 on: 09-26-2004 02:49 »
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not sure if this counts but leonard nemoy has been in both tv shows
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #11 on: 09-26-2004 02:52 »

Nah. This threads all about direct references to Futurama appearing in The Simpsons.

Oh yes, and incidently: *Shakes fist at Ranadok.*
Corvette

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« Reply #12 on: 09-26-2004 09:18 »

Which one is HOMR?
Whoopwhoopwhoop

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« Reply #13 on: 09-26-2004 19:02 »

The commercial for the new Tree House of Horror looks like its going to have a logo for Planet Express in it
ooy

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« Reply #14 on: 09-26-2004 19:49 »
« Last Edit on: 09-26-2004 19:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Corvette:
Which one is HOMR?

its the one where Homer finds he has a crayon in his brain.

 
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Originally posted by: Ranadok
Treehouse of Horror IX (AABF01)- Halloween credit: David "watch Futurama" Cohen

the weird thing that may have confused people on that is that treehouse of horror IX aired in 1998. I had to tell someone at the S.E.U at my school who is a big Simpsons fan and he didn't get what I said when i told him  any Futurama jokes.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #15 on: 09-26-2004 22:33 »

this kinda counts.

There was this one episode where Marge asks Comic Book Guy to sign a petition and he says something to the extent of: "Sorry, I only sign petitions to bring back cancelled science fiction cartoons".

Correct me if I'm wrong on this.
Ranadok

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« Reply #16 on: 09-26-2004 22:38 »
« Last Edit on: 09-26-2004 22:38 »

You're wrong on that!

He actually said "cancelled sitcoms", not science-fiction cartoons.  It may be a reference (I admit, Futurama was the first thing that I thought of), but I think it was just a generic dig at nerds trying to bring back/save cancelled TV shows.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #17 on: 09-26-2004 22:41 »

ah, sorry. My mind must have wanted it to be Sci-fi cartoons.
winna

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« Reply #18 on: 09-27-2004 05:50 »

Your mind wants a lot of things Nasty, get it out of the gutter!

Also, damn Ranadok stole my thunder.... curses. 
I just wanted to be like everybody else roll eyes
Zmithy

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« Reply #19 on: 09-27-2004 08:12 »

 
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Originally posted by ooy:
  the weird thing that may have confused people on that is that treehouse of horror IX aired in 1998.

Yes! Now that you mention it I remember watching that episode long ago  and wondering what the hell futurama was! Wow!
Ranadok

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« Reply #20 on: 09-27-2004 13:14 »

Didn't Uter's T-shirt air before Futurama as well? I'd check, but I'll let somebody else provide the information for this. You know, just to be nice.
LoveForFry

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« Reply #21 on: 09-27-2004 16:19 »

I was gonna name the HOMR one. it was just on this friday in my area.They also critized fox in that episode. Its a two for one deal!
Quimbly

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« Reply #22 on: 02-04-2005 14:53 »
« Last Edit on: 02-04-2005 14:53 »

Simpsons, Season 13:
I can't remember the episode, but a HG Blob figurine  was conspiciously placed on Bart's bedroom night table.  I just about shat myself when I saw that.  I'll watch some episodes tonight and figure out which one it was...

Anyone know?


EDIT:  DoTheBartman says that the figurine on Bart's night table is, in fact, not HG Blob, but a space mutant, but that HB Blob does appear on a computer monitor elsewhere in Season 13.  I'll have to watch again...
LoveForFry

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« Reply #23 on: 02-04-2005 17:07 »

Back again...In season 4,the episode where grampa writes itchy and scratchy cartoon:a man goes"im going to write that sitcom about the sassy robot!"
matt, 15 seconds later in the commentary:"I wrote a sitcom about a sassy robot"
Quimbly

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« Reply #24 on: 02-04-2005 21:38 »
« Last Edit on: 02-04-2005 21:38 »

Not the greatest of quality, but here are some captures from Simpsons, Season 13 - Episode 12 - "The Lastest Gun in the West":




And, as a comparison:


I think it's a HG Blob figurine. What do you guys think?

(Also, as for the HG Blob reference in episode 18 of the same season - "I am Furious Yellow", I didn't see any Blob on computer monitors.  Only a Treasure Troll and some other junk. 
Ranadok

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« Reply #25 on: 02-05-2005 00:20 »
« Last Edit on: 02-05-2005 00:20 »

I would say not.  It does look enough like the HG blob that I would say yes if there didn't exist a creature in the Simpsons universe that it looks even more like (Space Mutants), especially considering that Bart is known to be a fan of the Space Mutant movies. If it was supposed to be HG blob, they would have made it perfectly clear that it was, design-wise. It would have tentacles that ended in stubs, not hands, it would have three "hair" tentacles, no "feet" tentacles, and so forth.
The same goes for the sighting in Furious Yellow that DTB mentioned (look either in the above the head of the Air-hockey player in the very first view of the office, or wheeled past on a chair in the equivalent shot of the repo scene if you still can't find it). It also has "hands", a single "hair", and "feet".
Quimbly

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« Reply #26 on: 02-05-2005 00:58 »

I can't seem to find a link to a picture of the Simpsons Space Mutants.  Can anyone else find one?
Ranadok

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« Reply #27 on: 02-05-2005 01:51 »
« Last Edit on: 02-05-2005 01:51 »

Here is one of a poster in Some Enchanted Leavening that shows the whole body.


Generic space mutant from The Telltale Bread:


Space mutant with kangaroo pouch from Principal Harming:


And here is an action-packed shot from Bart's Friend Falls in Glove.


Thanks to ImageShack for Free Image Hosting

edit: That took a few tries to get working...
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #28 on: 02-05-2005 01:58 »

*shakes fist*

Damn you lazy animators... Reusing the same basic alien concept over and over again...
Quimbly

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« Reply #29 on: 02-05-2005 02:31 »

Three eyes, translucent green, tentacles on head and side... man, they ARE unoriginal...
Teral

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« Reply #30 on: 02-05-2005 09:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Nasty Pasty:
*shakes fist*

Damn you lazy animators... Reusing the same basic alien concept over and over again...

Yeah, who do they think they are? Star Trek writers?
Ranadok

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« Reply #31 on: 02-05-2005 13:20 »

But one is a blob and the other is a alien shapeshifter that likes looking like a blob! They are completely different!
DotheBartman

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« Reply #32 on: 02-05-2005 21:03 »

Ranadok: Yeah, I admit I might've been mistaken about the "Furious Yellow" one.  Haven't seen that ep in a while.

And the Space Mutant toy has been a staple of Bart's room for years, I think since season one even.  So its definitely not a reference.
T-Veronica

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« Reply #33 on: 02-07-2005 16:21 »

How many times have they actually said the word "Futurama" in the Simpsons, though? Once...twice, maybe? We need more support! (BTW: My question wasn't rhetorical, so feel free to answer.)

"This is how I deal with insignificant bugs," said the spider to the fly, "How do you wish to die?"
Ranadok

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« Reply #34 on: 02-08-2005 00:10 »

Twice, I think. Milhouse refers to MG as the creator of futurama (though I think he mispronounced both Groening and Futurama), and the squeaky voiced teen yells "why did they cancel futurama" before yumping off a cliff (both last season).  I think the actual word has appeared on screen three times (THOH credit and Uter's shirt before the show aired, and possibly the poster in the movie store from last season). I know you didn't ask that specifically, but it felt relevent enough to include.
evan

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« Reply #35 on: 02-08-2005 00:22 »

Uter also wears a shirt reading "Futurama" at a sci-fi convention, right before Mark Hamil goes into a sing and dance routine.
Fry´s Nightmare

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« Reply #36 on: 02-08-2005 00:26 »

Does anyone have a sceengrab of Fry on the milk carton on that one episode I can't remember or name right now? I'm dying to see it. Thanks.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #37 on: 02-08-2005 14:48 »

I don't have an image, but that was actually on "The P.J.s"
Jeffbot

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« Reply #38 on: 02-10-2005 00:52 »

"The Critic" also took a lot of shots at Fox.  Another show cancelled before its time!
Bender-is-Great

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« Reply #39 on: 02-13-2005 01:49 »

I just remembered another reference but not sure which ep it was in. Marge was in a video store and behind her is a (small) Futurama poster.  Looked like DVD Volume 1 art if I remember correctly. I saw a scan of it but again, don't know where.  Man, I'm no help at all.

Hey, wait a minute, I was the one who started this thread.  Holy crap, my memory is bad!  laff
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