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Futurama vs Simpsons

Updated on October 13, 2014
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Two of the Best Animated Comedies

The Simpsons and Futurama are animated sitcoms which are very popular in the US and the rest of the world. Both of them are created by the same person, Matt Groening, and even animated by the same company, Rough Draft Studios. The humor is somewhat different however, with Simpsons parodying a modern middle-class family and Futurama depicting life in a retrofuturistic 31st century.

Which show do you think is better, and why? This page was built for determining the winner. All you have to do is vote for your favorite show (and maybe leave a short comment saying why). May the best one win!

Futurama vs Simpsons Discussion

Which show is better and overall more entertaining?

Cover art of the first Futurama DVD volume featuring the protagonist of the series, Fry.
Cover art of the first Futurama DVD volume featuring the protagonist of the series, Fry. | Source

About Futurama

Futurama is a sci-fi sitcom which follows the adventures of a simple 20th-century pizza delivery guy, Philip J. Fry, who after being cryogenically frozen for a thousand years wakes up in a retrofuturistic 31st century.

The show satirically depicts the everyday life in the future and uses both silly slapstick humor and less-obvious nerdy jokes, such as Professor Farnsworth complaining that judges of a quantum finish "changed the outcome by measuring it".

Futurama was originally aired from 1999 to 2003 on Fox and has won 3 Primetime Emmy awards and 5 Annie awards. Seasons five, six, and seven were broadcast by Comedy Central from 2008 to 2013.

The first season of Simpsons was originally aired from 1989 to 1990.
The first season of Simpsons was originally aired from 1989 to 1990. | Source

About Simpsons

The Simpsons is a satirical cartoon by Matt Groening that parodies the everyday life of a middle-class American family.

The Simpsons family consists of Homer (a buffoon who loves watching TV and drinking beer on his couch), Marge (a stereotypical housewife), Bart (a 10 year old troublemaker), Lisa (a precocious 8 year old) and Maggie, a baby who doesn't speak and is constantly sucking on a pacifier. The cartoon takes place in a fictional town of Springfield and also features a big array of secondary characters, some of them fan-favorites.

The show has been running since 1989 and won a big number of awards including 25 Primetime Emmy awards, 26 Annie awards and a Peabody award. It is the longest-running animated program produced in US.

Simpsons vs Futurama Poll

Which show is better and more fun to watch?

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My Favorite: Futurama

I grew up watching Simpsons on TV, so this show will always have a special place in my heart. However, if I have to pick a favorite out of the two, then it is definitely Futurama. I just love the outrageous sci-fi elements combined with all sorts of comedy. I think Simpsons might be held back by its setting (modern America), while in Futurama the characters can visit distant planets, travel through time, and the show can also introduce various aliens and make fun of various sci-fi tropes.

Comments - Which show makes you laugh more?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The-simpsons:D

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I defiantly think Futurama is better than The Simpsons. It has episodes that will make you cry and start throwing things at the tv screen saying "NO!" What? Am I the only one? Any way it is also funny and it will be in my heart forever! î¢

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      The Simpsons is great but Futurama takes those qualities and adds extra smarts and sci fi imagination and buzz. It also has the best cartoon eye candy.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Futurama touches your heart, Simpsons Kicks your heart in the nuts.

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      Lazerpie 6 years ago

      any moron would know that futurama is way better than the simpeons especially when it comes to comedy!

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      WayneDave LM 6 years ago

      I'm shocked that so many people prefer futurama. Simpsons for me. Easily.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I like this lens

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      Mandy 7 years ago from Montana

      I thought everyone knew about Futurama...

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      sukkran trichy 8 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      first time i heard about these simpson and futurama. any how it is a nice lens. i like it.

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      Can't vote; I've never even heard of Futurama!

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Nice lens on the two.

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      nightbear lm 8 years ago

      I'm not really big on either. But I am a sci fi nut, so made a choice. lol

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