While procrastinating this morning, I finally looked up the source of the saying “I, for one, welcome our new [fill in blank] overlords”. From The Simpsons episode “Deep Space Homer“:
Kent Brockman reports on Channel Six.
We’re just about to get our first pictures from inside the
spacecraft with “average-naut” Homer Simpson, and we’d like to
[Camera shows a close-up of an ant floating in front of the
Ladies and gentlemen, er, we’ve just lost the picture, but,
uh, what we’ve seen speaks for itself. The Corvair spacecraft
has been taken over — “conquered”, if you will — by a master
race of giant space ants. It’s difficult to tell from this
vantage point whether they will consume the captive earth men
or merely enslave them. One thing is for certain, there is no
stopping them; the ants will soon be here.
And I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords. I’d like to
remind them that as a trusted TV personality, I can be helpful
in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar