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Zapp Brannigan's Best Moment According To Futurama Fans

Zapp Brannigan is one of the most frequently recurring characters in "Futurama." Whenever the writers need a stand-in for an oafish, incompetent space captain or a shortsighted, corrupt military leader, they use Zapp. As a result, he might just be one of the most memorable characters on the series. Wherever he appears follows a slew of idiotic non-sequiturs and ridiculous parodies that, more often than not, stick with fans.

Zapp's frequent appearances also make him one of the series' most important side characters when it comes to the plot since he usually causes trouble for the Planet Express crew. In his first appearance, he actually arrests them. In "Bender's Big Score," he sends them (along with everyone else on Earth) on a dangerous, yet surprisingly successful mission against the scammers that took over their planet. Regardless of his villainous nature, however, fans love Zapp Brannigan, so much so that they can't even single out what his best moment on the show is.

Zapp has too many good moments to pick

Across multiple threads on sites like Reddit (amongst other locations), fans have shared their all-time favorite Zapp quotes. The only problem is that there are so many memorable ones that fans never come up with a unanimous answer for the very best one. One extremely popular choice, which was heavily upvoted in multiple Reddit threads, comes from the episode "When Aliens Attack," when Zapp says, "If we can hit that bulls-eye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate."

On Ranker, a site where fans continually vote on various topics, the top-voted Zapp quote (at the time this article was published) comes from the episode " A Flight to Remember." In this sequence, Zapp, who has officially sunk the second Titanic ship, flees the vessel, but not before naming his second-in-command Kif as the new captain since "a captain must go down with his ship."

Beyond that, fans shared dozens of other Zapp quotes and moments, with many of them receiving a similar number of likes or upvotes as the aforementioned examples. So, if there's anything good to say about Zapp Brannigan, it's that he has no "worst" or "best" moment (not counting all the deaths he has caused). Every Zapp moment is the best simply because he is the worst.