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DotheBartman

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« on: 05-31-2003 04:08 »

Hello.  Long time lurker, first time poster.  I've been a horrible Simpsons nerd for a few years now, but in the past year I've also become a horrible Futurama nerd, so after a while of lurking it just made sense to join.  Those who post at the No Homers Club will know me by the same username.

Anyways, for my first post I thought I'd bridge the gap with a subject regarding both shows.  What are your favorite references to The Simpsons in Futurama?

My favorite is definetely the Bart Simpson dolls in "A Big Peice of Garbage".
Strat

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« Reply #1 on: 05-31-2003 04:15 »

I don't have one.  I like my Futurama and my Simpsons light years apart.
sheep555

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« Reply #2 on: 05-31-2003 05:15 »

Hi, and welcome to PEEL. We already have a few Simpsons in Futurama threads in the Re-Check/Weird Scenes area (although the last one did turn into a bit of a free for all)
Teral

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« Reply #3 on: 05-31-2003 11:23 »
« Last Edit on: 05-31-2003 11:23 »

The Bart and Homer dolls in "Mars University". A nice sign how Simpsons is a fictional cartoon show in the Futurama universe. To show that Futurama is a different show, and it shouldn't be compared to Simpsons, or thought about as Simpsons in Space. In hindsight a futile attempt, many people think this is "just" Simpsons II.
LeelaStar

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« Reply #4 on: 05-31-2003 13:47 »

My favourite Simpsons reference in Futurama is the Bart Simpson dolls in A Big Piece of Garbage, too.  big grin
FRY1476

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« Reply #5 on: 05-31-2003 15:04 »

I like the Bart Simpsons dolls, as well.
Arkard

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« Reply #6 on: 05-31-2003 20:21 »
« Last Edit on: 05-31-2003 20:21 »

   
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Originally posted by Teral:...
A nice sign how Simpsons is a fictional cartoon show in the Futurama universe...
i never thaught about that. cool, now this has become my favorite simpson reference too. before reading that i would have taken the bender eating bart's shorts scene.

DotheBartman

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« Reply #7 on: 05-31-2003 21:24 »

Yes, I think Matt Groening has said he takes a "Simpsons is fictional, Futurama is real" stance on each show, in that Simpsons is a show that they watch in the Futurama universe. 
Teral

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« Reply #8 on: 05-31-2003 21:37 »

Still going strong after 1000 years. Although fans agree the last 500 years isn't as good as the first 500 years.

Welcome to PEEL, DotheBartman. Enjoy it here.
Carbito

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« Reply #9 on: 06-01-2003 01:23 »

I also like in Big Piece of Garbage with the Bart Simpson dolls. Another good one is in one of the Futurama comics (issue 1 I think) were it has Homer's head next to a tub of Play-Doh but all you can see it the Doh part. I thought that was rather clever.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #10 on: 06-01-2003 20:40 »

Mine is the HS+MB in Hell is Other Robots.
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #11 on: 06-03-2003 03:07 »

 
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Originally posted by Carbito:
I also like in Big Piece of Garbage with the Bart Simpson dolls. Another good one is in one of the Futurama comics (issue 1 I think) were it has Homer's head next to a tub of Play-Doh but all you can see it the Doh part. I thought that was rather clever.

Yeah, I just re-read that comic, it was rather clever.
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #12 on: 06-03-2003 07:54 »

Yes bart simpson doll is A Big Piece of Garbage
Snrub

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« Reply #13 on: 06-03-2003 11:23 »

I like the clip of the simpsons short (at least I think it's one of the shorts) in the opening credits of "Fry and the Slurm Factory"
BNLbum

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« Reply #14 on: 06-03-2003 16:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Mine is the HS+MB in Hell is Other Robots.

Yup, my favorite too. I love how subtle it is, and how you'd really have to be paying attention to get it.

Ear-face

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« Reply #15 on: 06-12-2003 21:58 »

The only problem with the "Simpsons is a TV show, Futurama is real" stance is that they put Bender in an episode of The Simpsons.  How do you explain something like that away?

...incidentally, I loved seeing Fry in the Simpsons couch gag involving the travel tubes.  smile
DotheBartman

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« Reply #16 on: 06-13-2003 02:39 »

Eh, its still the Simpsons' producers' deal if they want slip in Futurama cameos.  But basically I think the rule only REALLY stands in terms of Futurama itself; that is, no Simpsons cameos in Futurama are allowed unless they refer to it as a tv show rather then living characters within the universe (HS loves MB is okay since it could apply to anyone else, and is subtle rather then having Bart talking to Fry or something).

As for other Futurama cameos in Simpsons though, I think Kif shows up in THOH X, and the internet company in "I am Furious Yellow" is supposed to have a Horrible Gelatinous Blob figure somewhere in their office I think.
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #17 on: 06-13-2003 04:18 »

there isnt really that many though are there, three at the most?
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #18 on: 06-13-2003 07:11 »

There's a lot more than 3  smile

Knowone's mentioned Blinky the fish being in 'Space Pilot' yet, or Bart being used in the balloon in 'Leela's Homeworld'. But I have to agree with everyone who said the Bart Simpson dolls in 'A Big Piece of Garbage'  smile
ShineFusion

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« Reply #19 on: 06-13-2003 07:24 »

In Leela's homeworld the balloon that is used to get out of the sewer is made up of old floats, including a part of Barts leg and head, which they mention.
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