This weekend, two of the most beloved animated TV shows will meet up episodically for the first time, as Futurama’s Planet Express crew from the 31st century heads to Springfield for a crossover episode called “Simpsoroma.” The main voice cast from Futurama—John DiMaggio, Billy West, Katey Sagal, Phil LaMarr, Lauren Tom, Maurice LaMarche, and Tress MacNeille (who is part of the Simpsons voice cast as well)—reprised their roles for this creation, in which rage-robot Bender travels back in time to eliminate Bartbefore. “They were going off the air, so I thought people would really love it if we had one more chance to see those characters,” Simpsons exec producer Al Jean told EW this summer. “We’re always looking for things that are compatible with us, and I thought, ‘Well, what’s more compatible?’ We do a joke, actually, about how similar Bender and Homer look. Like, they just erased Homer’s hair.” Fox has released several images as well as two very different couch gags, and it is absolutely glorious! Check it out below.
Plot Synopsis: 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.–
The episode’s couch gag features the Simpsons’ couch transforming into Hedonismbot, prompting everyone to stand up in shock/disgust, except for Homer, who receives a massage and is fed grapes.
Mark your calendars because this episode promises to be fantastic.