Twitter: where Donald Trump and Zapp Brannigan collide

12 Aug 2016

Zapp Brannigan and Donald Trump are a match made in heaven

Billy West, the voice actor behind Futurama star Zapp Brannigan, has been trawling through the various infamous Donald Trump quotes of recent years. The results are fun.

Futurama fans tend to agree on one thing: Zapp Brannigan is brilliant. Whether he’s sending wave after wave of men to fight the killbots, or his constant advances on Leela, Brannigan’s ignorance of all things factual and logical is one of the show’s best bits.

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So when the voice behind the character, Billy West, started tweeting Donald Trump quotes, in Brannigan’s voice, the world took notice.

Starting the trending #MakeAmericaBrannigan during the week, West has been updating his portfolio of Trumpisms on a regular basis, much to the delight of his fans.

Coming at the same time as a Futurama search engine hits the internet, it makes for a fun time to be a fan of the show.

“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.

Main Zapp Brannigan figurine image via NateTheApe21/Flickr

Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic