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Idan_Aharoni

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« on: 07-18-2004 15:16 »

At what point do you believe Zoidberg moulded into the characters we all know and love? broke, eating-off-dumpsters, searching for attention, without friends, etc.

During the entire first season Zoidberg was pretty quiet and even on "Why must I be..." he wasn't as "annoying" as in the latter part of the series...
TheLesbianLeela

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« Reply #1 on: 07-18-2004 15:34 »

 
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Originally posted by Idan_Aharoni:
At what point do you believe Zoidberg moulded into the characters we all know and love? broke, eating-off-dumpsters, searching for attention, without friends, etc.
In the second episode, when being introduced, he was already kind of funny. In "A fishfull of Dollars" we learned more about him: Anchovies!  big grin
I think with every following episode Zoidberg became more and more an interesting, funny, "crazy" and "whatever else" character  smile
 
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During the entire first season Zoidberg was pretty quiet and even on "Why must I be..." he wasn't as "annoying" as in the latter part of the series...
Ah yes, the first Zoidberg-centrist episode. Do you remember Leela's words about Zoidberg?

Leela: "I wonder why Dr. Zoidberg is acting this way. Out of all of us he always seemed the most normal. "
Y_L_B

Professor
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« Reply #2 on: 07-18-2004 17:00 »

I think it would be "A Big Piece of Garbage" when it started.

The scene when he's running from the dropping garbage, but stops to eat a rotten fish-bone.  smile

But, like TLL said, he became more loveable/funny/crazy/whatever with every passing episode.
Scifly

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« Reply #3 on: 07-18-2004 18:18 »

He became loveable the minute he became poor lonley and hungry.
M0le

Space Pope
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« Reply #4 on: 07-18-2004 21:23 »

'A Big Piece of Garbage' would be the episode when he became as we later came to know him as.
j_ohanley

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« Reply #5 on: 07-18-2004 23:02 »

In the first season, he was basically just a strange looking doctor who happened to be completely clueless about human anatomy. From about Garbage onwards, he evolved subtly. Starting with Put Your Head on My Shoulder, he became the Zoidberg we all knew until Devil's Hands.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #6 on: 07-18-2004 23:55 »

 
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Originally posted by Y_L_B:
I think it would be "A Big Piece of Garbage" when it started.

The scene when he's running from the dropping garbage, but stops to eat a rotten fish-bone.   smile


No way. He started being starving before that...the end of A Fishful of Dollars obviously, and him saying "Uh oh, I shouldn't have gone for seconds" in My Three Suns.

Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #7 on: 07-19-2004 01:17 »

I gotta go with "Fishful of Dollars". b4 that episode, I never really paid much attention to Zoidy, but after the end, i realised that he was going to become a hilarious main character on the show.
redskirts

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« Reply #8 on: 07-19-2004 05:25 »

Am I the only one who really detests Zoidberg? Sure, his quirks are funny, but every time I see him on the screen I just sort of have to groan and think about how much I hate him.

Perhaps I hate him more than Hermes does.
Idan_Aharoni

Professor
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« Reply #9 on: 07-19-2004 07:47 »

How can you hate Zoidberg? Sure he had some episodes where he was down-right annoying (WTBR)but he has some of the most memorable and funniest lines in the show!

Fry: Don't worry, the love-meister will take you under his wing
Zoidberg: What? Now there's a bird involved?

Zoidberg about to insert the camera into Fry's body. Fry opens his mouth.
Zoidberg: Think again.

Zoidberg: So, he's not perfect. You don't wanna end up old and lonely like Zoooidbeeerg!

Shaucker

Professor
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« Reply #10 on: 07-19-2004 08:18 »

Idan, that last one is probably one of his greatest lines.  big grin
dvdashot

Crustacean
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« Reply #11 on: 07-19-2004 12:06 »

redskirts: I think you might be the only one who doesn't like Zoidberg. He's an instant classic. And, from the very moment they gave him his desperately poor and miserably lonely attributes in PYHOMS, he's  become an unforgettable, unstoppable force.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #12 on: 07-19-2004 12:37 »

No, there's a few Zoidberg haters in the bunch. The only time I don't like Zoidberg is when it's a Ken Keeler episode, because the guy makes him way too pathetic(like that last line Idan quoted).

"Is there a human doctor around?"
"Young lady, I am an expert on humans"
Y_L_B

Professor
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« Reply #13 on: 07-19-2004 12:59 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
 No way. He started being starving before that...the end of A Fishful of Dollars obviously, and him saying "Uh oh, I shouldn't have gone for seconds" in My Three Suns.


Ahh... Good point. I didn't see him as starving in AFFOD, I always thought he just liked the anchovies. But in the case of My Three Suns, you would be correct. Only a starving person would eat more than one bite of Bender's slug.

Idan_Aharoni

Professor
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« Reply #14 on: 07-19-2004 15:28 »

I never thought that in MTS (My three suns, not Mystery Science theater) and in AFFOD it would just be his crustacean attributes. As a crab he must like dead fish, and salt.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #15 on: 07-19-2004 16:07 »

 
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Originally posted by Idan_Aharoni:
I never thought that in MTS (My three suns, not Mystery Science theater) and in AFFOD it would just be his crustacean attributes. As a crab he must like dead fish, and salt.

Well, if what you say is true then he didn't show any signs of being starving in A Big Piece of Garbage either. What he ate was a fish skeleton.

PS: Mystery Science Theater is MST, not MTS.

Sal

Starship Captain
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« Reply #16 on: 07-19-2004 16:07 »

What i liked aboiut Zoidy was his little scenes with Hermes, when he kept crying or just looking pathetic and Hermes looked so mean, it still makes me laugh. His poorness and lonlyness (and uglyness) helped make him pathetic to be put down

BTW: I never found him annoying, just idiotic and pathetic
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