Futurama Star Records Donald Trump Quotes in Zapp Brannigan Voice

When Matt Groening created the Futurama character Zapp Brannigan, he was obviously intended as a [...]

Zapp Brannigan

When Matt Groening created the Futurama character Zapp Brannigan, he was obviously intended as a loving parody of William Shatner's Captain James Kirk from Star Trek. Now the character has been repurposed as a parody of a real world character with an even larger personality, Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump.

We try to stay politically neutral around here – this is an entertainment website, after all – but it's hard to deny Trump's reputation for bluster and a…unique way with words. That reputation earned him some comparisons to Futurama's overly confident military leader. So much so that the #MakeAmericaBrannigan hashtag, a play on Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan, was trending on Twitter. This may be in large part to Zapp's voice actor, Billy West (who voiced several Futurama characters, including Fry and Zoidberg), decided to series of Trump quotes in Zapp's voice and release them onto Twitter

Here's a sampling of West's recordings.

This isn't the first time that Groening's work has crossed paths with the Trump candidacy. In the 2000 episode of The Simpsons titled "Bart to the Future," the series predicted a Trump presidency. Maybe Groening knows something we don't.

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