|The Simpsons episode|
|Written by||J. Stewart Burns |
|First air date||9 November 2014 |
The episode was written by Futurama-and-Simpsons writer J. Stewart Burns. It was initially scheduled to be recorded in August 2013,  but it appears to have actually been recorded in September.  It will air on Fox, on 9 November 2014. 
The crossover will unspool a complex Terminator-esque story that involves Bart blowing his nose on a sandwich that he places in a time capsule. When that mixes with Milhouse's rabbit's foot and some radioactive ooze, it creates a global catastrophe in the future, prompting Bender to travel back in time to kill Bart and prevent this mega-mess. 
Al Jean said of the episode:
|“||Futurama is such an easy fit. (...) It's really funny, and their show lends itself to any variety of plot lines. By having them on, we have a little freedom... The biggest thrill for me is that we don't have to adjust the animation style. ||”|
On 4 March, an interview with Jean revealed that the episode would air in the fall.  At the time, the episode was expected to air in May, as the season-25 finale.   It was also revealed that Maurice LaMarche, who often guest-stars on The Simpsons, would be in the episode.
On 6 September, Jean confirmed through Twitter that the Futurama characters would retain their normal skin tones in the crossover instead of being coloured yellow like the characters in The Simpsons. 
On 9 September, Lisa Simpsons's voice actor, Yeardley Smith, spoke about the interaction between Lisa and Bender during the crossover in an interview with Nuke the Fridge. She said: "Lisa just questions the validity of Bender being one of the most advanced robots that we have ever created. She's like, "Really? I don't think so." But that episode really focuses on Bender and Homer's friendship and relationship, and the similarities, a dubious distinction if I do say so." 
On 26 September, David X. Cohen, Al Jean, and British author Simon Singh discussed Singh's book The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets at the London Science Museum, where a clip of Bender and Homer playing "tether boy" was shown.  The next day, Singh tweeted a photo of them watching the aforementioned clip. 
- This episode highlights The Simpsons' 25th anniversary (17 December 2014) and Futurama's 15th (28 March 2014).
- A crossover episode for The Simpsons and Family Guy, titled "The Simpsons Guy", was announced two days before this episode was. 
- The writer of the episode, J. Stewart Burns, has written for both shows. Other people who have written for both shows include Bill Odenkirk, Brian Kelley, Dan Vebber, David X. Cohen, Eric Kaplan, Jeff Westbrook, Josh Weinstein, Ken Keeler, and Patric M. Verrone. Burns also wrote the Futurama video game.
- This is the second speaking appearance of a Futurama character in a piece of Simpsons media. John DiMaggio voiced Bender in the season-16 episode "Future-Drama".
DiMaggio also voiced Bender in The Simpsons Game, and Billy West voiced Zoidberg.
- "Simpsorama" is also the name of a collection of Simpsons comics published in 1996.
- The episode's plot is inspired by the 1984 film The Terminator. It also seems to be based on that of the Star Trek episode "The City on the Edge of Forever", the writer of which, Harlan Ellison, was credited for the synopsis by Al Jean after the episode's announcement. 
- Coincidentally, Ellison guest-starred in the season-25 episode of The Simpsons "Married to the Blob", which aired in the same year as this episode is scheduled to air.
- The Tesla Building  is a reference to the Chrysler Building, in Manhattan, and Tesla Motors, an electric-car manufacturer.
- A billboard can be seen that reads "The eBook of Mormon",  a reference to the musical The Book of Mormon.
Translation: CONGRATULATIONS! YOU'RE A NERD. 
- Bart Simpson
- Cletus Spuckler 
- Comic Book Guy 
- Professor Farnsworth
- Hedonismbot 
- Homer Simpson 
- The Hypnotoad
- Jebediah Springfield (as statue) 
- Jimbo Jones 
- Kearney Zzyzwicz 
- Krusty the Clown (mentioned in text only, unknown moment) 
- Linda 
- Lisa Simpson 
- Moe Szyslak (on billboard) 
- Morbo 
- Ned Flanders 
- Ralph Wiggum (mentioned in text only, unknown moment) 
- Sideshow Mel (on billboard) 
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- ^ a b c d e Dan Snierson (20 July 2013). 'The Simpsons' to join forces with 'Futurama' for crossover episode. (Entertainment Weekly.) Retrieved on 24 July 2013.
- ^ a b c d e f g h Dan Snierson (04 September 2014). See the first image from the 'Futurama'-'Simpsons' crossover episode. (Entertainment Weekly.) Retrieved on 04 September 2014.
- ^ John DiMaggio (19 September 2013). TheJohnDiMaggio. (Twitter.) Retrieved on 19 September 2013.
- ^ a b John DiMaggio (19 September 2013). TheJohnDiMaggio. (Twitter.) Retrieved on 19 September 2013.
- ^ Kyle Anderson (17 December 2013). David X. Cohen Reflects on the End of FUTURAMA. (Nerdist.com.) Retrieved on 18 December 2013.
- ^ Marisa Roffman (04 March 2014). THE SIMPSONS: Al Jean Previews the Upcoming LEGO Episode, the Return of Sideshow Bob, Guest Spots by Daniel Radcliffe, Zach Galifianakis, and More. (Give Me My Remote.) Retrieved on 05 April 2014.
- ^ Dan Snierson (11 October 2013). 'Simpsons' producer on mystery death: Even the actor doesn't know yet | Inside TV. (Entertainment Weekly.) Retrieved on 12 November 2013.
- ^ Al Jean (21 May 2014). AlJean. (Twitter.) Retrieved on 22 June 2014.
- ^ Al Jean (01 June 2014). AlJean. (Twitter.) Retrieved on 22 June 2014.
- ^ Dan Snierson (20 July 2014). 'Simpsons' character will die in season 26 premiere; 'Futurama' crossover to air in November. (Entertainment Weekly.) Retrieved on 05 September 2014.
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p steelesaunders (26 July 2014). steelesaunders' Instagram post. (Instagram.) Retrieved on 26 July 2014.
- ^ Al Jean (06 September 2014). Al Jean. (Twitter.) Retrieved on 06 September 2014.
- ^ a b Fred Topel (09 September 2014). “The Simpsons” Exclusive: Yeardley Smith on Lisa vs. Family Guy’s Meg Griffin and Futurama’s Bender!. (nukethefridge.com.) Retrieved on 23 September 2014.
- ^ @gotfuturama (27 September 2014). CGEF / Got Futurama. (Twitter.) Retrieved on 27 September 2014.
- ^ Simon Singh (27 September 2014). Simon Singh. (Twitter.) Retrieved on 29 September 2014.
- ^ Dan Snierson (18 July 2013). 'The Simpsons,' 'Family Guy' doing crossover episode. (Entertainment Weekly.) Retrieved on 24 July 2013.
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- Simpsorama at Wikisimpsons