Kodos: People of Earth! We come to you in the spirit of hostility and menace!
Kang: Your superior intellect is no match for our puny weapons!
The two tentacled alien appear almost yearly in Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror episodes. Frankly, the world would have been in a much better place if we’d all voted for Kodos.
Their names are references to Star Trek characters. Kang is named after a Klingon Captain from “Day of the Dove”, while Kodos is named after Kodos the Executioner from “Consience of the King”.
The commentary track on the DVD claims that the duo were inspired by a cover of EC Comics. Some Internet detectives, though, have concluded that the inspiration is actually Weird Science… specifically the cover of issue 6.
Is this the picture of Kang and Kodos’ distant cousins? Who knows? Certainly not a collective of Simpsons-quoting commenters, that’s for sure.