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That's Lobstertainment!

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Production number3ACV08
Reviews written2
Overall rating50%
Voice actor performance100%
Guest actor performance80%

Written by AdrenalinDragon on 11 July 2010.

Overall rating:7
Voice actor performance:10
Guest actor performance:9

Although usually considered one of the worst episodes ever, I think That's Lobstertainment is still acceptable and entertaining. The episode followed Zoidberg and his famous relative Harold Zoid to Hollywood, on producing a new movie to make him happy. While the episode could have had more jokes, the jokes were good but this is one episode that needed more.

The episode mainly focused on the plot more than anything else, sacrificing alot of its humour to get to the point. I was quite amused at the first act of Zoidberg lying to Harold Zoid in being a rich doctor, plus when Bender became working with Calculon after pretending to be the boiler. Many celebrity cameos had an appearance too, which gave me a few minor chuckles, but could have been better. The ending premiere again didn't have too many laughs, but I liked the speech when Harold Zoid says his goal is to win 2 more Oscars! Overall, the episode sacrificed alot of its humour to demonstrate the plot, and its probably in my bottom 5, but That's Lobstertainment still scores a solid 7/10 from me.

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Written by cyber_turnip on 11 July 2010.

Overall rating:3
Voice actor performance:10
Guest actor performance:7

Often cited as Futurama's worst episode ever. It's not THAT bad, though it is certainly ONE OF the worst.

This is the second episode to take a shot at using Zoidberg as a central character and it just goes to show that it doesn't work. I love Zoidberg, but he's best in small doses as pure comic relief.

The storyline is fairly dull, opting to parody Hollywood more than tell a story people care about. It's not helped by Harold Zoid who is a relatively dull and unfunny character.

The humour is there, but it's weaker than Futurama's average episode. A lot of the jokes feel a little lazy thanks to them simply making fun of Hollywood.

There's also the minor continuity problem in that L.A. is seen to be a lovely, shiny, clean place here, whereas in The Cryonic Woman it was established to be a baron wasteland. This is only a minor quibble though, one that I'd have forgiven if the rest of the episode had been strong enough.

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