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Gilgamesh

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« on: 04-15-2002 22:04 »

"WHAT? My mother was a saint! Get out!"

How could he know that? She died after mating so he can't know his mother - or uncle Harold Zoid.
cellery

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« Reply #1 on: 04-15-2002 22:10 »

In "That's Lobstertainment" Zoidberg writes that he's "Norm and Sam and Sadie's boy" in his letter to Uncle Zoid, which also doesn't fit with the "die right after mating" thing seen in WMIBACIL. Maybe someone who didn't mate and die told him how great his mom was and his parents' names.
Gilgamesh

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« Reply #2 on: 04-15-2002 22:14 »

Sounds logical to me, they must employ a guy to sit on the beach taking notes about who fertilises who
cellery

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« Reply #3 on: 04-15-2002 22:27 »

They do have the pervy Decapodians at the beach watching the mating...    laff

Nixorbo

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« Reply #4 on: 04-15-2002 23:11 »

I think we beat this topic to death already, but then again, it WAS ages ago, so no worries.

Anyway, my theory was that the Decapodian psyche was not that much different then ours, and that Zoidy just assumed that his mother was a wonderful person.
Alundar

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« Reply #5 on: 04-16-2002 00:26 »

There's something along these lines that has been bothering me. In The Cryonic Woman, Zoidberg says that on Fantasy Planet, he knew what it was to be a grandmother, subjugated, yet honoured.  I am assuming he meant a grandmother of his species.  Yet, with the whole death deal and all...
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #6 on: 04-16-2002 00:33 »
« Last Edit on: 04-16-2002 00:33 »

Mayhap "grandmother" in his culture means the babysitters of newborns (there would have to be some, yes?); it could be he's been reading up on Earthling culture and getting weird ideas.

Sudden horrifying thought: what if the death-upon-mating thing is a recent development--a sort of spontaneously-fatal alien STD, or an accidental genetic mutation due to some fool's experiment gone terribly, terribly wrong?

...Just how DO Zoidberg and Farnsworth know each other, anyway?

"Heed your own advice once in a while and you won't come over as such an arrogant pr*ck."
Kryten

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« Reply #7 on: 04-16-2002 00:50 »

I'm guessing "lab experiment that he got attached to".
Gilgamesh

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« Reply #8 on: 04-16-2002 01:20 »

I read that as "lab experiment that he got attracted to" which is a more disturbing prospect
Kryten

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« Reply #9 on: 04-16-2002 02:05 »

... let's not go there.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #10 on: 04-16-2002 02:07 »

That's funny, I watched The Deep South again just now.

Zoiby: "I'm so into you."
Farnsworth: "Oh my!"

"Heed your own advice once in a while and you won't come over as such an arrogant pr*ck."
Kryten

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« Reply #11 on: 04-16-2002 02:12 »

Well, there is precedent.

Bender: Didn't work that time.
Prof: Speak for yourself.
Radijs

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« Reply #12 on: 04-16-2002 15:34 »

Actually the space crustateans(sp) have a genetic memory about their family trees. Even though when they get older (aka Harold zoid old) it tends to fade a little
Erdrik

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« Reply #13 on: 04-16-2002 16:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Radijs:
Actually the space crustateans(sp) have a genetic memory about their family trees. Even though when they get older (aka Harold zoid old) it tends to fade a little

Could be certain memories and instincts are passed down through the generations. I heard the term for that somewhere but I forgot what it was called  tongue

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Kryten

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« Reply #14 on: 04-16-2002 16:44 »

"Racial memory".
Erdrik

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« Reply #15 on: 04-16-2002 16:48 »

mm I guess but thats not the one I was thinking..

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DIRed14

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« Reply #16 on: 09-21-2007 21:19 »

On another episode we can see Zoidberg's mother, so we know she was alive when Zoidberg was born.

OR, her "mother" wasn't his real mother, but the woman that looked after him after his real mother died

But also... who cares? They just used his mother to do two jokes on the show!
Organazation14

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« Reply #17 on: 09-21-2007 22:04 »
« Last Edit on: 09-21-2007 22:04 »

Zoid's guardian: sure you can be a comedian, if you want your parents to roll over in their graves!

So that would mean his parent are ALREADY DEAD!

PS: this thread was from 5 years ago!  put it on the goof thread next time u find something good!
 http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/Futurama/3-001134-1/
DIRed14

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« Reply #18 on: 09-22-2007 11:45 »

Thanks! I'm new here  smile
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #19 on: 09-22-2007 19:13 »

Since the Decopodians die after mating, maybe Zoidberg was raised by his aunt. 
Bartstar7

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« Reply #20 on: 09-29-2007 12:00 »

hmm. sometimes the ppl of there own show dont know the stuff we dont know...other words:

MISTAKE   evil laugh

"ur arrested for blowing up a bus of nuns!"
"it was self-defense!"
"well your gonna see alotta nun's where your going...hell!"
Lmao...damn Nuns trying to rule the world
saucie

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« Reply #21 on: 10-01-2007 14:49 »

I doubt they didn't know. This isn't classic literature, Futurama is not renowned for its continuity. They'll sacrifice continuity for comedy every time.
trickster381

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« Reply #22 on: 11-04-2007 10:45 »

I know
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