Commentary:That's Lobstertainment!

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That's Lobstertainment!
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Production number3ACV08
Recorded dateJune 2002
On DVDSeason 3
Disc 2
Matt Groening
David X. Cohen
Executive producer
Rich Moore
Supervising director
Patric M. Verrone
Bret Haaland
John DiMaggio
Actor (Bender, misc.)

Topics of Discussion

  • Usual discussion of who-voiced-who.
  • Humorbot 5.0 returning in a later episode.
  • The various sources of inspirations for Harold Zoid's old holo film.
  • There was discussion about where the ink should be coming from, but they decided that it should be vague.
  • Hank Azaria met David X. Cohen while at the recording studio used for both The Simpsons and Futurama and mentioned loving Zoidberg's voice and requesting to voice a relative of some kind.
    • Listing various Simpsons actors who've been on Futurama.
  • Dave Herman did the temporary voice for Zoid.
    • DiMaggio jokingly complains that Herman's version wasn't used.
  • Harold Zoid's name (and Zoidberg) is based on a game Cohen wrote, similar to his favourite game Qix, for the Apple 2 in assembly called Zoid, as well as actor Harold Lloyd.
    • Matt Groening later bought Cohen a Qix machine as a present, it no longer works.
  • Mentioned the fan reception of this episode as the worst ever and that the rating on was 58/100.
    • One forum member reportedly bashed it at every opportunity, until Patric emailed to find out what was wrong with it, at which point he claimed the episode was okay.
    • Script notes in the early stages included (from Patric himself) "the first act is over joked and the third is under and some where in the middle I lost Fry and Leela". David noted the possibility of needing a C-story runner for Fry and Leela.
  • Old titles included "Zoidberg goes to Hollywood" and "Zoiddy goes to Hollywood".
  • The audience pan was sped up from 15 seconds to 2 seconds to save time but keep the animations.
  • Apparently the Star Trek nominated for product placement was actually Star Wreck.