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duff77
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« on: 07-01-2005 17:32 »

Don't know how often this has come up before, but...

I noticed that the Futurama powers that be were pretty consistent about the designs for Fry and his relations, with respect to the orange hair and the forks in front and back.  Fry, the Professor (when shown as a younger man with hair), Enis (his grandfather), and Cubert all have the same basic hair.  Also, all the adult male members of Fry's family are voiced by Billy West...

...except, strangely, for his father (as seen in Luck of the Fryish and the episode about Fry's dog).  That character is voiced by John DiMaggio, and the hair has no similarity whatsoever, either in color or style. 

Which might lead one to think that Fry's hair is descended from his mother's side, since his mother has another variation of the Fry style.  However, in Roswell That Ends Well, Fry clearly traces his liniage to his father's side when he says, in the direction of Enis' crotch, "Everything's okay Dad." (or something to that effect).

This seems like a design goof to me, as the hair liniage seems to pass through the incorrect parent.  But perhaps there's something in the "Fry is his own grandfather" paradox that makes this reasonable--though I don't see it.

Even at that, it's rather strange that Fry's dad bears no resemblence to any other male member of the Fry family (except possibly Yancey), considering that Fry's father is, in fact, his son.
spaulding

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« Reply #1 on: 07-01-2005 17:43 »

well mabye fry made a mistake when he said everythings going to be alright dad and even if he didnt hed still have his mothers genes aswell, or mabye his dad simply cut off those forks because he thought that they looked stupid

i dont think this is gonna make sense probly
duff77
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« Reply #2 on: 07-01-2005 17:47 »

A really bad goof, in my opinion, since even the slightest variation of the "fork" style on his dad in Luck of the Fryish would've solved this problem.  It still could've been a military-style do.  Or, saying, "Everything's okay Mom" in Roswell that Ends Well.  That would've kept it straight.
futz
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« Reply #3 on: 07-01-2005 18:34 »

You will usually be more genetically similar to your grandparents than your parents.
Frybot 5000

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« Reply #4 on: 07-01-2005 18:43 »

Interesting also, Fry's father, in the beginning of "Luck of the Fryish," says every male in the Fry family was named Yancy, "all the way back to Minuteman Yancy Fry." So Enos, unless he's the brother of another Yancy, has to be from his mom's side. Which would make sense with the hair lineage here.
Shiny

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« Reply #5 on: 07-01-2005 19:39 »

Here we go again...  tongue

The line in Luck/Fryrish was: "Son, your name is Yancy, just like me and my grandfather and so on. All the way back to minuteman Yancy Fry, who blasted commies in the American Revolution."

So Yancy Sr.'s father clearly was not named Yancy.  I once speculated that Enos was the younger brother of his generation, and that his older brother, Yancy Fry the Eleventh or so, died childless in WWII; and that therefore it was decided by Yancy the Tenth or so that Enos' first son would be christened "Yancy" to resume the family tradition.  Clearly Mildred knew of it or she wouldn't have picked a name like "Yancy."

As for genetics...perhaps Fry's mom is distantly related to his dad.  It wouldn't be the first time two people in the Big City discovered they were from the same small town, and hooked up.

Or perhaps Fry goes back in time again and becomes his own MATERNAL grandfather as well.   roll eyes
Nixorbo

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« Reply #6 on: 07-01-2005 20:59 »

Red hair is a recessive trait, while brown hair is a dominant one.  Mildred had brown hair, as did both of the Yancy's we met.  Fry's mother was a redhead, so he does have the red hair genes one way or another. 

Enos' hair was probably a design decision to make us visually identify him with Fry.
Young_and_Angry

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« Reply #7 on: 07-05-2005 19:38 »
« Last Edit on: 07-05-2005 19:38 »

Actually, Fry may have been right with the yelling at Enos's crotch thing.
Since Fry has red hair, (resessive) and Mildred had brown hair (We don't know wether or not any of Mildred's family had red hair), obviously Yancy would have brown hair since it's dominant.
 In order for the offspring to have a recessive trait (Red hair, in this case) both teh parents would have to posess the red hair gene. Yancy has the gene from Fry, but since Mildred had brown hair, it was an underlying gene. Whatever Fry's mom's name was had red hair, and Yancy also had the gene,so Fry had the red hair.

So now my head hurts.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #8 on: 07-05-2005 23:30 »

Thank you for expounding what I just said.

( tongue)

At any rate, from what I remember of high school biology, genetics is just a big game of chance, which some genes having more/much much much more of a chance of manifesting themselves than others.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #9 on: 07-06-2005 12:06 »

Speaking of the episode, "Luck of the Fryish": In Fry's teenager years it was shown that his hair was in a mullett. 
futz
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« Reply #10 on: 07-06-2005 13:27 »

Perhaps there is another episode where Fry goes back in time again and does the same thing on his mother's side. They just didn't have time to make it.
ebotron

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« Reply #11 on: 07-08-2005 15:16 »

maybe fry was adopted or his father is his step father or somthing also it would appear that frybot 5000 has started off a craze of spelling mistakes its Enis not Enos (i think?)
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #12 on: 07-24-2005 14:47 »
« Last Edit on: 07-25-2005 00:00 »

All the Yancys before the Yancy senior that we all know are not actually related to Fry and Yancy; Enos having hair like Fry is a coincidence.
Boltzmann_Fan

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« Reply #13 on: 07-24-2005 17:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Shiny:

The line in Luck/Fryrish was: "Son, your name is Yancy, just like me and my grandfather and so on. All the way back to minuteman Yancy Fry, who blasted commies in the American Revolution."
Maybe Enos's actual first name is Yancy, and he chooses to go by his middle name.  Like Y. Enos Fry.  That'd make sense in a family that has been passing down the same first name for generations.  As for the hair thing, I'm going with the recessive gene explanation.
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #14 on: 07-25-2005 11:12 »

Boltzman_Fan: You're missing the point. Enos is Yancys father. Yancy says "me and my grandfather and so on". Enos isn't named Yancy!
Smitty

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« Reply #15 on: 07-25-2005 11:36 »
« Last Edit on: 07-25-2005 11:36 »

Red hair = Red Army = Commies.

If Fry's dad did have red hair, he would have got rid of it as soon as he could.
futz
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« Reply #16 on: 07-25-2005 11:53 »

Or he's one of a set of twins, etc.
Boltzmann_Fan

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« Reply #17 on: 07-25-2005 21:00 »

GreyThinkyWhale: You're right, and maybe I should actually read stuff before I post it next time. That's why you're a giant brain and I'm a senile, confused professor.  smile
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