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Chef

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« on: 03-15-2001 10:53 »

This picture is from "I second that emotion": http://www.geocities.com/grunkalunka3001/index.htm
Is it just a coincidence these two are one-eyed, or might they be Leela's parents?

<Thanks for helping mArc>

[This message has been edited by Chef (edited March 15, 2001).]
Kif

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« Reply #1 on: 03-15-2001 12:04 »

There's only a small chance...

By the way ff, [-mArc-] syas I have to say sorry to you for all the things I said to you.
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« Reply #2 on: 03-16-2001 01:03 »

 
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By the way ff, [-mArc-] syas I have to say sorry to you for all the things I said to you.

see my reply in "Sorry FF"

MrBurns

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« Reply #3 on: 03-18-2001 11:06 »

Maybe some kind of hidden easteregg?  smile

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« Reply #4 on: 03-19-2001 01:59 »

 
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Originally posted by MrBurns:
Maybe some kind of hidden easteregg?   smile


hehe must be some purdy easter egg  tongue

Bovinatron

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« Reply #5 on: 03-19-2001 05:38 »

with crudely drawn stipes and polka dots, with crookedly placed stickers portraying cute little bunnies and chics.
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« Reply #6 on: 03-19-2001 12:54 »

 
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Originally posted by futurefreak:
hehe must be some purdy easter egg   tongue

Don't they say "easter egg" for some cool hidden bonus stuff, like Sam'n'Max appearing in every Lucas Arts game?  confused

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VelourFog

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« Reply #7 on: 03-19-2001 13:13 »

yes people say that.  Like in DVDs where there are hidden features, and the sam and max thing like you said, etc

the don

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« Reply #8 on: 03-19-2001 16:14 »

i think leelas parents are gay dads and a surrogate mom so what do you say
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« Reply #9 on: 03-19-2001 16:30 »

 
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Originally posted by the don:
i think leelas parents are gay dads and a surrogate mom so what do you say

i think dons parents are gay dads and a surrogate mom so what do you say

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« Reply #10 on: 03-20-2001 02:57 »

I think Don's parents were brother and sister...

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« Reply #11 on: 03-20-2001 08:26 »

I think that the last 2 posts in this topic are entirely correct, now lets get back to the topic..

I doubt that mutants are leelas parents but it could be possible, you never know  wink



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])unno

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« Reply #12 on: 03-23-2001 05:26 »

face it people leela has no perents, she was found in a box makeing her a boxboy (girl) END O STORY.  tongue
the don

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« Reply #13 on: 03-23-2001 06:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixon+Morbo=???:
i think dons parents are gay dads and a surrogate mom so what do you say


watch wghat your saying
Nixon+Morbo~???

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« Reply #14 on: 03-23-2001 08:16 »

 
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watch wghat your saying

I have a saying?  What about my saying? Sure, I'll watch wghat my saying is doing.

Seriously, though, if you don't want to be treated like a total moron, then don't act like one.
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« Reply #15 on: 03-23-2001 14:52 »

I'm 99.99% sure they aren't because they were all mutants. When we do eventually see Leela's parents I think it will be more obvious than that.
Eagle eye though!

           
Kryten

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« Reply #16 on: 03-23-2001 14:55 »

::SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION::

I wrote a fanfic mini-series exploring this possibility. It's titled "Secrets and Eyes", and can be read at The Leela Zone or on Willy Pete's page (http://willy-pete.tripod.com/fanarchy.htm).

::END SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION::

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« Reply #17 on: 03-23-2001 19:59 »

 
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Don't they say "easter egg" for some cool hidden bonus stuff, like Sam'n'Max appearing in every Lucas Arts game?   confused


yeah...there's this one site called www.eeggs.com  where it displays all the hidden easter eggs in microsoft programs and games and such...some are actually pretty cool  tongue

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« Reply #18 on: 03-23-2001 23:29 »

"I'm 99.99% sure they aren't because they were all mutants. When we do eventually see Leela's parents I think it will be more obvious than that.
Eagle eye though!" - Reedy2

Depends really, you can only be that sure if you know she's an actual alien and not a descendent from the mutants.

There are two hints that she's a human mutant, the scene that has been discussed (and they seem to be the age that Leela's parents would probably be) and the scene in "The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz", where Bender's booting program determines her species as human; indicating a mutated human. Tell me, where, other than her self-belief (delusion), is there any evidence that she's an alien?

I also think that Futurama isn't as pandering to obviousness as you make it out to be. The hint that those two cycloptic mutants could be her parents and the Birdbot scene are subtle, sure; perfect for the show!

However, I'm not certain too, maybe we're being toyed with by the writers... and this could be the case. But, I still say there is more evidence that she's a mutated human than an alien.
hangman3k

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« Reply #19 on: 03-24-2001 02:08 »

I agree with everyone else, they aint her parents. They are mutants, like Kryten.


VelourFog

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« Reply #20 on: 03-24-2001 02:12 »

I think it would be an interesting twist if Leela was, in fact, a mutant.

I like the theory, good job
Slurm

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« Reply #21 on: 03-24-2001 07:35 »

I've always thought Leela was a mutant cos how does she know she is an alien if she hasn't ever seen her home plus the fact that she looks exactly like a human except for the 1 eye the chances of aliens looking like us is extremely small.
Leela would want to believe she is an alien cos who wants to be a mutant.
reedy2

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« Reply #22 on: 03-24-2001 11:50 »

oh, I know Futurama isn't obvious all the time, that whole Nibbler mystery is as great example.
But the point I was making is that when we do see her parents wether they're in the background or not, it will be obvious it's them. For example:
They'll have purple hair.
As for the scene in Birdbot, Leela is a "Humanoid-Alien" which is why Bender was reset to Human

           
VelourFog

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« Reply #23 on: 03-24-2001 11:58 »

 
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They'll have purple hair.

I dont think that has to be true.  I mean perhaps the purple hair gene skipped a generation.  or something.  I haven't taken bio in like 5 years.  I mean Fry's mom had red hair, but his brother had brown hair (well ok his dad had brown hair...)  But just because you have purple hair doesnt mean your parents have to both (or either) have purple hair.  And if they are mutants, then wouldnt each generation change (slightly?) a little more?  itsnt that the whole mutation/evolution thing?  Man ok I'm totally not a science nerd, lets talk about movies or something that i can handle

FishyJoe

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« Reply #24 on: 03-24-2001 16:00 »

I don't know, the color in that picture is pretty dull...maybe I'm blind, but it looks like the mom in that picture could possibly have purple hair.

But wouldn't they have said something, if Leela was their daughter? I know they haven't seen her since she was a baby, but come on, how many cyclopses are walking around New New York? You'd think they'd say something, or at least Leela would notice them.
Gort

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« Reply #25 on: 03-24-2001 17:41 »

After rechecking the picture from my VCR, I can say that both the cycloptic mutants in the sewers had purple hair (the female certainly did, even though the male may be argued about), so this only makes suspicions even stronger.

In "The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz", Bender's program said "human", not humanoid... there is a difference, if only subtle, but perfect for the show.

As for wouldn't they come up and announce themselves to Leela as her parents: well if you had abandoned a baby, wouldn't you feel shame? Isn't it possible that this shame would make you avoid such contact?
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« Reply #26 on: 03-25-2001 21:11 »

And don't you forget about that "poor deep perception" problem...

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VelourFog

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« Reply #27 on: 03-25-2001 21:20 »

they were at the back of the crowd right?  maybe they saw leela but didnt want her to see them?  maybe they are ashamed of their mutant-ness and wanted a better life for their daughter.  I'm sure alien is way better than mutant.  although, wouldnt they of done DNA testing on her at some point?  or would humanoid alien and mutant be similar enough?  <like i said, not a science nerd> :\
Gort

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« Reply #28 on: 03-25-2001 23:23 »

Yes, the authorities could well have tested Leela, when she first came to their attention, but would probably have kept the results from her, due to mutants being an "urban myth" (that was said in "I Second that Emotion"); thereby, conveniently, keeping it that way.

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VelourFog

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« Reply #29 on: 03-25-2001 23:34 »

i'll disagree

seems that mutants aren't treated the same as other types.  so i think they would give her a bad job or send her to a lab or back to the sewer, perhaps.  but i dont think that they would just keep it a secret from her. 

i mean its possible.  but i wouldnt guess that
Gort

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« Reply #30 on: 03-26-2001 02:55 »

Sorry, but I think you've missed the point. The mutants, and their possible existence, would probably be kept secret from the population by the authorities, otherwise mass panic and other rumours could well unfold, in an already hysterical city, over the possibilities of mutations due to toxicity or other things. How many times have those in control tried to cover things up from those who they rule: too many times to count. Why would ethics over the parentage of an individual break the hearts of those who think that what is best for those they control is ignorance? Sorry, but I think that in such a situation her true parentage would be kept from her, for the "good of society" in order not to spread panic, etc. Or, am I just being too cynical.  smile
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« Reply #31 on: 03-26-2001 09:18 »

My theory is that they were put there to make losers like us argue about them.

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« Reply #32 on: 03-26-2001 10:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixon+Morbo=???:
My theory is that they were put there to make losers like us argue about them.


Hey speak for yourself!  I'm not a loser

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« Reply #33 on: 03-29-2001 19:54 »

 
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Hey speak for yourself!  I'm not a loser


we're all freaks though  tongue

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