Futurama: Season 3, Episode 8

That's Lobstertainment! (25 Feb. 2001)

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The Planet Express staff is amazed to learn that Dr. Zoidberg is related to a famous comedian. Bender convinces a robot soap opera star to finance a movie in the hopes of getting an acting award.

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Turanga Leela (voice)
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Bender (voice)
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Joan Rivers' Head / Tour Guide / Old Woman (voice)
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The Planet Express staff is amazed to learn that Dr. Zoidberg is related to a famous comedian. Bender convinces a robot soap opera star to finance a movie in the hopes of getting an acting award.

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The character Harold Zoid, Dr. Zoidberg's uncle and once-famous silent hologram comedian, is an homage to Harold Lloyd, a silent movie comedian popular in the early 20th century. Zoid has the same trademark full-moon spectacles as Lloyd, not to mention strikingly similar names and mannerisms. See more »

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During the Academy Awards for best soft-drink product placement, 'Star Trek - The Pepsi Generation' is listed as a nominee yet we find out in later episodes that even mentioning Star Trek is forbidden. See more »

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Calculon: Let me see the script.
[after reading for a second]
Calculon: No, I don't like the font. Wait. "Harold Zoid". Was this written by 'the' Harold Zoid ?
Dr. Zoidberg: Written and Xeroxed.
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References They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970) See more »

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Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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Zoidberg wants to be a comedian
21 May 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After getting a poor reception at a comedy club Dr. Zoidberg writes to his uncle; the once famous comedian, Harold Zoid; he explains that he is a successful doctor with a desire to go into comedy. His uncle is now down on his luck and sees his wealthy nephew as a possible source of money, or at least some food, so invites him to visit him in Hollywood. When the crew get to Hollywood Bender heads to his hero Calculon's house and gets a job as a boiler and Zoidberg learns the truth about his uncle... when he asks for a million dollars to fund his comeback movie. Bender sells the idea to Calculon with the guarantee of an Oscar; needless to say the finished film is far from being Oscar material!

While this episode had some decent moment it is far from being a classic; this is largely because Zoidberg is a great secondary character but he can't carry the show. Calculon isn't all that funny either. For me the highlights were Fry and Leela finding Sylvester Stallone's skeleton in the La Brea tar pits and Harold Zoid's old silent holo-film 'A Close Shaving'. I know that sounds fairly negative but I think it is still worth watching.


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