The cancelled series Futurama returns in this week’s Simpsons episode “Simpsorama.” The couch gag features a Futurama opening with the caption “A show out of ideas teams up with a show out of episodes.” The Simpsons’ couch transforms into Hedonismbot (Maurice LaMarche). He tells them to get comfortable but the whole family immediately gets up except for Homer (Dan Castellaneta).
“Hey a couch is a couch,” he insists.
The couch is really the perfect fit for the glutton. Homer does little but consume copious amounts of food and beer, that is when he’s not sleeping on the job. The mood turns disturbingly sexual when the robot dims the light and rubs lotion on the obese man, who moans in ecstasy. The couch vibrates off to another room and Homer exclaims “WooHoo!” Once again, proving internet Rule 34.
The official episode synopsis is that Bender travels back in time to stop Bart and Milhouse from making a time capsule that causes Bart mutants to run amok in the future but Yeardley Smith (Lisa Simpson) told Zap2it there’s more to it then that.
“I’m like, that’s not what the episode’s about; that’s not what the episode’s about,” she said. “We’re trying to keep Bender from killing Homer.”
Homer and Bender initially bond over their love of alcohol at Moe’s Tavern but then so did Homer and Peter Griffin before breaking out into an all-out brawl in the Simpsons Family Guy crossover.
There will be similar pairings between other characters like leading ladies Leela and Marge as well as the resident scientists Professor Farnsworth and Professor Frink, who explain that the real progenitors of the mutants are Homer and Marge.
The show is not likely to kill off the main characters so clearly they’ll have to find another solution. When the Simpsons travel to future, Homer chokes Bart mutants like second nature. Perhaps they’ll create Homer mutants to kill the Bart mutants. An army of insatiable Homers would undoubtedly be just as bad for the Earth but it’s a twist ending that conveniently would never have to be dealt with or would it?
John DiMaggio (Bender) says there’s a future for Futurama, which ended with Fry and Leela getting married and growing old together then literally hitting the reset button.
“There’s definitely more stories. The last episode ended the way it did and totally left the door open for more things to happen,” DiMaggio explained. “Whether it comes back to network television or goes to something like Netflix or something like that, who’s to say? All I know is that the cast would be ready to do it at the drop of a hat.”
The Simpsons airs Sunday 8PM on Fox.