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Fee

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« on: 04-28-2003 22:36 »

I noticed in other threads on this board, people say "I hate zoidberg" or I wish Zoidberg would die!  cry Whats wrong with you people? Zoidberg rules! heh heh. I Think he is a important part of Futurama, He always a funny distraction to the main plot of episode. And I think he has some funny one-liners in the series. Spread Zoidberg love not HATE!   love   tongue
OC_James

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« Reply #1 on: 04-28-2003 22:51 »

Some people don't like him because he tends to go overboard with the comic relief at times but the big part is he's sort of pathetic. Characters who purposly act pathetic don't get treated well for some reason, personally he's one of my favorite characters but many disagree. However, the most hated character on Futurama must be Cubert. He was a bad idea in my opinion.
Margarita

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« Reply #2 on: 04-28-2003 23:13 »

Zoidberg can be annoying sometimes...
Livengood

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« Reply #3 on: 04-28-2003 23:40 »

I think that Zoidberg somtimes offers better comic relief than Fry or Bender. I like his charactor.
Chriswell

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« Reply #4 on: 04-29-2003 00:19 »

I love Zoidy, I had always liked him from the beginning. But his line "It's toe tappingly tragic" from Bendin' In The Wind cemented him as my big favorite character.

-cs



"It's toe tappingly tragic."
mikey

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« Reply #5 on: 04-29-2003 02:41 »

Zoidberg is not annoying! hes the funniest character, I cant believe people dont like him.
Chalic

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« Reply #6 on: 04-29-2003 14:14 »

Zoidberg was once one of my favorite characters, but lately, in season 5, it just seems like they have been giving him teh lamest jokes they can find, like it's almost supposed to be funny that he's not funny or something.  He was all right in Teenage Mutant Leela Hurdles, but I didn't really like A Taste of Freedom, and some of his lines like from "Crimes of the Hot" just seem to be falling flat.  I still love "old school" Zoidberg, but I have to hope he'll get better in the remaining few episodes.
Gocad

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« Reply #7 on: 04-29-2003 14:19 »

Zoidberg is great, but a lousy comedian...  tongue
asianlightning

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« Reply #8 on: 04-29-2003 16:46 »

Zoidberd is great, I agree. I just crack up when I see his pet slinky burst into flames, and he into tears.....he's a riot.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #9 on: 04-29-2003 17:12 »

I think Zoidberg is cool. I must admit that I didn't like him as much as the rest of the Planet Express crew at first, but as his character developed, the more liked him, and now I think he's essential, and really funny too  smile
Tweek

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« Reply #10 on: 04-29-2003 17:17 »

I don't recall ever saying I hated him, he is cool  cool
Britz

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« Reply #11 on: 04-29-2003 21:04 »

i sure as hell don't haste him everything that comes out of his mouth is comedy gold!
MattyB

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« Reply #12 on: 04-30-2003 15:44 »

Zoidberg's the greatest!

"I'm coming down!!!!!" lol
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #13 on: 05-01-2003 03:04 »

Hooray for Zoidberg!
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #14 on: 05-01-2003 04:53 »

Zoidberg is the best character
Chanukah Zombie

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« Reply #15 on: 05-02-2003 04:33 »

I still haven't developed a taste for Bender yet.  I'm a little ashamed to admit it 'cuz it make me feel like I'm not a fan of the show but I kind of have to force myself to like Bender. 
Yorokobi

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« Reply #16 on: 05-02-2003 23:25 »

"Your social security check is late!"
"Stuff costs more then it used to!"
"Young people use *curse words*!"

LOL what's not to like?
Red Decapodian

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« Reply #17 on: 05-04-2003 00:59 »

Zoidberg is my favorite character on the whole show, the only problem with him is that he works best in small doses, "Why Must I Be A Crustacean In Love" was excellent but "That's Lobstertainment" was  a disaster. Not that he doesn't work in large doses, but it must be hard to write him like that.

"Roswell That Ends Well" is Zoidberg in top form, watch that episode and try not to love him. "We're going to have to perform an old fashioned alien autopsy." *takes out saw* "HOORAY!"
Ben

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« Reply #18 on: 05-04-2003 01:03 »

It's only the sexually-depraved shippers who hate Zoidy. But then again, they hate anything humourous being included in the dramatic soap opera that is Futurama...
Jarvio

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« Reply #19 on: 05-04-2003 14:16 »

 
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Originally posted by Margarita:
Zoidberg can be annoying sometimes...

I agree. But overall, he's still a good character.
Teral

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« Reply #20 on: 05-04-2003 15:18 »

The only time I felt Zoidberg took a joke too far was in "Where The Buggalo Roam". The mooching thing was drawn out too much, although the pay-off was great "Money don't make good people, no siree!" For the other episodes, he's golden.

Zoidy is a great character. People always label Bender as the break-out character, or the quinsential Futurama. I think Zoidy is equally strong in that area.  Afterall, what character could make quackery and malpratice hillarious?

"I bet I've killed more patients than he's ever treated!"
"What? My mother was a saint! Get out!"  laff (Best character intro ever.)
"You still have Zoidberg. YOU ALL STILL HAVE ZOIDBERG!"
"You don't want to end up old and lonely LIKE ZOIDBERG! *cries* You where saying?"

You gotta love a character like that.
Gocad

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« Reply #21 on: 05-04-2003 15:32 »

Hey, I like Zoidberg so much, I could almost hug him. Almost, but the message prevails...  tongue


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Venus

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« Reply #22 on: 05-04-2003 15:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Ben:
It's only the sexually-depraved shippers who hate Zoidy. But then again, they hate anything humourous being included in the dramatic soap opera that is Futurama...

...umm...no. Shippers love the comedy. We just want a little romance mixed in. We want the happy median not just one extreme or the other.   roll eyes
Killerfox

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« Reply #23 on: 05-04-2003 16:20 »

Well i think that what makes us laugh about zoidy is that he is so pathetic for example:
in PYHOMS in the part that bemder says that he is so poor and desperately lonely is funny, or in How HermesRHGB where he says "she is compromisind my friendship with her".

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Ben

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« Reply #24 on: 05-05-2003 03:16 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
 ...umm...no. Shippers love the comedy. We just want a little romance mixed in. We want the happy median not just one extreme or the other.

..and that is precisely why you should all be shot..
FilthyCrab

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« Reply #25 on: 05-05-2003 14:09 »

Zoidy is great.  He gets a great number of one liners and punchlines on the show.  He is a real comedic vehicle for Futurama.
Denton

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« Reply #26 on: 05-06-2003 12:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Red Decapodian:
Zoidberg is my favorite character on the whole show, the only problem with him is that he works best in small doses, "Why Must I Be A Crustacean In Love" was excellent but "That's Lobstertainment" was  a disaster. Not that he doesn't work in large doses, but it must be hard to write him like that.

"Roswell That Ends Well" is Zoidberg in top form, watch that episode and try not to love him. "We're going to have to perform an old fashioned alien autopsy." *takes out saw* "HOORAY!"

You Said It HOORAY FOR ZOIDBERG  big grin   big grin

-Oooh… A lesson in not changing history from Mr. I'm-my-own-grandpa! Let's get the hell out of here already. Screw history!-
The Bender

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« Reply #27 on: 05-12-2003 18:56 »

he is ok but can get annoying
I_ AM_ ZOIDBERG

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« Reply #28 on: 05-13-2003 21:39 »

HAIL ZOIDBERG!!!!!!!!!!!!!
getak2003

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« Reply #29 on: 05-13-2003 21:50 »

KILL ZOIDBURG!!!

I WANT LOBSTER!!!!
faz

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« Reply #30 on: 05-14-2003 14:51 »

Zoidberg is my hero and i demand he be made supreme overlord of earth!!!

All hail Dr Zoidberg and his glorious regime!!!
The Bender

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« Reply #31 on: 05-14-2003 15:28 »

 
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Originally posted by getak2003:
KILL ZOIDBURG!!!

I WANT LOBSTER!!!!
YUMMY LOBSTER!

Teral

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« Reply #32 on: 05-14-2003 15:41 »

Re: the original question of this thread.

Answer: because he's a grotesque, stinking lobster, who eat garbage.

I love him like a father
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #33 on: 05-14-2003 17:43 »
« Last Edit on: 05-14-2003 17:43 »

 
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Originally posted by OC_James:
Some people don't like him because he tends to go overboard with the comic relief at times but the big part is he's sort of pathetic.

I was never a big fan of Zoidberg, and that's basically the reason.  Zoidberg was brilliant in Roswell That Ends Well and Why Must I Be a Crustation in Love.  But other than that, I never really connected with him.  I just don't think he's all that funny, except in the aforementioned episodes.  But that's just me.

Shadowstar

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« Reply #34 on: 05-14-2003 19:02 »

Zoidberg's kind of like Comic Book Guy, you can never have too much of a good thing. Oh wait, there are a lot of things that are tiring when you have too much. But not those two!
Nurdbot

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« Reply #35 on: 05-15-2003 02:11 »

I find Zoidy amusing, not funny.

Besides, People on the FOX messageboards seem to lack a major organ or two to live.
Kipper

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« Reply #36 on: 05-15-2003 15:51 »

i find him borring
Beamer

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« Reply #37 on: 05-16-2003 01:47 »

Zoidberg rules, his character is hillarious. I love it when they're in Fry's body and he comes riding in on a sperm. "You'll never guess where I've been!"  big grin
dj gs68

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« Reply #38 on: 05-17-2003 21:24 »

Heheh...

 
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Hermes: You didn't even refrigerate the thing, you spineless lobster!
Zoidy: YOU! HAD TO DRAG SPINES INTO THIS! [cries]
Just Chris

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« Reply #39 on: 05-17-2003 22:36 »

Zoidy's persona developed from a crappy doctor to an attention-craving loner. I liked the way he changed. And he's probably the most goofy one in the crew.
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