The Simpsons (1989– )
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Bart and Lisa see into the future where their lives have changed.


(as Mikel B. Anderson)


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Episode cast overview:
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Prof. Frink / Superintendent Chalmers / Chief Wiggum / Moe Szyslak / Moe's clone / Apu / Snake / Spider Moe / Carl / Cletus (voice)
Bender (voice)
Jenda (voice)
Edna Krabappel (voice)
Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Crazy Cat Lady / Anoop Nahasapeemapetilon (voice)
Martin Prince (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
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Professor Frink's new invention shows Bart and Lisa their lives in eight years time. Whilst she is on a Burns scholarship to Yale,he lives an aimless life and his girl-friend Jenda dumps him. To win her back he takes a job at the Kwik-E-Mart,saving Burns from being robbed by Snake. The grateful old man gives Lisa's scholarship to him but,seeing that Lisa is now doomed to a boring marriage to Milhouse,he gives it back to her. Marge,meanwhile,dumps Homer for Krusty but not for long. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

17 April 2005 (USA)  »

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| (seasons 3-19)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Futurama (1999) character Bender appears in this episode, saying "All right! You guys are my new best friends!" The episode takes place eight years in the future. In Season 26, released ten years after this one, there is a crossover with Futurama where Homer makes friends with Bender. See more »


Waylon Smithers: [with a very attractive woman] Sir, you knew I was on a date.
Bart: Mr. Smithers? But I thought you were... you know...
Waylon Smithers: Oh no, I'm straight. As long as I keep taking these shots!
[injects shot into arm]
Waylon Smithers: I love boobies!
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Crazy Credits

The Simpsons arrive as Transformers: Optimus Prime (Homer), Jetfire (Marge), Hound (Lisa), Bumblebee (Maggie) and Jazz (Bart). See more »


Spoofs The Fly (1958) See more »


Take On Me
Written by Magne Furuholmen (uncredited), Morten Harket (uncredited) and Pål Waaktaar (uncredited)
Performed by A-Ha
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The Simpsons: Future-Drama (#16.15)" (2005)
17 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

I have seen this episode twice now, and always with episodes set in the future, the makers can let their imagination run riot to perfection. I know this type of setting has been done before, but never the less, it's always great to see how far they can stretch the unbelievable out to make it look believable. One little annoying thing is that this particular episode has a larger than usual soundtrack attached to it, but the song played during Homer and Bart's hover-drive has been omitted from the playlist. I know this is a Steely Dan/Donald Fagan track, but can't for the life of me find out what it is. If anyone out there knows, please tell.

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