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When the Yogurt Took Over (🧫🧋🍓) is the sixth episode of the first volume of LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS.

3 Symbols:

  1. Microscopic Beings
  2. Yogurt
  3. Strawberry

Episode Synopsis

After scientists accidentally breed super-intelligent yogurt, it soon hungers for world domination.


A group of scientists mutate yogurt by fermenting bacteria. Although initial tests fail, a researcher takes the mutated bacteria home for her homemade yogurt, where it becomes sentient. The yogurt asks to meet US leaders, to whom it claims to have solutions for the country's problems. As payment, the yogurt requests control over the State of Ohio. The leaders initially laugh at the offer, but accept after the yogurt threatens to go to China. Soon, the yogurt gives the president a plan to eradicate the United States national debt, warning him that any deviation will be catastrophic. The president cannot help but deviate, and the global economy soon collapses except for Ohio. In desperation, the government gives the yogurt supreme executive power over much opposition. A decade later, humans live prosperous lives under the yogurt's reign. The yogurt suddenly decides to initiate space launches, leaving the humans behind on Earth.



  • This episode is based on John Scalzi's short story, When The Yogurt Took Over: A Short Story.
  • It's unknown why the Yogurt left, it's suggested that now it took over the Earth, it is going to conquer other planets.
  • This is the shortest episode of the series at only 6 minutes.


Below are screenshots of the episode.