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tyraniak

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« on: 08-06-2005 01:56 »

In futurama episodes, there are images of simpsons merchandise indicating it's a fictional show in a real world.  However, in one simpsons episode, Groening himself guest voices as the creator of futurama.  Also in the simpsons episode "Future-Drama," Bender makes an appearance with bart and homer.  So which one do you think truly exists?
TwistedMetalKat

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« Reply #1 on: 08-06-2005 02:14 »

Your mom.
StarfishChris

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« Reply #2 on: 08-06-2005 06:24 »

You can't prove it doesn't exist!

...however, Matt created a fictional show, and it happened to be completely correct somehow. As you can see, my logic is unquestionable.
Teral

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« Reply #3 on: 08-06-2005 06:38 »

The Simpsons is a fictional show in the Futurama universe.

Futurama is a fictional show in the Simpsons universe.

[Lionel Hutz]Case closed[/LH]
GearShift

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« Reply #4 on: 08-06-2005 07:35 »

it says at the beggining of the first crossover comic that the simpsons is a fictional show but futurama is the real world inn the year 3000
PumaGirl

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« Reply #5 on: 08-06-2005 09:19 »

I think it's mentioned somewhere on the commentary that Futurama is meant to be more real (or realistic so to speak). So for example all that stuff that happens to Homer in The Simpsons (that in real life should kill someone) doesn't really happen in Futurama. Also they wanted to have five fingers in Futurama at first so to make it more real as well but then decided against it because it "didn't look right".
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #6 on: 08-06-2005 17:34 »

Both shows are fictional in this world, that's for sure.  It seems that The Simpsons is just a show in Futurama, and vice versa.  So, I agree with PumaGirl's theory that Futurama is meant to be and The Simpsons aren't. 
Wooter

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« Reply #7 on: 08-06-2005 18:02 »

Obviously Futurama is real! The Simpson's can't be, because no one is actually yellow.
T-Veronica

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« Reply #8 on: 08-07-2005 12:13 »

Quite frankly, I agree with everything you guys just said. Although, I believe that the original idea was to have Futurama be real and The Simpsons as just a show in the Futurama universe, but after Futurama got cancelled, they wanted to put in cameos to keep the show alive. Hence, the whole show-within-a-show paradox. Whee.

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ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #9 on: 08-07-2005 12:31 »

I'm not sure, but I think they are both TV shows.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #10 on: 08-07-2005 12:54 »

 
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Originally posted by T-Veronica:
Quite frankly, I agree with everything you guys just said. Although, I believe that the original idea was to have Futurama be real and The Simpsons as just a show in the Futurama universe, but after Futurama got cancelled, they wanted to put in cameos to keep the show alive. Hence, the whole show-within-a-show paradox. Whee.



The parodox was sorta there from the beginning though.  Uter (german foreign exchange student character show shows up every  now and then on The Simpsons) was seen wearing a Futurama shirt before Futurama even started airing!

I think Groening mostly kept to his stance of The Simpsons being a show in the Futurama world because it was a way of preventing Fox from ever trying to make them do a crossover with The Simpsons.  As illustrated by the Simpsons crossover with "The Critic" that he pulled his name off of, he dislikes crossovers.  So my guess is he just set up the idea of Simpsons being just a show in Futurama so that a crossover (outside of the comics) could never happen.
Dan1248

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« Reply #11 on: 08-10-2005 19:02 »

Last time I checked they were both TV shows.
robertojamison

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« Reply #12 on: 08-10-2005 23:45 »

Even though futurama is set in the year 3000, i still think its more realistic then the simpsons.
smision

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« Reply #13 on: 08-11-2005 04:54 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
[Lionel Hutz]Case closed[/LH]

Damn it.
Jicannon

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« Reply #14 on: 08-13-2005 12:40 »

Uh...they're both cartoons. Neither are real. But as for cartoon "universes", if you want to go into that, what Teral said is correct.
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« Reply #15 on: 08-20-2005 10:44 »

Actually it was Martin wearing the Futurama T-Shirt. 

They both exist together.  Bender showed up in a Simpson's Episode.  In "Hell is Other Robots", when Fry and Leela enter "The Inferno", if you look down at the bottom of the screen, you can see the symbol "HS + MB" surrounded by a heart.  Homer Simpson Loves Marge Bouvier.  Thus Homer was in "The Inferno" at some point.
smision

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« Reply #16 on: 08-20-2005 10:50 »
« Last Edit on: 08-20-2005 10:50 »

The case was closed! Stop saying stuff in this thread! Close it!
Also, it was Uter wearing the shirt.
Oh yeah, and I forgot... Welcome to PEEL, waccooga.
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Teral

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« Reply #17 on: 08-20-2005 10:53 »



 
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"HS + MB" surrounded by a heart. Homer Simpson Loves Marge Bouvier.

Yeah, that's the RL explanation/reference, but in the setting of Futurama we don't know who made that carving. It could just as well be Harmon Smith and Murray Brown for all we know.
Dan1248

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« Reply #18 on: 08-20-2005 12:25 »
« Last Edit on: 08-20-2005 12:25 »

Look, Futurama, As seen in a subtitle:-
"You can't prove it won't happen"

However the Simpsons isn't real, it is a fictional show in the Futurama universe.
Futurama is not a fictional show in the Simpsons universe.
Teral

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« Reply #19 on: 08-20-2005 12:48 »

 
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Originally posted by Dan1248:
However the Simpsons isn't real, it is a fictional show in the Futurama universe.
The Simpsons is not a fictional show in the Futurama universe.

*head explodes*
Benders_Fan

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« Reply #20 on: 08-21-2005 15:26 »

Thier just T.V shows.
nick_slicer

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« Reply #21 on: 08-21-2005 16:35 »

didn't matt groening go on record saying, half-jokingly, that the simpsons is fictional, futurama is real?
Teral

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« Reply #22 on: 08-21-2005 16:50 »

Yeah, in a Futurama-related interview, Later he obviously reconsidered, considering his cameo in ... a recent Simpsons episode.

 
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By Benders_Fan:
Thier just T.V shows.

They are? Good golly, and here I thought they were accurate representations of a true story. Silly me.
Btb

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« Reply #23 on: 08-21-2005 21:45 »

this is something that would be in the scary door.
iheartdestr0y

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« Reply #24 on: 08-22-2005 01:51 »

*glasses break, eyes fall out, hands fall off, ect*


I personally chuckle to this day when Blinky is in the water in episode 1.
Benders_Fan

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« Reply #25 on: 08-22-2005 15:21 »

I think thier just t.v shows.
Dan1248

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« Reply #26 on: 08-22-2005 17:48 »
« Last Edit on: 08-23-2005 00:00 »

   
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Originally posted by Benders_Fan:
I think thier just t.v shows.

You said that before, and still spelt 'their' wrong.
robertojamison

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« Reply #27 on: 08-24-2005 01:57 »

i think this is a pointless debate
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