Do we know what the stillbirth/viability ratio is for mutants?
The show will never address that kind of statistic. It's way too depressing for a comedy. And it wouldn't be funny at all, unlike most deaths (Lucy Liu-bot, Steve Castle, Dr. Nick from "The Simpsons"). It would either have to be mentioned off-canon (commentary or Q&A panel) or the issue would have to be smoothed over.
I wonder if fry and leela had a kid, how many eyes it would have, and if it would inherit any mutant genes on its maternal grandparents side (like tentacles or sideways jaws).
I doubt that the mutant traits of Leela's ancestors will reoccur if she were to reproduce with Fry. Unless the conspirators are correct about Fry and Leela being cousins, Fry is highly unlikely to be a carrier of those traits. Leela is a carrier of tentacle arms, arachnid jaw, and fur allergies, but those particular traits aren't going to reoccur unless if those traits are carried in the DNA of her mate. Those traits certainly weren't strong enough to show in Leela, and they'll only be approximately twice as week in an offspring between Fry and Leela. However, this doesn't mean that Leela's offspring can't inherit her single, gigantic eye, her purple hair, her elbow-talons, her monthly animate butt boil, her large feet, or her larger-than-average nose.
We also have to remember that Futurama is still a comedy television show. Though Futurama has had some very accurate moments that has made the scientific community proud, Futurama is still a comedy. The real "physics" of genetics may be ignored in favor of what's going to be funnier/more attractive.
Tentacles maybe, or perhaps some other random mutation which skipped a few generations. As for eyes; three eyes if it's a boy, two if it's a girl...
Possible, maybe. Who knows?
If anybody ever took the time to read my long-winded post on the Shipping thread, then you'll see what my argument is about the eyes of their offspring.
While I wouldn't like this prospect, it would be interesting
if the couple had a child that had one eye with two pupils or two eye sockets that share the same eyeball... A bit disgusting, yes, and I don't think that is biologically possible.
This leads into what I was gonna make for my next topic but since it's been brought up. How in the ruddy hell can Bender have kids?
We'll find out soon enough.
Hm...Leela deciding against having kids because she fears mutations?
Hm..dunno if that's really on character. That would be as if Leela said a mutant life is not worth living. And as mutants have access to the surface right now, and she probably considers her own life (and also that of her parents, fellow mutants, etc...) worth living, too...
I'm sure Leela will have her qualms initially, but she'll probably reassure herself that she could be a great mother to her child(ren). There are other issues that could be more pertinent to her, such as whether she is qualified to be a good mother, whether she wants to be a mother and enter a lifelong commitment, and whether she can physically and emotionally handle child-rearing.
Given Fry's non-Leela adventures it's possible he has one or more offspring out there somewhere other than his father. I can see Morgan having one but not saying anything about it for a while so the child can be raised "properly". Michelle could have had one but I don't think she would have let Fry forget it for a second.
Fry definitely did not get Michelle pregnant. Michelle wouldn't mentioned it when she came to the future in "The Cryonic Woman", and the two haven't slept with each other since the 20th century.
Morgan was such a brief fling. While she did make an appearance in "The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings", nothing has led me to believe she had a baby. Besides, I'm sure she knew to take the morning-after pill or got an abortion...
I'm not sure but wasn't there a line somewhere in the latest Season (6b) about Amy having an at least one abortion and she and Fry exchange odd looks. Might be getting that confused with another show but I seem to remember that with my brain meats.
That's interesting if it were true. But I'm 99% sure there was no mention of such. But I'd be gobsmacked if you were to prove me wrong.
Fry: Oh, it's just that I love Leela something awful. Do you think a space-age dame like her would ever marry a two-bit, low-life delivery boy like me an' also I 'ave bad posture and severe financial problems?
Bender: Have you tried gettin' 'er pregnant?
Fry: Gosh, yes. I've tried an' tried, but, so far, I only got Amy pregnant.
When I heard this quote, I became floored with fangasm-ish feeling. Moving along...
The thing about the episode that makes me think the events that transpired were partially canon was the fact that later segments were dependent on the earlier segments. It makes me wonder if Fry actually did propose to Leela.
While the last line was really for laughs, I still deduct from the questionable canon whether or not Leela can even conceive
a child at all- by a mutant or non-mutant mate...