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T. Brooks Ellis, the Boss

Season 5, “Self Help”

Eugene once again brought up the Human Genome Project when Glenn asked him about his hair, which has become one of the most famous mullets in pop culture. “The smartest man I ever met happened to love my hair,” Eugene insisted. “My old boss, T. Brooks Ellis, the director of the Human Genome Project. He said my hair made me look like, and I quote, a fun guy, which I am.”

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'The Walking Dead' apocalypse quips: Eugene's funniest lines

Kimberly Potts
Writer, Yahoo Entertainment

To celebrate the Oct. 22 Season 8 premiere of  The Walking Dead — the series’ 100th episode — Yahoo TV will be posting a new TWD-related story every day through the season opener.

He talked Abraham into protecting him all the way to Washington, D.C., then talked his way out of being cast out of the group once he revealed his deception about knowing of a cure to the zombie virus. And he talked Abraham into supporting his vision of operating a bullet factory, then talked Negan out of killing him when the Saviors’ leader doubted he really had the knowledge to run such a production.

The Walking Dead‘s Eugene Porter may not be an alum of the Human Genome Project, he may not be a real scientist, and he may not be a spiritual man, but one thing we do know: He has a way with words. And whether he’s using that gift of gab to talk his way into something good or out of certain danger, he always does it with a flair that never fails to leave us amused. Here, 12 of our favorite Eugene-isms, with big shout-outs to the killer words of The Walking Dead writers and Josh McDermitt’s perfected, giggle-inducing Eugene delivery.

The Walking Dead Season 8 premieres Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. on AMC.