Best Dr. Zoidberg Quotes 2021

Dr. Zoidberg is a character on the American animated sitcom ‘Futurama’.

The Zoidberg species is portrayed as a crustacean-like species of alien who works as a doctor for the company Planet Express. The character is voiced by Billy West.

‘Futurama’ is an American animated series that aired on the Fox network from 1999 to 2003, as well as on Comedy Central between 2008 to 2013. It was envisioned and created by Max Groening in the mid-’90s while working on ‘The Simpsons’. The show is set in a science fiction universe and revolves around the adventures of the character Philip J Fry in the 31st century. Besides Fry, Bender and Leela are other main characters in the series. The plot centers around the employees of the interplanetary delivery company, Planet Express, who fail to conform to the norms of future society.

On the show, Dr. Zoidberg is characterized as incompetent and friendless. He is held in contempt by members of the crew despite being a long time friend to Professor Farnsworth. However, the series also portrays his sweet and trusting side.

Hysterical Dr. Zoidberg Quotes

Funny 'Futurama' quotes truly bring out the best of the Dr Zoidberg funny personality.

Dr. Zoidberg is one of the most polarizing characters on the show, with his foul habits balanced by his innocence and friendliness. Below, we have compiled some of the best ‘Futurama’ quotes that are funny and sure to be a favorite among fans.

1. “Dr. Zoidberg: Now Fry, it’s been a few years since medical school, so remind me, disemboweling in your species: fatal or non-fatal?

Fry: Fatal.

Dr. Zoidberg: [To Bender] Large bet on myself in round one.”

– ‘Futurama’.

2. “Fry: Uh… is there a human doctor around?

Dr. Zoidberg: Young lady, I am an expert on humans. Now pick a mouth, open it and say ‘brglgrglgrrr’!”

– ‘Futurama’.

3. “I wasn’t wearing it. I was eating it.”

-Dr. Zoidberg, ‘Futurama’.

4. “Instead of ‘claus’ he writes ‘claws’. Now that’s humorous! Today’s comedians could learn from this card.”

-Dr. Zoidberg, ‘Futurama’.

5. “I wonder what the shroud of turin tastes like.”

-Dr. Zoidberg, ‘Futurama’.

6. “Fry: Uh… brglgrglgrglgrrr!

Dr. Zoidberg: What? My mother was a saint, get out!”


The Wackiest Dr. Zoidberg Quotes

‘Futurama’ was critically acclaimed and received multiple awards and nominations during its run. The character of Dr. Zoidberg also became quite beloved among the audience. On the show, however, Dr. John Zoidberg is shown as lonely, poor and desperate for affection. Fry and Professor Farnsworth are the only two characters who refer to Dr. Zoidberg from ‘Futurama’ as a friend. For all you ‘Futurama’ fanatics, we have collected a list of the wackiest Dr. Zoidberg ‘Futurama’ quotes that you’ll like.

7. “I’m swelling with patriotic mucus.”

-Dr. Zoidberg, ‘Futurama’.

8. “By the way, I took the liberty of fertilizing your caviar.”

-Dr. Zoidberg, ‘Futurama’.

9. “You seem malnourished. Are you suffering from internal parasites?”

-Dr. Zoidberg, ‘Futurama’.

10. “Zoidberg: A lonely weekend in my dumpster with a jar of pennies and tears.

Amy: Sounds good. See you Monday!”

– ‘Futurama’.

11. “Zoidberg: You don’t understand, he was the only one who cared enough to insult me! I’ll never see Hermes again!

Hermes: On the bright side, I’ll never see Zoidberg again.”


Memorable ‘Futurama’ Zoidberg Quotes

Thanks to the character of Dr. Zoidberg, ‘Futurama’ became known for certain catchphrases such as “Hooray” and “Woop Woop Woop”. In 2003, the ‘Futurama’ quote, “You should feel bad” (Zoidberg) became a viral meme. It was one of the best ‘Futurama’ Zoidberg quotes from the episode ‘The Devil’s Hands Are Idle Playthings’. Despite his stench, Zoidberg eating garbage and other obnoxious habits, Dr. Zoidberg ‘Futurama’ is actually shown to be a very caring and innocent member of Planet Express. He also possesses some exceptional abilities like extreme strength and durability. Below, we have listed some more good and memorable quotes from ‘Futurama’ Professor Zoidberg, enjoy!

12. “Hooray, I am helping.”

-Dr. Zoidberg, ‘Futurama’.

13. “Hooray, people are paying attention to me.”

-Dr. Zoidberg, ‘Futurama’.

14. “Your music is bad and you should feel bad.”

-Dr. Zoidberg, ‘Futurama’.

15. “Two oil changes for the price of one! Now if I could afford the one, and the car.”

-Dr. Zoidberg, ‘Futurama’.

16. “Hooray! A happy ending for the rich people.”

-Dr. Zoidberg, ‘Futurama’.

17. “If rich people think it’s good, I’ll buy it. One art, please!”

-Dr. Zoidberg, ‘Futurama’.

18. “Fry: I thought you knew how to navigate!

Zoidberg: Stop yelling at me!”


19. “Zoidberg: If you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go finish those potato chips Amy had yesterday.

Amy: Those were toe-nail clippings!

Zoidberg: A feast is a feast.”


20. “Woop, Woop, Woop!”

-Dr. Zoidberg, ‘Futurama’.

The Best Of Zoidberg Quotes

You'll likely find your favorite quote among the many 'Futurama' Professor quotes here.

John A. Zoidberg’s backstory was revealed in the 23rd episode of the sixth season of Futurama. He was discovered in Roswell, New Mexico.  He claimed to be an expert on humans but called Fry “young lady” when they first met and confused Bender and Fry. As the series progresses, we also learn that he only stayed with Planet Express because of a debt to Professor Farnsworth. People at Planet Express usually dislike him but he managed to eventually find romance with a flower merchant Marianne who has no sense of smell. For all ‘Futurama’ fans in need of some nostalgia, please find below some funny Dr. Zoidberg quotes.

21. “Professor: “We’re in the heart, better known as the love muscle.

Zoidberg: Where the food is digested.”


22. “Once again, the conservative, sandwich-heavy portfolio pays off for the hungry investor.”

-Dr. Zoidberg, ‘Futurama’.

23. “I don’t like the looks of this doctor. I bet I’ve lost more patients than he’s cured.”

-Dr. Zoidberg, ‘Futurama’.

24. “They’re tastier than an unguarded penguin nest…”

-Dr. Zoidberg, ‘Futurama’.

25. “Don’t look into it, but I’m a respected internal medicine doctor.”

-Dr. Zoidberg, ‘Futurama’.

26. “It’s toe-tappingly tragic!”

-Dr. Zoidberg, ‘Futurama’.

27. “Fry: Check it out, y’all. Everyone who was invited is here.

Dr. Zoidberg: Also Zoidberg.”

– ‘Futurama’.

28. “Don’t be so hard on yourself, Fry. You lost the woman of your dreams but you still have Zoidberg. You all still have Zoidberg!”

-Dr. Zoidberg, ‘Futurama’.

29. “Bender: Life is about decisions. Make the wrong ones and you’ll wind up face down in a pool of your own blood and urine.

Zoidberg: Still, to have your own pool!”

– ‘Futurama’.

30. “Zoidberg: There you are, good as new; except for your dorsal fin, I’m afraid I couldn’t find it after the crash.

Fry: Can I live without it?

Zoidberg: If you call that living.”

– ‘Futurama’.

31. “Dr. Zoidberg: Is bread free?

Waiter: Yeah.

Dr. Zoidberg: We’ll split an order.”

– ‘Futurama’.

32. “I’m sorry, Fry, but anchovies went extinct in the 2200s.”

-Dr. Zoidberg, ‘Futurama’.

33. “Help! A guinea pig tricked me!”

-Dr. Zoidberg, ‘Futurama’.

34. “My first clue came at 4:15 when the clock stopped. The next clue came three hours later at 4:15 when I discovered the murdered body of Amy’s dead, deceased corpse.”

-Dr. Zoidberg, ‘Futurama’.

35. “Yes, fellow patriots, I ate your flag. And I did it with pride.”

-Dr. Zoidberg, ‘Futurama’.

Funniest Zoidberg Quotes

10 “Why Not Zoidberg?”

These words are frequently spoken by Zoidberg along with “Woop Woop Woop Woop Woop Woop Woop!” It’s one of Zoidberg’s many catchphrases that are peppered throughout many Futurama episodes.

This quote plays into the idea that the other characters are often annoyed by Zoidberg and don’t always include him in what they’re doing. Fry, Leela, and the other members of Planet Express are often disgusted by his smell, his messy eating habits, and his general tomfoolery, and despite the fact that they make this known to him, Zoidberg always tries to win them over.

9 “Hooray! I’m Helping”

Fry and Bender become involved in a stickup at Big Apple Bank in the episode “Insane In The Mainframe”. Roberto, a murderous and psychotic robot who often threatens to stab other characters.

In the process of robbing the bank, he threatens Zoidberg before leaving some money with Fry and Bender, which frames them as the robbers. The context of this quote is what makes it funny; this was Zoidburg’s response when Roberto takes him hostage. It also highlights Zoidberg’s eagerness to be included, even when the activity is highly dangerous and potentially lethal.

8 “I Took The Liberty Of Fertilizing Your Caviar.”

This quote derives from a scene from”Where The Buggalo Roam”. Amy’s father Leo is enjoying some caviar at his home while hosting the annual Mars Day Picnic. Right after he takes a bite, Zoidberg leans in and says, “by the way, I took the liberty of fertilizing your caviar” causing Leo to freeze up with revulsion.

Zoidberg has a unique character design that includes features from lobsters and other marine animals. His appearance and mannerisms are often the subjects of jokes in the show. He’s originally from the planet Decapod 10, a planet consisting of hundreds of sandy islands and humanoid lobster aliens like him. Decapodians began occupying Earth in the 23rd century when Decapod 10 ran out of anchovies, an important food source.

7 “I’m Swelling With Patriotic Mucus!”

Zoidberg proclaims this during the episode “A Taste Of Freedom”. During this episode, Fry learns about Freedom Day, a day in which no legal consequences apply no matter what you do.

Zoidberg seems particularly excited about Freedom Day since he recalls that there wasn’t much freedom on Decapod 10. Ironically, his choice of expressing Freedom Day lands him in hot water after he decides to eat the Earth flag, resulting in him being labeled as a traitor.

6 “Hooray! People Are Paying Attention To Me!”

In “Godfellas” when Bender is launched into space, Professor Farnsworth searches for him with his Smelloscope device. When Leela asks whether or not it’s working, the Professor tells her it’s being “overwhelmed by local sources” and everyone looks at Zoidberg, who proclaims: “Hooray! People are paying attention to me!”

This quote once again reinforces the idea that Zoidberg craves companionship and inclusion from the others, while also exhibiting how repulsive his stench is.

5 “Your Music Is Bad And You Should Feel Bad!”

This quote from the episode “The Devil’s Hands Are Idle Playthings” was funny enough to actually inspire a viral meme back in 2003. It’s a rare moment where Zoidberg drops his usual kind demeanor; he shouts this out during a recital in which Fry plays the holophonor in hopes of expressing his true feelings to Leela.

Fry’s recital is completely unsuccessful and he’s booed off the stage. It’s possible that the socially awkward Zoidberg was trying to be assertively honest with Fry rather than insult him.

4 “A Lonely Weekend In My Dumpster With Pennies And Tears.”

Dr. Zoidberg was the center of the episode “Viva Mars Vegas”. In this episode, he becomes involved with the Robot Mafia when a bag of their money falls into his lap. Zoidberg says this quote as the crew head over to Vegas, which is located on Mars, leaving the always-broke Zoidberg behind. After finding the bag of money, the Mafia catches up to him. Zoidberg inks them and escapes to Mars and promptly gambles away the money.

Zoidberg is often depicted as poor and homeless on the show, reinforcing his pitiful existence. The fact that he lives in the dumpster outside the Planet Express building doesn’t help his hygiene problems either.

3 “And Boy Does It Wick Away Moisture! Gallons And Gallons Of It!”

This was Zoidberg’s reaction to new uniforms in the episode “31st Century Fox”. The crew returns home with tattered uniforms after a mission involving giant moths. Professor Farnworth and Hermes then buy them a new set of uniforms. As usual, Zoidberg is eager and excited at this new change.

Besides inking and apparently excreting gallons of moisture, Zoidberg’s body does a number of odd things. He has a type of dorsal fin on top of his head that fans out when he becomes excited or angry, he can produce pearls and he sometimes molts his shell. There are seemingly endless new gross things about Zoidberg that viewers learn about through the seasons.

2 “What? My Mother Was A Saint! Get Out!”

This quote comes from the show’s pilot episode “Space Pilot 3000”, after Fry talks in what he thinks is gibberish but is apparently some vulgar words in Dr. Zoidberg’s native tongue. In this episode, Dr. Farnsworth takes in Leela, Bender, and Fry, who had decided to desert their jobs, and employs them alongside Zoidberg, Hermes, and Scruffy the janitor.

Dr. Zoidberg and Dr. Farnsworth are colleagues who go way back, which explains why he tolerates Zoidberg’s antics and keeps him around. Zoidberg even once promised to mercy kill Dr. Farnsworth if he ever fell ill to hyper-malaria.

1 “I Don’t Like The Look Of This Doctor… I Bet I’ve Lost More Patients Than He’s Treated”

Another interesting thing about Zoidberg’s character is apparent medical malpractice. As a doctor, Zoidberg receives little respect and prestige, and while Dr. Farnsworth claims he is an excellent doctor to aliens, Zoidberg shows no signs of medical knowledge when it comes to humans and often makes situations worse when he tries to heal other character’s injuries.

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