An Eloi Honorable Mention
Homer: [to self] Okay, don’t panic! Remember the advice Dad gave you on your wedding day. Grandpa: [in flashback] If you ever travel back in time, don’t step on anything, because even the slightest change can alter the future in ways you can’t imagine.
We are travelers from the past, my good one. Since your time, human evolution has diverged. There are we—advanced in intellect and morality—and the dumblocks—stupid, vicious brutes who live underground. —from “The Late Philip J. Fry”
What’s the secret of time travel doing on Fry’s ass?