The Simpsons

Season 16 Episode 15

Future-Drama

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 17, 2005 on FOX

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  • Trivia

    • At some time in the future, Professor Frink had apparently hung himself. When Bart and Jenda revisit his basement, his skeleton can be seen hanging from a noose in the rafters, glasses and all

    • At the prom all the music is played by a single iPod standing on a chair.

    • In this episode, we learn that in the future, Smithers will go straight and start dating women, thanks to injections.

    • The banner for Homer's party reads "Conjradulations hi skool grajauates".

    • After driving though the "Quantum Tunnel," the character that shows up in their car is Bender the robot, from the show Futurama.

    • When Bart takes off with Lisa in the hover car, you can hear tires squealing.

  • Quotes

    • Lisa: Even though McDonald's owns Yale now, it's still a good school.

    • Bart: I speak three languages.
      Lisa: Armpit noises are not a language.

    • Moe: I'm not the clone, you're the clone.
      Moe 2: Oh, not this again.

    • Skinner: I'd like to bid farewell to our students who are graduating, or going off to fight in Gulf War Five Operation Find Our President's Head.
      Kids: USA! Find the head! USA! Find the head!

    • Marge: When I was a kid, we didn't show our affection by head-butting.

    • Future Lisa: (on the monitor strangling Future Bart) You've wrecked my life!
      Present Lisa: (strangling Bart when the scene pans out) You're going to wreck my life!

    • Bart: (points to Moleman) Hey Lisa, there's your boyfriend.
      Lisa: No, he's your boyfriend. You're gay for Moleman.
      Bart: No, you're gay for Moleman.
      Moleman: No one's gay for Moleman.

    • Lisa: Yale is so much better since they stopped men from taking science. Now, what should I major in: Femistry or Galgebra?

    • Bart: Mr. Smithers, I always thought you were, you know...
      Smithers:(Laughs)No, I'm straight, as long as I take these injections every ten minutes. (Injects himself.) I love boobies!!

    • (Bart is cleaning the Kwik-E-Mart floor.)
      Anoop: (Spits on floor.) You missed a spot! Do it again!
      Bart: Yes, Mr Gheet.
      Anoop: I'm Anoop, you racist cracker!
      (Kicks Bart.)

    • Groundskeeper Willie: Ach, who'd have thought bio-engineered food, would lead to smart puke? (Tries to mop up puke, but it crawls away.) Oh, you think you're better than me do ya, puke?

    • Kearney: Okay, I want a nice clean prom. That means no booze, kick, puff, doze, max, stim, or turb. Remember, stim kills!
      Skinner: It's what turned Superintendent Chalmers into a vegetable!
      Chalmers: (Driving circles in a motorized chair) Skinner, Skinner, Skinner...

    • Milhouse: Lenny. Carl. Can you pull me out?
      Lenny: Sorry, we're ghosts now.
      Carl: Our spirits live in those two trees.
      Lenny: Or maybe we're alive, and we just feel like jerking you around.
      Carl: Or maybe we're one of each. (Both walk off laughing)

    • (Watching Krusty and Homer choke each other over Marge.)
      Moe: Once they destroy each other--
      Moe Clone: Then we make our move.
      Spider Moe: (Drops down) Yes, we make our move.
      (Both look at the spider)
      Spider Moe: What? A spider got into the cloning machine.

    • Jenda: Having sex on prom night is as American as our 51st state, Saudi Israelia.

  • Notes

    • This is the third episode of the series set mostly in the future. The previous ones were "Lisa's Wedding" and "Bart to the Future."

    • This episode was nominated for an Creative Arts Emmy Award in the category "Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour)."

    • Blackboard: None.
      Couch Gag: Several toy forms of transportation come into the living room, only to change Transformers-style into the family.

  • Allusions

    • Apu: You must get there through "The Forbidden Zone."
      A quick and funny reference to a place inside one of the episodes of the original Star Trek. The Futurama episode "My Three Suns" also depicted a Forbidden Zone.

    • Bart: I'm sick of this, I wanna look at a different future.
      The menu Bart pulls up, and even the noises sound exactly like Tivo.

    • Wiggum: Go ahead, reach in. We're not fancy here.

      Wiggum, Eddie and Lou all look like the kind of robot police officers seen in the Robocop films.

    • n/a: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
      The newspaper delivery is a parody of the first time we see E.T. in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

    • n/a: The Matrix
      Professor Frink's computer screen displays several green characters on a black screen, much like the ones seen in The Matrix.

    • n/a: Superman
      "Lenny's Super-Pet" bears a strong resemblence to Krypto, Superman's dog.

    • Milhouse: What Lisa's Problem?! Milhouse mother say Milhouse hansom!
      Milhouse's behavior after being dumped by Lisa is reminiscent of the behavior of the Marvel Comics character The Hulk. Bart also makes a reference to Milhouse being The Incredible Hulk later on.

    • Music: 80's Songs
      Songs heard in this episode include "Take On Me" by A-ha, "True" by Spandau Ballet & "Bizarre Love Triangle" by New Order.

    • n/a: The Transformers
      The couch gag for this episode is a parody of the cartoon characters from the show The Transformers.

    • Episode Title: Future-Drama
      The title is an obvious spoof of creator Matt Groening's other show Futurama, where John DiMaggio reprises his role from that series as Bender Bending Rodriguez for one brief scene with Homer and Bart in the future.

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