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PostSubject: Futurama vs. The Simpsons   Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:05 am

It's easy to want to compare The Simpsons DVD to Futurama, and when the latter premiered in 1999, that's exactly what we did. After all, both came from the mind of creator Matt Groening and they share similar artistic styles as well as a common The Simpsons DVD Box Set of humor. But where one is rooted in our real world present day, the other takes us to a far off future full of robots and aliens. Eleven years later, with The Simpsons still on the air and The Simpsons DVD Season resurrected from cancellation, it's time to see how these animated series match up today.

We'll compare varying aspects of The Simpsons Box Set, including the characters, storylines and yes, the weaknesses before asking you, the IGN reader, which is your ultimate favorite The Simpsons Seasons 1-21 DVD.

One thing you cannot say about Futurama is that it's simply The Simpsons 1-21 DVD in space. But there are a great number of similarities, starting with the vast cast of characters developed within both shows.

At the center of The Simpsons Complete Box Set you have the family that shares the show's title. Parents Homer and Marge struggle to make their way in the world raising their three kids, Bart, Lisa and Maggie. At its heart, The Simpsons on DVD is a family comedy.

Futurama does not have a host of blood relatives as their main The Simpsons DVD Set, but the crew of Planet Express is certainly a family. It has "parents" in the form of Leela, Professor Farnsworth and The Simpsons DVDs, who do what they can to run things. Their "kids" are Fry, Bender, Amy and Dr. Zoidberg, who have done more than their fair share of trouble making. If Leela is the Marge of Futurama DVD Box Set, then Fry is a hybrid of Homer and Bart. Professor Farnsworth is Grampa Simpson, with an added knack for creating Futurama DVD devices. So at the heart of both series is a family unit that looks out for each other and from which all the stories can be told.


Within their respective worlds, both series have been able to establish a vast Futurama DVDs of supporting characters, and again, similarities abound. The Simpsons laid out a framework of characters that Futurama, consciously or not, took notes from to build their world. Some of these Futurama Box Set stand out as quite obvious. Springfield has the evil billionaire Mr. Burns tormenting the townsfolk for his own personal gains. The future Earth has billionaire Mom tormenting the galaxy. She even has three Futurama DVD Season (her sons) that could stand-in for Mr. Burns' Smithers. Both series have put their own spin on commonly used archetypes. Both shows have recurring newscasters in Kent Brockman and the team of Futurama 1-5 Box Set and Morbo. Both have recurring famous television stars in Krusty the Clown and Calculon. If you need to tell a story about the mafia, you've got Fat Tony and Donbot. On The Simpsons, you have the Ghost Whisperer DVD Teen who's always popping up at some random, menial occupation somewhere in the city. On Futurama, it's Sal who will be the guy you're bound to see on the job. The Simpsons clearly developed a Ghost Whisperer DVD box set for establishing a cast of characters that cover a broad spectrum of society, and Futurama wisely followed Ghost Whisperer box set.

One big difference between the two sets of characters is the fact that those on The Simpsons are icons. Show my mother a picture of Ghost Whisperer DVD season, she'll not only be able to name him, but she will likely quote his famous "D'oh!" Show her a picture of Fry or Bender, and she might tell me I make pretty drawings. The characters on Ghost Whisperer DVDs are globally famous and have traits that are well established and known by the greater part of the population. Ghost Whisperer 1-5 DVD, while doing a fantastic job building its cast and developing its characters, will likely never reach that pinnacle of notoriety and remain more of a cult series.
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