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ShortRoundMcfly

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« on: 09-27-2004 12:56 »

What do you think are times when Fry is at his smartest. Not counting anything under the influence of the egg salad parasites.

I would probably have to say his line in "The cryonic woman".

"I don't regret this, but I both rue and lement it."

It was witty, and also displayed a large vocabulary.
Philp_J_Fry

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« Reply #1 on: 09-27-2004 13:09 »

I think he seemed smarter during DHAIPT.

When he sang:
 
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Destiny has cheated me by forcing me to decide upon,
The woman that I idolise,
Or the hands of an automaton,
Without these hands I can't complete the opera that was captivating her...

                 
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #2 on: 09-27-2004 13:36 »

I stand corrected.  This is the hardest most thread on the board, not "Fry's dumbest moment." 

That said, excluding "Parasites Lost," I vote for his defeat of the Big Brain in TDTESS.  Sure, it was a crappy book, but it was a damn clever idea.
Hedonism Bot

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« Reply #3 on: 09-27-2004 13:40 »

Allowing Nibbler to push him into the cryogenic tube. Also, what Nerd-o-Rama said.
Local Jerseyan

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« Reply #4 on: 09-27-2004 14:30 »

Yeah, gotta go with TDTESS (despite him holding the megaphone backwards earlier) and The Devil's Hands.

I also think in the Cyber House Rules, when he's running down the list of everyone's "severe mental and social" problems. Of course, until he says "I already did!"
Foot_Knight

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« Reply #5 on: 09-27-2004 20:43 »

While he was frozen were his smartest moments in the series I'd venture to say.

Seriously though, "I don't regret this, but I both rue and lement it.", was uncharacteristically smart of Fry.
VoVat

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« Reply #6 on: 09-27-2004 20:55 »

I wouldn't say it was his smartest moment, but along the vocabulary lines, he knew the proper plural of "symposium."
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #7 on: 09-27-2004 21:26 »

I think he was very intellegent the entire "The Sting" episode. He was very kind and romantic to Leela and really didnt act horribly stupid as he's been known to do.
Local Jerseyan

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« Reply #8 on: 09-27-2004 22:59 »

Fry sometimes surprises me. Like when he showed Leela that he learned to pilot the ship in TKOS. He's just got those moments.

And I don't think this is a hardest thread on the board, since these moments don't occur too often.  tongue
newhook_1

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« Reply #9 on: 09-27-2004 23:20 »

I think he was fairly intelligent in Leela's Homeworld. Figuring out who Leela's parents were and all.
Venus

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« Reply #10 on: 09-27-2004 23:34 »

"and for one brief moment, i felt the heartbeat of creation and it was one with my own."

Rather poetic if you ask me.
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #11 on: 09-28-2004 00:25 »

Yeah, and later on in the same speech he says "blassÚ". I have no clue if that's correct or not.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #12 on: 09-28-2004 00:38 »

He was able to successfully save everybody from the fire in Three Hundred Big Boys and put out the fire, without screwing up.
David A

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« Reply #13 on: 09-28-2004 03:35 »

 
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Originally posted by ShortRoundMcfly:
I would probably have to say his line in "The cryonic woman".

"I don't regret this, but I both rue and lement it."

It was witty, and also displayed a large vocabulary.

 
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Originally posted by Foot_Knight:
Seriously though, "I don't regret this, but I both rue and lement it.", was uncharacteristically smart of Fry.

 
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Originally posted by VoVat:
I wouldn't say it was his smartest moment, but along the vocabulary lines, he knew the proper plural of "symposium."

 
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Originally posted by ShortRoundMcfly:
Yeah, and later on in the same speech he says "blassÚ". I have no clue if that's correct or not.

Despite his lack of smarts in general, Fry does have a rather extensive vocabulary.  There's a whole thread about it here.

 
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Originally posted by Hedonism Bot:
Allowing Nibbler to push him into the cryogenic tube.

That displayed wisdom more than intelligence, I think.

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
"and for one brief moment, i felt the heartbeat of creation and it was one with my own."

Rather poetic if you ask me.

I agree.  I also really like how Bender and Amy insist that they feel that way all the time.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
Jicannon

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« Reply #14 on: 09-28-2004 09:37 »

He was smart in A Biclops Built for Two when he was able to figure out Alkazar's plan and bring all of his fianceÚs to Leela's wedding.
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #15 on: 09-28-2004 11:06 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
He was able to successfully save everybody from the fire in Three Hundred Big Boys and put out the fire, without screwing up.

I always thought that was more of a physical feat, rather then an intellectual moment.

I suppose the 100th cup of coffee might have gave him some kind of "clarity".
TheLesbianLeela

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« Reply #16 on: 09-28-2004 13:37 »

This links should by interesting:

Fry did something smart!?!?
Fry's intelligent vocabulary
Could Fry actually be smart?

(They are all a bit old, but there's maybe some interesting text.)

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Fry: "I love symposia!"
(From "A big ball of Garbage", as far as I can remember.)
Pretty impressive that Fry knows the correct (Latin) plural of symposium.
Fry1077

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« Reply #17 on: 09-28-2004 14:15 »

Well after reading all of the replies I say that Fry does something smart than he cancles it out by doing something stupid, like in TDTESS he saved the earth an he talked in to the mega phone the worng way. of course saving the earth is way bigger than the mega phone thing   wink
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #18 on: 09-28-2004 18:43 »

In "I, Roomate", when Fry actually manages to wake up from a sound sleep without rolling off the table.
boognish

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« Reply #19 on: 09-29-2004 01:09 »

In "The Series Has Landed" when he says "He wasn't an astronaut, he was a TV comedian, and he was just using space travel as a metaphor for beating his wife!"
Jaswahhihi

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« Reply #20 on: 09-29-2004 15:16 »

In A Roswell that ends well he realises that bender isnt stuck 1000 years in the past.
And in a Lesser of 2 evils he says the exact oppisite, that if he ever wanted too go back too the past he would just freeze himself again. So it shows hes learned some of the laws of time and space!
Futurama Nerd

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« Reply #21 on: 09-30-2004 00:12 »

In BGM where Fry is trying to shoot the mob car while steering the PE ship at the same time using floss. That was creative.  smile

When life gives you lemons, throw it at the nearest person.
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #22 on: 09-30-2004 03:32 »

I'm gonna agree with Newhook ... I think Fry was at his smartest in "Leela's Homeworld".  Many of you also talk about some pretty damn smart Fry moments ... his rather extensive vocabulary, and just about any time he does something heroic (with the exception of giving Leela his air in LaR - very brave, but not uber-intelligent). 
feralHuman

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« Reply #23 on: 09-30-2004 11:31 »

Nothing beats blasting through your own shields in Space Invaders, much to the objection and horror of your 'lesser' mates. A tactic born only from the twisted minds of genius madmen.  big grin
Hedonism Bot

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« Reply #24 on: 09-30-2004 11:51 »

I did that, too!  big grin

I think that giving up his oxygen was fairly intelligent, as he knew that Leela was more important than him at that point, and it would just waste time trying to convince her. He probably didn't think about it that much, though.
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #25 on: 09-30-2004 17:28 »

That's a good point.  I was in part looking at it from my firefighter perspective - a dead hero is a useless hero.  It was good thinking that he knew he wouldn't be able to deactivate the ship himself, but I think he was more concerned with Leela's well-being. (Oh, and yay ... LaR is on tonight!)

I think I shot through my own shields when I played Space Invaders, but it's been so long since I've played, that I can't remember.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #26 on: 10-01-2004 13:48 »
« Last Edit on: 10-07-2004 00:00 »

   
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Originally posted by boognish:
In "The Series Has Landed" when he says "He wasn't an astronaut, he was a TV comedian, and he was just using space travel as a metaphor for beating his wife!"

Actually, I think that just shows how much TV he watches.  Remember in When Aliens Attack, he knew about Jenny McNell.  But hey, he used his TV knowledge to save the world, that has to be something.

I Second That Emotion, he was able to come up with the idea that if Leela cared less about Nibbler, Bender would be able to save Nibbler.

Homyguy Z

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« Reply #27 on: 10-06-2004 22:11 »

I get the feeling that Fry has the capacity to be intelligent and resourceful, he's just been so conditioned to let his brain kind of go on autopilot that it only peeks through every once in a while.

"Hey, I'm getting one of those things. You know, a headache with pictures."
"An idea?"
"Mmm! Mmm mmm!"
Zipy_Googlemire

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« Reply #28 on: 10-07-2004 22:46 »

I thought him composing a whole opera took some serious brain power. all he needed was the right set of hands but the know how was already there.
megaton

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« Reply #29 on: 10-10-2004 00:13 »

 
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Originally posted by VoVat:
I wouldn't say it was his smartest moment, but along the vocabulary lines, he knew the proper plural of "symposium."

oh, and all this time i thought there was a joke there -- like fry thought "symposium" was a food or a brand of cola or something.

turns out i'm just stupid   hmpf
airbagfailure

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« Reply #30 on: 10-10-2004 00:48 »

I think his most intelligent moment was in 'time keeps on slippin' when he moved the stars to show leela how much he loves her...

it was such a sweet moment..

Oh...i love fry....
FemJesse

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« Reply #31 on: 10-11-2004 11:57 »
« Last Edit on: 10-11-2004 11:57 »

I think when he went back to the past to stop himself from going back, and realized that the same thing would happen all over again, told Nibbler that Scooty Puff Jr. sucks might have been his smartest moment...
cause then he could save the future he loves so much, and not have to die for it.

 
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Originally posted by Zoidberg227:
I'm gonna agree with Newhook ... I think Fry was at his smartest in "Leela's Homeworld".  Many of you also talk about some pretty damn smart Fry moments ... his rather extensive vocabulary, and just about any time he does something heroic (with the exception of giving Leela his air in LaR - very brave, but not uber-intelligent). 

I'll argue that he was smart enough to know who had to live if there was a chance... like when the airplane oxygen masks drop, the stewardess says "fix yours before passengers who are unable to help themselves" because obviously if you suffocate then your children are screwed as well.
seymorenibbler
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« Reply #32 on: 10-11-2004 12:30 »

Frys best moment is in The Day The Earth Stood Stupid! cause he saves everyone from giant floatin brains and no one believes him cause they dont remember!
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #33 on: 10-11-2004 17:50 »
« Last Edit on: 10-11-2004 17:50 »

FJ - right.  I said later on though that the firefighter in me took over, and the mantra "a dead hero is a useless hero" was going through my mind at the time.  I still think it was more bravery, but bravery inspired by wisdom. 

I think that makes sense.   hmpf
laroquettespine

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« Reply #34 on: 10-11-2004 22:51 »

I liked his quip about skateboarding in "The Cryonic Woman", because he knew it was clever (he even smirked about it--how often does he get to smirk?).

 
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Fry: What's death rolling?

Orowheat: It's like skateboarding.

Ice-V: Except half the time, someone dies.

Fry: Oh, so it's a little safer than skateboarding.

[smirk}
firemaniac

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« Reply #35 on: 10-11-2004 23:53 »

I think the smartest Fry has ever been was in  Time Keeps on Sipping when he rearanges the stars to say "I Love You Leela". It mad Leela fall in love with him and they ended up married.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #36 on: 10-12-2004 01:17 »

Fry was unusually smart in FOABP - evading the free blast of searing hot resin. Usually, he fucks up big with robot stuff, as witness in TLOTE, when he makes comments that make him seem like a robo-perv.
Probulator

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« Reply #37 on: 10-12-2004 01:46 »
« Last Edit on: 10-12-2004 01:46 »

FuturamaNerd mentioned the episode where Leela was blinded, and Fry took it upon himself to steer the ship and was actually doing a good job of it. This may be due to his video game experience, but is he smart enough to learn how do something watching someone else doing it?
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #38 on: 10-12-2004 01:50 »
« Last Edit on: 10-12-2004 01:50 »

   
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Originally posted by Probulator:
(Godfellas?)

Nope, Bender Gets Made.  Nice guess, though.

Also, he wrote a frickin' opera!  Sure, he may not have known a damn thing about actually writing music until he got those animatronic fiddle-playing hands, but he wrote a frickin' opera!  It takes more than manual dexterity to come up with that.  Even if his lyrics sucked.
Nibblonian

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« Reply #39 on: 10-17-2004 09:37 »

It just occured to me that he knew where his medula oblongata (sp?) was in Parasites Lost. That was kinda smart, on his level of intellegence.
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