More Animated Crossover: ‘Simpsons’/’Futurama’ Episode in the Works

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By Jesse David Fox

Last week, we learned that “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy” were finally going to do a crossover episode, with the Griffins spending an FG episode in Springfield. Well, the crossing-over continues, as “The Simpsons” showrunner Al Jean announced at the show’s Comic-Con panel that the “Futurama” crew will be stopping by for either the last episode of season 25 or the first of season 26. Jean explained to Entertainment Weekly that “Bender has to come back from the future to kill Bart because there’s something that Bart does now that makes the future really, really, really bad.” This isn’t Bender’s first cameo on The Simpsons: All the way back in season sixteen, the robot appeared very briefly in a scene set in the future. This time, it’s not just Bender, however, with much of the cast making the trip back in time. Meaning Hermes and Lisa can discuss the finer points of pointy hair, finally.


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