Solar Opposites

American sitcom

Solar Opposites (2020-) is an American animated sitcom, created by Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan for the video on demand service Hulu, about a family of aliens who take refuge in middle America. The series debuted May 8, 2020.

Season 1


The Matter Transfer Array [1.01]

Korvo: You should be helping me construct the Earth drill.
Terry: I have to take the Pupa to the dog park! We don't want to miss the Labradoodles!
Korvo: Oh, oh, is the dog park more important than mining nickel alloys so we can repair our spaceship?!
Terry: Uh, I don't know, Korvo. Can nickel alloy catch a Frisbee in the air?
Korvo: We won't know until we get some!

Principal Cooke: From now on, I want nothing but perfect behavior from you two. No terraforming the gym, or making pod people, or any of that Outer Limits bullshit! You act like regular kids, or you will be expelled. Now get the fuck outta here!

Terry: Funbucket has to be real. He has to be!
Korvo: TV lied to us. It lied!
Terry: Th-That's impossible! All of human history is recorded on the TV! I don't even know what's real anymore! Are submarines real?! Are penguins real?!
Korvo: I don't know! Probably not!

Terry: Why are you dissecting your classmate?
Yumyulack: Despite having been examined by countless scientists over hundreds of years, the human brain is still a mystery.
Jesse: Plus, she was mean to us at school!
Lydia: Everyone is mean to them! I didn't invent it!

The Unstable Grey Hole [1.02]

Korvo: The homeowners' association is updating the rules again. "Gardeners need to have marked trucks. No RV parking in the driveway. All spaceships sticking out of houses need to be painted to match the trim." Are you hearing this?!

Korvo: I need to repair this godforsaken ship. And if people don't like us, that will make that job so much harder in so many ways. So to be clear, I don't need to be liked. It's strictly a work necessity.

Korvo: Solar Opposites will be right back after these set of... th-this set of subsequent advertisements.
[After either some commercials or just a brief black screen]
Korvo: Now back to Solar Opposites. Unless you spring for expensive Hulu, then there was no commercial break and this doesn't make a whole lot of sense and is probably quite jarring. Good for you, Mr. Moneybags.

Singer: What the fuck!?
Yumyulack: Hey, guys, if you think that's punk rock, wait till you hear my sister's song!
Jesse: [singing nervously] "Interraciaaaaal love, friendship--" Ow!
[A bottle gets thrown in Jesse's face, and she and Yumyulack flee into a closet]
Jesse: Look, I do think humans are generally nice, but to prove that point to you today, I installed microchips in all of your enemies' heads that made them nice when I clicked this button! But I didn't know about these neo‐Nazis, so it's not gonna work and I think we're gonna die!
Yumyulack: Ah, I told you some people are bad!
Jesse: [sobbing] You're right, some people are really, really bad! This is just like the movie Green Room!

Jesse: I like humans, but I hate shoes. Like, how are we supposed to taste the ground?
Yumyulack: I don't know. They don't flavour their ground either.
Jesse: Pfft! Weird, right?

The Quantum Ring [1.03]

Terry: Oh god, he’s dead, My Korvy! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…

The Booster Manifold [1.04]

Korvo: Why are your jeans in the freezer?!
Terry: J-Jen Garner had an Insta all about cleaning your jeans like freezing sushi!

Yumyulack: My plan is to slip into the seat, do nothing, and then it will become normal that I'm there.
Jesse: Worked for Hulu.

Terry: I can't go to prison, I've got no butthole! How will I smuggle in treats?!

Korvo: The only way to stop this infection is to inject the serum under their skin. But we can't let them bite us or we'll turn crazy too, which is why we have to use these emergency medical weapons.
Yumyulack: [toying with an spear] We get to cut people up?
Korvo: It doesn't hurt them. The cuts all heal themselves because of the sci‐fi goo the blades emit.
Yumyulack: Lame.
Jesse: But wouldn't it be safer to use, like, a dart or something?
Terry: You wanna use a dart? Okay, yeah. Go ahead, use a dart. This is way cooler than a dart.
Korvo: Let's go stab some kids and save some lives!

The Lavatic Reactor [1.05]

Principal Cooke: Yumyulack, out of 180 days of school this year, you've been late 179 times!
Mrs. Frankie: And Jesse, you've been late three times!
Jesse: I'm a monster!
Yumyulack: It's true, she is.
Principal Cooke: If either of you are ever late or miss class ever again, then you will be expelled! Which means you'll have to go to military school - where the bullies will fuck you!
[No reaction from Yumyulack or Jesse]
Mrs. Frankie: And they make you shave your head.
Yumyulack: But my hair defines me!
[Camera closes in on a single, usually invisible hair on his head]
Principal Cooke: Then don't! Fuck! Up!

Yumyulack: This must be what summer school is - an intense psychological mind game, not unlike the Academy Award winning film Suicide Squad.

Jesse: I bet you didn't know Shakespeare was the original rapper.
Yumyulack: Oh, did Shakespeare live on Sedgwick Avenue with DJ Kool Herc in the Bronx, five years before the Son of Sam?
Jesse: Yeah, sure. That's why Shakespeare's writing is like rap. Plus he made a bunch of money and sampled other playwrights without giving them any credit.
Yumyulack: This makes me like Shakespeare!
Jesse: Of course it does! My tough‐yet‐relatable teaching style is breaking through your emotional armour.
Yumyulack: And how!

The P.A.T.R.I.C.I.A. Device [1.06]


Terry and Korvo Steal A Bear [1.07]


Retrace-Your-Step-Alizer [1.08]

Korvo: Where the fuck are all the dinosaurs?! What did they do to all the dinosaurs?!

Terry: Or what about when we teamed up with the Simpsons for a game against the Monstars from Space Jam?

Terry: I mean, how are we sure we're not in a The Matrix or a Matrix Reloaded?
Korvo: Because there would be green numbers floating around and leather sunglasses.

[Last scene of season 1]
Terry: What the! [the Pupa arrives with a woodwind thing] How does the Pupa keep getting that Harry Potter Whistle? I thought we locked it up…
Korvo: How does he keep getting that thing?
Terry: Don’t everybody look at me…
Korvo: You obviously gave it to him.
Terry: I did not!
Korvo: Damnit, Terry, you’ve gotta stop raising false alarms about the Pupa! Your’re making me Goobler! I’m- I’m- Gooblering!
Terry: Uh, okay! Alright… [the Pupa changes color]
Yumyulack: Wierd, he’s never done that before…
Jesse: Pupa, stop that! Do you think we should tell Terry and Korvo?
Yumyulack: Ugh, they’re already wound up.
Jesse: But if he evolves, and kills all of us?
Yumyulack: Yeah, right like that’ll never happen [leaves with Jesse, zooms to the Pupa]
Pupa: [deep voice] See you next season, everyone…

Season 2


The Sacred Non-Repeating Number [2.01]

Zelvod: We were about to start our hourly prayers. Care to join?
Jesse: Eh, we only pray on Easter or when we think we're about to die. And even then, we don't really mean it.

Terry: Can you believe those weirdo British aliens pray every hour? Next time, let's just ignore the distress signal. Bunch of Jar Jar Dinks. "Mesa gonna hide from Terrans!"
[Jesse giggles]
Korvo: Those Shlorpians were exactly the way we're supposed to be.
Terry: Sneaking out at night to dumpster dive for trash food? "Mesa gonna eat trash!"
Jesse: They're basic. We're extra, they're basic.
Korvo: They were not!
Terry: I'm honestly surprised they didn't have a flying saucer. They were like a bunch of ALFs: Alone Loser Fucks.

The Earth Eraser [2.02]

Korvo: As team leader, I should be included in all things, which is why I demand that we all be invited to this dinnering party!
Terry: No, I-I can't add a plus one so late in the date, let alone a plus two!
Korvo: Then I will activate the Earth Eraser, and we can all get turned into dust! [does so]
Earth Eraser: All matter will be atomized in five, four...
Terry: Okay! Jesus fucking Christ, I added you to the RSBP. You've sufficiently cramped my style.
Korvo: [stops the device's countdown] Good. We shall leave in an hour. I need to apply darker blue makeup to... everywhere under my robe.
Terry: Man, we gotta throw out that Earth Eraser.
Earth Eraser: Try and die, bitch!

Korvo: Ugh, human battery power is so weak. Why haven't they discovered how to harness the power of love yet?!

The Lake House Device [2.03]

Idris Elba: We've been watching you.
Yumyulack: Who's been watching me, Idris Elba?
Idris Elba: The Big Dick Energy Council. We are a secret and mystic fraternity. Too complicated to explain, mate.
Yumyulack: Oh, let me guess - it's, like, a bunch of people with big dicks?
Idris Elba: Yeah, that's pretty much it. You have to understand. For centuries, our Council has been tasked with keeping a delicate balance of energy in the world. But your new BDE is buggering it all up!
Jesse: [awestruck] "Buggering" means fucking in British!
Yumyulack: I know what "buggering" means!
Idris Elba: I came to offer you a spot on the Council. Christian Bale stepped down after he lost all that penis weight for a movie. You could be one of the greats, but only we can show you how to harness your power for good!
Yumyulack: My answer... IS NO! I don't need you or your stupid Council!
Idris Elba: BDE is a power stronger than any man! And if you're not careful, it will consume you!
Yumyulack: Are you threatening me, Idris Elba?
Idris Elba: Just keepin' it real, mate.
Yumyulack: Well, why don't you keep this real, "mate"? I'm gonna make a dick so big that you and your stupid Council will be begging me to suck it!

Yumyulack: Sigourney, I went too far! I flew too close to the big dick sun, and now everyone is gonna die!
Sigourney Weaver: Hush, my child. No one is dying today, because I have the one and only thing, since the beginning of time, that can stop BDE. You see, I am made of pure NFG: "No Fսcks Given". [shows a tattooed "NFG" on her wrist] Yes, that's right, my sweet, sweet boy - I don't give a fսck.
Yumyulack: That's so cool. I was thinking of getting the Arby's logo tattooed on my back...
Sigourney Weaver: No.

The Emergency Urbanizer [2.04]

Yumyulack: Like a screaming competition!
Jesse: Go! [they leave as they scream]

Yumyulack: Ooh, camp sounds amazing! I'm excited to use my bounty hunting skills to hunt down and torture those who have captured the flag!
Jesse: And I'm excited for a sexual awakening! I heard last year, Julia Holland went to camp a girl and came back a woman - but then it turned out it actually was a woman and they never found Julia's body. Crazy, huh?
Terry: Well, I'm excited to perform something from Angels in America on talent night. I took out all the gay stuff and doubled the angels!

Cinthy: And of course, you couldn't be bothered to attend Yumyulack Jr.'s christening, 'cause you're too busy puttin' your nose in a pile of cocaine, and your dick in a pile of crack cocaine!
Yumyulack: Okay, what if I did fuck crack cocaine?! What difference would it make?! You don't know anything about me anymore, Cinthy!
Cinthy: I know one about ya: you're about to be divorced!
Yumyulack: I wish I'd never bought this wooden penis!

Anchorman on TV: A mysterious wooden city that recently appeared out of nowhere tragically burned to the ground last week, in a fire experts are calling "inevitable".
Terry: I gotta be honest, I feel bad the wooden city is gone. They had a really good Arby's... to get fucked in.

The Rad Awesome Teriffic Ray [2.05]

Korvo: Red Goobler? Wait a hot fucking second, I thought you killed the Red Goobler last year! After he hunted us in the Halloween store! R-Remember that whole thing?!
Terry: Yeah, I lied about killing him. He got away, and I kinda just thought maybe he'd disappear, like that eye that used to be on my back. [turns and lifts his shirt, revealing the eye]
Korvo: Dammit, Terry! That eye is still there, and so is the Red Goobler.
Terry: Hey, what the fuck? Why's he so big? Last time we saw him, he was about the size of a softball, or, like, a fat baseball.
Korvo: I don't know, Terry. He probably grows when I'm stressed out. Or maybe he eats a lot. Stop trying to poke holes!
Terry: Well, sorry for trying to be consistent!

Jesse: Ooh, I didn't know you had a pocket dimension.
Yumyulack: Pretty sweet, right?
Jesse: Yeah, maybe if it wasn't pink...

Jesse: Oh, this is it, we're done. Someone's gonna find out we're big cheaters and then they're gonna kill us, just like they did with Lance Armstrong.
Yumyulack: He wasn't killed, they just took one nut.
Jesse: Well, we don't have any nuts! What are they gonna take?!

Terry: I need your help moving fifteen to twenty rat women to a Red Goobler wedding, come on!
Jesse: That's the most Solar Opposites thing I've ever heard.

The Apple Pencil Pro [2.06]


The Unlikely Demise of Terry's Favorite Shot Glass [2.07]


The Solar Opposites Almost Get An Xbox [2.08]

Terry: Party's over, man. You took too long with the fish. I told you, just order Burger Lounge. Everyone at an orgy expects to be eating Burger Lounge. [to the camera] Burger Lounge: eat clean, fuck dirty.

[Yumyulack zaps a baby with an alien ray]
Yumyulack: [to mother] Now your baby can read. You're welcome.
Mother: What? Why?
Yumyulack: [zaps her too] Now you can read! Getting fulfilled!
Mother: I could already read, I'm a famous novelist!
Yumyulack: [zaps her hat] Now your hat can read!
Mother: Stop that! What are you doing?!
Yumyulack: [zaps her car] Your car can read!
Mother: This alien is educating my things!
Policeman: Stop right there, you dirty alien! [Yumyulack zaps him] Oh God, I can read? What if I gain empathy?! What if I learn things that force me to re-evaluate my hardline conservative opinions?! OH MY GOD!

Terry: Ooh, my word of the day! Today's word is "dilatory", meaning "moving or proceeding at less than the normal speed". I'll use it in a sentence: I am dilatory all the time, because I'm kinda lazy and fսckin' stupid.

Korvo: I guess we're in a "There can be only one" Highlander type situation.
Jesse: Wait, I thought that show was about a hot nurse who goes back in time to get her ass eaten out!
Korvo: No, that's Outlander!

Korvo: Aisha, I need that magic potion.
Aisha: The one we keep in Narnia? We promised we would never go back!

Very Solar Holiday Opposites

Korvo: Remember when we all went and saw Ready Player One?
Yumyulack: No. But I wipe my mind after seeing any movie where people don't steal the Declaration of Independence.
Korvo: There was one scene in Ready Player One where that computer kid went inside The Shining.
Yumyulack: Wait, they just put a better movie inside their movie?

Korvo: Mutants?! There can't be mutants in a Christmas movie! These are completely shoehorned in - like that spider tank from the end of Wild Wild West!

Terry: Since when did Jimmy Stewart have a gun in that movie?
Jesse: Everyone used to carry a gun back then. Shirley Temple used to keep one up her hoo-ha! That's what the song "Lollipop" is about!
Yumyulack: Duh - everyone knows that.

Terry: Aaaargh, I wish I'd never made us watch stupid Jingle All the Way! I should have picked a regular Christmas movie, like Die Hard or Gremlins or Piranha 3D!
Korvo: Shut the fuck up, Terry. We'd be in the exact same situation. Those aren't Christmas movies!
Terry: They are too! Any movie that takes place on Christmas is a Christmas movie now! I guess Piranha 3D doesn't...

Jamie: Where were you when I needed a father?!
Terry: Look, man, in a world with infinite streaming options, there just isn't any pressure to finish watching what you start. I only watched an episode and a half of Umbrella Academy.

Season 3


The Extremity Triangulator [3.01]

[An orientation crystal projects a video featuring a Shlorpian general]
Shlorpian General: In these first moments of your mission, remember what is at stake. Shlorp is depending on your--
Terry: Ugh! Boring, boring, boring! [fast-forwards video]
Shlorpian General: Yumyulack, protector and head of security. You ward off any threats to the mission. Strong and fierce, willing to die so the team can live.
Yumyulack: Let's put "willing to die" down as a maybe.
Shlorpian General: Jesse, the chronicler. Be observant. Record your adventures with clarity, both in triumph and defeat so future Shlorpians learn from your mistakes.
Jesse: Whoa, I'm like the J. K. Rowling of this pack! Crucio!
[A subtitle reads "THIS EPISODE WAS WRITTEN IN 2009"]
Shlorpian General: Terry, your job is most important. Because the Pupa will grow up to terraform your new planet, you must nurture him. For as the Pupa specialist, he is your responsibility--
Terry: [stops the video] Hold the fսck on! I'm supposed to be taking care of the Pupa?!
Jesse: Korvo says that all the time, Terry!
Yumyulack: Yeah, this isn't news.
Terry: I'm not ready to raise a Pupa! I-I'm still finding myself! I wanna go to Cabo, dammit!

Jesse: Oh no! Terry's arms formed a rat king and they sided with Gladwell!
Korvo: How did you gather that so fast?
Jesse: Because I'm young and adulthood hasn't atrophied my imagination!

Edamame Duffle Bag [3.02]

Yumyulack: Damn, you look thicc, Pupa. What's the deal?
Korvo: He gets all backed up with the stuff he eats off the ground. Terry's supposed to clean him out, but he hates doing it.
[In the background, Terry enters the room, then nervously crawls out on all fours]
Korvo: Don't let him hear it's time, or he'll hide in the crawlspace under the house.
[The table jolts as a bump is heard]
Terry: [muffled] Ow!
Jesse: We could do it! Decluttering stuff is a passion of mine, like pottery or Korean hentai.
Korvo: Great, it's all yours. See if Terry's retainer is in there - his teeth are starting to look like Justin drew them himself.

Terry: Grab my hand, like they did in True Lies!
Korvo: Why wouldn't you say "Like in Cliffhanger"?! You know I love that movie!
Terry: Yeah, but I don't! John Lithgow as the villain?! No thank you!

The Pupa's Big Day [3.03]

Korvo: This is stupid! How are we still in the same goddamn line from last episode?!
Terry: Ah, this could take forever. That's part of why it's so great!
Jesse: Have we moved at all?
Yumyulack: Not me. But I try to limit my movements each day so I can save energy, in case I run into Tim Burton - so I can punch him in the face for plagiarizing my whole tone!

Korvo: Are we really making one episode just go into another, as if we're some kind of acclaimed television program like 24?

Hululand [3.04]

Korvo and Terry: The Solar Opposites are going to Hululand!
Korvo: It's not gonna be like that "Itchy & Scratchy Land" episode of The Simpsons, just to be clear right up front.
Terry: We'll see about that!

Yumyulack: I'm glad Korvo paid for season passes, so we won't have to watch a bunch of ads as we walk through the park.
Jesse: Well, except for some rides, which, due to previous rights issues, have to start and end with a commercial for Lexus.
Yumyulack: I heard sometimes they try to sneak ads into the actual rides without telling people. Not that I'd mind with Lexus. [to the camera, while a Lexus poster is shown on their wall] Their vehicles are the peak of luxury and automotive excellence!

The Gargoyle Ray [3.05]

CPS Officer: Terry is special, and he went to a school for special kids.
Korvo: Okay, but I thought we couldn't call them "special" anymore because of Antifa.

Yumyulack: Whoa - Principal Cooke has seen some darkness. Now I kinda like him.
Jesse: Me too! All he ever wanted to do was play the trumpet, but his dad was a big fat piece of shit. Maybe we were meant to be here. Maybe today is about seeing people through their eyes and not how we perceive them. Maybe if we help Principal Cooke, we'll get out alive and with a better understanding of how a life not lived can crush a man's soul--
Yumyulack: Okay, that is way too bleak for me. This isn't BoJack Horseman!

Sylvester Stallone: You know, it's moments like this, moments of crisis, when you find out who you really are and where you belong.
Korvo: Wow, Sylvester Stallone, I... never thought of it that way.
Sylvester Stallone: I learned that from Dolly Parton on the set of Rhinestone, when a grip was choking on an egg roll. I froze up. But Dolly didn't. She saved that fat man's life. That was the moment I realized she was the star, and I was not... gonna get a look at those massive hooters.

99 Ships [3.06]

[After hearing about how Team 4 died]
Yumyulack: [grinning] Whoa, their sun went nova?! How do we make ours do that?!
Aisha: You just have to find an isotope of--
Korvo: DON'T TELL HIM! That's three dead teams in a row.
Aisha: So?
Korvo: Isn't that, like, totes random?
Aisha: Space is fսcking dangerous.
Yumyulack: [still grinning] Hell yeah, it is! Tell us about more dead teams!
Terry: But skip the backstories. I don't wanna get emotionally invested if they're all gonna get Mufasa-ed.

Korvo: 42 teams got eaten by T. rexes?!
Aisha: What? They're one of the strongest dinosaurs.
Korvo: That's almost half of us!
Aisha: It's weird that they're carnivores and you're plants, so they're not even getting nutrition. They're just being dicks.

[After hearing about how Team 63 were eaten by a giant flightless bird]
Yumyulack: Hey! A giant bird is basically a T. rex!
Aisha: You're basically a little bitch.

The Platinum Beyblade Burst 800 Takara Tomy Edition [3.07]


The Cubic Lattice Crystallizer [3.08]

Korvo: They're always talking about "brunch". Brunch isn't real! It's either "bread" or "crunch", you can't have both. Pick a lane, idiots!

Korvo: We're being spied on. Everyone in that restaurant had earpieces. No one was eating their dinner, they just kept staring at us.
Yumyulack: Uh, yeah, these are rural people. Seeing city folk like us is a big deal, 'cause we're so much better dressed and smarter than they is.

The Rays That Turn People Into Various Things [3.09]


Terry and Korvo Get in a Big Screaming Fight in the Taco Bell Parking Lot [3.10]


The Fog of Pupa [3.11]


A Sinister Halloween Scary Opposites Solar Special

[Terry and Jesse dig up a corpse]
Jesse: Oof. Smells like all 101 Dalmatians took a shit in here! [answers her phone] Whoa, Disney Standards and Practices are already calling me? To voicemail you go.

Aisha: You're standing way too close to that cauldron. If either one of y'all fall in and end up a toad or some shit, I'm not kissing you back.

Yumyulack: [being stretched on a rack in Hell] Oh, yeah! Oh, yeah! Ohhh, that's making the plant fiber I have instead of a spine feel better than it has in years!
Fly Demon: Fuck!
Yumyulack: Hey, it's okay, you just don't know how to torture an alien.
Griffin Demon: If torments of flesh do not affect you, we have other ways! How would you feel seeing... YOUR MOTHER DEVOURED BY A WOLF?!
Yumyulack: I don't have a mom! I was grown from a clipping in a bucket of dirt!
Griffin Demon: A "clipping"?!
Yumyulack: Yeah, like a tiny piece of Korvo, my team leader. I'm a replicant!
Griffin Demon: [sighs]
Fly Demon: We usually just deal with humans and racist dogs. Sometimes dolphins.

Satan: What's happening? What's that beam?!
Yumyulack: [laughs as the beam lifts him] Oh, shit! My family is bringing me back from the dead, because they're SCI-FI AS FUCK, BABY! All this stupid Hell shit is derivative! Including you, you big BITCH! [laughs again]
Satan: Stop that! Get back here!
Yumyulack: SUCK MY SCI-FI, SATAN! [rises up out of Hell]


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