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Dr. John A. Zoidberg

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From Teenage Mutan Leela's Hurdles, Zoidberg mentions one of his sibling's names, but as I'm not at home, I can't check. So, somebody look it up and add it, please. Buddy 15:00, 25 April 2006 (PDT)

Whotmsig.jpg[Whaler on the Moon] The name is Norman - I recently reviewed the episode. Perhaps we can count how many other siblings there were, but I am not sure every one of these survived.

They may have all survived the original birthing process, those weren't the real ones. - Quolnok 20:14, 26 April 2006 (PDT)

Dr. John D. Zoidberg?

Wikipedias page on Zoidberg is [Dr. John D. Zoidberg]. First of all does anyone know when it says D and second if its true should we re-name the page - Humorbot 0.4 Planet Express Logo.png 07:02, 26 October 2007 (PDT)

They also have Kif L. Kroker (so do we, I think we probably shouldn't) I'm not sure where either initial came from, but it might be from the comics (noncanon) or someone thinking that the titles "Doctor" and "Lieutenant" are middle names. - Quolnok 08:26, 26 October 2007 (PDT)
I missed this discussion, or I would've commented. The initials came from nowhere! However, in the movie, Zoidberg is referred to as John A. Zoidberg... So perhaps we move there? It's certainly more official than the D. --Buddy 15:04, 24 November 2007 (PST)
It sounds like an E. to me. But it is difficult to hear with that Jamaican accent.
Ninja edit: Anyone has the subtitles? Or do we have to wait for the real release for that? --SvipTalk 15:18, 24 November 2007 (PST)
My Amazon Delivery Shipped Yesterday.. why was I capping those words? Anyway, estimated delivery is the 29th, but Amazon's usually faster than their EDD. So I'll have subtitles soon enough (that's not soon enough!) -- Buddy 15:29, 24 November 2007 (PST)
Ah, cheat... if they shipped yours, why did they not ship mine? ;-; Meanies... when I has subtitles, I shall start making transcript. Alternatively, you can rip off the subtitles file and send it to me. --SvipTalk 15:42, 24 November 2007 (PST)
Probably because he's US and you're EU, right? I can't even pre-order it yet. - Quolnok 15:58, 24 November 2007 (PST)
I preordered it from the American Amazon, cause they do not have it elsewhere, they just don't sell it on the others because of the regions on DVDs. But seriously, most DVD players today can play all regions. Just go to and get it. --SvipTalk 16:10, 24 November 2007 (PST)
Yeah, but The main "DVD player" I use is the one in my room, which is actually a PS2, so I'll just keep on waiting for good ol' ezydvd or jbhifi to allow pre-oders. Incidentally, iternational shipping on Amazon is 3-6 weeks. - Quolnok 16:21, 24 November 2007 (PST)
In reference to what Quolnok said, why do we even have their titles in the articles' title? I mean, "Doctor", "Lieutenant" or "Professor" is hardly part of anyone's name, it is merely your title. I mean, we don't include "Mr." for anyone without a title? :P --SvipTalk 15:23, 24 November 2007 (PST)
Mainly because it's how they're referred to among the other characters. If there were a character commonly called "Mister Gorgonzola" for example, it probably would be part of their article title. [edit]: Also, we don't have Kif listed as "Lieutenant Kif Kroker" because he's rarely referred to as such.--Buddy 15:29, 24 November 2007 (PST)

In reference to above, but not wanting to deal with the sub-comments, both the subtitles (non-reliable) and the script (reliable) use "John A. Zoidberg" in the opening introduction sequence. The subtitles are unreliable, as they are on the series, because they spell it "duper-computer" when it should clearly be "DOOPer computer"... So the only question that remains is whether to actually move the article. --Buddy 13:49, 2 December 2007 (PST)


Thanks for getting those, Quolnok. I'd've gotten it, but I had to run to work... And now I'm back! So, thanks. --Buddy 19:45, 24 December 2007 (PST)


Apparently, Dr Zoidberg's date of birth is 5 August, how do we know this? If so, then Amy Wong's birthday should be 4 August, as explained in "Time Keeps on Slippin'". --SvipTalk 14:31, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Since Time Keeps On Slippin' aired in May, shouldn't both their birthdays be in May? --Unit 3.0 17:12, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
I guess so, but we can't say anything for sure. Nevertheless, you could replace the old date of birth with with this "new" information, adding a trivia note to explain why you think Dr. Zoidberg was born in May. Personally, though, I wouldn't mind waiting for the episode that will reveal his origins. Because, you know, time slips are pretty uncertain. Fan Futurama 00:39, 12 September 2010 (CEST)
This is an old conversation.
Svip hadn't checked, but Amy's article already made the Aug 4 claim and this logic was used previously to determine Zoidberg's birth date. However neither of these dates were mentioned in the show or comic, instead August 4 is Lauren Tom's birthday. Recently we learned that Amy is a Sagittarius (astrology), this puts her birthday between 22 November and 22 December and probably Zoidberg's too. - Quolnok 09:11, 12 September 2010 (CEST)

Age of Zoidberg

He has tasted de anchovies before the "a fishfull of dollars" episode, he must be at least 800 years old because they become extint in 2200 a.c -- the preceding unsigned comment was written by

While it does seem like he had tasted anchovies, he specifically mentions that his people ate them all, not him. And it would not make sense for him to be so old given the frenzy and such. --Svip 19:01, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
He never says he tasted them. His mouth simply waters at the mention of a salty, oily, gross fish treat. His first taste was also his last. --Buddy 20:11, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

But, how could Zoidberg know the anchovies' stench?, that's not something that someone could give him: "Zoidberg: That stench. That heavenly stench! [He gobbles up the rest of the pizza.] More!" -- the preceding unsigned comment was written by

Actually, I would claim you are wrong. Often have I smelt something I had not smelt before, but I knew instantaneously whether or not it smelt pretty damn good (heavenly stench) or the quite opposite.
Zoidberg simply smelt the stench, and decided that it was heavenly. He did not need to have an prior knowledge of anchovies and their stench. --Svip 20:16, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Zoidberg never specifically says that he was there during the extinction of the anchovies, however, he does say "We kept saying one more couldn't hurt..." implying that he was a part of the problem. However, this could be construed as him simply generalizing his species. As far as the mating frenzy on his home planet, he is quite incompetent at getting a mate, so there's quite a good chance he's been to many frenzies and just never been successful. And he wouldn't show his age physically, being a crustacean, as many crustacean species simply continue living as long as they have food and no predators. Crustaceans continue to grow larger if given a plentiful food supply (King of the Decapodians, for example, is quite large), however Zoidberg rarely eats anything of nutritional worth as he gets most of his food in the form of scraps out of a dumpster. Is there any point during the entire run of this show where his age is stated? -- 20:43, 19 December 2013 (CET)

I don't think so. However, we do know that he's over 80, because he was alive in 2927. [6ACV18]
Harold Zoid's age does show physically. Sanfazer (talk) 21:51, 19 December 2013 (CET).

Catchphrases/Running Jokes

The catchphrase listed "I'll take eight!" isn't truly a catchphrase or a running joke. It even mentions next to it that it was only used in the original series finale, so why add it? It's just a quote, I think it'd be better suited for the quotes section with the rest of the quote added. (The bit about him being a crafty consumer.)

That makes perfect sense. I have moved the quote. Sanfazer 22:55, 22 September 2011 (CEST)


Dr. is a title. Same with Professor. Why is it like this? 08:39, 3 March 2012 (CET)

I assume that you are asking why the characters' titles are part of their pages' titles. This may answer your question. Sanfazer (talk) 19:18, 3 March 2012 (CET)

only alien?

it states zoidberg is the only alien employee of planet express. but wasn't Nibbler given a job in one episode? I could be wrong but I seem to recall something about it. and techically amy is an alien as she was born on mars? I know she's still human but still. Non-Earthican may work better than alien. -- the preceding unsigned comment was written by before 22:10, 11 November 2015 (CET).