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Homer and Bender in The Simpsons-Futurama crossover episode. Fox

With the Simpsons-Family Guy crossover episode just a few weeks away, another animated mash-up awaits Springfield.

The crew from the recently re-canceled Futurama will join Homer and company for a special Simpsons episode, Simpsorama, The tagline of the episode reads, "A show out of ideas teams up with a show out of episodes."

A few teaser image is already released, which shows a puzzled Homer meeting an angry Bender, and the latter unleashing an array of gadgets from his robotic compartments.

"That was a really tough one to negotiate, because I had to talk to myself," Matt Groening, creator of both series, told Entertainment Weekly.

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Beer-buddies Homer and Bender in The Simpsons-Futurama crossover episode. Fox

Executive producer Al Jean emphasized the natural compatibility of the two shows.

"They were going off the air, so I thought people would really love it if we had one more chance to see those characters," Jean said.

"We do a joke, actually, about how similar Bender and Homer look. Like, they just erased Homer's hair."

Simpsorama will focus on a complicated, sci-fi plotline in which Bender travels back in time in order to kill Bart and prevent a worldwide catastrophe, which originates from radioactive waste, Milhouse's rabbit's foot and "Bart blowing his nose on a sandwich".

The episode, naturally, will feature a twisted opening credits sequence, reportedly including an Easter egg with a Futurama code that, when solved, says "Congratulations! You're a nerd."

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Homer Simpsons and Peter Griffin bond in the Family Guy-Simpsons crossover episode. Fox

The much hyped Simpsons-Family Guy crossover episode will air on 28 September.

An exclusive five-minute clip was released at the Comic-con, which finds the Griffins stranded in Springfield, where Peter tells his family to avoid drinking the water: "Everybody around here looks like they have hepatitis."

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Stewie tries to impress Bart with his skateboard skills Fox

The episode's other highlights include Bart introducing Stewie to his classic prank-call hobby. and Peter and Homer bonding over donuts and later fighting over beer.

Fry, Leela & Co. will visit Simpsons in a special episode of The Simpsons airing 9 November.