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|image text=Hosting the ''[[Who Dares to Be a Millionaire?]]'' game show.
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|image text=Morbo hosting ''[[Channel √2 News]]'', in [[3010]].{{er|6ACV04}} The story is the death of [[Jim]].
 
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'''Morbo''' the Annihillator is one of the [[Morboians|little known species of yellow-eyed aliens with gigantic heads]], the husband of [[Fawn]], and the father of her numerous belligerent offspring. He is also a widely known [[television]] presenter. Morbo started as a reporter in [[Los Angeles]], and now co-hosts several shows on [[Channel √2]], most prominently, [[Channel √2 News|the news]], with [[Linda van Schoonhoven]], with whom he maintains [[#Relationship with Linda|a relationship]] that is at least odd.
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'''Morbo''' the Annihillator is one of the [[Morbo's species|little known species of yellow-eyed aliens with gigantic heads]], the husband of [[Fawn]], and the father of her numerous belligerent offspring. He is also a widely known [[television]] presenter. Morbo started as a reporter in [[Los Angeles]], and now co-hosts several shows on [[Channel √2]], most prominently, [[Channel √2 News|the news]], with [[Linda van Schoonhoven]], with whom he maintains [[#Relationship with Linda|a relationship]] that is at least odd.
  
 
A violent [[List of alien species|alien]] and a good friend of [[Richard Nixon's head|President Richard Nixon]], he is also obsessed with taking over [[Earth]], mentioning it very frequently. Apparently, he is the scout of an impending [[:Category:Alien Invasions of Earth|alien invasion]], although it is possible that his evil is just an act used to increase ratings. Morbo always refers to himself in the third person, and his exposed torso is [[A Taste of Freedom|terrifying]] beyond imagination.
 
A violent [[List of alien species|alien]] and a good friend of [[Richard Nixon's head|President Richard Nixon]], he is also obsessed with taking over [[Earth]], mentioning it very frequently. Apparently, he is the scout of an impending [[:Category:Alien Invasions of Earth|alien invasion]], although it is possible that his evil is just an act used to increase ratings. Morbo always refers to himself in the third person, and his exposed torso is [[A Taste of Freedom|terrifying]] beyond imagination.
  
 
== Biography ==
 
== Biography ==
Together with [[Fawn|his wife]], he attended the party in the [[Museum of Natural History]] following the victory of [[Earthicans]] to [[Spiderians]] {{et|4ACV16}}, the opera [[Philip J. Fry|Fry]] wrote {{et|4ACV18}}, and the [[Violet Dwarf Star Implosion]] ceremomy ([[Into the Wild Green Yonder|ITWGY]]).
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Together with [[Fawn|his wife]], he attended the party in the [[Museum of Natural History]] following the victory of [[Earthicans]] to [[Spiderians]],{{er|4ACV16}} the opera [[Philip J. Fry|Fry]] wrote,{{er|4ACV18}} and the [[Violet Dwarf Star Implosion]] ceremomy.{{er|ItWGY}}
  
In [[3010]], Morbo the Annihillator was seen in a recorded video shown in the [[V-GINY]] {{et|6ACV02}}, announced the first known ad for the [[eyePhone]] {{et|6ACV03}}, covered the passing of [[Proposition ∞]] and consequent legalization of [[Robosexuality|robosexual]] marriage {{et|6ACV04}}, hosted the ''[[Who Dares to Be a Millionaire?]]'' game show {{et|6ACV05}}, and announced ''[[Doom]]'' at 11 {{et|6ACV10}}. He also attended the [[Annual Astor Endowment Fundraiser#3010 Edition|Annual Astor Endowment Fundraiser]] {{et|6ACV12}}.
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In [[3010]], Morbo the Annihillator was seen in a recorded video shown in the [[V-GINY]],{{er|6ACV02}} announced the first known ad for the [[eyePhone]],{{er|6ACV03}} covered the passing of [[Proposition ∞]] and consequent legalization of [[Robosexuality|robosexual]] marriage,{{er|6ACV04}} hosted the ''[[Who Dares to Be a Millionaire?]]'' game show,{{er|6ACV05}} and announced ''[[Doom]]'' at 11.{{er|6ACV10}} He also attended the [[Annual Astor Endowment Fundraiser#3010 Edition|Annual Astor Endowment Fundraiser]].{{er|6ACV12}}
  
 
== Shows ==
 
== Shows ==
*''[[Channel √2 News]]'' (co-host with [[Linda van Schoonhoven|Linda]])
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*''[[Channel √2 News]]'' {{small|(co-host with [[Linda van Schoonhoven|Linda]])}}
*''[[Good Morning, Earth]]'' (co-host with Linda)
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*''[[Good Morning, Earth]]'' {{small|(co-host with Linda)}}
*''[[Entertainment and Earth Invasion Tonite]]'' (host)
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*''[[Entertainment and Earth Invasion Tonite]]'' {{small|(host)}}
*''[[Tea with Titans]]'' (host)
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*''[[Tea with Titans]]'' {{small|(host)}}
*''[[Who Dares to Be a Millionaire?]]'' (host)
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*''[[Who Dares to Be a Millionaire?]]'' {{small|(host)}}
*''[[Morbo's Movie Reviews]]'' (host)
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*''[[Morbo's Movie Reviews]]'' {{small|(host)}}<sup>[[How to Secede Without Really Trying|[US#059]]]</sup>
  
 
== Relationship with Linda ==
 
== Relationship with Linda ==
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=== Family ===
 
=== Family ===
 
*[[Fawn]], wife.
 
*[[Fawn]], wife.
*Numerous and belligerent offspring.
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*Belligerent and numerous offspring.{{er|2ACV03}}
  
 
== Image Gallery ==
 
== Image Gallery ==
<gallery>
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<gallery perrow="5">
Image:Morbo 6ACV02.jpg|[[Channel √2 News]] seen twice in the [[V-GINY]].
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Image:Morbo 6ACV02.jpg|[[Channel √2 News]] seen twice in the [[V-GINY]].{{er|6ACV02}}
Image:Morbo 6ACV03.jpg|Cat death plunge, breaking puff piece!
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Image:Morbo 6ACV03.jpg|{{cat|Cat}} death plunge, breaking puff piece.{{er|6ACV03}}
Image:Morbo 6ACV04.jpg|Morbo on the death of [[Jim]], a reporter he hated.
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Image:Morbo 6ACV05.jpg|Hosting the ''[[Who Dares to Be a Millionaire?]]'' game show.{{er|6ACV05}}
Image:Morbo 6ACV10.jpg|With [[Linda van Schoonhoven|Linda]], announcing ''[[Doom]]'', tonight at 11.
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Image:Morbo 6ACV10.jpg|With [[Linda van Schoonhoven|Linda]], announcing ''[[Doom]]'', tonight at 11.{{er|6ACV10}}
Image:Morbo 6ACV12.jpg|In the [[Annual Astor Endowment Fundraiser#3010 Edition|3010 Astor Endowment Fundraiser]].
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Image:Morbo 6ACV12.jpg|In the [[Annual Astor Endowment Fundraiser#3010 Edition|3010 Astor Endowment Fundraiser]].{{er|6ACV12}}
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Image:Morbo 7ACV13.png|As coral.{{er|7ACV13}}
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Image:Morbo 7ACV19.png|As a ghost.{{er|7ACV19}}
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Image:Morbo game.png|As seen in [[Futurama (video game)|the game]].
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
== Additional Info ==
 
== Additional Info ==
=== Trivia ===  
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=== Trivia ===
*Morbo has been known to sing karaoke. His skills appear rather sub-par, but no one seems to notice (or are too afraid of offending him in any way).
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[[File:Volume 2 - New cover.png|thumb|The cover for the re-issue of [[Volume Two]].]]
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*Morbo is one of the few non-[[:Category:Primary characters|primary characters]] who appear in every [[film]].
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*He is featured on the cover for the re-issue of [[Volume Two]].
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*He has been known to sing karaoke. His skills appear rather sub-par, but no one seems to notice (or are too afraid of offending him in any way).
 
*His name is on the ''Walk of Fame'' in [[Los Angeles]].
 
*His name is on the ''Walk of Fame'' in [[Los Angeles]].
*His appearance is based on the aliens of the movies ''{{w|Invasion of the Saucer Men}}'' or ''{{w|Mars Attacks!}}''.
 
*There is a [[Futurama Animation Cells|''Futurama'' animation cell]] available featuring the [[Morboians]], his species, invading Earth.
 
 
*In several episodes, Linda newscasts alone. According to the [[Episode Commentary Listing|commentaries]], this is because the writers leave him out of episodes that have a large focus on aliens.
 
*In several episodes, Linda newscasts alone. According to the [[Episode Commentary Listing|commentaries]], this is because the writers leave him out of episodes that have a large focus on aliens.
*His favorite film is ''{{w|Mars Attacks!}}''
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*His favorite film is ''{{w|Mars Attacks!}}''.<sup>[[How to Secede Without Really Trying|[US#059]]]</sup>
  
 
=== Quotes ===
 
=== Quotes ===
 
{{q|
 
{{q|
<poem>'''Morbo''': Windmills do not work that way. Good night!</poem>
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<poem>'''Morbo''': Puny Earthlings were shocked today to learn that a [[giant ball of garbage|gigantic ball of garbage]] will destroy their pathetic {{cat|cit||y}} of [[New New York]].</poem>
<poem>'''Morbo''': Puny Earthlings were shocked today to learn that a [[giant ball of garbage|gigantic ball of garbage]] will destroy their pathetic city of [[New New York]].</poem>
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<poem>'''Linda''': In all, this is one day Mittens the Kitten won't soon forget.
 
<poem>'''Linda''': In all, this is one day Mittens the Kitten won't soon forget.
 
'''Morbo''': ''[Laughs.]'' Kittens give Morbo gas.</poem>
 
'''Morbo''': ''[Laughs.]'' Kittens give Morbo gas.</poem>
 
<poem>'''Morbo''': In lighter news, the city of New New York is doomed.</poem>
 
<poem>'''Morbo''': In lighter news, the city of New New York is doomed.</poem>
<poem>'''Linda''': ''[Refering to the turtles migrating to Holland.]'' I'm sure those windmills will keep them cool.
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<poem>'''Linda''': [referring to the turtles migrating to {{w|Holland}}] I'm sure those windmills will keep them cool.
'''Morbo''': ''[To Linda.]'' Windmills do not work that way! ''[To viewers.]'' Goodnight!</poem>
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'''Morbo''': [to Linda] Windmills do not work that way! [to viewers] Goodnight!</poem>
 
<poem>'''Morbo''': All humans are vermin in the eyes of Morbo.</poem>
 
<poem>'''Morbo''': All humans are vermin in the eyes of Morbo.</poem>
<poem>'''Morbo''': ''[To Fawn.]'' Stop it, stop it. It's fine. I will destroy you.</poem>
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<poem>'''Morbo''': [to Fawn] Stop it, stop it. It's fine. I will destroy you.</poem>
 
<poem>'''Morbo''': Morbo will now introduce tonight's candidates. [[John Jackson|Puny human number one]], [[Jack Johnson|puny human number two]] and Morbo's good friend, [[Richard Nixon's head|Richard Nixon]].
 
<poem>'''Morbo''': Morbo will now introduce tonight's candidates. [[John Jackson|Puny human number one]], [[Jack Johnson|puny human number two]] and Morbo's good friend, [[Richard Nixon's head|Richard Nixon]].
'''Nixon's head''': Hello, Morbo. How's the family?
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'''Nixon's head''': Hello, Morbo. How's the {{cat|famil||y}}?
 
'''Morbo''': Belligerent and numerous.
 
'''Morbo''': Belligerent and numerous.
 
'''Nixon's head''': Good man!</poem>
 
'''Nixon's head''': Good man!</poem>
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<poem>'''Linda''': Why do you always get to read the top story, Morbo?
 
<poem>'''Linda''': Why do you always get to read the top story, Morbo?
 
'''Morbo''': Because viewers trust a deep male voice, and huge, throbbing forehead veins! ''[Head veins pulsate.]''</poem>
 
'''Morbo''': Because viewers trust a deep male voice, and huge, throbbing forehead veins! ''[Head veins pulsate.]''</poem>
<poem>'''Morbo''': Our top story, the universe's most wanted [[feministas|eco-feminists]] are now behind bars, including gang leader [[Turanga Leela]], AKA the notorious B. I. Itch.</poem>
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<poem>'''Morbo''': Our top story, {{the universe}}'s most wanted [[feministas|eco-feminists]] are now behind bars, including {{cat|gang}} leader [[Turanga Leela]], AKA the notorious B. I. Itch.</poem>
 
<poem>'''Morbo''': At the risk of editorializing, this reporter applauds the demise of the pathetic human species!</poem>
 
<poem>'''Morbo''': At the risk of editorializing, this reporter applauds the demise of the pathetic human species!</poem>
 
<poem>'''Morbo''': Morbo can't understand his teleprompter because he forgot how you say that letter that's shaped like a man wearing a hat.
 
<poem>'''Morbo''': Morbo can't understand his teleprompter because he forgot how you say that letter that's shaped like a man wearing a hat.
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*{{e|2ACV04}}
 
*{{e|2ACV04}}
 
*{{e|2ACV14}}
 
*{{e|2ACV14}}
*{{e|2ACV19}} (mentioned)
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*{{e|2ACV19}} {{mito}}
 
*{{e|3ACV01}}
 
*{{e|3ACV01}}
 
*{{e|3ACV03}}
 
*{{e|3ACV03}}
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*{{f|3}}
 
*{{f|3}}
 
*{{f|4}}
 
*{{f|4}}
*{{e|6ACV02}} (seen in the [[V-GINY]])
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*{{e|6ACV02}} {{cameo|inside [[V-GINY]]}}
 
*{{e|6ACV03}}
 
*{{e|6ACV03}}
 
*{{e|6ACV04}}
 
*{{e|6ACV04}}
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*{{e|6ACV26}}{{disputed canon}}
 
*{{e|6ACV26}}{{disputed canon}}
 
*{{e|7ACV03}}
 
*{{e|7ACV03}}
*{{e|7ACV04}} (mentioned)
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*{{e|7ACV04}}{{mito}}
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*{{e|7ACV16}}
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*{{e|7ACV18}}
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*{{e|7ACV19}} {{cameo|link=no|0:55}}
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*{{e|7ACV24}}
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*{{e|7ACV26}}
 
*{{g|1}}
 
*{{g|1}}
 
*{{clink|US#001|Monkey Sea, Monkey Doom!}}
 
*{{clink|US#001|Monkey Sea, Monkey Doom!}}
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*{{clink|US#059|How to Secede Without Really Trying}}
 
*{{clink|US#059|How to Secede Without Really Trying}}
 
*{{clink|US#060|The Bot Who Cried Wolf}}
 
*{{clink|US#060|The Bot Who Cried Wolf}}
*{{clink|US#062|Futurama Comics 62}}
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*{{clink|US#062|Lost Our Leela}}
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*{{clink|US#065|The Sun Also Raises!}}
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*{{clink|US#071|Pizza Wars}}
 
*{{clink|US#X03|Slaves of New New York!}}
 
*{{clink|US#X03|Slaves of New New York!}}
 
*{{clink|US#X04|The Read Menace!}}
 
*{{clink|US#X04|The Read Menace!}}
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[[Category:Aliens]]
 
[[Category:Aliens]]
[[Category:Characters]]
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[[Category:Morbo's species]]
[[Category:Morboians]]
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[[Category:Television hosts]]

Revision as of 15:03, 29 May 2014

Secondary character
Morbo
Morbo 6ACV04.jpg
Morbo hosting Channel √2 News, in 3010.[6ACV04] The story is the death of Jim.
GenderMale
SpeciesUnnamed species
ProfessionTelevision Presenter
RelativesSee Family section
First appearance"A Big Piece of Garbage" (1ACV08)
Episode
Voiced byMaurice LaMarche

Morbo the Annihillator is one of the little known species of yellow-eyed aliens with gigantic heads, the husband of Fawn, and the father of her numerous belligerent offspring. He is also a widely known television presenter. Morbo started as a reporter in Los Angeles, and now co-hosts several shows on Channel √2, most prominently, the news, with Linda van Schoonhoven, with whom he maintains a relationship that is at least odd.

A violent alien and a good friend of President Richard Nixon, he is also obsessed with taking over Earth, mentioning it very frequently. Apparently, he is the scout of an impending alien invasion, although it is possible that his evil is just an act used to increase ratings. Morbo always refers to himself in the third person, and his exposed torso is terrifying beyond imagination.

Biography

Together with his wife, he attended the party in the Museum of Natural History following the victory of Earthicans to Spiderians,[4ACV16] the opera Fry wrote,[4ACV18] and the Violet Dwarf Star Implosion ceremomy.[ItWGY]

In 3010, Morbo the Annihillator was seen in a recorded video shown in the V-GINY,[6ACV02] announced the first known ad for the eyePhone,[6ACV03] covered the passing of Proposition ∞ and consequent legalization of robosexual marriage,[6ACV04] hosted the Who Dares to Be a Millionaire? game show,[6ACV05] and announced Doom at 11.[6ACV10] He also attended the Annual Astor Endowment Fundraiser.[6ACV12]

Shows

Relationship with Linda

He seems to treat Linda with contempt, the same way he would treat any other Human. However, a deleted scene of Into the Wild Green Yonder shows that he was visibly upset that she was no longer around, and violently shook the camera, which could imply that he cares for her to a degree.

Character Description

Family

Image Gallery

Additional Info

Trivia

The cover for the re-issue of Volume Two.
  • Morbo is one of the few non-primary characters who appear in every film.
  • He is featured on the cover for the re-issue of Volume Two.
  • He has been known to sing karaoke. His skills appear rather sub-par, but no one seems to notice (or are too afraid of offending him in any way).
  • His name is on the Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.
  • In several episodes, Linda newscasts alone. According to the commentaries, this is because the writers leave him out of episodes that have a large focus on aliens.
  • His favorite film is Mars Attacks!.[US#059]

Quotes

    Morbo: Puny Earthlings were shocked today to learn that a gigantic ball of garbage will destroy their pathetic city of New New York.

    Linda: In all, this is one day Mittens the Kitten won't soon forget.
    Morbo: [Laughs.] Kittens give Morbo gas.

    Morbo: In lighter news, the city of New New York is doomed.

    Linda: [referring to the turtles migrating to Holland] I'm sure those windmills will keep them cool.
    Morbo: [to Linda] Windmills do not work that way! [to viewers] Goodnight!

    Morbo: All humans are vermin in the eyes of Morbo.

    Morbo: [to Fawn] Stop it, stop it. It's fine. I will destroy you.

    Morbo: Morbo will now introduce tonight's candidates. Puny human number one, puny human number two and Morbo's good friend, Richard Nixon.
    Nixon's head: Hello, Morbo. How's the family?
    Morbo: Belligerent and numerous.
    Nixon's head: Good man!

    Morbo: Morbo congratulates our gargantuan cyborg president. May death come quickly to his enemies!

    Linda: Why do you always get to read the top story, Morbo?
    Morbo: Because viewers trust a deep male voice, and huge, throbbing forehead veins! [Head veins pulsate.]

    Morbo: Our top story, the universe's most wanted eco-feminists are now behind bars, including gang leader Turanga Leela, AKA the notorious B. I. Itch.

    Morbo: At the risk of editorializing, this reporter applauds the demise of the pathetic human species!

    Morbo: Morbo can't understand his teleprompter because he forgot how you say that letter that's shaped like a man wearing a hat.
    Linda: It's a T. It goes "tuh".
    Morbo: Hello, little man. I will destroy you!

    Morbo: I hated Jim!

    Linda: Tonight at 11:
    Morbo: DOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

Appearances