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Homer and Bender Beer Buddies in the Simpsons-Futurama Crossover episode Fox

After a friendly visit from Griffin and company, the Simpsons family is gearing up for another crossover on 9th November.

This time, the crew of the recently re-cancelled Futurama show will visit Springfield in a special episode titled, Simpsorama, with the tagline "a show out of ideas teaming up with a show out of episodes."

The episode synopsis reads: The Simpsons meet the Planet Express crew when Bender comes back in time to kill Bart in order to prevent him from doing something that will make the future look really bad.

The Simpsorama episode will focus on a 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 simpsons-Futurama Crossover
Homer and Bender in The Simpsons- Futurama Crossover Episode. Fox

The Simpsons executive producer Al Jean has said that a crossover with Futurama will "please fans of both" shows.

Futurama aired its final episode in September in the US, and Jean insisted that the upcoming episode is not intended to undermine that show's ending.

"It was a really good ending and this doesn't purport to re-end it," Jean told Digital Spy.

"If you asked me, I'd say this crossover takes place three months before [the finale] occurred. I would never dream of trying to replace that ending."

Jean admitted that he is "really excited" about the crossover.

"[We knew] Futurama was probably going off the air - though you never know, that show always comes back," he said.

"So we thought it'd be great to see those characters one more time and to have those voices come to our show."

The special episode will air on 9th November, at 8pm on Fox.