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Donald Trump + Zapp Brannigan = Sad realization that Brannigan would make a better president

Picture of Zapp Brannigan, actual extremely icky quote from Donald Trump
Picture of Zapp Brannigan, actual extremely icky quote from Donald Trump

For today’s MEMEDAY celebration, some memes from our side!

Some unknown (by me) person came up with the brilliant — if in hindsight totally obvious — idea of pasting actual quotes from the famously narcissistic Donald Trump over pictures of the equally narcissistic Zapp Brannigan, a spaceship captain from the show Futurama who is basically, as a show producer once explained, “half Captain Kirk, half actual William Shatner.”

The memes are hilarious in and of themselves  — you can find more here and here.

What makes them even more hilarious is that Billy West, the voice actor who played Brannigan, has started doing dramatic readings of them and posting the results on Twitter. 

Too perfect! Just so long as you can set aside for a moment the fact that we could, for real, end up with the 21st century equivalent of Zapp Brannigan as our actual president.

H/T — Wired

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Devon
Devon
4 years ago

Dang, I could have sworn that was Phil Hartman’s voice, but obviously he’s been gone a long time. He was awesome, though.

Michael P
Michael P
4 years ago

I crack up every time I hear him say “bo-day.”

Scildfreja
Scildfreja
4 years ago

Oh my gosh that’s glorious. He’s getting someone from the show to voice Mike Pence as well, apparently. I can’t wait

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
4 years ago

You know what’s awesome about this (aside from everything)? Think about how often MRAcists use Futurama memes, from “Not sure if X” to “Shut up and take my money.” And the guy who voices half the damn show is using his popularity to mock their Führer.

http://i.imgur.com/bplIh5O.gif

Time to stock up on popcorn – they never take this well.

JoeB
JoeB
4 years ago

Billy West is amazing. These are fantastic.

zyvlyn
zyvlyn
4 years ago

This is the kind of thing that fits so perfectly it weirds me out.

JoeB
JoeB
4 years ago

This is the kind of thing that fits so perfectly it weirds me out.

Why it’s so good. Trump is older, less pretty Zapp.

peaches
peaches
4 years ago

Fantastic. Hope even more that Trump doesn’t win, so West doesn’t have to high-tail it to Canada to avoid Mr. No-Sense-Of-Humor-Havin’, Thin-Skinned Jackass.

Saphira
Saphira
4 years ago

Dang, I could have sworn that was Phil Hartman’s voice

The character was written for Phil Hartman, but he died before he could voice Zapp, so that’s how Billy West ended up with it.

Handsome "These Pretzels Suck" Jack (formerly Pandapool)

Billy West is a national treasure.

Tashilicious
Tashilicious
4 years ago

This is just as good as the Trump and Hobbes comics I’ve seen <3

runsinbackground
runsinbackground
4 years ago

Whoa, good call on Trump and Hobbes!

ALW
ALW
4 years ago

This is officially my favourite thing ever.

Mike
Mike
4 years ago

These have made me laugh so hard over these last couple days.

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
4 years ago
Carayak
Carayak
4 years ago

They feel so right

Her Grace Phryne: Tool of the Butt-Worshipping, Lesbian-Powered Elite
Her Grace Phryne: Tool of the Butt-Worshipping, Lesbian-Powered Elite
4 years ago

I wasn’t sure about this, but Billy West makes these actually funny. I’m glad I took the chance on clicking play. 🙂

(Also, if any of this doesn’t make sense, I’m on pain meds.)

Leda Atomica
Leda Atomica
4 years ago

I have such a crush on Billy West! This Friday post is *awesome*.

leftwingfox
leftwingfox
4 years ago

These are fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing them. 🙂

ramen
ramen
4 years ago

I have mixed feelings about Donald and Hobbes. Calvin had a yuuuuuge vocabulary.

Thiazin red
Thiazin red
4 years ago

Zapp did have Kif, who was a good guy and a competent officer, so I guess he would be better than Trump.

Ghost Robot
Ghost Robot
4 years ago

I do wonder what fellow Futurama castmate Maurice LaMarche (a Republican and member of conservative Hollywood networking group Friends of Abe) thinks of these…

leftwingfox
leftwingfox
4 years ago

Ghost Robot: Short of him actually saying anything, I’m thinking he’d find them pretty funny. From what I understand the whole Hollywood voice acting community is a really chummy BFF squad.

mywall
mywall
4 years ago

@Thiazin red on the other hand, Zapp spent most of his time being subordinate to that Richard Nixon character which probably undoes any sensibleness Kif brought to the table.

Now that I mention it, I’m wondering if Nixon’s voice would be an even better fit?

Ooglyboggles
4 years ago

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reggie, the neighbour's cat
reggie, the neighbour's cat
4 years ago

Those are great! They really do seem like thinks Zapp Brannigan would say. I also like the Lucille Bluth quotes attributed to Trump meme:
https://www.buzzfeed.com/ellievhall/they-didnt-sneak-into-this-country-to-be-your-friends?utm_term=.nuNmlrWar#.hjwrLYPAY

Funkula
Funkula
4 years ago

My forte Zapp Brannigan mashup is still pairing Zapp quotes with pictures of Gul Dukat (with Damar as Kif, and Kira as Leela).

Mish
Mish
4 years ago

What a FAB start to my weekend. I shall be sharing this faaaaaaar and wiiiiiide 😀

Catalpa
Catalpa
4 years ago

Honestly for a couple of these I was like “surely these are just clips of Zap Brannigan quotes, they’re too ridiculous to be Donald Trum- oh there are citations on the bottom of the video. Good heavens.”

JCfromNC
JCfromNC
4 years ago
Olive O'Sudden
Olive O'Sudden
4 years ago

@Devon August 12, 2016 at 12:59 pm
Dang, I could have sworn that was Phil Hartman’s voice, but obviously he’s been gone a long time. He was awesome, though.

My understanding was that the character was written with Phil Hartman in mind, so it seems that Billy West is doing an homage to Hartman with his voicing of Zapp Brannigan.

I so miss Phil Hartman. I always loved whenever Christopher Walken would host SNL as they’d do a ‘The Continental’ skit, and they’d use Phil Hartman’s intro; it was nice to hear his voice.

Olive O'Sudden
Olive O'Sudden
4 years ago

Futrelle: That top meme with Trump’s quote about his daughter is a misquote, and it’s bad form to present it without correction. What he said, which isn’t any less gross, was, “If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I would be dating her.” Still seriously icky, but accuracy is important.

Scaly Llama
Scaly Llama
4 years ago

OMG! Thank you so much for posting this! If Trump wins, I’m going to spend my spare time retweeting these at him. Heck, I might just do it now, for funsies.

Keated
Keated
4 years ago

I’m glad these exist to add some levity to an otherwise dire, possibly even apocalyptic situation 🙂

angharad
angharad
4 years ago

Peter Serafinowicz has also done a heap of voice overs of Trump speeches in a range of silly voices (the Liberace one is hilarious). I can’t link at the moment, but they are all on YouTube…

happy cat
happy cat
4 years ago

Nice images!

By the way, I feel sad. Nowadays, whenever a woman mentions domestic violence, everyone is all “we need proof, bring us proof now!” Amber Heard videotapped Johnny Depp and everyone is all: “You shouldn’t have done that, that’s not nice and I’m sure it’s a fake.”

I really feel sad today. 🙁

Temascos
Temascos
4 years ago

I love these!

It would be great to have Zap Brannigan quotes on Trump videos as well, it’d probably work just as great. 🙂

weirwoodtreehugger: communist bonobo

Semi related

https://youtu.be/VLkbx5U7EVU

I’m sure it won’t embed properly, but it’s the Bad Lip Reading of Ted Cruz’s RNC speech about Trump.

Moggie
Moggie
4 years ago

I want to celebrate this with some sham-paggin!

Kale
4 years ago

have more of the vids been posted on the twits?

Subtract Hominem, the Renegade Misandroid
Subtract Hominem, the Renegade Misandroid
4 years ago

Yes. He’s making about 3 more each day.