Woop woop woop: Futurama quote search engine now live

11 Aug 2016

Good old Zoidberg, from Futurama

The new Morbotron search engine, armed with almost 1m quotes, brings Futurama’s funniest one-liners straight to your fingertips.

A common theme around hit cartoons is rehashing funny quotes; it has become a must on the internet. For example, how many of us have asked people to speak up, as we were wearing towels?

Well, now there’s good news, everyone, with Morbotron on hand to answer your every Futurama need.

Future Human


“Morbotron has almost a million Futurama screencaps so search now or I will destroy you!” opens the search engine.

With just a text bar to interact with, users put in words, phrases or full sentences to find examples of such in Futurama, armed with screenshots and details of which episode each word, phrase or sentence was used in.

For example, search ‘spongy’ and it brings you to episode five from season three, ‘Amazon Women in the Mood’.


Zapp Brannigan, exhausted from his exertions with the giant women, said: “We need rest. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is spongy and bruised.”

Search ‘degrees’ and you will be met with Emperor Lrrr, from Omicron Persei 8. Threatening Earth after his young had been eaten in ‘When aliens attack’ (season two, episode three).


“We will raise your planet’s temperature by one million degrees a day… for five days,” he said.

The Simpsons alternative

If Futurama isn’t your thing, maybe a similar search engine called Frinkiac can sate your thirst for The Simpsons quotes.

Trying ‘Octopus’, we’re brought to ‘Lisa’s Wedding’ way back in season six, when Homer addresses Hugh’s parents.


“You know what’s great about you English? Octopus. I must have seen that movie… twice,” he innocently said.

How about ‘adored’, which takes us to Homer’s musical masterpiece with the B Sharps  in ‘All Singing, All Dancing’ in season nine.


♪Baby on board, how I’ve adored that sign on my cars windowpane♪

Give them a go.

Main Futurama figurine image via Nerea Marta/Flickr

Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic