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CheezeIt

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« on: 06-18-2003 19:25 »

As you know, Zoidberg is the most funniest Futurama character. What I want to know is how old is he?
zoidyzoid

Professor
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« Reply #1 on: 06-20-2003 03:18 »

As far as I know, that hasn't been mentioned yet in any of the episodes (or not the ones I've seen, anyway). Have you checked the character biographies on all the Futurama fansites?
Grim

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« Reply #2 on: 06-20-2003 03:26 »

I think he is pretty old.
my proof?

Bender says that Zoidberg is the professor's oldest friend at his "150"th birthday roast, meaning he is the friend he has known the longest.

Also with the ammount of larval stages he has to grow through and change that number of metamorphacies would take some time, as well as his final stage had a more human like growth period (teenage years see "A taste of freedom" ).

so he would be pretty old.

raises the question- how old is harold zoid?
Pittzoid

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« Reply #3 on: 06-20-2003 03:35 »

he could be hundreds of years old you'll never know (unless they mention it) because aliens could live forever.
Gocad

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« Reply #4 on: 06-20-2003 03:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Grim:
I think he is pretty old.
my proof?

Bender says that Zoidberg is the professor's oldest friend at his "150"th birthday roast, meaning he is the friend he has known the longest.

Also with the ammount of larval stages he has to grow through and change that number of metamorphacies would take some time, as well as his final stage had a more human like growth period (teenage years see "A taste of freedom" ).

so he would be pretty old.

raises the question- how old is harold zoid?

You trust something Bender said?  no no
Harold Zoid is Zoidberg's Uncle. Uncles are usually older. Oh, wait...

*runs away before someone can mention the fact that Fry is Farnsworth's Uncle*
Pittzoid

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« Reply #5 on: 06-20-2003 03:41 »

even if they could live ages it doesnt matter cos as soon as the mate they're gone.
Hedgecore

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« Reply #6 on: 06-20-2003 13:18 »

i would think zoidberg is pretty old too
Cube_166

Professor
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« Reply #7 on: 06-20-2003 13:43 »

Fry is older than the Professor. He's lived since the year 2000. Just because he's physically 25 (was it?) doesn't negate the fact that he has lived for over 1000 years.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #8 on: 06-20-2003 14:06 »

If you were tocompare Zoidy's age with a human's, I'd say he's in his late thirties.  Comparing to his alein race, I have no idea.
Fryvilous

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« Reply #9 on: 06-20-2003 15:09 »
« Last Edit on: 06-20-2003 15:09 »

Could someone count which stage of life he's in?
comiccollector5

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« Reply #10 on: 06-20-2003 22:26 »

 i thinks hes pretty old because he knows alot about his race in "a fishful of dollars" because he  says his race took out the anchioves
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #11 on: 06-20-2003 23:25 »

doesn't prove much at all, comiccollector5.  I know a lot about the American past from Social Studies.
fromage

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« Reply #12 on: 06-21-2003 00:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Grim:
I think he is pretty old.
my proof?

Bender says that Zoidberg is the professor's oldest friend at his "150"th birthday roast, meaning he is the friend he has known the longest.

That's not a proof at all! The professor met the entire crew in the first episode and Zoidberg was already the Planet Express doctor... So maybe he was just hired a few weeks before Hermes.
Zed 85

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« Reply #13 on: 06-21-2003 03:45 »

Well in Insane in the Mainframe (spelling?) Zoidy is of course congratulated for being in the firm for 10 years.

Apart from that, if Harold Zoid is only a generation above him (though it would be likely just to call him uncle when it could be really great-uncle or whatever) then considering the time Harold Zoid's been around, Zoidberg could almost easily be - lateral stages included - over 50 years old.
Smitty

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« Reply #14 on: 06-21-2003 05:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Cube_166:
Fry is older than the Professor. He's lived since the year 2000. Just because he's physically 25 (was it?) doesn't negate the fact that he has lived for over 1000 years.

So? Bender is older than them both, being somewhere in the region of 1060.

Anyway I would say that dear old Zoidy is in his late middle ages, something like late 40s/early 50s.
Futurama_Hil

Urban Legend
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« Reply #15 on: 06-21-2003 09:22 »

Zed 85, you are far less lazy than the rest of us.
mikey

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« Reply #16 on: 06-23-2003 05:39 »
« Last Edit on: 06-23-2003 05:39 »

In teenage leela mutant hurdles(?) he is in his larval stage when all the other PE staff are babies, except  the 160 year old  proffeser. When bender said oldest friends it could just mean he has known him the longest.
Düffman

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« Reply #17 on: 06-23-2003 23:53 »

i think the most proof is from the larval stages, assuming that the age altering tar works the same on johny Z as it does on humans, hes only about 25(like fry leela and amy)? but that dosent make sense does it?
chickuaua

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« Reply #18 on: 06-29-2003 09:15 »

 
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Originally posted by Smitty:
 So? Bender is older than them both, being somewhere in the region of 1060.
Bender's 4 years old ('Bendless Love', I think)...   cool

'Professors oldest friend' could also mean 'Professors oldest living friend'  smile

Besides, this type of information is very hard to understand and conclude from the episodes. Maybe if you asked Matt or David?  wink   tongue
Smitty

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« Reply #19 on: 06-29-2003 16:35 »

 
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Originally posted by chickuaua:
Bender's 4 years old ('Bendless Love', I think)...

Plus the additional years in Roswell That Ends Well.
Lee Roberts

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« Reply #20 on: 06-29-2003 16:38 »
« Last Edit on: 06-29-2003 16:38 »

 
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Originally posted by zoidyzoid:
As far as I know, that hasn't been mentioned yet in any of the episodes (or not the ones I've seen, anyway). Have you checked the character biographies on all the Futurama fansites?


Same here. I haven't heard nothing But Zoidys age and I don't think that NOW we never will. Those Barstards, I'll kill them
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Sil

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« Reply #21 on: 06-30-2003 07:39 »

I had a thought - and I know someone's already mentioned it in passing, but in A Fishful Of Dollars (1ACV06), he knows what anchovies smell like, so he must have had them before (when he walks in at the end "that stench, that heavenly stench..." Which puts his age at about 800 (if the anchovies were wiped out in the 2200s).  I don't think that's the case though.
can´t_read

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« Reply #22 on: 12-21-2003 15:50 »

either a multiple of five or ten or twenty. ('a very recent tradition, only nineteen years, but a good one none the less.')
can´t_read

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« Reply #23 on: 12-21-2003 15:53 »

they may have been wiped out in the 2200s, but that doesn't mean they were all eaten in the 2200s. they may have been preserved and they may have only run out recently.
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #24 on: 12-21-2003 16:16 »

that stench...that heavenly stench!
TheComic

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« Reply #25 on: 12-21-2003 17:11 »

You must allso remember that in season 2, ep 5 his in heat. An animal is not in heat all the time like men are. On the other hand, he's not human. If i remember right, they allso only mated once in a life time, mostly because the female ate the male..  smile
Kinda like divorce, isn't it...
David A

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« Reply #26 on: 12-21-2003 18:02 »

I think you mean that he was in rut, not in heat.   wink
TheComic

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« Reply #27 on: 12-21-2003 18:16 »

Rut, heat, he wanted to et laid. I'm from Norway, so please forgive my somtimes bad spelling...  smile
Pikka Bird

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« Reply #28 on: 12-21-2003 19:15 »

A thought occurs: If Harold Zoid is still alive, that'd mean that he also never scored, in spite of all his fame and fortune...
And the female didn't eat the male. They all just turned into gunk for the birds.
And I don't think he was alive when his people ate the last anchovies. Why? Because when he gets younger along with the others, he is at the stage where he is just a sprout in a bundle of crustaceans. This is usually a very early stage for sea creatures. And if we assume that they get younger at the same rate (Farnsworth is still older than all of them) then Zoidy might not be a lot older than the others... but I have a HUGE hole in this theory (and I don't believe in it myself)- Bender turns into the blueprints at roughly the same time as the others turn into fetuses, although they are in the 20s and Bender is either 4 or 1060-ish years old. Hmmm. I guess it's not a good hint at all. I'll scrap it.
Teral

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« Reply #29 on: 12-21-2003 20:01 »

Here's the missing link in your theory Pikka: the de-aging process is done in increments of their initial age (percentage in other words), not absolute numbers.

Amy is at least 5 years younger than Fry, while Hermes is probably a good 15 years older, yet they all turn into fetuses at the same time. And as mentioned Bender is only 4 years old, yet become a blueprint CD in the same timespan, so clearly their reversed aging progress at different speeds, depending on their starting age.

Ah, but what about Farnsworth, he doesn't turn into a fetus with the rest of them. He's prolonged exposure to the low-grade mud might have given him some resistance against the effects of the highly-concentrated mud the rest of them fall into. Or the layer of low-grade mud protected him against the heavy stuff.

Ofcourse it's only a theory of mine.
Pikka Bird

Space Pope
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« Reply #30 on: 12-21-2003 20:58 »
« Last Edit on: 12-21-2003 20:58 »

You actually made sense out of my post?! Whoah! Oh, well- the mud theory DOES make sense. As usual, you can make some theory that patches the hole in a satisfying manner. How do you come up with the stuff. I had the perdentage thing right in my head, but then Farnsworth screwed it up. But yeah- mud. Why not?

[EDIT]But still not just a mere nanometre closer to the answer to the original question...[/EDIT]
winna

Avatar Czar
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« Reply #31 on: 12-22-2003 01:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Smitty:
 Plus the additional years in Roswell That Ends Well.

...then again, that was JUST his head  wink

hey, we're nitpicking, right?
Jish

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« Reply #32 on: 01-02-2004 21:11 »
« Last Edit on: 01-02-2004 21:11 »

I think Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles makes no sense, at least the end. Before going into the pond of aging or whatever it was called, Fry, Leela, Amy, and possibly Hermes (I don't remember it that well) were all babies, and Farnsworth was about 5 or so. (he talked like a baby, but could walk well enough) That means that the younger characters un-aged between 20-30ish years, yet Farnsworth got about 155 years younger. Zoidberg could have been effected by the tar in a different way, so it isn't sure how old he is.

In A Fishful of Dollars, Zoidberg said "My people ate them all, we're sorry!", but that might mean that the race as a whole is sorry, not the current living ones. At the end, when he says "That stench, that heavenly stench!" He could have just been responding to it because he liked the smell, not that he knew what it was. For example, a child who never smelled baking cookies before would probably enjoy the smell. Since Zoidy likes fish more than most other foods (apparently, even though he'll eat pretty much anything due to his poorness), he would like the anchovy smell. There is no proof that he was alive during 2200 or whenever they went extinct.
Sil

Professor
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« Reply #33 on: 01-08-2004 11:41 »

1. Farnsie was in there longer; he would have aged more. Also, what's to say that the tar is all the same concentration? Hermes might have hit a more concentrated patch than the others and aged faster  tongue
2. I think "that stench, that heavenly stench" was a recognition thing though. If you're talking about linguistics "that" would imply that he was referring to something specific. I mean, if he didn't know what it was, wouldn't he just come in and go "that smells good" or something? Because by that point in the series, he wasn't poor yet (that's not till 2ACV07) so he wouldn't react so OTT through sheer hunger.

I dunno.
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