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The truth on how Futurama's Zoidberg got his name

by Richard Keller, posted Dec 20th 2007 8:40AM

Dr. Zoidberg got his name from a 24-year-old video game

Names are bestowed on people in many ways. Sometimes a name of a favorite relative or famous ancestor is given. Other times the provided name comes from a Hollywood star that you may adore. Then, there are times that a person's name comes from a Apple II video game that was completely coded in Assembly Language.

The last one is how Futurama's downtrodden, but lovable, Dr. Zoidberg got his name. The second one mentioned is the reason I named my son Mr. T Alf Keller.


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