The upcoming Simpsons-Family Guy crossover episode has gotten such great press (it hasn’t even aired yet!) that producers of The Simpsons are going right back to the cameo well.
On November 9th, the folks from Futurama will come to Springfield. Entertainment Weekly has the scoop. (Actually, this news broke at Comic Con, but I somehow missed it. What EW does have is the first image from the show. Which is above.)
Futurama, the 31st-century animated comedy that was canceled (again) last year, will return to life—or at least Fry, Leela & Co. will—in a special episode of The Simpsons airing Nov. 9.
“That was a really tough one to negotiate, because I had to talk to myself,” says Matt Groening, creator of, well, both shows. “Simpsorama” is taglined in the opening credits as “a show out of ideas teams up with a show out of episodes,” and the second half of that joke is one reason for this installment.
The plot sounds delightfully bonkers, in a Futurama-esque way.
The crossover—which features Futurama voicecast members Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr, Tress MacNeille, and Maurice LaMarche—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.
Like we said. Glorious.