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fryfanSpyOrama

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« on: 04-06-2004 00:40 »

If Amy's rich than why was the PE always concerned about money.  In Bender Gets Made, they are given a huge bill and say they couldn't pay it.  Why didn't Amy just take care of the bill?

In Futurestock, why are they concerned about going bankrupt, if Amy's loaded.  She even said, "I'm sligthly richer!" when her stocks said she was a millionaire. 

In Issue 5 of the Futurama comic book, the PE crew needs to make million dollars or they lose the company.  Once again Amy could step in and save the day, but doesn't.

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« Reply #1 on: 04-06-2004 00:48 »

You think she wants to spend any of that money on an internship she landed at a crummy delivery company owned by a crackpot old man?

Besides, its funnier when they get bailed out in some crazy way.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #2 on: 04-06-2004 00:51 »

She spend $80,000 on a car that originally was $50,000 on PYHOMS.  She's not good managing her money.  I just wish she used it to her advantage.  You think she could have at least pay for her food in Bender Gets Made.

I still Love her anyway, to the extent a person can love an animated character which is still considered healthy
Alliteration

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« Reply #3 on: 04-06-2004 00:54 »

Yes that probably explains it, she is rather terrible at money management, plus, she buys corrupt help.

In one of the comics, her PDA was embezzling from PE.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #4 on: 04-06-2004 00:56 »

Which issue was that?
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« Reply #5 on: 04-06-2004 00:57 »

Well, the good point is that Amy wouldn't be spending her money on PE, let alone something like Bender's bail fund! (think Fishful of dollars) So that's basically the reason.
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« Reply #6 on: 04-06-2004 01:20 »

Perhaps Amy doesn't have access to the money.  Her parents were the one that paid for the car, and that was the only major purchase that I can think of.  If she depends on her parents for financial purposes (until she gets married, knowing Inez and Leo), she would need to go through them for any major expenditures.  Do you think the ranchers Wong will bail out her loser friends?
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #7 on: 04-06-2004 01:22 »

Leela mentioned Amy having A Billion Dollar Trust Fund
Ranadok

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« Reply #8 on: 04-06-2004 01:44 »

I thought it was Billionaire Trust Fund (this is from PYHOMS, right?).
Blackadder11

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« Reply #9 on: 04-06-2004 02:33 »

The trust fund idea makes sense. Remember Xmas story, where Amy was poorer than Zoidberg?
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« Reply #10 on: 04-06-2004 12:54 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
If Amy's rich than why was the PE always concerned about money.  In Bender Gets Made, they are given a huge bill and say they couldn't pay it.  Why didn't Amy just take care of the bill?



Do you see a purse?  Or anywhere to put a wallet, other than nature's pocket?

 
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In Futurestock, why are they concerned about going bankrupt, if Amy's loaded.  She even said, "I'm sligthly richer!" when her stocks said she was a millionaire.


 
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« Reply #11 on: 04-06-2004 13:06 »

 
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...other than nature's pocket?

Haha  laff

My guess would be that the creators didn't want to mention it because it would upset the initial story/plot.
On the other hand, there could be a hidden sub-plot in which her parents won't give her any hand outs because as with most rich people, they're tight wads.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #12 on: 04-06-2004 13:29 »

After all, you don't become rich by spending all your money.
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« Reply #13 on: 04-06-2004 14:35 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
Which issue was that?

Issue #13. When Bender takes over the robot devil's job.
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« Reply #14 on: 04-06-2004 15:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Ranadok:
If she depends on her parents for financial purposes (until she gets married, knowing Inez and Leo), she would need to go through them for any major expenditures.

More likely until she produce a grand child.

But yeah, I agree Leo and Inez most likely have her money locked away in a trust fun, which give her a monthly payout to cover her expenses. And that appartment looked pretty expensive, as does her wardrobe (not the everyday tracksuit, but her galla dress' and junk) and stuff, plus it could be at the end of a month.

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Do you see a purse? Or anywhere to put a wallet, other than nature's pocket?

I know a place where a credit car could easily be kept, and that dress is made for easy access to that area.

Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
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« Reply #15 on: 04-06-2004 16:28 »

 
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 I know a place where a credit car could easily be kept, and that dress is made for easy access to that area.


I FIND THAT OFFENSIVE!!!!

..................well not really. Good on it mate.  laff

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« Reply #16 on: 04-06-2004 16:41 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
If Amy's rich than why was the PE always concerned about money.  In Bender Gets Made, they are given a huge bill and say they couldn't pay it.  Why didn't Amy just take care of the bill?

In Futurestock, why are they concerned about going bankrupt, if Amy's loaded.  She even said, "I'm sligthly richer!" when her stocks said she was a millionaire. 

In Issue 5 of the Futurama comic book, the PE crew needs to make million dollars or they lose the company.  Once again Amy could step in and save the day, but doesn't.


surely everybody knows someone whos loaded but every time you get inot trouble you dont just ask for money. maybe you do, maybe thats why you havent got many rich mates. besides amys a student a teachers hardly likely to ask a student to bail him out. ALSO amy isnt rich at all her parents are.
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« Reply #17 on: 04-06-2004 21:24 »
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I see two typos in Teral's post that just make it hilarious.

"Is that a credit car in your dress or are you just happy to see me?"

"We put the fun in trust fund"
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #18 on: 04-07-2004 18:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Do you see a purse? Or anywhere to put a wallet, other than nature's pocket?

Do we ever see Amy's pocket? It magically appears and disappears in TSHL.
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« Reply #19 on: 04-07-2004 21:10 »

Sweatshirts are made for pockets.  Form-hugging dresses are not.
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« Reply #20 on: 04-07-2004 21:27 »

But we don't know anything about form hugging dresses of the future.
Alliteration

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« Reply #21 on: 04-07-2004 21:38 »

Are you saying this is a "magic" dress?
canned eggs

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« Reply #22 on: 04-07-2004 22:54 »

Can't you make bank transactions in the future using just your retinal map or colonic scan?  Amy could have paid thuslywise to get out of being arrested.  Maybe she refused on principle.  Rich kids are often like that, willing to go to jail over issues like saving the rainforest and, in a word, whatnot.

The Futurestock bit I think is less of an issue, because if I had a billion dollars, I wouldn't sink it into a crappy delivery company I don't really need.
Venus

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« Reply #23 on: 04-08-2004 02:25 »

i always wondered why in Bendin In The Wind after they lost all of their cash why didn't they just go to the atm. I can see Fry and Zoidberg not having access to an atm but not Amy or Leela.
Gorky

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« Reply #24 on: 04-09-2004 09:56 »

I think that the main reason that Amy doesn't give them money is this: without the struggle and need for money, the afore mentioned episodes would be boring. I mean, almost everyone can relate to having some kind of money trouble. If the Planet Express crew simply got all of their money from the rich intern, we couldn't relate to that aspect of the show anymore.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #25 on: 04-09-2004 10:28 »

"We're not as rich as everyone thinks."

There you go, the reason Amy doesn't go around spending all her money. She doesn't want people to know.
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« Reply #26 on: 04-09-2004 10:44 »

 
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Originally posted by Ranadok:
...Her parents were the one that paid for the car...

"My parents said if I got all 'B's this year they'd buy me a bar, and I got all C's"

If Amy had money then she would have been able to buy both on her own. That's my thinking.

Then again, early on in the season (TSHL) she had enough money to buy hundreds of games on the claw machine. I suppose that's just small change/they hadn't worked out that she was rich by then (Her wealth wasn't mentioned until Mars University, was it?)

TheLampIncident

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« Reply #27 on: 04-09-2004 11:16 »

"Wait a minute, Amy Wong? Of the Mars Wongs?"
"We're not as rich as everyone says"
"Oh yeah? What sorority do you belong to?"
"Kappa Kappa Wong..."

It was mentioned right at her entrance.
Bay

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« Reply #28 on: 04-09-2004 11:43 »

Ahh, my mistake. I'm out of my depths with you uber geeks.
Gorky

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« Reply #29 on: 04-09-2004 13:23 »

Hey! 'ubergeeks' is such a strong word! We prefer the term 'losers with nothing better to do'.

Actually, TheLampIncident brings up a good point. Perhaps the Wongs aren't all that rich. But then again, how could they own so much of Mars, a large buggalo herd and a spacious estate?
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« Reply #30 on: 04-09-2004 13:31 »

I think the "we're not as rich as everyone thinks" is completely invalidated by the fact that they have their own sorority.
Ranadok

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« Reply #31 on: 04-09-2004 15:05 »
« Last Edit on: 04-09-2004 15:05 »

and half of the stinking planet, no?
Alliteration

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« Reply #32 on: 04-09-2004 15:29 »

Amy's dad(can't recall name)- "We own the entire Western Hemisphere, that the best hemisphere"

Professor- "It's the same on earth"

TheLampIncident

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« Reply #33 on: 04-09-2004 15:32 »

I just don't think Amy wanted people to know she was terribly rich.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #34 on: 04-09-2004 15:37 »

When you have a stamping gun for stuff that's not your property, you're pretty f'n rich.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #35 on: 04-09-2004 19:39 »

 
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Originally posted by Nasty Pasty:
When you have a stamping gun for stuff that's not your property, you're pretty f'n rich.

That was her parents who had that though, not Amy herself.

fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #36 on: 05-21-2004 02:32 »

Still you think, I wish Futurama provided a more information to why she couldn't step in with her money.  In Bendin' in the Wind, Amy money was ruined in the wash, which is explains why she along with Fry Leela and Zoidberg were pour throughout the tour.
dimension_8

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« Reply #37 on: 05-21-2004 16:42 »

Well Amy isn't really the sharing caring type of character so she probably wouldn't want to spend her money for the other characters misfortunes. Also maybe her parents forbid her to spend their fortune on her "weirdo" co-workers
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« Reply #38 on: 07-11-2004 20:16 »
« Last Edit on: 08-09-2004 00:00 »

Amy's parents probably have Amy's money, after all, they paid for the car in PYHOMS.

Or, The writers didn't want that to happen  because it is funnier when they somehow get away with stuff using stuff other than money.

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« Reply #39 on: 07-12-2004 15:58 »

I agree with dimension_8, Amy is greedy....plus she's a little ditzy and wouldn't think of paying off the bills herself.
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