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Feminist

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« on: 07-11-2006 00:48 »

Why when fry claims hes from the past everyone treats him like hes crazy???

it doesnt seem too out their expesially since in one of the episodes a guy from the 80's comes out of the freezer thing and fry's girlfriend nd that celeberaty....

but yeah...shouldnt it be be just whatever to the people of the future??
it seems like pretty common goings on...
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #1 on: 07-11-2006 00:55 »

Off the top of my head, the only incident where insanity was associated with Fry's origin was when Farnsworth told the FDA that Fry was his uncle from the 20th century, and that was largely because of the age discrepancy.  Aside from that, I'm not sure what you're referring to.
GroeningRocks

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« Reply #2 on: 07-11-2006 17:14 »

I don't think it is something that is that common. If you remember there were only about 10 crytogenic (or however you spell it) chambers and in most of them people (mostly celebs) are frozen for about 1,000 years so about 10 people are unfrozen every 1000 years
Feminist

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« Reply #3 on: 07-12-2006 02:07 »

a;so when the pizzarias uncovered nd he tells the lady that he's from the future...
Gopher

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« Reply #4 on: 07-12-2006 02:39 »

You've been watching Adult Swim, haven't you?

I don't think she actually thought he was crazy, she was just annoyed that he was contradicting her, the "expert" tour guide. Tour guides are like that, they hate it when those on the tour expand upon what they've said or, god forbid, correct something they got wrong.
Invader Jenny

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« Reply #5 on: 08-07-2006 11:42 »

 
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If you remember there were only about 10 crytogenic (or however you spell it) chambers and in most of them people (mostly celebs) are frozen for about 1,000 years so about 10 people are unfrozen every 1000 years


Actually if you go back and look, Fry fell into chamber #49 or something like that.  I'm sure there were hundreds of chambers on dozens of floors.  It's a big building.
tyraniak

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« Reply #6 on: 08-07-2006 13:44 »

Well in "A Fishful of Dollars" the lady at the bank was nice to him and still had a dusty ATM machine, so she helped him out and they wouldn't have ATMs unless they'd expect some people from the past
TheGlob

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« Reply #7 on: 08-07-2006 13:56 »

Yes, I could See How Tyraniak Has A point.
TomAllen

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« Reply #8 on: 08-08-2006 11:58 »

Also, the future has cryogenic support groups.  Fry went to one in "Future Stock", as they had good munchies.  Zoidberg, of course, was shut out.

Further, I have a hard time thinking of any episode where his birth century makes him "insane".  The museum scientists take him at his word when he tells them about Seymour.  An even more convincing example is "A Big Piece of Garbage."  Mayor Poopenmeyer commends Fry because, "If not for your 20th century garbage-making skills, we'd all be buried under 20th century garbage."

Xanfor

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« Reply #9 on: 08-09-2006 13:46 »

Well, Fry is less knowledgable about the 30th century, and people don't seem to take that into account what working with him, so they could just reat him 'lower', if you will, than others, simply because to them, he seems stupid. The fact that his stupidity is caused by the fact that he's from the past is an irrelevant matter.

You may also note that people do respect him. Perhaps on the same level as the professor. You see, Fry is the only member of Planet Express, except for perhaps Zoidberg, who might not count because alien customs are different, whom everyone at Planet Express addresses by his surname, 'Fry'. Any questions? Leela, Hermes, Amy, and Bender are all refered to by their given names. Hmm?

I'll let you guys make the next move. But remember, it may be your last.  wink

tyraniak

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« Reply #10 on: 08-09-2006 14:06 »

Well, Fry doesn't know much about the 30th century, but 30th century people don't always get the 20th century correct, like in "Bendin in the wind" they'd refer to the van as Led Zeppelin or a Jefferson Airplane, plus they assume Jackie Gleason was the first astronaut.

As for Fry being addressed by last name, I don't know if it's out of respect, it's more like certain people who are more commonly addressed by last name than first, after all, they don't call him Mr. Fry
David A

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« Reply #11 on: 08-09-2006 18:01 »

 
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Originally posted by tyraniak:
Well, Fry doesn't know much about the 30th century, but 30th century people don't always get the 20th century correct, like in "Bendin in the wind" they'd refer to the van as Led Zeppelin or a Jefferson Airplane, plus they assume Jackie Gleason was the first astronaut.

Yeah, kinda like how most people today don't know anything about the past.  That Past-o-Rama bit in "The Lesser of Two Evils" never ceases to amuse me.

 
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As for Fry being addressed by last name, I don't know if it's out of respect, it's more like certain people who are more commonly addressed by last name than first, after all, they don't call him Mr. Fry

Yeah, people call him Fry because that's how he introduces himself.  It's just what he prefers to be called, that's all.
Futurama Llama

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« Reply #12 on: 08-17-2006 19:34 »

I know if i met him i wouldn't call him Phil.
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #13 on: 08-18-2006 13:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Futurama Llama:I know if i met him i wouldn't call him Phil.

I would, but he'd probably hate it.

I agree with Xanfor to an extent: those outside of PE who don't know about Fry's history would probably assume outright that he's just stupid for not knowing such seemingly obvious things.

As for the surname thing; I originally thought it was a sign of a lack of respect that he was called by his last name.  Obviously, if he prefers it, then it's not, but if they were really trying to hold him in higher regard, I'd imagine they'd throw in a title ("Mr." ) as well.
tyraniak

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« Reply #14 on: 08-18-2006 14:22 »

Considering even his bitch of an ex-girlfriend called him Fry, they probably don't call him by last name out of respect, only the other Fry's ever seemed to call him by first name
Futurama Llama

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« Reply #15 on: 08-19-2006 10:23 »

Hmmm....odd....is the saying of "Fry" a sign of respect or a lack of respect? If Fry has respect for himself he'd call himself Fry....paralelly or something like that.
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