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theZoid88

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« on: 02-08-2004 20:42 »

seriously i know hermes started hating him in hte episode where bender starts " Jacking on" but why does everyone hate him. . .
Shadowstar

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« Reply #1 on: 02-08-2004 20:44 »

Because he's a filthy, incompetant, pennyless, annoying, mooching crawdad. But he's funny to us since we don't have to deal with him.
zapperdan

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« Reply #2 on: 02-09-2004 00:06 »

i don't know, but i love the guy. he hella funny big grin

also, i haven't seen too much evidence to suggest that EVERYONE hates him. hermes does, but the others simply ignore him. maybe cos he smells so bad, maybe.
David A

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« Reply #3 on: 02-09-2004 00:09 »

Fry doesn't hate Zoidberg.
benderette

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« Reply #4 on: 02-09-2004 00:27 »

They all thought he was pretty cool when his suit tie-dyed their tops in Bendin' in the Wind.

I've shared house with more annoying people but I would be worried about the smell eminating from Zoidbberg too ...  puke
theZoid88

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« Reply #5 on: 02-09-2004 00:55 »

yeah zoidberg would smell bad. but the stuff he says. god its funny! except for " thats lobstertainment!" why did that suck so bad!
Mattybwoy

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« Reply #6 on: 02-09-2004 02:25 »

We all love him but most of the characters hate him. That's why he's funny.

Right?
M0le

Space Pope
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« Reply #7 on: 02-09-2004 05:20 »

Summed up nicely.   smile
Mattybwoy

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« Reply #8 on: 02-09-2004 11:20 »

Swish!
zoidberg74

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« Reply #9 on: 02-09-2004 13:34 »

He's the character we love to watch the other characters hate.
newhook_1

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« Reply #10 on: 02-09-2004 17:28 »
« Last Edit on: 02-10-2004 00:00 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
Fry doesn't hate Zoidberg.


I noticed that too, he's freaking hugging him at the end of "A Tale Of Two Santa's", and they seems to be pretty good friends in WMIBACIL?. The only  one the really seems to hate him is Hermes, the others (besides Fry) are just sort of indifferent to him.
David A

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« Reply #11 on: 02-09-2004 18:01 »

 
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
I noticed that too, he's freaking hugging him at the end of "A Tale Of Two Santa's", and they seems to be pretty good friends in WMIBACIL?.

Zoidberg also called Fry his dearest friend, in "30% Iron Chef".  Of course, this is probably because Fry is his only friend.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
benderette

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« Reply #12 on: 02-09-2004 18:21 »

Does anyone else here actually watch Iron Chef on telly other than me? It's so much more entertaining now that I've seen 30%.  big grin
David A

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« Reply #13 on: 02-09-2004 18:38 »

I used to watch "Iron Chef" all the time.   big grin
davierocks

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« Reply #14 on: 02-09-2004 19:04 »

Zoidberg also called Bender his "best friend" in one episode though right?
feralHuman

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« Reply #15 on: 02-10-2004 04:34 »

 
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
 
I noticed that too, he's freaking hugging him at the end of "A Tale Of Two Santa's", and they seems to be pretty good friends in WMIBACIL?. The only  one the really seems to hate him is Hermes, the others (besides Fry) are just sort of indifferent to him.

Would you 'spoon' with Zoiderg in a tent if you really hated him? it's called tough love baby...

oh, i think i made myself sick ...
M0le

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« Reply #16 on: 02-10-2004 05:23 »

@davierocks: In AOI1, Zoidberg said "A letter from Bender, my good friend." Is that what you mean?
canīt_read

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« Reply #17 on: 02-10-2004 06:31 »

 
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Originally posted by davierocks:
Zoidberg also called Bender his "best friend" in one episode though right?

Also notice how immediately after he read from the letter in AOI1, 'Dear Doctor Jerkberg'? Zoidberg sometimes refers to them as his friends, but is always corrected quickly (mostly by Bender).

Rage Dump

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« Reply #18 on: 02-10-2004 06:52 »

 
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...but why does everyone hate him?
Because it's funny. Any questions?
davierocks

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« Reply #19 on: 02-10-2004 07:18 »

 
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Originally posted by M0le:
@davierocks: In AOI1, Zoidberg said "A letter from Bender, my good friend." Is that what you mean?

No, I can't remember the episode.  I think it was series 2.  Someone was threatening to hurt Bender perhaps when he said it.
Curse this short term memory loss.
EspanolBot

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« Reply #20 on: 02-10-2004 09:00 »

 Throughout the series it seems that the Professor and Zoidberg get along alright.
EspanolBot

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« Reply #21 on: 02-10-2004 09:02 »

 Oh, and about the weird Zoidberg/ Hermes relationship, if they hate each other so much what about the '"Just friends" spooning' in Spanish Fry?
 i think that Zoidberg wants to be everyone's friend it's just that he freaks everyone out.
Atropine

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« Reply #22 on: 02-10-2004 09:19 »

Zoidberg is just the kinda guy who wants to be cool and hang out with the other cool people
but because he wants to be cool so badly he isn't
so he becomes some sort of furniture
you can use him to pick on if you want to yell at someone or just bully someone
but if no one wants that they just act normally to him

every group of friends knows of such a person

or are you all that person and that's why you don't know why they hate him?  wink
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #23 on: 02-10-2004 16:42 »

 
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Originally posted by davierocks:
 No, I can't remember the episode.  I think it was series 2.  Someone was threatening to hurt Bender perhaps when he said it.
Curse this short term memory loss.

In HHRHGB, when they find out that Bender was cheating on the card game, Zoidberg says "No, don't hurt him, he's my best friend!" Then, Bender knocks him out of the way and runs.
VoVat

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« Reply #24 on: 02-10-2004 17:01 »

Doesn't Fry say in "A Taste of Freedom" that he was hating Zoidberg before it was popular?  I could be misremembering this.
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #25 on: 02-10-2004 18:03 »

Yes he does. Maybe Zoidberg did something to make Fry hate him, because Fry does say that Zoidberg is his friend in a few episodes.
Y_L_B

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« Reply #26 on: 02-10-2004 21:20 »

 
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Originally posted by VoVat:
Doesn't Fry say in "A Taste of Freedom" that he was hating Zoidberg before it was popular?  I could be misremembering this.

Huh? I thought Bender said that.

 
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Originally posted by Dr. Morberg:
Yes he does. Maybe Zoidberg did something to make Fry hate him, because Fry does say that Zoidberg is his friend in a few episodes.

Or maybe it was Fry that said that. Zoidberg did cut his arm off if I'm not mistaken...

Fry: My fellow fish monsters. Far be it for me to question your stupid civilisation or its dumb customs. But is squeezing each others brains out with a giant nutcracker really going to solve anything? Dr Zoidberg is my friend. And though a woman has come between us, I say we'll always remain friends. And do you know why? [He raises his arm.] One reason.

[Zoidberg cuts his arm off with one clean click of the claws. Fry looks at his lifeless arm on the ground and pulls his shirt up around his wound.]

Fry: You bastard! I'll kill you! You bastard!


Hmm...   hmpf

I'm literally angry with rage!
davierocks

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« Reply #27 on: 02-11-2004 00:17 »

 
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Originally posted by Dr. Morberg:
 In HHRHGB, when they find out that Bender was cheating on the card game, Zoidberg says "No, don't hurt him, he's my best friend!" Then, Bender knocks him out of the way and runs.


God bless you sir.
  smile
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #28 on: 02-11-2004 18:41 »

I think Zoidberg is a very forgiving person. Every character has said bad things about him, yet he still calls them his friends.
How could you hate Zoidberg, though? He's friendly to everyone.
Mattybwoy

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« Reply #29 on: 02-12-2004 04:58 »

See the first reply to this thread.
theZoid88

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« Reply #30 on: 02-15-2004 05:31 »

 
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Originally posted by Dr. Morberg:
I think Zoidberg is a very forgiving person. Every character has said bad things about him, yet he still calls them his friends.
How could you hate Zoidberg, though? He's friendly to everyone.

thats  why i asked! like hermes just out of nowhere hates him in "Hell is other robots" but then likes him in the end of " how hermes requisted his groove back"  then everyone hates him. especially the professor in " teenage mutant leelas hurdles" when he said he would curse zoidberg with his last breath. o well. i guess no one will love zoidberg except for the few who do. ( that last sentence made absolutly no sense sorry.)
Teesside Inc

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« Reply #31 on: 03-03-2004 12:09 »
« Last Edit on: 03-03-2004 12:09 »

Why does everyone hate Dr Zoidberg because He hideous, poor, eats garbage from dumpsters and sleeps in a dumpster.
victor2000
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« Reply #32 on: 03-03-2004 17:30 »

 
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Originally posted by zoidberg74:
He's the character we love to watch the other characters hate.
Yeah, I agree.  He is there to make the other characters mad at him, for our comic relief.   big grin
M0le

Space Pope
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« Reply #33 on: 03-04-2004 05:39 »

It doesn't seem that Fry hates him or dislikes him. Everyone else seems to despise him, though, especially Hermes and Bender.
Fry does say he considered Zoidberg to cool in 'A Taste of Freedom'
David A

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« Reply #34 on: 03-10-2004 11:30 »

 
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Originally posted by VoVat:
Doesn't Fry say in "A Taste of Freedom" that he was hating Zoidberg before it was popular?  I could be misremembering this.

Nope, that was Bender.
Zion Ravescene

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« Reply #35 on: 09-06-2004 18:25 »

Zoidberg is undoubtedly one of the funniest characters on the show, and the fact that others hate being around him makes it all the more funny  a situation, and most importantly makes him more endearing to the audience.

But consider this question: given his trademark characteristics (the poverty, the hunger, the mooching, the garbage, the incompetence, oh and that stink), would YOU want to live with him in real life?

"YES! It's an extender!"
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #36 on: 09-06-2004 18:32 »
« Last Edit on: 09-06-2004 18:32 »

I'll alway thought that the reason why Matt and David started to have Zoidberg being hated by the other crew members was a reference to Star Wars Jar Jar Binks.

Zoidberg is annoying, Jar Jar is annoying.

Both talk funny and both are aquatic aliens.

Both eat food in an strange alien manner.  Jar Jar has a long tongue and Zoidberg eats just as creepy.

Star Wars Ep. I came out in 1999.  Matt and David might have seen it and felt annoyed about Jar Jar and decided to develop Zoidberg into a sort of similar, but more popular manner, since us fans like Zoidberg.
Jicannon

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« Reply #37 on: 09-06-2004 22:57 »

hmm..that's interesting fryfan

Jar Jar was also a failure within his race, as was Zoidberg
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #38 on: 09-06-2004 23:02 »
« Last Edit on: 09-06-2004 23:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Jicannon:
hmm..that's interesting fryfan

Jar Jar was also a failure within his race, as was Zoidberg

[Adds Jicannon to fryfan's list of cool people.]

"I knew it! Insane theories: One! Regular theories a billion."
ooy

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« Reply #39 on: 09-10-2004 01:53 »

not everybody does, he's funny. he's had some good lines.
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