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PEE Poll: Fry's Close Family: Mean Or Not?
Yes   -1 (4%)
No   -24 (96%)
Total Voters: 25

EspanolBot

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« on: 01-19-2004 08:13 »

 I think that they are mean. Esp. his Mum and Dad.
David A

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« Reply #1 on: 01-19-2004 08:46 »

I'd say his parents were neglectful, not mean; not that that's any better.  Also, they're dumb as bricks.  Fry's dog is smarter than both of them put together.

Yancy Jr. wasn't really mean at all.

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Professie

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« Reply #2 on: 01-19-2004 10:50 »

They're not mean, they just dont know how to let Fry know that they care. You know, they have troubles expressing their love. Either that or they don't love or care for Fry. Which I think they do. Definately.
Ol´coot

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« Reply #3 on: 01-19-2004 11:04 »

Not mean but completely uninterested in either of the boys, what a pair. David A. is right, they are dumb as bricks...
Bushmeister

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« Reply #4 on: 01-19-2004 12:33 »

As David A said, I would not say that they are mean, just that they are so different from him that they find it hard to act out how they care for him.
Teral

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« Reply #5 on: 01-19-2004 12:56 »

No they aren't mean, just more interested in sports and what Kremlin Joe is doing, than Fry and his brother. Yancy actually loved Fry, it's just that siblings will always fight, no matter how much they love eachother.
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #6 on: 01-19-2004 13:03 »

not mean, just mom is a lunatic sports fanatic.
dad is a paranoid veteran maybe.
his brother had an obsession with his brother...
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #7 on: 01-19-2004 13:44 »

They aren't mean. Different people have different ways of showing their feelings, but Fry's parents still definately loved Fry. Even if it didn't always seem like that from an outsiders view.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #8 on: 01-19-2004 17:28 »

I don't think the parents were so much mean as they were really, really, really dumb (which provided many of the show's best moments mind you).  His brother could be mean, but kids, especcially siblings, always are.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #9 on: 01-19-2004 18:01 »

If you want to see how "mean" they are, watch the scene from "Luck of the Fryrish" where they're getting ready for Yancy's wedding, and the subsequent scene where Yancy names his son.
helpimchoking

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« Reply #10 on: 01-19-2004 19:17 »

i think they were jealous of fry.. hehehehehhehehe.....well he has looks, the brai...well inteli.........hes nice, and he got a second chance by getting put in the future cuz he was the most important person in the universe, if u saw the ep. with the brains  smile but his parents didnt know about him being most important. Yancy was very very jealous. hahaha....yancy *laughs at his name*
M0le

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« Reply #11 on: 01-19-2004 19:35 »

They weren't the best of parents. Yancy was fairly normal for a brother. It's normal for brothers to fight, to bicker, and to want things that the other sibling has.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #12 on: 01-20-2004 12:28 »

It seemed to me that their parents were more interested in sports and conspiracy theories than their own kids.  But I think their parents loved Yancy and Phillip none the less.  Parents can have interests, too!  Just ask mine!   smile
planetcutie

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« Reply #13 on: 01-20-2004 15:41 »

Fry's family seem normal to me.  A lot of parents don't really know about their children, and don't even know about not knowing that.  As for Fry's brother, I can only quote one of Family Guy's more profound lines (from memory):

"Peter, I love you with all me heart.  I just don't like you.  I don't like anything about you."

For many close relatives, it's far easier for them to love each other if they never see each other...

"Leela, there's nothing wrong with anything."
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #14 on: 01-20-2004 15:46 »
« Last Edit on: 01-20-2004 15:46 »

 
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Originally posted by KurtPikachu2001:
Parents can have interests, too!  Just ask mine!     smile

No thanks.
KittinGas

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« Reply #15 on: 01-20-2004 16:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
  No thanks.

[fry]BURN![/fry]
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #16 on: 01-20-2004 16:11 »

Burn or Fry? Make up your mind!
newhook_1

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« Reply #17 on: 01-20-2004 17:48 »

A question just donned on me upon reading over this thread (Sorry for going slightly off topic), is Philip his father's father, or his mother's father? Is Enus's last name ever mentioned?
M0le

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« Reply #18 on: 01-20-2004 18:26 »

Phillip is his own paternal grandfather. In 'Roswell that ends Well' he shouts at Enus's groin and mentions his Dad.
newhook_1

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« Reply #19 on: 01-20-2004 18:41 »

Ahhhh, that's right. So I guess he's his father's father then. Thankee M0le.
Birdbot

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« Reply #20 on: 01-20-2004 19:41 »

 
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« Reply #21 on: 01-30-2004 01:16 »

I dont't think they're mean, they seem perfectly normal parents, they're just thick.
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« Reply #22 on: 01-30-2004 12:04 »

I'd agree that they're not mean, they're just pretty solid, and more interested in sport/the communist threat! As for Fry's brother, jealous maybe, but as had been said, if you look at 'The Luck of the Fryish' most definitely not mean.
Gregg

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« Reply #23 on: 01-31-2004 06:31 »

I don't think they're mean and the suggestion that Fy's dog is smarter than them is probably true.

But then's Fry's dog is smarter than Fry as well.
zapperdan

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« Reply #24 on: 01-31-2004 10:24 »

they came across as mean at first but then in a later ep you saw how upset they were that fry had gone missing.
Dolcelannah

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« Reply #25 on: 02-01-2004 01:00 »

I don't think they're actually mean, just uncaring and uninterested. Fry's mum obviously enjoys sport much more than her boys, but she's not the sort of mum who would hit or scream at them. And Fry's dad - well, he's just a bit of an army nut, very patriotic, and perhaps he thinks that it's best for a boy to be independant (as he seems to have been when he was little) and able to survive alone without being spoilt in attention. Although he takes that idea a bit too far, he's definately not mean. And Yancy seemed mean at the beginning of LOTF, but we all saw how much he really loved Fry.  cry

supernaut mark

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« Reply #26 on: 02-01-2004 01:25 »

At first, they seemed really mean, but after i saw more and more of them I realized that they arent mean, they just seem more focused on other things than Fry. And no matter how much they love him, a family will always have trouble spots.
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