To Shreds, You Say?
To shreds, you say? is a memorable quote from the animated series, Futurama.
Online it is used as an ironic response to inquiries about the wellbeing of someone.
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The phrase was heard in Season 1 Episode 3 of Futurama in a scene, where Professor Farnsworth is having a telephone conversation, about someone dying.
The conversation goes like
“Professor Farnsworth: Oh how awful. Did he at least die painlessly?
Professr Farnsworth: To shreds you say, tsk tsk tsk. Well, how’s his wife holding up?
Professor Farnsworth: To shreds, you say.”
The scene is celebrated as one of the funniest moments by several fans of the show.
Spread and Usage
“To shreds, you say?” was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2009.
A clip of the scene was uploaded to YouTube by Roger ‘The Dankmaster’ Penrose on April 16th, 2016.
Since 2016, the quote would appear in memes on Reddit and Twitter, as well as the title of an Iron Chick song, released on October 13th, 2017.