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Cinimod

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« on: 08-30-2008 20:02 »

In episode 0308 - "Now  that's Lobstertainment," Zoidberg told his uncle Harold Zoid that he is Norm and Sam and Sadies child, also in the episode Teenage Mutant Leela's hurdles he reveals his brother Norman, does anyone have any other info about his family?
Smarty

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« Reply #1 on: 08-30-2008 20:14 »

Well, Zoidfarb his cousin, when he got a card from him in 2ACV04 or Xmas story.
Cinimod

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« Reply #2 on: 08-30-2008 20:55 »

That is a good point, do each of the generations add another ending to the family name "Zoid" e.g. Zoidberg, Zoidfarb, Zoid_ _ _ _ or did Zoidfarb's parents go by the name _ _ _ Zoidfarb? Also was Zoidfarb Zoidberg's cousin's First name or surname?
Smarty

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« Reply #3 on: 08-30-2008 22:28 »

I don't know...I believe the exact quote was

"Huh? What's this? A card from my cousin Zoidfarb."

It is signed that way so I am assuming they call him by one name. Who knows. They usually don't address Zoidberg by John.
Seymour_My_Hero

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« Reply #4 on: 08-30-2008 23:43 »

Well, Zoidfarb his cousin, when he got a card from him in 2ACV04 or Xmas story.

Here you go:

Delta-V

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« Reply #5 on: 09-03-2008 10:43 »
« Last Edit on: 09-03-2008 10:46 »

Harold Zoid is his uncle.  Although he could have dropped the 'berg' and used Zoid as his stage name.

That is a good point, do each of the generations add another ending to the family name "Zoid" e.g. Zoidberg, Zoidfarb, Zoid_ _ _ _ or did Zoidfarb's parents go by the name _ _ _ Zoidfarb? Also was Zoidfarb Zoidberg's cousin's First name or surname?
I was thinking that Zoidberg could be both Clan and Family name.  John, of the family Berg, of the Clan Zoid.  That would account for why his cousin's name is slightly different - They'd still be related and hence cousins, but have slightly different names.

(or maybe I've read too much Alan Dean Foster...)

As far as 'Norm, Sam AND Sadie', perhaps he was raised by Norm, since Sam and Sadie would have died conceiving him.
winna

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« Reply #6 on: 09-03-2008 12:29 »

That makes a lot of sense to me.  Their culture seems so different and alien to me.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #7 on: 09-03-2008 18:41 »

You're telling me.  The Decopods die after they mate, so who raised Zoidberg? 
winna

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« Reply #8 on: 09-03-2008 19:56 »

In his flashbacks in That's Lobstertainment, it appeared he had an aunt that was always bringing him down...  So now you want to be a comedian because you can't hack it at surgeon school?  So now you want to be a surgeon and give up on your dream of becoming a comedian?
Cinimod

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« Reply #9 on: 09-14-2008 19:21 »

In his flashbacks in That's Lobstertainment, it appeared he had an aunt that was always bringing him down...  So now you want to be a comedian because you can't hack it at surgeon school?  So now you want to be a surgeon and give up on your dream of becoming a comedian?

It's in a taste of freedom.
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no.9 man

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« Reply #10 on: 09-24-2008 20:32 »

That is a good point, do each of the generations add another ending to the family name "Zoid" e.g. Zoidberg, Zoidfarb, Zoid_ _ _ _ or did Zoidfarb's parents go by the name _ _ _ Zoidfarb? Also was Zoidfarb Zoidberg's cousin's First name or surname?
There is a problem with what you think. Harold Zoid. There is no new ending on the end. Are we to asume he was the first Zoid?
Cinimod

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« Reply #11 on: 09-28-2008 20:25 »
« Last Edit on: 09-28-2008 20:27 »

There is a problem with what you think. Harold Zoid. There is no new ending on the end. Are we to asume he was the first Zoid?

I am assuming that Harold was one one the first generation of the Zoids and that his father was the first Zoid. They would have to add endings on after this generation because they have so many children and call them all by their last names.
Or as Delta-V says, Harold Zoid could just be a stage name.
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« Reply #12 on: 10-08-2008 17:50 »

If you are an actor you're stage name is usually completely different to your real name.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #13 on: 10-08-2008 18:46 »

Zoid is probably the Decapodian equivalent of Stein. And a stage name. Think about it. Bergstein. Farbstein. Etc.

G'night.
no.9 man

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« Reply #14 on: 10-10-2008 21:52 »

So, so far we know:
Zoidberg had three parents/guardians, Norm, Sam and Sadie.
He also has a cousin called Zoidfarb.
Harold Zoid is his uncle.
His aunt always put him down about his career of being a doctor/comedian. No known name.
He also has a brother called Norman.

How come he called him norman? Zoidberg, Zoidfarb. Surely He should be called Zoid_ _ _ _. Explain that.
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« Reply #15 on: 10-10-2008 23:23 »

How come he called him norman? Zoidberg, Zoidfarb. Surely He should be called Zoid_ _ _ _. Explain that.


Yeah, but Zoidberg is Zoidberg's last name. His first name is John, so Norman is his brothers first name, and Zoidberg is probably his last name as well.
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« Reply #16 on: 10-17-2008 21:00 »

Totalnerd, you have ruined your picture.
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« Reply #17 on: 10-18-2008 12:54 »

Trick or treat!

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