Infographic: Fans React to Homer and Bender Sharing the Small Screen Together

By Adam Flomenbaum 

simpsons-futurama-crossover-episodeHomer Simpson and Peter Griffin shared the small screen together last month in the ‘Simpsons’-‘Family Guy’ crossover episode and the majority of fans reacted positively to the show.

Last week, Home crossed paths with another cartoon counterpart, Bender and the rest of the ‘Futurama’ clan.  Although this show had a much lower reaction volume than the Family Guy/Simpsons crossover earlier in the season, people were still very enthusiastic.

According to our analytics partner Canvs, which measures Twitter sentiment, 2,132 of the 7,169 tweets were emotional reactions. 43% of the emotional reactions included the term (and similar variants) “love” while 18% included “good”; just 6% included “hate.” For such devoted fan bases it is surprising that only 36% of the 77,944 total tweets about the episode contained sentiment.

Below, some more insights from Canvs on what drove the Twitter conversation, followed by an infographic:

– The show’s opening credit sequence was a top moment. 19% said it was “exciting,” while 27% expressed “love.”
-A cameo from Seymour, Fry’s dog, was the saddest moment. 50% of Tweets about Seymour expressed sadness because of the Seymour’s story on Futurama.
-Bender garnered more reactions than Homer. Bender was mentioned in 6.0% of reactions while Homer was mentioned in 4.5% of reactions