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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?

Futurama is better than Simpsons!

Futurama is better than Simpsons!

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    • Markwell1 4 years ago

      Futurama has Zoidberg!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      chuck Norris has spoken :p

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      chuck Norris has spoken :p

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Simpsons is childish and Futurama is adult like. I Prefer Futurama.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      good

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Futurama definitely. The Simpsons is also good but the new seasons are just sucking lately. Most of the time the jokes aren't that funny anymore and the story's just going nowhere and even pointless sometimes.

      Futurama on the other hand has a very unique plot that the viewers won't think it's a typical family cartoon sitcom like American Dad, Family Guy, Cleveland Show, The Goode Family, King of the Hill, etc... The sci-fi theme of the series also helps the writers show and extend their creativity plus the jokes are intelligently written.

      For my biased opinion, I like Futurama than The Simpsons because it is not that overrated. Overall, it is more superior than The Simpsons even though it has a smaller fanbase and popularity.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Simpsons are a cult classic, but 20 years from now Futurama will be one too, in my opinion it is already. Whereas the Simpsons are extremely funny, relatable and all, Futurama is one sitcom that will make you cry, laugh to tears, and just say wow at the end of the show ( example when fry, professor and bender use the time machine to go to the end of the universe).

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Futurama is superior to The Simpsons in every way!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Futurama is on a whole other level than simpson. I love both shows, but I favor Futurama... its all Bender

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Futurama has greater appeal.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      The Simpsons were the best in there time, but now after all these years Futurama is growing to the best and the Simpsons are in decadence

    • Mandy 6 years ago from Montana

      The hilarity of Futurama is immeasurable. The characters are funnier, the plots are unlike any other, its just better all around!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Although the Simpsons has its moments, I feel that it has not aged well. IMO, Futurama provides a better satire.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      it has better stories and characters but there both pretty good i mean bender is better then homer fry is better then bart

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Futurama is funnier, better animated and better written. Most importantly, it has a storyline rching from the beginning up to now (Fry-Leela love story). It is also much more inventive and creative as the setting gives the writers so much more room to play around in.

    • Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      I like them both. But I would have to go with Futurama.

    • carny 7 years ago

      I like most of Futurama's characters, especially Fry and Bender. Gotta love all the sci-fi references like dark matter too. And the messed up and twisted vision of the future :)

    Simpsons is better than Futurama!

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      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Simpsons all the way. Simpsons have always made me laugh rerun after rerun. The new episodes are awesome too but I never get tired of the classics. Futurama just doesn't bring me that joy that the Simpsons do.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        The Simpsons will always have a special place in my heart because I used to watch it so much as a child with my parents. I was so happy they were actually watching a cartoon with me and enjoying it!

        However, now that I'm older I have noticed that the quality has declined a bit since season 9. Both shows have a lot of heart and great characters but the Simpsons' quality is just not as consistent anymore. Its become a bit too zany and some plots are too random. It's as if since 1999 futurama's craziness and family guy's randomness have negatively influenced the Simpsons. Futurama is more consistent in terms of quality than the Simpsons is now and I greatly admire the show's originality, creativity and unique humour. In the end though I'll choose the Simpsons because at its peak, I think it's funnier... and my childhood nostalgia probably has a little to do with my decision too.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        The Simpsons is better.

        Why are every one say that the new Simpsons are bad?

        In a test it is what people thinking, before they have hear

        other say that..

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        The simposn are better

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Seriously...

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        simpsons all the way. It will never be beaten it is king

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        simpsons rock man!!!

        homer's doh is my favourite

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        simpson is better than futurama just because of sheer comedy qoutient. the jokes are so well written and comes out every 5 seconds each one wittier than another.

        homer is the best character ever in the history of sitcoms. futurama is a good show and has its moments but sometimes it becomes more of an emotional satire.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Both shows are very creative, but the Simpsons really is the one to watch because of their good humor and has a lot more episodes coming this fall.

      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 4 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 5 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 5 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 6 years ago

          I like this lens

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          Mandy 6 years ago from Montana

          I thought everyone knew about Futurama...

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          sukkran trichy 7 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 7 years ago from Canada

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

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          Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

          Nice lens on the two.

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          nightbear lm 7 years ago

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