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Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love? 

When Zoidberg seems to crazy, the crew realizes his body is reacting to the fact that it is mating season on his home planet. They all travel to the planet, hoping to find a mate for Zoidberg.

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Philip J. Fry / Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / Human Punching-Bag (voice)
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Turanga Leela (voice)
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Bender / Robo-Rooter / Nautilus / Randy Munchnik (voice)
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Edna / Additional Voices (voice)
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Amy Wong / Female Decapodian #2 (voice)
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Hermes Conrad (voice)
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Fat Man at Gym / Decapodian Welcomer / Decapodian Leader (voice)
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When Zoidberg seems to crazy, the crew realizes his body is reacting to the fact that it is mating season on his home planet. They all travel to the planet, hoping to find a mate for Zoidberg.

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6 February 2000 (USA)  »

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$1,300,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This is the first episode we see Zoidberg "peacocking", with what Fry calls "that jazz on [his] head." In a later episode, Zoidberg explains that it occurs when he becomes aroused. See more »

Goofs

During the fight to the death, Zoidberg slashes "Dr. Z" in Fry's shirt. When Fry starts the "Zoidberg is my friend" speech later in the fight, his shirt is back to normal. See more »

Quotes

[Fry is being Zoidberg's Cyrano]
Fry: Start with a compliment. Tell her she looks thin.
Dr. Zoidberg: [calling to Edna] You seem malnourished. Are you suffering from internal parasites?
Edna: [pleased] Why, yes. Thanks for noticing.
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Referenced in Futurama: Game of Drones (2016) See more »

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The Ritual/Ancient Battle/2nd Kroykah
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The One Where Zoidberg Needs To Mate...
5 October 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I really love this episode. It's so funny. I feel so bad for Zoidberg. I can't understand why everyone is always so mean to him. He's a perfectly nice lobster thing.

In this episode, Zoidberg is actually really crazy, and angry towards the Planet Express Ship crew. But then he realizes that his body is reacting like this, because it's mating season for his people, and he needs to, and I quote, "deposit his male jelly." So, everyone travels to Zoidberg's home planet, where he tries to attract a mate, but it doesn't work out so well. After everyone else has mated, all of the other lobster aliens die, because that's what happens after they mate. If you ask me, Zoidberg got the end of the deal.

Title Card: From the network that brought you "The Simpsons".

Worst part of the episode: The term "male jelly".

Overall, I give this episode an 8 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Awesome.


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