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Nixon+Morbo~???

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« on: 04-18-2001 00:46 »

FIrst character:

Zoidberg.  Discuss.

I think he's at his best when used as a background character with a bunch of well placed one-liners, like "Hooray, I'm being useful!  I'm having a wonderful time!"

I'm American, it's like being Canadian, only without a Molson
SCORPIO!
Get ready for an unexpected trip when you fall screaming from an open window
Work a little bit harder on improving your low self esteem, you stupid freak
slimmyCGEF

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« Reply #1 on: 04-18-2001 01:19 »

Yeah, and it's fun when he thinks all doctors are actually poor like him
Kryten

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« Reply #2 on: 04-18-2001 01:28 »

Yeah... let's face it, EVERYTHING he says is funny.

Nixon+Morbo~???

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« Reply #3 on: 04-18-2001 01:33 »

I think he's a Milhouse/Dr. Nick type.  Not that his character is the same as them, but that he fulfills the same roles, that is lovable loser (Who wets their bed now, Milhouse?) and quack "physician" (Did you go to Hollywood Upstairs Medical School too?).
However, the ink gag in Cyber House was good the first time, but really unnecessary the second time.

I'm American, it's like being Canadian, only without a Molson
SCORPIO!
Get ready for an unexpected trip when you fall screaming from an open window
Work a little bit harder on improving your low self esteem, you stupid freak
slimmyCGEF

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« Reply #4 on: 04-18-2001 01:48 »

Have you noticed that he always plays a rather big role in the futurama comics. And he's doing funny things all the time there.

And ofcourse he's whooping sound always makes *me* laugh  smile

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Adam

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« Reply #5 on: 04-18-2001 16:04 »

"Young lady, I happen to be an expart on humans now open your mouth..... no your other mouth" 

I may not have gotten that quote quite word for word correct... but it is still funny...
Nixon+Morbo~???

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« Reply #6 on: 04-18-2001 20:46 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Adam:
"Young lady, I happen to be an expart on humans now open your mouth..... no your other mouth" 

Now open that mouth and let's have a look at that brain.  No, not that one.
I only have one.
Really? ::Takes notes::
Um, is there a human doctor around?
Young lady, I'm an expert on humans.  No pick a mouth, open it, and say, "lplplplblpbpblp."
Uh, ahem, "lplpplplplblpl."
What?  My mother was a saint!  Get out!

[This message has been edited by Nixon+Morbo=??? (edited April 18, 2001).]
Zapp Branagan

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« Reply #7 on: 04-19-2001 12:24 »

Zoidy's best line ever:
"Stop yelling at me!!!" *sob*

 big grin

Stop EXPLODING you cowards!
slimmyCGEF

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« Reply #8 on: 04-19-2001 12:44 »

now... 'my mother was a saint'
I have thought about something, if all species of the zoidberg species die after having sex. How would zoidberg have know his mother, she most likely died in that water. So he doesn't know his parents, so he doesn't know his mother really was that nice.   smile
Nixon+Morbo~???

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« Reply #9 on: 04-19-2001 13:06 »

Of course he didn't know her.  But his species doesn't seem that differenyt psychologically than us humans.  After all, we make up stories about people who died before we could get to know him (George Washington and the Cherry Tree, for instance).  So, it stands to reason, that Zoidberg assumed his mother was a saint at a young age, and has been believing it ever since. 

I'm American, it's like being Canadian, only without a Molson
SCORPIO!
Get ready for an unexpected trip when you fall screaming from an open window
Work a little bit harder on improving your low self esteem, you stupid freak
MrLarry

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« Reply #10 on: 06-04-2001 13:54 »

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

Hehehe I loved when his pet Slinky caught on fire after he tried to fix it   big grin
Kryten

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« Reply #11 on: 06-04-2001 16:02 »

"You still have Zoidberg! You'll ALWAYS have Zoidberg! ZOIDBERG!"

iliketowankalot

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« Reply #12 on: 06-04-2001 16:24 »

Zoidberg: how will I ever get rid of all my male jelly now?
Fry: I'll lend you this(offers his severed arm)
Nixon+Morbo~???

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« Reply #13 on: 06-05-2001 00:31 »

Yes, you're lucky to have Zoidberg as a friend.  But if you betray me, I turn on you like THAT!  *Horrible warbling noise*

I'm American, it's like being Canadian, only without a Molson
SCORPIO!
Get ready for an unexpected trip when you fall screaming from an open window
Work a little bit harder on improving your low self esteem, you stupid freak
Crizp

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« Reply #14 on: 06-05-2001 21:26 »

Best Zoidberg... "So, he's not perfect. You don't wanna to end up old and lonely like ZOIDBERG! Booo-hoo-hooo" From the time-slip episode...

The tendency he always has to seem like a normal well-adjusted person, for then to crack in complete and utter depression  smile

He's a nice character, although best as a sidekick and witty comment supplier.
Bixter

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« Reply #15 on: 06-06-2001 17:04 »

"For one magical evening I knew what it was to be a grandmother. Honered yet subjugated."

Radijs

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« Reply #16 on: 06-07-2001 04:41 »

I think it was subjegated yet honored.

You may have lost the woman of your dreams but you still have Zoidberg You all still have Zoidberg!
chebbs

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« Reply #17 on: 06-08-2001 10:09 »

fav Zoidberg moment is easily where he drops his towel after shedding his shell  smile ha ha ha

Bender: "hey i got a busted ass here and i dont see anyone kissing it!"
Zoidberg: "alright robot i'm coming"
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #18 on: 06-09-2001 01:27 »

"its easy! just get down on your claws and do the apology dance!"
yeah, i think zoidberg is the best one liner character. he's like the comic book shop guy, from the simpsons.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #19 on: 06-09-2001 02:16 »

"Stop! If you interrupt the mating dance, the male will become enraged and maul us with his fearsome gonad!"

On the subject of Zoidberg's role on the show, I think he could be more than a one-liner character. Everyone says he sucks when he plays a central role, but that's just because of Lobstertainment. I think that was just an all-around shoddy effort by the writers...if they get a better story to work with, I'm sure a Zoidberg-centered episode would be great.

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« Reply #20 on: 06-09-2001 02:37 »

err, crustatian in love kinda *was* a Zoidberg centered episode and it kinda *was* a great one
futurefreak

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« Reply #21 on: 06-09-2001 18:32 »

yeah i liked that ep too...it was really funny  big grin

Bixter

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« Reply #22 on: 06-10-2001 13:44 »

"Look at me! I'm Dr. Zoidberg, homeowner!"

Oli

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« Reply #23 on: 06-11-2001 16:15 »

Zoidberg rivals Bender for most hilarious character, in my opinion. It's something about him, I dunno what though =D His best lines have to be the conversation he has with Leela about doctors being poor. (Can't remember the exact wording) His facial expression was just hilarious ^_^
futurefreak

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« Reply #24 on: 06-12-2001 01:15 »

welcome to the board of no return Oli!  smile

Kif

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« Reply #25 on: 06-12-2001 09:11 »

Why are you always the first one to say hello to new members?
futurefreak

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« Reply #26 on: 06-13-2001 00:23 »

i'm head of the welcoming committee kif  big grin

Nixon+Morbo~???

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« Reply #27 on: 06-13-2001 00:24 »

Because she's being friendly, ya jackass!

I'm American, it's like being Canadian, only without a Molson
SCORPIO!
Get ready for an unexpected trip when you fall screaming from an open window
Work a little bit harder on improving your low self esteem, you stupid freak
Kif

Bending Unit
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« Reply #28 on: 06-13-2001 09:20 »

Well, I'll try to be more friendly. It probably won't work, but hey, it's something to do.
Adam

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« Reply #29 on: 06-13-2001 12:32 »

I liked that's lobstertainment... why didn't people like that?
Kryten

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« Reply #30 on: 06-13-2001 14:35 »

Because a lot of people (like me) think that while Zoidy's hi-LARIOUS as a supporting character, he can't really carry an entire episode.

Of course, I think the same about Bender.

Kifley Jr

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« Reply #31 on: 06-13-2001 17:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
he can't really carry an entire episode.

Donno I think Zoid could if the writers gave him something to work with.

They could come up with something funny and something that developes his character a little.
Nixon+Morbo~???

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« Reply #32 on: 06-13-2001 21:15 »

*cough*Why Must I be a Crustaceon in Love was a great ep*cough*

I'm American, it's like being Canadian, only without a Molson
SCORPIO!
Get ready for an unexpected trip when you fall screaming from an open window
Work a little bit harder on improving your low self esteem, you stupid freak
Kryten

Space Pope
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« Reply #33 on: 06-13-2001 23:27 »

Yeah, but that one revolved around Fry as much as it did Zoidberg.

Kif

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« Reply #34 on: 06-14-2001 06:07 »

   
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Originally posted by Adam:
I liked that's lobstertainment... why didn't people like that?

I like it. The actual finished movie "The Magnificant Three" though was utter crap. (So that's where FOX gets it's ideas)
MagicToaster

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« Reply #35 on: 07-25-2001 15:37 »

I laugh at Zoidberg just because of the way his says the lines, and the expression on his face.

Most of the time he has this innocent stare (kind of a walleyed stare), and is always hilarious.  Seen lots of times when he gives his one-liners. 
futurefreak

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« Reply #36 on: 08-12-2001 00:19 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Nixon+Morbo=???:
Because she's being friendly, ya jackass!


yup, im a friendly randy peeler i am  smile

Oli

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« Reply #37 on: 08-17-2001 16:41 »

Changed my mind on Zoidy's best moment. =D It's definitely in the episode they showed in teh uk the other night, with him being injected with some sort of drug, and moaning 'I'm coming down!!!'
Kryten

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« Reply #38 on: 08-17-2001 16:56 »

 
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Originally posted by Oli:
Changed my mind on Zoidy's best moment. =D It's definitely in the episode they showed in teh uk the other night, with him being injected with some sort of drug, and moaning 'I'm coming down!!!'

Fl'uh? I don't remember that one. What was the main plot?

Chump

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« Reply #39 on: 08-17-2001 17:01 »

You look tense, here take these (shakes out pills)
You can't butter me up with candy! (eats them, pupils grow large) Why always with the fighting?
 
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What do you think doctor Zoidberg?

Clack... clack...
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