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Malachy

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« on: 04-08-2005 11:08 »

Fry and Amy - What Were the Intentions?
by Malachy
4/8/05

First things first, recall the season 2 episodes "Put Your Head On My Shoulders" (2ACV07). It was a story in which Fry dates Amy, Fry gets sick of Amy, Fry gets attached to Amy, in the end they break up. You know, that sort of thing.

Now the thing I'd like to discuss in this essay is: What were the intentions of having Fry and Amy get together? Were Fry and Amy originally meant to be together, or was this just a placeholder until the Fry-Leela chemistry is revealed? There's evidence supporting both ideas.

First, the side of Fry and Amy being the original Futurama couple. Keep in mind that it wasn't until later in season 2 that the underlying Fry and Leela have-a-crush-on-eachother idea was revealed. This opens up the possibility that Fry and Amy were supposed to be together, but a change was later made. Also, Fry and Amy's relationship was referenced several times later on in the series. This also supports the Futurama double-couple theory.

But now let us take a look at the other side. Fry and Amy's relationship, though referenced from time to time later on in the series, really only lasted for a single episode ( 2ACV07); while the Fry and Leela angle was danced around for more than 2 years. Also, lest we forget that Fry and Leela's relationship was the ultimate means to an end for Futurama. This is a very important fact -- perhaps even the most important.

Think about it -- Futurama only ended once, so the theme they choose for their series finale has to be of some major importance. Did they choose a Fry/Professor aspect? Fry/Bender? Fry/Seymour? No. The series ending by wrapping up what was the most important character relationship on the entire show (sexual or asexual).

That is why I propose to you that the Fry and Amy relationship was not meant to be a one-off joke, but at the same time it was not supposed to be a long-lasting affair. No, it was in fact a serious relatinshop, but the writers took great care into seeing that the Fry/Amy thing would not compare to the great love that was/is between Fry and Leela. Fry and Amy's relationship was one of sexual and savage interest -- it bore no deep meaning, no deep connection. This is wholly opposite to the Fry/Leela who can be described best by Shakespeare as 'a pair of star-cross’d lovers'.
Andy1234

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« Reply #1 on: 04-08-2005 13:58 »

i think that was just a one off, because in the pilot, when fry, leela, and bender are in old new york, fry and leela put their hands together- then bender spoils the moment- but this was the first sign of sparks between Fry and Leela.

Also, in Aflight to remember, leela and fry
almost kissed but the black hole interupted, showing more sparks between them and proving your,
 
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Keep in mind that it wasn't until later in season 2 that the underlying Fry and Leela have-a-crush-on-eachother idea was revealed.
Wrong.
David A

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« Reply #2 on: 04-08-2005 14:13 »

 
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Originally posted by Malachy:
Keep in mind that it wasn't until later in season 2 that the underlying Fry and Leela have-a-crush-on-eachother idea was revealed.

No, it was there from the first episode.  Go watch the pilot again and pay attention during the scene in the ruins of old New York.  If that doesn't convince you, watch episode two again, and pay attention during the scene in the lunar lander.

 
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Also, Fry and Amy's relationship was referenced several times later on in the series.

It was referenced exactly twice.  Once in "Parasites Lost" and once in "Time Keeps on Slipping".

Can one of the mods move this to the Human Resource Department?
cujoe169
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« Reply #3 on: 04-08-2005 15:49 »

or just close it?
David A

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« Reply #4 on: 04-08-2005 16:38 »

Why should they close it?  It's a perfectly valid topic; it's just in the wrong forum.
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