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Decapodian

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« Reply #120 on: 02-21-2007 05:16 »

 
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Originally posted by titchywitchy:
Yeh i suppose, Im sorry to say i have the tendersy to point out the other points of view, Which normally turn out wrong.
 
Aw. Dont worry. Everyone makes mistakes.
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Twilight is quite possibly the worst popular book ever written.
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #121 on: 03-19-2007 15:05 »
« Last Edit on: 07-03-2007 00:00 »

He gets paid but he's not a wise investor as shown in Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings he bought 8 copies of the news paper and Fry's holophoner record set. In the commentaries it was revealed that the writers didn't think to make him poor until the second season so there is every possibility that Zoidberg had at least some money the first season invested it very badly and lost it all or he just doesn't flaunt it so everyone thinks that he's poor.

Zim- Why is there bacon in the soap?!?!

Gir- I made it myself!
Decapodian

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« Reply #122 on: 03-20-2007 02:48 »

Zoidberg just buys idiotic things like the hair and 8 copies of things.
robosapian5

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« Reply #123 on: 04-19-2007 12:21 »

maby he just has to pay loads of tax and earns a lot but pays all of it to inland revnue.
FuturamaPac

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« Reply #124 on: 04-19-2007 12:24 »

... So Zoidberg was rich?
Decapodian

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« Reply #125 on: 04-20-2007 03:10 »

Once. But not anymore.
Organazation14

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« Reply #126 on: 06-19-2007 12:40 »

he was never shown getting the room the next time u see him was with the female squid
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #127 on: 06-29-2007 15:57 »

Zoidberg was rich until "a loobster in love" where he was due to die.. now if we all knew we are going to die a certain day and we didnt have any relative (or any desire to) to inherit our money wouldnt we spend it all until that day?

Zoidberg spent all his money until that day (he is seeing hadling a big ammount to Bender to bet on himself) , but since he didnt die he then is broken from onwards   big grin
FryDude3000

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« Reply #128 on: 07-25-2007 13:06 »

theres two resions why zoidberg stayed in the uper deck.
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Originally posted by *David A*:
*the owner of the company, the company doctor, and the guy in charge of accounting and legal all get fancy accommodations, while the three newly hired employees and the intern get to share a room on the Fiesta Deck.*

2. it states in the comintary of the valintins episode between fry/amy that it was the first episode theres a zoidberg is poor joke in it.

that menes zoidberg isn't poor untill that episode.
RexSand

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« Reply #129 on: 07-26-2007 19:49 »

This is probably way off but it would seem from Zoidbergs flashbacks that his family was kindave rich and up scale.

I mean his mother was ashamed that he wanted to be a comedian instead of a docter and then because he wanted to be a docter instead of a comedian.
BendingUnit1357

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« Reply #130 on: 07-27-2007 10:26 »

Yeah, I agree with Rex- in the flashback, they look like they have a pretty upper middle class house, and in the episode "Future Stock" it is shown that zoidberg owns 51 % of Planet Express's stocks
Frisco17

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« Reply #131 on: 07-27-2007 17:48 »

 
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Originally posted by Javier Lopez:
Zoidberg was rich until "a loobster in love" where he was due to die.. now if we all knew we are going to die a certain day and we didnt have any relative (or any desire to) to inherit our money wouldnt we spend it all until that day?

Zoidberg spent all his money until that day (he is seeing hadling a big ammount to Bender to bet on himself) , but since he didnt die he then is broken from onwards    big grin

That is a very good point. I never thought of that. It makes perfect sense and I think that you're probably right.
El_Luxo

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« Reply #132 on: 09-09-2007 08:45 »
« Last Edit on: 09-09-2007 08:45 »

I think Hermes is putting a stop to Zoidbergs earnings. Hermes clearly disslikes the poor lobster.

In season 1 Hermes does economic cutbacks like the Saltwalter tank, and zoidberg quotes "It's a witchunt!". Or something like that.

Hermes also blames Zoidberg for "wasting a hole heap a' juice", "electricity", when it really is bender having an Electric-addiction.

So i think Hermes is the reason for Zoidberg beeing poor.
tyraniak

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« Reply #133 on: 09-12-2007 00:30 »

but he does give Zoidberg majority share of Planet Express
David A

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« Reply #134 on: 09-12-2007 11:43 »

De shares were worthless!  And he kept asking for toilet paper!
Nixorbo

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« Reply #135 on: 09-12-2007 11:50 »

Why has nobody mentioned the large bet on himself in round 1 he placed in WMIBaCiL?
David A

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« Reply #136 on: 09-12-2007 14:56 »

1. He may have had a large sum of Decapodian sheckels, or whatever it is that they use as currency, but that doesn't necessarily make him rich in the real world.

2. He was fairly confident of winning, and if he lost he'd be dead, so I doubt that he was worried about having to pay up.

3. Zoidberg's idea of a "large bet" might be considered chump change by most folks.

Take your pick.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #137 on: 09-12-2007 15:30 »

Just saying, it's a bet he lost, thus he lost a large sum of money to Bender.
David A

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« Reply #138 on: 09-12-2007 23:43 »

Assuming that Bender was able to collect on the bet.

And again, the large sum of money may not have actually been that much.
tyraniak

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« Reply #139 on: 09-13-2007 02:22 »

he gives his money to Bender, even if he won the fight, Bender would never pay him back, Zoidberg's just too damn stupid to have money, he buys stupid items (sometimes 8 at a time) and he's an awful negotiator (selling his shares for a sandwhich, which he even thought was ripping off the other guy)
El_Luxo

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« Reply #140 on: 09-14-2007 15:01 »

Keep in mind that Zoidberg owned 50% of the stocks to the company. (Though traded them away for a sandwich with "that guy" ) in ep 321 i think. Future Stock.

So he had to have been rich.
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #141 on: 09-19-2007 19:52 »
« Last Edit on: 09-19-2007 19:52 »

He didn't buy them El-Luxo remember Hermes said that he gave them to Zoidberg for toilet paper because they were worthless?

   
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That Guy: I neglected to mention that the shares I bought from Dr. Zoidberg gave me majority control.
Leela: Zoidberg owned 51% of the company?
Hermes: The shares were worthless and he kept asking for toilet paper.

Zim- Why is there bacon in the soap?!?!

Gir- I made it myself!
winna

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« Reply #142 on: 09-19-2007 21:34 »

Zoidberg is poor.
bobbot

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« Reply #143 on: 09-20-2007 13:07 »

Truth is Zoidberg was established as poor early in the series.  The reason he had luxury accomodations is as previously stated the three upper managment types got the good stuff and the crew got the fiesta deck
tyraniak

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« Reply #144 on: 09-22-2007 21:13 »

It's not like PE completely intended him to be penniless, they did set aside a retirement account for him, he's just to stupid to put any money in it
El_Luxo

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« Reply #145 on: 09-23-2007 17:35 »

Hehe yeah, and i love that scene! 
Zoidberg: Aww, you kept track of it all this time! (Sobs) ^^
The Mullet

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« Reply #146 on: 09-24-2007 02:41 »

 
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Originally posted by tyraniak:
he gives his money to Bender, even if he won the fight, Bender would never pay him back, Zoidberg's just too damn stupid to have money, he buys stupid items (sometimes 8 at a time) and he's an awful negotiator (selling his shares for a sandwhich, which he even thought was ripping off the other guy)

hahahhah, i agree fully. 
"i would have settle for a hard roll with ketchup in it!"
Antonator

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« Reply #147 on: 10-02-2007 15:11 »
« Last Edit on: 10-02-2007 15:11 »

Maybe he was more popular in that season, so people liked him more then.
poten

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« Reply #148 on: 10-10-2007 03:12 »

I thought the answer to be pretty clear, it seems you guys are looking too far into this:

the 3 main characters are stuck down there. Remember it was those 3 who asked the professor for a job and have always been segregated from the rest of the group.

Remember when they get fired all because leela forgets the keys in the ship and fry and bender take the ship out. Zoidberg is like now im the popular one; lets all talk to zoidberg!
Cyan60

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« Reply #149 on: 10-13-2007 08:57 »

Zoidberg is close to the professor but only in the sense of a pet.
And yes Zoidberg does make bad consumer choices but only half the time. Like the time he bought 8 of fry's holophone records (Like leela said "most people cant play the holophone" ) and since Fry lost his lvl 75 hands of the devil he pretty much went out buisness. That value of zoids record will sky rocket to the point where zoid is set for life, i think.
tyraniak

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« Reply #150 on: 10-13-2007 16:43 »

unless they were crappy records to begin with or if people lost interest in Fry's holophone records
trickster381

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« Reply #151 on: 11-04-2007 10:49 »

GO ZOIDBERG! you rock
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