Apparently, Dr. Zoidberg can’t catch a break in the real world either. Simply impersonating the character earned one 22-year old Charleston resident a broken nose and a chipped tooth.
The man told police he was “just playing around” Feb. 11 near King and Calhoun streets when he began imitating Zoidberg. The report says the 22-year-old described Zoidberg as “a lobster doctor that walks sideways with his claws out and makes noise.”
When “Zoidberg” passed another man on the street, the other man reportedly asked, “What did you say to me?” The 22-year-old’s friends pulled him away from the man, “telling him, ‘keep going, he said nothing to you,’ ” according to the report.
The man reportedly followed for about 20 feet and threw the punch. The alleged assailant, who is known by the 22-year-old, reportedly ran away, the report states.
I guess the moral of this story is that if you are going with a Futurama impression, make it Bender. Or maybe even Leela—she can kick some ass.