'Simpsons Guy' Crossover Animates Twitter

Sunday's "The Simpsons Guy" brought The Simpsons and Family Guy together for the first time. As is regularly the case with both of these shows, the plot was far less important than the cultural significance of the episode.

Since Family Guy debuted (the first time) in 1999, the show has attracted criticism claiming it's a rip-off of The Simpsons.  That critique has been levied in one form or another against most prime time animated comedies, but it hits closer to home for Family Guy since the premise is virtually identical to that of The Simpsons: American family with three kids and a dog get into mischief with a cast of wacky supporting characters.

To see just how similar these families are, we used our qualitative insights platform, Canvs, to analyze how viewers of "The Simpsons Guy" reacted to the patriarchs of each series on Twitter. See the graphic below for our findings and be sure to check out more at our editorial partner Lost Remote

Simpsons Guy Graphic
Simpsons Guy Graphic