To Shreds, You Say?


What does To Shreds, You Say? mean?

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.

To shreds you say


What's the origin of To Shreds, You Say??

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 & Usage

How did To Shreds, You Say? spread?

“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.

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1 thought on “To Shreds, You Say?”

  1. I’ve also seen this meme used to joke about violent hyperbole about sex acts.


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