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KurtPikachu2001

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« : 10-03-2013 16:16 »

Who do you think Matt Greoning was influenced by when he made The Simpsons and Futurama?  My guesses are maybe for Futurama: Hanna Barbra and Gene Roddenbery and Sherwood Schwartz. 

Maybe he was also influenced by Sherwood Schwartz for The Simpsons, too.   The reason I mentioned him is because he did The Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island.  Futurama is lot like a cross between Star Trek and Gilligan.   Like The Simpsons, The Brady Bunch is about a family.

Beamer

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« #1 : 10-03-2013 17:21 »

Assuming you're referring to Matt Groening, he did outright list The Flinstones as an influence for The Simpsons. Futurama is largely the joint brainchild of both Groening and David X Cohen, and the latter has certainly not been shy about listing his influences (ie. Star Trek).
Lost My Phone

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« #2 : 10-05-2013 02:01 »

Yeah, I can definitely see The Flinstones partially influencing The Simpsons. I mean, Fred Flinstone was the Homer Simpson of the 1960's.

And I could be wrong, but I believe it was also the first successful animated series in primetime (in the U.S.).
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« #3 : 10-05-2013 06:00 »

No, The Flinstones aired in primetime too. Though the content was certainly less adult as opposed to the benchmark The Simpsons would later set.
Lost My Phone

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« #4 : 10-05-2013 15:16 »

No, The Flinstones aired in primetime too.

I actually meant The Flinstones. Sorry, I should have clarified that.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« #5 : 10-05-2013 15:20 »

There was a small handful of episodes of 'The Simpsons' that were set in the Future that I'm sure influenced some of the ideas for Futurama, Such as 'Lisa's Wedding' or The one with Mr. Burns' teddy bear (Forgot the Episode Title).
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« #6 : 10-05-2013 15:29 »
« : 10-05-2013 18:36 »

And I could be wrong, but I believe [The Flintstones] was also the first successful animated series in primetime (in the U.S.).

Was it first, though? What I've read is that The Flintstones was, for one, last primetime animated series before The Simpsons (which made The Simpsons so groundbreaking).
Lost My Phone

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« #7 : 10-05-2013 18:23 »

Actually, it turns out that The Flinstones wasn't the first. According to this article, there were a few that aired in primetime before it.
Beamer

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« #8 : 10-09-2013 05:28 »

Also, Family Guy influenced The Simpsons tremendously. :rolleyes:
KurtPikachu2001

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« #9 : 10-09-2013 12:42 »

Matt Greoning was also influenced by Jay Ward.  The creator of Rocky and Bullwinkle.  Some say R&B were the Homer and Bart of their day.

Why wasn't Rocky and Bullwinkle spoofed on SMFP?
TheAnvil

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« #10 : 10-09-2013 14:04 »

Clearly The Jettsons influenced Futurama.
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