In compiling the list, Heisler chatted with famed Simpsons writer Bill Oakley (seasons 4-8) and talented Simpsons director David Silverman (seasons 1-present) who gave him some additional insight into the references.
He also discovered that the shows creator, Matt Groening, helped Apple design a Macintosh brochure for college students in the late 80s. In fact, the co-creator of Futurama, David X. Cohen, is also an Apple enthusiast who even developed a game called Zoid for the Apple II. Notably, Dr. Zoidberg was actually named after that game.
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2. Futurama - Neutopia. Season 6, episode 12.
Here we see Bender putting the ole' Mac vs. PC debate to rest.
Rock Alien: Your genders differ in many ways. But as with all things that are different - chocolate and vanilla, Mac and PC - one is always clearly better.
Bender: Chocolate, Mac, Men. The end.
9. The Simpsons - Million Dollar Maybe. Season 21, episode 11.
In the couch gag sequence of this episode where Homer wins the lottery, we see Homer launching a "Couch Gag" app whereupon he selects the order in which each family member joins him on the couch.
17. The Simpsons - Mypods and Boomsticks. Season 20, episode 7.
After years of subtle Apple references, The Simpsons in 2008 thought it high time to launch a full fledged satirical attack on all things Apple. Nothing was free from ridicule in this episode; Apple stores, iPods, iPhones, Steve Jobs, Apple's iconic 1984 commercial.
This episode introduced us to the world of all things Mapple and may very well be the most widely known Apple reference to ever appear on either The Simpsons or Futurama. The action begins when the Simpson family is at a mall and Lisa gets excited upon noticing a Mapple Store, a dead ringer in both name and appearance to an Apple Store.
"It's so sterile!", she exclaims upon entering. "Mypods, Myphones, a braniac bar!" Particularly funny is the Mapple store employee telling Homer that the light from the glowing MyCube "confirms that it's off."